Abigail Benjamin (Eddy) (c.1601 - 1687) MP

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Birthplace: Fordwich, Kent, England
Death: Died in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Managed by: Erica Isabel Howton, (c)
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About Abigail Benjamin (Eddy)

from Find A Grave Memorial# 35998107

Abigail Eddy was baptized at Cranbrook, Kent, October 1601, daughter of Rev. William Eddy of that parish; She married, by about 1620, John Benjamin (1595-1645). They came to Massachusetts Bay 16 September 1632 on the "Lyon." They first settled in Cambridge & moved to Watertown about 1643. She died at Charlestown 20 May 1687 (this date does not appear in the published Charlestown vital records, and may be from a tombstone)].

They had 8 children: John, Abigail Woodward, Mary, Joseph, Samuel, Caleb, Abel, & Joshua.

John's daughter Mary Benjamin refers in her will to "aunt Wines" and "cousin Anne Wines," indicating a connection with Barnabas Wines, whose wife Ann is also supposed to be a sister of John Eddy. This would also connect the Benjamins to SAMUEL EDDY.

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Abigail Benjamin's Timeline

1601
October 6, 1601
Fordwich, Kent, England
October 6, 1601
Cranbrooke, Kent, England
1619
1619
Age 17
England
1620
September 11, 1620
Age 18
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1624
1624
Age 22
Probably England
1626
April 10, 1626
Age 24
United Kingdom
1628
1628
Age 26
United Kingdom
1632
1632
Age 30

Came to America on the ship Lion.

1633
September 16, 1633
Age 31
Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1642
May 6, 1642
Age 40
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts