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Benjamin Crispe

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Frisby, Lincolnshire, England
Death: Died in Watertown, MA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Crispe and Dorathie Crispe (Thompson)
Husband of Bridget Crispe and Joanna Longley (& Crisp) (Goffe)
Father of Elizabeth Lawrence; Mary Green; Mary Parrish; Jonathan Crispe; Deliverance Longley and 3 others

Occupation: Mason
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About Benjamin Crispe

Benjamin Crispe was a mason by trade, a servant of Maj. Edward Gibbons, and a proprietor of Watertown, Massachusetts.

Crispe arrived in the colonies in 1629 to serve as a servant to Maj. Gibbons in 1629. He was likely part of the major's 1635 expedition to explore the mouth of the Connecticut River, which resulted in the founding of the Saybrooke Colony, later part of the Connecticut Colony and in the area now known as Old Saybrook, Connecticut.

Crispe owned land in both Groton and Watertown, Massachusetts. On May 24, 1681, the selectmen of Watertown chose him to be caretaker of the meetinghouse as well as poundkeeper, at a salary of 4 10 s.

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Benjamin Crispe's Timeline

1611
1611
Frisby, Lincolnshire, England
1635
1635
Age 24
Watertown,Middlesex,Massachusetts,USA
1636
January 8, 1636
Age 25
Watertown, (Present Middlesex County), Massachusetts Bay Colony
1638
May 20, 1638
Age 27
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
May 20, 1638
Age 27
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
1640
January 29, 1640
Age 29
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1641
February 14, 1641
Age 30
1645
January 21, 1645
Age 34
1647
1647
Age 36
1650
1650
Age 39
Watertown, Middlesex, MA, USA