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Benjamin Fenn

Birthplace: Whiddington, Musworth, Buckinghamshire, England
Death: Died in Milford, New Haven, CT
Immediate Family:

Son of James Fenn and Alice Mallard
Husband of Sarah (Baldwin) Fenn and Susanna Wade
Father of Benjamin Fenn, Jr.; Sarah Burwell; Mary Leete; Martha Newton; Edward Fenn and 5 others
Brother of Alice Fenn

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About Hon. Benjamin Fenn


Benjamin Fenn was born in 1612 in Cheddington, County Bucks, England. He died in September of 1672 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut. He married SARAH BALDWIN in 1638 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut. Sarah Baldwin was born April 22, 1621 in Aston Clinton, Bucks, England and died April 29, 1663 in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut. After her death on Apr. 29,1663 he married 2nd with Susanna Wade.

Children by Sarah Baldwin: Benjamin, Jr. (1640), Joseph (1642), Sarah (1645), Mary (1647), and Martha (1650)

Children by Susanna: Samuel (1666-1666/67), Samuel (1667-1672 to 1674), Susanna (1669), and James (1672).

Families of Early Milford page 250 says, "He was born about 1612, perhaps, the son of Thomas and Alice (Mallard) of Cheddington, County Bucks, England. He was first at Dorchester, Mass. and removed to Milford where he had lot #3 allotted to him containing 2 acres 11 rods and 3 poles. He was deputy from Milford to the General Assembly of the New Haven colony 1653-1654, a magistrate for Milford for 9 years from 1654 to 1663; assistant 1665 to 1672; Commissioner of United Colonies of New England for the New Haven Colony with Gov. Leete in 1661 and 1663. He married

  1. 1638 Sarah Baldwin, dau. of Sylvester. She with him was admitted to the Church in Milford 20 Sept. 1640. She died 29 April 1663.
  2. 12 March 1664 Susanna Wade and she was admitted to the Church in 1650. He was a very important man in the settling of Milford, and his will which was dated 14 Sept. 1672, and inventory taken 13 Nov. 1672 leaves to my son Samuel "my dwelling house with all my lands and meadows lying or being within the Parishes of Widdington, Masworth, Ivingowing, all in Buckinghamshire, which said house and lands were given to me by will of the late Agnis S (eares) of the same Parish and shire aforesaid." His estate in England was valued at 600 Pounds sterling. There is no evidence that he ever went to England to claim the property. "


  1. Benjamin bpt 20 Sept 1640
  2. Joseph bpt 20 Nov 1642
  3. Sarah bpt Apr 1645, married Samuel Burwell
  4. Mary bpt 10 Oct 1647, died May 1701. Married (1) William Leete Jr. of Guilford, CT (2) Capt. Stephen Bradley
  5. Martha bpt 7 July 1650, married Capt. Samuel Newton
  6. Samuel born and died Feb 1665/6
  7. Samuel born 4 Sept 1667
  8. Susannah born 4 May 1669. Married (1) William Hooker (2) John Blackleach


Families of Early Milford, Connecticut (Google eBook)

Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott

Genealogical Publishing Com, 2004 - Reference - 875 pages -------------------- The Baldwin genealogy from 1500 to 1881 (1881)

Author: Baldwin, C. C. (Charles Candee), 1834-1895
Subject: Baldwin family
Publisher: Cleveland, O, [Leader printing company]
Possible copyright status: NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT

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Hon. Benjamin Fenn's Timeline

Whiddington, Musworth, Buckinghamshire, England
December 26, 1614
Age 2
Stewkley, Bucks, Eng
December 26, 1614
Age 2
Stewkley, Bucks, Eng
Age 27
Milford, Middlesex, Connecticut
Age 28
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
November 20, 1642
Age 30
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
April 1, 1645
Age 33
Milford, New Haven Colony, (Present Connecticut), (Present USA)
October 10, 1647
Age 35
Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Age 38
Milford, New Haven, CT
Age 39