Freegrace Bendall (1635 - 1676)

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Death: Died
Occupation: Clerk to the Supreme Court
Managed by: Linda Thompson, (c)
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About Freegrace Bendall

The individuals named in this and allied messages are descendants of Edward Bendall (1608-1659) from Kersey (Suffolk) who, with his first wife Ann, were part of the Winthrop fleet of 1630. Freegrace Bendall (1636-1676) was clerk to the Supreme Court; he and wife Mary died in 1676, leaving 8 children; Reform Bendall (1639-) married in England in 1656, Hopefor Bendall (1641-1710), merchant in the service of the East India Company, member of the Royal Africa Company and the Company of Mine Adventurers of England, had a manor house at Mile End, was granted a coat of arms in 1692; his son Hopefor (1685-1728) was also a merchant and Collector of HM Customs on Antigua. Ephraim Bendall (1648-) seems to have been a merchant trading at Surat (Gujarat, India). References to this family can be in, for example: A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May 1692 by James Savage, Boston 1860; The History and Antiquities of Boston From Its Settlement in 1630 to the Year 1770 by Samuel G Drake, Luther Stevens, Boston 1856; Winthrop's Boston, Portrait of a Puritan Town 1630-1649 by Darrett B Rutman, University of NC Press: Chapel Hill, 1965; History of the Island of Antigua by Vere Langford Oliver, 1898. Allied to this family are those of: Martyn, Littlehales, Baker and Noyes in which the forename ‘Bendall’ appears. (Baker Street, London and Bendall Mews, St Marylebone, London come from the Littlehales/Baker branch.)

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