Richard Benjamin (1602 - 1689) MP

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Birthplace: Chalvington, East Sussex, England
Death: Died in Southold, Long Island, New York
Managed by: Kevin Lawrence Hanit
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About Richard Benjamin

The passenger list also shows a Richard Benjamin (bc 1602 in England). Richard was a younger brother of John. Richard settled in Watertown, MA, along with the Benjamin Family. About 1637/8 he married Anna (Simeon). Their children were: Mary (1638), Simeon (1640), Anna (1643) born in Watertown, MA. Richard became a proprietor in Watertown in 1642. The family moved to Southhold, Long Island sometime between 1645 and 1651. Richard (1645) and Simeon (1647) are believed to have been born in Southhold, Long Island. Richard Benjamin became a Freeman in 1664.

-------------------- From "The Benjamin Family in America":

Richard Benjamin came to America on the ship Lyon on September 16, 1632 and entered at the port of Boston. On this same ship were John Benjamin and his wife Abigail (Eddye) Benjamin and four small children. ...Richard was entered on the passenger list as a separate individual and was listed as having come from Heathfield, Sussex County, England. John Benjamin was listed from that same area, also. Richard took the oath of allegiance to King Charles on June 2, 1632 before leaving England. ...Recently discovered Chalvington Parish Records give baptism records for both a John and Richard Benjamin and a John Benjamin is named father for both. However there is no indication as to whether this John Benjamin is the same individual in both cases. ...Needless to say, there must have been some relationship (between John and Richard). They made a very dangerous voyage together and John seems to have taken Richard under his wing, for Richard seems to have spent his early years in the same areas that John lived in, Namely Newtowne (now Cambridge) and Watertown, Mass. Richard was named a propritor of Watertown, Mass in 1642. This is about three years before John Benjamin died in Watertown.... There is very little recorded about Richard Benjamin in the Watertown records. Apparently he married while still there, as the birth of a daughter is recorded there. About 1645 he and his family moved to Southold, Long Island, New York, where he resided until his death.

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-------------------- Richard Benjamin came to America in 1632 aboard the ship Lion, Captain Mason. He apparently came with his brother John and his family. They landed in Boston and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in the 1650s. He moved to Southold, Long Island, N.Y.

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Richard Benjamin of Long Island's Timeline

1602
July 16, 1602
Chalvington, East Sussex, England
July 18, 1602
Chalvington Par., Heathfield, Sussex, England
July 18, 1602
Chalvington Par.,Heathfield,Sussex,England
July 18, 1602
Chalvington Par., Heathfield, Sussex, England
July 18, 1602
Chalvington Par.,Heathfield,Sussex,England
1638
1638
Age 35
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1643
September 1, 1643
Age 41
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1643
Age 40
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1643
Age 40
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
1644
January 1644
Age 41
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States