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Thomas Bennett

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Probably Berkshire, England
Death: Died in Mulberry Island, Warwick, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Husband of Alice Pierce Bennett
Father of Richard (not the Governor) Bennett and Mary Jackson (Bennett)

Managed by: Patrick James Spain
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About Thomas Bennett

May have been married (and widowed) before Alice Pierce - two Thomas Bennetts are reported in the 1624 Muster, but neither one with a wife Alice (one had a wife Margery, one had no wife).

Thomas Bennett was a Member of the House of Burgesses as he represented Mulberry Island in 1632 (Burgess Journals 1619-59, p. xiii). Mulberry Island is in Warwick Co., and as Warwick's records were destroyed in the Civil War, nothing more can be found out about Thomas Bennett.

from: http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/e/n/Michael-D-Bennett/GENE14-0001.html

He does not, however, seem to have been any traceable relation to Governor Richard Bennett. The parentage and siblings provided here are speculative and hypothetical. Note that this family originates from Berkshire - Governor Bennett's family was from Somerset.

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Thomas Bennett was born CA 1587. He is listed in the 1624 census of Virginia on the S/S of the James River, near Lawne's Creek.

Shortly after this census Thomas Bennett married Alice Pierce, widow of Thomas Pierce who was killed in the Massacre of 1622 at Martin's Hundred, as their son Richard was born CA 1624/5 Thomas Pierce's wife and daughter had been reported as killed, but had survived.

In October, 1624, Elizabeth Pierce, daughter of his wife Alice, chose her "father-in-law" (stepfather) Thomas Bennett, as her guardian. On that same date, Alice Bennett testified in a trial concerning a servant who had been mistreated by her master, Mr. John Proctor, after her husband Thomas Bennett, and a Mr. Richards had carried her home. Another witness in this trial was Anthony Barham

Thomas Bennett appears as a tenant on the Governor's land, at the mouth of the Chickahominy, Jan, 1626/7. (Min. Coun. 136)

Thomas Bennett served in the House of Burgesses representing Mulberry Island in 1632. Mulberry Island is in Warwick County, whose records have been lost. No further record has been found on Thomas Bennett.

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Thomas Bennett of Warrosquoyacke's Timeline

1580
1580
England
1624
1624
Age 44
Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight, Virginia, United States
1627
1627
Age 47
Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight County, VA, USA
1628
1628
Age 48
Mulberry Island, Warwick, VA
1642
1642
Age 62
Mulberry Island, Warwick, Virginia
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