Benjamin Arnold, Sr.

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Benjamin Arnold, Sr.

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: New Kent, VA, USA
Death: circa 1721 (53-69)
Hanover, VA, USA
Place of Burial: King William, VA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Anthony Arnold, III and Johanna Arnold
Husband of Anne Arnold
Father of Anne Hannah Temple; Rachel Arnold and Col Benjamin Arnold, II
Brother of Anthony Arnold, II; Catherine Gwathmey and Ann Arnold

Managed by: James Fred Patin, Jr.
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About Benjamin Arnold, Sr.

In 1683, Benjamin Arnold was a signer of a petition for St. Stephens Parish, New Kent County (now King and Queen County), Virginia. in 1688, he received a 1,200-acre home plantation on the Mattaponi River at Rickahock from his father, by virtue of a re-grant.

In the early 1690s, Benjamin made a pact with the Chickahomini Indians whereby they gave him 1,800 acres at Pamunkey Neck in return for 600 acres between the Mattaponi and Rappahannock Rivers.

In 1702 he was living in King William County, Virginia, acting as sub-sheriff. He later lived at Presque Isle on the Mattaponi River, near his brother Anthony Arnold, Jr. This land bordered that of John Hurt and Robert Bird.

In 1703, Benjamin was granted 1,770 acres lying between Hickory Creek and the Mattaponi River.

It appears that Benjamin was living in King William County until his death. in 1725, his widow gave property to her daughter, which showed the daughter's maiden name rather than her married name of Temple.

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Benjamin Arnold, Sr.'s Timeline

New Kent, VA, USA
Age 12
England, United Kingdom
Age 20
Age 59
Bedford County, Virginia, United States
Age 61
Hanover, VA, USA
King William, VA, USA