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Benjamin Coddington

Birthplace: Woodbridge, MIddlesex, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States
Place of Burial: First Presbyterian Churchyard, Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ
Immediate Family:

Son of John Coddington and Anna Coddington
Husband of Mary Coddington and Mary Coddington
Father of Benjamin Coddington; Thomas Coddington; Isaac Coddington; Reuben Coddington; Berzillah (Coddington) Conger (1732-1794) and 16 others
Brother of John Coddington; Hannah Coddington and Sarah Codrick
Half brother of James Coddington

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About Benjamin Coddington

Benjamin Coddington

  • Born: 8 Oct 1680, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey,
  • Died: 18 Apr 1753, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey
  • Buried: First Pres. Cmty, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Father: John Coddington (1653-After 1715)
  • Mother: Anna Gardner (1654-1690)
  • Marriage (1): Mary I in 1701 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey, USA
  • Marriage (2): Mary II before 1729


Benjamin Coddington, b. at Woodbridge, NJ. 8 Oct. 1680, d. there 18 Apr. 1753 (gravestone, with dates, still standing in Presbyterian Churchyard, Woodbridge). He was called a "yeoman," and served in 1715 as a soldier in the Middlesex militia, in Col. Thomas Farmer's Regiment. He married two wives, both named "Mary" (and the surname of neither one is known), and by them had 22 children....Benjamin Coddington's will was dated 26 May 1750 and probated 19 May 1753 (original will on file in NJ State Archives)." (John I. Coddington letter to Charles W. Coddington, 9 June, 1969).

Christened Sep 8, 1680, Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., NJ. His father, in his will, deeded to his son, Benjamin, three score acres of upland and eight acres of meadow, together with houses, fences, orchards, gardens dated 28 Apr 1713.

"His tombstone could be seen in 1892 in the Presbyterian Cemetery at Woodbridge. It bore this inscription:

Here lyes ye body

of Ben Jamin Codington Aged 73 years

Dec'd April ye 18th 1753

Next to this tombstone is one bearing this inscription: John, son of Benjamin and Mary Codington dec'd July ye 20th 1733 Aged 14 years 4 mos & 20 Ds. Adjoining the tombstone of Benjamin and John stands one having this inscription:

lyeth ye

of Isaac--dington

who departed this life

May the 31st 1729"

(Herbert G. Coddington, 1907: 8)

Dear Norman, An abstract of the will of the father of this Mary Coddington is found on page 63 of the NJ "Calendar of Wills, 1751-1760".

"Benjamin Codington, Sr., of Woodbridge, Middlesex County, yeoman" wrote his will on 26 May 1750. The will was proved on 19 May 1753. The original is to be found in Liber F2, page 120. In the will Benjamin names his wife "Mary". He then enumerates his abundant children and thoughtfully includes the names of his daughters' spouses:

Margaret, wife of Abner Wright Sarah, wife of William Oliver Mary, wife of William Pangburn Martha, wife of Jonathan Frazee Elizabeth, wife of Solomon Bycount Lydia, wife of Job Couger, Jr. Zillah, wife of Enoch Couger Rebecca Mary (called Mary Codington) Sabrah Elizabeth Codington Benjamin Thomas Isaac John Ashur Uzziah Joatham Reuben

The executors were Benjamin's wife with sons Benjamin and Isaac. The witnesses were Francis Everitt, William Messenger, and Thomas Chapman.

The inventory was taken on 30 Apr 1753 by Isaac Prall and William Moore. The estate was worth 171 Pounds and 5 shillings.

"WILLIAM PANGBURN (b. about 1704; d. 1759, Woodbridge, New Jersey) married about 1727, MARY CODDINGTON. Her father was BENJAMIN CODDINGTON, b. 1680 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. WILLIAM PANGBURN was apparently a child of EDMUND PANGBURN (who died 1711, Woodbridge, NJ) and LYDIA ________. Does anyone have any further background on these people -- their parents, siblings, children, etc.?"

bullet Noted events in his life were:

• He signed a will on 26 May 1750 in Trenton, Mercer Co., New Jersey. 206,209 Mentions wife Mary, children Margaret, wife of Abner Wright, Sarah, wife of William Oliver, Mary, wife of William Pangburn, Martha, wife of Jonathan Frazee, Elizabeth, wife of Solomon Bycount, Lydia, wife of Job Couger, Jr., Zillah, wife of Enoch Couger, Rebecca Mary (called Mary Codington), Sabrah, Elizabeth Codington, Benjamin, Thomas, Isaac, John, Ashu,r Uzziah, Joatham, and Reuben.

• He had an estate probated on 17 May 1753.

Benjamin married Mary I, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, in 1701 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey. (Mary I was born Ca 1683 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey and died in 1722-1729 in Woodbridge, Middlesex Co., New Jersey.)

Lewis M. Coddington mentions also a second "Elizabeth, probably died young."

Benjamin next married Mary II before 1729.


Mary I

   * Margaret CODDINGTON
   * Benjamin CODDINGTON Jr.+
   * Martha CODDINGTON+
   * Thomas CODDINGTON+
   * Elizabeth CODDINGTON
   * Rebecca CODDINGTON

Mary II

   * Isaac CODDINGTON+
   * Lydia CODDINGTON+
   * Berzillah CODDINGTON+
   * Uzziah CODDINGTON+
   * Asher CODDINGTON+
   * Jotham CODDINGTON+
   * Reuben CODDINGTON+
   * Sabrah CODDINGTON
   * Elizabeth CODDINGTON

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Benjamin Coddington's Timeline

October 8, 1680
Woodbridge, MIddlesex, New Jersey, United States
May 6, 1705
Age 24
Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, USA
May 7, 1706
Age 25
Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, USA
Age 25
Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, USA
Age 27
April 10, 1711
Age 30
Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, USA
November 27, 1712
Age 32
Woodbridge Township, Middlesex, NJ, USA
January 31, 1719
Age 38
Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ, USA
Age 39
Woodbridge, NJ, USA