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Bennett Elliott

Also Known As: "Benedict Eliot"
Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Widford, Hertfordshire, England
Death: Died in Nazeing, Essex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Eliot, Esq. and Jane Elliot
Husband of Letteye Elliot
Father of Sarah Elliott; Deacon Philip Bennet Eliot; Rev. John Eliot; Deacon Jacob Eliot; Lydia Wight and 2 others
Brother of Edward Eliot; John Eliot, of Cheshunt; Dorothy Robins; Edward Elliott; Marie Eliot and 11 others

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About Bennett Elliott

Son of Simon Eliot and Jane unknown.

His will mentions son-in-law, William Curtis, husband of Sarah Eliot Curtis; his other daughters Mary and Lydia; his sons Jacob and Francis.

Children of Bennet Eliot and Letteye Aggar

  1. Sarah (13 Jan 1599 - 27 Mar 1673). Married William Curtis.
  2. Philip (13 Jan 1599 - 22 Oct 1657)
  3. Rev. John Eliot "the Apostle Eliot" (5 Aug 1604 - 21 May 1690)
  4. Jacob Eliot (21 Sep 1606 - 28 Apr 1651)
  5. Lydia Eliot (1 Jul 1610 - 27 Jul 1676). Married Penniman
  6. Francis Eliot (10 Apr 1615 - 30 Oct 1677)
  7. Mary Eliot (11 Mar 1620 - 24 Mar 1679)

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HALL ANCESTRY, Charles S. Hall, Call Number: R929.2 H178, New York: The Knickerbocker Press. 1896, pp. 108-112

Rev. John Eliot, called "the Apostle to the Indians," was born in England in 1604, probably in Widford, in Hertfordshire. In the Parish Register of the Church of St. John Baptist at Widford, his baptism is thus recorded: "John Elliot the sonne of Bennett Elliot was baptized the fyfte daye of Auguste in the yeare of or Lord God, 1604." The baptism of his sister Sarah in 1599, his brother Phillip in 1602, and his brother Jacob in 1606, are also recorded in this Parish Register. Among the marriages is this: Bennett Eliot and Letteye Aggar were married the 30th day of October, 1598.

Subsequent to 1606 and prior to 1610, the family doubtless removed to Nazeing, for in the Parish Register of the Church of All Saints in that Parish are recorded the baptisms of Lydia in 1610, of Francis in 1615, and of Mary in 1620. The Register also shows that in the churchyard are the graves, unmarked and unknown, of Letteye Eliot, who died in 1620, and Bennett Eliot, who died in 1621--the father and mother of our apostolic ancestor.

Bacon, J. Dean. BACON AND ALLIED FAMILIES. Murray & Gee Inc., Culver City, CA 1958., p. 157-9

The English ancestors of the American family are thought to trace from Normandy with "William the Conqueror." This recorded ancestry is particularly well established. It starts with the marriage record of Bennett Eliot and Letty Aggar in the Widford Parish Register thus: "An Dom 1598 Bennett Eliot and Lettye Aggar were married the xxxth of October An Sup Dicto." Widford is about twenty-five miles north of London, and four and one-half miles east of Ware. The Church of St. John Baptist, where the above record is found, is an ancient structure, parts of it are probably 800 years old. Charles Lamb was a frequent worshipper there. Pictures of the Church appear in "The Eliot Genealogy."

They came from Nazing, Essex County, England to Roxbury, Massachusetts on the ship Lion' 1631. The above ancestry is established from Vital Records, starting with the marriage record in Church of St. John Baptist, Widford, Hertfordshire, England, Parish Register An Dom 1598 BENNETT ELIOT and LETTYE AGGAR were married the xxxth of October An Sup Dicto.'

She died March 16, 1621, Nazing, Essex County, England. The record of her burial at Nazeing is "Lettes Ellyot 16 March." (1620).

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Laurel Logan

August 5, 2008

Apparently, this is another connection of the family tree. Bennet Eliot (or Bennett Elliot) had daughters Lydia Eliot-Penniman (Great Grandmother of Lydia Ripley-Cary) and Sarah Eliot-Curtis (Great Grandmother of Elizabeth Ruggles-Spooner).

from http://www.dartmouth.edu/~jac/cmc/at01/at01_016.htm#P1030

Bennet Eliot. bur. Nazeing, Essex, England on November 21, 1621.349

His will was dated November 5, 1621 in Nazing and proved March 28, 1622. In it he made the following bequests:

To son-in-law Wlliam Curtis, all rents from his lands in Ware, Widford, Hunsdon, Estweeke and Harford for eight years to pay to his son John Eliot 8£ per year for his expenses at Cambridge University, and to pay the rest towards the support of his youngest children, Francis, Jacob, Mary and Lydia.

To son Francis, land called Crotwell Croft (2a.) and Coles Croft (1a.), land called Dameter in Great Hyfield, land in Little Westney (1.5a.) and land in Sowters Common Meade (.5a.)

To son Jacob, tenement in Widford wit all lands belonging to it in Widford, Ware, Hunsdon and Eastwick

To daughter Lydia, 50£ to be paid at age 18

To daughter Mary, 20£ to be paid at age 18

To goddaughter Mary Curtis, 3£

All stock of cattle, corn and outdoor moveables to be sold for the support of his children

To daughters Mary and Lydia, the chest in the yellow chamber

To son Francis, four silver spoons given to him at his christening

To Mary Curtis, five shillings to make a ring in remembrance of him

To the three executors of his will, 10£ annually for the support of his children for eighteen years.

He m. Lettice Aggar.

They had the following children:

 i. Philip
 ii. Sarah (-1673) 
 iii. Jacob (-1651) 
 iv. John (-1690) 
 v. Lydia (-<1676) 
 vi. Francis (-1697) 
 vii. Mary 

--Laurel Logan


Bennet Eliot was born before 1562 in Widford, Hertfordshire, England.1 He was the son of Simon Eliot and Jane unknown.1 

On 30 October 1598 in Widford, Hertfordshire, England, Bennet married Letteye Aggar.1

Bennet Eliot was buried on 21 November 1621 in Nazeing, Essex, England.2

Children of Bennet Eliot and Letteye Aggar

Sarah Eliot+2 (13 Jan 1599 - 27 Mar 1673)

Philip Eliot2 (13 Jan 1599 - 22 Oct 1657)

Rev. John Eliot "the Apostle Eliot"2 (5 Aug 1604 - 21 May 1690)

Jacob Eliot2 (21 Sep 1606 - 28 Apr 1651)

Lydia Eliot+2 (1 Jul 1610 - 27 Jul 1676)

Francis Eliot2 (10 Apr 1615 - 30 Oct 1677)

Mary Eliot2 (11 Mar 1620 - 24 Mar 1679)

Citations

Fiske, William Wyman. "Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex, Father of Seven Great Migration Immigrants to Massachusetts", New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume 161 (April 2007).

Ancestral File. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, 1994.

From Rob Roy, http://www.theroyfamily.com/p21217.htm


http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Eliot-153

Contents

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   1 Biography
       1.1 Origin
       1.2 Family
       1.3 Nazing
       1.4 Last Will & Testament of Bennet Eliot
       1.5 Death and Legacy
       1.6 Research Notes
   2 Sources

Biography

Bennett Eliot (name is spelled "Eliot" by Robert C. Anderson in Great Migration Begins)[1] Other variations: Bennett Elliot, Elyot, was identified as a "Yeoman" in his will.[2]

Origin

Bennett was christened October 30, 1573 at Widford, Hertfordshire, England.[3] He was a son of Edward Elliot and Jane Gedge.

[4][5]

Family

Bennett married 30 October 1598 at St. John Baptist, Widford, Hertfordshire, England to Lettice Aggar.[6][7] Lettice was buried on March 26, 1620 at Nazing.[8]

Children of Bennett and Lettice:[8][7]

  1. Philip Elliot eldest, mar c. 1621 Elizabeth Unknown, came to NE
  2. John Elliot (probably) bpt 6 Feb 1602/3, bur 18 Feb 1602/3
  3. Sarah Elliot mar 6 Aug 1618 to William Curtis, came to Roxbury
  4. Jacob Elliot mar Margery Unknown
  5. John Elliot bpt 5 Aug 1604; mar Ann Mumford/Mountford/Mountfort
  6. Lydia Elliot bpt 1 July 1610, came to NE
  7. Francis Elliot bpt April 10, 1615; mar Mary Saunders
  8. Mary Elliot bpt Mar 11, 1620/1; mar as his 2nd, Ed Payson (or John Smith, according to Hall)[7]

Sarah, wife of Nicholas Camp, is sometimes said to have been a daughter of Bennett Eliot. Bennett's will is often misinterpreted. It actually reads, "my trusty and well-beloved friends, William Curtis, my son-in-law, Nicholas Camp the younger, and John Keyes ...." When this is published without the all-important comma after son-in-law, it reads," friends William Curtis, my son-in-law Nicholas Camp ...." With the comma included, it is plain to see that Eliot's son-in-law was William Curtis.[9] The parents of Sarah (Unknown) Camp have not been identified.

Nazing

Bennett and his family removed to Nazing in 1606.

Last Will & Testament of Bennet Eliot

Bennett Eliot's will was dated November 5, 1621 in Nazing and proved March 28, 1622. In it he made the following bequests: To son-in-law Wlliam Curtis, all rents from his lands in Ware, Widford, Hunsdon, Estweeke and Harford for eight years to pay to his son John Eliot 8£ per year for his expenses at Cambridge University, and to pay the rest towards the support of his youngest children, Francis, Jacob, Mary and Lydia. To son Francis, land called Crotwell Croft (2a.) and Coles Croft (1a.), land called Dameter in Great Hyfield, land in Little Westney (1.5a.) and land in Sowters Common Meade (.5a.) To son Jacob, tenement in Widford wit all lands belonging to it in Widford, Ware, Hunsdon and Eastwick To daughter Lydia, 50£ to be paid at age 18 To daughter Mary, 20£ to be paid at age 18 To goddaughter Mary Curtis, 3£ All stock of cattle, corn and outdoor moveables to be sold for the support of his children To daughters Mary and Lydia, the chest in the yellow chamber To son Francis, four silver spoons given to him at his christening To Mary Curtis, five shillings to make a ring in remembrance of him To the three executors of his will, 10£ annually for the support of his children for eighteen years.[10][11][2]

Death and Legacy

Bennett's burial was recorded thus: "Ben'dt Eliot burled ye 21 of November" [1621] at Nazeing, Essex, England.[12] His will was dated 5 November 1621, but was not proved until March 28, 1628.[2]

       His will recorded in the Commisary Court of London Register for 1621-1626, dated Nov. 5, 1621 ; signed `Benedict' Eliot; mentions children, and provided money for maintenance of his son John at Cambridge University. He was called `Yeoman.' Moved to Nazing in 1606. 

Research Notes

Research_Notes: THE GENES OF ABRAHAM PARKER 1612-1685 by Tom Lawless, 1990. His will dated Nov. 5, 1621, was proved Mar 28, 1622. Mentioned in it were William Curtis, son-in-law (husband of Sarah), Philip, John, Jacob, Lydia, Francis and Mary. He was a holder of a great amount of land in England, with distribution in the will of 'lands and tenements, etc., in the parishes of Ware, Widford, Hunsdon and Estweek in the County of Harford' (Hertfordshire)'.

Research_Notes: GENEALOGICAL AND FAMILY HISTORY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE by Ezra S. Stearns, pub. 1908 by The Lewis Pub. Co., NY, Chicago, Vol. IV, p. 1746: Eliot- The name of Elliott, or Eliot, was evidently brought into England from France by a distinguised soldier in the Conqueror's army named Aliot. Branches of the family became distributed throughout England, and on the Scottish border and the river Eliot, or Elot, is said to have derived its name from one of these branches. The families in Devonshire and Cornwall generally spell their name Eliot, which those in Scotland use the double letters. The first of the name in America was the Rev. John Eliot, the distinguished missionary among the aboriginal inhabitants of Massachusetts, who translated the scriptures into their language. Robert Eliot was an early settler on Newcastle Island in Portsmouth harbor, but he had no male children.

Reasearch-Notes: The Ancestry of Bennet Eliot of Nazeing, Essex, Father of Seven Great Migration Immigrants to Massachusetts, is a problem that has interested New England genealogists for well over a century, especially because one of his children was the Rev. John Eliot, ?Apostle to the Indians.? The author, William Wyman Fiske, found an original manorial court roll from 1580 that proved the parentage of Bennet Eliot. Additional research in wills in the Essex Record Office helped tie Bennet to the known Eliot family.


from NewEnglandAncestors.org

[7]

       Press. 1896, pp. 108-112 
       Rev. John Eliot, called "the Apostle to the Indians," was born in Englandin 1604, probably i n Widford, in Hertfordshire. In the Parish Register of the Church of St. John Baptist at Widford, his baptism is thus recorded:"John Elliot the sonne of Bennett Elliot was baptized the fy fte daye ofAuguste in the yeare of or Lord God, 1604." The baptism of his sister Sarah in 1599 , his brother Phillip in 1602, and his brother Jacob in1606, are also recorded in this Paris h Register. Among the marriages isthis: Bennett Eliot and Letteye Aggar were married the 30t h day ofOctober, 1598. 

Subsequent to 1606 and prior to 1610, the family doubtless removed , for in the Parish Register of the Church of All Saints in thatParish are recorded the baptisms of Lydia in 1 610, of Francis in 1615,and of Mary in 1620. The Register also shows that in the churchyard a rethe graves, unmarked and unknown, of Letteye Eliot, who died in 1620, andBennett Eliot, wh o died in 1621--the father and mother of our apostolicancestor.

John Eliot is supposed to have descended from Sir William de Aliot, anobleman who came to Eng land with William the Conqueror in 1606. TheEliot name is prominent in English annals. The mo tto said to have beenadded by the Conqueror to the Eliot Arms, Per saxa, per ignes, fortitere t recte, wonderfully describes and illustrates the whole career of the"Apostle [to the Indian s]."

Cutter, William Richard. NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES GENEALOGICAL AND MEMORIAL:3rd Series, Vol. IV . 1915. Reprint, Baltimore: GPC, 1996., p. 2203 Bennett Eliot, the English progenitor, lived at Widford, Hertfordshire,England, and married t here, October 30, 1597, Lettice Aggar. Their firstfour children were baptized in the Church o f St. John the Baptist atWidford, the others at Nazing, county Essex. He was buried at Nazing ,November 21, 1621, and his wife was buried there March 16, 1620.Children: Sarah, baptized Ja nuary 13, 1599; Philip, baptized April 25,1602; John, mentioned below; Jacob, baptized Septem ber 21, 1606; Lydia,baptized July 1, 1610; Francis, baptized April 10, 1615; Mary, baptizedMa rch 11, 1620.

Bacon, J. Dean. BACON AND ALLIED FAMILIES. Murray & Gee Inc., CulverCity, CA 1958., p. 157-9 The English ancestors of the American family are thought to trace fromNormandy with "Willia m the Conqueror." This recorded ancestry isparticularly well established. It starts with th e marriage record ofBennett Eliot and Letty Aggar in the Widford Parish Register thus: "AnDo m 1598 Bennett Eliot and Lettye Aggar were married the xxxth of OctoberAn Sup Dicto." Widfor d is about twenty-five miles north of London, andfour and one-half miles east of Ware. The Ch urch of St. John Baptist,where the above record is found, is an ancient structure, parts of i t areprobably 800 years old. Charles Lamb was a frequent worshipper there.Pictures of the Chu rch appear in "The Eliot Genealogy."

They came from Nazing, Essex County, England to Roxbury, Massachusetts onthe ship Lion' 1631 . The above ancestry is established from VitalRecords, starting with the marriage record in C hurch of St. John Baptist,Widford, Hertfordshire, England, Parish Register An Dom 1598 BENNE TTELIOT and LETTYE AGGAR were married the xxxth of October An Sup Dicto.'

She died March 16, 1621, Nazing, Essex County, England. The record of herburial at Nazeing i s "Lettes Ellyot 16 March." (1620).

SARAH ELIOT, bapt. Jan. 13, 1599, Widford, Hertfordshire, England.Married William Curtis Aug . 8, 1618, Nazing, Essex County, England. DiedMarch 27, 1673

       COLONEL PHILIP ELIOT, bapt. April 25, 1602, Widford, Hertfordshire 
       REV. JOHN ELIOT, bapt. Aug. 5, 1604, Widford, Married Anne Mumford, 1632,Roxbury, Massachuset ts. Died May 20, 1690, Roxbury, Massachusetts. Cameto New England Nov. 2, 1631. The noted "Ap ostle to the Indians." See"Descendants of John Eliot" by Emerson (1905). 
       JACOB ELIOT, bapt. Sept. 21, 1606, Widford, Married Margery d. May 9, 1661. Died Nov. 20, 165 1. Was Ruling Elder in Boston Church Sept. 13, 1649. 
       LYDIA ELIOT, bapt. July 1, 1610, Nazing, Essex County, England. MarriedJames Penniman. (2) Th omas Wight Sept. 15, 1665. Will proved Sept. 27,1676, Braintree, Massachusetts. 
       FRANCIS ELIOT, bapt. April 10, 1615, Nazing, Married Mary Saunders, daughter of Martin Saunder s of London. Died Oct. 29, 1677, Braintree, Massachusetts. Deacon Oct. 12, 1652. 
       MARY ELIOT, bapt. March 11, 1621, Nazing, Married Edward Payson Jan. 1,1642, His (2) wife. 
       Died about 1697, 

A GENEALOGICAL HISTORY OF THE CLARK AND WORTH FAMILES, Carol ClarkJohnson, CS71.C6, pp. 26-9 ELIOT is the diminutive of Elye or Elias, the -et and -ot endings havingbeen introduced by th e Normans. The name was often spelled Aliot. TheNorman knight, William de Aliot, who came t o England with William theConqueror in 1066 is the accredited ancestor of Lord Heathfield, th eEarls of Minto and St. Germans, and Sir William Francis Eliot of Stobe,Baronet. The first se at of the family was in Devon, earliest recordsindicating that they were of the gentry, peopl e of good family and socialposition.

Bennett Eliot resided in Nazeing, co. Essex, England, from 1606 until hisdeath, and was burie d there Nov. 21, 1621, leaving a substantial estate.His will was executed Nov. 5, 1621, prob . March 28, 1628. It is believedthat he was a descendant of the Eliots of Cornwall (includin g the Earlsof St. Germans). Before 1606 he lived at Widford, county Hertford, wherehe marrie d Letitia "Letteye" Aggar Oct. 30, 1598, in the Church of St.John the Baptist. She was burie d March 16, 1620. All of their childrensettled in the New World.

Sources

   ↑ Anderson, Robert Charles, "Jacob Eliot" Featured Name (Vol I-III, Pages 626-30) The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I-III. (Online database accessed May 23, 2015: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010
   ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Appleton, William S., and Whitmore, William Henry, "The Eliot Will." (Vol 4, (No XXI January 1868) Pages 182-91) The Heraldic Journal; Recording the Armorial Bearings and Genealogies of American Families, Vol 3-4. Boston: Wiggin & Lunt, 1865-68, HathiTrust accessed May 24, 2015
   ↑ S67 Ancestral File # 91V3-VX The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998
   ↑ Bennett is said to have been of the Eliots of Cornwall whose line is traced back to Sir William de Aliot, a Norman knight who accompanied William the Conquerer at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, fought well and was rewarded with a crest and a motto.The motto is "Par saxa, per ignes, fortiter at recte" which is the Elliott motto of today an d means "Over rocks, through fire, bravely and honorably".
   ↑ Note: This Brøderbund source is not reliable, unless a specific document or evidence is mentioned.
   ↑ Parish Register/records
   ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Hall, Charles Samuel, Hall Ancestry. A Series of Sketches ... (Pages 108-112) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1896, Archive.org accessed May 24, 2015
   ↑ 8.0 8.1 Winters, W., "The Pilgrim Fathers of Nazing." (Vol 28, Page 145) The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database accessed May 24, 2015: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.)
   ↑ Baldwin, John D., III "Why the Origins of Nicholas Camp, Sr. of Milford Remain Elusive!" (Vol 30, Pgs 62-3) The Connecticut Nutmegger. Glastonbury, CT: Connecticut Society of Genealogists, 1970-. (Online database, accessed April 28, 2014. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.)
   ↑ Will]
   ↑ New England Historical and Genealogical Register 48:396
   ↑ Parish Register/records

See also:

   Holmes, Frank R., Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1980
   Bacon, J. Dean, Bacon & Allied Families. Murray & Gee Inc., Culver City, CA, 1958, Page 159
   Hayward, Mrs. W. G. (Eleanor), research notes through correspondence
   Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1 Release date: November 29, 1995, Tree #1587, Tree #4954
   Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 3, Ed. 1, Tree #4552, Release date: February 9, 1996, Trees 253, 982, 4552
   Brøderbund Software, Inc., World Family Tree Vol. 2, Ed. 1 Release date: November 29, 1995 Tree #0944, Tree #2824 
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Bennett Elliott's Timeline

1562
1562
Widford, Hertfordshire, England
1571
November 22, 1571
Age 9
Roxwell, Essex, England, United Kingdom
1573
1573
Age 11
Widford,Essex,England
1573
Age 11
Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1600
January 13, 1600
Age 38
Widford, Hertfordshire, England
1602
April 25, 1602
Age 40
Ware, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1604
August 5, 1604
Age 42
Widford, Hertfordshire, England
1606
1606
Age 44
Widford, Hertfordshire, England
1610
July 1, 1610
Age 48
Nazeing, Essex, England