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Edward Bennett (Bennet), II

Birthplace: Weymouth, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Rehoboth, Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Bennett, I and Mary Gordon
Husband of Elizabeth Alice Bennett
Father of Priscilla Carpenter; Samuel Bennett, I; John Bennett, I; Elizabeth Bennett; Edward Bennett, III and 3 others

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About Edward Bennett, II

wife and children came from Weymouth England before 1645 to Weymouth Mass in 1643 He died there in 1645 or1646

EDWARD BENNETT was born in Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England, about 1600. He came to America with his wife, ELIZABETH, and four children to Weymouth, Norfolk, MA, where he was granted land in 1636. He removed to Rehoboth, Bristol, MA in 1643. His daughter, PRISCILLA, was only about 13 when he died in 1645.

According to the book "The Bennett Family 1628-1910" G 929.2 B 471 be,

found at the Indiana State Library:

...Records and Genealogies of New England:

The early settlers made Freeman, after a residence of seven

years according to the laws of the country at that time. Edward Bennett

at Weymouth, Mass, May 25,1636. Records say he was

Purser of the ship Mary Rose, which was accidentally blown up

in Boston Hoston Harbor in 1648.

...Edmund at Weymouth, Mass., May 25,1636.

...James at Concord, Mass., March 13, 1638.

...Samuel at Lynn, Mass., 1637

...Richard at Boston, Mass., 1637.

...William at Salem, Mass., 1637.

...John at Salem, Mass., 1637.

This shows they were all here at least seven years, prior to their having

been made Freemen.

Matthew came in the "Paul" on July 6, 1635, by way of London, England.

...Thomas came in the "American" in 1635.

...Jane came in the "Elizabeth".

...Ann Cooper Master came in 1635 at the age of 16 years and became the

wife of William of Salem, Mass., and was admitted to the church there in

1642. Their children were Moses, Ann, and Deliverence. William died on

June 27,1683.

...It would be impossible for this writer to tell how all of this family

were related, but it is claimed by historians that Samuel was the son od

Edward. But Edward's children being born in England, it is a hard matter

to get their records. The records showm however, that Mr. Edward

Bennett had a muster of his servants on Febuary 7, 1619, prior to sailing

in 1621.

...Rev. George S. Bennett of Boston, who has made a thorough search of

the old records, states that Samuel was the son of Edward, who came

from Weymouth, England, and settled in Weymouth, Mass., and was there

made a Freeman in 1636, after seven years' residence. He also states

that the children of Edward were Samuel, John, Priscilla, Edmond, and


...I find in the earlier records of 1618 that there were Thomas, Mary,

Robert, Samuel, James, and Katherine, the latter a widow with a three

weeks' old child named William, who sailed for Jamestown, Va., in 1622.

It is doubtful if they remained. This is sailing record from London."

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Edward Bennett, II's Timeline

Weymouth, Dorset, England
Age 28
Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England
May 14, 1630
Age 30
Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England
October 5, 1631
Age 31
Weymouth, County Dorset, England
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Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England
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Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England
April 12, 1637
Age 37
Weymouth, Dorsetshire, England