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PETER BENNETT of Bristol, England
Children of Peter Bennett
DEA. JOHN BENNETT (1642 - 1718) of Beverly, Salem, Weymouth and Middleborough
Parents: Peter Bennett of Bristol [Ref][Ref, p. 81]
Dea. John Bennett is said to have been born in 1642. [Ref] He died on 22 Mar 1717/8, age 77, in Middleborough. [Ref][Ref, p. 81, says 21 Mar, age 76] He married Deborah Grover [Ref "is said to have"] in 1671 in Beverly. [Ref]
John was a weaver. [Ref] He is said to have been the son of Peter Bennett and a native of Bristol. [Ref][Ref, p. 81] He went first to Jamestown [Ref] in 1665. [Ref, p. 81, says Virginia] He went then to Beverly. [Ref] He moved to Salem and then to Weymouth. [Ref] In 1678 he went to Middleborough. [Ref] In 1692 he purchased a farm there. [Ref]
John Bennett was admitted to the Plymouth church in 1687. [Ref] Deborah, the wife of John Bennett, was dismissed from the church at Beverly to the church at Plymouth in 1687. [Ref]
John was on the petit jury at the Sep 1691 court in Plymouth. [Ref]
John Bennett and his wife Deborah were original members of the First Church of Middleborough, organised on 26 Dec 1694. [Ref, p. 81] He was ordained deacon at there on 8 Mar 1695. [Ref]
Children of John Bennett:
CAPT. PETER BENNETT (1674 - 1749) of Middleborough
Parents: Dea. John Bennett and Deborah Grover
Capt. Peter Bennett was born in Sep 1674. [Ref] He was baptised on 30 May 1675 in Beverly. [Ref] He died on 22 Oct 1749. [Ref] He is buried in the Green Cemetery in Middleborough. [Ref] He married Priscilla Howland on 30 Oct 1700. [Ref][Ref, p. 53, says 20 Oct.]
Peter and Priscilla were fined on 16 Sep 1701; their first child was born five months after their marriage. [Ref]
Peter was a captain of the militia in Middleborough. [Ref] He was Selectman in 1715. [Ref]
In his will, written on 5 Oct 1749 and probated on 6 Nov 1749, he refers to his son Isaac; his brother Nathan Howland; the sons of his deceased son Joseph; the children of his deceased son Peter; his deceased son Nathan and his widow Jemima; his daughters Elizabeth Darling, Susanna Drew, Priscilla Miller, Deborah Thatcher and his deceased daughter Jael Edson. [Ref]
Peter was a relatively wealthy man. Inventory on his estate, taken 20 Nov 1649, amounted to £1,013,17 plus real estate worth £5,085.[Ref]
Children of Peter Bennett and Priscilla Howland:
SUSANNA BENNETT (b. 1707)
Parents: Capt. Peter Bennett and Priscilla Howland
Susanna Bennett was born on 10 Jul 1707 in Middleborough. [Ref, p. 54] She was baptised as an adult on 22 Oct 1738 at the Halifax church. [Ref, p. 209] She died afer 13 Jun 1755. [Ref, p. 209] She married John Drew of Middleborough on 25 Jan 1727/8 in Middleborough. [Ref][Ref, p. 209]
Susanna Drew, the wife of John Drew, Jr. was baptised and received into full communion at the Halifax church on 22 Oct 1738. [Ref, p. 209]
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