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Benjamin Cheney

Male 1677 - 1737  (60 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Cheney 
    Born 1 May 1677  Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Land say 1690  [4
    Benjamin had a share in the town of Ashburnham in the right of a younger brother who died in the campaign of 1690, but he never occupied it. 
    Married To 22 Feb 1699  Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Martha Royal, the daughter of William and Mary Royal. She was born on 6 September 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. On 17 January 1758, Martha, then a widow, sold the family homestead to her son, Jacob. She died on Friday 21 August 1767 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Mas, at age 87 years, 11 months and 15 days.

    Issue:
    1. John Cheney (1700-____)
    2. Benjamin Cheney (1703-____)
    3. Deborah Cheney (1704-____)
    4. Benjamin Cheney (1706-____)
    5. Jacob Cheney (1709-____)
    6. Mary Cheney (1712-____)
    7. Samuel Cheney (1716-____)
    8. Jacob Cheney (1719-____) 
    Occupation say 1700  [4
    He was a cordwainer. 
    Died 17 Dec 1737  Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Here Lyes
      ye Body of
      Benjamin Cheney
      who died
      Decr ye
      17th 1737
      in ye 61st year of his age
    Person ID I15097  Roy Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2018 

    Father William Cheney,   b. 1636/37, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1681, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Deborah Wiswel,   c. 30 May 1641, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1717/18, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married say 1657  Medfield, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 May 1677 - Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Martha Royal, the daughter of William and Mary Royal. She was born on 6 September 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. On 17 January 1758, Martha, then a widow, sold the family homestead to her son, Jacob. She died on Friday 21 August 1767 in Dorchester, Suffolk County, Mas, at age 87 years, 11 months and 15 days. Issue: 1. John Cheney (1700-____) 2. Benjamin Cheney (1703-____) 3. Deborah Cheney (1704-____) 4. Benjamin Cheney (1706-____) 5. Jacob Cheney (1709-____) 6. Mary Cheney (1712-____) 7. Samuel Cheney (1716-____) 8. Jacob Cheney (1719-____) - 22 Feb 1699 - Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Dec 1737 - Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dorchester North Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S897] anonymous. "Marriages, Births, and Deaths in Dorchester, Mass. 1648-1683" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XVI, 1862).

    2. [S467] Pope, Charles H. The Cheney Genealogy, (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1897).

    3. [S82] Tilden, William S. History of the Town of Medfield, Massachusetts 1650-1886 , (Boston: George H. Ellis, Printers, 1887).

    4. [S1062] Trask, William B. "Inscriptions from the Old Burial Ground in Dorchester, Ms.", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume VI, 1852).