Abigail Eddy

Female 1601 - 1687  (~ 85 years)


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  • Christened Oct 1601  Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Agency: St. Dunstan's Church 
    Married Abt 1619  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    John Benjamin. He was born about 1598 in Hertfordshire, England. He was educated about 1618 at Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire, England. He became a freeman on 6 November 1632 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He served on 29 May 1633 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Constable. On 7 November 1634, he was exempted from military training, but required "to have arms for himself and his servants.." He died on Wednesday 14 June 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. John's estate was inventoried in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, valued at £297 3/2d. John's will was proved on 3 July 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Issue:
    1. John Benjamin (c1620-1706)
    2. Abigail Benjamin (1624-1696)
    3. Mary Benjamin (c1626-1646)
    4. Samuel Benjamin (1628-1669)
    5. Joseph Benjamin (1633-1704)
    6. Caleb Benjamin (c1638-1684)
    7. Abel Benjamin (c1640-____)
    8. Joshua Benjamin (c1642-1684) 
    Emigration 16 Sep 1632  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5
    John and Abigail arrived on board the ship, Lion out of Bristol, under Capt. Mason. 
    History 1636  Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6
    Their home burnt with an estimated loss of over £100. This house contained what was then considered one of the finer libraries in New England. 
    Moved to 1637  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Moved to 1654  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died 20 Mar 1686/87  Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 5
    Siblings 10 siblings 
    Person ID I16093 
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2018 

    Father William Eddy,   b. 1558 to 1564, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1616, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Fosten,   b. Abt 1563, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1611, Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1587  Cranbrook, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsChristened - Agency: St. Dunstan's Church - Oct 1601 - Cranbrook, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - John Benjamin. He was born about 1598 in Hertfordshire, England. He was educated about 1618 at Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire, England. He became a freeman on 6 November 1632 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. He served on 29 May 1633 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, as a Constable. On 7 November 1634, he was exempted from military training, but required "to have arms for himself and his servants.." He died on Wednesday 14 June 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. John's estate was inventoried in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, valued at £297 3/2d. John's will was proved on 3 July 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Issue: 1. John Benjamin (c1620-1706) 2. Abigail Benjamin (1624-1696) 3. Mary Benjamin (c1626-1646) 4. Samuel Benjamin (1628-1669) 5. Joseph Benjamin (1633-1704) 6. Caleb Benjamin (c1638-1684) 7. Abel Benjamin (c1640-____) 8. Joshua Benjamin (c1642-1684) - Abt 1619 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - John and Abigail arrived on board the ship, Lion out of Bristol, under Capt. Mason. - 16 Sep 1632 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsHistory - Their home burnt with an estimated loss of over £100. This house contained what was then considered one of the finer libraries in New England. - 1636 - Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - 1637 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved to - 1654 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Mar 1686/87 - Charlestown, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S218] Eddy, Ruth Story Devereux. The Eddy Family in America, (Boston: The Eddy Family Association, 1930).

    2. [S1159] Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635, volume I (A-B), (Boston: New England Historic Genealogy Society, 1999).

    3. [S84] Wyman, Thomas Bellows. The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, Massachusetts 1629-1818 , (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1879).

    4. [S452] Woodward, Norma Slater. Descendants of Richard Woodward New England 1589-1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    5. [S463] Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).

    6. [S88] Paige, Lucius R. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register , (Boston: H. O. Houghton and Company, 1877).

    7. [S86] Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register - Supplement and Index Reprint of 1930 edition, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986).



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