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Benjamin Bartlett Jr. (abt. 1658 - bef. 1724)

Benjamin Bartlett Jr.
Born about in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap [uncertain]
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Husband of — married about Dec 1678 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
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Died before in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
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Benjamin Bartlett, the son of Benjamin Bartlett and Sarah Brewster, was a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrims Elder William Brewster[1] and Richard Warren. He was born, probably in Duxbury, about 1658 [1], and, in December 1676 (or 1678) (or November 1678) in Duxbury, married Ruth Pabodie, [1][2] granddaughter of Pilgrim John Alden. Benjamin died between 1717 (date of his will) and 1724 (date of the inventory). [3]

Benjamin and Ruth Bartlett had nine children, who were all probably born at Duxbury. Duxbury Vital Records state children of Benjamin Bartlett and Ruth Pabodie to be: [3]

1 Robert Bartlett b 6 Dec 1679 <MD 9:173> ; d before 10 Dec 1717 (not in father's will).
2 Sarah Bartlett b c 1681 d 3 April 1761, 80th yr, Kingston g.s. <MD 7:23>. Married Israel Bradford.
3 Rebecca Bartlett b about 1683; d after 1756. Married John Bradford.
4 Ruth Bartlett b bef 1694; d after 10 Sept. 1756. Married John Murdock.
5 Mercy Bartlett b ca 1694; d 6 Oct 1757, 63rd yr, Scituate g.s. Married John Turner.
6 William Bartlett b bef 12 Jan 1695/6 ; d btw 5 July 1716 (marriage) <MD 14:38> and 12 Jan 1716/17 (inventory). [4] Married Sarah Foster.
7 Priscilla Bartlett b ca Jan 1696/7, <MD 9:231> ; d 7 July 1758 <Duxbury VR>. Married John Samson.
8 Deborah Bartlett b ( ); d after 25 Oct 1750 (deed) Married Josiah Thomas.
9 Abigail Bartlett b ca 1702; d 30 October 1776, ae 73 y, 3 m, 26 d, Duxbury g.s. <MD 9:160> Married Gamaliel Bradford.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Merrick, Barbara Lambert, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 24, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, Part 1, Generations 1 through 4. Plymouth, MA., 2014. Pg 188.
  2. "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924", database, FamilySearch ( : 29 July 2021), Benjamine Bartlet, 1676. Film # 007716323 Image 392 of 517.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Merrick, Barbara Lambert, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 24, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, Part 1, Generations 1 through 4. Plymouth, MA., 2014. Pg 345.
  4. Plymouth Co. PR 4:10

See also:

  • Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.
  • Merrick, Barbara Lambert, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 24, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, Part 1, Generations 1 through 4. Plymouth, MA., 2014.
  • "The Brewster Genealogy 1566-1907," Emma C. Brewster Jones, 1908, Vol I, page 32.
  • Mayflower Births and Deaths Vols 1 & 2, Warren, Vol. 2, p 396 (children's names and d.o.b.)

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Bartlett-11225 and Bartlett-21 appear to represent the same person because: same birth and family
posted by Robin Lee