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James Bennett (abt. 1618 - 1659)

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James Bennett
Born about in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Concord, MAmap
Died in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticutmap
Bennett-2036 created 24 May 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 1 Feb 2017
09:51: Rick Pierpont edited the Biography for James Bennett. [Thank Rick for this]
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James estimated year of birth in 1618.[1]

James Bennett was a freeman at Concord, Mass 1639,[2] removed to Fairfield 1644 where he died in 1659. He married Hannah Wheeler, dau of Thomas. She married second to Joseph Middlebrook.[3]

Will of Thomas Wheeler of Fairfield, 1654, mentioned son-in-law James Bennett, and Mary, James, Thomas, and John Bennett, children of dau. Hannah. Will of Ann Wheeler, 1659, named dau. Hannah and grandchildren Sarah and Hannah Bennett.


  1. There is no source for his birth date, birth place or parents.
  2. The History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642-1880 by Samuel Orcutt, Springfield Printing Company, Springfield, Mass., 1880, p. 576. " ... of Fairfield, who came from Concord, Mass., in 1639."
  3. Jacobus: vol 1, p 65.

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