Benoni  Hodsdon

Benoni Hodsdon (bef. 1647 - bef. 1718)

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Benoni Hodsdon
Born before in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Berwick, York, Mainemap
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Biography

BENONI HODSDON

bpt. 5 Dec. 1647 Hingham, MA
m. ABIGAIL CURTIS (d. before 1733)
Adm. 15 May 1718 Kittery

Benoni was baptized in Hingham on 5 Dec. 1647 after the death of his mother. He moved with his father to Boston and later to Kittery, where he married Abigail, daughter of Thomas Curtis of Scituate, and York. Benoni bought a 50 acre farm from John Wincoll in 1671 at Quamphegon, near Salmon Falls, where his house was burned by the Indians, 16 Oct. 1675, and a number of the inhabitants killed. He was given the homestead at Birchen Point, Kittery, by his father 22 Oct. 1678 and moved there to care for his aging parents. He was a prominent man in Berwick, a selectman from 1692 until 1695 and was on the grand jury in 1688, 1693-4, and 1700-1. He was also a representative to the General Court in 1692 and 1718. He was an original member of the church in Berwick and was a member of the committee to build a meeting house in 1701.[1] [2]

“Berwick, Oct. 14, 1701
Voted that Ichabod Plaisted, Richard Tozer, John Hill, Thomas Abbot, Benjamin Nason, Charles Frost, Nathan Lord, Humphrey Spencer and Benony Hodsdon be the committee for the management of the building of sd meeting house, finding the old one not worth repairing. John Hill
Charles Frost
James Warren
Selectmen”[3]

Benoni sold his homestead Mar. 2, 1713, to his son Thomas, he to pay his brothers and sisters a certain sum as their share of their father's estate.

Abigail was in the tax list 9 Feb. 1718/9, however, she was not listed in the agreement of Benoni’s heirs in 1733 so had undoubtedly died by then.[4]

“An Inventory of the Estate of Benony Hodsden Late of Barwick Decesed Taken… This: 10: day of may: 1718…

To wearing Close at.........................................9 : 02 : 0
In the Hall to a feather Bed Bolster two pileows
Cortins [  ? ] Coverled Carpit........................12 : 19 : 0
Blanket bedstead under bed cortin rods Tables Cheres Lucking glas other utensels...5 : 00 : 0
In the Bed Rume Bed and fferneture..........07 : 02 : 0
Sheets and Table Linen at.............................14 : 06 : 0
In the Chamber Bedsted under Bed Blankets Stock
Cards Utensels................................................03 : 01 : 0
To Cash or paper Bills of Credt.....................01 : 11 : 3
In the Chichen puter : 2. 7. 0d- Earthen wear and
other small vesels..........................................05 : 16 : 0
ffier vesels Iron and Brase............................03 : 14 : 0
Tramels Tongs ffier shovell and other wear 03 : 13 : 6
Pork and Befe and Cask................................03 : 10 : 0
Cotton and Linen yearn and Teeken?..........02 : 07 : 0
To wolen Cloath: 22 yeards 4s pr yd ffour pound of
[  ? ] yearn Chamber pot................................04: 16 : 0
Books Box Iron and heater...........................00 : 17 : 0
To malt............................................................02 : 19 : 0
To Corn and Rie..............................................01 : 10 : 0
To hear Cloath and old Cask.........................01 : 10 : 0
To trunk case and Betels Earthen wear Tallow
Candels and other small thing.....................02 : 03 : 0
To ffour swine: 4£: horse Bridle and Sadle.08 : 00 : 0
To seventy acres of Land above the Bever
Denn................................................................35 : 00 : 0

James Emery
Daniell Emery
John hupper

Aditionell
To poltery or Dunghill fowles and old Blanket 0 : 9 : 6
To thirty and seven shilens due from Elisha Clark: 1 :17: 0
To Eleven shilens sixpence due ffrom Thomas
Jenins....................................................................0:11: 6
To a basket and a puter cup..............................0:02: 8

… Mrs Abigail Hodsdon & Joseph Hodsdon administrators to the Estate of Benoni Hodsdon made oath that the several articles mentioned… is all the estate they know of belonging to the said deceased…

Aditionall Inventory of the Estate of Benony Hoddens Late of Barwick Decesed

To the Comon Rights belonging to sd Estate as wee
apprise it.......................................................20 : 00 : 00

From Samuell Hodsden Recd.....................02 : 05 : 00
From Richard Shakly Recd..........................00 : 11 : 03
From Daniell Gooden Recd.........................00 : 07 : 00
From John Harris Recd................................00 : 04 : 00
A Debt Due to ye Estate from Benja: Bridges: 0 : 06 : 00
Daniell Emery
John hupper aprisers
James Emery

Barwick: 1718 = 1719
An acount of disbursements on ye funerell and other things concerning ye intestate estate of Mr Benoy Hodsdenn deceased as followeth- viz.
To ye funerell cost.............................................12-7-6
Paid to major Icaboad pleasteds acount........02-10-0
To apprising sd estate ........................................0-15-0
To docter allen.....................................................2-00-0
To the judge of probats and his redgestr.........1- 0- 0
To mr harfort of dover a debt of........................0- 5- 8
To ye widdow her self and her son Joseph one day
to ye Regester for a warent To come mend and
swerning ye aprisall.............................................0- 7- 0
To charge at ye takeing of ye inventory: in [  ? ] and
drink......................................................................0-10-0
To my sone and my self one day to goo down to
Kettery to make oath to ye Inventory At ye same
time took administration and our exspence....0- 7- 0
To more one day of my self and my son Joseph to
goo down to ye bank and make up ye acount with
madam browne & pleasteads acount...............0- 7- 0
to two day going over to York to meet with ye judge
and sweare disappointed my self and my son Joseph
and our exspence................................................0-14-0
..............................................................................21=03 2

To money paid Majr Chas ffrost:.....................00-08-0
The above amt allowed....................................21=11=2

Abigail her H mark Hodgdon Joseph Hodsdon

To two day of myself and my son Joseph over to
York in may ye 14th & 15th 1719 to weaight one
ye judge to make up and have our accounts
allowed..................................................................0-14-0
To one day of Joseph Hodsden to goo to the
Redgester with this acount to it Recorded........0- 3- 6
To Recording this paper......................................0- 2- 6
...............................................................................1-00-0
.............................................................................21-11-2
.............................................................................22-11-2” [5]

Children

• I. Abigail- b.c.1664, m. Nicholas Gowen
• II. Joseph- b.c.1675, m. Margaret Goodwin (d. after 1746), will 4 Apr. 1764 Berwick
• III. Elizabeth- m. James Ferguson
• IV. John- bpt. 24 July 1698 Boston, m. Elizabeth Wingate, d. before 13 Oct. 1733
• V. Hannah- m. 17 Nov. 1709 Berwick, Richard Shackley (bpt. 30 Jan. 1686 Chipping Campden, Cambridgeshire, will 27 Feb.- 1 Mar. 1783 Berwick)
• VI. Thomas- m. 1 Dec. 1709 Berwick, Mary Lord (m.2. 16 June 1720 Daniel Emery Jr.), adm. 28 Jan. 1716/7
• VII. Esther- m. Thomas Horne
• VIII. Samuel- m.c.1722 Prudence Scammon (b.c.1700), adm. 1755 Berwick

Sources

  1. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p. 342
  2. Genealogy of the descendants of Nicholas Hodsdon-Hodgdon of Hingham, Mass., and Kittery, Maine. 1635-1904. Andrew Jackson Hodgdon. Ed. by Almira Larkin White; 1904; Press of Nichols, "the printer"; Haverhill, Mass
  3. Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett Stackpole, Lewiston Journal Press, 1903- pp. 196-7
  4. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine & New Hampshire- p. 342
  5. York Co. Registry of Probate- Docket No. 9535
  • Berwick/Kittery V.R.
  • Old Kittery and Her Families- Everett Stackpole, Lewiston Journal Press, 1903- pp. 166, 530-1


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