Benjamin Munroe

Benjamin Munroe (1690 - 1766)

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Benjamin Munroe
Born in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts Baymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1717 in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 1748 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusettsmap
Profile last modified 13 Oct 2019 | Created 23 Aug 2009
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Biography

Benjamin was born on August 16, 1690[1].

As a soldier, Benjamin Munroe assisted in the capture of Port Royal, Nova Scotia, from the French in 1710. For this service, he received a grant in the township of Port Royal in Cumberland County, Massachusetts, which in 1795 was to become the town of Livermore, now in Androscoggin County, Maine. He was one of the original proprietors of the township, but he died before the lots were distributed, so his son, Benjamin Munroe received those lots.[2]

Will and Probate

Benjamin Munroe of Lincoln, in the county of Middlesex, Massachusetts, made his will on 1 Apr 1766, five days before his death. He makes bequests to his wife, Prudence; his son, Benjamin (who had already received title to part of his father's farm and is named his residuary legatee); his daughters, Rebecca Sawin, Abigail Brown, Sarah Cutler, Martha Stone, Mary Parker, Anna Mathis, and Eunice Wheeler; the (unnamed) children of his daughter, Lydia Wheeler, deceased; and his grandson, Munroe Stone, then under 21 years old. He appoints his sons-in-law, Joseph Brown, and Edmond Wheeler as the executors.[3] On 10 Apr 1766, a document accepting the will was signed by his widow, Prudence; his sons-in-law, Joseph Brown, Joseph Williams, Munings Sawin, and Elisha Cutler; and his daughter, Anna Mathis.[4] The two named executors were appointed to administer his estate on 27 Apr 1766.[5] His inventory was filed on 2 Jun 1766 and totaled a modest £101.12s.11d, but it makes no mention of his rights to property in the township of Port Royal.[6]
  • Fact: Christening (16 August 1690) Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Fact: Burial (April 1766) Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

Sources

  1. Baldwin, Thomas W., Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 Volume 1. Births (Boston, Mass. 1914)(Free e-book) (Records are also available at ma-vitalrecords.org) p. 506
  2. Richard S, Organ Munroe and Ann Monroe, History and genealogy of the Lexington, Massachusetts Munroes, 1966- 1986 (Florence, Mass., 1977), page 12
  3. Will of Benjamin Munroe, in Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871 (online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014), [case 15657, pages 2 and 3 (subscription required (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org)
  4. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871 (online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014), [case 15657, page 6 (subscription required (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org)
  5. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871 (online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014), [case 15657, page 4 (subscription required (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org)
  6. Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871 (online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014), [case 15657, page s 7 & 8 (subscription required (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org)
  • Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Index 1648-1870 (Flint, James, comp.), published by Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT 2000. Benjamin Monroe: Lincoln, 1766. Will #15657.
  • New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-2011, vol. 100, p. 4. Benjamin Munroe, b. 16 Aug 1690; father: William Munroe; mother: Mary Munroe.


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