"As Governor, Benning Wentworth lined his pockets selling land grants in what is now Vermont - He scandalized Portsmouth's elite in 1760 when he surprised his dinner guests by marrying his maid, Martha Hilton, then and there is his dining room." - New England Historical Society
Bennington, Vermont -- town and county both -- are named in Governor Wentworth's honor
Benning married first Abigail Rucke, daughter of John & Hannah (Hutchinson) Rucke, on 31 Sep 1719 - their children were John, Benning II & Foster
After the death of Abigail he married Martha Hilton, daughter of William & Joanna (Lane) Hilton, on 15 Mar 1760 - after the death of Benning she married Michael Wentworth, son of Matthew & Ann (Sill) Wentworth on 19 Dec 1770
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On 26 May 2015 at 18:07 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
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