Benning  Wentworth

Benning Wentworth (1696 - 1770)

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Governor Benning Wentworth
Born in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshiremap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshiremap
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Biography

"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

Legacy

Bennington, Vermont -- town and county both -- are named in Governor Wentworth's honor

Sources

  • Page 270: "Benning Wentworth ye son of ye Parents above was born ye 24th July 1696."


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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Benning by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Benning:

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Benning Wentworth - First Royal Governor of New Hampshire
Benning Wentworth - First Royal Governor of New Hampshire

Benning Wentworth - First Royal Governor of New Hampshire - Signature
Benning Wentworth - First Royal Governor of New Hampshire - Signature

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