||Benjamin Wilmot Jr. migrated to New England during the Puritan Great Migration (1620-1640).|
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Savage's Genealogical Dict. [Vol 4, page 580.] states under Wilmot, or Wilmarth, or Wilmouth:
Benjamin, the son of Benjamin & Ann Wilmot, married Elizabeth, the widow of James Heaton, about 1644 in the New Haven Colony. This date is based on the birth of their first child in January 1644/5.
Benjamin Willmott dyed the 8th of Aprill 1651.[p4] Inventory of estate taken Jun 25, 1651, valued at £72:15:10. There is no evidence that he was buried on the New Haven Green, except that it was the usual place of burial for New Haven residents.
Father or Son?
Benjamin Jr. and Benjamin Sr. are sometimes confused by his descendants. There are references in the early New Haven records to Benjamin Wilmot, and then, beginning in June 1646, there are also references to Goodman or Old or Old Goodman Wilmot. The writers, of the records, made a clear distinction between the two men (as the record keepers in most towns did). In deference to his age the father is called Goodman, the son is simply referred to as Benjamin. Records after Benjamin, the sons, death, in 1651, sometimes call the father Benjamin, but at this point we, and the town recorder, know exactly who was at court. Summary: Records before April 1651 referring to Benjamin, belong to the son not the father, and references to Goodman or Old belong to the father.------------
The New Haven Fundamental Agreement of 1639 was signed initially by 63 men. Within a short time another 48 men had signed the agreement, Benjamin Willmott was one of this group of signers.
Benjamin received a grant of land in 1641, a small lot on the bank side or the west side of the creek, which establishes his presence in New Haven.
In 1644 he took the Oath of Fidelity. There are a few instances in the colony and town records of Benjamin being fined for not having bullets or being late for training or putting cattle where he wasn't supposed to.
In Feb 1650/1 Benjamin Willmott sold to Thomas Powell his home lot, between Mr Yale and Thomas Johnsons lots, also two and a half acres of land in the Yorkshire quarter, with a barn, and another 3 & a half acres of land.
Benjamin died just 2 months later.
The children of Benjamin & Elizabeth Heaton:
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Torrey’s New England Marriages Prior to 1700. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2008.) Originally published as: New England Marriages Prior to 1700. Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. p. 1689
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On 21 Apr 2015 at 03:14 GMT Michael Stills wrote:
On 21 Apr 2015 at 01:20 GMT Ed Poor wrote:
She was mother of James Heaton
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?pagegr&GRid131374894Elizabet [Ken Smith]
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