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Mary Brigham Benedict
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Birth: 1617
Retford, England
Death: 1717
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA

~MY ANCESTOR~
Mary Brigham was a fellow passenger on the ship that brought her future husband, THOMAS BENEDICT, from England to Mass. Bay Colony in 1638. They were married shortly after they arrived.

She was the daughter of her husband's father's second wife (Mary was Thomas Benedict's step-sister), twenty-one years of age when they immigrated, and she lived to be 100 -- according to the "The Genealogy of the Bendicts of America" by Henry Marvin Benedict, 1870.

Her memories were told to her grandson, Deacon James Benedict of Ridgefield, who lived with Thomas & Mary Benedict. He put her memories into writing in the first history of the Benedict family in 1755.


From Thomas Benedict's will: "I do will and bequeath to my loueing wife Mary Bennidick my whole Estate, house and household, Lands, Cattle -- to use and despose according to ye controll and advise she, with my overseers afterwards mentioned, shall judge most during ye Time of her naturall Life...."

"Mary Benedict, ye Relickt of Thos Benedick Senr, late of Norwalk deceased, appeared before me, the 5th of November 1690, and attented upon oath yt according to ye best of her knowledge, ye above sd Inventory is a true Inventory. Signed Thomas Fitch, Comiss." Their sons, John & Samuel were named administrators of his estate along with their mother. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Thomas Benedict (1617 - 1690)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Benedict (1641 - 1688)*
  John Benedict (1649 - 1729)*
  Mary Benedict Olmsted (1650 - 1693)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
East Norwalk Historical Cemetery
Norwalk
Fairfield County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: NO TOMBSTONE REMAINS
 
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Feb 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33581171
Mary <i>Brigham</i> Benedict
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Mary <i>Brigham</i> Benedict
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- Margaret Harbeck
 Added: Dec. 6, 2014
9th great grandmother
- Sherri
 Added: Nov. 14, 2014
My 10th grandmother
- Melody Roberts
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
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