John Benjamin was born 4 October 1554 in Sussex, England and died 4 September 1606 in Sussex, England of unspecified causes. He married Joan Hook (1569-1619) 1579 JL in Heathfield, Essex, England.

Research Notes

Frank Everett Benjamin, researching the John and Richard lineage in England, found Wills from Lewes, East Sussex, England. These were transcribed from the Old English or Latin and show John Benjamin's father married Joane Hookes on January 18, 1584. Their children were listed as follows: John (1585), Susan (1586), Thomas (1587), Joane (1589), Gyles (1591), and Richard (1602). John Benjamin, Sr. died on September 4,1606 and Joane died on May 20,1619.

Marriage and Family

  1. John Benjamin (1585-1645) - migrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1632 on the Lyon 1632 voyage with wife and children. Listed on Watertown Founders Monument.
  2. Susan Benjamin (1586-)
  3. Thomas Benjamin (1587-)
  4. Joane Benjamin (1589-)
  5. Gyles Benjamin (1591-)
  6. Richard Benjamin (1602-) - migrated to Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1632 with brother John.


Offspring of John Benjamin, Sr. and Joan Hook (1569-1619)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Benjamin (1585-1645) 21 March 1585 Chalvington, Heathfield, Sussex, England 14 June 1645 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Abigail Eddy (c1601-1687)

Susan Benjamin (1586-)
Thomas Benjamin (1587-)
Joane Benjamin (1589-)
Gyles Benjamin (1591-)
Richard Benjamin (1602-)



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