Richard Bennett, Jr.

Male Abt 1650/1670 - Abt 1720  (~ 50 years)


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  • Name Richard Bennett, Jr. 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born Abt 1650/1670  Of Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 23 May 1720  Of Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I657  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2006 

    Father Richard Bennett, Sr.,   b. Abt 1625, , Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1709, , Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Mother Anne,   b. Abt 1636, Of, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1682, Of, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Family ID F399  Group Sheet

    Family Anne,   b. Abt 1664, Of Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 17 May 1720  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Children 
     1. Richard Bennett,   b. Abt 1670/1690, Of Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1735, , Surry, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
     2. Jane Bennett,   b. Abt 1670/1690, Of Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720, Of, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
     3. Silvester Bennett,   b. Abt 1670/1690, Of Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1720  (Age ~ 31 years)
     4. Frances Bennett,   b. Abt 1670/1690, Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1737, , Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)
     5. Anne Bennett,   b. Abt 1670/1680, Of Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1713, Of, Surry, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years)
     6. James Bennett,   b. Abt 1670/1690, Of Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Nov 1751, , Isle of Wight, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. One entry in Ordinance Index [1992] notes wife's name as Henrietta Marie Neal as opposed to "Anne" that I am currently using.

      2. Per 11 Mar 2003 email of Dr. John Palmer and author of book "The Mangums of VA, NC, SC, GE, MS, TN, AR, TX, UT, and Adjoining States": "Yes we are very certain now that John Mangum married Francis Bennett. She administered his will and estate at his death. The only unclear bit relates to her father. Richard Bennett, Jr. speaks of her as his granddaughter which is very puzzling. We believe she most likely was his daughter."

      3. The book "17th Century Isle of Wight County Virginia," by John Bennett Boddie, 1938, chapter XVI, Descendents of Richard Bennett of Isle of Wight: "Richard Bennett's [Sr.] first wife was named Anne. She was probably the mother of his children. The wife mentioned in his will was named Sarah and she subsequently married Robert Lancaster whose will is probated in 1720. (See will.) Sarah Bennett-Lancaster made her will the 31st of October, 1722, and same was probated 29 January, 1723.
      Richard Bennett, Sr., died in 1709. He was then probably between 80 and 85 years of age as he had several sets of great-grandchildren. 15 years before his death he made a deed of land in Surry to Ann Bell a married granddaughter. He made his will as "Richard Bennett, Sr.," on the 4th of December, 1709 and same was probated February, 1710. Children:
      1. Susan, married Daniel Lewis. One daughter, Mary Throp is mentioned in Richard Bennett's will.
      2. Martha, married _____Lewis.
      3. Richard. (See later)
      4. James, who is mentioned as "godson" in the will of Joyce Cripps, wife of George Cripps and former wife of Francis England, the 8th of April 1679. It will be recalled that Justinian Cooper deeded land to James’ grandmother, Alice Bennett in 1644 and that Cooper’s land was adjacent to that of Francis England. England made his will the 13th of March 1677 as "Francis England of Blackwater." In 1694 James Bennett was living in the Lower Parish of Surry County as shown by his father's deed above mentioned. On August 19, 1718, Charles Binns, his neighbor, deeded him the neck of land between Pocatink and Bridge Swamps containing 90 acres, witnesses were John Allen and Thomas Holt. (W & D., 1715-30, p. 139.) James willed this tract to his son William. James will was as follows, "I, James Bennett, of Southwark Parish in the County of Surry, give to my son William Bennett plantation on which he now lives in part of a tract formerly bought of Charles Binns; to my son James 20 sh.; to my son John all my carpenters and coopers tools now in his possession. To daus. Anne, Martha, Mary and Sarah, personalty. To my daughter Bridget the use of my best house as much land as she can work. To my son Samuel the use of my plantation where he now lives. After death of Samuel and his wife without male issue I give plantation to my grandson, Thomas Bennett, son of William Bennett... Samuel to be exr. Teste; Charles Binns, William Goodwyn, Wm. Batt, Wm. Clark. Probated 17 October 1752. (Wills 3, page 804.)...
      Richard Bennett, Jr., eldest son of Richard, Sr., and his wife Ann, in 1699 was given the plantation "bought of William Miles in 1656" by his father, Richard, Sr. The name of Richard’s wife is unknown. He made his will in 1720, as follows, "I, Richard Bennett, of the Upper Parish of Isle of Wight, give to son Richard 200 acres of land where he now lives; to my son James the other 200 acres where he now lives, it being a conveyance of 400 acres taken out Mr. John Cofer's patent of 1450 acres; to Jane Cofer and her two sons Robert and John Cofer, my plantation whereon I now live, it being part of the land which was bought of William Miles. Also to Jane Cofer a small trunk and a gold ring; to Richard Cofer my long gun. To Magdalen Cofer a great pewter dish and basin; to Frances Mangum my granddaughter a feather bed and furniture; to dau. He Silvester, dishes and plates. Jane Cofer and William Allen, exrs. My trusty friends, John and James Carter to the overseers." Children:
      1. Richard, according to the Quit rents for Surry in 1704, was holding 200 acres in that county. This may be the 200 acres on which he was living at the time of his father's death. On May 23, 1744, John Langston of Surry deeded Robert Gray 200 acres on north side of Black Swamp in Surrey which he had purchased of Richard Bennett. Richard Bennett died intestate in Surry in 1735. Inventory of his estate was recorded in January 21, 1735. His personal property was appraised at 51 pounds by James Washington, Wm. Evans and Thomas Bell. It is difficult to determine who his children were, but those shown below are unplaced and may be his children, as he and another Richard shown below are seemingly the only ones of this name who died intestate. Children, may have been those shown below (tentative arrangement only as there is no proof):
      a. John, made his will in Surry, Jan. 24, 1750-51 (B. 3, p. 713.) He leaves his "well beloved friend and brother," without naming him, all of his personal effects except his horse which he leaves you with to Edward son of Daniel Eppes whom he appoints executor.
      b. Benjamin of Amelia, who may have been the Benjamin who is Richard Bennett's administrator. Benjamin bought land in Amelia in 1746 from William Baldwin and in 1751 from Thomas Morrow. He made his will Dec.31, 1767, and names wife Mary, sons William, John and Benjamin, daughters Susan, Elizabeth, Mary and Selah.
      c. Richard, died in Surry in 1719. An appraisal of his estate was made by Hugh Foster, William Howell, and Charles White Oct. 7, 1719. The administrator was Benjamin Chapman; personalty valued at 10 pounds. (Book 1715-30, page 230.) (Name placed here tentatively.)
      2. Jane, married John Cofer. She and her children John and Robert inherited the plantation their grandfather bought of William Miles in 1656.
      3. Silvester, no further record.
      4. (Daughter) married John Mangum, who was mentioned in will of Richard Bennett, Sr. Richard Jr., leaves his granddaughter Frances Mangum a feather bed.
      5. Ann, married John Bell. She is not mentioned in the will for father, as she had already received her portion. On August 30, 1694, Richard Bennett, Sr., of Isle of Wight made a deed of gift to Ann Bell, "the now wife of John Bell, lately Ann Bennett, daughter of Richard Bennett, Jr., of Isle of Wight." (Surry W & D. Bk., 1693-1707.) John Bell gave testimony in a lawsuit, July 9, 1705, and said he was 37 years old. He died intestate in Surry in 1713 and his wife Ann was administratrix. As he left no will his children cannot be ascertained and but two of them seem to be known. A Joseph Bell made his will in Surry in 1733 and left his property to his brother John and "cousin (nephew) Burrell.? This John Bell made his will in Surry in 1746 and mentions his son "Burrell," above named, and other children -- John, Benjamin, Balaam, James, Ann Parham, Hannah and Mary; wife Hannah. Hannah Bell made her will in Sussex in 1768 and mentions, daughter Hannah Thompson, grandson Lewis Parham, son Benjamin, son James, daughter Mary Anderson, grandsons Silvanus and Zadock Bell, granddaughter Phoebe Bell. The above-mentioned daughter, Hannah Thompson, married William Thompson prior to 1744. They moved from Sussex to Chatham County, North Carolina about 1750. Hannah Thompson made her will in Chatham, Sept. 7, 1784 and same as probated May, 1788. She mentions sons John and Balaam; daughters Sussannah Kendrick, Sarah Terrell, Hannah Terrell, Ann Kendrick: and her deceased husband William Thompson. The birth dates of the three oldest children of William and Hannah (Bell) Thompson are shown in the Albemarle Parish Register for Surry and Sussex, as follows: John Thompson, born June 24, 1744, baptized August 19, 1744. Balaam Thompson, born Oct.13, 1745; baptized Dec. 15, 1745. Sussannah Thompson, born Nov. 16, 1749; baptized March 8, 1750.
      6. James is given 200 acres from John Cofer's place by his father Richard. He patented 190 acres in Isle of Wight, 15 March 1741 on south side of Nottoway River, bounded by Ridley's Branch. (Book 20, page 199.) The 10th of July, 1745, he patented 382 acres in Brunswick on both side of Gravelly Run adjoining Edward Jackson. (Book 23, page 946.) In 1748 he received a grant of 404 acres in Brunswick on both side of Rocky Run. James Bennett made his will 11 Nov. 1751 and same was probated March 1, 1752, as follows: "To my son Benjamin Bennett all land lying between Honey Bottom and the upper line. To my children James Bennett, Mary Proctor, Frances Sands, Priscilla Dugger and Joseph Bennett, one shilling each. To my son Reuben Bennett all the lower part from said Honey Bottom and plantation; to my dau. Brambley Bennett, bible and furniture, etc., to wife Mary rest of the estate, she and son Reuben to be executors. Teste, John Dugger, John Duke and Edward Parish." Benjamin Bennett, evidently the eldest son was mentioned first in his will and was given land lying on Honey Bottom. Benjamin patented 180 acres in Brunswick on both sides of Stephen Creek in 1750. (Book 29, page 264) and together with his brother Reuben patented 263 acres 26 Sept., 1761. (Book 33, page 958.) On the 25th of May, 1770, Benjamin Bennett and Sarah his wife, Reuben Bennett and Mary his wife, of Brunswick, deeded William Brown of Prince George, "332 acres left Reuben Bennett by with last will and testament of James Bennett his father, the residue being granted to Reuben Bennett by patent 26 Sept.1." Benjamin Bennett made his will in Brunswick in 1783 as follows: "To my son John Bennett 150 acres where he now lives; to my son Benjamin Bennett five shillings, to son Richard Bennett 180 acres where he now lives; to son William Bennett 163 acres; to dau. Sarah Sadler five shillings, my plantation where I now live to be sold by my executors, my sons of John and William Bennett and another place bought for my wife Sarah for her life. Personal property to be equally divided between my wife and children. William, John, Mary, Elizabeth, Charles, Priscilla and Frankey Bennett, except one cow to Nancy Bennett and to my son James Bennett one colt to be sold to purchase land. Plantation of my wife to my son Charles after her death. Pro. 26 May, 1783.?

      DEATH:
      1. Based on date of will probate of 23 May 1720.

      2. [Photo of will on file.] This transcript from Lynn Parham: "TEXT OF WILL OF RICHARD BENNETT JR. (Isle Of Wight County Deeds, Ect., Great Book, 1715-1726 pg. 42) NOTE: This translation (& footnotes) is by Vaughn Ballard, 2320 Country Green lane, Arlington, Texas 76011. "March ye 3rd Day 1720 In the Name of God Amen.1 Rich'd Bennett in ye upper parish of Isle of Wight County in Virginia being sick & weak in body yet in perfect memory thanks be to God for it Do therefore do make this my Last Will & Testament as followith-first I Commit my soul to God our Heavenly Father trusting to be saved by Jesus Christ our only Saviour and my body on Earth to be Decently Buried & as for my worldly Goods I bestow as followith /Item/ I Give and bequeath unto my son Richd Bennett to him & his heirs lawfully begotten of his body two hundred acres of Land & over it being Land where on my Son Richard now lives /Item/I give & bequeath unto my son James with ye other two hundred acres of Land where on he now lives. I lay to him & to his heirs lawfully begotton of his Body forever it is a Coveyance of four hundred acres of Land I bought of Mr John Coffers pattin of Land being fourteen hundred & fifty acres /Item/1 Give & bequeath unto Jane Coffer & her two sons Rob Coffer & John Coffer to them & their heirs Lawfully of their body for ever my plantation and land whereon I now live I lay to them & to their heirs for ever it being part of Land Which was bought formerly of Mr Wm Miles /Item/ I Give and bequeath unto Jane Coffer a small trunk & a Gold Ring and a Great Iron pot /Item/ I Give & bequeath to Rich Coffer my Long Gun /Item/ I Give & bequeath to Magdalen Coffer one Great pewter Dish and one Great Basin /Item/ I Give and bequeath to Francis Manggum my Gran Daughter a feather Bed & all ye belongs to it 2/Item/ I Give and bequeath unto my Daughter Silvester a Couple of Dishes & a Couple of plates furthermore I do appoint Jane Coffer & Wm Allen to be my full and whole Exct to pay my Debts & to Receive what is owing to me & when these my Debts being paid ye rest of my Goods within Doores and outDoores to be Equally Divided amongst my Children / Desiring this my trusty friends Jno & James Carter to See this my Last Will & testament fulfilled In Witness here of I sett my hand & Seal.
      his Rich'd R Bennett {Seal} mark
      Assigned and Sealed in the presence of us
      his Jn J Carter mark his James H__ Carter mark Wm Allen Sr.
      At a Court held for Isle of Wight County the 23 day of May 1720 This last will & Testament of Rich'd Bennett was presented by the Exes & being proved by the witnesses is submitted to record.
      Test H. Lightfoot C. Cor. "

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      SOURCES_MISC:
      1. LDS Archive Record family group sheet with temple dates stamped. Submitted by Shirley B. Matern, 4198 S. 755 E., Salt Lake City, Utah 84107. References: "Southside Virginia Familes Va 112 Vol 1 pg 58-59; 17th Century Isle of Wight pg 300, 302-303; (7287) Va 7a Prt 2 pg 61 Will of Jmes Bennett; AM Pub c Vol 69 Wills 1732-1797 Will of James Bennett; DAR National Number of Mrs. Perry Belle Bennett Hough, 410 Chesterfield Ave., Lancaster, So. Carolina. #325731; Records Checked (Nil) Brunswick, Virginia; (7903) Va P7d Land Records of Pittsyvania County, Surveyor of Brunswick 1737-1770; (7292) Va B7f Vestry Book 1732-1798. Necessary explanations: According to Will of Richard Bennett Jr. child #5 Silvestor was a daughter. See back of sheet for additional sources checked [back not copied]."

      2. Pedigree Chart of Enid Willardson [deceased].

      3. LDS Archive Record family group sheet with temple dates stamped. Submitted by Shirley B. Matern, 4198 S. 755 E., Salt Lake City, Utah 84107. References: "Southside Virginia Familes Va 112 Vol 1 pg 57; 17th Century Isle of Wight pg 296-297-300 Va I 1c; DAR National Number of Mrs. Perry Belle Bennett Hough, 410 Chesterfield Ave., Lancaster, So. Carolina. #325731; Necessary explanations: Different spellings for name Peerce-Pierce-Peirce; James & Warwick County Records destroyed during the Civil War-see 17th Century Isle of Wight pg 290-291."