Mary Bennett

12 March 1665–12 April 1743 (Age 78)
King George, Virginia, British Colonial America

The Life of Mary

When Mary Bennett was born on 12 March 1665, in King George, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, Dr. John Bennett Thomas, was 40 and her mother, Mary Sawyer, was 37. She married William Johnson on 10 February 1688, in Middlesex, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 12 April 1743, in Lancaster, Virginia, British Colonial America, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lancaster, Lancaster, Virginia, British Colonial America.

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Family Time Line

Colonel Joseph Matthaus Ball
Mary Bennett
Marriage: after 11 February 1707
Elizabeth Johnson
Francis Carter Ball
Hannah Frances Ball
Elizabeth Ball
Hannah Ball
Esther Ball
Anne P. Ball
Edward Ball
Joseph Ball
Elizabeth Ball
Mary Ball

Spouse and Children

after 11 February 1707
Virginia, British Colonial America


    Elizabeth Johnson


    Francis Carter Ball


    Hannah Frances Ball




+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



World Events (2)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 23

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 55

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

English: from the medieval personal name Benedict (Latin Benedictus meaning ‘blessed’). In the 12th century the Latin form of the name is found in England alongside versions derived from the Old French form Beneit, Benoit, which was common among the Normans. See also Benedict .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Bennett, "Delaware, Church Records, 1707-1939"
  • Mary Bennett, "New Jersey, Church Records, 1675-1970"
  • Mary Bennett, "Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907"

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