Benjamin Kent

8 January 1701–1749 (Age 47)
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Benjamin

When Benjamin Kent was born on 8 January 1701, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, John Kent, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Smith, was 27. He married Persis Doggett on 31 October 1723, in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died in 1749, in Kingston, Jamaica, at the age of 48.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Kent
1701–1749
Persis Doggett
1704–1760
Marriage: 31 October 1723
Penelope Kent
1724–1725
Persis Kent
1726–1763
Penelope Kent
1726–
Elizabeth Kent
1731–1763
Nathaniel Kent
1733–1755
Bathsheba Kent
1735–1755
Joseph Kent
1737–
Mary Kent
1739–1762
John Kent
1742–
John Kent
1755–1835

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 October 1723
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (1)

1739

Age 38

After two major Maroon Wars, signed treaties with the British. In the treaty of 1740 -- given land and rights as free men. They were to stop fighting and recapture run-away slaves. Caused a rift because not all Maroons believed in returning recaptured slaves to plantations.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kent, an ancient Celtic name. The surname is also frequent in Scotland and Ireland. In Irrerwick in East Lothian, English vassals were settled in the middle of the 12th century and in Meath in Ireland in the 13th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Benjamin Kent, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Benjamin Kent, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Benjamin Kent, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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