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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Benjamin Kent
Persis Doggett
Marriage: 31 October 1723
Penelope Kent
Persis Kent
Penelope Kent
Elizabeth Kent
Nathaniel Kent
Bathsheba Kent
Joseph Kent
Mary Kent
John Kent
John Kent

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31 October 1723
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


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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.

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  • 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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