Thomas(2) Benedict
Birth:-----1640 Southold, L. I.
Death:----Nov., 1688 Norwalk,
Father:--- Thomas(1) Benedict

Spouse:--- Mary, dau. of Andrew Messenger
Married:------ Jan., 1665


MARY(3), b. Dec. 4, 1666.      
ESTHER(3), b. Oct. 5, 1679, 
THOMAS(3), b. Dec. 5, 1670.    
ABIGAIL(3), b. June 8, 1682. 
HANNAH(3), b. Jan. 8, 1675-6.  
ELIZABETH(3), b. 1684. 

THOMAS2 (Thomas1), was b. 1640, Southold, L. I., where, and at Huntington, he passed his youth and early manhood. In 1662 he moved with his father's family to Jamaica, and in the year following the town granted him a "home lot" and "ten (10) acres of meadow." I conjecture, from this grant and from the fact that, Sept. 29, 1663, he signed with others a petition to be taken under the government of Connecticut, that he was of age. Dec. 13, 1663, he was appointed "to gather the rate made for the purchase of the Hills." He m. Jan., 1665, Mary, dau. of Andrew Messenger, one of the original settlers of Jamaica, March 10, 1656, and magistrate in 1661-62. Thomas moved to Norwalk 1665-6, and was made freeman in 1669;(*) pounder fence viewer and surveyor between 1667 and 1686. He d. at Norwalk, Nov., 1688-9. His inventory filed Nov. 5, 1689, shows a clear estate of 169. His wife survived him. (See Jamaica Rec.; Hall's Hist. Norwalk, Ct., pp. 75, 83).

(*) Thomas Benedict, Jr., bought of Joseph Fenn, 1671, "now home-lot, lyinge by the side of the creek or river called the Coafe"--4 acres--Hall's Hist. of Norwalk, Ct., p. 26



By: Lawrence Benedict
aka Larry Benedict