Benjamin BELDEN

Male 1687 - 1741  (54 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Benjamin BELDEN was born 13 Jan 1687, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (son of John BELDEN and Dorothy WILLARD); died 09 May 1741, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    A felt maker and tavern keeper.

    Benjamin married Anne CHURCHILL Between 29 Jan 1713 and 1714, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Anne (daughter of Benjamin CHURCHILL and Mary ?) was born Abt 1682, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Benjamin BELDEN
    2. Charles BELDEN
    3. John BELDEN
    4. Ann BELDEN
    5. Mary BELDEN
    6. Prudence BELDEN

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John BELDEN was born 12 Jun 1658, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (son of John BELDEN and Lydia STANDISH); died Between 10 Jan 1713 and 1714, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: John Belding

    John married Dorothy WILLARD 15 Jun 1682. Dorothy (daughter of Josiah WILLARD and Hannah HOSMER) was born Abt 1663, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Feb 1754, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Ancient Burying Ground, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Dorothy WILLARD was born Abt 1663, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA (daughter of Josiah WILLARD and Hannah HOSMER); died 28 Feb 1754, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Ancient Burying Ground, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    Children:
    1. Dorothy BELDEN was born 11 May 1702, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 02 Jul 1704, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    2. Hannah BELDEN was born 12 Sep 1692, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Nov 1771, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    3. 1. Benjamin BELDEN was born 13 Jan 1687, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 09 May 1741, Greenwich, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    4. Lydia BELDEN was born 30 Nov 1694, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    5. John BELDEN was born 03 Dec 1685, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 24 Jun 1725, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Stephen BELDEN was born 21 May 1697, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Josiah BELDEN was born Between 12 Feb 1682 and 1683, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 05 Sep 1746, Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    8. Lydia BELDEN was born 09 Apr 1690, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 06 Apr 1693, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    9. Ezra BELDEN was born 27 Nov 1699, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John BELDEN was born Abt 1634 (son of Richard BAILDON and Margaret ACKRENDEN); died 27 Jun 1677, Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn..

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: John Baildon
    • Name: John Belding
    • Birth: 1631, Norwalk, Fairfield, Conn.
    • Baptism: 08 Feb 1634, Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England

    Notes:

    John was admitted freeman in 1657 and enlisted as a trooper under Capt. John Mason. He was active in town affairs, a merchant and perhaps a tavern keeper, and when he died, at the early age of 46, he left an estate of oc911. He wrote his name John BELDEN.

    John married Lydia STANDISH 24 Apr 1657. Lydia (daughter of Thomas STANDISH and UNKNOWN) was born Abt 1635. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Lydia STANDISH was born Abt 1635 (daughter of Thomas STANDISH and UNKNOWN).

    Notes:

    Lydia is said to be the daughter of Thomas and Susanna Standish.

    Children:
    1. Jonathan BELDEN was born 21 Jun 1660, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died 06 Jul 1734, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was buried , Ancient Burying Ground, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    2. Margaret BELDEN was born 29 Mar 1677, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 13 Dec 1747, Colchester, New London, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Old Burial Ground, Colchester, Connecticut.
    3. Ebenezer BELDEN was born Between 08 Jan 1672 and 1673, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 02 Nov 1739, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Ancient Burying Ground, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    4. Samuel BELDEN was born 03 Jan 1665, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 27 Dec 1738, New London, New London County, Connecticut.
    5. Sara BELDEN was born 31 Mar 1668, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Joseph BELDEN was born 23 Apr 1663, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 07 Dec 1724, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    7. Daniel BELDEN was born 12 Oct 1670, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Abt 1696, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    8. Lydia BELDEN was born Mar 1675, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    9. 2. John BELDEN was born 12 Jun 1658, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died Between 10 Jan 1713 and 1714, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  Josiah WILLARD was born 1635, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA (son of Major Simon WILLARD and Mary SHARPE); died Jul 1674, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Joshua
    • Fact: 23 Jul 1674, Possessions inventoried
    • Fact: 03 Sep 1674, Court record will

    Josiah married Hannah HOSMER 20 Mar 1656, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Hannah was born Jan 1636, Hawkhurst, Kent, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Hannah HOSMER was born Jan 1636, Hawkhurst, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of Thomas Hosmer and Frances Bushnell

    Children:
    1. Simeon WILLARD died 08 Jan 1726.
    2. John WILLARD
    3. Hannah WILLARD was born 1674, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; died 04 Jan 1750, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut; was buried , Hammonassett Cemetery, Madison, New Haven Co., Connecticut.
    4. 3. Dorothy WILLARD was born Abt 1663, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Feb 1754, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; was buried , Ancient Burying Ground, Wethersfield, Hartford County, Connecticut.
    5. Josiah WILLARD was born 13 Mar 1659.
    6. Thomas WILLARD
    7. Samuel WILLARD was born 19 Sep 1658; died Between 1713 and 1714.
    8. Stephen WILLARD was born Between 1667 and 1668, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Jul 1741.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Richard BAILDON was born Abt 1598, Kippax, England (son of Lawrence BELDON); died Aug 1655, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Also Known As: Richard Beldon
    • Fact: Name spelled Belden, Bayldon and Belding

    Notes:

    On a list of those taking the oath of allegiance,March 26, 1913, is this entry: "Richard Bayldon aged 19 years born at Kippax in Comm. Ebor, (i.e., Count of York) intending to pass over for Bredaugh (Breda) to be a soldier under Capen Blundell." His name is signed Richard BAYLDONN with an extra n and a flourish. It is of little importance that his age is given inaccurately; the record shows his spelling of the name and his taste for adventure. He was involved in controversies over the settling of his father's estate in 1624, after which he disappears from English records. His identification with the man who is found at Wethersfield in 1641 rests upon these considerations. Richard BAYLDON was a younger son by a second wife in a large family of only moderate wealth. He had his fortune to make. Opportunities were not plentiful in England and if he had failed to win a competence after years of effort, if his wife had died and his home ties were broken, and if his sympathies were strongly with the Puritan party, it was quite natural that he should take his sons and set out for American, as others ere doing all around him. The emigrant seems to have been such a man. His name upon his arrival and presumably at his direction is spelled Richard BAYLDEN. It was an uncommon name borne as far as appears by no other family in England. The age of his sons and other circumstances would indicate that he was in the neighborhood of 50 years old. His eldest son bore the name of the deceased brother William. Those were days of careless pronunciation and phonetic spelling, and the name is soon spelled in various ways on the records and by members of the family, BELDEN and BELDING predominating. Richard is found acquiring and disposing of land and duly taking his part in the affairs of the new community until his death in 1655, when he left his family a considerable landed estate. The rapier, or gentlemen's sword, mentioned among his effects, was a weapon for which he could have found small use in Wethersfield and was doubtless a relic of his early days.

    Richard married Margaret ACKRENDEN 09 Dec 1622, Kippax, Yorkshire, England. Margaret was born Between 1591 and 1602, Yorkshire Co., England. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Margaret ACKRENDEN was born Between 1591 and 1602, Yorkshire Co., England.
    Children:
    1. Susan BELDEN was born 1623.
    2. Samuel BELDEN was born 1632; died 03 Jan 1713, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA.
    3. Sara BELDEN was born 1630, Woodsworth, Yorks, England.
    4. 4. John BELDEN was born Abt 1634; died 27 Jun 1677, Wethersfield, Hartford, Conn..
    5. Mary BELDEN was born 1625.
    6. Grace BELDEN was born 1627.

  3. 10.  Thomas STANDISH was born Abt 1612, England; died 05 Dec 1692, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.

    Thomas — UNKNOWN. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  UNKNOWN
    Children:
    1. 5. Lydia STANDISH was born Abt 1635.

  5. 12.  Major Simon WILLARD was born 07 Apr 1605, Horsmonden, Kent, England (son of Richard WILLARD and Margery HUMPHRIE); died 24 Apr 1676, Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 07 Apr 1605, Horsmonden, Kent, England

    Notes:

    Excerpt from genealogy.com: Connecticut, 1600-1800s Local Families and Histories, History of Wethersfield - He and wife came, May 1634, to Boston Mass., in company with his sister Margery and her husband Capt. Doler Davis, and soon became known as a prosperous merchant in Cambridge. In the fall of 1635, he with Rev. Peter Bulkeley, DD, led the movement which resulted in the settlement of Concord. He was Concord's first dep. to the Gen. Ct., 1636, and was re-elected every subsequent yr. until 1654, with three exceptions. He was, for 22 yrs. a memb. of Curt of Assistants, 1654 to death; figured prominently with Rev. John Eliot in settlement with the Inds.; in 1653 was elected Sgrt. Maj. of the Middlesex Co. Troops and played an important part in King Philip's War; rem. to Lancaster, 1659; Groton, 1671-2 where he held many town offices. He d. 24 apr 1676, in Charlestown, Mass.

    Excerpt from "WILLARD-HOSMER": To America in 1634. Lived at Cambridge, Middlesec Co., Mass. 1634, Concord 1635, Lancaster 1660, Groton 1672, Salem 1676. Major WILLARD's military career is detailed in Soldiers in King Philip's War, by George M. Bodge (Leominster, MA: 1896), pages 120-126. Simon was Clerk of Writs at Concord, MA for 19 years, and also served as Surveyor of Arms. It was whle he lived at Concord that he was promoted to major in 1653. When past age 70 he led 47 men thirty miles to route the Indians from an attack on Brookfield, MA. Married first in England; second about 1643, Concord, MA to Elizabeth Dunster (d. about 1643) ,daughter of Henry Dunster (bur. Sep 16, 1646, Bury, Lancaster) and Isabel Kaye; and third about 1645 Mary Dunster (b. Dec 15, 1630, Bury, Lancaster; d. Dec 28, 1715, Sudbury,MA) cousin of Elizabeth and daughter of Robert Dunster and mary Gerrett. Simon had no children by Elizabeth and his ten youngest were by his third marriage. As the widow of Maj. Willard, Mary married second, on Jul 19, 1680, Dea. Joseph NOYES. Simon's first marriage was recorded at marden, Kent as: Simon Willard & Mary Sharpe were married the 13 day (Oct. 1638).

    Simon — Mary SHARPE. Mary (daughter of Henry SHARPE and Jane FELYDE) was born 16 Oct 1614, Horsmonden, Kent, England; died Between 1642 and 1643, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Mary SHARPE was born 16 Oct 1614, Horsmonden, Kent, England (daughter of Henry SHARPE and Jane FELYDE); died Between 1642 and 1643, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Baptism: 16 Oct 1614, Horsmonden, Kent, England

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth WILLARD was born 1632; died 1632.
    2. Mary WILLARD was born Between 1632 and 1633, Hormondon, Kent, England; died Bef 1653, Charlestown, Middlesex, Mass..
    3. 6. Josiah WILLARD was born 1635, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA; died Jul 1674, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Elizabeth WILLARD was born 08 Apr 1635, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 29 Aug 1690, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts.
    5. Dorothy WILLARD was born 1638; died 1638, Infancy.
    6. Rev Samuel WILLARD was born 31 Jan 1640, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 12 Sep 1707, Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
    7. Sarah WILLARD was born 27 Jun 1642, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 22 Jan 1677.
    8. Abovehope WILLARD was born 30 Oct 1646, Concord, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 26 Dec 1663.