Benjamin MARSTON

Male 1651 - 1719  (68 years)


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  • Name Benjamin MARSTON  [1
    • He was an active and enterprising merchant and carried on for many years an extensive and profitable business with the West Indies, Spain, Nova Scotia, and Southern Colonies. He owned two warehouses and the wharves on which they stood, several vessels, brigantines, kethches, shallops and sloops. In the year 1700 he built a large and handsome brick dwelling house the first brick house in Salem. It was built by George Cabot, a mason from Boston. Its location was afterwards occupied by the Lee mansion on the corner of Essex and Crombie streets. He suffered great losses towards the close of his life. Some of his vessels were lost at sea, some taken by the French and pirates, and others having lost all their crew by disease, or otherwise, "ye voiages were spiled." In June, 1719, he sailed with his son Benjamin, Jr. in 'The good Briganteen Essex' from Salem to Ireland. His son (Benjamin Marston, Jr.) wrote from Dublin, 6 Nov 1719, to his other announcing "the death of his father there, from the Small Pox, and that he was taken ill of the same distemper, the night he died, and that he had recovered and was not much marked." He had a will on 1 May 1719. [1]
    Born 9 Jan 1650/1  Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 9 Mar 1650/1  First Church, Salem, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Fact Son of John Marston and Alice Eden of Ornesby, co. Norfolk and Salem Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 19 Sep 1719  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Cause: smallpox 
    Person ID I100668  Main Tree
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2020 

    Family 1 Patience ROGERS,   b. 13 May 1676, Ipswich, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1731, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 15 Apr 1696  Ipswich, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Colonel Benjamin MARSTON,   b. 24 Feb 1696/7, Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1754, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F41722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Abigail VEREN 
    Married 25 Nov 1678  [1
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2020 
    Family ID F41723  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Apr 1696 - Ipswich, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: smallpox - 19 Sep 1719 - Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S03310] Royal Families Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry: Vol. I Governor Thomas Dudley and Desc. through 5 Generations by Marston Watson.