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Notes for Benjamin BENNETT


Residences & events:

Some of the following items from the Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in VA may belong to an older Benjamin Bennet:

Page 65.--14th November, 1761. James Bailey (Baley, Bailly) to Benj. Bennett, blacksmith, £40, 175 acres in Fork of James River, joining Samuel McDowell's tract.

Page 450.--27th July, 1762. Benjamin Bennett to John McNutt, £43, 175 acres in Fork of James, joining Samuel McDowel. Teste: Patrick ( ) McCollam, Patrick McCorkle. Delivered: James Trimble, 12th November, 1772.

6/24/1763 VA Benjamin served as juror for the court.

Page 436.--22d October, 1765. John ( ) Taylor and Mary ( ) to Benj. Bennet, £45, 330 acres in Forks of James; corner Michael Finney's old survey. Teste: John Leo.

Page 252.--15th May, 1767. Benjamin Bennet and Catherine to Isaac Ward, taylor, £48, 320 acres in Forks of James River; corner William Foster's land.

5/19/1767 Commission for private examination of Catherine, wife of Benj. Bennett.

Bennett vs. McNabb.--Chancery. Writ, 3d December, 1771.
Benjamin Bennett (orator), eldest son and heir of Richard Bennett. Richard died intestate, 1743, leaving orator an infant. Shortly before his death he bought 300 acres in Beverley's Manor, but died before getting a deed. Richard's widow, Martha, married William McNabb. William McNabb put two of his sons, James and Samuel, in possession of the land. Bill for title and accounting of personal estate. Richard had other children besides Benjamin.
William Thompson, aged 62 (deposes 16th May, 1773), was brother-in-law of Martha Bennett McNabb.

18th March, 1783. Benjamin Bennett, of Rockbridge, son and heir-at-law of Richard Bennett, deceased, to Rev. Archibald Scott, 245 acres gained by Benjamin from Beverley by a suit in chancery in 1780 in Augusta County Court, being the plantation where Wm. McKnab and Jacob Gabert formerly lived.
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