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BENNETT


     DAVID BENNETT , b. abt. Abt 1616 in England, and d. 04 Feb 1718/19 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:442] He was a Physician who resided in  Rowley.[1/167]

     He married (1) MARY PLUMMER ON 29 Apr 1672 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:248] Her birth date us unknown. She died on 27 Sep 1682 in Rowley.[2/1:442] She was the widow of John Cheney of Rowley.[2/1:248] and  the daughter of FRANCIS and RUTH PLUMMER of Newbury.

     David married (2) Rebecca SPENCER on 14 Feb 1681/82 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:248, 259][3/2:68]  She was the daughter of Capt Roger SPENCER. Her sister Mary spencer was the wife of Sir William Phips, adventurer and future governor of Massachusetts. Being childless, Sir William adopted Rebecca's oldest child, Spencer Bennett.[1/167] (Note: V.R. Rowley, v. 1, p. 248, 259 - gives her name as "Rebekah Buller" & m. date of "Feb. 14, 1682" does not list her as a widow and she is carried the same in Ipswich with the same date of marriage.[3/2:68])

CHILDREN OF DAVID AND (1) MARY PLUMMER:

  1. Elizabeth Bennett, b. 10 Nov 1672, Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:21] She m. Nathaniel Crosbey on 13 Nov 1693.[2/1:248]
  2. David Bennett, b. 29 Dec 1678 Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:21], bur. 5 May 1679 Rowley.[2/1:442]
  3. SARAH BENNETT

CHILDREN OF DAVID AND (2) REBECCA SPENCER:

  1. Metunas Bennett, b. 18 Sep 1682, Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:21]
  2. David Bennett, b. 04 Nov 1683, Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:21]
  3. Spencer Bennett-Phips, b. 06 Jun 1685, Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:21]
  4. William Bennett, b. 09 Jul 1687, Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:21]


     SARAH BENNETT, b. 15 Sep 1682 Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:21] She d. in 1754 in Wiscassett, Lincoln Co., ME. She married JOHN DECKER on 21 Jan 1705/06 in Rowley, Essex Co., MA.[2/1:248, 280]


SOURCES:

  1. James Savage, "A GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY of THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND"
  2. Vital Records of Rowley, Essex Co., MA., to the year 1849
  3. Vital Records of Ipswich, Essex Co., MA, to the year 1849