Richard Benbow

Male Bef 1696 - 1708 - 1722


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  • Born  Before 19 Aug 1696  Deptford, County Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1708 - 1722 
    Notes 
    • This Richard was either the second or the third of that name in this family group. It was not uncommon in this family to name a younger child the same name as an older one who had died in infancy.

      There is little available information about the Admiral's son Richard who survived infancy, and what happened to him. If there are any legitimate Benbow descendants of the Admiral, it would be through Richard's line. He probably died before 1722, as he is not mentioned in his mother's will. One 1714 marriage in a nearby parish for a Richard Benbow has the groom's age as 24, which does not match a 1696 birthdate.

      There have been some who have claimed to descend through this line, but nothing certain is known. No one has produced sufficient documentation to date, and so -- as far as is known -- there are no legitimate Benbow-surname descendants of the Admiral. Many Benbow families carry stories of being descended or related to the Admiral, but family tradition must be viewed with caution and ideally must be supported by proof.

    Person ID  I1313  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  13 Jul 2008 

    Father  John Benbow,   b. 1650 - 1653, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Nov 1702, Port Royal, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Martha,   d. 14 Dec 1722, Deptford, County Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F477  Group Sheet


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