m. 28 Sep 1625
Facts and Events
Benjamin was the youngest son, and 11th of 12 children born to Richard Borden and Joane Fowle. Richard had been involved in land purchases in New Jersey, known as the Monmouth Plantation, about 1665. Three of his sons (Francis, Samuel, and Benjamin) received land in the Monmouth plantation as their patrimony. Benjamin settled in Shrewsbury, where, on 22 September 1670 he married Abigail Grover (1653-1720). Abigail was the the fifth of seven children of James Grover and Rebecca Cheeseman. The later couple were among the original purchasers of the Monmouth Plantation. They had originally settled at Gravesend, Long Island, as part of the Lady Deborah Moody's community in the New Netherlands. Benjamin and Abigail lived for many years at Middletown, but in 1713 moved to Evesham, Burlington County, New Jersey. During the course of their married life Abigail bore ten children. Abigail died in Evesham on 8 January, 1720. Following her death Benjamin married Susannah Page, sometime in the 1720's. There were no children from this marriage. Benjamin died about 1728.
Like his father, he owned a substantial amount of land, and was elected to several public offices. The first court of Monmouth County, New Jersey, was held in his house in Shrewsbury in 1676. He became justice of the peace in 1685, and in 1692 and 1694 was elected to the General Assembly from Middletown. Her served as road commissioner from 1693 to 1711. In 1695 and 1698 he was elected as one of the six members to the General Assembly from Monmouth County, and represented Monmouth County in the House of Representatives, from 1708 to 1709.
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History of Monmouth County, New Jersy, 1664-1920 By Lewis Historical Publishing Co Published 1922 Lewis historical publishing company, inc.
p419 Between the years 1688 and 1695 a strip of land reaching nearly across the county was taken by men from Middletown, and was known as the "Middletown Men's Lots." It reached from the fifteen hundred acres of Peter Sonmans along the northwest side of Burlington path to the Pines and was divided as follows: In equal divisions of 480 acres to Joseph Throckmorton, James Bowne, James Ashton, Philip Smith ; also 300 acres to John Stout, 270 acres to Job Throckmorton, and 240 acres to Benjamin Borden.
Index to History of Monmouth County, New Jersey, text not available
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From Stillwell, 1903:Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 3
3 4 In 1672, George Mount 's name was coupled together with Benjamin Borden in the purchase of lands from the Indians at Middletown , and again, in 1676, the same individuals, George Mount and Benjamin Borden , received patents for lands adjacent to each other in Cohansey, West Jersey . This intimate association raised a hope in the minds of some that the maiden name of the wife, or the mother of George Mount , was perhaps Borden , but a study of the wills of Matthew Borden , of Hedcorn, England , and his two emigrating sons, Richard and John , eliminates any such conclusion, and we are forced to decide that the intimate relations of Mount and Borden were based upon friendship and not kinship. Further it might be well here to eliminate another suggestion, that George Mount married a sister of Abigail Grover , wife of Benjamin Borden , but this, too, falls to the ground when an analysis of the known Grover history is made.