Benjamin Twitchell (1599-1675/1676) was a son of Richard Twitchell or Tuchel and Cicely Waller. He and an older brother, Joseph Twitchell, emigrated from Chesham, England to Dorchester, Massachusetts about 1630/1632. Benjamin married Mary Riggs before 1640, and later moved to Lancaster, Medfield and Sherborn, Massachusetts. Descendants and relatives lived in New England, New York, New Jersey, Illinois, California, Washington and elsewhere. Some descendants became Mormons and lived in Utah and elsewhere. Includes listings of Twitchell individuals serving in the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and World War I. Also includes some family history and genealogical data about the English ancestry to 1461 A.D., with some references to unfounded claims that the Twitchell family is connected directly to an "enobled Spaniard" who entered English in 1066 A.D. with the Normans. Also included are transcripts for all Twitchell entries in the parish registers of Chesham, Buckingham County, England between 1538 and 1635.
Includes indexes (listing Twichell as a variant spelling).
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