Person:Benjamin Twitchell (11)

Benjamin Twitchell
b.Est 1625
m. by abt 1625
  1. Benjamin TwitchellEst 1625 - 1681
  • HBenjamin TwitchellEst 1625 - 1681
  • WMary Riggs1632 - Bef 1672
m. Bef 1649
  1. Elizabeth TwitchellEst 1649 - 1717
  2. Joseph TwitchellEst 1653 - 1710
  3. Benjamin TwitchellEst 1656 - 1730
  4. Mary Twitchell1658/59 -
  5. Hannah Twitchell1660 -
  6. Abiel Twitchell1663 - 1744
  7. Bethia TwitchellAbt 1665 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Benjamin Twitchell
Gender Male
Birth[1] Est 1625 Probably son of Joseph Twitchell of Dorchester.
Marriage Bef 1649 Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States (probably)Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Mary Riggs
Death[3][4] 14 Dec 1681 Sherborn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Family of Richard Twitchell of Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Robert Charles Anderson concludes that "While this scenario (that Joseph and Benjamin Twitchell of Dorchester were sons of Richard of Chesham), is not impossible, it seems highly unlikely, making both men appear much older than they appear to be from the New England records. In particular, if this arrangement were correct, Benjamin Twitchell would be about fifty years old at his marriage to Mary Riggs."[1]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Joseph Twitchell, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995)
  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862)

    "Twitchell, Tuchill, or Twitchwell, Benjamin, Dorchester, was prob. of Medfield 1663, with w. Mary and sev. ch. of wh. Joseph, and Benjamin, to wh. we can affix no dates of b. may have been, beside Mary, b. 8 Mar. 1659; Hannah; Bethia; Abiel, 1 Nov. 1663; were part; but no more is with precis. relat. exc. he was among grantees of Lancaster 1654."

  3. Twitchell, Ralph Emerson. Genealogy of the Twitchell family: record of the descendants of the Puritan, Benjamin Twitchell, Dorcester, Lancaster, Medfield, and Sherborn, Massachusetts, 1637-1927. (New York, N.Y.: H.K. Twitchell, 1929)

    … he removed to Medfield, in the neighborhood of which, tradition declares, he was killed by Indians and his house burned. This occurred in 1675-6, at the outbreak of King Philip's War [sic, see following probate record].

  4. Massachusetts. Probate Court (Suffolk County). Probate records, 1636-1899. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1969-1971)
    Vol. 9, p. 66.

    23 Dec 1681: Inventory on Benjamin Twitchell of Sherborn "who deceased 14th December 1681": £102:06:06, debts: £4.0.9, by Benjamin Bullard, Joseph Morse.
    29 Dec 1681: Administration of Benjamin Twitchell late of Sherborne dece'd intestate granted to Joseph Twitchell his eldest son.