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Richardus Benbowe

Male 1665 - 1712


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  • Name  Richardus Benbowe 
    Born  29 Jul 1665  Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1712  Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I11466  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  5 Nov 2006 

    Father  Edwardus Benbowe,   b. 3 Jul 1636, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1665 
    Mother  Anna Johns,   b. Abt 1641, Llanbrymmair, Montgomery, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  20 Jul 1662 
    Family ID  F2952  Group Sheet

    Family  Susanna Jones,   b. 1 Jul 1664, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  25 Aug 1690  Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Benbow,   b. 7 Oct 1692, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Susannah Benbowe,   b. Abt 1695, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. John Benbowe,   b. 11 Jun 1699, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Gershom Benbowe,   b. 21 Apr 1700, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jul 1751, Bladen, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Benjamin Benbowe,   b. 1702, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Charles Benbow,   b. 20 Dec 1705, Trefeglwys, Montgomeryshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1774, Bladen, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  25 Sep 2003 
    Family ID  F2951  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • There is no record of his death. In 1713 his home became the Meeting Place for Quakers, and his widow married Edward Jennings, another prominent Quaker.
    • (Research):Sometime after 1704, when his son Charles' baptism was recorded in Trefeglwys Parish, Richard became a member of the Society of Friends - a "Quaker." Richard Benbow's name appears subsequently in the records of Dolobran Meeting, and his home was used as a local meeting place during those years. Susanna became a prominent Quaker in the area, particularly after her husband's death. While all Benbow families in this area were probably kin, the departure of Richard from the Church of England caused problems in the relationships between the Anglican and Quaker cousins. Some Christian names, such as Richard and Charles, appear in both lines, and it is difficult to sort these out without a careful eye. We are indebted to cousin Ronald Morris, who is a historian by profession, for the invaluable information he has given us about this family, who are also his own ancestors, as he descends from Richard's son John.

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