Richard BENJAMIN (son of John BENJAMIN) was born Abt. 1621 in Chalvington Parish, Heathfield, Sussex, England/Sussex Co., England48, and died 1681 in Southold, Long Island, Suffolk County, New York49.He married Anna on Abt. 1642 in Watertown, Massachusetts49. Notes for Richard BENJAMIN: From "The Benjamin Family in America": Richard Benjamin came to America on the ship Lyon on September 16, 1632 and entered at the port of Boston.On this same ship were John Benjamin and his wife Abigail (Eddye) Benjamin and four small children....Richard was entered on the passenger list as a separate individual and was listed as having come from Heathfield, Sussex County, England.John Benjamin was listed from that same area, also.Richard took the oath of allegiance to King Charles on June 2, 1632 before leaving England....Recently discovered Chalvington Parish Records give baptism records for both a John and Richard Benjamin and a John Benjamin is named father for both.However there is no indication as to whether this John Benjamin is the same individual in both cases....Needless to say, there must have been some relationship (between John and Richard). They made a very dangerous voyage together and John seems to have taken Richard under his wing, for Richard seems to have spent his early years in the same areas that John lived in, Namely Newtowne (now Cambridge) and Watertown, Mass.Richard was named a propritor of Watertown, Mass in 1642.This is about three years before John Benjamin died in Watertown....There is very little recorded about Richard Benjamin in the Watertown records.Apparently he married while still there, as the birth of a daughter is recorded there.About 1645 he and his family moved to Southold, Long Island, New York, where he resided until his death.In 1662 he signedthe appointment of Capt. Youngs for the hartford Colony under the Charter.At that time, Southold, L. I. was a part of the Hartford, Conn Colony and wasincluded in it's charter....THERE'S MORE WHENEVER I FEEL LIKE TYPING...IN WOOD DRAWER. (Note by Connie Moretti) More About Richard BENJAMIN and Anna: Marriage: Abt. 1642, Watertown, Massachusetts.49 Children of Richard BENJAMIN and Anna are:
Anna Benjamin, b. September 01, 1643, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts50, d. date unknown.
+Richard (jr) BENJAMIN, b. January 1644/45, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts51, d. September 29, 1730, Cutchogue, Long Island, Suffolk County, New York51.
Simeon Benjamin, b. Abt. 1648, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts52, d. Bef. 1698, Southold, Long Island, Suffolk County, New York53.