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Captain Benjamin Donnell, Sr. (b. May 11, 1714, d. Abt. 1789)Benjamin Donnell, Sr. (son of Nathaniel Donnell and Elizabeth Todd)1278, 1279, 1280, 1281 was born May 11, 1714 in Massachusetts, and died Abt. 1789 in Massachusetts.He married Sarah Kingsbury on January 17, 1740/41 in York, York, ME1282, 1283, 1284, daughter of John Kingsbury III and Mary Stickney.
Notes for Benjamin Donnell, Sr.:
Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Book V. 44, 43001 - 44000 1903, page 341 states the following:
Benjamin Donnell who had served in the early wars was at the siege of Castile 1779.The troops in the expedition were transferred in his own vessel from Bath to Boothby.He was born about 1720.
Listed in DAR Patriot Index (1990), part 1.
The following is from The Genealogy of the Descendants of Henry Kingsbury of Ipswich and Haverhill, Mass, p. 494:
Abigail Kingsbury, of York, one of the children and heirs of Mr. John Kingsbury, late of York, conveys to Benjamin Donnell, of York, all her Right in two full Third Parts of the Dwelling House and Lands which my Honored Father died seized of now in the Improvement of the said Benjamin," "at the Lower End of the Town and fronts on York River, Bounded N.W. by a Lane leading down to York River; and so runs back N.E. from said River to the Country Road;" Nov. 25, 1746.York Deeds, XXVII, 59.
From The Genealogy of the Descendants of Henry Kingsbury of Ipswich and Haverhill, Mass, p. 494:
March 24, 1755, Nathaniel Harmon, of York, Gentleman, and Mary, his Wife, John Bane of the same place, Husbandman, and Hannah, his Wife, which said Mary and Hannah were Children and two of the Heirs of John Kingsbury, late of York, Deceased, and the said John when he died was Seized of one third Part of 20 acres, &c., which became the Right and Inheritance of his Children, viz.: the said Mary and Hannah, and their two Sisters, Sarah and Abigail, in Equal Parts, now the said Nathaniel and Mary, and John and Hannah, convey their portion of the 20 acres, now under the Improvement and Subject to the Life Right of their Mother, Mrs. Mary Sayward, as her Dowry, being late Widow of the said John Kingsbury, to Benjamin Donnell of York, for [pound sign] 26, 13, 4.York Deeds, XXXII, 160.
More About Benjamin Donnell, Sr. and Sarah Kingsbury:
Marriage: January 17, 1740/41, York, York, ME.1285, 1286, 1287
Marriage Notes for Benjamin Donnell, Sr. and Sarah Kingsbury:
Benjamin Donnell and Sarah, his wife, one of the children and heirs of John Kingsbury, late of York, Deceased, convey to Samuel Paul, of York, Marinier, land in York, August 11, 1762.York Registry of Deeds, XXXIV, 208.
Children of Benjamin Donnell, Sr. and Sarah Kingsbury are:
- +Hannah Donnell, b. October 06, 1751, York, ME1288, 1289, 1290, d. February 24, 1827, Bath, ME1291, 1292.