'Benson02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Benson of Aylesbury, Benson of Charwelton, Benson of Towcester

Noting their apparent common roots in Westmorland, it seems probable that the following family was connected to that shown in Benson01.
Richard Benson of Hecham near Kendall (Westmorland), later of Thame (Oxfordshire) (a 1590)
m. Katherine Greenwood
1. Richard Benson of Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire (d after 1606)
  m. Martha Taylor (dau of Richard Taylor of How in Bambleton)
  A. William Benson of Aylesbury (b c1590, d c1670)
m. ??
  B. Henry Benson of Charwelton, Northamptonshire (b c1593, d 1664)
  m. (12.04.1621) Frances Dumbleton (bpt 19.05.1605, dau/coheir of George Dumbleton of Bourton of family of Dumbleton Hall)
  i. Richard Benson of Charwelton (bpt 06.10.1625, bur 25.08.1670)
  m. (16.10.1651) Anne Wyrley (bpt 17.01.1621-2, d 30.09.1668, dau/coheir of John Wyrley of Dodford, widow of Henry Saunderson of Hedleyhope)
  a. Henry Benson of Dodford Manor (b c1652, bur 18.11.1725, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber to King Charles II)
  m. Elizabeth Grey (bur 22.04.1711, dau of Thomas, Lord Grey of Groby, sister of Thomas, Earl of Stanford)
  (1) Jane Grey Benson (bpt 23.12.1684, d 03.12.1731)
  m. (after 1680) Lucy Knightley of Fawsley (bur 28.08.1738)
  (2)+ other issue (d unm) - Christiana Elizabeth (b c1677, d 14.03.1730-1), Anna Maria (b c02.1673, d 09.06.1674)
  b. Mary Benson
  m. John Briggs of Borough
  c.+ other issue - Richard of Welford (b c1657, a 1681), Knightley (bur 06.02.1661-2)
  ii. Mary Benson (bpt 16.05.1624)
  m1. John Shipton of Maidstone
  m2. William Adams of Charwelton
  iii.+ other issue - George (bpt 16.01.1621-2, bur 26.01.1621-2), Martha (bpt 16.03.1622-3, bur 25.06.1623)
  C. George Benson of Towcester, Northamptonshire (b c1599, bur 02.05.1687)
  m. Mary Dumbleton (bpt 13.04.1612, bur 23.11.1693, dau/coheir of George Dumbleton of Bourton)
  i. George Benson of Little Bowden, Northamptonshire (bpt 01.10.1632, d before 17.06.1679, 2nd son)
  m. (c02.1657-8) Anne Knight (a 1679, dau of John Knight of Slapton)
a.+ issue (a 1679) - George in London (b 28.01.1658-9, bur 12.01.1684-5), Frances, Mary, Elizabeth
  ii. Richard Benson of Mousham, Essex (bpt 30.04.1635, d c1671)
  m. Jane Bull of the Isle of Wight
  iii. William Benson of Towcester (bpt 08.04.1649, d 05.11.1691)
  m. (21.02.1681-2) Elizabeth Wallis of Oxford (d 16.06.1703)
  a. George Benson (b 04.03.1682-3)
  iv. Mary Benson (bpt 26.04.1629, d 21.04.1690)
  m. (1649) Richard Butler of Preston Capes
  v. Elizabeth Benson (bpt 13.05.1637)
  m. (c03.1656-7) Adam Smith of London (son of Thomas of Cripplegate)
  vi. Martha Benson (bpt 24.02.1638-9)
  m. (30.09.1669) Thomas Hamond of London
  vii. Frances Benson (bpt 19.06.1641)
  m. (c12.1660) Robert Clarke of Sumersham, later of St. Ives
  viii. Anne Benson (bpt 20.01.1650-1)
  m. Henry Row of London
  ix.+ other issue - George (bpt 28.01.1630-1, bur 31.10.1631), Henry (bpt 01.04.1653, d unm 1676), Sarah (bpt/bur 24.05.1643), Persis (bpt/bur 24.05.1643), Margaret (a 1681), Sarah (a 1681)
  D. Joyce Benson
  m. Stephen North of Ailesbury
  E. Sarah Benson
  m. Robert Jephs of Alesbury
  F. Elizabeth Benson
  m. John Reeve of Mash
  G. Martha Benson
  m. William Penny of London
  H.+ other issue - Richard of London (d 1625), Catherine
2. Nicholas Benson of London (6th son)
  m. Elizabeth Garton of Sussex
  A. John Benson mentioned in Visitation (London, Benson, 1634)
3.+ other issue - William (d unm Ostend), Henry (d young), Henry (d unm), George of London (b c1558-64, d unm before 1646), Hugh (dsp)

Main source(s): Visitation (Northamptonshire, 1681, Benson of Dodford)
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