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Benjamin Fletcher

Male Abt 1640 - 1703


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  • Born  Abt 1640  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  28 May 1703  Boyle, Roscommon Co, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I3645  markhamchest
    Last Modified  7 Jan 2016 

    Father  William Fletcher,   b. 1600-1610,   d. 1643, Gloucester Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Abigail Vincent,   b. 1613, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F1305  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Hodson,   b. Between 1640 and 1650, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1698, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1685  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Vincentia Fletcher,   b. Between 1670 and 1690, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Ratham Fletcher,   b. Between 1670 and 1690, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Benjamin Fletcher,   b. Between 1670 and 1690, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Catherine Fletcher,   b. Between 1680 and 1690,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F1277  Group Sheet

  • Features
    Feature: Peter Mathews and Benjamin Fletcher – What’s the Connection?
    Feature: Peter Mathews and Benjamin Fletcher – What’s the Connection?
    There is good evidence for a familial relationship between Benjamin Fletcher, who served as governor of New York 1692-1698, and Peter Mathews, Fletcher’s “commander of the fort”. Peter Mathews is my 8xgreat-grandfather, so I have long been interested in the connection. PDF

    Biographies
    Fletcher, Benjamin
    Fletcher, Benjamin
    Benjamin Fletcher served as the English Governor of New York from 1692 to 1698 . . This brief biography focuses primarily on the personal life of Benjamin Fletcher – his home, family, and friends. PDF
    Fletcher, Benjamin
    Fletcher, Benjamin
    from the Dictionary of American Biography - FLETCHER, BENJAMIN (d. May 28, 1703), soldier, colonial governor, was the son of William Fletcher and his wife Abigail Vincent, of the parish of St. Lawrence Jewry, London . . . PDF
    Fletcher, Benjamin
    Fletcher, Benjamin
    These records have been compiled by Pamela Hutchison Garrett, for the Markham of Chesterfield website. They are by no means comprehensive for the life of Benjamin Fletcher. The primary focus here is to assist the identification of possible family members. PDF

    Sketches
    Sketch: Our Colonial Governor – Three Theories
    Sketch: Our Colonial Governor – Three Theories
    The purpose of this sketch is to introduce three theories that have come about in response to the statement that Catherine Mathews, the wife of John Markham, was the daughter of a Colonial Governor. PDF
    Sketch: The Princess Anne Regiment of Foot 1685 – 1692
    Sketch: The Princess Anne Regiment of Foot 1685 – 1692
    In my search for ancestors for my 8x-great-grandfather, Peter Mathews, I have closely followed his likely relative, Benjamin Fletcher. In 1691 the two men are noted together in the Princess Anne Regiment of Foot, serving in Ireland – Benjamin Fletcher as Captain, and Peter Mathews as Quartermaster. PDF
    Sketch: Athlone Ireland 1690-1691
    Sketch: Athlone Ireland 1690-1691
    Was Benfletcher Mathews a member of the garrison at Athlone in the late 17th century? –Or, was he a merchant or man of business in the town of Athlone?