10 Jun 1639 - ____
Father: John PROCTOR
- BIRTH: 10 Jun 1639, Ipswitch, Essex, MA
Mother: Martha HARPER
_John PROCTOR __|
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|_Martha HARPER _|
Vital Records of Ipswich, Massachusetts to the Year 1850
The Essex Institute
Salem, MA, 1910
"PROCKTER, Benjamin, s. John, June 10,1639. CT. R."
"A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England"
Pub. Boston, 1860-1862
Repub. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, 1998
v3, pp489-490: "JOHN, Ipswich, came, 1635, aged 40 from London in the Susan and Ellen,
with w. Martha, 28; and ch. John,3; and Mary, 1; and in few yrs. was sett. at Salem. His
w. d. 13 June 1659; but he took sec. w. of the same bapt. name, wh. outliv. him. His will
of 28 Aug. 1672, pro. 28 Nov. foll. names w. and ch. John, Joseph, Benjamin, ds. Martha
White, Abigail Varney; Sarah Dodge; and Hannah Weeden, or some such name."
"Genealogical Gleanings in England: Additional Notes
About the Proctor Family"
Henry F. Waters
NEHGR, v51 p409 (July 1897)
"The earlier Benjamin Proctor who was about 17 in 1668 was the youngest son of the
first John Proctor and the one who married Deborah Hart In 1673(4)."
(While this conclusion is widely quoted, I frankly don't believe that Martha Harper Proctor
gave birth to this Benjamin that late in her reproductive life, especially given the Ipswich
birth record for 1639 quoted above.)