Monday, May 16, 2011
Benjamin Nye (Early Settler of Sandwich Massachusetts)
Benjamin Nye, my 8th g-Grandfather, was born on May 4th 1620 in Biddonden Kent England to Thomas Nye and Agnes Rye. His life was to be greatly affected by Thomas Tupper (subject of last weeks blog)
Benjamin arrived in the "New World" at the age of fifteen aboard the ship "Abigail" (the same ship that Thomas Tupper arrived on 4 years earlier)In all probability Benjamin was to serve as an apprentice to Thomas Tupper in Lynn Massachusetts. Benjamin followed Mr Tupper in 1637 to establish the Town of Sandwich Massachusetts.
On October 19 1640, the twenty year old Benjamin took for his bride the 17 year old Katherine Tupper (the daughter of Thomas Tupper). This marriage was to produce six sons and two daughters all born in Sandwich Massachusetts.
Benjamin was to build and operate a mill in Sandwich. He built his home around 1681 and the home is still standing and is operated today as a museum by the "Nye Family of America Association"
For pictures and the meuseum see (Click on the website side bar):
For Family Genealogy See: