Birth: William Bennett was born about 1604.
Death: He died in Manchester on November 20, 1682.
Ship: Unknown. He arrived ca. 1632.
Life in England: There is no information about his life in England, although he may have trained as a carpenter there.
Life in New England: William Benett first appeared in Plymouth Colony in the tax list of March 25, 1633. He left for Salem within a year. He obtained land there and married. His wife was a member of the church and their children were baptized there. He served as a fenceviewer in 1640. By 1645 he had removed to the area that became Manchester. There he served on several juries, was constable in 1650 and 1662, and was a selectman in 1665 and 1679. Bennett was a carpenter, but at the age of 73 was licenced to keep an ordinary [tavern or inn], perhaps because he was no longer able to work.
Family: William Bennett married Janes Knowles about 1637, assuming she is the mother of all his children.
Children of William and Jane Bennett: