Benjamin Wilmot

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ChartsAncestors of Edward Ambrose Cooke
Ancestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
Benjamin Wilmot, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at England, about 1590.1,2 He died at New Haven, Connecticut, 18 August 1669.2,1

Benjamin married Ann Ladd, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at England, before 1620.1,2,3

Benjamin and his wife settled early in New Haven, Conn. At Court on 2 May 1648, "Old Goodman Willmote" took the oath of fidelity. On May 1, 1654, "Old Goodman Willmot" desired of the Court, that his sone may be freed from training which was considered, and with reference to his own age, his wife's weakness, and their living at a farm, his son was freed, only "to attend as other farmers do." The son referred to was William.1

"Aged about fourscore," he made his will 7 August 1669 bequeathing
to three children of son Benjamin,
to Benjamin, Nathan, and Mary Burrill, and Lydia French, children of his daughter Anna,
and to his son William
Witnesses: Ralph Lines and Hohn Harriman, Jr

The inventory was taken by John Hodshon and Ralph Lines, £25 13s 2d.4


Ann Ladd d. 7 Oct 1688
This person was last edited on28 Sep 2017


  1. [S4] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Wilmot Family," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 59 (Jan 1905): 67-73, further cited as Jacobus, "Wilmot Family."
  2. [S53] Donald Lines Jacobus, Families of Ancient New Haven, 9 vols. in 3 (1924-1932; reprint, Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1974), 1981-1982, further cited as Jacobus, New Haven Families.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1689, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S1946] Winifred S. Alcorn, "Abstracts of the Early Probate Records of New Haven, Book I, Part I, 1647-1687," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 81 (April 1927): 121-135, at 135, further cited as Alcorn, "Early Probate Records of New Haven."