Benjamin Wellington was born 1645 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts to Roger Wellington (1609-1698) and Mary Palgrave (1619-1695) and died 8 January 1710 Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts of unspecified causes. He married Elizabeth Sweetman (1646-c1694) 7 December 1671 in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Charlemagne (747-814)/s, Henry II of England (1133-1189)/s, Hugh Capet (c940-996)/s, William I of England (1027-1087)/s.

Research Notes

While he may have fought in King Phillip's War (1675-78), he certainly did NOT die there (despite claims from other sources). Instead he sired many children in the years afterwards.

Marriage & Family

  1. Ruhama Wellington (1671-1772)
  2. Elizabeth Wellington (1673-1729) - md Captain John Fay, a prominent figure in the civic affairs of Marlboro MA and Westboro MA. Many noteworthy posterity.
  3. Benjamin Wellington (1676-1738)
  4. Ebenezer Wellington (1678-)
  5. John Wellington (1678-1717)
  6. Mehetabel Wellington (1687-1776) - md William Sherman (1692-1740), parents of US Founding Father Roger Sherman (1721-1793) and many notable posterity.
  7. Joseph Wellington (1691-1746)
  8. Roger Wellington (1695-)


Offspring of Benjamin Wellington and Elizabeth Sweetman (1646-c1694)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ruhama Wellington (1671-1772)
Elizabeth Wellington (1673-1729) 29 December 1673 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States 8 March 1729 Westborough, Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States John Fay (1669-1747)
Benjamin Wellington (1676-1738)
Ebenezer Wellington (1678-)
John Wellington (1678-1717)
Mehetabel Wellington (1687-1776) 26 February 1687 Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts 12 April 1776 New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut William Sherman (1692-1740)
Joseph Wellington (1691-1746)
Roger Wellington (1695-)



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