Richard Bennett, Jr. was born 1645 in Upper Parish, Virginia to Richard Bennett (1609-1675) and Mary Ann Longworth and died 1676 of Drowned at Sea. He married Henrietta Maria Neale 1675 in Upper Parish, Virginia.


Son of popular Virginia Colonial Governor Richard Bennett (1609-1675) whose wikipedia page that this Richard died young at sea in 1676. However that date does not agree with the birthdate of his several children.

Richard Bennett is thought to be a son of Thomas Bennett (1570–1616) and Antsie Tomson of Wiveliscombe. In 1666, Secretary Thomas Ludwell wrote to Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington that Richard Bennett seemed to be of the same family, sharing the same coat of arms (also shared by the Bennetts of North Bavant, Wiltshire). By 1642, Richard Bennett married Mary Ann Longworth (widow of John Utie, Jr.); their children were:

  1. Richard Bennett Jr., married Henrietta Maria Neale, daughter of James Neale of Maryland; drowned at sea 1676
  2. Anna Bennett (died November 1687) first married Theodorick Bland of Westover and had three sons: the original surveyor of both Alexandria and Williamsburg Theodorick Bland, Richard Bland (who had many notable descendants), and John Bland, who was the great-grandfather of Chancellor Theodorick Bland of Maryland. Her second marriage was to Col. St. Leger Codd, and they had one son, also named St. Leger Codd.
  3. Elizabeth Bennett, married Col. Charles Scarborough of Accomac County, the son of Edmund Scarborough


Offspring of Richard Bennett, Jr. and Henrietta Maria Neale
Name Birth Death Joined with
Ann Bennett (1676)
Frances Silvester Bennett (1676-1737) 1676 Upper Parish, Isle of Wight, Virginia 1737 Isle of Wight, Virginia John Mangum (1678-1737)
Jane Bennett (1688-)
Sarah Bennett (1690-)
Richard Bennett (1692-)
Silvestor Bennett (1694-)
James Bennett (1698-1751)


Offspring of Richard Bennett (1609-1675) and Mary Ann Longworth
Name Birth Death Joined with
Richard Bennett (1645-1720) 1645 Upper Parish, Virginia 1676 Henrietta Maria Neale
Anne Bennett (1647-1687)
Elizabeth Bennett (1659-)



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