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Benjamin WEBBER

Male 1690 - 1741  (51 years)


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  • Name Benjamin WEBBER 
    Born 1690  Wells, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1741  York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From ancestry.com:

      “In the York County, Province of Maine Court of General Sessions on 3 January 1715, "Wee present Benjamin Webber & Mehittable Allen now his wife both of york for fornication....they owing the fact. Its Considered by the Court that they recieve Seven Stripes apiece on their naked backs at the post & pay fees of Court 7 Shillings or pay a fine of Thirty Shillings apiece to his Majesty & fees of Court as aforesd & Stand Committed" (Province and Court Records of Maine, volume 5, p. 173). It is not known whether they took the seven lashes or paid the thirty shillings.

      "Young married persons, whose courtship had been carried on under the convenient and comfortable New England `bundling' device, and had anticipated events unwisely, found themselves in the hands of the law, when their first child appeared in advvance of the physiological period of gestation. After labor was safely over both of them were haled into Court and ordered to the whipping post to receive a dozen stripes each at the hands of the public executioner. It is probable that many cases of premature delivery were unjustly punished" (Charles Edward Banks. History of York, Maine, Volume II, page 239).

      From an article "The Truth about Bundling," Yankee Magazine, September 1991, page 12: "Bundling, an old custom permitting unmarried men and women to court, fully clothed, in bed. What is the use of sitting up all night and burning out fire and lights, when you could just as well get under cover and keep warm. It was respectable enough in the early history of New England when religion was an all-powerful influence on behavior. But in succeeding generations, the innocent practice was corrupted producing an amazing number of sturdy brats. About 1785, unmarried women blushed to read lines like these:
      She'll sometimes say when she lies down,
      She can't be cumbered with a gown,
      And that the weather is so warm,
      To take it off can be no harm...

      The result was such a general storm of banter and ridicule that no girl had the courage to stand against it and as the ministers continued to thunder against bundling, the practice finally was killed off.”
    Person ID I9654  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2021 

    Father Samuel WEBBER,   b. Abt 1656, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1716, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Deborah LITTLEFIELD,   b. Abt 1660, Titchfield, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1740, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Family ID F5757  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mehitable ALLEN,   d. Bef 1738 
    Married Oct 1715 
    Children 
     1. Mehetabel WEBBER,   b. 13 Aug 1715, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Lydia WEBBER,   b. 23 Jan 1717/18, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Dorothy WEBBER,   b. 11 Feb 1719/20, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Bathsheba WEBBER,   b. 17 Jan 1721/2, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Anna WEBBER,   b. 17 Jan 1723/4, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Thankful WEBBER,   b. 14 Aug 1727, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Benjamin WEBBER,   b. 30 Apr 1731, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Patience WEBBER,   b. 12 Nov 1732, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Mercy WEBBER,   b. 4 Feb 1736/7, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F2376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha DAY,   b. 1700, Wells, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1743  (Age 43 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1738  York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Martha WEBBER,   b. 28 Oct 1739, York, York, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2021 
    Family ID F3381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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