Daniel Benyon


Personal and Family Information

Daniel was born about 1646, the son of Daniel Benyon and Mary Knight. The place is not known.

He died on 25 JUN 1690 in Shropshire, England.

His wife was Ellen Ridgway, who he married on 15 APR 1674 in Chester, England. Their five known children were Mary (c1676-?), John (1677-?), Thomas (c1680-<1709), Elizabeth (c1683-?) and Paul (c1684-<1711).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Daniel Benyon


Daniel Benyon


John Benyon


George Benyon


Margaret Brabant


Jane Howell


John Howell


Mary Knight


Thomas Knight



BirthABT 1646
Death25 JUN 1690
Place: Shropshire, England
Christening21 JUN 1646
Place: St.. Julians, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England


Note 1

!Notes: [Only son of Daniel Benyon and Mary Knight] was baptised at St.. Julian's, Shrewsbury, 21st Jun, 1646. He was afterwards "of Ashe Magna, in the county of Salop, gentleman." Settlement, before Marriage, dated 19th February, 26 Charles II. [1674]. -- "Rowland Hunt, of Bratten, in the county of Salop, esquire, Philip Henry, of Broad Oake, in the county of Flint, clerke, William Dod, of Bletchley, in the county of Salop, gentleman, and William Ridgway, of Coole Lane, in the county of Chester, gentleman," were trustees of the settlement.

!P: The License Bond for his Marriage is dated 26th February 1673-4, and it is registered at Chester. He is therin described as "Daniel Benyon, of Ashe Magna, in the county of Salop, gentleman."

!P: He joined his Wife in a Settlement, dated 22 December, 1682. -- "William Benyon, of Wexall, in the county of Salop, gentleman," was also a party to this settlement.

!P: His death is thus recorded by Philip Henry:-- "Mr. Daniel Benyan of Ash, my dear friend and kinsman, died June 25, 1690; a very serious, pious gentleman, and an Israelite indeed; a true lover of and ready benifactor to all good men, especially good Ministers."

!P: His Will of 23 June, 1690, was proved at Lichfield, 17 March 1690-1, by his Widow.