Thomas was born about 1535 in Shropshire, England, the son of Richard ap_Eignion and Alice Syer.
He died before 1588. The place is not known.
His wife was Elizabeth Lake. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were Thomas (c1553-?) and Robert (c1555-?).
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!Notes: Thomas Benyon, of Romaldesham [Barker Street] Shrewsbury, tanner, was living there in 1573, died previous to 1588.
!P: Trinity Term, 12 Eliz. 1571: -- Thomas Benyon and Elizabeth his wife plaintiffs, William Edney and Elizabeth his wife, Richard Hamonde and Elizabeth his wife, defendants, of 8 messuages, 8 tofts, 8 gardens, and 40 shillings rent of land in Shrewsbury.