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    Ancestors of Thomas Benne, brewer in Colchester, ca. 1610

    @Ellie7: thanks for your contribution. The first book looks very promising. even if the sought name will not appear, reading the history will be a real treat. Thanks again.
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    Ancestors of Thomas Benne, brewer in Colchester, ca. 1610

    I'm afraid we'll hit more walls like this in the 17th century. I downloaded the will by the way, but it's not easy to decipher. Problems with wills is that they usually only mention "the kids", and no names. That's at least common practice in the Netherlands, and I already read a lot!
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    Ancestors of Thomas Benne, brewer in Colchester, ca. 1610

    Thanks for your information. Reading the google link it also seems Thomas the elder also had a brother named Elizeus. I suspect the family Benne was from Flanders. Colchester was a popular destination for people from Flanders that fled from religious percecution. The Thomas Benne from 1669 was a...
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    Ancestors of Thomas Benne, brewer in Colchester, ca. 1610

    LS, Am from Holland and just found an ancestor from the UK: Anna Benne from Colchester, born about 1617, married in the Netherlands 1637 to Nicolaes de Cantalu. I,m pretty certain she was a daughter of Thomas Benne, brewer in Colchester. One of his sons, also named Thomas, ran a few pubs in...
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