Benjamin Child is described in the Child genealogy, as the nephew of Deacon Ephraim Child of Watertown, Mass., who came over in 1630 from probably Bury St. Edmunds in Co. Suffolk, England. The same relationship is also stated by Bond in his History of Watertown, whose opinion undoubtedly influenced the author of the genealogy. Bond also gave Richard and John Child, who are mentioned in the will of Deacon Ephraim, as his nephews. To the compiler of this history, the proper interpretation to be given to the will of Ephraim, is that Ephraim, the son of Benjamin Child of Roxbury, bears the same relationship to Deacon Ephraim, as does Richard and John; the bequests are similar in character and extent.
Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary of New England, says: Benjamin of Roxbury, probably nephew of Ephrain here, son of Benjamin in England. Then later on speaking about the will of Deacon Ephraim: provided for widow Eliz., for Richard and John Child, probably nephews, and Ephraim another nephew, son of his brother Benjamin.
Birth: 1635/1636 in Gower, Glamorgan, Wales
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