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Benjamin Lynde

Benjamin Lynde, American jurist. member of council of General Court of Massachusetts, 1737-1752.

Background

  • Lynde, Benjamin was born on October 5, 1700 in Salem, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Benjamin and Mary (Browne) Lynde.

  • Education

    • Graduated from Harvard, 1718.

    Career

    • Naval officer at Salem, 1721-1728. Member of council of General Court of Massachusetts, 1737-1752. Agent to settle boundary dispute between N.H. and Massachusetts, 1737, between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, 1739.

      The American Association For Justice Massachusetts Superior Court, 1746-1771, chief justice, 1771-1772.

    Membership

    Member of council of General Court of Massachusetts, 1737-1752.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Bowes, November 1, 1731.
    • father: Benjamin Lynde
    • mother: Mary (Browne) Lynde
    • spouse: Mary Bowes
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    Died October 5, 1781
    (aged 81)
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