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Benjamin Lynde

jurist

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