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In December 1741 Benjamin was chosen to serve on the jury of the Court of Common Pleas and General Sessions of the Peace.(1) Referred to as "Benja Harskill," he was chosen a "howord" (hogwarden) for Manchester in March 1742/43.(2) He died of unknown causes about the age of 29.
children of Benjamin and Hannah (Masters) Haskell (Manchester vital records):
i. Nathaniel, b. 29 June 1740
ii. Benjamin, b. 1 May 1742
iii. Joseph, b. 15 April 1744
vital records sources: Benjamin's birth and marriage dates come from the Manchester vital records. He is referred to as Benjamin of Beverly in his marriage record. Rev. Robert Hale's notes indicate that Hannah was widowed by 10 December 1746. He recorded who the widows were in Beverly on about a yearly basis.
1. Town Records of Manchester: From 1718 to 1769, etc (Manchester, MA:1891), 35.
2. Ibid, 38.