Name: Wynant Jan * BENNET
Birth: Abt 1716 in Gowanus,Kings County,New York
Death: Abt 24 AUG 1768
Wynant/Wijnant ... born c. 1716 at GOW [Gowanus], resided there his entire life; ... Wynant lived in an old stone house on the east side of the GOW coast road, near what is now 27th Street. This house , early morning of 27 August 1776, sustained gun-fire damage from British troops under General Grant, advancing from GRND [Gravesend] Bay and Bennet's Cove to FTBH [Flatbush], commencing hostilities in the Battle of Brooklyn. Winant's home stood about 1/2 mile north of that of his great-grandfather, William Adriaense Bennet (1); both being in the path of the to-be-constructed Third Avenue. Wynant, his brothers, and six others, purchased 25 August 1751 a strip of land 12-1/2 feet wide across the neck of Red Hook which was the northern shore of Gowanus Bay. As part of the agreement, it was stipulated the seller, Isaac Sebring, was to make a ditch at least six feet deep the full length of the strip. The ditch was to be used as a canal, permitting its owners to avoid the danger of navigating around Red Hook, which is now the site of Erie Basin and Todd Shipyard. Bennet's Cover was on the shouthern shore of Gowanus Bay, part of the Upper Bay of new York Harbor. By the terms of his will, pro. 24 August 1768,..."
Change Date: 1 JAN 1996 at 02:42:41
Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. NY. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (308p.):97-8 Names of persons for whom marriage licenses were issued by the secretary of the Province of NY previous to 1784. Albany, 1860. (480p.):26
Refugees of 1776 from Long Island to Ct. By Frederic Gregory Mather. Albany, 1913. (1204p.):44
Will abstract - from Ancestry.com 1766-1771 New York City will abstracts p. 376 [also @genealogylibrary.com
"In the name of God, Amen. May 14, 1768. I, WEYNANT BENNET, of Gowanus, in Brookland, Kings County. I direct all debts to be paid. I leave to my wife Geertie the use of all my estate, real and personal, in Brookland or elsewhere, for the support of her and the younger children. But if she marries, I give her my best bed and furniture, and my best cupboard, and all her wearing apparell, and oe200. After her death, I leave to my son Jacobus 1/2 of all my estate, and he shall pay to my executors oe800. The other half I leave to my son Weynant, and he is to pay to my executors oe800. The said sums of money are to be divided among all my children. I leave to my son John oe5 for his birthright. My executors are to sell all personal estate and divide the money among my children, John, Ferdinand, Saertie, Christopher, Petrus, Margaritie, Joost, and Anattie. My son John has already had of me oe100, and he is to have oe100 less than the rest. 'My son Christopher has been a great expense to me, more than any of my children, by giving him his education and keeping him in New York, and he is to have oe100 less than the others.' I make my friends, Johanes Bergen, Simon Boerum, and John Rapalye, executors.
Proved, August 24, 1768, before Philip Livingston, Esq., thereto appointed."
William Adriaense Bennett by Kenneth A Bennett 1998 page 152.
Father: Jan * BENNET b: 3 JAN 1663 in Gowanus,Kings County,New York
Mother: Antje * VAN SICLEN b: MAY 1681 in New Utrecht,Kings County,New York
Geertie Jacobus * EMANS b: Abt 1720 in Kings County,New York
- John BENNET b: 1 APR 1736 in Gowanus,Kings County,New York
- Jacobus BENNET b: Bef 7 MAY 1738 in Gowanus,Kings County,New York
- Wynant Joost BENNET b: Bef 13 FEB 1740 in Gowanus,Kings New York
- Ferdinand Wynant BENNET b: JUL 1741 in Gowanus,Kings New York
- Saertje Wynant BENNET b: 1746
- Christopher Wynant BENNET b: 1748
- Pieter Wynant BENNET b: 1750
- Margrietje Wynant BENNET b: 1752 in Gowanus,Kings NY
- Joost BENNET b: Bef 11 DEC 1754
- Annatje Wynant BENNET b: 1756