Wentworth, Benning, 1696-1770
- Existence: 1696 - 1770
Benning Wentworth was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766.
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss 755104
Scope and Contents Handwritten letter, signed by Benning Wentworth, who served as surveyor general of His Majesty's woods in North America. Wentworth appoints Burnham to mark and seize, for the Crown, white pines and other timber in Connecticut.
Identifier: Mss 727358
Scope and Contents Benning Wentworth commission appointing Henry Sherburn a justice in the Inferior Court of Common Pleas for the term. Sherburn later became Chief Justice of the Superior Court from 1732-1742. Includes an engraving of John Wentworth.
Identifier: Mss 755105
Scope and Contents Three page letter signed by Benning Wentworth, in his capacity as surveyor general of His Majesty's woods in North America, informing Seymour that he has appointed Moses Burnham to replace a Mr. Blake as deputy surveyor in Connecticut
Identifier: Mss 761404.4
Scope and Contents George III royal charter,(copy dated April 7, 1800) executed by the provincial governor of New Hampshire incorporating the township of Lebanon. Original document signed by Benning Wentworth, governor and witnessed by Theodore Atkinson, secretary of the Council. On verso, in handwriting, list of proprietors and map of township.
Identifier: Mss 761464
Scope and Contents Facsimile of the charter of the town of Plainfield, New Hampshire granted to Benjamin Hutchinson and others. Reproduced from the original Book of Charters in the New Hampshire Historical Society.
Identifier: Mss 764617
Scope and Contents Charter and plan of Chiswick, New Hampshire. Samuel Sparhawk, Secretry of State, certifies that the forgoing charter and plans are true copies from the charter records, December 31, 1813. Original signed by Benning Wentworth, governor of the New Hampshire Colony. Included is a list of the grantees of Chiswick, New Hampshire.
Identifier: Mss 762376.1
Scope and Contents Charter for the incorporation of the town of Dryden, New Hampshire. The proprietors of the town did not fulfill conditions of the charter and the land reverted to the Crown. It was re-granted in 1770 to the proprietors of Colebrook.
Identifier: Mss 763523
Scope and Contents The grant of the township of Peeling, New Hampshire, signed by governor Benning Wentworth and Theodore Atkinson, Jun. Secretary. Joshua Wingate appointed moderator of first town meeting. Includes the names of the grantees. Certified October 10, 1806 by Philip Carrigain, Secretary to be a true copy.
Identifier: Mss 764307
Scope and Contents New Hampshire Colony Governor Benning Wentworth appoints James Gillmore [Gilmore] as an ensign of the 7th Company, 8th Regiment of the New Hampshire militia. Photocopy. Original signed by Benning Wentworth.
Identifier: mss 747900.1
Scope and Contents Fragment of a memorial addressed to Governor Wentworth concerning troop movements.