Wentworth, Benning, 1696-1770

Wentworth, Benning, 1696-1770



  • Existence: 1696 - 1770


Benning Wentworth was the colonial governor of New Hampshire from 1741 to 1766.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Nathaniel Meserve memorial

mss 747900.1
Identifier: mss 747900.1
Date(s): 1747
Scope and Contents

Fragment of a memorial addressed to Governor Wentworth concerning troop movements.

New Hampshire Court of Common Pleas writ

Mss 734408
Identifier: Mss 734408
Date(s): 1734-07-08
Scope and Contents

Writ of attachment ordering the attachment of goods of Arthur Scudder by the sheriff in favor of debts owed to Benning Wentworth.

New Hampshire ferry charter

Mss 775203
Identifier: Mss 775203
Date(s): 1775-03-03
Scope and Contents

Two-page charter from New Hampshire governor Benning Wentworth in Portsmouth to William Simpson of Plymouth, granting him the sole right to keep a ferry crossing the Connecticut River at Orford, New Hampshire.

Sir William Pepperell letter

Mss 756481
Identifier: Mss 756481
Date(s): 1756-08-31
Scope and Contents

Letter from Sir William Pepperrell of Kittery to Governor Benning Wentworth confirming report from Captain William Williams from Oswego that a number of neutrals passed through the province and that every part of the county is exposed to the enemy.

Surveyor General letter to Thomas Seymour

Mss 756210
Identifier: Mss 756210
Date(s): 1756-03-10
Scope and Contents

Four page letter signed by Benning Wentworth, in his capacity as surveyor general of His Majesty's woods in America, concerning the office of deputy surveyor in Connecticut. Specifically, Wentworth discusses a case involving Mr. Blake, the deputy surveyor, in the court of vice admiralty.