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Benjamin Hammond

This is one of the Rhode Island raiders on which we do not have much other than his name.  As more information becomes available, it will be added on this page.

Natalie Robinson, the author of Revolutionary Fire: The Gaspee Incident listed as participants in the Gaspee affair "Justin Jacobs, Benjamin Hammond, Paul Allen, John Kilton, Simeon Olney "  These names were probably garnered from the notes of John Howland, the original director of the RI Historical Society, who  was 14 years old in 1772, and stood on the dock at Fenner's Wharf as the longboats pulled out to attack the Gaspee, and years later wrote notes about it.  

This is all the evidence to date about his participation. 

Nothing definitive has been found about Benjamin Hammond.   The only Hammond listed in the 1770 List of Providence Taxpayers is a Jonathan B. Hammond. Jonathan B. Hammond lived nearly across North Main Street from John, Nicholas, and Joseph Brown. 

This Jonathan was the son of William Hammond who was born 31 December 1685 in Bristol, Rhode Island. [See http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~confido/hamm2.htm visited 6 Jul 2004.] He married Mary Whipple, daughter of Jonathan and Margaret (Angel) Whipple. Jonathan Whipple was born in 1664 and died 28 September 1721. William Hammond died 21 January 1763 in Providence, Rhode Island.  William and Mary had the following children.

  • William Hammond born ca. 5 Sep 1721
  • Jonathan Hammond born ca. 5 Sep 1721
  • Thomas Hammond born ca.11 Jul 1723
  • Joseph Hammond born ca. 11 Jul 1723

It is a possibility that Jonathan B.  Hammond was the father of Benjamin Hammond, but this is pure speculation at this point.  The genealogical  research has not been able to go further than that excellent work shown by John Concannon at www.gaspee.org/BenjaminHammond.htm

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