12. Benjamin HAMMOND Jr was born on 16 November 1673 in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA.57 He migrated between 1680 and 84 to in from Sandwich, Plymouth, MA to Rochester, Plymouth, MA.58 He lived in Rochester, Plymouth, MA about 1684.59 In 1720 Benjamin was a surveyor in Plymouth County, MA.60 He was appointed as special surveyor in 1723 in Dartmouth, Plymouth, MA61,62 He owned a half-interest in 1730 in Ram Island, Plymouth, MA.63 Benjamin was appointed Precinct Clerk in 1736 in Mattapoisett, Rochester, Plymouth, MA64 He was appointed to a committee to accommodate the Pigwacket Indians in 1746 in Assonomock Neck, Rochester, MA65 He died in 1747 at the age of 74.57 Benjamin has reference number 467. Hammond Genealogy, p 245:
Benjamin Hammond, fourth son of Benjamin, (Wm) was born in Sandwich, MA, Nov 1673, cam to Rochester, MA with his brothers about 1680-1684, and settled on the west bank of the Mattapoisett River, in what was afterwards known as "Hammondtown" and died at Rochester, Mch. 29, 1747. He was a man of superior abilities and acquirements for that time, and filled with honor many public stations; was Selectman and Assessor 14 years, Representative in the Legislature tow years, and is said to have held commission as Justice of the Peace under Queen Anne. He was also a noted land surveyor, and in company with Benjamin Crane of Taunton, is said ot have surveyed and laid out many of the towns in Plymouth and Bristol Counties. He m. Elizabeth Hunnewell, daughter of Capt. Hunnewell of New Hampshire, and had seven sons and one daughter that grew to maturity and married. Of the sons, six settled in Rochester, and one, Polypus, in Newport, RI.
Benjamin HAMMOND Jr and Elizabeth HUNNEWELL were married about 1700 in Rochester, Plymouth, MA.66,67,68 Elizabeth HUNNEWELL, daughter of Richard HUNNEWELL and Elizabeth STOVER, was born in Maine.69 She died in Rochester, Plymouth, MA. She has reference number 469. Annals, etc, p 91: In 1730-31 she petitioned the Legislature of Massachusetts for a grant of land, in consideration of her father's military services, as appears from the following extract from the records of the Colony:
"A petition of Elizabeth Hammond of Rochester, Daughter of Cpt. Richard Honywell Decd Praying in consideraton of her Fathers great service against the Indians & sufferings from them, that a Grant may be made to her of some of the unappropriated Lands of the Province.
"In the House of Rpesentatives Read &c.
"Ordered that the Prayer be so far granted that the legal Representatives of the within named Richard Honeywell be & hereby are empowered by a Surveyr & Chain men on Oath to lay our Five Hundred Acres of some of the unappropriated Lands within this Province; A Plan thereof to be presented to this Court within twelve months for confirmation.
"In Council; Read and Concur'd so far as that One Hundred Acres of the unappropriated Lands be let out &c.
"In the House of Representatives Read and Concur'd.
"Passed March 2, 1730/1."
Benjamin HAMMOND Jr and Elizabeth HUNNEWELL had the following children: