Benjamin Lynde Sr., Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Benjamin Lynde Sr.

American judge

Date of Birth: 22-Sep-1666

Place of Birth: Salem, Massachusetts, United States

Date of Death: 28-Jan-1749

Profession: judge

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About Benjamin Lynde Sr.

  • Benjamin Lynde (September 22, 1666 – January 28, 1749) was a lawyer and magistrate of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
  • Born in Salem, he was sent to England by his parents, where he read law at the Middle Temple.
  • He was the first Chief Justice (appointed associate 1712, chief justice 1729) of the Massachusetts Superior Court of Judicature, the province's highest court, to have formal training as a lawyer.
  • Lynde's family gave its name to the town of Lyndeborough, New Hampshire, established in an area where they had extensive land holdings.
  • His son Benjamin Jr.
  • also served as a Massachusetts chief justice.

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