at Binton, a parish, in the union of Stratford-Upon-Avon, Stratford division of the
of Barlichway. "This place is written Benintone in
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During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Bentomb occurred in many references, and spelling variations
of the name found included Benton, Bentoun, Bentown, Benintone and others.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland
many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Bentomb, or a spelling variation of the surname include: Abigail Benton who settled in Virginia in 1642; George Benton settled in Barbados in 1669; Isabel Benton in Virginia in 1642; Robert in Virginia in 1635.