Spelled and referenced variously, Pierre Bennewe is said to have been born about 1675. According to family-based information, his father, Jacques Benoit, was naturalized in South Carolina in 1696. The family probably was of Huguenot background.
However, when "Pierre Benoy" married Hendrickie Van Schoonhoven at the Albany Dutch church in December 1696, the marriage entry stated that he was from Rochelle. By 1707, six children had been christened at the Albany church where he witnessed a couple of baptisms.
Sources: This outline profile of Pierre Bennewe is CAP biography number 7312. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Perhaps he also was known as "Vernoy."
first posted 8/30/07; updated 8/29/15