Benjamin Winne was born in December 1705. He was the son of Rensselaerswyck farmer Livinius Winne and his second wife, Willemptie Viele (widow Schermerhorn) Winne. His father died in 1706 and his mother (daughter of interpreter Aernout C. Viele) re-married (to Johannes Van Hoesen) three years later.
In December 1728, Benjamin married Rachel Van Arnhem. By 1747, nine children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church where he was a member and occasional baptism sponsor. Four of their daughters married Albany residents.
In July 1755, the city council directed the treasurer to allow him six skipples of wheat and to charge his account.
In 1766 and '67, his west side Rensselaerswyck property was valued on the Albany assessment rolls.
Benjamin Winne is said to have died in January 1797.
Sources: The life of Benjamin Winne has not been assigned a CAP biography number. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. Although not technically a city person, he had business with/in Albany and several of his children became Albany residents.
first posted: 3/10/08