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The most interesting discovery since the publication of Brave Benbow is the correspondence from the College of Arms. 
 
W.G. Hunt, Windsor Herald of Arms, in a letter dated 4 October 2000, to Dr. John A. Dick, describes a pedigree found in the working papers of Sir Charles George Young (1795-1869), Garter King of Arms:
 
"A pedigree of four generations is noted.  It is headed by Colonel Benbow, a Warder in the Tower, 'who died suddenly on being recognised as an old friend by Charles II at Worcester'. He was the father of Admiral Benbow.  The pedigree descends to Mary daughter of Samuel Benbow; she married in 1756 in Stepney, Herbert Haselden. (Young Collection 36.166)
 
This information is clearly based on Campbell's account of Admiral Benbow's father. The portion referring to his descendents is remarkably similar to the pedigree mentioned in Brave Benbow that is held by the Society of Genealogists in London, in the Smith Collection (1913), in a reference titled 'Genealogy of Admiral Benbowe'.  There is a slight difference in the spelling of Haselden(Heseldene), which suggests that the two references are independent.  (Brave Benbow, p.192)

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