- Born on the 11 of June, 1572.
- Father Died a month prior to Ben's birth.
- Descendent of a Scottish- Border family, the Johnstones
- Was sponsored by a friend to go to Westminster School
- He contradicts the claim that he went to Cambridge
- Married a woman he called "a shrew, [but] but honest"
- Anne Lewis and he were married November 14, 1594
- Had three children: Mary (died 1593), Benjamin 1 (died 1603), Benjamin 2 (died 1635)