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Bennett Notes and Sources

CONSISTORY COURT OF ROCHESTER WILLS
from Maidstone Centre for Kentish Studies . 1750 – 1850 searched
Bennett , Henry the elder, p 1792 Wateringbury , husbandman 39313DR6/PW62 will

Bennett, Robert, of Ridley, farmer, p 1792, 39303 DR6/ PW62 will

Bennet , William , Gravesend, p 1779, outpensioner of Chelsea “College” 3913 DR6/PW61 admon

Bennett , Thomas, Luddesdon, 1846, June admon

ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF ROCHESTER WILLS and admons from ditto

Bennett, Elizabeth , Kemsing, widow , p 1790 DRa/Pur 9.248 DRa/PW16

Bennett, Hannah, Ridley, widow, p 1796 DRa/Pur9 324 Dra /PW16

Bennett, Hannah, St Margaret Rochester, schoolmistress, p 1832, DRa/Bur 10 147 DRa/PW18

Bennett, Henry, Eltham, yeoman, p 1789, DRa/Pur 9 238 DRa/PW16

Bennett, Wiliam , Luddesdown, yeoman, adm 1792 DRa/Pur 9 278 DRa/PW16

Bennett, Arthur, Tonbridge, 7/88 Dec 1748 will

Bennett, Thomas, Tudeley, Nov 1778 , admon

Bennett, Elizabeth, Strood, Jan 1791 , admon

Bennett, Sarah, Strood, Aug 1809 , admon

Bennett, Thomas, Hadlow, May, 1832, admon

ARCHDEACONRY COURT OF LONDON WILLS

Bennett, Barbara, widow, 1720 , St Botolph Aldgate

Bennett, Edward, citizen and cook, 1702, St Olave Hart St

Bennett, George, dyer , 1702, All Hallows the Great,

Bennett, Jane, 1728, St Katherine Coleman & St Mary Colechurch

Bennett, Jane , widow , 1700, St Magnus

Bennett, Mary , widow, 1712, All Hallows London Wall

Bennett, Mary , widow, 1738, St Margaret Moses

Bennett, William, salesman, 1709, Holborn

BANK OF ENGLAND WILL EXTRACTS 1717 – 1845

Bennett, George, esq, of Hackney, 1842

Bennett, John, citizen and grocer , 1717- 1727

Bennett, Martin, gent, of Spring Garden and Margate, 1810

Bennett, Robert, of Ifield, 1772-5

Bennett, Ann, widow, of Bexley Heath, 1844

Bennett, James , of Fenchurch St, 1794 – 1807

Bennett, James, miller, of Bexley , 1835

Bennett, John, esq of Wedmore, 1832

Bennett, William , joiner, of Deptford, 1809

PCC WILLS LISTED 1600 – 1800

SUSSEX

1607 Stephen Bennett , yeoman, of Heathfield

1610 Thomas Bennett, gent, of Arundel,

1621 William Bennett, husbandman of Mountfield

1625 Robert Bennett, of Parham,

1635 William Bennett, clerk , of Sidlesham,

1636 Peter Bennett, tailor of Rye

1651 John Bennett, of Wotton, gent

1653 John Bennett, yeoman of Climping

1654 Jeremy Beeny als Bennett, husbandman, of Burwash

1654 John Bennett, yeoman of Bognor

1656 Richard Bennett, of Limestor husbandman

1657 Thomas Bennett, mercer, of Chichester

1659 Elizabeth Bennett, of Horsham , widow

1661 Thomas Bennett, of Dallington, yeoman

1671 Alexander Bennett, jurat of Rye

1680 James Bennett , clerk, Rector of Plumpton

1690 Joseph Bennett, mariner, of Hastings

1697 Edward Bennett, yeoman of E Grinstead

1700 Anthony Bennett, shipwright of New Shoreham

1702 Edward Bennett , yeoman of East Grinstead

1742 Edward Bennett, yeoman of East Grinstead

1757 Thomas Bennett, tallowchandler, of East Grinstead

1774 Mary Bennett, widow of Kirdford

1774 Edward Bennett, chirurgeon of East Grinstead

1784 Elizabeth Bennett, widow of East Grinstead

1789 Ann Bennett, widow of New Shoreham

1793 George Bennett of Beckley yeoman

1795 Elizabeth Bennett, widow of Withyam

1818 William Bennett, gent of Pulborough

1819 James Bennett of Sompting

1821 John Bennett, gent of Brighton

1825 Sarah Bennett , of Hastings

1825 Hannah Bennett, spinster of Boxgrove

1826 James Bennett, farmer of Ferring

1827 Thomas Bennett, gent of Bosham

1828 Martha Bennett, widow of Brighton

1830 Molly Bennett, widow of Bosham

1834 Edward Bennett, shoemaker of Tangmere

1843 Charles Bennett, Capt RN Hastings

1847 John Ring Bennett, yeoman of Bosham

1848 Mary Johnson Bennett, spinster of Brighton

1848 Thomas Bennett, organist of Chichester

1849 Sidney Walsingham Bennett , attorney at law , Brighton

1856 Edward Turner Bennett, of Harting

Wills in the Archdeaconry Court of Lewes 1660 – 1857

Abraham Bennett , Mountfield, 1753 , A 58 -721

Joseph Bennett, Hastings, 1707 A 47 73

Nicholas Bennett, Etchingham , 1745, A 57 – 226

Persis Bennett, Burwash , 1690 , A 40 – 63

Robert Bennett, Mountfield, 1677, A 34 – 328

Robert Bennett, Whatlington, 1695, A 42 – 148

Thomas Bennett , Dallington , 1675, A 34 – 88

Thomas Bennnett , Dallington, 1807, A 70 – 111

PCC WILLS (PRO) downloaded

March 28th 1828

Will of John Bennett of Greenwich in the co of Kent ,silversmith, do give and bequeath my dear wife Elizabeth Sinnock Bennett ,
Mr Geo Smith wine merchant of Park Row Greenwich, and Mr Geo Sargent the elder of Battle in Sussex linen draper in trust all my freehold leasehold and other property whether goods chattels to her my said wife and trust in trust that all the rents profits arising from unto my said wife for the education and advancing in life of my children …….signed Jno Bennett, William Smith, James Moze, J Williams jnr
Proved London 7 March 1829 by the oaths of Elizabeth Sinnock Bennett, and Geo Smith two of the executors.

Last will and testament of Elizabeth Sinnock Bennett, of Stockwell St , Greenwich, in the co of Kent, widow, I appoint my two younger sons George Weedon Bennett and William Cox Bennett executors and I desire them to pay all my just debts.,, and as to all those my freehold messuages and tenements situate in George Street Hastings, in the co of Sussex to which I am entitled in fee under the will of my uncle Mr Richard Sinnock , gent late of Battle Sussex, subject to the life interest therein of Mrs Bellamy and all my other estate I give and devise three equal fourth parts to my three only sons John , GW and WC Bennett, and the fourth part to my grandson Alfred William Gilbert, only child of my late daughter Elizabeth Sinnock Gilbert, dated 3rd May 1855 witnesses Robert C Parker, Robert Parker, solicitors Greenwich

Proved London 9 Feb 1864 by the oath of Wm Cox Bennett sole surviving executor

Will of John Williams the elder of Hastings, dated 10 Nov 1827, all my messuage in the parish of St Clements Hasting, to my grand daughter Elizabeth Sinnock Bennett, wife of John Bennett, of Greenwich Kent watchmaker, during the term of her natural life and after her decease I devise the same to John Bennett, or the survivor of either of them and the same messuage and tenement equally amongst all their children……I give and devise all the remainder unto my son John Williams , and I give and bequeath unto each of my grandsons Henry Williams, Thomas Breeds Williams, Horatio Nelson Williams, William Pitt Williams, and Wellington Williams, £100 a piece , my son John my sole executor witnesses J G Shorter, H Wickham Jas Martin

Proved London 2 April 1834 by oath of John Williams sole executor.

Will of John Williams of Hastings , builder, to my wife Ann , to Henry Daw of Bexley Kent , timber merchant, and James Emary of the Castle Hotel in Hastings, innkeeper, all those messuages which I purchased of William Smith in St Clements…. In trust for my wife Ann and for the benefit and preferment of my daughter Elizabeth Daw Williams….various to my wife Ann and my sons Horatio Nelson and Thomas Breeds Williams , also messuage in codicil purchased of Susanna Wilkes of Bexley Kent. Dated 12 May 1835, witness Hy Brooke, solicitor , Robert Groom, and J W Bull, clerks to Mr Brooke

Proved London , 16 Aug 1837 on oath of Ann Williams widow

Will of Thomas Bennett of Cold Bath Row in the parish of Greenwich, gentleman ..I give devise and bequeath all my messuage in Drew St Deptford (?Iron Street) and my three freehold messuages in Artillery Street Old Artillery Ground and my two leasehold messuages in Cold Bath Row to my wife Sarah for the term of her natural life and after her decease to my son Thomas Sampson Bennett…..my son John Edward Bennett and my dau Maria Pegrum widow and her children Joseph and Sarah Pegrum……dated 11 June 1817 witnesses Jas Simpson Artillery Lane, Bishopsgate, James Walker , junr Artillery Lane , John Williams Artillery Lane.

Proved London 20 Feb 1818 by the oaths of Sarah Bennett widow and Joseph Pegrum the executor.

Will of Sarah Bennett, of Greenwich, widow , ….property in the name of my late husband William Bennett…….between my three daughters Elizabeth Sarah and Caroline Bennett …dated 16th Dec 1825

Proved London 7th March 1846 by the oath of Elizabeth Richbell formerly Bennett the sole executrix

Will of Bartholomew Bennett of East Greenwich in the co of Kent, mariner, all my estate whatsoever to my loving wife Elizabeth Bennett whom I make my sole executrix, dated 5th Feb 1707/8

Proved London 9th March 1707/8 by the oath of Elizabeth Bennet, widow

Will of Dinah Bennett, widow , of East Greenwich , …to Mary Dornie of Spitalfields spinster, ……Elizabeth Snelling of Greenwich widow ……..Sarah Shears of Aldersgate St spinster……to James Harris of Winchester Street, painter …..19th August 1784 Codicil to John Harris of Winchester St son of my late worthy friend Mr James Harris of same… To Mr Early of Greenwich , peruke maker, 21 Dec 1789

Proved London 29 Oct 1791 by the oath of John Harris .

Will of John Bennett, 29th Sept 1692 , of Greenwich , gent , …my son William Bennetts four daughters …..to my wife`s son and daughter …….to the poor of Greenwich ……remainder to my wife Jane

Proved London by the oath of Jane Bennett,widow.

Will of Samuel Bennett son of Samuel Bennett of East Greenwich ,now bound to the East Indies in the good ship called the Charles the second ………all to my father . Dated 1 Nov 1695 witness Thomas Bennett

Proved London 11 Nov 1698 by oath of father Samuel Bennett.

Will of Richard Sinnock of Battle Sussex , gentleman , my granddaughter Elizabeth Sinnock Bennett wife of John Bennett, of Greenwich , silversmith, whom I make with my nephew John Williams, and George Sergeant , my executors, will dated 1 May 1827

Proved London ,7 Feb 1828 by the oaths of all three executors

Will of William Bennett , of Mountfield , Sussex ,husbandman Dated 18th August 1620. I William Bennett of Mountfield husbandman, Item I give and bequeath unto the poor of Mountfield the sum of 20shillings. To my brother Thomas Bennett, six score pounds, to my brother Robert Bennett six score pounds The rest and residue which amounts to £300 to my most dear and loving mother Susan Fuller whish she shall have use of during her natural life and after her death , to Thomas and Robert equally divided. I make my mother my sole executrix In the presence of William Bennett, Lawrence Chaderton , parson of Whatlington, Thomas Bennett. Proved London by the oath of Susan Bennett mother of the deceased 24 Jan 1621 .
In the name of God Amen , I Thomas Bennett of Dallingham, in the co of Sussex, yeoman, being of perfect sense and memory thanks be given to God doe mae and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and form following first I will and bequeath my soul unto the Almighty God trusting assuredly to be saved by the meritt and passion of Jesus Christ my Saviour and Redeemer and my body to the earth from whence it came to be buried in Christian burial by my executor hereinafter named Item I give unto my loving wife Elizabeth Bennett the best bedcradle bed and bolster and all other things to him as it stands and case of drawers the cubard and table in the kitchen one payer of andirons and one chest one Redd chayer two stools ? Hampottoy ? And iron Cettle and iron skillet and a brass skillet one iron Supping pann all the pewter in the house six milk trouggs and a keeler the Renning tub Charne three Carvels one brassen wind the best bed in the kitchen chamber as it stands and payer of pit ringers and one spitt and five pounds in money to be paid by my executor….Item I give unto my son Thomas Bennett 20 shillings in money and two litle chests Item I give unto my daughter Hannah three score pounds in money to be paid unto her at her day of marriage or at her age on one and twenty years which shall be first happen I desire that the money should be putt out for the best advantage and the interest of it for to be paid toward the bringing of her up and she should happen first to depart this life before then the money I give unto my son Thomas …..Item I give unto my brother Richard Marchant forty shillings whom I make and nominate to be my sole executor of this my last will and testament and I do give unto him all my mouvable goods and chattels whatsoever be sold and unbequeathed for and towards the payment of my debts and legacies and funeral expenses and I do hereby publish and declare this for to be my last will and testament and have here unto sett my hand and seale this 9th June 1675 . Signed Thomas Bennett witnesses James Relfe, and Thomas Rogers, Proved Lewes by Richard Merchant 30 June 1675

Will of Joseph Benet sometime of Brightling then of Burwash now of Hastings in Sussex a minister of God`s word being in health and of sound mind and memory make this my will, Blessed be God, Imprimis I commend my spirit to God that gave it , my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executrix And as for my worldly estate First of all I give to Elizabeth Benet my beloved wife during her life my land which I purchased with marshes in the parish and liberty of Pevensey at Chilley Item I give to her likewise for her lifetime only that messuage and tenement with the appurtenances situate over against the church of Brightling , and after her decease I give that land at Chilley to my son Benjamin provided that my daughter Ann have £30 and Florice have £15 according as I have afterward ordered it and Thomas as afterward ordered and if his Uncle Thomas Bennet`s farme at Burwash should not come to him and he have a fourth part he must pay proportionately out of it what is needful and fitting I give to my son Joseph Bennet all my books but I will that he should give to such of his brothers and also to his sister Annthree or four of the smaller divinity books which he judges as suitable for their souls I give to my son Joseph £15 which ??????? And having desired God to direct me I will that my son Florice if he have not paid his brother Joseph and satisfied Mr John Lad Drudgster should have £15 ( but not in his own hands ) for the paying of his brother Joseph and what remains to be for Mr Lad, if he cannot be satisfied without considering what he had received of my son Florice and if my brother Thomas Benet`s farm at Burwash come to my son Thomas as I think it will I will to my son Thomas but £5 considering what he hath cost me and he will then have more than his fellows but if that farm should not come to him he must have a fourth part of what remains after my debts and legacies be paid As for the rest of my goods and personal estate my will is they should be disposed amongst my children and appoint my beloved wife full and sole executrix 25th April 1700 witness Ro: Phipps ; Frances Phipps senr, Frances Phipps junr. Proved Lewes 9th Feb 1707 by relict Elizabeth Bennett widow .

In the name of God Amen I Robert Bennett of Whatlington in the co of Sussex mercer, being in good health in body and of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be to God therefore I do these presents 18th Feb 1694 , make this my last will and testament in manner and form following In the first place I ?? My soul unto the hands of Almighty God that gave it me And my body I give to inter to therewith from whence it came and to receive a decent burial at the discretion of my executrix here in after named as followeth Imprimis I give unto Abigail my loving wife all my messuages lands tenements and hereditaments whatsoever with therein and every of them appurtenances situate lying and being in the several parishes of Whatlington Sedlescombe Northiam Herstmonceaux Hastings Warbleton and Mondfield or any of them in the said county of Sussex or elsewhere in the said county during her natural lilfe ( if she shall so long continue a widow ) And after her decease or marriage in case she shall after my decease be married again which of them shall first happen I give one barn and several parcel or parcels of land called Whitefields or by whatsoever other name or names the same or any part thereof or it is called or known by with appurtenances situate lying and being in Herstmonceaux afsd containing by estimation 50 acres whether of the same there be more or less and now or late in the occupation of my brother George Bennett or his assigns And also one messuage one barn and other buildings and several parcel or parcels of land called the old house or by whatsoever other names …situate lying or being in Northiam afsd containing by estimation 30 acres …..now in the occupation of Stephen Catt and ….Catt his brother or one of them or their assigns. Also all other my lands tenements hereditaments with their and every of their appurtenances in Northiam and Herstmonceaux afsd unto Robert Count my grandchild and heires of his body lawfully begotten And for default of such issue unto Abigail Count my grandchild and the heirs of her body etc And for default of such issue unto Abigail Bennett my grandchild and in default of such issue unto any of my right heirs . Item after the decease or remarriage of my loving wife I give one messuage one barn etc called cold hodgrol and fugt or by whatever name or names etc situate lying or being in Warbleton containing by estimation 26 acres now or late in the occupation of John Miller And also one messuage one barn and garden with appurtenances lying or being in Hastings unto the said Abigail Count my grandchild and in default unto Robert Count my grandchild and in default to Abigail Bennett my grandchild. And all my house where I live and lands etc in Whatlington and Sedlescombe and Mondfield in the occupation of William Clayton unto the said Abigail Bennett and in default to Robert Count and in default to Abigail Count Item after the decease or remarriage of my said wife Abigail I give unto Abigail Bennett my grandchild mortgage by lease a piece of land lying and being in Mountfield containing by estimation ?? And unto the said Abigail Count £20 for her schooling The residue after my debts and legacies I give unto the said Robert Count Abigail Count and Abigail Bennett my three grandchildren to be equally divided between them . The said Abigail my loving wife I make my sole executrix and if she die or remarry I make William Carpenter my sole executor .And I make my son in law Robert Bennett of Whortsbridge in the parish of Salehurst mercer, overseer of this my will I give one shilling to the said Robert Bennett. Signed Robert Bennett , witnesses Wil Levett Rachell Goodman Rebeckah James . Proved Lewes 22 Feb 1695 by oath of Abigail Bennett widow

In the name of God Amen , I Robert Bennett of Mountfield in the co of Sussex gent being in good health in body and sound mind 30th April 1673 ….in the first place I recommend my soul unto Almighty God and my body to the earth from whence it came and to decent burial at the discretion of my executors….and touching the disposal of such estate as God hath blessed me Imprimis I give to the poor people of the parish of Mountfield 40shillings I give to Edith my loving wife £5 Item I give unto Mary the wife of Philip Blaickinson of Mountfield yeoman 40shillings I give unto Sarah Powell daughter of my sister Elizabeth Powell £10 Item I give unto my loving friend William Lovett of Robertsbridge gent £5 Item I give unto my loving cousin Mr Thomas Bennett of Rolvendon in the co of Kent 30 shillings to buy him a ring in token of my love toward him Item I will and devise unto Thomas Bennett the eldest son of my brother Abraham Bennett …all that messuage and tenement wherein I now dwell together with all the houses stables stalls outhouses buildings gardens orchards closes …containing four score and five acres I will and devise unto the said Thomas Bennett one barn and several parcel or parcells of land called Spokes …..in Mountfield being twenty and five acres…..and the messuage and tenements which I lately purchased of John Banks late of Ewhurst in the said co of Sussex yeoman , Item I give and bequeath unto Edith my loving wife an annuity of £20…….Item I will and devise unto Robert Bennett second son of the said Abraham Bennett all that my messuage or tenement situate and lying at Winshall in Mountfield of twenty acres late in the possession of Edward Dunget ……Item I give and devise unto John Bennett third son of my said brother Abraham Bennett one barn and five pieces or parcels of land in Salehurst of twenty eight acres but the profits to Abraham Bennett until his said son John shall have attained the age of 20 and four years …the rest of my goods and chattels I give to the said Thomas Bennett the eldest son of my said brother Abraham Bennett whom I make and ordain my sole executor witnesses Wil Levett, Jane Levett, Edward Braban, John Newington .

Whereas by my will hereunto annexed I have devised unto John Bennett third son of my brother Abraham Bennett… Parcels of land in Salehurst of 28 acres and the profits and rents to my said brother until his son John attain the age of 24 years Now my will is that my said brother Abraham shall have hold and to his benefit the five parcels of land during his natural life and after his death but not before the said John Bennett shall have the same. Dated 5th Oct 1676 witnesses Wil Levett, Thos X Stevens Proved 27 Feb 1677 by oath of Thomas Bennett executor Lewes.

Will of Joseph Benet sometime of Brightling then of Burwash now of Hastings in Sussex a minister of God`s word being in health and of sound mind and memory make this my will, Blessed be God, Imprimis I commend my spirit to God that gave it , my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my executrix And as for my worldly estate First of all I give to Elizabeth Benet my beloved wife during her life my land which I purchased with marshes in the parish and liberty of Pevensey at Chilley Item I give to her likewise for her lifetime only that messuage and tenement with the appurtenances situate over against the church of Brightling , and after her decease I give that land at Chilley to my son Benjamin provided that my daughter Ann have £30 and Florice have £15 according as I have afterward ordered it and Thomas as afterward ordered and if his Uncle Thomas Bennet`s farme at Burwash should not come to him and he have a fourth part he must pay proportionately out of it what is needful and fitting I give to my son Joseph Bennet all my books but I will that he should give to such of his brothers and also to his sister Annthree or four of the smaller divinity books which he judges as suitable for their souls I give to my son Joseph £15 which ??????? And having desired God to direct me I will that my son Florice if he have not paid his brother Joseph and satisfied Mr John Lad Drudgster should have £15 ( but not in his own hands ) for the paying of his brother Joseph and what remains to be for Mr Lad, if he cannot be satisfied without considering what he had received of my son Florice and if my brother Thomas Benet`s farm at Burwash come to my son Thomas as I think it will I will to my son Thomas but £5 considering what he hath cost me and he will then have more than his fellows but if that farm should not come to him he must have a fourth part of what remains after my debts and legacies be paid As for the rest of my goods and personal estate my will is they should be disposed amongst my children and appoint my beloved wife full and sole executrix 25th April 1700 witness Ro: Phipps ; Frances Phipps senr, Frances Phipps junr. Proved Lewes 9th Feb 1707 by relict Elizabeth Bennett widow .

In the Name of God Amen I Abraham Bennett of the parish of Mountfield , gentleman, being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory thanks be given to Almighty God and considering the Uncertainty of this Mortal Life and being desirous to settle my worldly affairs and estate so as to prevent any unhappy disputes or differences which may arise after my decease Do hereby ….and do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament ..First and principally I recommend my sould and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried And as for my worldly estate I give and dispose of as follows First I give to the poor of the parish of Mountfield afsd wherein I now dwell the sum of 20/- to be distributed by my executor and executrix Also I give and devise all that my freehold messuage tenement barn Oasthouse lands and premises known as Fords Chronches and Gouldings in Mountfield being in my own occupation Also that moiety called or known as Youngs Land by estimation 26 acres in Mountfield afsd now in my own occupation that is to say the lands late of Anthony Cruttendens toward the east to the lands of John Nicoll esq toward the south and west and to the King`s highway I lately purchased of Thomas Chambers of East Grinstead surgeon, which Thomas Chambers was the only brother and executor of Robert Lovelace Chambers late of Burwash gent , decd, and also other lands tenements belonging to my loving sister Mary the now wife of Francis Morris to hold to her my said sister Mary Morris exclusive of any power or authority of her said husband and after her decease I give and devise one half part or share the whole in two equal parts unto my nephew Thomas Usher for the term of his natural life and after the determination of that estate I give and devise the same unto the Rev Francis Woodgate of Mountfield afsd , clerk, and William Braban of the parish of Salehurst gent and their heirs , and then to the eldest son of my nephew Thomas Usher and his sons and his daughers ….And I give and bequeath the second half of the said lands etc to my niece Ann Usher for her natural life And all the rest and residue to my loving sister Mary Morris whom I do make my executrix and her husband Francis Morris my executor and the said Francis Woodgate and William Braban to be overseeers Signed Abraham Bennett 5th March 1753 witness Nicholas Grove Ann Whatt, Richard Whatt, Wm Braban . Proved Lewes 15 May 1753 by Mary Morris and Francis Morris executrix and executor .

This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Bennett of Dallington gent, dated 3rd April 1806……. Dispose of my personal estate as follows , one sixth to my brother George Bennett ,, one to my brother Summerton Bennett, one to my brother William Bennett one to my sister Elizabeth the wife of James Trill of Dallington , bricklayer , one share equally between Mary Rixon and Sarah Rixon daughters of John Rixon of Hadlow in the co of Kent, tailor, by my late sister Sarah his wife and the remaining part between Frances Bennett the natural daughter of my late sister Sarah wife of John Rixon afsd and Elizabeth Bennett the natural daughter of my sister Elizabeth the wife of John Trill afsd And I hereby ordain that the said John Rixon and James Trill joint executors of this my will witnesses Geo Lingard William Bathhurst . Proved Lewes 15th August 1807 upon the oaths of John Rixon and James Trill executors
APPRENTICE records SoG

John Bennett, son of George, of Greenwich , watchmaker, app to Oswald Strong of the Tylers and Bricklayers company, 4 Nov 1800 ( Oswald Strong later became Master of the Tylers and Bricklayer Co, 1811 )

William Bennett, son of John of Greenwich , Kent, gent, to Richard Webb, 11 Feb 1689 /90 Ironmongers co

DIRECTORY of Middlesex 1823

Bennett, John , Stockwell Street, Greenwich , Silversmith

Bennett, John, Stockwell Street, Greenwich, Watch and etc maker

LONDON ANNUAL DIRECTORY 1832 .

Bennet, Joseph , watchmaker to HRH the Duke of Sussex , 60 Lion St., Holborn .

Bennett, J T , gold and silversmith, jeweller etc 156 Fenchurch St.

Apprentice registers of the Clockmakers Company

Nothing in the Apprentice registers of the Clockmakers Company

KENT MIs from Kent Archaeology.gov.uk

Kemsing ;

John Bennett of this parish died 1815, aged 74 also Sarah his wife died 1822 aged 81

Ridley ; Eliza wife of Robert Bennett of Ash died 1879 aged 58,

Alice wife of Thomas Bennett, died 1835 aged 42

Nurstead ;

Mary wife of John Bennett, died 1881 aged 67

Longfield;

Mrs Elizabeth Bennett, wife of Mr John Bennett, died 1847 aged 77, also the above died 1851 aged 82

Woolwich ;

Georgina Bennett dau of the above ? Died 1853 aged 33

Wittersham ;

George Bennett and Ann Tutt , no date

West Wickham ;

Mary wife of Mr John Bennett, died 1828 in her 43rd year and William Bennett of this parish died 1781 aged 49

Goudhurst ;

John Bennett of this parish died 1770 aged 79 also Sarah his wife died 1740 aged 42

Dymchurch ;

Sterndale Bennett died WW1 aged 24

SUSSEX MIs

MOUNTFIELD ALL SAINTS MIs

Abraham Bennett, 28th ? 1753 aged 67 ( b c 1686 )

Elizabeth wife of Thomas Bennett bd 1750 aged 36

Sir John Bennett b 15 Oct 1814 d 7 July 1897 , his son John Mountfield Bennett d 30 Sept 1917 aged 77 in Wellington NZ, ( b c 1840 ) and his son John Stoney Bennett d 1918 aged 37 in Wellington NZ ( b c 1881 )

Thomas Bennett buried 7 March 1715 aged 77, ( b c 1638 )

BRIGHTLING MIs 1550 -1600 ? Burials

Alice 1566 ; Dorothy 1566 ; Helen 1564; Margery 1566; Mary 1563; Nicholas 1600 ; Peter 1563 , 1566 ; Richard 1564, 1565, 1566 (2) ; Susan 1565 ; Thomas 16563 (2) 1594 , 1600 ; William 1563 ;

DALLINGTON MIs

George Bennett, bd 1793 aged 72 ( b c 1721 ) , Mary his wife died 26 March 1789 aged 66, leaves four sons Thomas, George, Summerton, William and three daus Sarah, Mary , Elizabeth

John Bennett bd 21 Dec 1796 aged 37 ? ( b c 1759 ) and Elizabeth his wife bd 6 June 1799 aged 76 ( b c 1721)

Frances wife of Thomas Bennett bd 18 July 1794 aged 73 (b c 1721

IGI ENTRIES FOR MOUNTFIELD AND SURROUNDING VILLAGES

Thomas Bennett son of John bapt St Clement Hastings 1558

Thomas Bennett married Alicia Goodsoll Burwash 1560

William Bennett son of John bapt St Clements Hastings 1561

John Bennett son of Martin bapt Burwash 1571

Thomas Bennett son of Stephen bapt Etchingham 1593

John Bennett married Mary Foster Battle 1611

Thomas Bennett married Mary Barnes Mountfield 1616

John Bennett married Isabell Smith Brightling 1617

Thomas Bennett son of Thomas bapt Dalllington 1624

John Bennett married Ann Cowper , Battle , 1629

George Bennett son of George bapt Etchingham 1629

John Bennett son of George bapt Etchingham 1630

Thomas Bennett son of George bapt Etchingham 1633

Abraham Bennett ( no father`s name given ) bapt Battle 1635

George Bennett son of Thomas bapt Dallington 1639

Thomas Bennett son of George bapt Etchingham , 1640

William Bennett son of John bapt , Bodiam, 1644

William Bennett son of Thomas , bapt Dallington , 1644

Thomas Bennett married Elizabeth Merchant Dallington 1650

John Bennett married Dorothy Iden , Battle , 1653

Joseph Bennett married Elizabeth Cocke at Mountfield 1665

George Bennett married Ann Elliard at Dallington 1672

William Bennett married Susan Bernhard , Dallington , 1676

Thomas Bennett married Elizabeth Christmas , Dallington, 1686

William Bennett son of Nicholas , bapt St Clements, Hastings, 1691

John Bennett, of New Shoreham , married Mary Baker, Etchingham 1693

Benjamin Bennett married Elizabeth Stone Bodiam 1701

Thomas Bennett married Sarah Norden at Mountfield 1712

William Bennett married Mary Gray , St Clements Hastings , 1717

John Bennett son of John and Elizabeth bapt St Clement Hastings 1721

John Bennett married Ann Elliott , Battle, 1725

William Bennett son of Thomas and Mary, bapt Crowhurst, 1725

John Bennett married Mary Parkhurst , Battle , 1734

John Bennett married Mary Fox , Battle, 1735

William Bennett married Ann Joanes, Battle , 1743

William Bennett married Mary Holiday, Battle, 1746

George Bennett married Mary Summerton Dallington 1748

Thomas Bennett son of George and Mary bapt Dallington, 1749

George Bennett son of George and Mary bapt Dallington 1754

John Bennett son of Thomas and Frances bapt Dallington, 1759

William Bennett married Sarah Kennard St Clements Hastings, 1759

William Bennett , son of Thomas and Frances, bapt Dallington, 1762, dsp 1764

Thomas Bennett married Elizabeth Dray , Dallington , 1777

John Bennett married Elizabeth Sands , Dallington , 1788

John Barlow Bennett son of John and Jenny/Jane , bapt Heathfield, 1811

Joseph Philip Bennett son of John and Jenny/Jane bapt Ind NC Heathfield 1817

Joseph Bennett son of William and Philadelphia bapt Burwash 1828

George Smith Bennett son of George and Mary Smith Nesbitt bapt Wesleyan Methodist Hastings 1828

Ebenezer Bennett son of William and Martha bapt Buxted , 1850

Thomas Bennett married Sarah Upton , St Clements Hastings, 1856

St Mary le Bow All Hallows Honey Lane, St Pancras Soper Lane /Street,

Nothing in registers of St Mary le Bow , All Hallows Honey Lane and St Pancras Soper Lane /Street, bapt searched 1730 to 1820: Guildhall Library
ST ALPHAGE GREENWICH baptisms and burials
searched in GL and Ann Hentschel
Marke son of Richard Bennett bapt 22 Dec 1633

Charles son of “””””” bapt 22 Dec 1633

Richard son of “””””””””””” bapt 11 Mar 1635

Michael son of Richard Bennett bapt 1 Nov 1640

Mary dau of Ebenezer and Mary Bennett vintner Jan 15 , 1697/8

Joseph son of John and Ann Bennett gardener at the Limekilns 8 Jan 1701/2 (Suter, William son of Peter and Ann, blacksmith, 27 Aug 1704 )

Edward son of Edward and Elizabeth Bennett carpenter 11 June 1706

Jonas Watson son of Mr William and Dorcas Bennett, 8 Feb 1706/7

Richard son of William and Mary Bennett, baker, 26 Mar 1707

Henry son of John and Ann Bennett, gardener,Lime Kilns 1708

Ann dau of Ann Bennett, 19 Sept 1708

Ann dau of John and Ann Bennett, gardener, 15 July 1711

Ann dau of John and Ann Bennett, gardener, 5 Sept 1712

Sarah dau of Edward and Sarah Bennett, labourer, 26 June 1713

Ann Maria dau of John and Ann Bennett, gardener, 1718

Elizabeth dau of Daniel and Mary Bennett 1722

Mary dau of James and Rachel Bennett 1725

Martha dau of John and Deborah Bennett 1726

Rachel dau of James and Rachel Bennett 1727

Ann dau of James and Rachel Bennett 1729

Grace dau of James and Rachel Bennett 7 Aug 1737

James son of James and Rachel Bennett, 13 April 1740

Esther dau of James and Sarah Bennett, 1 May 1743

John son of Stansell and Susanna Bennett, 6 April 1746

Elizabeth dau of Mark and Elizabeth Bennett, matross, 11 Sept 1761

William George son of William and Martha Bennett, bricklayer, 24 July 1761

Susannah dau of John and Susanna Bennett 4 Nov 1762

Samuel son of Daniel and Mary Bennett , cordwainer, 30 July 1763

Ann dau of John and Susanna Bennett , coachmaster, 24 Feb 1764

Francis son of John and Susanna Bennett, coachmaster, 1 May 1765

Mary Mitchell dau of James and Mary Bennett, mariner, 23 Feb 1766

James son of James and Mary Bennett , labourer, 22 March 1767

Thomas Sampson son of Thomas and Sarah Bennett , baker , 28 Oct 1770

Thomas son of Mary Bennett, baseborn, 12 Nov 1775

Thomas and John sons of Catherine Bennett, baseborn, 25 Mar 1781

William son of William and Esther Bennett, poulterer 7 Apl 1783

William son of William and Mary Bennett, collegeman, 1 June 1783

Thomas Shore son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bennett, 15 June 1783

Mary Ann dau of James and Ann Bennett, labourer, 26 Sept 1784

Joseph son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bennett, collegeman , 5 June 1785

John son of George and Susanna Bennett, milkman, born 16 July , b 13 Aug 1786

John son of John and Mary Bennett, waterman, 5 Nov 1786

Ann dau of George and Elizabeth Bennett, milkman, 30 Sept 1787

William son of Joseph and Elizabeth Bennett , collegeman, 7 Dec 1788

Elizabeth Rebecca dau of Joseph and Elizabeth Bennett, collegeman, 10 Jan 1789

Weedon Hall, son of George and Elizabeth Bennett, milkman, born 30 Jan bapt 22 Feb 1790

(SUTER, Maria dau of Thomas and Sarah S , bricklayer, 8 March 1792 )

Maria dau of Joseph and Elizabeth Bennett, collegeman, 12 Aug

1792

William Hull son of George and Elizabeth Bennett, milkman, born

26 Aug bapt 16 Sept 1792

(SUTER , Henry son of Thomas and Sarah S , bricklayer, 4 Nov

1793)

Sarah Elizabeth dau of George and Elizabeth Bennett, labourer, 29

June 1794

(SUTER, Robert, son of Thomas and Sarah S , bricklayer, 18 Oct

1795 )

George son of John and Catherine Bennett, labourer, 22 Aug 1796

Mary dau of Alexander and Ann Bennett, 18 May 1797

John Alexander son of George and Elizabeth Bennett , milkman, 2

July 1797

Hannah dau of Joseph and Elizabeth Bennett, collegeman, 6 July

1798

Mary Ann dau of William and Eleanor Bennett , soldier 16 Feb 1800

Mary Ann dau of George and Elizabeth Bennett, labourer, 6 Apl

1800

Anabella Alice dau of Joseph and Ann Bennett labourer 4 June 1801

William Henry son of Isachar William and Elizabeth Bennett, smith

, 4 Oct 1801

Eliza Elizabeth dau of George and Elizabeth Bennett , milkman 28

Feb 1803

Rebecca Rachel dau of Joseph and Ann Bennett, 21 Mar 1803

Joseph Thomas Daniel son of Issachar William and Elizabeth

Bennett, smith, 13 Aug 1803

Eliza dau of Robert and Ann Bennett (Barnett) servant , 29 Jan

1804

Matilda dau of Joseph and Ann Bennett, mariner, 8 July 1804

James son of Robert and Ann Bennett ( Barnett) 4 Jan 1805

Charles Olphanso son of Zekiah William and Elizabeth Bennett,

smith, 25 Aug 1805

Mary Ann dau of Joseph and Ann Bennett, mariner, 27 Sept 1807

Elizabeth dau of William and Sarah Bennett, butcher, 26 Feb 1809

18 Feb 1811 Felix Hudson son of Jas Bennett and Eleanor Lock

22 Oct 1811 Sarah dau of Wm Bennett and Sarah

29 Nov 1812 Willm son of Wm Bennett and Mary

25 Feb 1814 Willm son of John Bennett and Ann

10 Nov 1814 John son of John Bennett and Elizabeth Sinnock

5 Mar 1815 Catharine dau of William Bennett and Mary

16 June 1816 James son of John Bennett and Jane

12 July 1816 George Weedon son of John Bennett and Elizabeth

Sinnock born June 15th

13 July 1817 Susanna dau of John Bennett and Ann

5 Jan 1817 Maria dau of William Bennet and Mary

19 Jan 1818 Abraham son of John Bennett and Elizabeth Sinnock

29 Oct 1819 Elizabeth Emma dau of William Bennett and Marianna

7 Mar 1819 Thomas son of William Bennett and Mary

8 June 1819 William James Thomas son of William Bennett and Sarah

10 Nov 1820 William Cox son of John Bennett and Elizabeth Sinnock

24 Oct 1821 George son of William Bennett and Harriot

13 Nov 1821 Caroline dau of William Bennett and Sarah

, London Street butcher

May 1822 Mary Ann dau of John Bennett and Esther

, Morden St, servant …

12 Jan 1823 Eleanor Ann dau of William Bennett and Mary

, Skinners Row, Lime Kilns, tanner.

1June 1825 Thomas son of John Bennett and Mary of Bath Place , labourer 28 July 1826 William son of William Bennett and Marianna

, Vanburgh Fields, gent

18 Aug 1828 Elizabeth dau of George Bennett and Catherine

7 Sept 1828 Sarah Compton Elizabeth dau of Samuel Bennett and Sarah 11 Mar 1829 Clara dau of Moses Bennett and Charlotte

24 Mar 1831 William son of George Bennett and Mary

24 Mar 1831 Mary Ann dau of George Bennett and Mary

8 April 1831 William son of George Bennett and Mary

8 April 1831 Mary Ann dau of George Bennett and Mary

10 Jan 1834 Henry son of Henry Bennett and Mary

5 July 1837 Thomas son of Thomas Bennett and Mary

27 Feb 1839 Selina Ann dau of John Bennett and Maria

25 Aug 1841 Amelia Catherine dau of William Bennett and Catherine

28 May 1842 Joseph John Richard son of John Bennett and Maria

18 Jan 1845 Mary Ann dau of John Bennett and Maria

30 Nov 1845 Thomas Robert son of Thomas Bennett and Eleanor

27 Jan 1847 Esther Eliza dau of John Bennett and Maria

St Alphage marriages 1615 – 1837 courtesty of Ann Hentschel & GL

13 Oct 1622 Elizabeth Bennett = John Roper

18 Feb 1625 Thomas Bennett = Sarah Sharpe

4 Nov 1625 Ellen Bennett = Nicholas Arnold

8 Oct 1626 Martha Bennett – John Abbott

7 Oct 1630 Richard Bennett = Alce Braie

27 Oct 1639 Richard Bennett = Margaret Hudsone

6 Sept 1655 Margaret Bennett = John King

1750 Stansall Bennett = Elizabeth Spikeman

1771 Henry Bennett, bach = Sarah Fisher , sp

1773 John Bennett, bach = Prutes Costello sp

1781 William Bennett, bach = Esther Tribe sp

1790 Thomas Bennett , bach = Mary Ann Burgess sp

1794 John Bennett, bach, = Catherine Ellis , sp

1796 John Bennett, bach = Ann Willard

1800 Issachar Wm Bennett = Elizabeth Terry

9 Dec 1801 Sarah Bennett = John Goodwin, Daniel Bennett witness

June 1802 William Bennett , bach, = Ann Murgan spinster, witness John Bennett

25 Jan 1813 Thomas Sampson Bennett widower = Ann Clifton widow

8 Feb 1813 Mary Ann Bennett = William Kellsey

27 Nov 1821 Elizabeth Bennett = Thomas Davis

9 Dec.1822 Sarah Bennett = William Morsley

28 Apl 1823 Hannah Bennett = James Haddin

28 Nov 1825 Charles Bennett = Mary Mountain, witness Harriet Bennett

5 Dec 1825 Charles Bennett = Elizabeth Wood, witness Caroline Bennett

Sept 1829 Maria Bennett = Robert Turner Jones witness Harriet Bennett St Alphage Burials GL 1637 – 1713

1637 Nowell son of Richard Bennett buried

1639 Alce wife of Richard Bennett

1652 A child of Richard Bennetts

1653 Thomas Bennett

1665 A child of Mark Bennetts

1666 A child of Mark Bennetts

1667 A child of ….Benits shipwright

1671 A child of Mark Bennetts

1673 Mark Bennett

1674 Margaret Bennett

1675 A child of ……Bennets

1680 A stillborn of Samuel Bennetts

1682 Elizabeth dau of Samuel Bennett

1683 Hannah wife of Samuel Bennett

1683 Benjamin son of Samuel Bennett

1689 A child of ……Bennetts

1690 A child of ………Bennetts

1693 ……….Bennett

1695 Mr John Bennett at the Limekilns

1696 Thomas son of Ebenezer Bennett

1697/8 Mary wife of Ebenezer Bennett

1702 Joseph don of John Bennett, gardener Limekilns

1705 Edward Bennett, mariner

1708 Bartholomew Bennett, mariner

1709 Henry son of John Bennett, gardener

1710 Mr William Bennett from St Giles in the fields

1711 Ursula wife of Samuel Bennett, painter

1712 Job Bennett, fisherman

May 1750 Susannah Bennet buried 15th May

Sept 1766 Susanna Bennett, a victuallers wife buried 26th Sept

Oct 1781 John Bennett, poor child ( w)

April 1787 Jane Bennett a servant buried 4 Aprl

Nov 1790 Ann Bennett a milkman`s child buried 25th Nov

June 1800 George Bennett, a milkman`s son buried 22 June

Oct 1802 Hannah Bennett, a poor child, buried 1 Oct

May 1803 Henry Bennett, poor buried 6 May

October 1805 George Bennett, a milkman

1 March 1820 William James Thomas Bennett aged 9 months buried Roan Street .

18 Feb 1823 William Bennett, Church fields, aged 39.

29 March 1830 Caroline Bennett, workhouse, aged 11 months

11 April 1831 George Bennett, workhouse, buried, aged 35

27 Jan 1832 Mary Bennett buried aged 79 Roan Street

28 July 1832 Mary Bennett, buried aged 51 , Blackheath Road

27 Nov 1832 Ann Bennett, buried , aged 6 , Maidstone Road

12 Dec 1832 Elizabeth Bennett , aged 25 , Prince of Orange Lane

ST PAUL`S DEPTFORD ; marriages ; courtesy of Ann Hentschel 1730 – 1882 9 Aug 1741 Compton Bennett = Mary Knight

14 Dec 1741 William Bennett = Ann Lowe

………1750 John Bennett = Elizabeth Linstead

11 July 1762 Richard Bennett = Susanna Anderson

6 Feb 1763 Thomas Bennett = Martha Cuttler

7 Sept 1763 William Bennett = Dorothy Turnbull

8 Dec 1763 Johanna Bennett= Thomas Pain

27 Jan 1772 Ralph Bennett = Elizabeth Constable

3 April 1780 Elizabeth Bennett = Thomas Monk

30 April 1781 George Bennett = Susanna Wicks

23 Aug 1785 Wiliam Bennett = Susanna Jefferis

2 Aug 1786 James Bennett = Jane Payton widow

13 Nov 1786 George Bennett = Elizabeth Suter

22 June 1788 James Bennett = Emay Adams

23 Apl 1789 Lucretia Bennett = Joseph Bedford Stone

1 May 1794 Thomas Bennett = Ann Risbee

7 Dec 1794 Charles Bennett = Mary Housham widow

14 June 1797 Robert Bennett = Anne Plugney

24 Jan 1799 John Edward Bennett = Elizabeth Denham

4 Oct 1801 Margaret Bennett = John Overton wife a widow

12 May 1806 William Bennett = Elizabeth Mary Hawes

26 Sept 1808 Elizabeth Bennett = Joseph Collyer wife a widow

20 Aug 1809 Ann Bennett = Bernard Mcevey

4 July 1820 James Bennett = Elizabeth Luke widow

31 Aug 1822 Joseph Bennett = Sarah Bowler

15 June 1835 Robert Bennett = Caroline Cassleton

4 Jan 1836 George Bennett = Elizabeth Dickson widow

31 July 1838 Catherine Crap Watkins Bennett = Edwin Sawter

19 Oct 1840 Richard Bennett = Sarah Sands or Reveley widow

26 May 1844 Louisa Bennett = Robert Death

17 April 1849 Emma Susannah Bennett = Samuel Sheppard

St Paul`s Deptford baptisms

4 Apl 1821 Thomas William Valentine son of William Henry and Ann

Bennett, labourer, King Street N Town

4 Sept 1825 Abraham son of William Bennett and Susanna

MOUNTFIELD PARISH REGISTERS

1573 John Bennett buried ? Jane

1620 William Bennett buried

1631 Robert Bennett, married Edith Cruttendon, Nov

1635 Robert Bennett = ?

1650 Robert Bennett , Collector ,

1651-4 Robert Bennett, surveyor ,

1640 , 1646/7 Robert Bennett, churchwarden

1662 Robert Bennett buried

1665 June 1 , Joseph Bennett, clerk of Brightling, married Elizabeth Cocke

1676 Judith Bennett buried

1678 John Bennett and Mary Suane ? Both of Mountfield

1678 Mr Robert Bennett buried

1679 Ann dau of John and Mary Bennett bapt Oct 13

1681 Mary dau of John and Mary Bennett bapt Apl 18

1681 un named Bennett buried ? Mary above ?

1682 Robert son of Thomas and Ann Bennett bapt 9 July

1682 Robert Bennett buried

1683 John son of John and Mary Bennett bapt Aug 25

1685 Elizabeth dau of John and Mary Bennett bapt Sept 13

1685 Abraham son of Thomas and Ann Bennett bapt Dec 17

1688 Alice dau of John and Mary Bennett bapt

1688 Mary dau of Thomas and Ann Bennett bapt 18 Aug

1689/90 Sarah dau of John and Mary Bennett, bapt 2 Mar

1691 Benjamin son of Thomas and Ann Bennett bapt 9 Aug

1691/2 Thomas son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bennett, bapt March 6

1692 John Bennett senior buried

1692 Mary Bennett buried

1692 Hannah dau of John and Mary Bennett bapt ?June

1692 Benjamin Bennett buried

1693 Sarah Bennett buried

1693 Ann dau of Thomas and Ann Bennett bapt March

1693 Thomas son of Thomas and Ann Bennett bapt Nov 21

1696 Mary Bennett buried

1712 Feb 12th Thomas Bennett of Narblaton ? And Sarah Norden of Heathfield ,

1714 Anne Bennett buried

1725 Thomas Bennett buried .

1738 William son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bennett bapt 14 Apl

1738 William son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bennett, ? Barnet

1750 Eizabeth Bennett buried

1753 Abraham Bennett buried

1759 ? ?, son of Thomas and Mary Bennett, bapt 27 Apl

1779 Susan dau of John and Mary Bennett, bapt

1781 Thomas son of Thomas and Elizabeth Bennett bapt

1787 John son of John and Anne Bennett bapt Oct 22

1794 Elizabeth dau of Thomas and Elizabeth Bennett bapt 26 Jan

CENSUS RETURNS

1841 HO 107/ 489/ 1 f 32

Stockwell Street Greenwich

Elizabeth Bennett. 45 Goldsmith N

Wm Do 20 Do Y

John Do 26 Do Y

1851 HO 107 /1591 / 36/162

9 Osborne Place, Lewisham , Blackheath

George W Bennett, head , marr , 34, watchmaker, jeweller, employing 2 men , born Greenwich

Sarah A Bennett, wife, marr , 19, born Lee

George W Bennett, son , un , under 1 month, born Lewisham

Elizabeth R Green, nurse, wid, 60, monthly nurse, b Kent, crossed out NK

Sarah A Bowen, serv, marr, 23, domestic, b Montgomeryshire .

1851 Census HO 107 / 1507

Stockwell Street, Greenwich

Elizabeth S Bennett ,head, widow, 55 , watchmaker, b Hastings, Sussex Alfred W Gilbert, grandson, unm , 12, scholar, b Blackheath

Mary A Lonsdale , serv, unm, 29 , house servant, b Woolwich

1851 Census HO 107/ 1506

?Grooms Hill Grove, Greenwich

William Cox Bennett, head, 30, watchmaker, jeweller & silversmith, b Greenwich

Emma Bennett, wife , marr 29 , b St Paul Deptford

Mary Do ,, dau , unm , 4 , scholar, b Blackheath

Kate Do dau , unm, 3, Do Harold Do, son, unm , 1 b Greenwich

William G Do son , unm , 1 month ”

Harriet French, serv, unm , 21, servant b Thorp , Suffolk

Amelia Ovenden, serv, unm , 18 do b Linton, Kent.

1861 Census RG 9 / 413

9 Osborne Place , Lewisham , Blackheath

George W Bennett, head, Marr, 43, Watch and clockmaker, jeweller, b Greenwich.

Leonard W Bennett, son, unm, 2 , b Blackheath

Matilda Alderson , serv, unm, 23, nursemaid, b Lee

Susan E Roberts, serv, unm, 14, nursemaid , b Deptford

1881 Census RG 11/683

6 Wareton Road, ? , Peckham, Camberwell, Lambeth St Mary Magdalen

George W Bennett, head, marr, 30, Surveyors assistant, b Blackheath Eliza Bennett, wife , marr, 30, b Brixton

George W Bennett, son , unm , 8 , scholar, b New Cross ,Kent

Bertrand do, son, unm, 5, scholar, b Nunhead S E

Kate do , dau, unm , 1, b Nunhead, S E

Sophia Evans, sister in law, unm , 20, b Hull , Yorks .

JOHN MELBOURNE BENNETT

Born Melbourne Australia, 29 March 1888 at Beaconsfield Parade,

Port Melbourne. Son of George William Bennett, clerk, and Eliza

Bennett, formerly Evans, , siblings living George Willmott

Bennett, aged 11, Bertie Leonard aged 9 , Kate aged 7. Mother

and siblings emigrated to Melbourne on SS Parsee, in 1886..

Married Ethel Glover (Rogers ) at Holy Trinity Church Upper

Chelsea 12 Oct 1910. From 17A William Mews, father given as

George William Bennett, architect . Daugher Joan born 25 August

1914 at 27 Seysell Street, Poplar ( died 4 Nov 2002 )

Merchant Service , info from Registry of Shipping and Seamen, from 1943.

LYEENOON – shipwrecked (c 21) 5/2/43 joined Tug HERCULES as

Master at Tripoli about 16/2/1943 , Discharged Tripoli and trans

to hospital at Alexandria . Certified fit for light duties 4

/6/43/ Joined TAIPOSHAN 30/8/43 Repatriated from CAMERONIA

8/3/44 BOSTON CITY 11/5/44 Manchester Mate F , discharged

Bristol 27/7/44 BOSTON CITY 27/7/44 Bristol discharged Bristol

21/9/44 BOSTON CITY 21/9/44 Bristol 19/12/44 Hull 5/1/45

Admitted Hope Hospital (3509 ) Salford Acute appendicitis .

AUCHMACRAY 5/5/45 Liverpool discharded Lagos 27/6/45 ARETE

3/3/46 Lagos ……. STANHILL 27/3/47 …..BERBA June /July 1948

. Master. HENZEE 2nd Mate Ellesmere Port 9/1/49 disc Hull

24/1/49 LLANBERIS 2nd Mate 4/2/49 – 3./2/50 MARSDALE 25/6/50 –

21/3/51 Retired Liverpool 13/10/51 . Rejoined THOMAS LIVESAY

Sunderland 24/2/56 A B ; FIREDOG 16/3/56 ; RIPPLEDYKE 1/5/56 ;

CITY OF YOKOHAMA 12/7/56 ; Ditto BROOKLYN 30/7/56 ; CITY OF

RIPON 24/12/56 ; Ditto of CARDIFF 4/2/57 – 22 /5/57 discharged

Poplar Ineffective 17/6/57

Entitled to the 1939-45 Star ; Africa Star and Clasp ; Atlantic

Star and the 1939-45 War Medal . Died 29 Jan 1961 at the Royal

Alfred Seamans Home, Belvedere, Kent. Aged 73 , of Myocardial

Degeneration ; Atherosclerosis, ; Cerebral thrombosis . Buried

Brook Streeet Cemetary Erith Kent . 1 Feb 1961.

SIR JOHN BENNETT 1814 – 1897

Born 15 Oct 1814 son of John and Elizabeth Sinnock Bennett, bapt St Alphage 10 Nov 1814. (brother to George Weedon Bennett born 1816, Abraham Bennett born 1818 died ………… William Cox Bennett born 1820 Elizabeth Sinnock Bennett born 1819 ) Educated Colfe`s Grammar School Lewisham . After death of his father in 1829 went into business with his mother at Stockwell Street. Married 1843 Agnes dau of John Wilson of Deptford , she died 1889 He moved to 64/65 Cheapside in 1846 and was in business there until 1889. He was knighted in the thanksgiving honours list of 1871 and made Sheriff of London that year. Despite three attempts he was not elected an Alderman of the City. His shop in Cheapside was finally demolished in 1929 and the Gog and Magog clock was bought by Henry Ford and is still in the Dearborn Museum in Michigan He was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, and took the back page of the Great Exhibition catalogue in 1851 which cost £750 and he also took Stand no 1 at the exhibition. At the 1862 Exhibition he bought the front page for 1,000 guineas. .

Charles Dickens bought a hall clock from him in 1863 and writes to him

My Dear Sir, Since my hall clock was sent to your establishment to be cleaned it has gone (as indeed it always has ) perfectly well but has struck the hours with great reluctance, and after enduring internal agonies of a most distressing nature, it has now ceased striking altogether Though a happy release for the clock this is not convenient to the household. If you can send down any confidential person with whom the clock can confer, I think it may have something on its works that it would be glad to make a clean breast of .

Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens.

He retired to Mountfield in Sussex and died at St Leonards on sea on 3 July 1897, aged 81, his obituary notice went into the Times for 6 July 1897. His son and grandson died in New Zealand at the start of the 20th C. His brother George Weedon Bennett, born 1816 , ran the Stockwell shop after Sir John had gone to Cheapside , but died suddenly aged 45 in 1851. The shop was taken over by his brother William Cox Bennett, in Blackheath but his interests were in literary matters, and he sold it in 1870 , he is noted as a minor poet, and was the London correspondant of Le Figaro , and was instrumental in the founding of the Blackheath preservation and arts societies. . Their mother Elizabeth Sinnock Bennett died in 1864 aged nearly 70 and would have run the business for nearly 35 years with the help of her sons, she died at 7 Circus Greenwich .

EAST SUSSEX RO LEWES, A2A .PRO.GOV.UK

Philip Bennett of Wiston, yeoman, 1596/7

Richard Bennett, of Rodmell, husbandman, 1611

Philip Bennett, the elder of Plumpton , Joseph Bennett of Brightling, clerk 1683

Joseph Bennett of Hastings, late of Brightling, then of Burwash, testators , brother Thomas Bennett of Burwash, Joseph Bennetts son Thomas, 1708 probate Lewes

Probate of will of Benjamin Bennettt, cordwainer, 1731, bequests to Margaret , widow, of brother Joseph Bennett, their children William Elizabeth Mary and Ebenezer, John Smith of Battle clerk, executor

Will of Margaret Bennett of St Leonard Shoreditch widow 1737, bequests to son William , house at Wapping, his wife Elizabeth, her dau Elizabeth wife fo James Spackman, dau Margaret Jordan, brother in law Timothy Tennant , the elder, his wife Mary, her bro in law Benjamin Bennett, John Smith, gent

Will of William Bennett of St Giles without Cripplegate , gent , 1738

Will of Elizabeth Bennett of St Luke`s Mddx, widow of William Bennett of London , gent, son of Joseph Bennett of Hastings, gent , to Wm Parker of St Stephen Coleman St , peruke maker, and John Newton of St Luke`s , brass founder.

1741 variation of settlement , Christopher Alexander of St Olave Old Jewry, in trust for wife Margaret, formerly Jordan , dau of Margaret Bennett, widow, 1752 copy release and covenant Christopher Alexander releases John Newton of legacy of £308, sole surviving executor of Margaret Bennett.

Will dated 1789 , Margaret Wood of Greenwich widow of Samuel, merchant, to her god daughter Elizabeth Hart Bennett, dau of Thomas Bennett of Faversham , Kent ,.

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