Descendants of Edward Bennett

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Descendants of Edward Bennett


The top of this tree is very confused. Some online trees show Edward Taylor Bennett at the top of this tree, born in Jersey, but there is no record of this and we believe that he was Edward Harvey Bennett, born in England and moved to Jersey before or after his marriage. Online trees show his wife as Elizabeth Hannaford (1812-1869), from Totnes, Devon, but there is also no record of this marriage in Jersey, or elsewhere. Furthermore, baptism records show the mother of Edward's children as Harriet, without indicating her family name, so it seems probable that he was not married to Elizabeth Hannaford at all. Although it is possible that there were two Edward Bennetts in Jersey at the same time, baptism records suggest that there was just one, Edward Harvey Bennett, and that his wife was Harriet Vincent

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  • 1 Edward Taylor Bennett (1806-1850) [1] m Harriet Unknown, probably Vincent
    • 2 Edward Bennett (1829- ) (St H) [2]
    • 2 Susannah Vincent Bennett (1831- ) (St H) [3]
    • 2 Thomas John Bennett (1833- ) (St H) [4]
    • 2 Thomas John Bennett (1835-1907) (St H) [5] m (1862, St S) Ellen Welch (1833-1884) (Ire) [6]
      • 3 Thomas Daniel Bennett (1863-1930) (St H) [7] m (1885, All Saints) Matilda Jane Asplet (1863-1956) daughter of John (1820-1885) and Jane Rachel, nee Syvret (1829-1890) [8]
        • 4 Herbert John Bennett (1887- ) (Lon)
        • 4 Amy Bennett (1889- ) (Lon)
        • 4 Edward Bennett (1890- ) (Lon)
        • 4 Thomas Bennett (1893- ) (Battersea) [9]
        • 4 Elsie May Bennett (1894- ) (St H)
      • 3 Ellen Mary Ann Bennett (1864- ) (St H) [10]
      • 3 Edward Francis Bennett (1871- ) (St H) [11]
      • 3 Alice Maud Bennett (1872-1873) (St H) [12]
    • 2 Maria Mary Ann Bennett (1839- ) (St H) [13]

Notes and references

  1. Living in Roseville Street, St Helier, when he died. Buried as Edward Bennett. Possibly son of Edwin John Bennett
  2. Godfather: Edward Harvey Bennett, possibly an error for Edwin, and Eleanor Bennett
  3. Father given as Edward Harvey Bennett and mother as Harriet. Godparents Edwin Harvey Bennett and Hannah Taylor Vincent, strongly suggesting that the mother was Harriet Vincent
  4. No godparents shown. Probably died shortly after baptism
  5. Godparents: Thomas Gibbins and Eliza Watten. Coffee man in 1863. Eating house keeper in 1865.
  6. Family name possibly spelt Welsh
  7. Godparents: Daniel Scoombs and Maria Bennett
  8. Thomas and Matilda Jane appear to have moved backwards and forwards between Jersey and Battersea, and although online trees show some of their children born in Jersey, it is believed that this only applies to Elsie May, who may also have been born in England but baptised in Jersey, and that her older siblings were all born and baptised in London
  9. Joined Royal Flying Corps in 1912 and served in RFC and RAF throughout the Great War. Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Responsible for shooting down at least two enemy aircraft. Wounded in one dogfight
  10. Godparents Edward and Mary Bennett
  11. Godparents: Father and mother
  12. Godparents: Thomas John Bennett and Mary Ann Hamon
  13. Godparents: John and Mary Ann Le Breton
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