FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM BENNETT AND
ELIZABETH WHITE


William Bennett was born 20 September 1759 in Quatt Malvern, Shropshire, England, the son of Edward and Mary Bennett. He married Elizabeth White 23 May 1793 in St. Martin's, Birmingham, Warwickshire.


William Bennett marriage

Marriage record for William Bennett and Elizabeth White in Birmingham


The family moved from Birmingham to William's birthplace, Quatt in 1803. Five children were born to William and Elizabeth in Birmingham. The fifth child, Thomas, was privately baptised in Birmingham in April 1803, then christened in Quatt in December 1803. Another son was born in Quatt.  William worked in Quatt as an agricultural laborer.

An 1836 tax rate book for Worfield lists:

Name of occupant: William Bennett
Owner: Mr. W. Whitmore
Property: Cottage & garden
Place: Gags Rock

William is the only occupant listed in Gags Rock.


The family is found in Gagg's Hill, Worfield in 1841.


Gags Hill

View from Gags Hill (1986, from www.bbc.co.uk)


Elizabeth Bennett burial

Burial record for Elizabeth Bennett in the Quatt parish register


Elizabeth, "Betty Bennett of Gagg's Hill, parish of Worfield, age 77", died and was buried 24 March 1841 in the nearby parish of Quatt, Shropshire.


Elizabeth White Bennett death
            certificate

Death certificate for Elizabeth Bennett


In the 1841 census of Worfield, Shropshire, William Bennett was found living in Gaggs Bank, Worfield. They are the only family listed in Gagg's Hill. 


William Bennett 1841 census


William Bennett, age 80, ag lab, yes (born in the same county)
Thomas Bennett, age 40, ag lab, no (not born in the same county)
William Bennett, junior, age 35, ag lab, yes (born in the same county)

William Bennett, age 10, yes (born in the same county). This is most likely William's grandson. 


William Bennet "of Gagg's Hill, parish of Worfield, age 88" died and was buried 23 August 1845 in Quatt.


William Bennett

Burial record of William Bennett in Quatt



William and Elizabeth had the following children:
 
 

1. Edward, christened 30 September 1793 in St. Philips, Birmingham; married Sarah Holland 18 November 1824 in Worfield, Shropshire; had children: John, 16 September 1825 in Worfield, Harriot, 2 September 1827 in Worfield, William, 10 Oct 1829 in Quatford, Shropshire, Joseph, 8 January 1832 in Quatford, and Eliza, 2 March 1834 in Quatford; is found living with his daughter, Eliza, in the home of his sister, Mary Green in the 1841 census.
 
 

*2. Mary, christened 22 August 1796 in St. Philips, Birmingham; married 1) Samuel Thomason 12 April 1819 in Kidderminster; married 2) William Henry Green 20 July 1830 in Kingswinford, Staffordshire; died 9 July 1874 in Pleasant Grove, Utah.


Mary Bennett baptism 

Baptism record for Mary Bennett in Birmingham: "Mary dr of William & Elizabeth Bennett"

 

3. Elizabeth, christened 9 April 1798 in St. Philips Birmingham; married Samuel Nicholls 12 July 1824 in Worfield.
 
   

4. William , christened 17 August 1801 in St. Philips Birmingham.
 
 

5. Thomas, baptized privately at Birmingham, christened 1 April 1803 in Quatt, Shropshire; married Mary Ann Tomkins 4 May 1823 in Claverley, Shropshire.


Thomas Bennett baptism 1803


                                                     Thomas Bennett's baptism record in the Quatt parish register

 
 

6. William, christened 14 December 1807 in Quatt, Shropshire; married Appolonia Broom (widow of Samuel Nichols) in about 1859; occupation: agricultural laborer; of Gorse Cottage, Quatt in 1861; had children Nora, Amelia, William, John, Edmund, buried 27 April 1882 in Quatt.
 
 

SOURCES: IGI; Quatt parish register; St. Philips, Birmingham parish register, FHL# 813713; Kingswinford parish register, FHL# 435779; Kidderminster parish register, FHL# 435266; 1841 census, Claverly, FHL# 474583; 1841 census, Worfield, Gags Hill; National Burial Register; 1861 English census, 1871 English census; 1881 English census; Rate Book Worfield Parish 1836.
 
 

 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
EDWARD BENNETT AND
MARY VAUGHAN

Edward Bennett was christened  13 June 1731 in Quatt Malvern, Shropshire, England, the son of Thomas Bennett and Mary Burnich. He married Mary Vaughan 30 December 1754 in Quatford, Shropshire.



Edward Bennett marriage

Marriage record for Edward Bennett and Mary Vaughn in Quatford




Mary was born 24 August 1729 in Worfield, Shropshire, the daughter of Benjamin Vaughan and Mary Richards. Mary died and was buried 11 December 1811 in Quatt, at the age of 88.



Mary Bennett burial

Burial record for Mary Bennett in Quatt




Edward "of Worfield", age 89 died and was buried 21 April 1819 in Quatt.



Edward Bennett burial

Edward Bennett's burial in the Quatt parish register



Edward and Mary had the following children:
 
 

1. John, christened 14 September 1755 in Quatt Malvern; died 15 September 1755 in Quatt Malvern.
 

2. Thomas, christened 26 August 1757 in Quatt Malvern.
 

*3. William, christened 20 September 1759 in Quatt Malvern; married  Elizabeth White 23 May 1793 in St. Martin's, Birmingham; died 22 April 1816 in Worfield, Shropshire.


William Bennett baptism 1759

                                                             Baptism record for William Bennett in the Quatt parish register

 

4. Mary, christened 4 January 1762 in Quatt Malvern.
 

5. Sarah, christened 26 December 1763 in Quatt Malvern.
 

6. Edward, christened 25 January 1767 in Quatt Malvern.
 

7. John, christened 15 October 1770 in Quatt Malvern; died 2 April 1771 in Quatt Malvern.
 

8. George, christened 7 March 1773 in Quatt Malvern.
 
 

SOURCES: IGI; Quatt parish register.
 
 

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS BENNETT AND
MARY BURNICH


Thomas Bennett was christened 23 May 1692 in Chelmarsh, Shropshire, the son of George Bennett and Sarah Nickolls. He married Mary Burnich 30 October 1709 in Wombourn, Staffordshire.


Thomas Bennett marriage

Marriage record for Thomas Bennett and Mary Burnich in the Wombourn parish register:
"Wed Thomas Bennet of Quat & Mary Burnich October 30"


Mary was christened 4 December 1687 in Quatford, Shropshire, the daughter of Richard and Elizabeth Burnish.

In their older years, Thomas transfered property to his daughter-in-law, Martha Bennett, in exchange for care for himself and his wife Mary, on 1 October 1768. The deed of gift was probated by 13 March 1769, so Thomas was deceased by that date.


Articles of agreement made & between Thomas Bennet of Gagshill in the parish of Quatt & County of Salop, yeoman & Martha Bennet daughter in law of the said Thos Bennet of the same place, widow, first the said Thos Bennet gives, disposes and possesses the said Martha Bennet a kitchen one room over it  which is now in possession of the said Thos Bennet & Martha Bennet jointly together with all the goods & effects whatsoever in the said house & at the Sheep & Lion ___, he the said Thos Bennet is now possessed of together with one garden one hempyard with a barn and close of land thereunto or near adjoining contain he estimates about half an acre by the same manor ___ at which aforesaid mentiond good cattle lands & premises I give & dispose to her during her natural life & after her decease I give & dispose the aforesaid mentioned goods & possessions to her two daughters Violet & Ann Bennet jointly between them and their heirs for ever. And the said Martha Bennet in consideration of the aforesaid gift and disposal as aforesaid her the said Martha Bennet doth covenant & agree to & with the said Thos Bennet & Mary his wife as followeth, that is to say, her the said Martha Bennet her executors & administrators & assigns shall & will take proper care & provide what is necessary for the maintenance & support of them the said Thos Bennet & Mary his wife during their natural life and after their decease to bury them in a decent Christian manner. In witness whereof the partners to these presents  have hereunto put their hands & seals this first day of October in the year of our Lord 1768.

The mark of Thos Bennet

The mark of Martha Bennet


Thomas Bennett mark



Thomas and Mary had the following children:

 
1. Elisabeth, christened 13 January 1711 in Quatt Malvern.

2. Anne, christened 14 January 1714 in Quatt Malvern.

3. Thomas, christened 24 February 1716 in Quatt Malvern; buried 3 November 1781 in Quatt.

4.  John, christened 24 May 1719 in Quatt Malvern.

5.  George, christened 14 January 1721 in Quatt Malvern; buried 15 February 1721 in Quatt Malvern.

6.  Eleanor, christened 15 April 1723 in Quatt Malvern; buried 3 July 1723 in Quatt Malvern.

7.  Sarah, christened 4 October 1724 in Quatt Malvern.

8.  William, christened 2 July 1729 in Quatt Malvern; married Martha; had children Violetta (1748) and Anne (1750).

*9.  Edward, christened 13 June 1731 in Quatt Malvern; married Mary Vaughan 30 December 1754 in Quatford; buried 21 April 1819 in Quatt.

Edward Bennett baptism

  Baptism of Edward Bennett in the Quatt parish register

 

SOURCES: IGI; Quatt parish register; Quatford parish register; deed of gift for Thomas Bennet, 1768, on www.findmypast.co.uk.
 
 


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
GEORGE BENNETT AND
SARAH NICKOLLS



George Bennett was christened 22 September 1659 in Alveley, Shropshire, the son of Francis Bennett. He married Sarah Nickolls 23 August 1684 in St. Leonards, Bridgenorth, Shropshire.



George Bennett marriage

Marriage record of George Bennett and Sarah Nicholls in the St. Leonards Bridgenorth parish register



Sarah was christened 2 January 1662 in Chelmarsh, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Nicholls.


George and Sarah had the following children:


1. Anne, christened 17 July 1685 in Chelmarsh.


2. Elizabeth, christened 1 March 1686 in Chelmarsh.


*. Thomas, christened 26 November 1689 in Chelmarsh; married Mary Burnich 30 May 1709 in Wombourn, Staffordshire.


Thomas Bennett baptism

  Baptism record for Thomas Bennett in the Chelmarsh parish register: "Thomas ye sonne of George Bennitt & Sarah his wife was baptized ye 26th day of November"


4. Mary, christened 23 May 1692 in Chelmarsh.


5. George, christened 2 November1694 in Chelmarsh.


6. William, christened 7 March 1696 in Chelmarsh.



SOURCES: Chelmarsh parish register.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
FRANCIS AND ANNE BENNETT


Francis Bennett was christened 20 October 1622 in Alveley, Shropshire, the son of Thomas Benet. He married Anne. Francis Bennett is shown as a witness for the will of Cassandra Nicolls of Alveley in 1667. Anne "wife of Ffrances Bennett" died and was buried 4 November 1688 in Alveley.


Anne Bennett

Burial record for Anne Bennett in Alveley: "Anne the wife of Ffrancis Bennett was buried November 4th.
Affadavit was made before John Burton vicar of Higlie in the county of Salop, November 4th and was brought to me the same day".



Francis "of Nordly" died and was buried 28 September 1700 in Alveley.


Francis Bennett burial

Burial record for Francis Bennett in Alveley: "Ffrancis Bennett of Nordley, lately decd. buryd September ye 28th, affid. brought"


Francis and Anne had the following children:


1. Thomas, born 15 November 1657 in Alveley.


*2. George, christened 22 September 1659 in Alveley; married Sarah Nickolls 23 August 1684 in St. Leonards, Bridgenorth, Shropshire.

George Bennett baptism

Baptism record of George Bennett in Alveley: "George the sonne of Ffrancis Bennett was borne ye 22th day of September" 1659.


3. Charles, christened 29 July 1661 in Alveley; buried 18 June 1662 in Alveley.



SOURCE: Alveley parish register.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS BENNETT



Thomas Bennett was christened 18 June 1587 in Alveley, the son of William Bennett. He died and was buried 31 January 1667 in Alveley.

Thomas Bennett burial

Burial record for Thomas Bennett in Alveley


*1. Francis, christened 20 October 1622 in Alveley.


Francis Bennett baptism

Baptism record of Francis Bennett in Alveley: "Ffranncis the sonne of Thomas Benet was baptized the 20 of October".


2. Ann, christened 30 November 1624 in Alveley; married Thomas Jones 23 October 1654 in Alveley.


3. Margery, christened 24 January 1626 in Alveley.



SOURCES: Alveley parish register.


                                                                                                      FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
                                                                                                                                   WILLIAM BENNETT AND
                                                                                                                                     ELINOR GRENHOUSE


William Bennet was born in about 1550 of Alveley. He married Elinor Grenhouse 23 January 1576 in Alveley.



William Bennett marriage

Marriage record for William Bennett and Elinor Grenhouse in Alveley:
"Wm Bennet & Elinor Grenhouse were maried 23 of January".



William died and was buried 30 January 1617 in Alveley.


William Bennett burial 1617


Burial record for William Bennett in Alveley: "Wm Bennet was buried the 30th of January".



Elinor died and was buried 27 August 1622 in Alveley.


Elnor Bennett burial

Elinor Bennett's burial in the Alveley parish register: "Elnor Benet buried ye 27th day of August".



William and Elinor had the following children:


1. Elizabeth, christened 12 January 1577 in Alveley.



2. Johane
, christened 25 December 1581 in Alveley; married William Estooppe 6 August 1608 in Alveley.



3. Jhon, christened 25 December 1585 in Alveley.



*4. Thomas, christened 18 June 1587 in Alveley.


Thomas Bennett 1587

Baptism record for Thomas Bennett in Alveley: "Tho. the sone of Wm Bennet was baptized 18 of June" 1587.



5. Francis, christened 24 November 1591 in Alveley.



SOURCES: Alveley parish register.




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