GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS BENTLEY AND
Bentley was christened 29 November 1737 in Bury, the son of John Bentley
and Elizabeth Entwisle. He married Martha Woolfit of Bolton, 5 August 1763 at
St. Peter's, Bolton, Lancashire.
Martha was born in about 1742, and is likely the daughter of James and Mary Woolfit of Bolton.
and Martha had the following children:
1. Mary, christened 18 November 1764 in Newbent
Chapel Presbyterian, Chowbent, Lancashire.
2. Jane, christened 23 June
1771 at St. Peter's, Bolton; may have died young.
*3. Jane, christened 2
October 1774 at St. Peter's, Bolton; married John Hamer 15 April
1800 at St. Peter's, Bolton.
Christening record for Jane Bentley in Bolton: "Jane D. of Thos
& Martha Bentley of G.B. - 2"
4. James, christened 17
June 1781 at St. Peter's, Bolton.
Peter parish register, Bolton FHS# 559177; IGI; Bury parish
Bentley was christened 21 June 1698 in Bury, the son of Thomas
Bentley and Margaret Horrox. John married Elizabeth Entwisle 27
March 1722 in Bury.
1. Elizabeth, christened
5 July 1724 in Bury.
John and Elizabeth had the following children:
3. John, born 2 April 1727,
christened April 1728 in St. Mary's, Bury.
4. James, born 24 June 1735
in Bury; christened 29 June 1735 in Bury.
*5. Thomas, born 29
November 1737, christened 4 December 1737 in St. Mary's, Bury;
married Martha Woolfitt 5 August 1763 in
Christening record for Thomas Bentley in Bury: "Thomas S of John
Bentley, Elton - 29/4"
Bury parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS BENTLEY AND
Thomas Bentley was born 16 October 1658 in Bury, the son of Michaell Bently and Anne Smethurst. He married Margaret Horrox of Breightmet 30 December 1688 in Bolton.
Margaret was christened 13 August 1668 in Deane, the daughter of William Horrocks and Alice Lethwaite.
Thomas died 19 February 1713/14 and was buried 21 February 1713/14 in Bury.
Margaret died as a widow of Elton, and was buried 14 January 1735 in Bury.
Thomas and Margaret had the following children:
*1. John, born 21 June 1698 in Bury; christened 23 June
1698 in Bury, "d' Elton".
Christening record for John Bentley in Bury
2. Mary, christened 14 January 1705 in Bury, of Elton.
SOURCES: IGI; Bury parish register; Deane parish register;
female daughter extracted as Mary on ancestry.co.uk;
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
MICHAELL BENTLY AND
Michaell Bently of Haslam hey was born in about 1629 of Bury, the son of Michael Bentley and Alis Allens. He married Anne Smethurst 22 January 1650 in Bury.
Michaell was a churchwarden in 1666.
Michaell died in about 1700, leaving a will written 19 January
1699 and proven 7 December 1700:
Will of Mich. Bentley 7 December 1700
In the name of God Amen, I Meeighil Bentley of Haslom hey in the parish of Bury and in the County of Lancastar, yeoman, the nineteeth day of January Anno Domini 1699 being weke by reson of ege but of good and of perfect memory and understanding, preased be God for it, knowing that deth is most surten and the time not known and that I may settle my worldly goods, chattels and teniments so as it may com after my desece to such persons as my will and minde is that should doe I doe meke, ordaine, publish and declare this my last will and testament in manar and form following, that is to say fferst and principally I comit my soule into the hands of Allmighty God, hopeing through the merits of Jesus Christ to obtaine the free pardon of all my sins. Secondly my body to be buried in Christian manor according to the discretion of my axecutors heer in heer after named and thirdly as concerging my goods, chattels and teniments I give and devise as followeth, that is to say, I give devise to my son Meeighill Bentley those three feelds called the Lock Leeland the croft undar the house and the upward of the top from the fleke upwards all the term of the lese and all the tenets that belongs to mee, and I do give and devise to my daughter Alisebeth onely the far end of the top and the hous end were young Meeighiel now lives if hee will change with her for the house that now I live in and aftar my depts paying and funerel expences and all concarns discharged and pade, I give and devise my personal efects as followeth, I give to my son Meeighill the tow garnars in the barns, the use of the house and the room where wee use to dine and the wele arcke above peying to Thomas Booth my son in laws children twenty shillings within twelve months aftar my desese and the best cart I give to Meeighill. I give to Richard Brooks five shillings in full of all porction or childs part and John Bently my son five shillings in full of all portion or childs part and I give to Alisebeth the bed in the parlore and the furniture belonging to it and the cupbard and the halfe of the putar and the fire iron and toungs and it is my mind and will that shee shall not nether set the house nor gound nor bring no husband to it. But if shee ether marry or go from it shall goe to Meeighill. The residue and remendar of my goods aftar all is parformed I give and devise them to these five of my children equely amongst them James, Thomas, Richard, Asther and Alisebeth Bentley and if my son Richard Bently do cleme any dept for smeethy worke of mee it shall pede out of the goods that I have left him. And lastly I doe nominete and a pointe Robert Greenhalgh & Barnibus Ainswort yeoman and Antani Hooline of Aston my very loving frends executors of this my last will and testament hopeing that they will faithfully execute the seme as my trust is reposed in them and I do heer by further will and devise that my saide executors shall heve and take out of my Leeland of resenebel recompence and a sorvene for all such labor costs, charges and expences indemnity ageinst all persons what so ever by or consarning the seme. In witness heer of I have sett my hand and sele the day and yeere first above written.
Meeighill Bently his marke
An inventory was taken for Michaell:
A true and pfect inventory of all the goods and cattells
of Michael Bentley late of Haslame hey in the parish of Bury in
the County of Lancaster & Diocese of Chester, yeoman,
deceased, taken & aprized ye third daye of December Ano Dom
1700 by Richard Meadowcroft & Roger Lyon both of Elton in
the said parish and county, yeomen as follows:
Imprimis, one meare and a horse 2-10-0
Item, cowe and 3 calves 3-10-0
Item, one heffer 2-0-0
Item, corne and hey 5-0-0
Item, cart & wheeles and plowes & harrows 0-12-6
Item, horse geeres 0-2-6
Item, goods in ye house, ffire iron, iron and tongs 0-2-6
Item, one combard and in pewter 0-10-0
Item, one table and an other table 0-6-0
Item, cheers, stooles and quishens 0-2-0
Item, goods in the buttery in wooden vessels 0-2-6
Item, one chist 0-1-0
Item, brass and other things 0-6-0
Item, in ye parlor one bedstead & bedding & furniture 1-0-0
Item, three ould arckes 0-15-0
Item, goods in the chamber, one bedstead & furniture 0-10-0
Item, worke loomes 0-2-6
Item, one swine 0-14-0
Item, the decedents purse and aparrell 1-10-0
Item, in hustlements 0-2-0
The sume of the inventory is 19-18-6
Michaell and Anne had the following children:
1. Anne, born 17 December 1650 in Bury; christened 22
December 1650 in Bury; died 12 June 1655 in Bury; buried 13 June
1655 in Bury.
2. Michaell, born 23 June 1653 in Bury; christened 30
June 1653 in Bury; married Anne Bridge 22 July 1684 in Bury;
mentioned in father's will of 1700.
3. John, born 2 October 1655 in Bury; christened 30 June
1655 in Bury; mentioned in father's will of 1700.
*4. Thomas, born 16 October 1658 in Bury; christened 24
October 1658 in Bury; married Margaret Horrox 30 December 1688 in
Bury; mentioned in father's will of 1700.
Christening record for Thomas Bentley in Bury: "Thomas
s. of Michael Bently - 16/24"
5. James, christened 17 November 1661 in Bury; mentioned
in father's will of 1700.
6. Hester, born 14 October 1664 in Bury; christened 23
October 1664 in Bury; mentioned in father's will of 1700 as
7. Martha, born 19 March 1666 in Bury; christened 24
March 1666 in Bury.
8. Richard, mentioned in father's will of 1700
9. Alisabeth, mentioned in father's will of 1700.
SOURCES: IGI; Bury parish
register; www.ancestry.co.uk; will of Michaell Bentley of Haslom
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
MICHAEL BENTLY AND
*1. Michaell, born in about 1629 of Bury; married Anne Smethurst 22 January 1650 in Bury.
2. John, christened 24 July 1631 in Bury, "of Haslom hey".
3. Edward, christened February 1633 in Bury, "of
4. Katherine, christened June 1634 in Bury.
5. Sarah, christened 8 May 1635 in Bury.
6. Abigail, christened 22 May 1644 in Bury, "of
SOURCES: IGI; Bury parish register; Bolton parish register;
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
Michael Bently of Elton was born in about 1575 of Bury. He
married 20 April 1596 in Bury, but the marriage register at this
time lists only the husband's name at marriage, not the wife's.
Michael was buried 1 September 1624 in Bury.
Michael had the following children:
*1. Michael, christened 16 July 1598 in Bury; married
Allis Allens 11 November 1622 in Bury; buried 2 July 1645 in Bury.
Christening record for Michael Bentley in Bury: "Mihill
s. of Mihill Bentley - ye 16 July"
2. John, christened 15 March 1600 in Bury.
3. Jane, christened 23 May 1604 in Bury.
4. Thomas, christened 19 July 1607 in Bury.
5. Martha, christened 29 March 1610 in Bury, "of Haslam".
6. Richard, christened 13 July 1613 in Bury.
7. Abraham, christened 24 August 1617 in Bury.
SOURCES: IGI; Bury parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.
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