OTHER BENNETT FAMILIES
Our own branch of the Bennett family is detailed elsewhere.
A small family of Bennetts in Tewkesbury and Berkeley looks interesting not least because they had the good taste to use classical forenames, Horace and Seneca, for some of their children:William Seneca Bennett was born in 1850 in Tewkesbury. He married Sarah (surname unknown, born 1844/5 in Witherley, Warwickshire). The couple had at least two children: William A, born in about 1874 in Cam, and Horace Seneca, born in Berkeley in 1880. In 1881 the family were living at Lynch Lane, Hamfallow (Berkeley); William was working as a Miller Stoneman (Dresser). Horace Seneca married Lily Rosenna Trotman at St Marys, Berkeley on 23 January 1910: they had three children, the eldest of whom was another Horace Seneca.
With a surname as common as Bennett, theres no guarantee, or even likelihood, that other Bennetts even in the same village are related to our family:
In 1861 a twenty-seven year old licensed hawker from Essex, William Bennett, was living with Matilda Embury at Chapmans Lodging House in Long Street, Wotton-under-Edge. Although she is recorded as his wife, and they had several children, they didnt in fact get around to marrying until 1872. She died in childbirth six years later a few weeks after which he married a Lucy Stanley. From the mid 1860s William lived in Cromhall, where he died on 10 April 1907, twelve days after fracturing his skull in a fall from a cart.
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