Just started my Bendall search, please help.

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Grandfather James Bendall

Great Grandfather Robert Bendall from Bredfield England


Grandmother Janet McMillian Harrington Ontario
in Genealogy Help by Dolly Burdett G2G Crew (400 points)
I hope you will see this, it's been a while. This is interesting. My Great Great Grandfather is James Bendall.

So my Great Grandmother was Janet McMillan.

You mention you know Robert was from Bredfield England and Janet was in Harrington, Ontario.  That's more than I have. Do you have any documents you could share?


1 Answer

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Do you have an approximate birthdate for Robert Bendall? There are several by that name born in Bredfield, England, b. 1791, 1809, 1810, and 1811.

James Bendall was b. 1864 and married Janet McMillan on 29 Oct 1902 at West Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. The brides parents are Robert Bendall and Rosetta Sleeman.

James and Janet Bendall had two daughters, Rose Ettie and Margaret.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
Hi Frank

I do not know anymore info. Sorry took me a while to figure out how to contact you. James and Janet had 6 children Rosette, James, John, Margaret, William(only lived a few hours or days) and William (my dad)

In my previous reply, I should have said that Janet Mcmillan's father is Archie Mcmillan. I did not find her mother's name

The 1901 Canada Census has James Bendall living in E. Oxford (North) Ontario, Canada. Religion, Church of England, born England, estimated birth year 1863.



Family records show James was born 1857 - 1951 but no record of the birth or death of his father Robert Bendall or mother Rosetta Schrimmer.

James married Janet McMillian (1885-1958) in 1902. Janet was the 13th child of Archie McMillian of Harrington Ontario Canada and Margaret McIntrye, no birth or death records of either.

I am at a lost were to look.
Robert and Rosetta Bendall had a daughter, Eliza Bendall who was christened on 10 Nov 1861. She might be James older sister.

The baptism took place at Suffolk County Bts, Suffolk, England the place of childbirth was Bredfield, Suffolk, England.

I have seen two last names for Rosetta, Sleeman, and Schrimmer. Would you know which one is correct or is it still incertain?

You could try posting a question at the Bendall Family Genealogy Forum at genforum genealogy .
Rosetta's last name was schrimmer

Yes, there was a sister Elizabeth ( 1865 - 1951) and brother William ( 1875-1968)


I am completely knew at all of this

will also try Bendall Family Genealogy.

Hi Frank,

I have this exact information as well, "James Bendall was b. 1864 and married Janet McMillan on 29 Oct 1902 at West Zorra, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. The brides parents are Robert Bendall and Rosetta Sleeman. "

Rose Ettie was my grandmother (from her second marriage). She went by the name Rosetta when I knew her (I was born in 1965). Rosetta Bendall Hamilton Clark.


I to have Archie (or Archy) Mcmillan for Janet's father. (From her marriage licence.)  Also, on her marriage license it says "don't know" for mother.  ODD
I have James' mother as Rosetta Sleeman (as written in his marriage register.)
Hi Somehow you have the grooms parents listed as the brides. The bride,Janet McMillan , father was Archibald or Archie McMillan. I am still searching for more info on her mother.
Right, oops

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