Hello everyone! I am new here and stumbled across what I think is a family relation. I would be forever grateful if someone can help me with this.
Sir William Bennett the 1st is an ancestor of mine and all I can find is that his father was Richard from Warwick. (Please see the link below for Sir William). If (on William's link) you click to see his father it has him being Richard Bennett born in 1314 and living for a zillion years. His wife is also inaccurate as Mary Fisher was the wife of his great-grandson William III.
I have been Googling like a madman and came across this site and found Richard Bennet born 1319. This is Bennett-1712 (see link below). HOWEVER, there seems to be a problem here, as on this site has him being born 5 years after his father's (Richard BASSET) death.
Here is my hypothesis...
The original birthday is correct as it places him being born the same year as his father's passing. Seeing as Richard Bennett changed his surname from Basset to Bennett, this would be why people get stuck with him. Also, seeing as how he would have been the 1st person in Warwick with this name, it must be that this Richard is MY Richard as there would not have been other's around at this time by the name Bennett. He would have had to have been old enough to have children before this name would have spread.
Is anyone able to verify or disprove this? Are we sure that Bennett is from the Basset line?
THANKS anyone who can help!
Sir William Bennett: