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Robert Bennett (1533 - 1603)

Robert Bennett aka Bennet
Born in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of
Husband of — married 10 Jul 1558 in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, Englandmap
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Contents

Biography

Biography

  • Robert Bennett, 1533-1603[1] "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch [2], Robert Bennett, ; Burial, Wiveliscombe, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England, St Andrew Churchyard.

Occupation

tanner[3]

Birth and Childhood

Marriage and Children

Married Elizabeth Edney (1537-1597) on 10 Jul 1558 at Wiveliscombe[4]

  • Children:
    • Margery BENNETT b: MAR 1560, baptized 25 Mar 1560[5]
    • John BENNETT b: APR 1561, baptized 22 Apr 1561[6]; died May 1561[7]
    • Elizabeth BENNETT, [3] b: MAY 1562, baptized 31 May 1562[8]
    • Agnes BENNETT b: JUL 1563, baptized 1 Aug 1563[9]; buried 2 Aug 1598[10][11]
    • Dorothy BENNETT, [3] baptized 29 Aug 1564[12]
    • John BENNETT b: MAR 1566, baptized 25 Mar 1566[13]
    • John BENNETT b: FEB 1567[14]; died Jul 1568[15][16]
    • Eleanor BENNETT b: MAR 1568[17]
    • Thomas BENNETT, executor of will,[3] baptized 2 APR 1570[18]
    • Robert BENNETT b: APR 1571, baptized 27 Apr 1571[19]
    • William BENNETT,[3] b: JUN 1572[20]
    • Richard BENNETT,[3] b: OCT 1573[21]
    • Johan BENNETT b: JAN 1575[22]
    • Christopher BENNETT,[3] b: MAY 1576[23]
    • Edward BENNETT,[3], baptized 2 Feb 1577[24]

Death and Burial

Robert executed his will on 28 Aug 1603.[3]

Burial: 19 Sept. 1603 in the churchyard at Wivilscombe, Somerset[25][3]

Research Notes

  • Ancestry Trees[26]
  • Source documents appear to support The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Ancestral File," database, FamilySearch [27], entry for Robert BENNETT.


Sources

  • Somerset marriage index Transcription; Record set Somerset Marriage Index; First name(s) Robert; Sex Male; Last name Bennett; Marriage year 1558; Spouse's first name(s) Elizabeth; Spouse's last name Edney; Parish Wiveliscombe; Denomination Anglican; County Somerset; Country England; Document type Parish records; Marriage date 10 Jul 1558; Archive Somerset Archives; Archive reference D/P/WIV 2/1/1; Record type Baptisms, marriages & burials; Record's year range 1558-1635; Category Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers); Subcategory Parish Marriages; Collections from England, United Kingdom; Repository: FindMyPast.com

The Will of Robert Bennett: Will of Robert Bennet, Tanner of Wiveliscombe, Somerset Reference: PROB 11/102/639

  • Description: Will of Robert Bennet, Tanner of Wiveliscombe, Somerset
  • Date: 30 November 1603
  • Held by: The National Archives, Kew
  • Legal status: Public Record(s)
  • Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
  • For Viewing - The National Archives Website: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D939101

[28]

Sources

  1. Find A Grave: Memorial #126312274
  2. Family Search accessed 13 December 2015
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 The National Archives Website: Discovery: PROB 11/102/639 Will of Will of Robert Bennet, Tanner of Wiveliscombe, Somerset, 30 Nov 1603, Description and download link available at https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D939101 (accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee may be required for download
  4. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 46 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 10 Jul 1558, marriage of Robt Bennet and Elizabeth Edney (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00046 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  5. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, images 4 and 13 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 25 Mar 1560, baptism of Margery Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00004 and https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00013 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  6. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, images 5 and 16 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 22 Apr 1561, baptism of John Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00005 and https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00016 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  7. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 58 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 29 May 1561, burial of John Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00058 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  8. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 14 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 31 May 1562, baptism of Elizabeth Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00014 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  9. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 14 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 1 Aug 1563, baptism of Agnes Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00014 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  10. Wiveliscombe : St Andrew : : "Parish Register" database, FreeREG (https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/5818f62de93790ec75d49a8a : viewed 13 Aug 2020) burial Agnis Bennett 02 Aug 1598
  11. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 67 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 2 Aug 1598, burial of Agnes Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00067 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  12. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 5 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 29 Jul 1564, baptism of Dorothy Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00005 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  13. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 6 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 25 Mar 1566, baptism of John Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00006 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  14. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 6 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, Feb 1567, baptism of John Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00006 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  15. Wiveliscombe : St Andrew : Register of unspecified type : "Parish Register" database, FreeREG (https://www.freereg.org.uk/search_records/5818f628e93790ec75d494ac : viewed 13 Aug 2020) burial Johan Bennett 07 Jul 1568
  16. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 59 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 7 Jul 1568, burial of John Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00059 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  17. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 6 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 1 Mar 1567, baptism of Eleanor Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00006 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  18. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 7 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 2 Apr 1570, baptism of Thomas Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00007 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  19. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 7 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1,27 Apr 1571, baptism of Robert Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00007 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  20. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 8 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, Jun 1572, baptism of William Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00008 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  21. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 8 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, Oct 1573, baptism of Richard Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00008 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  22. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 9 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, Jan 1575, baptism of Johan Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00009 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  23. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 10 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, May 1576, baptism of Christopher Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00010 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  24. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 11 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 2 Feb 1577, baptism of Edward Bennet (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00011 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  25. Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, Wiveliscombe Parish, 1558-1635, image 68 of 78; Reference Number: D\P\wiv/2/1/1, 19 Sep 1603, burial of Robert Bennett (https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/60856/images/englb030d_d-p-wiv-2-1-1_m_00068 : accessed 10 Aug 2020) - fee based membership required)
  26. http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=24279608&pid=1544133167
  27. https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:1:M725-FSN : accessed 2016-09-08
  28. Entered by Richard Harris.


  • Pedigree Chart by Richard Owens Harris

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Bennett-6239 and Bennett-63 appear to represent the same person because: Same wife, exactly the same date of marriage
posted by Miguel Kelley
Robert Bennett left a will http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D939101

It is on Ancestry uk. I have quickly scanned it, the first page is clear, there are a few lines towards the end of the will that are smudged and almost illegible so not tried. Written 28th August 1603 so close to death. To be buried in parish church, close to wife. 6s 8d for burial expenses. Children mentioned Christopher(?) £50, Edward, £30, William, 40s, Elizabeth receives £50 to be used by her brother William and his wife to maintain her (she not to marry without their 'liking'), Dorothy £50, son in law John Gould(?) forgiven debt of £13 10s, Richard £10 if he lives for 5 months after the date hereof, Servants, Humphrey 10 shillings, Simon, 5s and Henry Hill 20s.

posted by Helen (Coleman) Ford
The problem seems to be when a Thomas Bennett-937 was married off to Molyns-1 or whatever people call her (she duplicates) in Berkshire. There does not seem to be any supporting evidence I can find. One of the sons of the Berkshire Bennetts becomes an MP he later is awarded the title, The Earl of Tankerville was formed later than this period see Wikipedia for the origins of the the title Earl of Tankerville. So any title does not stem from before this time. None of the Wiveliscombe Bennetts seem to descend from this title. Therefore the Pilgrim Fathers from Wiveliscombe are from before this title was granted. . I really think the best thing to do is unlink Bennett-937 and Bennett-64 from Agnes Molyns-1 and have a fresh look. This would allow a the Molyns merges to proceed without chaos. If proved wrong they can always be relinked.

Note Molyns-1 has now been unlinked.

posted by Chris Hoult
Concur . . . .
posted by Charlie Varnell Jr
I am looking for evidence that Robert Bennett was a member of the aristocracy. The occupation of tanner does not usually go with that. On the other hand, his son Edward was a major financier and leader of Virginia. More research is needed on the profile!
posted by Jack Day
Bennett-7152 and Bennett-63 appear to represent the same person because: same dates and same family
posted by Robin Lee
Bennett-963 and Bennett-63 appear to represent the same person because: Parents of same individual
posted by Johan Meyer
Bennett-1149 and Bennett-963 appear to represent the same person because: dates, parents, spouse match
posted by Robin Kabrich

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