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John Bennett (abt. 1542 - abt. 1608)

John Bennett
Born about in Wiveliscombe, Somerset, Englandmap
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Brother of
Husband of — married 21 Jan 1559 in Milverton, Somerset, Englandmap
Father of
Died about at about age 66 in Bruton. Somerset, Englandmap [uncertain]
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John Bennett married Johan Wife of John Bennett between 1559 AND 1584.

Children baptised at St Andrew's, Wiveliscombe Johan 8 Jan 1581 and Robert 10 May 1582, father John BENNETT.[1] Assume children of this couple, within child rearing age if married between 1559-1584 as indicated on existing profile.


  1., Baptism File 792, accessed 1 Oct 2016.
  • Marriage
County Somerset
Place Milverton
Church name St Michael
Register type Unspecified
Marriage date 21 Jan 1559
Groom forename John
Groom surname BENETT
Bride forename Johan
Bride surname DENBERIE

Notes 1

  • The first Bennet baptisms in Milverton start just after johns marriage unfortunatly the records do no give the parents.
BENATT Margarett 20 Jul 1560 - - - - - -
BENATT Edwarde 03 Jun 1562 - - - - - -
BENATT Thomasin 24 Jul 1564 - - - - - -
BENATT Edythe 27 Mar 1569
I think all the above are children to John and Johan due to the eliminations shown below.
In 1571 parents start to appear but they are Richarde and William ;-(
BENATT Johan 23 Sep 1571 Richarde is the first.
But no Milverton Richarde wedding to eliminate the children.
Except this one
Joane MOORE Richard BENNETT Marriage 01 * 1571 Somerset Kingsbury Episcopi : St Martin : Phillimore's Transcripts
We do have a William Benatt wedding in Milverton in 1570
All in all not all that conclusive. Where are John and Joanne

Notes 2

  • I am going to stay with the original . But have John and Johan marrying and living in Milverton from circa 1559 - 1570
  • There are couple of explanations does Johan's parents move back from Milverton between 1569 and 1580. Why the gap in the children? Did they live somewhere else.
Or Is this Johan and Roberts parents?
  • Marriage
County Somerset
Place Taunton
Church name St Mary
Register type Parish Register
Marriage date 15 May 1580
Groom forename John
Groom surname BENNETT
Bride forename Margerie
Bride surname GARRETT
Register note [Year possibly 1588?]
  • But no Magerie Bennet dies in Wiveliscombe.
  • However a Johan wife of John does die in Wiveliscombe
  • Burials Wiveliscombe
BENNETT Johan 03 Apr 1592 w/o John

  • The Johan Bennet daughter born in 1881 in Wiveliscombe is also suspect. A later John perhaps.

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Bennett-65 and Bennett-952 appear to represent the same person because: the parents' names are the same; each profile is just linked to a different duplicate profile for the parents, and the sibling is the same.
posted by Robin Kabrich
Bennett-1580 and Bennett-952 appear to represent the same person because: dates match, mother matches, sibling matches
posted by Robin Kabrich
Bennett-1161 and Bennett-952 appear to represent the same person because: dates, parents, and siblings match
posted by Robin Kabrich
Bennett-1635 and Bennett-952 appear to represent the same person because: The profiles are identical, including the unknown information!
posted by Robin Kabrich

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