James Bennett
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James Bennett (bef. 1815 - abt. 1895)

James Bennett
Born before in Cornwall, England, United Kingdommap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 12 Aug 1837 in St Merryn Parish, St Columb Registration District, Cornwall, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died about in Ross, Renfrew, Ontario, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Dec 2013
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Biography

Early Life

James Bennett was born in Cornwall, England[1] around 1814 or 1815. He was baptized on January 14, 1815 in Churchtown, St Merryn, Cornwall.[2] He was the son of William Bennett and Elizabeth Brewer,[2] and may have been the seventh of eleven children.[3]

He attended Sunday school at the St Merryn Parrish in the years 1823, 1824, and 1825 at the same time as his future wife Jane Gregor.[4][5]

Marriage

On August 12 1837, he married Jane Gregor.[6] He was a carpenter at the time of his marriage. [6]

Immigration

In the spring of 1842, James Bennett set sail for America from Plymouth, Devon, England with his wife Jane and his children Thomas Henry and James.[1]

Death

He died around November 10, 1895[7][8] and is buried with his wife Jane Gregor in the Howard Cemetery, in Forester's Falls.[1][8]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Bennett Family Tree", p. 1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2Z4-GBQQ : 9 March 2021), James, 14 Jan 1815; citing Baptism, Cornwall, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Cornwall Records Office, Truro. See also Transcription of baptism record found via Cornwall OPC Baptisms Database (Baptism record 4152999, St Merryn parish), transcribed by Philip Green.
  3. Bennett, Fay E, The Bennett Family in Canada Over 165 Years, A Story of English Roots and Ross Township Descendants, 1st Ed., December 2011, p. 2. No additional sources found.
  4. Transcription of St Merryn Sunday school lists for 1823-1825 found via Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. Originally "written inside at the back of an early Parish register". Transcribed by Karen Duvall.
  5. 1825 St Merryn Sunday School list found via FaysGenealogy.com. Image provided by Pat Evans.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Transcription of marriage record, found via Cornwall OPC Database (record 1244991, St Merryn parish). This record was transcribed by Philip Green.
  7. Ancestry.com. Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947. Archives of Ontario; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Series: MS935; Reel: 80
  8. 8.0 8.1 Image of gravestone of James Bennett and Jane Gregor, found via the Canadian gravemaker gallery Rootsweb page (Foresters Falls Howard Cemetery, Ross Township, Renfrew, Eastern Ontario, image titled "bennet17"). The year is not clearly legible, but has been estimated based on information in "Bennett Family Tree" and the age recorded on the gravestone.

See also:

  • "Bennett Family Tree"
  • Bennett, Fay E, The Bennett Family in Canada Over 165 Years, A Story of English Roots and Ross Township Descendants, 1st Ed., December 2011.
  • He is mentioned in a letter from Alex Bennett to Dale Bennett, written September 20 1950.
  • Index record of his banns of marriage, found via Cornwall OPC Database (Banns record 66256, St. Merryn parish). This record was transcribed by Philip Green.
  • His marriage is recorded in the General Register Office for England and Wales records, found via FreeBMD.com. Jane Gregor's registration can also be found there. Digital images of the GRO records are available here, but they are transcribed from local parish records, so there could be errors.

Census records:

  • "England and Wales Census, 1841," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQB3-T23 : 5 March 2021), James Bennett, St Merryn, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom; from "1841 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  • 1851 Canada Census, Canada West, population schedule, Renfrew (district 33), Ross (subdistrict 316), p. 3, line 43, James Bennet; digital image, Library and Archives Canada (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca, accessed 14 March 2021); LAC microfilm C-11751.
  • 1861 Canada Census, Canada West, population schedule, Renfrew, Ross, p. 9, line 6, James Bennett; digital image, Library and Archives Canada (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca, accessed 14 March 2021); LAC microfilm C-1071.
  • 1871 Canada Census, Ontario, population schedule, Renfrew North (District 82), Ross (Sub-district A), p. 12, line 7, James Bennett; digital image, Library and Archives Canada (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca, accessed 14 March 2021); LAC microfilm C-10021.
  • 1881 Canada Census, Ontario, population schedule, Renfrew North (District 114), Ross (Sub-district H), division 2, p. 21, line 6, James Bennet; digital image, Library and Archives Canada (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca, accessed 14 March 2021); LAC microfilm C-13234.
  • 1891 Canada Census, Ontario, population schedule, Renfrew North (District 113), Ross (Sub-district I), Division 2, p. 1, line 16, James Bennett; digital image, Library and Archives Canada (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca, accessed 14 March 2021); LAC microfilm T-6365.


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Bennett-6564 and Bennett-8053 appear to represent the same person because: They are both married to Jane Gregor.
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