Philip Bennett

#2589, b. 14 August 1768, d. 1868

Individual's Timeline

Christening14 August 1768Philip Bennett1
Birthbefore 1777Philip Bennett2
Marriage13 December 1795Philip Bennett3,4
Marriage of Daughter15 November 1820Eliza Bennett5
Death of Father28 December 1823Philip Bennett6
Marriage of Son9 June 1829Robert Bennett4
Death Assumed1868Philip Bennett

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Research Notes

  • Research note 01: The first BENNETT Chr to show up in the Sturminster Newton (St Mary's) PR in the Dorset FHS records on ancestry is Jane's 1797..
  • Research note 02: Possibly Philip the son of Philip BENNETT Chr in Shaftsbury 14th August 1768. Many other children with a father Philip BENNETT at around the same time. There is a marriage in Shaftsbury between Philip BENNET and Sarah COLBRON in Shaftsbury 1761. A Philip BENNET is buried in Holy Trinity, Shaftsbury in 1823 aged 89 (making YOB 1734), and a Sarah BENNET in 1821 aged 83 (making YOB 1738)
    * The elder Philip (as above) was most likely the child Chr in Shaftsbury 1735, the son of Walter.
    * There are 35 BENNETT people in Shaftsbury in 1841 census.
Background information on Sturminster Newton Castle, Dorset, England, - Sturminster Newton stands on the River Stour between Blandford and Sherborne. Often called Sturminster Newton Castle in older documents 'castle' refers to the ruins on a 14th century castle on high ground to the south of the present bridge. The famous cattle market closed down in 1997 has recently been redeveloped and a market, though no longer for livestock still takes place every Monday.

The town has strong literary links; the poet William Barnes was born in nearby Bagber and educated in Sturminster Newton. Thomas Hardy lived in a house which is situated by the recreation ground, he spent two years in the town during which time he wrote 'The Return of the Native'.8

Children of Philip Bennett and Elizabeth Roberts


  1. On Line Parish Clerks, online various based on ???, 1768 Philip son of Philip Bennett baptized 14-Aug.
  2. Find my past web sites, online or, First name(s)      Philip
    Last name      Bennett
    Birth year      1768
    Baptism year      1768
    Baptism day      14
    Baptism month      Aug
    Baptism place      Shaftesbury
    Parents' name(s)      son of Philip
    County      Dorset
    Country      England
    Description      Holy Trinity
    Record set      Dorset Baptisms
    Category      Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Record collection      Births & baptisms
    Collections from      Great Britain.
  3. On Line Parish Clerks, online various based on ???, 13 Dec 1795      Philip Bennett      Elizabeth Roberts      Mary Wills, William Colbourne Junior      Licence…
  4. Website ( "Original PR downloaded."
  5. On Line Parish Clerks, online various based on ???,…
    15 Nov 1820      Mathew      PUCKEY of Hindon      Eliza      BENNETT      James Beale, (illegible) Roberts      Licence      01223.
  6. On Line Parish Clerks, online various based on ???, 1823: 29-Dec: Philip Bennett: 89.
  7. On Line Parish Clerks, online various based on ???,…
    1801 census.
  8. On Line Parish Clerks, online various based on ???,…
  9. BDM in Australia, Aust Vital Records 1788-1905, 1870/5678.