Philip Bennett

#57929, b. 8 December 1802

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Christening8 December 1802Philip Bennett1
Christening8 December 1802Philip Bennett2

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Research Notes

  • Research note 01: Said to have married Maria HAGGAR in Salisbury in 1834 (found in IGI M15314-2), however not found in Dorset nor Wiltshire in 1841. One child in IGI Alfred Joseph BENNETT Chr Endless Street Independent, Salisbury 31st July 1835 (C07796-1).
    * In 1851 Alfred J BENNETT was living in the Bath Workhouse, working as Clerk to the Master of the Union. He was 15, and the Master's name was -- Joseph HAGGER
    * In 1861 he was an accountant, unmarried, living with John SACKWOOD and his wife in Manchester
    * In 1871 he was married to Emma C, working as the Chief Clerk in the parochial Office AND HIS MOTHER Maria BENNETT is living with them!! Maria's place of birth is London and she is 57, making her YOB 1814
    * in 1881 Alfred Joseph is the Poor Law Chief Clerk in Gatley House, Cheshire. His wife Emma CATHERINE is with him, as are 5 children under 10
    * In 1891 he is married but his wife is not at home. 3 of his children are - as his mother Maria showing the same place and date of birth as 1871.
    * In 1901, he is again with his wife, 3 children and now 2 grandchildren as well. His mother, at the age of 87 is still there, place of birth now narrowed to Marylebone
    * In 1911 Alfred is 75, and he has with him a grandson Percy aged 6 who was born in Mexico. There is more than 1 option for Maria's death in the indexes
    * BACKTRACKING to Maria - I found her as a widow in 1851, working as a dressmaker in Bath. She had with her 2 children Amey born 1838 and Maria born 1840 in Widercombe, Somerset.
    * BACKTRACKING to Somerset finds Maria working as a seamstress and her youngest daughter Maria. As they are alone Philip may have died , making his death 1838-1841, most likely in Bath. There is a death registered in Bath Sep qtr 1840 (no age given).


  1. Website ( "Name:      Philip Bennett
    Event Type:      Baptism
    Baptism Date:      8 Dec 1802
    Parish:      Sturminster Newton, Dorset, England
    Father's name:      Philip Bennett
    Mother's name:      Elizabeth Bennett."
  2. Website ( "Original PR downloaded."
  3. On Line Parish Clerks, online various based on ???,…
    1801 census.