The Bennett family of Whitfield.


Generation One.

John Bennett married Dorothy Dearnelley on 24 June 1718 in Glossop. They had four children:
     John Bennett born about 1719.
     George Bennett baptised 10 March 1730/31.
     Dolly Bennett, baptised 7 April 1733 in Glossop.
     Martha Bennett, baptised 10 April 1735 in Glossop.

Generation Two.

John Bennett was baptised on 4 July 1719 in Glossop. He was described as John the younger, of Whitfield, in son John's baptism entry and as of Whitfield, clothier, in Robert Wagstaffe's baptism entry. His wife Alice was born about 1718. They had eight children:
     John Bennett baptised 19 February 1745.
     Mary Bennett, baptised 10 November 1746 in Glossop. She married John Bradbury on 15 August 1768 in Glossop.
     George Bennett baptised 9 March 1752.
     Rebecca Bennett baptised 30 August 1754.
     Nanny Bennett. She married John Fielding of Hadfield, clothier (son of William Fielding of Armfield, Mottram, clothier). They had a daughter, Betty, born 20 December 1787 and baptised 24 January 1788 at Glossop.
     Alice Bennett born about 1757.
     Sarah (Sally) Bennett.
     Nancy Bennett baptised 14 November 1762.
Alice died on 18 March and was buried on 21 March 1795 in Glossop aged 77.
John Bennett died on 17 January and was buried on 27 January 1798 in Glossop age 79. His MI gives his age as 78 and describes him as "of Whitfield senior". In his will, dated 17 January 1798. Left land at Barber Carrs in Whitfield to his son George and half share in the Fulling Mill and House at Bridge End to George and his grandson John (son of his son John). The lease of the mill was held jointly with Samuel Roberts but it was being worked by John Garlick.

A possible son was Joseph Bennett, born about 1724 (see The Bennett family of Turnlee). Date and naming patterns fit but loss of parish records mean there is no proof.

George Bennett was baptised on 10 March 1730/31 in Glossop. A clothier of Whitfield, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Hamson, baptised 11 May 1736 in Glossop, daughter of John Hamson of Whitfield (see The Ham(p)son family of Whitfield), on 18 June 1758 in Glossop. They had six children:
     Dorothy (Dolly) Bennett baptised 4 July 1759.
     Clarissa Bennett, born September 1760, baptised 2 December 1760 in Glossop, 14 weeks old.
     Olive Bennett baptised 9 March 1762.
     John Bennett baptised 6 July 1766 in Glossop.
     Fanny Bennett, born about 1768, died 20 January 1783, buried 24 January 1783 in Glossop aged 15.
     Fanny Bennett born 11 May 1784.

Generation Three.

Children of John Bennett.

John Bennett was baptised on 19 February 1745 in Glossop. A clothier of Whitfield, he married Mary (Molly) Rowbottom, born about 1752 (daughter of George Rowbottom), on 19 May 1774 in Glossop. They had seven children:
     James Bennett.
     Robert Bennett.
     Joseph Bennett, born about 1780, died 9 July and buried 11 July 1784 in Glossop, aged 4.
     John Bennett born about 1782.
     Betty Bennett born 2 February 1784.
     Mary Bennett, born 20 March 1786, baptised 16 April 1786 in Glossop.
     George Bennett, born 29 July 1788, baptised 24 August 1788 in Glossop.
Mary died on 25 January and was buried on 28 January 1792 in Glossop.
John Bennett died on 6 January and was buried on 8 January 1793 in Glossop aged 48. He was described as "junior of Whitfield" on his MI.

George Bennett was baptised on 9 March 1752 in Glossop. A clothier of Whitfield, he married Martha Taylor, born about 1759 (daughter of Thomas Taylor), on 18 March 1780 in Glossop. They had six children:
     James Bennett born 17 September 1782.
     Edward Bennett born 28 April 1784.
     George Bennett born 8 November 1787.
     Henry Bennett born 21 April 1789.
     Joel Bennett, born 11 April and baptised 2 June 1791 in Glossop, died 5 November 1849, buried in Glossop aged 58.
     John Bennett born about 1781.
George Bennett died on 3 July and was buried on 6 July 1808 in Glossop aged 56.
Martha died on 28 February 1838 and was buried in Glossop aged 79.

Rebecca Bennett was baptised on 30 August 1754 in Glossop. She married William Fielding, baptised 1 Sep 1754 in Glossop, son of John Fielding and Mary Sykes (see Descendants of John Fielding of Whitfield 1674) on 3 October 1780 in Glossop.

Alice Bennett was baptised on 10 April 1757 in Glossop. She married James Platt, born about 1766, son of James Platt and Martha Syckes (see The Platt family of Glossop) on 27 February 1783 in Glossop.

Sarah (Sally) Bennett. She married John Wagstaffe, baptised on 8 December 1762, son of John Wagstaffe and Mary Hague (see Wagstaffe family of Bridge End).

Nancy Bennett, baptised 14 November 1762 in Glossop. She married someone named Hadfield and they had a son, James Hadfield.

Children of George Bennett.

Dorothy (Dolly) Bennett was baptised on 4 July 1759 in Glossop. She married John Bowers, son of John Bowers (see A Bowers family of Glossop) on 22 March 1778 in Glossop.

Olive Bennett was baptised on 9 March 1762 in Glossop. She had a daughter:
     Hannah Taylor Bennett, baptised 27 November 1785 in Hayfield. Hannah married Robert Lawn on 23 April 1804 in Glossop. She died on14 December 1807 and was buried in Glossop aged 22.

Fanny Bennett was born on 11 May and baptised on 24 June 1784 in Glossop. She married William Sewell and they had three children:
     Fanny Sewell, born 7 August 1808, baptised 30 December 1812 in Glossop.
     Robert Sewell, born 18 April and baptised 30 December 1812 in Glossop.
     Caroline Sewell, born about 1822, died 4 June 1836, buried in Glossop aged 14.
William Sewell died on 10 August 1827 and was buried in Glossop, aged 50, late of Manchester.
Fanny died on 18 May 1854 and was buried in Glossop aged 70.

Generation Four.

Children of John Bennett.

James Bennett. Described as a farmer of Whitfield in baptism records. He married Sarah Hampson, baptised 13 August 1775 at Glossop, daughter of James Hampson and Sarah Goodison (see The Ham(p)son family of Whitfield), on 25 July 1799 in Glossop. They had five children:
     John Bennett, born 21 March and baptised 27 April 1800 in Glossop, buried 31 May 1829 in Glossop aged 29.
     Joseph Bennett, born 21 February and baptised 28 March 1802 in Glossop.
     George Bennett born 6 December 1803.
     Mary Bennett, born 19 September and baptised 26 October 1806 in Glossop.
     Grace Bennett, born 3 March and baptised 6 May 1809 in Glossop, buried 7 March 1810 in Glossop, age 1.
Sarah died aged 30 and was buried on 8 March 1811 in Glossop aged 30.
James married Hannah Newton on 8 February 1813 in Glossop. They had five children:
     William Bennett, baptised 22 August 1813 in Glossop.
     Sarah Bennett, baptised 4 June 1815 in Glossop.
     Alice Bennett, baptised 2 April 1817 in Glossop.
     Elizabeth Bennett, baptised 9 May 1819 in Glossop.
     Hannah Bennett, baptised 25 September 1821 in Glossop.

Robert Bennett was initially recorded as a clothier of Whitfield, subsequently a cotton spinner and labourer. He married Mary Bradbury on 13 June 1805 in Glossop. Her surname was spelled Bradburry and Bredburry in some records. They had twelve children:
     John Bennett, born 26 February and baptised 30 March 1806 in Glossop.
     Ann Bennett, born 28 April and baptised 5 June 1808 in Glossop.
     Mary Bennett, born 5 February and baptised 14 April 1811 in Glossop, buried 22 March 1829 in Glossop aged 18.
     Hannah Bennett, baptised 10 April 1814 in Glossop.
     Betty Bennett, baptised 31 October 1816 in Glossop.
     Joseph Bennett, baptised 27 October 1819 in Glossop.
     James Bennett, baptised 7 January 1822 in Glossop.
     George Bennett, baptised 31 December 1822 in Glossop, buried 14 June 1829 in Glossop aged 6.
     Robert Bennett, baptised 18 May 1825 in Glossop.
     Sarah and Martha Bennett (twins), baptised 20 February 1828 in Glossop.
     Nancy Bennett, baptised 8 December 1831 in Glossop.

John Bennett was, born about 1782. He married Hannah Ward of Bradfield, born about 1784, on 27 November 1798 in Glossop. They had three children:
     Mary Bennett born about 1805.
     John Bennett, born about 1812, died 2 June 1815 and buried in Glossop aged 3.
     Joseph Bennett born 13 September 1807.
John Bennett died on 15 February 1852 and was buried in Glossop aged 70.
Hannah died on 7 February 1857 and was buried in Glossop aged 73.

Betty Bennett was born on 2 February and baptised on 7 March 1784 in Glossop. She was described as a 20 year old minor in the licence when she married John Etchells on 4 December 1803 in Glossop. John was a 39 year old widower. He was described as of Lower Mill and Bridge Field in baptism records. They had three children:
     Elijah Etchells, born 1 September and baptised 17 September 1804 in Glossop.
     Betty Etchells, born 29 November 1806, baptised 1 January 1807 in Glossop.
     John Etchells, born 1 January and baptised 19 February 1809 in Glossop.

Children of George Bennett.

James Bennett was born on 17 September and baptised on 10 November 1782 in Glossop. A clothier of Whitfield, he married Mary Beeley, born about 1781, on 14 September 1806 in Glossop. They had nine children:
     John Bennett, buried 4 June 1807 in Glossop, infant.
     Hannah Bennett, born 8 June and baptised 6 July 1808 in Glossop, buried 18 July 1825 in Glossop aged 17.
     Joel Bennett, born 14 February and baptised 24 June 1811 in Glossop.
     Henry Bennett, baptised 14 February 1813 in Glossop, buried 5 March 1826 in Glossop aged 13.
     Sarah Bennett, baptised 13 August 1815 in Glossop.
     Mary Bennett, baptised 7 September 1817 in Glossop, buried 4 October 1828 in Glossop aged 11.
     Joseph Bennett, baptised 9 April 1820 in Glossop.
     Martha Bennett, baptised 7 October 1822 in Glossop (twin).
     Betty Bennett, baptised 7 October 1822 in Glossop (twin).
James Bennett was buried on 8 May 1827 in Glossop aged 44.
Mary died on 27 November and was buried on 1 December 1843 in Glossop aged 62 of Milltown.

Edward Bennett was born on 28 April and baptised on 6 June 1784 in Glossop. He married Elizabeth (Betty) Brooks, born about 1782. They had five children:
     Martha Bennett, born 3 February and, baptised 18 March 1804 in Glossop.
     Mary Bennett, born 4 April and baptised 6 May 1806 in Glossop, buried 6 August 1807 in Glossop, aged 1.
     Betty Bennett, born 7 April and baptised 6 May 1808 in Glossop, buried 9 May 1811 in Glossop, aged 3.
     John Bennett, born 1 July and baptised 31 July 1810 in Glossop.
     Joseph Bennett buried 27 June 1812 in Glossop, infant.
Betty died aged 50 and was buried on 8 August 1832 in Glossop.
Edward married Mary Jackson on 16 September 1833 in Glossop. They had one son:
     Edward Bennett, baptised 27 July 1834 in Glossop, died 24 March 1851, buried in Glossop aged 16.
Edward Bennett died on 6 March 1848 and was buried in Glossop aged 63.

George Bennett was born on 8 November and baptised on 23 December 1787 in Glossop. Initially a shopkeeper, he became a roller coverer then a bookkeeper and warehouseman of Milltown. The family had moved to Compstall Bridge when Joseph was baptised and buried. George married Sarah Wilkinson, born about 1879, on 24 December 1812 in Glossop. They had ten children:
     George Bennett, baptised 16 January 1814 in Glossop.
     Sarah Bennett, born in October and baptised 5 November 1815, died 9 February 1830, buried in Glossop aged 14 years and 4 months.
     Thomas Bennett, baptised 30 November 1817 in Glossop.
     Elizabeth Bennett, baptised 13 August 1820 in Glossop.
     Charles Bennett, baptised 13 October 1826 in Glossop, buried 31 October 1826 at Littlemoor aged 2 weeks.
     Francis Cresswell Bennett, born 1 November 1827, baptised 11 February 1828 at Littlemoor, buried 19 September 1828 at Littlemoor aged 10 months.
     Thomas Shaw Bennett, born 29 September 1829, baptised 3 May 1830 in Littlemoor.
     Margaret Bennett, born 28 July 1832, baptised 22 April 1833 in Littlemoor.
     Elizabeth Bennett, born 1832, buried 10 May 1833 at Littlemoor aged 9 months.
     Joseph Bennett, born 11 October 1835, baptised 10 February 1836 in Littlemoor, buried 23 January 1837 at Littlemoor aged 15 months.
Sarah died on 27 March 1845 and was buried in Glossop aged 66.
George Bennett died on 3 December 1848 and was buried in Glossop aged 61.

Henry Bennett was born on 21 April and baptised on 1 June 1789 in Glossop, died 27 August 1812, buried 30 August 1812 in Glossop, of Jumble aged 23. He married Mary Nield on 27 May 1810 in Glossop. They had one daughter:
     Martha Bennett, born 24 May and baptised 7 July 1811 in Glossop.
Henry Bennett died on 27 August and was buried on 30 August 1812 in Glossop, of Jumble aged 23.

John Bennett was, born about 1781. He married Hannah Brooks on 15 June 1806 in Glossop. They had two children:
     John Bennett, born 16 February and baptised 15 March 1807 in Glossop, died 29 July and buried 31 July 1810 in Glossop aged 3.
     Hannah Bennett, born 18 August and baptised 24 September 1809 in Glossop, died 22 November and buried 24 November 1810 in Glossop aged 15 months.
John Bennett died on 20 March and was buried on 24 March 1810 in Glossop, aged 28 of Jumble.

Generation Five.

Child of James Bennett.

George Bennett was born on 6 December 1803 and baptised 15 January 1804 in Glossop. He was recorded as a cotton rover when Hannah was baptised. He married Mary Bennett, born 27 May 1807, daughter of Robert Bennett and Hannah Robinson (see Bennett family, blacksmiths of Rose Green), on 3 November 1828 in Glossop. Her name was wrongly recorded as Nancy in Abel's baptism record. George and Mary had four children:
     Sarah Bennett, baptised 20 September 1829 in Glossop.
     Hannah Bennett, baptised 5 December 1834 in Glossop, died 5 May and buried 8 May 1836 in Glossop aged 1 year and 5 months.
     Abel Bennett, baptised 24 December 1840 in Glossop, died 14 May and buried 18 May 1841 in Glossop aged 5 months.
     Caroline Bennett, baptised 28 May 1847 in Glossop, died 21 September and buried 24 September 1848 in Glossop aged 15 months.
Mary died 6 November 1855, buried in Glossop aged 48.
George Bennett died on 22 February 1858 and was buried in Glossop aged 54.

Children of John Bennett.

Mary Bennett was, born about 1805. She married William Shaw and had one known son:
     John Bennett Shaw, born about 1830, died 27 July 1840, buried in Glossop aged 10.
Mary died on 5 August 1868 and was buried in Glossop aged 63.

Joseph Bennett was born on 13 September and baptised on 18 October 1807 in Glossop. He was recorded as a joiner of Whitfield. He married Merab Rangeley, born about 1808, possibly the daughter of Aaron Rangeley and Ann Kellett, on 10 November 1828 in Glossop. They had five children:
     Ann Bennett, baptised 26 April 1829 in Glossop, died 5 February 1870, buried in Glossop aged 40.
     Hannah Bennett, baptised 18 November 1832 in Glossop.
     John Bennett, baptised 29 November 1835 in Glossop, died 14 March and buried 17 March 1837 in Glossop aged 16 months.
     John Thomas Bennett, born about 1838, died 15 March 1840, buried in Glossop aged 2.
     Merab Bennett, born about 1845, died 27 December 1860, buried in Glossop aged 15.
Merab died on 12 September 1871 and was buried in Glossop aged 63.
Joseph Bennett died on 19 September 1877 and was buried in Glossop, aged 70, of 16 Hague Street, Whitfield.



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