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Families featured
Charles Bassett Bennett, Francis Bennett, George Bennett, Gilbert Bennetts, John Nathaniel Bennett,
Jonathan Bennett, Samuel Bennett, Thomas Bennett,


Charles Bassett Bennett

Marriages Sep 1852 - Charles Bassett Bennett and Elizabeth Gooding at Truro Vol 5c page 240
Charles Bassett Bennett and Elizabeth Gooding came c1854 and lived at Belfast then at Geelong
2 Children 1. Wm Chas Bennett 1855 #11257
2. John Nathaniel Bennett 1857 #6356
John Nathaniel Bennett wed 1882 #5057 to Emma Newcombe 1859 #8323
3 Children 1. William Charles Bennett 1883 #13426
2. Herbert Henry Bennett 1885 #14539
3. Ida Blanche Bennett 1887 #25016

Francis Bennett

Francis Bennett and Mary Hannah Hocken came c1857 and lived at Campbells Creek, then at Loddon
8 children 1. William James Bennett 1858 #8430 lived 2 years
2. Absalom Bennett 1860 #16092 lived 6 months
3. Elizabeth Hannah Bennett 1862 #7071
4. Julia Bennett 1864 #1308
5. Edith Bennett 1866 #13553
6. Joseph Henry Bennett 1872 #2198
7. Laura Bennett 1875 #1055
8. Eveline Bennett 1877 #14049 lived 15 months
3. Elizabeth Hannah Bennett 1862 - 1894 #3098 aged 32, wed 1885 #3875 to John Drysdale 1860 #11833, 4 Children of Elizabeth
John Drysdale wed 1895 #4659 to Mary Ann Sullivan 1868 - 1955 #7346 aged 87, daughter of Ellen Handley and James Sullivan and moved to Yarrawonga,

George Bennett

George Bennett came c1855 with Sarah Cooper and lived at 'Bunninyong' then after 1858 at Maryborough
3 children 1. George Bennett 1856 #8646 - 1921 #13713 aged 65
2. Charlotte Bennett 1859 #4784
3. Ellen Bennett 1861 #4805 - 1944 #12845 aged 84
1. George Bennett wed 1886 #5506 to Margaret Agnes Wiseman and lived at Dunolly
6 children 1. George Cooper Bennett 1887 #27848 2. Jno Wiseman Bennett 1891 #11812 lived 10 months
3. Jas Wm Bennett 1892 #31985
4. Eliz Isabel Bennett 1894 #20090
5. Twin Margt Bennett 1897 #10506 lived 1 day
6. Twin Arth Bennett 1897 #10507 lived 1 day
3. Ellen Bennett wed 1882 #175 to John Wiseman, 6 Children

Gilbert Bennetts

Gilbert Bennetts/Bennett and Emily Aldham (Aldam, Oldham) came c1870 with Emily, lived at Ballarat then at Clunes
6 Children 1. Emily Bennett c1869
2. William Bennett 1871 #7187 lived 1 day
3. Edith Marriotte Bennetts 1872 #13643
4. Ellen Aldham Bennetts 1874 #14635
5. Mary Bennett 1877 #7811 lived 1 day
6. William Gilbert Aldam Bennetts 1878 #21844
4. Ellen Aldham Bennetts 1874 #14635 wed 1900 #3837 to James Carlton Auld

Henry Bennetts

Henry Bennetts wed 23 December 1852 to Sarah Sims in Camborne, Cornwall,
Henry Bennetts aged 23 came Jul 1854 on the Mermaid with Sarah Bennetts aged 20 and baby Bennetts born during the voyage,
also on same voyage are Thomas Bennetts aged 26 and William Bennetts aged 20
Henry Bennetts and Sarah Sims lived at Sandhurst, then Whitehills
6 Children 1. Mary Bennetts c1854 born at Sea
2. Susan Bennetts 1855 - 1895 #6639 aged 39
3. Jane Bennetts 1857 #12221
4. Sarah Ann Bennetts 1859 #16322
5. William Henry Bennetts 1861 #16918 - 1863 #3077 lived 1 year
6. Emily Bennetts 1870 #12532
1. Mary Bennetts born in Cornwall, wed 1873 #1494 to William Henry Dennis, lived in Nerring, Eaglehawk, 4 Children
2. Susan Bennetts 1855 - 1895 #6639 aged 39, wed 1876 #2834 to Stephen Sims Dennis, lived in Eaglehawk, Susan died at Mt Korong, 3 Children

John Bennetts

John Bennetts wed 1862 #2692 to Frances Mary Reeves 1840 - 1868 #985 aged 26,
3 Children 1. John Ernest Bennetts 1863 #11356
2. Clara Louisa Bennetts 1864 #25553 lived 3 years
3. Emma Bennetts 1866 #21038 lived 6 months
1. John Ernest Bennetts 1863 #11356 - 1888 #3047 aged 25, wed 1886 #1387 to Elizabeth Ann Eynon 1861 - 1895 #3712 aged 34, born in Tarnagulla.
1 child 1. Frances Ethel Bennetts 1887 - 1907 #2868 aged 19

John Nathaniel Bennett

John Nathaniel Bennett born at Barrabool wed 1866 #3048 to Ann Cook Ackland 1843 - 1868 #10048 aged 25, daughter of Mary and Richard Ackland of Devon,
John Nathaniel Bennett wed 1876 #3492 to Mary Ann Snowdon
Child of Ann 1. Frederick Charles Bennett 1868 #6349
5 Children
of Mary
2. Ethel Rose Bennett 1878 #10730
3. Maggie May Bennett 1881 #3631
4. Irving John Bennett 1883 #17497
5. Blanche Eliza Bennett 1885 #22519
6. Charles Richard Bennett 1888 #2360

Jonathan Bennett

Jonathan Bennett 13 Mar 1857 - 13 Jan 1948 #17040 aged 91, son of unknown Jones and Wm Bennett, wed 1884 #515 to Eliza (Elvira) Emily Tout 1867 #23582 born at Moonambul, Vic
16 children 1. Elizabeth Jane Bennett 1885 #17098 1922 #10578 aged 37, wed Griffiths
2. Adeline Ellen Bennett 1887 - 1961 #3942 aged 74
3. Premature Baby Bennett 19 Aug 1888 lived 1 day
4. John William Bennet 1889 #30525
5. Albert Edward Bennett 1892 #8860
6. Ann Eliza Bennett 1893 #17855 - 1968 #3130 aged 74,
7. Charles Henry Bennett 1895 #16800R
8. Herbert James Bennett 1897 #15338 - 1972 #25506 aged 75
9. Clara Matilda Bennett 1899 #14533
10. George Thomas Bennett 1901 #7451 - 1968 #4782 aged 67
11. Twin Francis Percy Bennett 26 Nov 1902 - 29 Jan 1993 aged 91
12. Twin Robert Morton Bennett 26th November 1902 - 1 Dec 1954 - #21431 aged 52
13. Harold Jonathan Bennett
14. Alexander Talbot Bennett
15. Walter Gordon Bennett
16. Ivy Irene Bennett
1. Elizabeth Jane Bennett 1885 #17098 - 1922 #10578 aged 37, wed Robert George Griffiths, possibly Robert Griffiths 1872 #24178 - 1942 #28166 aged 68, son of Ann Doig and Thomas Griffiths born at Learmouth
3 children 1. Albert Edward Griffiths 1905 - 1971 #10004 aged 66
2. Flor May Griffiths 1906 - 1951 #24152 aged 45, wed Snadden
3. Clarence Harold Griffiths 1913 - 1959 #21373 aged 46
2. Adeline Ellen Bennett 1887 - 1961 #3942 aged 74, wed 1906 #1292 to Hawsuel Earnest (as Ernest Oswald) Free 1881 #22621
5. Albert Edward Bennett 1892 #8860 wed Pauline Christine Renfrew Thompson 1898 #18722 - 1971 #3789 aged 72, dau of Margaret Renfrew and William Thompson
William Thompson from Switzerland wed 1896 #1025 to Maggie Renfrew from New Zealand
6. Ann Eliza Bennett 1893 #17855 - 1968 #3130 aged 74, wed George Henry Buckley 1889 - 1972 #23584 aged 83 son of George, and died at Echuca
2 children 1. George Henry Buckley 1913 - 1956 #23134 aged 43
2. Percival Keith Buckley 1919 - 1975 #13683 aged 56
11. Francis Percy Bennett c1902

From on Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Francis Percy Bennett was for many years in charge of the pumping station at Red Cliffs ‘til he retired in the 1960’s. He moved to Dimboola in the 1970’s to be near one of his sisters. He died in the 1990’s.
Sunday, 28 October 2012, Hi Elizabeth,
Just had another look at your site where Jonathan Bennett’s family is listed. My Grandfather – Percy Francis Bennett and Robert Morton Bennett were both born 26th November 1902. They were twins. Percy died on the 29th January 1993. Robert died on the 1st December, 1954. Jonathan Bennett was born in Drysdale in Victoria.
Just for information, Wayne Binfield



Samuel Bennett

Samuel Bennett came c1853 with Ann Thornhill, lived at Prahan then after 1860 at Ballarat
8 children 1. Twin William Bennett 1854 #6346 lived 16 days
2. Twin Mary Jane Bennett 1854 #6347 lived 14 days
3. Eliza Bennett 1855 #10110 lived 5 weeks
4. Eliza Bennett 1857 #1139 lived 1 month
5. William Joseph Bennett 1858 #10769
6. George Bennett 1861 #13631 lived 2 years
7. Eliza Jane Bennett 1865 #300 lived 10 months
8. Jane Bennett 1871 #21291
5. William Joseph Bennett wed 1886 to Margaret Madeline Newman 1862 - 1942 #26524 aged 80, died at Ballarat

Thomas Bennett

Thomas Bennett 1831 - 1883 #825 aged 52, came c1856 with Mary Anderson and lived at Mt Ararat, then at Maryborough
8 Children 1. William Bennett 1857 #16136
2. Elizabeth Ann Bennett 1861 #4829
3. John Thomas Bennett 1863 #15469
4. Alice Bennett 1865 #9720
5. Mary Jane Bennett 1865 #9721
6. Michael Bennett 1868 #17589
7. Francis Patrick Bennett 1871 #17505
8. Ellen Bennett 1874 #3510
Alice Bennett wed 1886 to Daniel Guiney



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