William BENNETT (my 2xgrt
grandfather) - according to census returns he was born ca 1847/8 in
Norwich (one census), Norfolk. He was a general labourer. The
first record we have for him is the 1881 census. He is listed as
married to Agnes Ann (nee BARRETT). The entry is as follows:
A BENNETT 1851 born Kingston on Thames Wife living in 81
Gladstone Rd, Wimbledon, Surrey W BENNETT 1847 born Norfolk
Lodger (head) living in 81 Gladstone Rd, Wimbledon, Surrey General
Labourer. In 1891 the entry is as follows: Agnes
BENNETT 1855 Kingston, Surrey Wife Edith BENNETT 1882
Wambleon, Surrey Dau Emma BENNETT 1887 Wandsworth Dau William
1848 Norwich, Norfolk Head William 1885 Wembleon, Surrey son Living
at 27 Jews Rd, London, Wandsworth. He is not listed with the
family in 1901. I believe this is he: William BENNETT
patient age 54 married retired general labourer, place of birth not
known. RG13/634 godstone reg district folio 21 pg 36.
Agnes Ann BARRETT had previously
been married to Henry HUTTON (m. 1871Surrey) who left her and
married another woman. We don't know whether they ever officially
divorced or whether Agnes Ann and William ever officially married -
we have never been able to locate a marriage certificate (which
would be very helpful!). William BENNETT appears to
have suffered from depression/melancholy and was admitted to an
asylum. He died in Caterham Asylum in 1911. We have searched in
vain for years for William in the 1851/61 or 71 censuses or any
mention of his parents or siblings. This is certainly a big brick
wall for us!
I have several brick walls in my Norfolk research.
Phoebe DAWSON (c. 1796,
Norfolk – 1850, Ludham, Norfolk) married William Hargreaves DAVEY
in Smallburgh, Norfolk 20 Jul 1818. Mother of: William Hargreaves,
Abraham, Rebecca, Elizabeth Flowerday, Lucy, David, Mary Ann, Jacob,
Alice Leake, John H, Isaac, George, and Susannah.
(c. 1773, Lowestoft, Suffolk – 1838, Tunstead, Norfolk) Married
Abraham DAVEY in Lowestoft, Suffolk. Mother of: Ann, Abraham,
Mary, William Hagreaves, Lucy Ann, Elizabeth, Philip, James, David,
Lucy, Rebecca and Hannah. Ann and Abraham born in Lowestoft,
Suffolk; all others born in Ludham, Norfolk.
(c. 1731 – after 1771) Married Abraham DAVEY on 12 Dec 1752
in Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk. Mother of: Judith, Margaret, Mary,
Isaac, William, John, Abraham, Wiscard, Nuthall and Samuel. All born
in Ludham, Norfolk.
Abraham DAVEY (dates unknown) and
Margaret WHISCARD ( - 1728, Ludham, Norfolk) married on 28
Nov 1717 in Ludham Norfolk. Parents of: Elizabeth, Lewordegary,
Abraham, Abraham, and Sarah. All born in Ludham, Norfolk.
Sarah BROWN (c. 1755 – c. 1830) married
Matthew NORGATE 11 Jun 1777 in Smallburghm Norfolk. Mother
of: Ann, Thomas, Henry, Elizabeth, John, Mary, Keziah and Thomas.
All born in Smallburgh.
Matthew and Ann (BURTON) NORGATE married 30 Sep 1735
in Tunstead, Norfolk. Parents of Matthew Norgate born in Smallburgh,
Norfolk c. 1754.