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BENNETT - Cullompton, Devon 1700-1800
« on: Saturday 24 March 07 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Hello, I am looking for any information on the Bennett family from Cullompton in Devon. The family line I am researching relates to:

Embling Pedlar Bennett[b. 1806] and Mary Ann Bennett [b. 1804] whose father was John Bennett Jnr [1775 - 1839].

Embling married my g.g.g. grandfather, Samuel Massey at Hanley, Stafford in 1834. My g.g. grandfather Ambrose Shere Massey was born there in 1847.

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Re: BENNETT - Cullompton, Devon 1700-1800
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 July 16 17:21 BST (UK) »
John Bennett Jnr (known to us as John Pedler Bennett) is my five times great grandfather.  Mary Ann married Ambrose Shere so it is strange that Embling used that name for her son.  We do not know why she moved from Cullompton to Staffordshire, but she obviously kept in touch.  She is buried at Sandy in Bedfordshire after a sojourn in London (the family were butchers).  Samuel left less than 200, so perhaps they were forced to seek shelter from friends.  Almost all the Bennetts stayed in the west country until me, so she remains a mystery!

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Re: BENNETT - Cullompton, Devon 1700-1800
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 24 July 16 17:11 BST (UK) »
Hi Paul
Thanks for your reply. I have Emblings marriage (sometimes calling herself Emaley or Emily) in 1834 at Hanley, Stafford, but I do not know why she had gone from Cullompton. I wondered whether she had gone to work there?
The family seem fairly comfortable in the 1841, 1851 and 1861 census, with their own butchers business supporting servants and apprentices.
When Samuel dies, it seems that their older son George, continues to manage the business as he is listed in Parliament Row, Hanley in 1871 as master butcher. Again, his wife Lucy and him, have servants and apprentices.
Embling, as a widow, is back in Samuel Masseys birth place of Stoke Heath, Stoke Upon Tern in 1871 as a farmer of game (I think it reads). All three children born to Samuel and Embling were christened in Stoke Upon Tern.
In 1881,  I can see Embling living with her son, George, and daughter in law, Lucy, in Camberwell, Surrey. George is described as 'of private means'.
I unfortunately have no information of how Embling is in Sandy, Biggleswade, when she dies in 1885, this is 50 miles from Camberwell? I have looked for a monumental incription online, but havent found anything yet.

I had assumed that Emblings youngest son, was named after his uncle Ambrose Shere, maybe as Mary Ann did not have any children with her husband? Embling named her first son after her husbands father George, who farmed in Stoke Upon Tern, and the middle son after her father, John.
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Mar
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Re: BENNETT - Cullompton, Devon 1700-1800
« Reply #3 on: Monday 25 July 16 09:49 BST (UK) »
Hello Mar

Thank you for your quick reply.  My interest is really in the Bennett line, of course (we cannot get beyond John Bennett of Halberton 1748? - 1831 who married Mary Pedler), but the oddness of Ambrose's name has led me to look at him a bit more closely.  Apart from the fact that the original Ambrose's father (also Ambrose) put an advert in the local paper that his second wife (not A's mother) had eloped 20 times, we learn that Ambrose Shere Massey became a civil engineer and founded a company in India where he married an Anglo-Indian named Mary.  There is a notice in The London Gazette Jan 26 1897 about his estate.

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Re: BENNETT - Cullompton, Devon 1700-1800
« Reply #4 on: Monday 25 July 16 13:52 BST (UK) »
I notice that Ambrose Shere Massey is not on the 1851 census return.  Could he really be Mary-Ann's son? Both Mary-Ann and Embling would be in their 40s at his birth.  I can find only two children to Samuel  and Embling.

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Re: BENNETT - Cullompton, Devon 1700-1800
« Reply #5 on: Monday 25 July 16 22:37 BST (UK) »
Hi Paul
I am as certain as I can be that Ambrose is the child of Embling and Samuel Massey.
Ambrose is with his grandparents, George and Jane Massey at Stoke upon Tern in the 1851 census, although mistranscribed as Ambcas on one family history site. His birth place is listed as Hanley - where the family butchers business was located.
Ambrose is baptised on 10 July 1847 in Stoke Upon Tern to Samuel and Emely, in the same church as the other children. He also names Samuel as his father on his marriage certificate in 1890.
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