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Offline Normalynne Bennett

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Look-up request: Charles Bennett 1791
« on: Friday 02 February 18 08:44 GMT (UK) »
I am looking for Charles Bennett born in Chard, Somerset in 1791.

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Re: LOOK UP REQUEST:
« Reply #1 on: Friday 02 February 18 09:18 GMT (UK) »
Are you trying to go backwards or forwards so we don't duplicate what you have.  What exactly are you after  :-\
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Re: LOOK UP REQUEST:
« Reply #2 on: Friday 02 February 18 10:15 GMT (UK) »
Normallynne has replied to me by PM. 

They have details after his birth but are looking to go backwards including his baptism.  Birth details come from Army record.
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Re: Look-up request: Charles Bennett 1791
« Reply #3 on: Friday 02 February 18 10:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Normalynne

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Re: Look-up request: Charles Bennett 1791
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 February 18 13:59 GMT (UK) »
Ok, sorry, I am new to this.

I am looking to go backwards but don't know the names of Charles parents or siblings, I suspect he had a brother called John Bennett as there is one in the same regiment and they were both masons from Chard, born two years apart but no birth for either one so far either in Chard or surroundings.

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Re: Look-up request: Charles Bennett 1791
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 February 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Hi and welcome to Rootschat is this man a relative or forming part of a one name study, his Service record gives b 1791 b Chard Service No: 940 62nd Regiment of Foot, mentions a John also a Mason, he served for many years, and his record contains pages that at present I cannot go through due to time.

Hopefully someone can assist further.
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Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: Look-up request: Charles Bennett 1791
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 February 18 18:22 GMT (UK) »
Thanks - he is my ggg grandfather and I am trying to write a book about my relatives but can't go back beyond Charles Bennett as I have no birth or parents.  I have all his life information up until his death in India in 1845.  He was in the 46th of foot, then 62nd.

I wonder why the births aren't anywhere?  It isn't just him, several births never appear.  Even my parents marriage in Ireland is nowhere but I have the original so don't care!

Any help much appreciated.

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Re: Look-up request: Charles Bennett 1791
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 February 18 18:24 GMT (UK) »
Hi again, who/when/where did he marry?
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Re: Look-up request: Charles Bennett 1791
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 February 18 19:55 GMT (UK) »
He married a 14 yr old widow Jane McClay or McCoy in 1825 in Poonamallee, Madras, India. I have no maiden name for her & can't find her 1st husband who was a soldier in 46th with Charles according to family tradition. They had 6 children. I only know Jane's dob from her death info in 1853. She was born in 1811 but I don't know where.

Charles was in NSW with 46th from 1813-1817 then Madras.