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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 00:25 BST (UK) »
Right then, after extensive head-scratching & note taking...  ;D

Who do you think are Harry & Agnes that appear on the 1871 & 91 census but not on the 1881?

Sorry Lindyloo, I've no idea  :-\



Mitchell, Irish, Solloway - Worcs
Rainsford - B'ham
Blackwell - Glos
Hale - Glos
Timms - Glos
Benton - B'ham
Hadwin - London
Linfield - Surrey

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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 01:15 BST (UK) »
Oh dear, so the 1870's birth years are guesses for both Fred and Beatrice?

No offence,  but   :'( but Guesses (sometimes we must but not recommended and should always be announced as such), have to be well calculated and used with extreme caution - for example  they married in late 1901. So by 1904 when Fred jnr was born, I would expect they had at least one earlier child born (regardless if the child lived or died). Also, for the times - if it was a first marriage for the pair of them, I'd guess (if I had to) that  Beatrice if not Fred would be nearer 20 to 25 than 30 at the time of Marriage. At an age of 30, I'd wonder if she was previously married and that she may not even be nee TIMMS. Based on so little concrete or near-reliable info, I would have wondered if  she was born between 1878 and 1885.  All in all  '1870' is a very unsafe guess for her - especially now with what looks very like them  in Kings Norton in 1911.

Kings Norton, by the way, covered parishes in both Staffs and Worcs., so in 1911 they may be living in a part of what is commonly seen as Staffs but which was officially part of Worcs.

It looks very like the BENTON's were a large clan - and all that has been found to date may well be relatives who with a bit of figuring, may lead back to the Northants people you've heard family stories about.  But there is no way of knowing for sure yet. 

I know how it is to have to watch the pennies to afford all these costly documents - but if you want to get the best bang-for-buck then their Marriage certificate is what you need, before anything else. This may go some way unlocking the whole shebang for you.  Like I said, how awful it would be for you to find after years and pounds of research, you'd followed the wrong line.

The marriage certificate will give  ages, occupations, address and hopefully father's names and maybe the witness names will also be useful.

I would also recommend paying for & downloading that 1911 Census image if you can - it will have extra details on it which may confirm it's your people, and their places of birth etc -  therefore leading us to the correct Frederick BENTON (and Beatrice TIMMS) on the earlier census.

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AMBLY
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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 01:50 BST (UK) »
Sorry Ambly, I didn't mean to confuse everyone - I started looking for horse dealers in Northants rather than people with dates, and got a bit of the info you all found, so it all slots together in some order - once I have the B'ham marriage cert (ordering tomorrow), I can get onto that side.
There are alot of Bentons in Northants & surrounding, but half seem to be horse dealers and most of the rest are shoe makers, so the horse ones I can narrow down & order some of them at least.
All the searching hasn't been a waste, as it's been a big help to me so far - and for the Beatrice & Fred, I searched high & low but could find very little, so at least there's not hundreds of them to choose from :)
Mitchell, Irish, Solloway - Worcs
Rainsford - B'ham
Blackwell - Glos
Hale - Glos
Timms - Glos
Benton - B'ham
Hadwin - London
Linfield - Surrey


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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 09:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Shan42.  :)

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Who do you think are Harry & Agnes that appear on the 1871 & 91 census but not on the 1881?


Agnes F daughter of Thomas and Maria  is on the 1881 here.

1881 Census Rg11/1606, Somersham, Pg 32, Folio 35, Sch 168, Parkhall Rd.

Agnes F Benton, Scholar, 12, Scholar, Earith, Hunts

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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 09:53 BST (UK) »
Hi again.

Harry son of Thomas and Maria is here.

1881 Census Rg11/1603, Huntingdon St Mary, Pg 4, Folio 108, Sch 19, High St.

Harry Benton, Boarder, 15, Scholar, Earith, Hunts

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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 10:22 BST (UK) »
Also to add the 1841 Census for Thomas son of
Thomas and Elizabeth who married Sarah.

H.O.107/448/2, Earith, Hunts, Pg 38, Folio 22

Thos Benton, 55, Ag Lab, Y
Elizt, 50, Y
Martha, 13, Y
Jabez, 11, Y
Charles, 10, Y

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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #33 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 10:27 BST (UK) »
And the 1851 entry.

H.O.107/1749, Earith, Hunts, Pg 20, Folio 272, Sch 83, School End.

Elizabeth Benton, Head, Wid, 60, Dependent on Family, Somersham, Hunts
Martha, Daur, U, 23, Drefsmaker, Earith, Hunts
Jabez, Son, 20, Horse Clipper, Earith, Hunts

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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 14:05 BST (UK) »
We await the arrival of the marriage cert with bated breath  ;D  ;D

Meantime, It seems likely, Frederick and Beatrice had a child born 1912:

FreeBMD
Arthur BENTON - Jun Qtr 1912 - Kings Norton, mother's maiden name: TIMMS

This lends further weight to that 1911 Census which would put Frederick born about 1881.

I just rechecked the 1911 Census Index, to try establish the pob stated (one has to enter in the term precisely as used in the index or else it comes up no match).

I get a match with this information
Frederick BENTON
Born 1881 Aston
Head of House
Married 1902
Residing Kings Norton parish, Worcestershire

So I feel fairly confident this is your Frederick's line:

1901: 3 Court, 11 Tower Road - Aston Manor, Warwickshire
RG13 /  Piece: 2885 /  Folio: 113 / Page: 27
Head: George BENTON 61, Spade Tool Finisher, b Erdington, Warks
Wife: Emily BENTON 50, b Birmingham, Warks
Son: Frederick BENTON 20, Cycle Polisher, b Aston Warks

1891: 121, Tower Road, Aston Manor, Warwickshire
RG12/ Piece: 2434 / Folio 79/ Page 23
Head: George BENTON 50, Fork Finisher, b Erdington Warks
Wife: Emily BENTON 41, b Birmingham Warks
Dau: Ada BENTON 17, Cartridge maker, b Birmingham Warks
Son: Edgar BENTON 16, unm, Bicycle Maker, b Aston Warks
Dau: Lilly BENTON 12, Scholar, b Aston Warks
Son: Frederick BENTON 10, Scholar, b Aston Warks

1881: 11 Court, 17 Tower Road, Aston Manor, Warwickshire
RG11/ Piece: 3044/ Folio: 41/ Page: 27
Head: George BENTON 41, Spade maker, b Erdington, Warwickshire
Wife: Emily BENTON 31, b Saltley, Warwickshire
Son: Walter BENTON 12, Scholar, b Aston
Dau: Ada BENTON 7, Scholar, b Aston
Son: Edgar BENTON 5, b Aston
Dau: Lilly BENTON 2, b Aston

1871: Apna (Assna?) Road (after Lichfield Road), Aston Manor, Erdington, Warwickshire
RG10/ Piece: 3158/ Folio: 61/ Page: 12
Head: George BENTON 31, Spade Finisher, b Erdington, Warks
Wife: Emily BENTON 21, b Birmingham, Warwickshire
Son: Walter BENTON 2, b Aston Warks

1861: Nr 2 Brickler Lane - Hamlet of Erdington, Aston, Warwickshire
RG9/ Piece: 2185/ Folio: 85/ Page: 15
Head: Samuel GOODBY Jnr, 24, Silver smith, b Birm, Warks
Wife: Hannah Marie GOODBY 23, b Dover Kent
Son: Samuel George GOODBY 2, b Birmingham Warks
Son: Ernest John GOODBY 1, b Peckham, London
Visitor: George BENTON 21, unm, Brickmaker, b Erdington Warks

1851: Gravelly Lane, Hamlet of Erdington, Parish of Aston, Warwickshire
HO107/ Piece: 2062/ Folio: 254/ Page: 29
Head: William BENTON 44, Tailor, b Lichfield Staffs
Wife: Sarah BENTON 38, Laundress, b Erdington (and all the children born there too)
Son: Joseph BENTON 19, unm, Striker (Spade) ,
Son: Frederick BENTON 17, unm, Brickmaker,
Dau: Ellen BENTON 15, unm, Laundress,
Son: George BENTON 11, Scholar,
Son: Henry BENTON 9, Scholar,
Dau: Emma BENTON 7, Scholar,
Son: James BENTON 5, Scholar,
Son: Robert BENTON 3,

1841: Green Lanes, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire
William BENTON 30, Tailor - Not born Warwickshire
Sarah BENTON 25 - b Warwickshire (and all the children too)
Joseph BENTON 9
Frederick BENTON 7
Ellen BENTON 5
Louisa BENTON 4
George BENTON 2
Henry BENTON 2 months
(Sutton Coldfield comes under the Aston registration District)

The William BENTON's of Gravelly Lane had a child die in 1856.
Someone here on Rootschat - a BENTON - had ordered the wrong cert and posted the details of it:
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,245462.0.html

He speaks of his BENTON line here (though his William BENTON was born in Scotland)
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,176488.0.html

Cheers
AMBLY
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Re: BENTON family, anyone researching?
« Reply #35 on: Wednesday 07 October 09 14:24 BST (UK) »
Now to follow William forward from 1851....

1861: Gravelly Lane, Hamlet of Erdington, Parish of Aston, Warwickshire
RG9 /  Piece: 2186 /  Folio: 23/ Page: 40
Head: William BENTON 54, Tailor Journeyman, b Lichfield Staffs
Wife: Sarah BENTON 49, Laundress, b Erdington (and all the children too)
Son: Henry BENTON 20, unm, Striker at Spade Works
Dau: Emma BENTON 18, unm, Servant out of Situation,
Son: James BENTON 16, unm, Tiler at Spade Works
Son: Robert BENTON 14, unm, Tiler at Spade Works
Son: Edwin BENTON 9, Scholar,
Dau: Clara BENTON 6, Scholar,

1871: 7 Parliment St, Hamlet of Aston Manor, Warwickshire
Head: Sarah BENTON 59, married, b (not recorded)
Son: Henry BENTON 29, unm, Fork Maker, b Birmingham
Dau: Emma BENTON 29, unm, b Erdington
Son: Robert BENTON 27, unm, Fork Pollisher, b Erdington
Son: Edwin BENTON 19, unm, Striker, b Erdington
(daughter Clare may have died in 1865 - entry on FreeBMD)

Husband is here (perhaps away on 'business')
1871: 28 Long Street - Walsall, Walsall Foreign, Staffordshire
RG10 /  Piece: 2961 /  Folio: 80 /  Page: 31
Boarder: William BENTON 64, Tailor, b Lichfield
One of 2 boarders in household of Julia BLOOMER a widow age 38, b Lyme Staffs, and her london born children.

DEATH: Jun Qtr 1880 Aston - William BENTON age 73 (b abt 1807)

1881: 35 Pugh Road, Aston Manor, Warwickshire
RG11 /  Piece: 3046 /  Folio: 48 /  Page: 27
Head: Sarah BENTON 69, widow, b Erdington
Son: Henry BENTON 39, unm, Hatchet Filler* (tool), b Sutton Coldfield Warks
Dau: Emma BENTON 37, unm, b Erdington
Son: Edwin BENTON 29, unm, Striker Smith, b Erdington
(*probably meant to be "Filer")

1891: 1 Beale Place, Victoria Road - Aston Manor, Warwickshire
RG12 /  Piece: 2436 /  Folio 15 /  Page 24
Head: Sarah BENTON 79, widow, b Erdington
Dau: Emma BENTON 47? (or 49?), Housekeeper, b Erdington
Lodger: Lisa (or Lexe) JARBRIGE 23, single, Cartridge Maker, b B'ham, Warks
Lodger: Jane LIDDLE 33, single, Cartridge Maker, b B'ham, Warks

Just to summarise, that if this line is correct:
Frederick's parents are George & Emily and his paternal grandparents are Wiliam & Sarah.

Cheers
AMBLY
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