Bennett ...

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This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

There are many people with this surname, and it is possible that there are duplicate entries for an individual. If you discover any such duplicates, please email me and I shall correct them.

Bennett, Rev DavidRef 501-635
[19??-] Vicar of Cragg Vale [19??]

Bennett, Rev David EdwardRef 501-2341
[1935-19??] He was Curate at Lightcliffe [1960].

In 1962, he left to became Secretary of the Christian Education Movement [1962-1968] and Licensed Officiate in the Diocese of Southwell [from 1968]

Bennett, EdwardRef 501-711
[1804-1846] He was a saddler [1841].

He married Jane [1804-1882].

They lived at Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1841].

Edward died 4th July 1846 (aged 42).

Jane died 28th July 1882 (aged 78).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4150]

Bennett, George MorrisRef 501-2793
[1805-1869] Cheese & tea dealer at 1 Silver Street, Halifax [1837].

See Hugh Bennett & Son

Bennett, George William HowsonRef 501-1007
[1882-1940] Born in Halifax.

He was a bank secretary [1918].

He lived at Fern Lee, Willow Drive, Halifax [1918].

He died in Halifax.

See James Henry Howarth

Bennett, Gerard Norman SingletonRef 501-1151
[1875-1918] Known as Norman.

Born in Bradford.

He is recorded at the Westgate Hotel, Halifax. A Norman Bennett was landlord of the Westgate Hotel, Halifax [1911, 1917]

Question: Does anyone know the identity of the landlord? or his relationship to this man?


He was a draper's clerk [1911].

On 3rd August 1899, he married Lucy Ethel Styan [1876-1949] at Halifax Parish Church.


  1. Harold Styan [1901-1962]
  2. Edward Trevor [1906-1914]

They lived at Abbey Walk South, Halifax [1911].

During World War I, he served as a Clerk 3rd Class with the Royal Air Force Recruits Training Wing (Blandford).

He died at Burden Military Hospital, Weymouth [29th September 1918].

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £582.

Probate was granted to Lucy Ethel.

The couple were buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 139]: Norman [3rd October 1918]; Lucy Ethel [9th November 1949].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Bennett, Rev H.Ref 501-1242
[19??-19??] Priest at Our Lady of Lourdes & St Malachy, Ovenden [1966]

Bennett, HughRef 501-2795
[17??-1839] Established tea dealers Hugh Bennett & Son

Bennett, Hugh BakewellRef 501-2842
[1807-1865] Halifax attorney.

He was at Cow Green, Halifax [1850].

On 15th September 1840, he married Eliza Briggs [1813-1881] at Halifax Parish Church.

They had no children.

They lived at 16 Rhodes Street, Halifax [1861].

Living with them [in 1861] was niece Elizabeth Wright [b 1834].

He died 3rd November 1865.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £20,000.

The will was proved by his nephew William Barstow of Halifax (gentleman), Joshua Furness Perkinton, and Josiah Aked

Bennett, JamesRef 501-1777
[1853-19??] Born in Pudsey.

He was a stone quarryman [1901].

He married Sarah [1854-19??].

Sarah was born in Pudsey


  1. Joseph [b 1877] who was a stone quarryman [1901]
  2. William
  3. James [b 1884] who was an apprentice mechanic fitter  [1901]
  4. Bertha [b 1886] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  5. Edwin [b 1893]
  6. Herbert [b 1895]

They lived at 11 Holdsworth Road, Halifax [1901]

Bennett, John William GladstoneRef 501-2417
[1870-1926] Born in Keighley.

Curate at Illingworth [1897-1900].

He went on to serve at St Aidan's Theological College, and became Vicar of Albury.

He died at St Martin, Westminster, London in 1926

Bennett, Rev JosephRef 501-2374
[18??-19??] Free Methodist minister at Hanging Ditch, Todmorden [1861]

Bennett, JosephRef 501-302
[1820-1893] Born in Cowick, Yorkshire.

He was a retired builder [1891].

He married Unknown.


  1. Matilda [b 1862] who was a machinist tailoress fustian  [1891]
  2. Priscilla [b 1861] who was a machinist tailoress fustian  [1891] & married David Arthur Blackburn
  3. Mabel [b 1864] who was a machinist tailoress fustian  [1891]
  4. Eleana [b 1872] who was a machinist tailoress fustian  [1891]

They lived at 18 Sackville Street, Hebden Bridge [1891].

Joseph was widowed by 1891.

He died in Todmorden in 1893 (aged 73) 

Bennett, S. L.Ref 501-957
[1???-19??] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Question: A Samuel Lowe Bennett served as a Flight Sub-Lieutenant with 3 (Naval) Squadron Royal Naval Air Service, and is remembered on the Arras Flying Service Memorial.

Does anyone know whether this is the same man?


Bennett, Rev ThomasRef 501-469
[1???-18??] Vicar of Hebden Bridge [1835-1837]

Bennett, Rev ThomasRef 501-1228
[1803-1865] Born in Lancashire.

Primitive Methodist Minister at Halifax [1828]

Bennett, Rev WilliamRef 501-1787
[18??-19??] United Methodist Free Church minister at Elland.

He lived at Long Lea Terrace, Elland [1905]

Bennett, WilliamRef 501-1778
[1882-1917] Son of James Bennett.

Born in Pudsey.

He was an apprentice stone quarryman [1901] / a delver of Friendly Fold Road, Ovenden [1905] / a delver in stone quarry [1911].

In 1905, he married Amy Normington [1881-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Amy, of Collins Street, Halifax, was the daughter of William Normington, delver


  1. Phyllis [b 1907]
  2. Evelyn [b 1909]

They lived at 77 Shay Lane, Ovenden [1911].

Living with them [in 1911] was sister-in-law Annie Normington [b 1883] (drawer worsted mill).

During World War I, he enlisted [July 1916] and served as a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France in late 1916.

He was killed by a shell fragment whilst on duty in the trenches [12th April 1917] (aged 35).

The Halifax Courier [12th May 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, France [Grave Ref IV C 29].


Bennett surnameRef 501-1
Entries for people with the surname Bennett are discussed in this SideTrack.

Unattached BMDs for Bennett

Marriage 1902


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