The Bennett family of Chatham

George Bennett = Ann Connell

     |         other children

Ann Bennett = Joseph Jarvis

      |         other children

Samuel Hugh Jarvis = Angela Elizabeth Tunbridge

      |         other children

Louisa Jarvis = Reuben Beck

      |         other children

Reuben Alexander Beck = Ruth Elizabeth Baggs


Ann Bennett was born in Kent in about 1777–8, and baptised at Chatham on the 19th July 1778.1

She married [C3] Joseph Jarvis on the 23rd January 1804, at St Peter's, Thanet, Kent. Their children were: Charlotte Eleanor (1807–1858), William Bennett (1810–1855), Mary Eleanor (1811–1828),  [C2] Samuel Hugh (1814–1891), Elizabeth (1818–1920), and Joseph (1825–1843); all but William were born in Kent and/or baptised in Chatham.2

In 1841 "Anne" Jarvis lived with her family at Yew Tree Cottages, Chatham.3

She died on the 16th May 1850, after 12 hours of sanguineous apoplexy, in Whittakers Street, Chatham. She was buried in Chatham on the 23rd.4

Ann Bennett was the eldest child of [C5] George and [C6] Ann Bennett.5


1 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Ann Bennett, 19 Jul 1778, citing Chatham, Kent, reference FHL microfilm 1,469,178; TNA: HO 107/487/5 f7

2 HO 107/487/5 f7; "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014), Joseph Jarvis and Ann Bennett, 23 Jan 1804, citing St Peter, Kent, reference #154 pg 53; FHL microfilm 1,836,278; parish register; parish register—son's baptism; marriage not found in 21 parishes around Chatham; the strong circumstantial evidence that this is a correct identification is that his son used the name 'William Bennett Jarvis' at his marriage in 1838.

3 HO 107/487/5 f7 p6

4 death certificate; parish register

5 "England Births and Christenings, 1538–1975," database, FamilySearch: 30 December 2014, Ann Bennett, 19 Jul 1778


George Bennett married [C6] Ann Connell on 5 September 1777, at Chatham. Their children were: [C4] Ann (1778–1850), Rebecca (1780–1861), James (1782–1859), Elizabeth (1785–1856), Charlotte (1788 – ?), and Eleanor (1795 – ?), all baptised in Chatham.1

He was one of the witness at the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth in January 1807, at Frindsbury.2                   

He may have been the George Bennett who was buried at St Mary's, Chatham, on 20 May 1821, aged 77.3



1 "England Marriages, 1538–1973," database, FamilySearch: 10 December 2014, George Bennett and Ann Connell, 05 Sep 1777, citing St Mary's, Chatham, Kent, reference 74, FHL microfilm 1,473,651; FamilySearch; GRO index

2 parish register

3 Kent parish registers

Suggestions for further research

Clearly the Bennett line needs much further work.


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