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Bennett family of athy

Posted: 2 Jul 2012 12:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: bennett
hi, I am looking for a family that my grandad left behind, in athy kildare. Grandad is around 86 i do know that he hd two children bernadette probably aged in late 50's and joseph also late 50's. I believe his wife name was catherine. He left when they was very young and came over to london where he met our nan and had 4 children. My mum being the eldest would love to know more about her dads family so i am trying to help. If you can help would be great to hear from you.

Re: Bennett family of athy

Posted: 4 Jul 2012 4:41PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bennett
You can have a look at the phone book for Athy Kildare
www.eircomphonebook.ie

or the 1901-1911 census
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

Jack

Re: Bennett family of athy

Posted: 5 Jul 2012 7:44PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bennett
There is a historical blog about Athy http://athyeyeonthepast.blogspot.co.uk/ It may have something. Be warned you will have to trawl through references about the Gordon Bennett motor race to find your Bennetts though!

http://www.athyheritagecentre-museum.ie/ is the website of the local heritage centre and http://www.kildare.ie/library/ehistory/genealogyfamily_histo... is full of local genealogical information.

Re: Bennett family of athy

Posted: 5 Jul 2012 9:56PM GMT
Classification: Query
What was your grandad's first name?
Did he marry your nan? If so, do you have a marriage cert giving his father's name/occupation? If so, you should find your g-grandfather on the 1901 or 1911 Irish census.

I wonder if any of these are Bernadette Bennett?

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F166-NV3
Name: Bernadette A Bennett
Registration District: Birr (Co. Offaly)
Event Type: BIRTHS
Registration Quarter and Year: Jan - Mar 1952
Estimated Birth Year:
Age (at Death):
Mother's Maiden Name: Corrigan
Film Number: 257845
Volume Number: 3
Page Number: 255
Digital Folder Number: 4202542
Image Number: 00308
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F16D-K2R
Name: Bernadette M McBennett
Registration District: Naas (Kildare)
Event Type: BIRTHS
Registration Quarter and Year: Oct - Dec 1951
Estimated Birth Year:
Age (at Death):
Mother's Maiden Name: McNamara
Film Number: 257845
Volume Number: 2
Page Number: 294
Digital Folder Number: 4202542
Image Number: 00276
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958

https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F18Y-NY7
Name: Mary B Bennett (perhaps Mary BERNADETTE??)
Registration District: Athy (Kildare)
Event Type: BIRTHS
Registration Quarter and Year: Jan - Mar 1949
Estimated Birth Year:
Age (at Death):
Mother's Maiden Name: O' Connor
Film Number: 101240
Volume Number: 3
Page Number: 223
Digital Folder Number: 4196048
Image Number: 00009
Collection: Ireland, Civil Registration Indexes, 1845-1958

I can't find any Joseph Bennett between the years 1948 + 1954.

Good luck!

Re: Bennett family of athy

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 10:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you so much for your help i kind of came to a brickwall and gave but will continue again now,my grandads first name is peter he did not marry my nan over here in london which makes me wonder why he must have still been married to the lady in ireland.

Re: Bennett family of athy

Posted: 18 Nov 2012 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
This might be your Peter's marriage to CATHERINE Mary O'Connor in Athy, 1948:

Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958
Name: Catherine Mary O'Connor
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1948
Registration district: Athy
Volume: 3
Page: 180
FHL Film Number: 101581
(Same references for Peter Bennett, so a match). The marriage cert will give the names of both sets of parents, and you could then go to the 1901/1911 censuses for further info.
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And this might be your grandad Peter's birth info if he is aged approx 86 now:

Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958
Name: Peter Bennett
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1926
Registration district: Athy
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 3
Page: 211
FHL Film Number: 101230

And this could be their son, Joseph (mother's surname O'CONNOR):

Name: John J Bennett
Mother's Surname: O'Connor
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1950
Registration district: Athy
Birth Country: Ireland
Volume: 3
Page: 219
FHL Film Number: 257844

And the Mary B. Bennett with mother O'Connor (I already gave you details) might be their daughter, Bernadette.

You can purchase the above certs from www.groireland.ie. You only need photocopies of the original entries, and as I've given you the ref nos, I think the cost per cert is about €4 - you can phone them (from England prefix for Dublin is 00353-1 + 7 digit code)for clarification.

Happy hunting!

Colette

Re: Bennett family of athy

Posted: 21 Dec 2012 10:39PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bennett
Bennett headstone in St Michaels Athy;

John Bennett; 23/10/1949 (71)
wife-Ellen; 16/9/1976 (84)
son-Joseph; died aged 12 years
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Jack
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