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John Charles Bentley b. 1845 Knutsford, Cheshire

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Geoffrey

Geoffrey Report 25 Jan 2013 12:04

John Charles is my great grandfather and his birth details are taken from the census records. I have tried unsuccessfully to find his birth records so that I can apply for his birth certificate and therefore start to confirm the ancestors I think I have found. I've tried all the usual websites, Freebmd, Chesire's bmd records, Familysearch and of course Genesreunited. If anyone can suggest how I can obtain this birth certificate I would be very grateful as I am at a dead end.
Additional Information - John Charles married Ann Brookes in 1867, registered at Wolstanton Registry Office, Stoke on Trent. He died in 1907. His father was William Bentley.

Maddie

Maddie Report 25 Jan 2013 12:10


Forenames:John Charles

Surname:Bentley

Sex:Male

Christening Year:1844

Christening Date:17 Nov 1844

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth:

Father's Forenames:William

Father's Surname:Bentley

Mother's Forename:Maria

Mother's Surname:

Record Group:Part 1 - 1

Record Number:287

Parish:

City or Town:Little Leigh

County:Cheshire

Record source:Diocese of Chester parish registers of baptisms 1538-1910

Data provider:Cheshire Archives and Local Studies

Transcriptions © Family Search

Jonesey

Jonesey Report 25 Jan 2013 12:18

Geoffrey,

Although civil registration began in England in 1837 it was not until 1874 that it became compulsory for births to be registered. Consequently many births went unregistered. If your ancestor was one of those then I'm afraid that you will not be able to obtain a birth certificate for him.

Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 12:26

LEIGH (LiTTLE), a village, a township, and a chapelry in Great Bedworth parish, Cheshire.

Little Leigh, Northwich, Cheshire

Perhaps he was born before parents married so could be registered under mother's maiden name.

Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 12:39

from a tree

John Charles Bentley
Birth About 1845 in Knutsford, Cheshire, England

parents
William Bentley 1812 – 1881
Maria Jennings 1820 – 1891


1851
William Bentley 38
Maria Bentley 29
William Bentley 8
John Bentley 6
Leigh Bentley 4
Eliza Bentley 2
Joseph Watson 17


not seeing a marriage for parents.

Maddie

Maddie Report 25 Jan 2013 12:40

sibling ????

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Forenames:Leigh

Surname:Bentley

Sex:Female

Christening Year:1846

Christening Date:25 Oct 1846

Date of Birth:

Place of Birth:

Father's Forenames:William

Father's Surname:Bentley

Mother's Forename:Maria

Mother's Surname:

Record Group:Part 1 - 1

Record Number:314

Parish:

City or Town:Little Leigh

County:Cheshire

Record source:Diocese of Chester parish registers of baptisms 1538-1910

Data provider:Cheshire Archives and Local Studie

Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 12:47



Joseph Watson born 1834 is down as son in 1851 ... clearly not Maria's child.

Joseph Watson
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Relation: Son
Father's Name: William Bentley
Mother's Name: Maria Bentley
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Barnton, Cheshire, England

Civil parish: Dutton
County/Island: Cheshire

Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 12:51

Ahhh ... maybe ???

Marriages Dec 1841 (>99%)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

>>>>>>BENTLEY William Gt Boughton 19 26
CAREW Thomas Gt Boughton 19 26
CARTWRIGHT Mary Gt Boughton 19 26
DESILVA Eliza Gt Boughton 19 26
>>>>>>GENNINGS Maria Gt Boughton 19 26
ROBERTS Ellinor Gt Boughton 19 26
ROWE William Gt Boughton 19 26
WILLIAMS John Gt Boughton 19 26


Mike *

Mike * Report 25 Jan 2013 12:54

possibly ....

Births Jun 1849
BENTLEY Eliza - Runcorn 19 255
( covers Dutton)


Births Mar 1843
Bentley William - Runcorn 19 207

Geoffrey

Geoffrey Report 25 Jan 2013 14:13

Thank you all for your helpful replies, its much appreciated. I'm not very experienced yet so all the information I have received is very useful.

LindaB

LindaB Report 25 Jan 2013 16:47

From Cheshire Parish Database possible marriage between William Bentley and Maria Gennings/Jennings took place at St John Church, Chester on the 11/11/1841.

KEYCODE CEJBM03700633.20010
PADVER cejbM0633.2
PARISH_CODE CEJB
TAGGED 0
DATED 8411111
GROOM_FNAME WILLIAM
GROOM_SNAME BENTLEY
GROOM_STATUS BA
GROOM_OCCUPATION BUTCHER
GROOM_AGE 2800
GROOM_SIGN S
BANNS BS
BRIDE_FNAME MARIA
BRIDE_SNAME GENNINGS
BRIDE_STATUS SP
BRIDE_RESID OLLR
BRIDE_AGE 2300
BRIDE_SIGN S
W_FNAME_1 CHARLES
W_SNAME_1 BENTLEY
W_FNAME_2 CHARLOTT
W_SNAME_2 BENTLEY
C_FNAME JAMES
C_SNAME HAWORTH
G_F_FNAME JOSEPH
G_F_OCCUPATION FARMER
B_F_FNAME WILLIAM
B_F_OCCUPATION FARMER
ADDITIONAL_INFORMATION G FOREGATE ST

http://cgi.csc.liv.ac.uk/~cprdb/

Linda

mgnv

mgnv Report 26 Jan 2013 00:51

Accessed via:
https://familysearch.org/search/collection/list#page=1®ion=UNITED_KINGDOM_IRELAND

name: John Charles Bentley
event: Christening
event date: 17 Nov 1844
event place: , Little Leigh, Cheshire, England
gender: Male
age:
marital status:
father: William Bentley
mother: Maria
spouse:
spouse's marital status:
spouse's father:
spouse's mother:
film number: 1656403
digital folder number: 004018376
image number: 00225
Citing this Record
"England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F3NJ-XX2 : accessed 26 Jan 2013), John Charles Bentley, 1844.


Little Leigh was in:
Weaverham Sub-District
Created 1 July 1837. Abolished 1 April 1937. In Northwich Registration District.
Northwich Sub-District
Created 1 July 1837. Abolished 1 April 1974. In Northwich Registration District.
Records now held at Cheshire Central.
http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk/subdists.php