Find Ancestors

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

Electoral Rolls

Looking for living relatives?

Search our UK Electoral Rolls (2002-2013) and find your living relatives today.

Search Electoral Rolls

New electoral roll records


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Margaret Bennett: William Bennett, Lockett...

ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


G007 Report 1 Jul 2013 17:53

On the birth Certificate of Margaret Bennett born 28th of Feb 1857 Old Street St.Luke, County of Middlesex of 10 Seward Street, it has her parents down as: William Benjamin Bennett and Eliza Ann Bennett formerly: Lockett. Is anyone out there doing research into the Bennett or Lockett surnames, because I can't find the marriage records of William and Eliza Ann ? If anyone else can help, please do, thanks. There is I think, a marriage record of a William Bennett and Elizabeth Lockett but that seems to be in 1868, strange!


lostmeboardname Report 1 Jul 2013 18:21

there is a tree on A****try which has him being married twice.
the marriage to Eliza Ann Lockett was in 1844 in Lambeth


brummiejan Report 1 Jul 2013 18:37

The 1868 marriage is Elizabeth Lockett to William Webb.


G007 Report 1 Jul 2013 19:29

Ok thanks for the info. :-)


Reggie Report 1 Jul 2013 23:22

Ancestry trees are not always 100% reliable

Use freebmd to verify info............

To find links on GR..............look in 'search all trees'

If anyone is researching them, that's where you'll have the chance to make a connection


Reggie Report 1 Jul 2013 23:26

There is no record on freebmd of any marriage for Eliza Ann Lockett anywhere.............until 1872

This is the only marriage for WBB before 1878

Marriages Sep 1851 (>99%)
Benge Ann Gravesend 5 297
BENNETT William Benjamin Gravesend 5 297
DODDINGTON Martha Gravesend 5 297
JURY Frances Gravesend 5 297
MERCER John Gravesend 5 297
PAXMAN Eliza Gravesend 5 297
SEMARK William Gravesend 5 297
Street Charles Gravesend 5 297


Reggie Report 1 Jul 2013 23:27

Something is amiss

1861 census

Person: BENNETT, Margaret Address: 11, Seward Street, St Luke

BENNETT, William Head Married M 39 1822 Smith
Middlesex VIEW
BENNETT, Clara Wife Married F 33 1828
Middlesex VIEW
BENNETT, William Son M 10 1851 Scholar
Middlesex VIEW
BENNETT, Eliza Daughter F 8 1853
Middlesex VIEW
BENNETT, John Son M 6 1855
Middlesex VIEW
BENNETT, Margaret Daughter F 4 1857
Middlesex VIEW
BENNETT, Matilda Daughter F 1 1860


Reggie Report 1 Jul 2013 23:33

1851 census

Person: BENNETT, William Address: 35, Nelson Street, Saint Luke, Finsbury

BENNETT, William Head Married M 29 1822 Smith
Holborn St Andrew VIEW
BENNETT, Eliza Wife Married F 23 1828
Lambeth VIEW
BENNETT, William Son M 0 (2 WKS) 1851
St Lukes, Middlesex


G007 Report 1 Jul 2013 23:56

What's going on here... Reggie, I wonder ? Can't quite work this one out yet... ? Did William B Bennett get married again... ?

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 2 Jul 2013 08:50

BENNETT, Eliza Head F 43 1828 Surrey
BENNETT, Eliza M Daughter F 18 1853 Middlesex
BENNETT, John E Son M 16 1855 Middlesex
BENNETT, Margt Daughter F 14 1857 Middlesex
BENNETT, George Son M 9 1862 Middlesex
BENNETT, Spener W Son M 6 1865 Middlesex
BENNETT, Henry A Son M 4 1867 Middlesex
Piece: 397
Folio: 24
Page: 41
Registration District: Holborn
Civil Parish: St Luke
Municipal Borough:
Address: Seward St, St Luke
County: London, Middlesex

Deaths Mar 1869 (>99%)
Bennett William Benjamin 47 St. Luke 1b 511

Chris :)

Deaths Sep 1857 (>99%)
BENNETT William Benjamin Gravesend 2a 15[58]

Forename(s):William Benjamin
Abode:Queens Terrace
Description:Municipal Cemetery

Forenames:William Benjamin
Year of Marriage:1851
Month of Marriage:JUL
Day of Marriage: 6
Spouse surname:Paxman
Spouse forenames:Eliza
Groom notes:
Bride notes:
Source:Holy Trinty Milton-Gravesend 1845-1876


Reggie Report 2 Jul 2013 08:54

The 1861 image is certainly 'Clara'...........but there is always the possibility that the enumerator mis-read the original form. The census returns were written-up from the originals,

As shown earlier, there is, on freebmd, only one marriage for his name in full before 1878

All you can do is keep ploughing through freebmd..........................use 'phonetic surname' search - it may throw up something.

However, I think you may be out of luck....................

Unless they both used aliases, they didn't, as far as I can see, ever get married

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 2 Jul 2013 08:57

Name: Margaret Bennett (Spinster)
Spouse Name: Joseph Wall (Bachelor) (Chair Maker)
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 15 Aug 1875
Parish: South Hackney St John of Jerusalem
Borough: Hackney
Father Name: William Benjamin Bennett (Smith)
Spouse Father Name: Samuel Wall (Rag Merchant)
Register Type: Parish Register
(witnesses, Sarah Dabbs, Thos Joshua Inman?)

Chris :)

(possible below)

Name: William Benjamin Bennett
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 14 Jul 1822 (Born 19 Sept 1821)
Father's Name: John Bennett (Smith)
Mother's Name: Mary Ann Bennett
Parish or Poor Law Union: St Andrew Holborn
Borough: City of London
Register Type: Parish Registers
(address, Laystall Street. Also same time John Bennett born 15 Nov 1817)

BENNETT, Mary F 50 1791 Middlesex
KING, Margaret F 75 1766 Middlesex
BENNETT, John M 20 1821 Middlesex (Smith)
BENNETT, Rosina F 20 1821 Middlesex
BENNETT, William M 15 1826 Middlesex (App. Smith)
BENNETT, Matilda F 15 1826 Middlesex
Piece: 668
Book/Folio: 4/5
Page: 3
Registration District: St Luke
Civil Parish: St Luke
Municipal Borough: Finsbury
Address: Seward Street, St Luke, Old Street, Finsbury
County: Middlesex


greyghost Report 2 Jul 2013 10:08

Looks like there was an Eliza Ann Lockett in Lambeth around the right time - she would only have been 15/16 when she married in 1844 if that is correct

1841 census transcription details for: White Horse Street, St Mary, Waterloo 1st, Lambeth

National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 1060
Book/Folio: 5/38
Page: 30
Reg. District: Lambeth
Sub District: Waterloo 1st
Parish: St Mary
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough: Lambeth
Address: White Horse Street, St Mary, Waterloo 1st, Lambeth
County: Surrey
Name Relation Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where Born
VEAL, William M 25 1816
VEAL, Louisa F 25 1816 Surrey
VEAL, Louisa F 5 1836 Surrey
VEAL, William M 1 1840 Surrey
WHILLIER, Benjamin M 45 1796 Surrey
WHILLIER, Ann F 45 1796
WHILLIER, Mary F 15 1826 Surrey
WHILLIER, George M 14 1827
WHILLIER, William M 10 1831 Surrey
WHILLIER, Elizabeth F 7 1834 Surrey
EVANS, Ann F 70 1771
LOCKETT, John M 30 1811 Surrey <<<<<<Hat Finisher
LOCKETT, Sarah F 30 1811 Surrey
LOCKETT, Eliza F 12 1829 Surrey <<<<<
LOCKETT, John M 10 1831 Surrey
LOCKETT, Sarah F 8 1833 Surrey
LOCKETT, Martha F 0 (3 months) 1841 Surrey

London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 about Eliza Ann Lockett
Name: Eliza Ann Lockett
Record Type: Baptism
Baptism Date: 6 Jan 1828
Father's Name: John Lockett
Mother's Name: Sarah Lockett
Parish or Poor Law Union: Lambeth St John the Evangelist
Borough: Lambeth
Register Type: Parish Registers

View original image - shows John as a Hatter of (?Marsh) Place

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 2 Jul 2013 11:01

Births Jun 1845 (>99%)
BENNETT William Benjamin Shoreditch 2 443

Deaths Sep 1846 (>99%)
Bennett William Benjamin Shoreditch 2 274

Name: William Benjamin Bennett
Record Type: Burial
Burial Date: 4 Aug 1846
Age: 15 Months
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1845
Parish or Poor Law Union: Hoxton St John
Borough: Hackney
Register Type: Parish Register
(address, Huntingdon Street)

(wonder if above relating?)

Chris :)


G007 Report 2 Jul 2013 11:15

Thanks very much for ALL this info, I went through them all... interesting! Regarding the first name 'Clara' I think if you looked at the original record it maybe: Eliza, but written in such a way to look like Clara. Also regarding a possible marriage of Eliza Ann Lockett, seems too young to be married, but a lot of strange things went on years ago... so possible.


G007 Report 2 Jul 2013 13:55

I think William Benjamin Bennett parents were: John Bennett and Mary Ann King ?


Kucinta Report 2 Jul 2013 16:38

Name: Eliza Ann Bennett widow<<<<<<<<<<<<
Spouse Name: William Barton- Widower paper stainer
Record Type: Marriage
Event Date: 26 Jan 1874
Parish: Islington St Mary
Borough: Islington
Father Name: John Locket hatter t<<<<<<<<
Spouse Father Name: John Barton-gas fitter.
Register Type: Parish Register


G007 Report 2 Jul 2013 17:53

Hello Kucinta,
I thought I would ask on here... I thought perhaps someone with a family link, or someone else may like to try and come up with a few added ideas. Thanks very much for your added info also. Eliza Ann Bennett must have remarried William Barton. The interesting thing, is now... should be able to go way back from John Lockett who married Sarah Collins ? They came from Lancashire/Manchester, and settled in the London area, including Lambeth. I think the surnames: Hughes, Taylor, and perhaps Booth is in this family connection, needs more looking into... Anyway, now, we see that Eliza Ann Bennett above, I'm pretty sure she did indeed married a William Benjamin Bennett. I think T.Blair's wife was a Booth and her family came from the same area, then she moved to Liverpool, anyone who wants to check all this out please do.


G007 Report 2 Jul 2013 17:55

I think I did see a William Lockett ? born in Lancashire in the peerage, he had some noble link, something like that anyway.