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Bennett, Humphrey

Male 1601 - 1667


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  • Born  16 Aug 1601  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Ded 1667  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I05206  My Genealogy
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2015 

    Family 1  Thomas, Elizabeth 
    Family ID  F02693  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Smith, Mary,   c. 8 Nov 1612, St Mary Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 10 Jul 1637, Mortlake, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  07 Jul 1631  St Mary, Aldermanbury, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Bennett, Elizabeth
     2. Bennett, Thomas,   d. 1673, At Sea. Battle of Sole Bay. Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Bennett, Dorothy
    >4. Bennett, Jane,   c. 13 Jan 1635, Mortlake, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1699, Morden, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Bennett, John,   c. 10 Jul 1637, Mortlake, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F01398  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Button, Elizabeth 
    Married  11 Feb 1661  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F02694  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Son of Thomas Bennett of Cheapside, Alderman, merchant Taylor. Will 1620 PCC.

      Sir Humphrey Bennet, of Shalden, Hants, who in 1631 was of the Middle Temple. He was Knighted(a) before Dec. 1645 & was M.P. for Petersfield, 1661-67. He wed firstly, 7 July 1631, Mary, da. of Thomas Smith, of Tedworth, Hants, Merchant of London, by Jane, da. of John Robinson. He secondly Elizabeth [da. of Meredith Thomas, of Wales. He thirdly (Lie. Vic. Gen., 1 1 Feb. 1660/1) Elizabeth, widow of Sir Richard Norton, of Rotherfield, but by her had no issue. He d. Dec. 1667. Will pr. 1668. He had issue by his first wife (I.) Thomas Bennet, who d. s.p. at sea 1673 ; (1.) Joane, who by., as second wife, (Lie. Vic. Gen., 28 May 1669) George Garth, of Morden, co. Surrey, (d. 20 Nov. 1676 in his 53 year), and d. s.p. 22 Jan. 1699/700, aged 65 & was bur. at Morden. M.I. By his second wife Sir Humphrey had (2) Elizabeth, who wed John Boevey, of Mincing Lane, London, Merchant, and d., his widow, at Greenwich, Jan. 1712/3, leaving an only child Richard Boevey, who took the name of Garth, on inheriting the estates of that family (Some account of the Lord Mayors and Sheriffs of the city of London, during the first quarter of the seventeenth century, 1601-1625)


      Will of Humphrey Bennett Knight - 22 December 1667 12 February 1667
      Mentions nephew Levinus Bennett, Baronet, son Thomas Bennett, daughter Elizabeth, Jane and Dorothy.(Which children belong to which wife??)


      A2A
      no title] DC/CC/A/2/3 15 Mar 1660/1
      1 doc
      Contents:
      Letter to Thomas, Earl of Southampton concerning a petition from the mayor and burgesses of Christchurch confirming that Sir Humphrey Bennett and Mr Richard Compton have no authority to suspend any of the burgesses and that they should therefore no longer meddle in the corporation's affairs but leave them to their 'liberty and free elections'
      [Druitt number V56a]

      In charge of the Royalst Horse at the Battle of Newbury.

      Colonial Papers. 1657. Oct 22
      The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776
      "22 October 1657. Sir Humphrey Bennett is to be freed from the Tower in
      order to make preparations to go to America. (CSPC}"
      1658. The case against Sir Humphrey Bennett dropped; Captain Woodcock acquitted, Henry Mallory imprisoned.




  • Sources 
    1. [S00112] St Mary Aldermanbury, London Parish Registers.
      Humphrey Benet of the Inner Temple Gent and Mary Smith of Aldermanbury married July 7th 1631"