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Help needed tracing my fathers cousin

Location
Munich
From
England
Hello

my elderly father recently asked me to try and trace his cousin who he has had no contact with since the 60's. Unfortunately he wasn't able to supply me with too much information.

My Dads cousin is called Stephen/Steven Bennett and would have been born in the late 40's , possibly in Fulham or North London.

My Dad thinks Stephens father was called Dennis (Bennett), however he isn't 100% sure because everyone called him by his nickname, Dinky.

Dinky was in the RAF at the end of and after the war and was my Nans youngest brother, he would have been born in the early 1920's.

My Nan was born in Fulham in 1908 - her name was Florence Elizabeth Bennett . Her mothers maiden name was Giles.

I have conducted some Internet searches and have found my Nans birth record but have been unable to locate any of her siblings.

Any tips or help with my search would be gratefully appreciated.

Dave
 
the only birth records I can see for Florence is 1908 in Fulham. looking for her on 1911 gives Bert Bennett 25 carman, Elizabeth 24, Elizabeth 5 Florence 3
A check on marriages gives Bert Bennett to Elizabeth Giles a/j qtr 1912 Fulham. Is this your family?

dave
 
Checking electoral regs it appears that Bert and Elizabeth resided at 151 Canterbury Rd Willesden from at least 1926 t0 1931. In 1931 both children Elizabeth and Florence are with them. In 1932 the four are living at 305 Kilburn Lane, Willesden


Births Jun 1915
BENNETT Emily R, mother Giles Willesden 3a 581


Births Sep 1924
Bennett Dennis F , mother Giles Willesden 3a 461

dave
 
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Thanks Dave.

I'm now getting upto speed.

Yes, this is my family. My Gt Grandads name was Bertie Bennett.

As far as I was aware my Nan was one of three children, therefore the names of Emily and Elizabeth are new to me. I'll look into these later.

The three siblings I was aware of are:

Florence Elizabeth Bennett born 1908
Kate A Bennett (Married Albert Johnston) - Son Keith
Dennis F Bennett born 1924 - Son Stephen

Dennis married Eileen M Collins. Their son Stephen was born in 1948.

Marriage

JAN FEB MAR 1946 Hendon 5e 1121 Collins

Birth

Stephen D Collins Hendon 5e 812
1948 3rd qtr

I have found entries in the current? electoral register for Dennis F Bennett and Eileen M Bennett in SG1. Stevenage is where the family were living in the 70's (my dad has tonight since said that he last saw his Uncle in 71/72).

It would be great if he was still alive, my Dad presumed that his Uncle and Aunt would be dead by now.

Is it possible to find out the exact address in Stevenage ?

Thanks ever so much for your help. O0

Dave
 
First Name
Dennis F

Last Name
Bennett

Age Guide
65+

Address
20, Boxberry Close, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 3NE

Town
Stevenage

Country
England

County
Hertfordshire

Occupancy (years)
29

Electoral Rolls
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

Other Occupants
Eileen Bennett

Record set
UK electoral registers 2002-2013

Category
Census, land & surveys

Record collection
Electoral Rolls

Collections from
Great Britain
 
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