Richard Alexander Bennett

Born1872 Bournemouth

Life Events

1899Married Albinia Rose Gibbs in Wraxall, Somerset
1900Birth of son Lt. Col. Alexander George Bennett
1905Birth of daughter Anstice Jessie Bennett JP
1908Birth of son Peter Richard Bennett
1914Birth of daughter Mary Blanche Albinia Bennett
1916Birth of daughter Evelyn Mercy Bennett
1919Death of son Peter Richard Bennett
1941Death of wife Albinia Rose Gibbs

Biography and Notes

1st son of Rev. Alexander Bennett, sometime Vicar of St. Stephens, Bournemouth (died 1912), by Jessie, 3rd daughter of Rev. Richard Payne, sometime Vicar of Downton, Wilts. Baptised at St. Peter's, Bournemouth. Educated at Eton College, 1886-91; matric. Oxford (Christ Church) 1891, MA 1896.

Justice of the Peace, co. Glos., from 1911. In the Great War joined 2/1 Glos. Yeomanry (Territorial Force) September 1914, as 2nd Lieut.; Lieut., 1915; Captain, 1919; served in England and Ireland and was demobilized, March 1919.

Residence, 21 Norfolk Crescent, Paddington, 1900-4; Wickwar, co. Glos., 1904-9; Thornbury Park, co. Glos., from 1910.

His great grandmother was sister of William Adams of Thorpe (also in the Gibbs Family Tree).