Thomas BENNY of St. Johns
Prudence BAKER
Thomas BROWN
Elizabeth OLIVER
John Thomas BENNY
Thomasine BROWN
(Abt 1850-1872)


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Sarah Jane PEARCE


  • Born: Abt 1850, St. Johns, Helston, Cornwall
  • Christened: 7 Feb 1850, Helston, Cornwall 2
  • Married: 14 Sep 1869, Helston, Cornwall 1
  • Died: 25 Sep 1872, Helston, Cornwall 3
  • Buried: 26 Sep 1872, Helston, Cornwall 4

   Another name for Alfred was Alfred BENNY.

   Research Notes:

1871 England Census (surname spelt Benney):

Age given: 21 years
Birthplace given: Helston, Cornwall
Dwelling: Meneage St., Helston, Cornwall
Occupation: Waggoner

Present was wife Sarah Jane (25) of Helston

Died of small pox, aged 24 [sic] years.


Administration of the effects of Alfred Benney late of the Borough of Helston in the County of Cornwall, labourer, who died 25 September 1872 at Helston, was granted at the Principal Registry to Sarah Jane Benney of the Parish of Wendron in the said County, widow, the relict...

   Marriage Information:

Alfred married Sarah Jane PEARCE, daughter of John PEARCE and Elizabeth, on 14 Sep 1869 in Helston, Cornwall 1. (Sarah Jane PEARCE was born in 1844 in Helston, Cornwall and was christened on 15 Dec 1844 in Helston, Cornwall 5.)

   Marriage Notes:

Alfred Benney of Helston, age 20, batchelor, groom, son of John Thomas Benney, farmer, and
Sarah Jane Pearce of Helston, age 24, spinster, daughter of John Pearce, labourer

Married by Banns

Witnesses: Grace Pearce & Rich'd J. Libby (presiding)


1 Helston Parish Register Transcripts, Marriages, 11PR, p.59, no. 117.

2 Ibid, Baptisms, 6PR, p.73, no. 582.

3 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), p. 367.

4 Helston Parish Register Transcripts, Burials, 14PR, p.167, no. 1334.

5 Ibid, Baptisms, 6PR, p.32, no. 253.

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