Thomas BENNY of St. Johns
Prudence BAKER
Thomas BROWN
Elizabeth OLIVER
John Thomas BENNY
Thomasine BROWN


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1. Eliza James CHEGWIDDEN

2. Mary Jane BISHOP


  • Born: 1852, Mill Lane, Helston, Cornwall
  • Christened: 1 Dec 1852, Helston, Cornwall 3
  • Married (1): 8 Apr 1874, Helston, Cornwall 1
  • Married (2): 27 Jul 1881, Helston, Cornwall 2
  • Died: 1939, Kerrier District, Cornwall 4

   Another name for Henry was Henry BENNY.

   Research Notes:

1881 England Census (surname spelt Benny):

Age given: 29 years
Birthplace given: Helston, Cornwall
Dwelling: Lower Rd., Helston, Cornwall
Occupation: Carrier
Status: widowed

Present were children (both born in Helston): Harriett (6), scholar, Henry Chegwidden (3), scholar, stepmother Elizabeth (54), widow, housekeeper


1891 England Census (surname spelt Benny):

Age given: 38 years
Birthplace given: Helston, Cornwall
Dwelling: Sithney Green, Sithney, Cornwall
Occupation: Farmer & Carrier

Present were [2nd] wife Mary James (45) of Helston, children: Harry Chewidden (13), farm assistant, John Thomas (5)


1901 England Census (surname spelt Benney):

Age given: 49 years
Birthplace given: Helston, Cornwall
Dwelling: 19 St. Johns Rd., Helston, Cornwall
Occupation: Farmer & Carrier

Present were wife Mary James (61), John Thomas (16), farmer's son


In 1911 Henry Benney (59) of Helston, farmer, and wife of 30 years Mary Jane (70) of Helston, were living at Tregaminion St. Keverne with son John Thomas (27), working on farm.


Henry Benney died aged 87 years.

   Marriage Information:

Henry married Eliza James CHEGWIDDEN, daughter of Henry CHEGWIDDEN and Grace Box ACKERLY, on 8 Apr 1874 in Helston, Cornwall 1. (Eliza James CHEGWIDDEN was born in 1850 in Sithney, Cornwall, christened on 16 Jun 1850 in Sithney, Cornwall 5 and was buried on 25 Dec 1879 in Helston, Cornwall 6.)

   Marriage Notes:

Henry Benney of Helston, age 21, batchelor, farmer, son of John Thomas Benney, farmer, and
Eliza James Chegwidden of Helston, age 24, spinster, daughter of Henry Chegwidden, dairyman

Married by Banns

Witnesses: Henry Chegwidden & Mary ???

   Marriage Information:

Henry also married Mary Jane BISHOP, daughter of Thomas BISHOP and Elizabeth TRERISE, on 27 Jul 1881 in Helston, Cornwall 2. (Mary Jane BISHOP was born in 1845 in Lower Road, Helston, Cornwall and was christened on 13 May 1845 in Helston, Cornwall 7.)

   Marriage Notes:

Henry Benny of Helston, age 29, widower, carrier, son of John Henry Benny [sic], farmer, and
Mary Jane Bishop of Helston, age 35, spinster, daughter of Thomas Bishop, butcher.

Married by Banns

Witnesses: John Trerise Bishop & Rich'd J. Libby (presiding)


1 Helston Parish Register Transcripts, Marriages, 11PR, p.101, no. 201.

2 Ibid, Marriages, 11PR, p.154, no. 308.

3 Ibid, Baptisms, 6PR, p.94, no. 751.

4 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, 2nd Quarter, vol. 5c, p. 184.

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6 Helston Parish Register Transcripts, Burials, 14PR, p.234, no. 1866.

7 Ibid, Baptisms, 6PR, p.36, no. 82.

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