Samuel BENNETT. He married Sophia Elisabeth MARTIN bet. April and June, 1892 in West Bromwich District, Staffordshire, England. He died UNKNOWN. Sophia Elisabeth MARTIN, daughter of John MARTIN and Elizabeth KNIBBS , was born 29 December 1871 in Beech Lanes, Worcestershire, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of Samuel BENNETT and Sophia Elisabeth MARTIN are:
1. Kate Elizabeth BENNETT, b. 23 July 1892

Marriage Notes for Samuel BENNETT\Sophia Elisabeth MARTIN:


Notes for Samuel BENNETT:

I've found no record of Samuel after 1892 but note that his wife, Sophia, reverted to using her maiden name and listed herself as unmarried in the 1901 census return.


Notes for Sophia Elisabeth MARTIN:




(Click image for larger version). This photograph shows Sophia with her five sisters and her mother who is seated in the front row on the right. Unfortunately we don't know which one is Sophia, but her sister Clara is the one standing at the right of the picture.
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Interestingly, we can see Sophia in 1901, living at Crab Tree Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire, working as a laundress, and having reverted to her maiden name of Sophia Martin:
Sophia Matthews Head Wid 57 Huckster(?) Shop Keeper Warwick Biormingham
Sophia E Martin Visitor UnM 28 Laundress Staffordshire Beech Lane
Kate E Bennett Visitor 8 Staffordshire Beech Lane
Albert Perry Boarder 26 Hostler Staffordshire Wilminster(?)
Charles Wall Boarder UnM 29 Railway Labourer Staffordshire

Sources for Sophia Elisabeth MARTIN:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. Quinton National School - Admission Register 1872-94, Quinton National School - Admission Register 1872-94. Gave middle Christian name of Elisabeth 
  3. Personal Contact with Bob Baldwin,
  4. 1901 British Census,
  5. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Kate Elizabeth BENNETT:

We can see from the following that John (Sophia's father) was listed as the guardian of Kate Elizabeth in 1899 for the school records, so I wonder what happened to her parents, Sophia and Samuel?

No. Year Mth Name Born Parent/Guardian Occupation Address
638 1899 8 Bennett Kate Elizabeth 23 7 1892 John Martin(Grandfather) Beech Lanes

Sources for Kate Elizabeth BENNETT:

  1. Quinton National School - Admission Register 1872-94,
  2. 1901 British Census, gave place name