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Families covered: Bennett (Bennet) of Chudleigh, Bennett of Hexworthy, Bennet of Lawhitton, Bennett (Bennet) of Whiteway

Vivian shows the following arms for this family: "Sa a chevron erminois between three ears of whear Or".
Richard Bennet of Chudleigh, Devon (d before 09.05.1577)
m. Julian Whitway of Whitway (widow of _ Howket, m3. Thomas Hore)
1. Nicholas Bennet of Chudleigh (bur 08.02.1591-2)
  m. (15.10.1562) Elizabeth Pomeroy (bur 11.08.1605, dau of Sir Thomas Pomeroy of Bingley)
A. John Bennet of Whiteway, Chudley (Chudleigh) (bpt 07.10.1574, d 23.11.1629)
  m. Elizabeth Trose (dau of John Trose of Exeter)
  i. John Bennett of Whiteway (b c1604, d 31.10.1670)
  m. (c1627) Johanna West (dau of John West of Tiverton)
  a.+ issue - John (bpt 30.03.1630), Henry (bpt 22.02.1631-2, d 27.03.1683), Nicholas (bpt 11.02.1633-4, bur 25.03.1634), Thomas (bpt 23.04.1639), Nicholas (bpt 23.04.1639, bur 24.04.1639), George (bpt 01.09.1642), Robert (bpt 11.03.1644-5, bur 08.01.1645-6), Elizabeth (a 1656), Jane (bpt 17.12.1635)
  ii. Robert Bennett of Ashton (bpt 17.01.1607-8, dsp bur 19.07.1656)
  m. (10.04.1639) Johanna Burgess
  iii. William Bennett (a 1629)
  iv. Elizabeth Bennett (bpt 16.09.1610)
  m. (28.01.1629-30) Jonas Stoyell (Stawell)
  v. Amye Bennett (bpt 19.06.1614)
m. (25.02.1634-5) Rev. Edward Pinsent
  B. English Bennett (bpt 18.08.1564)
  m. (05.10.1589) Thomas Thorne of Mamhed
  C. Julyan Bennett (bpt 12.05.1566)
  m. (26.01.1595-6) Roger Horwell of Kingstanton
  D. Sabian Bennett (bpt 24.06.1571)
  m1. (15.05.1598) Robert Bysset
  m2. (04.06.1604) Humphry Ball of Chudley
  E. Joan Bennett
  m. (26.11.1598) Peter Beare of Kingstanton
  F. Elinor Bennett (bpt 28.03.1578, a 1605)
  m. _ Elliot
  G. Florence Bennett probably fits here
  m. (28.11.1614) Richard Ball of Bennock (brother of Humphry)
  H.+ other issue - William (bpt 11.11.1575, dsp), Julyan (bpt 18.08.1563, bur 03.09.1563), Jane (bpt 20.03.1568-9, d young), Gracee (bur 03.08.1582), Elizabeth (bpt 06.03.1582-3, a 1605)
2. William Bennett
  A. John Bennett (bpt 06.02.1573-4)
  B. Nicholas Bennett (bpt 25.03.1568) ancestor of Bennetts of Plymouth
  m. (16.09.1591) Jone Clements
3. John Bennett
  A. Elizabeth Bennett (bpt 23.09.1574, bur 25.04.1576)



Vivian shows the following arms for this family: "Gu., three demi-lions ramp., couped Arg.".
Ellis Bennet of Sussex
m. _ Broadbridge of Sussex (sister of the Bishop of Exeter)
1. Robert Bennet of Lawhitton, Cornwall (d before 12.08.1608)
  m. Elizabeth Couch (a 1617, dau of Robert Couch of Lawhiton)
  A. Richard Bennet of Lawhitton (d 17.04.1619)
  m. Mary Cloberie (a 1629, dau of Oliver Cloberie of Bradstone)
  i. Robert Bennett of Hexworthy (b c06.1605, bur 07.07.1683, Colonel, MP)
  Vivian (p27) shows Robert ("aged 13 years 10 months and 2 days at death of his father") as father (no wife named) of Robert ("names in his wife's will as deceased 1693) as father by Anne of William, etc.. Vivian (p633) starts with Robert (bur 1683 aged 79, "aged 13 years 10 months and 2 days at his father's death 1619") as father by Anne Mules of William, etc.. That indicates that Vivian (p27) had wrongly split Robert over 2 generations.
  m. Anne Mules of Holmaston (d before 09.07.1694)
a. William Bennett of Hexworthy (d before 30.08.1704, 3rd son)
  m. Dorothy (d 1699)
  (1) Edward Bennett 'of Hexworthy & Lawhitton' (d before 12.03.1750-1)
  m1. (17.02.1701-2) Gertrude Moyle (dau of Sir Walter Moyle of Bake)
  (A) William Bennett (d 1706)
  (B) Dorothy Bennett (b 1401-2, d 10.08.1736)
  m. (10.08.1727) Robert Bennett of Holmston
  (C) Thomasine Bennett
  m. (19.11.1731) Joshua Thomas
  m2. (06.07.1708) Honor Coffin (bur 21.12.1760, dau of Richard Coffin of Porthledge)
  (D) Richard Bennett of Hexworthy, later Coffin of Porthledge (b 21.07.1715, dsp 30.09.1796)
  m1. Anne Bery (dau of Thomas Bery of Bery Narbor, widow of Sir William Morice, Bart)
  m2. Anne Pennington (dau of Rev. William Pennington of Bodmin)
  m3. Anne Monoux (dau of Rev. Lewis Monoux)
  (E)+ other issue - Robert (b 25.04.1721, bur 20.08.1764), Edward (bpt 13.12.1719), William (bpt 12.08.1712, d young), Honor (bpt 08.10.1716, bur 29.03.1776)
  b. Richard Bennett (d before 19.09.1718)
  m. (c04.1698) Ann Baron of Egloskerry
  (1)+ issue (a 1719) - Robert, Anne, Thomasine
  c. Elizabeth Bennett (b 27.05.1656)
  m. (30.10.1677) Thomas Johnson
  d. Hannah Bennett (b 25.07.1658)
  m. Charles Vincent (Dr.)
  e.+ other issue - Robert (b 06.1647, bur 13.01.1650-1), Richard (bpt 02.06.1648, bur 01.08.1650), Robert (b 24.12.1652, a 1693), Stephen (bur 20.01.1660-1), Mary (b 27.05.1654, bur 19.07.1656)
  ii.+ other issue - William (b c1612, a 1620), Oliver (bpt 02.06.1615, a 1619), Richard (bur 21.03.1616), Mary (b c1615, a 1620), Anne (b c1616, a 1629)
  B. William Bennet (a 1617)
  m. Elizabeth Huckmore of Devon
  i.+ 2 daughters
  C. Elizabeth Bennet
  m. Thomas Nichol of Leyante
2. Elles Bennet of Exeter had issue
3. William Bennet of London
  A. Sir John Bennet (judge)
  m. Elizabeth Lowe (dau of Thomas Lowe (alderman of London))
  i.+ issue - Michael, Mary
  B. Judith Bennett possibly fits here
  m. Edward Alleyn of Finchley (sheriff of London)
  i. Mary Alleyn (bur 02.10.1678)
  m. (29.05.1627) Sir Martyn Lumley, 1st Bart of Bardfield Magna (b c1596, d by 1651)
4. Richard Bennet (draper in Poules Church Yard)
  m. Mary Lumley (sister of Sir Martin Lumley (Alderman of London))
  A. Richard Bennet of Topstead Priory, Much Braxted, Essex (a 1634)
  m. Lettice Haigham (dau of Sir John Haigham of Barow Hall)
  i.+ issue - John (b c1621, a 1634), Elizabeth, Isabell, Ann, Dorothy
  B.+ other issue (dsp) - Benedict, Cuthbert, Mary, Joane, Jane

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 01.02.18) : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Bennett of Chudleigh', p72+)
(2) For lower section (uploaded 25.06.18) : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Bennet of Lawhitton' (p27) & 'Bennett of Hexworthy' (p633))
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