Thomas Bench

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Bench was born in 1841, in Warwick, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Bench, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Hinson, was 27. He married Catherine Kennerly about 1863, in Coleshill, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Duddeston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Yardley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 28 December 1899, in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 58.

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Thomas Bench
Catherine Kennerly
Marriage: about 1863
Frederick Bench
Stephen Bench
Alice Bench
William Bench
Walter John Bench Sr
Emma Bench
Mark Henry Bench

Sources (20)

  • Thomas Bench in household of John Bench, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Thomas Bench, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Thomas Bench, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a bank or raised piece of ground, from Middle English bench(e), banch, binch(e) ‘bench, bank, terrace’ (from Old English benc), signifying one who lived at or near a terrace or (river) bank.

Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Benč: from a pet form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict and Benko ).

Possibly also an altered form of German Bensch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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