James Bennet

11 April 1695–
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Bennet was christened on 11 April 1695, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Bennet, was 33 and his mother, Janet Brown, was 34. He married Mary Walker about 1724, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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James Bennet
Mary Walker
Marriage: about 1724
Alexander Bennet

Spouse and Children


    Mary Walker


about 1724
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Alexander Bennet


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Bennet


    Janet Brown




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Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Bennett .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James Bennet in entry for Alexander Bennet, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Bennet, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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