CFHS code : AS94
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Memory of THOMAS IRA the dearly loved child of SAMPSON & EVA BENNETT d Oct 14th 1900 aged 3 years 6 months In Memory of GORDON ARTHUR fourth son of SAMPSON & EVA BENNETT d Sep 29th 1909 aged 3
Monument : Stone cross (base only)/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Thomas and Gordon Bennett were the sons of Sampson Bennett [1866-1952] and Eva Bennett 1874-1966]. Both had been born in Cornwall and were the children of farmers in the same area of South Petherwin. Samuel moved to Cambridge in order to train to be a vet under George Banham. He was living at 15 Downing Street in 1891. He married Eva Johns Jenkin in Cornwall in 1892 and they returned to Cambridge. Samuel Bennett was a vet at 61 Jesus Lane for many years, eventually retiring out to Great Abington .
Samuel and Eva had seven children: Sampson Charles Jenkin [1894-1963], Thomas Ira [1897-1900], Eva Theresa [1899-1991], Marion Annie [1902-], Horace Claude [1904-1972], Gordon Arthur [1906-1909] and Margaret E [1914-].
Sampson Bennett died in Brighton in 1952 aged 86 years old. Eva Bennett died in London in 1966 aged 92 years old.
Thomas Ira Bennett (1897 – 14 October 1900)
Thomas died aged 3 years old.
Gordon Arthur Bennett (1906 – 29 September 1909)
Gordon died aged 3 years old.
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