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Ernest Leigh Bennett

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Ernest Leigh Bennett (c1849- ), Managing Director of the British Xylonite Co

1880 April 21st. Married at Holy Trinity, Brompton, to Florence Lucy Bernal Tremenheeve the daughter of Hugh Seymour Tremenheeve. ELB is the son of Ernest Leigh Bennett, Senior, a Clerk in Holy Orders.

1881 Living at 21 Hans Place, Chelsea: Ernest L. Bennett (age 32 born Long Sutton, Lincolnshire), Managing Director of British Xylonite Co. With his wife Florence L. Bennett (age 22 born Park Lane, Mddx.). Two servants.[1]

1883/4 retired from British Xylonite Co

1892 Appears in bankruptcy court.[2]

1912 Letter published from Japan.[3]

1932 February 18th. Death of his wife (widow) Florence Bernal Leigh-Bennett of 34 Chaucer Road, Bath.[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1881 Census
  2. Morning Post - Saturday 26 November 1892
  3. Lincolnshire Standard and Boston Guardian - Saturday 21 December 1912
  4. Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette - Saturday 20 February 1932