BENNETT family

Currently, we have the following information on the Bennett family.

George Bennett and his family lived at Institute Cottage since at least 1930: he is shown as tenant in the Hall Place Rent Books from 1930 until 1959.  In 1930, the rent he paid was £2.12.0 a quarter; it went up to £6.10.0 in 1933; and not again until 1958, to £12.9.2 a quarter.   In the 1939 Register (at Find My Past website), George W Bennett, born 2 November 1900, a cycle engineer (and member of the auxiliary fire service) is living at Institute Cottage with his wife, Alice, b. 3 December 1901 and, one assumes, his mother, Mary A Bennett born 16 March 1869.  There is also Mavis F. Howell (Bennett) born 22 April 1928, at school.  (George was the son of Charles and Mary Alice Bennett (possibly only child).  Charles had been born in Leigh and worked as a gardener for the Hall Place estate, living at Gardeners Cottage on the Estate at the time of the 1911 census).   George and his wife lived at Institute Cottage until it was sold in 1980 and they then moved into Charlotte Cottages.

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