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The Bent and Liddon Families

This page lists those members of the related Bent and Liddon families whose origins we are researching. Entries in italics are inferred or uncertain, or have been supplied by other researchers and not personally verified by us. The list does not include children known to have died in infancy. Please contact Chris and Linda Warren if you feel that the family listed here is connected with your own research. At present we know very little about the early history of either family, but we hope that by publishing this summary here we can make contact and exchange data with people who can tell us more or who can point us in the right direction to continue our own research.

Our ancestors from the Bent family lived in the West Midlands, on what was then the border between Staffordshire and Worcestershire. We have traced our line back to George Bent and Ann Lee, who were married in 1760 in Kingswinford, Staffordshire. We know very little else about them, although we have found records relating to their descendants in Kingswinford and other parishes in that area. The family surname was sometimes spelt Bint or Bintt. Two children named George Bent were baptised in Manchester in 1731, but we have found nothing so far to connect them to our family.

Their daughter Sarah Bent married John Liddon in 1814 in Melcombe Regis, now part of Weymouth in Dorset. We know nothing for certain about John Liddon other than that he was a shoemaker. We have found several baptisms of a John Liddon (or Lyddon) at about the right time, and the death in Taunton of one of the right age and occupation, but nothing so far to connect any of these people to our family. By the 1841 census Sarah and her son Thomas Liddon were living in London, where the next generation of the Liddon family was born.

Some of the names below are linked to a more detailed record in the on-line family tree (people marked with an asterisk do not have a full record). When you click on a link, the linked record will be displayed in a separate window. There you can see the family relationships as we understand them, together with notes on what we have found in parish registers, census returns and other records.


George Bent
Married 1760 (Jan 28) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
  (children listed in table 1 below)
Buried 1806 (Dec 31) Kingswinford, Staffordshire

Ann Lee*
Baptised 1737 (Sep 25) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Buried 1817 (Sep 12) Kingswinford, Staffordshire

1. Children of George Bent and Ann Lee

Margaret Bent*
Baptised 1763 (Feb 13) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Married 1786 (Nov 13) Oldbury, Worcestershire

Buried 1837 (Nov 12) Kingswinford, Staffordshire


Thomas Smithyman
Baptised 1759 (Aug 26) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Buried 1835 (May 28) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
John Bent*
Baptised 1765 (Aug 4) Kingswinford, Staffordshire>
Married 1808 (Jul 31) Tipton, Staffordshire
  (children baptised in Dudley, Worcestershire)
Buried 1843 (May 28) Dudley, Worcestershire


Mary Woodhall

Buried 1846 (Jun 3) Dudley, Worcestershire
Hannah Bent*
Baptised 1768 (Jan 1) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Married 1786 (Jul 18) Oldbury, Worcestershire
Buried 1826 (Mar 16) Brierley Hill, Staffordshire


Joseph Seager
Ann Bent
Baptised 1770 (Oct 28) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Jane Bent
Baptised 1773 (Mar 14) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Married 1796 (Oct 31) Dudley, Worcestershire
Buried 1809 (Aug 31) Dudley, Worcestershire


John Perry
Thomas Bent
Baptised 1775 (Dec 31) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Sarah Bent
Baptised 1780 (Feb 4) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Married 1814 (Apr 18) Melcombe Regis, Dorset
  (children listed in table 3 below)
Died 1854 (Sep 4) Bermondsey, London


John Liddon
George Bent
Baptised 1787 (Apr 8) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Married 1811 (Feb 25) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
  (children listed in table 2 below)

Married 1823 (Feb 17) Tipton, Staffordshire

Buried 1859 (Jan 30) Brockmoor, Staffordshire


Amy (or Emma) Hughes
Baptised 1794 (Aug 10) Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
Buried 1822 (Jun 25) Dudley, Worcestershire
Martha Witton (or Whitton)
Baptised 1775 (Apr 16) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Buried 1849 (Sep 12) Kingswinford, Staffordshire

2. Children of George Bent and Amy Hughes (see table 1 above)

Ann Bent
Baptised 1813 (Jul 18) Dudley, Worcestershire
Married 1833 (Feb 4) Rowley Regis, Staffordshire


William Dutton
George Bent
Baptised 1817 (Dec 25) Old Swinford, Worcs
Married 1838 (Nov 19) Tipton, Staffordshire
  (children listed in table 4 below)
Buried 1888 (Sep 9) Brockmoor, Staffordshire


Mary Peters
Baptised 1819 (Sep 12) Dudley, Worcestershire
Buried 1902 (Nov 5) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Emma Bent
Baptised 1819 (Nov 14) Old Swinford, Worcs

3. Children of John Liddon and Sarah Bent (see table 1 above)

Thomas Liddon
Baptised 1820 (Feb 20) Melcombe Regis, Dorset
Married 1845 (Jan 8) Westminster, London
  (children listed in table 5 below)
Died 1854 (Nov 23) Southwark, London


Charlotte Jeffreys
Baptised 1822 (Apr 21) Barnes, Surrey
Died 1900 (Nov 22) Rotherhithe, London

4. Children of George Bent and Mary Peters (see table 2 above)

Emma Bent*
Born 1839 (May 30) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Married 1870 (Aug 21) Sedgley, Staffordshire
Buried 1904 (Mar 12) Brockmoor, Staffordshire


William Westwood
Buried 1889 (Mar 27) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Harriet Bent*
Born about 1842 Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Married 1862 (Dec 25) Pensnett, Staffordshire

Died 1903 (1st Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorkshire


James Mole
Born 1843 (Nov 6) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Died 1918 (Aug 14) Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
Phoebe Georgina Bent
Born 1847 (4th Qtr) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Died 1864 (4th Qtr) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
Thomas James Bent*
Born 1850 (1st Qtr) Bromley, Staffordshire
Married 1872 (Aug 4) Kingswinford, Staffordshire
  (children born in Brockmoor, Staffordshire)
Buried 1914 (Apr 15) Brockmoor, Staffordshire


Jemima Price
Born 1854 (Jun 3) Brierley Hill, Staffordshire
Buried 1910 (Feb 26) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
George Bent*
Born 1852 (1st Qtr) Bromley, Staffordshire
Married 1870 (Dec 25) Dudley, Worcestershire
  (children born in Staffs/Yorkshire/Durham)
Died 1907 (Jun 21) Darlington, Durham


Caroline Leadington
Born about 1852 Kidderminster, Worcestershire
Living in Fulwell, Durham at 1911 census
John Bent*
Born 1854 (1st Qtr) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Married 1889 (1st Qtr) Stourbridge, Worcs
  (children born in Brockmoor, Staffordshire)
Buried 1898 (Jan 16) Brockmoor, Staffordshire


Sarah Ann Pritchards
Born 1870 (2nd Qtr) Dudley, Worcestershire
Died 1913 (2nd Qtr) Dudley, Worcestershire
Sarah Jane Bent*
Born 1856 (1st Qtr) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Married 1893 (1st Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorks

Died 1912 (4th Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorkshire


William George Hooks
Baptised 1851 (Mar 26) Whitby, Yorkshire
Died 1922 (2nd Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
Benjamin Bent*
Born 1858 (1st Qtr) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Married 1882 (3rd Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorks
  (one child born in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire)
Married 1886 (Jul 19) Coatbridge, Lanarkshire
  (children born in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire)
Died 1896 (Oct 16) Coatbridge, Lanarkshire


Eliza Ledington
Died 1883 (1st Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
Annie Cook
Born about 1863 Edinburgh, Midlothian
Living in Coatbridge, Lanarkshire at 1901 census
Ann Bent*
Born 1860 (Feb 27) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Married 1882 (Jul 17) Dudley, Worcestershire
Died 1937 (Jan 22) Brockmoor, Staffordshire


John Parkes
Living in Brockmoor, Staffs at 1911 census
Mary Bent*
Born 1862 (2nd Qtr) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Married 1879 (Sep 1) Dudley, Worcestershire
Living in Brockmoor, Staffs at 1911 census


John Perry
Living in Brockmoor, Staffs at 1911 census
Alice Bent*
Born 1864 (3rd Qtr) Brockmoor, Staffordshire
Married 1887 (2nd Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorks
Married (date and place unknown)
Died 1936 (2nd Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorkshire


Robert Turnbull
John Daley
Died 1914 (1st Qtr) Middlesbrough, Yorkshire

5. Children of Thomas Liddon and Charlotte Jeffreys (see table 3 above)

Lydia Letitia Liddon
Born 1846 (Apr 29) Chelsea, London
Married 1868 (Feb 23) Westminster, London

Died 1920 (Jul 16) Lewisham, London


William Henley*
Born 1845 (Mar 23) Westminster, London
Died 1889 (1st Qtr) Lewisham, London
Sarah Liddon
Born 1847 (Sep 12) Chelsea, London
Married 1876 (Oct 9) Rotherhithe, London
  (children listed on Allison page)
Died 1920 (Sep 23) Forest Hill, London


Richard Allison
Born 1849 (Oct 30) Strand, London
Died 1932 (Apr 1) Forest Hill, London
Thomas John Liddon
Born 1851 (Mar 9) Chelsea, London
Married (date and place unknown)
  (children listed in table 6 below)
Died 1929 (Mar 31) Niagara Falls, New York


Elizabeth Emma Taylor*
Born 1847 (Mar 22) Rotherhithe, London
Died 1930 (Jan 31) Niagara Falls, New York
Henry Liddon
Born 1853 (Feb 9) Bermondsey, London
Married 1875 (Jun 12) Fall River, Massachusetts
  (children listed in table 7 below)
Died 1910 (Jul 17) Inwood, Lambton, Ontario


Ellen Gray*
Born 1850 (Aug 4) St Giles, Holborn, London
Died 1926 (Oct 14) Petrolia, Lambton, Ontario

6. Children of Thomas John Liddon and Elizabeth Emma Taylor (see table 5 above)

Lydia Ann Liddon* (known as Lillian)
Born 1874 (Nov 10) Fall River, Massachusetts
Living in Niagara Falls, New York in 1949
Elizabeth Liddon*
Born 1876 (May 13) Dudswell, Quebec
Married 1912 (Aug 27) Niagara, New York

Died 1971 (May 15) Niagara, New York


George Shainholdts
Born 1875 (Aug 9) Willoughby, Ontario
Died 1951 (Jul 26) Los Angeles, California
Louisa Martha Liddon*
Born 1878 (Jul 12) Yorkville, York, Ontario
Married 1898 (Dec 27) Enniskillen, Ontario

Living in Havelock, Ontario at 1921 census


Gregor McGregor
Born 1873 (Dec 19) Peterborough, Ontario
Living in Havelock, Ontario at 1921 census
Henry William Liddon*
Born 1880 (Jul 27) Yorkville, York, Ontario
Died 1955 (Mar 14) Los Angeles, California
William Charles Liddon*
Born 1882 (Jun 27) Yorkville, York, Ontario
Married 1913 (May 2) Los Angeles, California

Died 1921 (Mar 12) Oakland, California


Daisy Lettie Roye
Born 1894 (May) California, USA
Living in Alameda, California at 1930 census
Frederick Liddon*
Born 1884 (Oct 8) St Thomas, Elgin, Ontario
Married (date and place unknown)

Died 1970 (Mar 31) Buffalo, New York


Mildred Snyder
Born 1892 (Nov 28) Buffalo, New York
Died 1977 (Jan) Buffalo, New York
Laura May Liddon*
Born 1887 (Mar 12) Inwood, Lambton, Ontario
Married 1911 (Jan 17) Niagara Falls, New York

Died 1962 (Nov 23) Rochester, New York


Oscar Aloysius Ackerman
Born 1877 (Oct 8) Erie, Pennsylvania
Died 1954 (Feb 2) Rochester, New York
Violet Cora Liddon*
Born 1890 (Dec 4) Inwood, Lambton, Ontario
Married 1916 (Jun 14) Niagara, New York
Died 1978 (Jan) Niagara, New York


Francis Raymond Heffelfinger
Born 1891 (Nov) Pennsylvania, USA
John Albert Liddon*
Born 1893 (Apr 16) Dawn, Lambton, Ontario
Married 1930 (Jun 17) Niagara Falls, New York

Died 1952 (Nov 20) Niagara Falls, New York


Katherine Nielson
Born 1901 (Mar 14) Niagara, New York
Died 1985 (Oct) Onondaga, New York
Gertrude Irene Liddon*
Born 1896 (Aug 13) Dawn, Lambton, Ontario
Married 1925 (Jan 14) Niagara Falls, New York
Living in Rochester, New York at 1940 census


Lloyd Havill Smith
Born 1895 (Jun 30) Hamilton, Ontario

7. Children of Henry Liddon and Ellen Gray (see table 5 above)

Thomas Henry Liddon*
Born 1876 (Apr 2) Fall River, Massachusetts
Married 1897 (May 19) Petrolia, Lambton, Ontario

Married (date and place unknown)
Died 1969 (Apr 15) Weyburn, Saskatchewan


Alice (or Alys) Maud Turner
Died 1912 (Nov 27) Brandon, Manitoba
Florence Lucy (maiden surname unknown)
Died 1962 (Dec 1) Weyburn, Saskatchewan
Robert William Liddon*
Born 1878 (Oct 12) Yorkville, York, Ontario
Living in Inwood, Lambton, Ontario at 1921 census
Henry James Liddon*
Born 1882 (Mar 13) Yorkville, York, Ontario
Living in Inwood, Lambton, Ontario at 1921 census
James Alfred Liddon*
Born 1886 (Apr 18) Inwood, Lambton, Ontario
Living in Inwood, Lambton, Ontario at 1921 census
Edith Caroline Liddon*
Born 1888 (Jan 21) Inwood, Lambton, Ontario
Living in Inwood, Lambton, Ontario at 1921 census
Alice Gertrude Liddon*
Born 1890 (Jan 1) Inwood, Lambton, Ontario
Married 1907 (Jun 20) Sarnia, Lambton, Ontario
Died 1924 (Sep 26) Brooke, Lambton, Ontario


Alexander Wilmot Richardson
Born 1882 (Nov 12) Adelaide, Middlesex, Ontario
George Richard Liddon*
Born 1894 (Mar 7) Inwood, Lambton, Ontario
Married 1920 (Mar 15) London, Ontario

Living in Lobo, Middlesex, Ontario at 1921 census


Helen Cora Merrill
Born 1897 (Jun 13) Delaware, Middlesex, Ontario
Living in Lobo, Middlesex, Ontario at 1921 census

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