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The Bennet Family
 
 
There has been only one member of the Bennet family identified in our ancestry so far:
 
William Bennet (abt 1708 - aft 1765) m: Jean Straton
Jean Bennet (17?? - 18??)  m: Andrew Henderson
 
 

NB: Family history charts can be accessed at http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/chrispaton

William Bennet
abt 1708 - aft. 1765
 
William Bennet is Calum's, Jamie's and Pippa's eight times great grandfather.
 
William married Jean Straton on August 8th 1728, in Kinclaven, Perthshire, Scotland (Source: OPR 365/00 0010 0248 Kinclaven).
August 8th 1728
 
William Bennet and Jean Straton being regularly proclaimed were also married
 
In 1765 William Bennett is listed as one of the residents of Airntully cited to appear within a roll of defenders in a forthcoming case entitled Dundas v Miller (Source: NRS GD121/1/37/207/21 Grandtully Muniments; Roll of Defenders names in Suds of Forthcoming Dundas v Miller).
 
William and Jean are known to have had at least two daughters.
 
 
CHILDREN of WILLIAM BENNET and JEAN STRATON:
Jean Bennet
b: 4/5/1729  d: 1???
 
Jean was Calum's, Jamie's and Pippa's seven times great grandfather - see below.
 
 
 
Emelia Bennet
b: 3/9/1732
 
Emelia was born in Kinclaven, Perthshire, on September 3rd 1732.
 
On 8 DEC 1752, Emelia was hauled up before the Associate Session jkirk session, as one of many residents from Airntully accused of the heinous crime of promiscuous dancing! (Source: NRS CH3/502/1/93 Kinclaven Associate Session kirk session minutes):
At Arntully 8th Decr 1752. After prayer by ye Modr Sederunt John Sprunt John Morice John Kea Elders & John Richie Deacon
 
The Officer having reported that according to appointment he had cited to this meeting the following persons viz: Andrew Henderson, in ye Miln of Airntully, Lillias Grigor, John Nathan & George Ramsays, James Stewart, Joseph Morice, John, Agnes & Elizabeth Mallochs, Mary Crookshank, John Grigor, John Gellatly & Emilia Bennet all in Arntully. They being called, they all compeared Except James Stewart, and they being Interrigate by ye Modr One by One if they had been guilty of the indecent behaviour of promiscuous dancing, They all answered in the affirmation. Then After the Indelacicy & Sinfullness of such a Practise was laid before them ye Mod[erato]r together wt ye Aggravation of their Sin having got publick Warnings agt the same They were severally Interrogate […] they acknowledged their said conduct to be sinful & thro’ Grace resolved agt the same for the future, & also against the Countenancing I so far as Witness it in others. They all after much deal acknowledged & Resolved agreeably to ye Interrogation, Except John Ramsay, who after all dealing wt him would neither Acknowledge nor Resolve as aforesaid.
 
They were all Removed. Then ye session proceeded to consider what Censure to Inflict upon them, and after Deliberation upon ye Matter They agreed in regard of some circumstances in ye case of ye Persons who had fallen into ye forsaid Indecent behaviour, to List in an admonition of them wt certifica[tio]n That if they shall afterwards be guilty of such a practise, the Session will inflict a higher Censure upon them. And wt respect to John Ramsay the Session delayed ye Considerat[io]n of his case till next Meeting & that both he & James Stewart be cited to attend.
 
They being called in, and after ye Modr had intimated to John Ramsay what ye session had agreed upon wt respect to him all ye rest were admonished by ye Modr in ye Name of ye Lord Jesus Christ the only King & head of his church, wt certifica[tio]n That is all or any of them should be found guilty of such a sinfull practise again, ye session would inflict a higher censure upon them. And they were exhorted by ye Modr to watchfulness & Rependance upon the Lord. Closed wt prayer.
 
Perhaps coincidentally, just a day later an Emelia Bennet had marriage banns recorded on December 9th 1752 at both Errol and Perth with regard to her wedding to James Deans. This may be the same Emelia, although the Perth based record notes Emelia as being 'of the parish of Perth' (Source: SP/NRS M OPR 387/00 0180 0425 Perth).
 
 

Jean Bennet
4/5/1729 - aft 4 JUN 1780
 
Jean was Calum's, Jamie's and Pippa's seven times great grandmother.
 
Jean was born on May 4th 1729 in the parish of Kinclaven, Perthshire, Scotland, almost certainly in Airntully.
 
Jean married Andrew Henderson at some stage prior to 1755, and the couple set up home in Kinclaven, Perthshire, Scotland. Their marriage record cannot be found in the Church of Scotland register, but this seems likely to be because the ceremony was performed at the Associate Session church in Kinclaven.
 
Jean is recorded on several occasions within the Associate Session minutes as having received tokens and taken communion there, including on 17 JUN 1765, JUL 1766,  17 JUN 1770, and 4 JUN 1780, the latter specifically noting her as residing in elder Patrick Gellatly's quarter of Airntully (Source: NRS CH3 502/1/185-209 Kinclaven Associate Session kirk session minutes).
 
(NB: There is also a listed marriage between an Andrew Henderson and a Jean Bennet in Dalgety, Fife, in 1764, but this is not the same couple).
 
CHILDREN of JEAN BENNET and ANDREW HENDERSON:
Peter Henderson
b: 2/11/1755
 
 
William Henderson
b: 24/6/1758
 
 
James Henderson
b: 24/5/1761
 
 
John Henderson
b: 21/8/1763
 
 
James Henderson
b: 14/4/1766
 
 
Jean Henderson
b: 18/6/1769
 
 

Connecting to the present

Son, Peter (Patrick) Henderson, married Jannet Bruce in the late 18th Century.

Son, Andrew Henderson, married Janet McEwan in 1809.

Janet Henderson married James Rogers in 1836

Daughter, Janet Rodger, married William Hay Paton in 1859

Son, David Hepburn Paton, married Jessie McFarlane in 1889

Son, Charles Paton, married Jane Currie in 1934

Son, Colin Paton, married Charlotte Harper Graham in 1969

Son, Christopher Mark Paton, married Claire Patricia Giles in 2000

Sons, Calum Graham Paton and Jamie Christopher Paton...