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Historical References

"BENNET, BENNETT. Diminutive of Benedict. The fame of S. Benedict (480-543) the patriarch of the Western monks made the name popular. William, Robert, and Hugh Benedictus occur in Normandy c. 1180-95. Benedictus, son of Walter de Sancto Edmundo, witnessed a charter of sale of knd in Perth, 1219 (Scon, p. 52). Benedict the dean (decanus) witnessed the gift of the mill of Wystoun to the Hospital of Soltre in 1249 (Soltre, p. 30), John Benet, Scotsman, late an enemy, became liegeman of Henry rv of England, 1402 (Bain, rv, 624), and Richard Bennat, chaplain, is mentioned in 1459 (RAA., n, 126). Part of the lands of Williamstoun in the barony of Cardowie was leased to John Bennett, 1563 (LIM., 89), Robert Bennet was one of the first bailies of Culross, 1588, Andrew Bennot witnessed an instrument of resignation in 1527 ( (Panmure, n, 306), and the name was very common in Edinburgh in the seventeenth century. A family of this name in Chesters, were ranked among the 'landit men of Roxburgh in the early part of the sixteenth century, and the Bennets of Grubbet were at that period an old family in the same county. The form Bennet is more common in Scotland, -ett being the prevailing form south of the Border. Benatte 1651, Bennatt 1574. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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