Wednesday, February 5, 2014

William John Bentley

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3rd great grandfather of Kristina Hewitt, Brandon Gilby, Sandra Foster, Tiffany Hewitt

William John Bentley was born about 1847 in County Down and Antrim, Ireland.  

So far I have been unable to determine the parents of William John Bentley. 

William John Bentley married Eliza Ellen Morrison about 1864.

I have located William John Bentley in the 1901 and the 1911 Ireland Census.

William John Bentley died in 1915.

The children of William John Bentley and Eliza Ellen Morrison include:

Sarah Bentley


Thomas Bentley

William John Bentley

Margaret Jane Bentley

Francis Bentley

Matthew Bentley

Margaret Bentley

Genetic Genealogy / DNA testing

The following descendants have tested their DNA for genealogical purposes:

Kristina Hewitt (23andMe autosomal DNA)

Brandon Gilby (23andMe autosomal DNA)

Sandra Foster (23andMe autosomal DNA)

Tiffany Hewitt (23andMe autosomal DNA)

Samuel Knox (23andMe autosomal DNA)


We would love for more people who are descendants of William John Bentley and Eliza Ellen Morrion to test there as well so we can identify the segments of DNA that we have inherited from this couple.  

You can read my post  Why take an autosomal DNA Test? or jump right in and Order 23andMe DNA kits for the entire family. Each additional kit is now 20% off.

Sources:

1901 Census of Ireland

1911 Census of Ireland