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John Dyer-Bennet

John Dyer-Bennet

Male 1915 - 2002  (86 years)

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Dyer-BennetJohn Dyer-Bennet was born on 17 Apr 1915 (son of Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet and Miriam Wolcott Clapp); died on 19 Mar 2002.

    John married Mary Abby Randall on 14 Jun 1951 in San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Mary (daughter of George Burdett Randall and Hester Worth) was born on 24 Nov 1923 in Los Angeles, California; died in 2012. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. David Dyer-Bennet was born in 1954.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-BennetMaj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet was born on 6 Oct 1886 in The Lyons, Enville, Staffordshire, England (son of Frederick Stewart Hotham Dyer and Adelaide Annie Taylor); died in 1983.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: Enville, Staffordshire, England

    Notes:

    He gained the rank of Major in the Leicester Regiment. He fought in the First World War, where he was wounded twice.

    Richard married Miriam Wolcott Clapp on 17 Feb 1912 in Christchurch, Hampshire, England, and was divorced in 1955. Miriam (daughter of Edward Bull Clapp and Mary Mattoon Wolcott) was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Miriam Wolcott ClappMiriam Wolcott Clapp was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois (daughter of Edward Bull Clapp and Mary Mattoon Wolcott); died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 10 Oct 1890, Illinois

    Children:
    1. Richard Dyer-Bennet was born on 6 Oct 1913 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England; died on 14 Dec 1991 in Monterey, Berkshire, Massachusetts.
    2. 1. John Dyer-Bennet was born on 17 Apr 1915; died on 19 Mar 2002.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Frederick Stewart Hotham DyerFrederick Stewart Hotham Dyer was born on 3 Dec 1862 in Stoke, Devonport, Devon, England (son of Frederick Carr Swinnerton Dyer and Selenah Maria Anne Richards); died on 24 Dec 1923 in Erpingham, Norfolk, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 1 Jan 1863, Garrison Church, Plymouth, Devon, England
    • Alternate death: 24 Dec 1923, Stourton Sheringham, Norfolk, England

    Notes:

    He assumed the surname Bennet in 1894 upon inheriting property. As of 1908 he was a lieutenant in the Reserve Motor Volunteers. He appears to have subsequently gone as Frederick Stewart Hotham Bennet; it seems to have been the next generation that combined the two names.

    Frederick married Adelaide Annie Taylor in Aug 1885 in Henfield, Sussex, England. Adelaide (daughter of George Taylor and Margaret) was born before 10 Apr 1864 in Brighton, Sussex, England; died in Oct 1942 in Hove, Sussex, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Adelaide Annie TaylorAdelaide Annie Taylor was born before 10 Apr 1864 in Brighton, Sussex, England (daughter of George Taylor and Margaret); died in Oct 1942 in Hove, Sussex, England.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 10 Apr 1864, St. Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England

    Notes:

    The 1881 census lists her as age 17, and her occupation as "Milliners Apprentice".

    From 1885 her married name was Dyer; from 1894, it was Dyer-Bennet.

    Children:
    1. 2. Maj. Richard Stewart Dyer-Bennet was born on 6 Oct 1886 in The Lyons, Enville, Staffordshire, England; died in 1983.

  3. 6.  Edward Bull ClappEdward Bull Clapp was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Rev. Charles Wells Clapp and Jane Pray Bassett); died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Berkeley, Alameda, California
    • Alternate birth: Abt 1857
    • Alternate death: 7 Feb 1919, Alameda, Alameda, California
    • Alternate death: 9 Feb 1919

    Notes:

    Ph.D, Yale, 1886.

    "Clapp arrived at Berkeley when it was a small school of some 400 students. By his efforts the department began the first major graduate program on the West Coast, but Greek was also widely taught throughout the state high schools as well. A genial and robust figure until ill health befell him at the age of fifty, his teaching was generally at the graduate level and centered around Pindar and Plato and his, many articles covered a range of subjects. He was a founder of the Philological Association of the Pacific States and served as president for two terms. At the time of his death he was at work on an edition of Pindar that was to be the summary of his life's work on that author." [Rutgers Database of Classical Scholars]

    Edward married Mary Mattoon Wolcott on 22 Dec 1886 in Morgan, Illinois. Mary (daughter of Elizur Wolcott and Martha Lyman Dwight) was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 7.  Mary Mattoon Wolcott was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois (daughter of Elizur Wolcott and Martha Lyman Dwight); died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Called in many sources May Matoon Wolcott. According to a letter from John Dyer-Bennet to his sister Miriam, 3 Dec 1975, her given name was actually Mary. She attended Wellesley as a member of the class of 1885, but did not graduate.

    Her ashes were interred with those of her father.

    Children:
    1. 3. Miriam Wolcott Clapp was born on 10 Nov 1890 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 30 May 1973 in Alameda, Alameda, California.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Frederick Carr Swinnerton Dyer was born on 6 Mar 1837 (son of Sir Thomas Swinnerton Dyer, 9th Baronet Dyer and Mary Anne Clement); died on 12 Nov 1896.

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Apr 1837, Chobham, Surrey, England

    Notes:

    He fought in the Crimean War. He was awarded the Order of the Medjidie. He was made Captain in the 17th and 75th Regiment, and also achieved the rank of honorary Major.

    His second wife was his first cousin Francis Margaret Carr, a granddaughter of his grandfather John Albeck Clement.

    Frederick married Selenah Maria Anne Richards on 6 Mar 1861 in St. James, Piccadilly, London, England. Selenah (daughter of Rev. Edward Windsor Richards and Caroline Susan Bennet) was born in 1834; died on 9 Nov 1867 in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; was buried in Arno Vale Cemetery, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Selenah Maria Anne Richards was born in 1834 (daughter of Rev. Edward Windsor Richards and Caroline Susan Bennet); died on 9 Nov 1867 in Clifton, Gloucestershire, England; was buried in Arno Vale Cemetery, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. Frederick Stewart Hotham Dyer was born on 3 Dec 1862 in Stoke, Devonport, Devon, England; died on 24 Dec 1923 in Erpingham, Norfolk, England.

  3. 10.  George Taylor was born about 1837 in of Brighton, Sussex, England.

    Notes:

    The 1881 census lists his occupation as "fishmonger".

    George married Margaret. Margaret was born about 1837. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 11.  Margaret was born about 1837.
    Children:
    1. 5. Adelaide Annie Taylor was born before 10 Apr 1864 in Brighton, Sussex, England; died in Oct 1942 in Hove, Sussex, England.

  5. 12.  Rev. Charles Wells Clapp was born on 22 Jan 1817 in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts (son of Russell Clapp and Louisa Strong); died on 12 Aug 1884; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Graduated from Western Reserve College in 1844; at Monroeville, Ohio 1850-55; Cheshire, Connecticut 1855-57; Rockville, Connecticut 1857-64, and from October 1864 to 1871, Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa.

    According letter from John Dyer-Bennet to his sister Miriam, 3 Dec 1975, "Grinnell" (whether this means the college's administration or its alumni association is unclear) was able to confirm that Charles W. Clapp "was professor of rhetoric in 1870-71," and that he was "summarily fired by the president of the college on commencement day" in 1871. "It isn't known for certain why, but in a speech on the history of Grinnell given some years later the president said Prof. Clapp 'hardly agreed with the college on the joint education of men and women.'"

    The president of the college would have been George Frederic Magoun, who (according to Grinnell's web site) served in that capacity from 1865 to 1884. Also according to the site, in 1865 Joanna Harris Haines was the first woman to graduate from Grinnell, so presumably what Magoun was saying was that the Rev. Charles Wells Clapp was opposed to "the joint education of men and women."

    Charles married Jane Pray Bassett on 16 Aug 1849. Jane (daughter of John Bassett and Nancy Atwater Lee) was born on 21 Nov 1822 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut; died in 1924; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 13.  Jane Pray Bassett was born on 21 Nov 1822 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut (daughter of John Bassett and Nancy Atwater Lee); died in 1924; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.
    Children:
    1. 6. Edward Bull Clapp was born on 14 Apr 1856 in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut; died on 6 Feb 1919 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Godfrey Cemetery, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois.

  7. 14.  Elizur Wolcott was born on 7 Aug 1817 (son of Elihu Wolcott and Rachel McClintock McClure); died in Mar 1901 in Berkeley, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.

    Notes:

    Graduated from Yale in 1839, one of the early members of Skull and Bones. Studied medicine in Boston for a year, and eventually settled in Jacksonville, Illinois, where he was a member of the board of education. He planned and oversaw the construction of the city's water-works and laid out the Diamond Grove Cemetery, where he was buried.

    Elizur married Martha Lyman Dwight on 15 Jul 1846. Martha (daughter of Daniel Dwight and Mary Dickinson Mattoon) was born on 25 Dec 1824. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  8. 15.  Martha Lyman Dwight was born on 25 Dec 1824 (daughter of Daniel Dwight and Mary Dickinson Mattoon).

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 7. Mary Mattoon Wolcott was born on 14 May 1863 in Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois; died on 22 Aug 1949 in Alameda, Alameda, California; was buried in Diamond Grove Cemetery, Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois.