Annie Croucher [Bennett] (1875-1901)


Birth: 7 July 1875 Linton, Derbyshire, UK
Father: Isaac Croucher 1848-1930
Mother: Rebecca Pattenden 1853-1879

Christening: 26 November 1876 Church Gresley, Derbyshire, UK

Marriage: January-March 1897 Bromley, Kent, UK
Husband: Alfred Bennett 1874-1907

Death: 1 December 1901 Hampstead, London, UK


Alfred George Bennett 1897
Herbert William Bennett 1899-a1901
Arthur Edward Bennett 1901-1969


Birth of Annie Croucher in FreeBMD in July-September 1875 in Burton (6b 377) which included Linton.

Christening of Annie Croucher in the IGI on 26 November 1876 in Gresley, Derbyshire, parents Isaac and Rebecca Croucher. There is also a submitted entry for her christening on 7 July 1875 in Church Gresley, Derbyshire, parents Isaac Croucher and Rebecca Pattenden and her death on 1 December 1901.

The family returned to Cuckfield after her mother's death in 1879.

In the 1881 census as Annie Croucher aged 5, born in Linton, Derbyshire, and living with her father (Isaac), brother (Charles E), two sisters (Elizabeth and Emily) and aunt (Betsey Pattenden) in North Lands Cottage, Brook Street, Cuckfield, Sussex.

In the 1891 census as Annie Croucher aged 15, born in Derbyshire, and a servant living with Edward Anscombe (aged 58, born in Cuckfield and a postmaster and stationer and an employer), his wife (Frances M aged 57 and born in Cuckfield), and his daughter (Elizabeth F aged 15 and born in Cuckfield) in the High Street, Cuckfield, Sussex.

There is a submitted entry in the IGI for Annie Croucher born 7 July 1875, parents Isaac Croucher and Rebecca Pattenden, and her marriage to Alfred Bennett in 1894 in Cuckfield, Sussex. However I believe the marriage date and place to be incorrect as there is no corresponding entry in the Register of Marriages.

Marriage of Annie Croucher and Alfred Bennett in FreeBMD in January-March 1897 in Bromley (2a 623).

Her first two sons were born in Bromley and the third in Carshalton so they moved about 1899.

In the 1901 census as Annie Bennett aged 24, born in Burton On Ivent, Derbyshire, and living with her husband (Alfred) and two sons (Herbert W and Arthur Edwd) at Carshalton, Surrey in three rooms at the Stables, Hackbridge Lodge, Nightingale Road, Carshalton, Surrey.

Death of Annie Bennett in FreeBMD in October-December 1901 aged 26 in Hampstead (1a 454).

There are three entries in RootsWeb WorldConnect for Annie Croucher born 1876 in Linton, Derbyshire, parents Isaac Croucher and Rebecca Pattenden. John Pattenden has an entry in Ancestry Public Member Trees for Annie Croucher with the same information, and there is two other very similar entries. Robert Furmedge has an entry giving her birth on 7 July 1885 in Burton-on-Trent, Derbyshire, parents Isaac Croucher and Rebecca Pattenden, her marriage to Alfred Bennett in 1894 in Cuckfield, and the three sons (the information on Alfred George is incorrect). There some seventeen other similar entries, several with her marriages Bromley in January-March 1897 and in six adding her death in Hampstead on 1 December 1901. Some others put her birth in Warlingham, and others adda a daughter Alice May Bennett born and died in Cuckfield in 1897/1898 (actually born and died in Bromley, and her birth was too close to that of Alfred to have the same mother).

Linton is 5 miles south of Burton-on-Trent, and Church Gresley is a mile north of Linton..


Annie Croucher was the great granddaughter of James Croucher.

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