The Line of Edward Joseph (Teddy) Haskins (1875-1952)

This is a page within the family line deriving from William Haskyns (1706-1766)

Edward Joseph (Teddy) HASKINS (1875-1952)
b. 17 Jan 1875 (HFB) Olveston (north of Bristol)
In the 1881 Census, at 6, with his parents and siblings at Hedge End Botley Hants.
In the 1891 Census, at 16, with his parents at Hannington Cottage, Bishopstoke.
Witness on his elder brother Frederic's Marriage Cert. in 1892.
m. Minnie TAYLOR (1873-1936), June qtr 1897 Winchester (2c 211).
Minnie was b. Jun qtr 1873 Bishopstoke (Winchester 2c 105), so 23 or 24 at the time.
(Minnie's father William Taylor was a coachman, born in Darley Dale, Derbyshire and his wife in the Salford/Manchester).
In the 1901 Census, Edward was a Schoolmaster's Assistant, living with Minnie at Cedar Cottage Bishopstoke (in a house owned by Minnie's sister Lizzie). They were aged 26 and 24, with Norah 2 and Dorothy 11 months, in the household of Minnie's parents – William Taylor 77 and Mary 67. William was a Land Agent and Collector of Rents, b. Darley Dale Derbyshire, and Mary was born in Pendleton Lancs.
Trish Bennett is aware of a family photo from c. 1933, with Teddy and Minnie, and their grandsons John (c. 6) and Ted (c. 3).
Minnie d. 1936.
Teddy d. 13 Nov 1952 at 77, Bishopstoke.
According to his Obituary, he never quite left Bishopstoke School, being a pupil, indentured teacher and teacher there for almost sixty years, retiring in 1937 (at c. 61) due to ill health. "A keen church-worker for a lengthy period", "always took leading parts in the comic operas" in the Parish Hall, and was a member of the Hampshire Friendly Society 1890-1952.

  1. Norah (Noan) Haskins (1898-1970)
    b. 24 Jul 1898 Bishopstoke (Winchester 2c 141)
    Never married. Stayed in the family home in Bishopstoke.
    During the late 1930s until 1942, brought up her nephews.
    d. 1970
  2. Dorothy Mary (Dorrie) Haskins (1900-1975)
    b. 28 Apr 1900 Bishopstoke (Winchester 2c 138)
    Trish Bennett has a photo of Dorrie from 1918
    m. Leonard William BENNETT (HFB) 19 Sep 1925 (Winchester 2c 336)
    Leonard was b. 29 Sep 1898 (South Stoneham, i.e. Southampton)
    (His mother was Ellen Vine PRICHARD, and her mother was Mary Ann VINE).
    He taught on the railways in Eastleigh (north of Southampton), presumably in the 1920s.
    He had students in Crewe in Cheshire (which is a major junction), and may have visited Crewe.
    In the 1930s, Leonard and Dorrie went to Kuala Lumpur as a design engineer on Malayan Railways. The two elder boys were sent back to Bishopstoke and were brought up by their grandparents and Aunt Noan. Dorrie and youngest son Jim escaped on the last boat out of Singapore in 1942 and got safely back to England, but Leonard spent the war in Changi, to the detriment of his health.
    From the 1950s onwards, they lived at Chandlers Ford 6km west of Bishopstoke, on the other side of Eastleigh.
    Dorrie d. Jul/Aug 1975, so aged 75
    Leonard d. Jan 1985, so aged 87
    1. John Bennett (1927-1984)
      b. 15 Mar 1927 Eastleigh Hants
      He attended the King Edward VI school ion Southhampton
      m. Winifred (Win) Beatrice Probert (1926-1997), on 31 Mar 1956
      Win was b. 14 Mar 1926 Ross on Wye. Her family had been in the Ross district of Herefordshire since at least 1760
      John worked for an accountant in Basingstoke who came from Ross on Wye, and they moved there and went into partnership
      John d. 2 Aug 1984 , so aged 57
      Win d. 16 Oct 1997, so aged 71
      1. David Bennett b. 1957, Ross on Wye
        Accountant in Ross
        m. Sharon
        1. Gareth Bennett b. 1990
        2. Richard Bennett b. 1992
      2. Patricia Wynn (Trisha!) Bennett b. 1960, Ross on Wye Herefordshire
        Lived in London, then back in Ross from about 1990; not married.
        Has the Haskins Family Bible that her (and Anne's and my) great-great-grandmother Mary Ann (Cooper) presented to her husband Joseph Haskins on his 29th birthday on 21 Jul 1869. References to information HFB on this site means that the (or a) source is that Haskins Family Bible
    2. Edward Vine (Ted) Bennett
      b. 21 May 1930 (Malaya?)
      Vine was a family name via his mother
      He lives in Amersham Bucks. (I played a few games as goalkeeper for Amersham Town, in 1977-78, while living at nearby Chenies)
      m1. Margaret, children 1-3; divorced
      m2. Pearl
      1. Gillian Bennett (1957-2002)
        b. 1957
        Gillian had laundrettes, d. 2002, of breast cancer
        She was a positive person, and had 'Always look on the bright side of life' played at her funeral
        1. Simon
        2. Laura
      2. Linda Bennett b 1959, in Bristol
      3. Graham Bennett b 1963
        m. Sara, in Bahrein
        1. Ann
        2. Luke
        3. Alice
    3. James Vine (Jim) Bennett (1935-1998)
      b. 28 Aug 1935 (Malaya)
      m. Susan Penelope Ann Perkins (now deceased), 2 children; divorced
      Jim d. Feb 1998
      1. Catherine Helen Bennett, b.1969
        m. John Robert Homer b.1951 in 1999
        Living in Crewe
        1. Zachariah James Homer b 1999
        2. Susan-Rose Alison Homer b 2008
      2. Barbara Bennett, b. 19 May 1976, Winchester
        m. Ashley Stuart Ridley (b. 29 Oct 1974) on 4 Sep 2004
        2 chn, live in Southampton
        1. Jacob James Ridley, b. 19 Mar 2006
        2. Harry James Ridley b. 19 Nov 2010

This a page within Roger Clarke's Family Web-Site

Contact: Roger Clarke

Created: 22 December 2006; Last Amended: 2 Mar 08, 2 Sep 2008, 17-18 Jan 2013

The information on this page derives from work by Peter Haskins and John Miller in the late twentieth century, a meeting with Trisha Bennett in Ross on Wye in 2008, and contact from Barbara and then Catherine in 2014