From: Pete the Plumber
Date: 01/03/05 13:50:27
Subject: RE: Henry Smith Benger
Permit me to chuck a rock into the pond.
Although my surname is BENGER, I am actually a BANGER of Lillington Dorset
descendent. Many family branches have changed their surname slightly for
fairly obvious reasons!
Lillington in the 1700s/1800s was full of BANGERS, yet I’ve never come
accross a BENGER. I have a one name database of BANGERS, which includes a
HENRY BANGER born in 1837 in Lillington, and living in Whitefield,
lillington at the time of the 1841 Census, then Sherborne in the 1851 Census
then not found subsequently. Does this young man happen to fit the profile
of Henry Smith Benger?
Another point of note is that the Dorset Bangers allegedly came from the
Channel Islands in the mists of time, and some were still there in the 1800s
Also bear in mind that St Lawrence was a registration district in Kent,
where a branch of the Bangers moved in the 1800’s and opened a fish paste
Food for thought?