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Deriving from the Latin 'Benedictus' , the name Bennet or Bennet is a nickname meaning 'little blessed one'. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts.
Alec's earliest known ancestor is John Bennett, a Printfield Labourer
According to Statutory Records Robert was a 'Journeyman Calico Printer'. His place of birth is given simply as 'England'. The family's connection with the Calico industry makes it highly likely that they originated from Lancashire. He was married in Linlithgow in 1810 to a Christina Parker (a Paisley 'buddy'). Both Linlithgow and Paisley were involved in Calico Industry. It is not known whether Robert met Christina in Paisley or whether the Parker family had already moved to Linlithgow. Their first two children (Margaret and John) were born in Linlithgow and Falkirk respectively before the family moved to Rutherglen in 1814. There were to be Bennett descendants in Rutherglen for at least the next one hundred and fifty years.