Bennett, James (1785-1856) (DNB00)

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BENNETT, JAMES (1785–1856), topographer, was born at Falfield in the parish of Thornbury, Gloucestershire, on 10 May 1785, and carried on the business of a printer and bookseller at Tewkesbury from 1810 till 1852, when he retired with a competent independence. He wrote the 'History of Tewkesbury' (Tewkesbury, 1830, 8vo), and abridged it in the form of a 'Guide' (1835). In 1830 he brought out the first part of the 'Tewkesbury Register and Magazine,' a useful periodical which was continued in annual numbers till 1849. He died at Tewkesbury on 29 Jan. 1856.

[MS. notes by J. G. Nichols in a copy of the Tewkesbury Register in the British Museum; Gent. Mag. (N.S.) xlv. 317.]

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