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Benjamin Slight, son of James Slight and Hannah Slight [Downs]
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Benjamin Slight was born in Scotland in 1800 to James and Hannah Slight. After his apprenticeship in Newcastle and early period in London he moved to Tunbridge Wells in 1830 as the Pastor at Mount Sion Chapel. After his marriage to Charlotte Twiss in 1836, Benjamin became the moving force that established the Congregational Church at Mount Pleasant in 1848. The Slights moved to East Grinstead in 1850 where Benjamin ministered at Ashurst Wood before deciding to extend the Congregational Ministry in East Grinstead through the establishment of the Moat Congregational Church in 1870. Benjamin Slight died on 17th August 1889 at his home Nenthorn, Forest Row and was buried at Tunbridge Wells on the 22nd.


See also The Life and Times of Benjamin Slight (1800-1889) by Keith Bulley and History of East Grinstead by W. H. Hills.
Date
Type
Information
Source
 
1st Aug 1800
Born
At Nenthorn, Berwickshire in the Country of Scotland
Benjamin Slight
 
31st Oct 1803
Christened
At Nenthorn Kirk, Berwickshire in the Country of Scotland
Benjamin Slight
 
28th Jun 1836
Married
Charlotte Twiss at St. Mary's Church in the Parish of Speldhurst, Kent
Keith Bulley's records
 
30th Mar 1851
Census
At Sackville Cottage in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; Head; occupation Minister
1851 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
1867
Directory entry
At Nenthorn; Slight Rev. Benjamin, Nenthorn
Post Office Directory
 
1874
Directory entry
At Nenthorn; Slight Rev. Benjamin, [Congregational], Nenthorn
Post Office Directory
 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At Ashurst Wood in the Parish of East Grinstead, Sussex; Benjamin Slight, M, Head, married, age 80, born Scotland; occupation Independent Minister
1881 Census
East Grinstead, Sussex
 
1882
Directory entry
At Nenthorn; Slight Rev. Benjamin, [Congregational], Nenthorn
Kelly's Directory
 
17th Aug 1889
Died
At Nenthorn in the Parish of Forest Row, Sussex
Benjamin Slight
 
22nd Aug 1889
Buried
At Tunbridge Wells Cemetery in the Parish of Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Benjamin Slight
 
31st Oct 1889
Probate
At Principal registry; Effects: £2,907 0s 8d
Probate Registry of England and Wales

Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Sleight, Slight individual records
The ancestral pedigree of Benjamin Slight
  
 James Slightm: c 1765Mrs 
 b: 1739 Scotland  b: c 1740
  
   
 James Archibald 
 b: 1772
d: 26th Apr 1852 Union Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
 b: 1780
d: 1810
 
       
Grandfather record
   
   
   
 James Slightm: c 1795Hannah Downs 
 b: 1772
d: 26th Apr 1852 Union Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
  b: 1773
d: 15th Nov 1842 Picton Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland
  
        
 John Benjamin Elizabeth Unnamed James Maryanne Christiana 
 b: 22nd Jan 1799 Nenthorn, Berwickshire, Scotland
ch: 31st Oct 1803 Nenthorn Kirk, Berwickshire
 b: 1st Aug 1800 Nenthorn, Berwickshire, Scotland
ch: 31st Oct 1803 Nenthorn Kirk, Berwickshire
d: 17th Aug 1889 Nenthorn, Forest Row, Sussex
bur: 22nd Aug 1889 Tunbridge Wells Cemetery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
 b: 7th Apr 1802 Nenthorn, Berwickshire, Scotland
ch: 31st Oct 1803 Nenthorn Kirk, Berwickshire
 b: 12th May 1804 Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland b: 9th Jul 1809 Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland b: 18th Aug 1812 Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland b: 15th Oct 1815 Kelso, Roxburgh, Scotland 
                
Parental record
   
   
    
 Benjamin Slightm: 28th Jun 1836 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, KentCharlotte Twiss 
 b: 1st Aug 1800 Nenthorn, Berwickshire, Scotland
ch: 31st Oct 1803 Nenthorn Kirk, Berwickshire
d: 17th Aug 1889 Nenthorn, Forest Row, Sussex
bur: 22nd Aug 1889 Tunbridge Wells Cemetery, Tunbridge Wells, Kent
 b: 30th Jun 1800 Rotterdam, Holland
d: 5th Dec 1884
Family record

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