Dr Benjamin Heath

by janet on 24 November 2011 · 2 comments

Dr Benjamin Heath

Dr Benjamin Heath 1739-1817, Rector of Walkern 1781-1817

Benjamin was born in Exeter in 1739 the eldest of 13 children. His father, also Dr Benjamin Heath (1703-1766), was the Town Clerk of Exeter and an avid and well-known collector of rare books. Although originally destined for the Bar, Benjamin Snr inherited a vast fortune of

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David Whiting March 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

So interested to read all this as a great great great nephew of Benjamin Heath. His brother George,
headmaster of Eton, was my great great great grandfather. George’s son, another Benjamin, was
Cambridge cox in the first Boat Race ( 1829 ).


susan shaffer June 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

I too am descended from this family. I am the great great great grand daughter of Benjamin’s brother Baron Heath through his daughter Henrietta who was born at Walkern.


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