Hi Brian Benjamin Cass and Rebecca Cass are probably brother and sister.The IGI has Benjamin's parents as Richard Cass and Elizabeth (no surname).The death certificate of Rebecca (Cass) Watson has parent's listed as Richard Cass (hatter) and Ann Cass.Hopefully the marriage certificate of Benjamin Cass and Mary Ann Sedman will prove the name of his mother.They may be half brother and sister.
Benjamin's son also Benjamin fell from a horse and died.The local newspaper gave this report which is how I connected Benjamin and Rebecca.
The local newspaper "The Banner of Belfast" Tuesday 25 November 1862 Town Talk.An inquest held at Kirkstall on Tuesday last on the body of a boy named Benjamin Cass aged 13, son of Mr. B. Cass, lately of this town.The boy was living with his cousin, Mr William Watson, of Kirkstall and on the previous day was riding a mare belonging to mr Fisk who was at the farm on business.The mare bolted with him into the forrest, the poor boy being unable to hold her in, and when found half an hour after was quite dead; the skull fractured in collison with a tree and the clothes torn off his body by the scrub.The jury returned a verdict of "accidental death".
Inquest No. 966/1862
Benjamin and Mary Ann Cass had 8 children, William being my g grandfather.I would be very interested in any information you have on Rebecca (Cass) Watson Cheers Jackie