Re: Bennell sisters (Essex Lazell's)
I not sure if this information is linked or not but, I remember seeing an Ephraim Lazell mentioned (not a common name) in the Parish records for either Rayleigh or Thundersley (South East Essex)for around 1850 - 1880.
I currently can't find any of my notes about this (I think I have some around) as I can't link him to my Lazell's at the moment.
The Lazell's that I'm related to are Amelia Lazell (1871 South Benfleet - 1951) daughter of Henry Lazell (c1839 North Benfleet - ?) and Ellen Richardson (c1845 - ?). Henry's parents were Edward Lazell (c1796 in Bethnal Green - ?) and Maria Cook.
However I am aware that there are at least 2 distinct Lazell families in S.E. Essex at this time.