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William Edward Benson

Male 1855 - 1914  (58 years)


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  • Gender Male 
    Born 17 Nov 1855  Limehouse, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1861  Bromley, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1871  Bromley, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 9 Nov 1914  130 Bull Street, Cooks Hill, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Obituary William Edward Benson
    Obituary William Edward Benson
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 11th November, 1914, Page 5
    Buried 10 Nov 1914  Sandgate Cemetery, Sandgate, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Headstone William and Janet Benson (nee Houston)
    Headstone William and Janet Benson (nee Houston)
    Plot: Anglican No. 1, 34A, Anglican No. 1-34A-63
    Probate 3 Feb 1915  Newcastle, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I151  Jacquelines Tree
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2019 

    Father William Joseph Benson,   b. 30 Jan 1830, Limehouse, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Poplar, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Ann Mecham 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Janet Lockhead Houston,   b. 8 Mar 1856, Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1929, 56 Norton St, Leichhardt, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1880  Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Church 
    Children 
     1. Jane Ann Benson,   b. 21 Jun 1880, 388 Harris Street, Ultimo, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1939, 410 Parramatta Road, Petersham, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +2. Annie Elizabeth Benson,   b. 18 Dec 1882, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Sep 1959, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Thomas Houston Benson,   b. 5 Mar 1884, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1955, Newtown, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     4. William Joseph Benson,   b. 17 Jan 1886, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1965, St Leonards, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. George Edward Benson,   b. 24 Feb 1888, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1978, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. Joseph Benson,   b. 18 Mar 1890, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1890, Sydney, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Jessie Benson,   b. 3 Feb 1892, Grafton, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1969, Wallsend, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Emily J Benson,   b. 14 Mar 1894, Newcastle, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1894, Newcastle, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Mabel Edith Benson,   b. 5 Dec 1895, Merewether, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Aug 1993, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     10. Irene Alice Benson,   b. 9 Jul 1898, Stroud, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1972, 137 Young St., Cremorne, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F7  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Nov 1855 - Limehouse, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1861 - Bromley, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1871 - Bromley, London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: Church - 15 Jan 1880 - Sydney, New South Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Nov 1914 - 130 Bull Street, Cooks Hill, New South Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 10 Nov 1914 - Sandgate Cemetery, Sandgate, New South Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 3 Feb 1915 - Newcastle, New South Wales Link to Google Earth
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  • Reference  Your Name Here. "William Edward Benson". Blighty to Baghdad. http://www.blightytobaghdad.com/familytree/getperson.php?personID=I151&tree=tree1 (accessed August 13, 2020).

  • Sources 
    1. [S108] New South Wales Public Service List. 72.

    2. [S112] ewcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate . 5.

    3. [S3] NSW Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages. 17437/1914.

    4. [S112] ewcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate . 6.

    5. [S41] State Records of New South Wales - Probate Packets. 19/10241.