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Charles Hammond BENZIE + Amy Sylvester Ann WOOD - Kent to Dannevirke 1800s

Journal by ngairedith

Charle Hammond BENZIE was born in Kent, England in 1853.
When he was 19 he sailed to New Zealand on the ADAMANT leaving London on 6th May 1874, arriving Nelson 8th August 1872
His future wife Amy Sylvester Ann WOOD was also on board. She was travelling with her brother Albert Wood & his wife Eliabeth (PANKHURST) and her older sister Harriet & her husband Henry STEVENS

They married in 1879 and settled in Dannevirke

Charles had the Criterion boardinghouse in Dannevirke for some time in the early 1900s

He died in 1915 aged 62 and is buried in the Mangatera Cemetery, Dannevirke.
Amy died in 1929 aged 77 and is buried with him

Their children were:

1880 - Robert Hammond Benzie
- no marriage found for Robert
- he died in 1966 aged 86

1882 - Amelia Elizabeth Benzie
- married Edmund Cecil BATES
- Amelia died in 1963 aged 80

1884 - Harriet Amy Benzie
- Harriet did not marry
- she died in 1966 aged 82

1886 - Maude Alice Benzie
- married Frederick Roy ROBERTSHAW in Dannevirke
- she died in 1982 aged 96

1889 - Sidney James Benzie
- married Violet Fredericka SVENSON
- he died of the Flu Pandemic in 1918 aged 29
- he was an Undischarged Soldier at the time of his death serving with the New Zealand Medical Corps
- Violet remarried in 1920 to Charles Albert BRISTOW and moved to 48 Mein St, Newtown Wellington
- (Charles died 40 years before her - do not know where she went after that)

1891 - Edward Elmslie Benzie
- was born in Pahiatua
- died aged 7 weeks and buried at Mangatainoka

1893 - Henry John Benzie
- married Ethel May INGRAM
- she was 1 of 9 chilren of Thomas Ingram and Maria McDERMOTT
- she died 14 years after Henry and is buried with their 2 year old son Charles Thomas Benzie (1928-1930) at Mangatera
- Henry died in 1967 aged 74

1894 - Ivy May Benzie
- married James BURTENSHAW
- he was a son of William Burtenshaw and Amelia DUNBAR
- his brother James Burtenshaw married Ivy's sister-in-law Ethel Ingram's sister Myrtle Ingram
- Ivy died in 1979 aged 85

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on 2010-04-11 18:31:19

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