William Smith Bennit of Kalgoorlie WA
Seeking contact from the descendants of William/Bill Bennit b.1865 St Leonards NSW to Samuel Smith Bennit and Catherine McFarland/McFarlane. Bill married Elizabeth (Bessie) Stewart and relocated to the East Coolgardie area(now Kalgoorlie)of Western Australia ca.late 1880s, becoming the Publican of the Sun Rise Hotel and the Inland City Hotel. A son named Leslie George Bennit took over as licensee of the Inland City Hotel in East Coolgardie in the 1930s. Bill d.1940, Bessie d.1947. Bill was also known as 'Bull Bennit', a name which may have come from his boxing days as a young man.
Bill had two siblings who also relocated to WA. His brother Andrew Jackson Bennit d.1903, a sister named Kate Elizabeth (Mrs Norris)aka Florence and Catherine d.1905.
Other siblings were Henry Clay - Stephen Nostrand - Eliza Mary (Mrs Hanson)- Clara (Mrs Stevens)and Rachel Martha (Mrs Hanson/McMahon). Most of these siblings remained in Sydney NSW.
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