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Benjamins of Australia (Mount Kembla NSW)

Journal by AussieJ

I can only go as far back as 1762 to a Robert Benjamin and his wife Honor Waite b 18 Aug 1762 and married 30 March 1795

I only have one child (so far) which is also Robert Benjamin b-1801 d- 5 March 1887 his 1st marriage was to a Ann Burton b-1815 on 1 Aug 1836 in Wollongong ( I have been unable to find a death year)
Robert was born in Brinkworth,Wiltshire,England and married and died at Mt Kembla NSW

On 16 Oct 1860 when he was 59 yrs old he married Susannah Jane Stanbridge B-23 Nov 1846 D-1904
A MT Kembla lass.She was only 14 years old (I wonder how she felt?) Was she "sold" of to a wealthy man as that wasnt unusual back in those days.

Robert and Susannah went on to have 12 children

1/ Thomas Robert Benjamin b-12 Oct 1861 d-12 April 1949 m 18 Dec 1889 to Priscilla Jane Jarrett b1869 Wollongong d 9 May 1943 Corrimal

2/ Frederick William b- 1863 m 4 Jan 1886 Lavinia N Huxtable

3/ Susannah Jane B-7 Oct 1875 d-8 Aug 1912 m1883 James Peace d-13 may 1907 Wollongong

4/ Elizabeth Nancy Ann b- 26 Jan 1868 d Coffs Harbour m-1887 James Henry Williams b-1855 d- 24 aug 1941 Crossmaglen

5/ Mary Ann b- 2 Aug 1870 m 15 dec 1888 wollongon to Mark Hayward b -1867 Wgong d-port maquarie 1929

6 / Sarah Ann b- 4 Aug 1872 mt Kembla d-29 Feb 1940 mt kembla m 1896 Wgong George Bromley Kirkwood d-12 Aug 1947 MKt Kembla

7/ Rebecca b-4 Oct 1874 Mt Kembla d- 22 Aug 1951 m Wgong John George Nees d 31 July 1902

*8/ Honor b-10 Jan 1877 Mt Kembla d-3 Oct 1959 m.Mt Kembla William Henry Slow d-21 Aug 1944

9/ John b-10 Aug 1879 Mt Kembla d-11 Jan 1965 m26 Dec 1912 Wgong Mary Laurie Dungey

10/ Thomas James b-August 1881 accid killed 26 April 1900 Mt Kembla Colliery

11/ Thoma Stanley b-1883 Wgong d9 Nov 1884

12 Charles Albert b- march 1885 Mt Kembla d-6 Aug 1919 ( died in mine explosion) m 17 Feb 1911 Wgong Jane Charleworth b-10 Dec 1893 Kurrajong Leeton d-2 July 1957

*Honor and William Slow are my Paternal great grandparents.

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by allycat on 2010-04-11 16:12:18

If you search this whole database for WAITE Moonrakers Wiltshire Genealogy you will find one researcher looking for WAITE family in Calne (didn't find any Benjamin surnames, only Christian name). And if you click on 'Why Moonrakers?' there's a great description of the legend of the moonrakers in Wiltshire.

There's a Simon WAITE of Highworth who was part of the Wiltshire Polls in the year 1772 to elect a Knight of the Shire
An Index of the Poll of the Freeholders of Wiltshire.

by allycat on 2010-04-11 16:20:19

Please can you edit this journal and add all the surnames that this journal is about BENJAMIN, WAITE, STANBRIDGE, JARRET, HUXTABLE, PEACE, WILLIAMS, HAYWARD, KIRKWOOD, NEES, SLOW, DUNGEY, CHARLEWORTH. That way if anyone is researching any of these surnames your journal will automatically be categorised as being attached to that surname.

by allycat on 2010-04-11 16:35:32

This website has descendants of your Robert BENJAMIN and Honor. RootsWeb World Connect Project - ryan; truasheim; mccann; teevan Contact lizryan@optusnetdotcomdotau (email written this way to avoid spam).

by AussieJ on 2010-04-11 19:40:37

Thanks Al have fixed the names and will check the links.

by darianzam on 2012-08-09 06:05:57

I know descendants of Benjamin, Dungey, Stanbridge and Hayward. Noel Murray is a great person to talk to in regards to this with a great interest in his family's history in Mount Kembla. Robert Benjamin was his great-grandfather. I have quite a bit on the Benjamins in Kembla and Stanbridges in Goondarrin myself. There is still public caccess to the Benjamin farm site, if you know where to look for it.

by AussieJ on 2012-08-09 06:25:31

Have you Benjamin relations also darianzam?Be interesting to hear from Noel.

by asheppard on 2012-08-09 19:09:48

Have you considered this death for Ann Benjamin nee Burton


by AussieJ on 2012-08-09 19:16:01

Thanks asheppard I havnt been doing my tree for awhile so cant remember what I have found in the past but thankyou

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