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Henry Benjamin, Charles Henry Benning, Edwin Bennion, John Benson,
Thomas James C Bentley, John Berkery, George Berry, George William Berry,


Henry Benjamin

Henry Benjamin wed 1854 #3602 to Eliza Cooper and lived in Melbourne
6 Children 1. Eva Benjamin 1855 #9615
2. Henry Maurice Benjamin 1857 #9132 born at Hotham
3. Maria Pelinn/Paulina Benjamin 1861 #1113
4. Alfred Cooper Benjamin 1864 #3513 - 1865 #4558 lived 1 year
5. Alfred Cooper Benjamin 1866 #22612
6. Lydia Ad Benjamin 1868 #17923
7. Fredk Perrin Benjamin 1873 #10612
1. Eva Benjamin 1855 #9615 wed 1877 #3337 to Alexander Glasgow 1851 ref V18511369 37A son of Alexander and Mary A born in New South Wales, and lived at Brunswick
7 children 1. Henry Alexander Glasgow 1878 #16747
2. Eva Matilda Glasgow 1879 #21260
3. Albert Edward Glasgow 1881 #7414
4. Mary Ethel Glasgow 1882 #21176
5. Lydia Ada Glasgow 1885 #10874
6. Alexander Glasgow 1887 #1113 - 1887 #673 lived 1 day
7. Frederick Ernest Glasgow 1887 #29317
2. Henry Maurice Benjamin 1857 #9132 born at Hotham wed 1880 #1998 to Rosalina Walkerden
5 children 1. Arthur James Benjamin 1883 #14509 - 1972
2. Ruby Ada Benjamin 1885 #17728 - 1958
3. Alfred Ernest Benjamin 1888 #9029
4. Percy John Benjamin 1897 #31582
5. Muriel Benjamin 1900 #28713 - 1900
3. Maria Pelinn/Paulina Benjamin 1861 #1113 wed 1881 #4210 to Richard Edwards born at Williamstown, lived at Port Melbourne. He appears to be Richard Edwards 1884 #5920 son of Amelia Green and William Edwards
1 child 1. Harold Benjamin Edwards 1888 #5573

Charles Henry Benning

Charles Henry Benning wed 1860 #2207 to Mary Ann Emily McNaughton and lived at Rocky Lead
8 Children 1. Charles Benning c1853
2. George Benning c1855
3. Maria Jane Benning c1860
4. Emily Lettisha Benning 1862 - 1940 #19214 aged 78
5. John Stewart Benning 1866 #7773
6. Anna Isabella Benning 1868 #22768 - 1890 #11446 aged 21
7. Alexander Thomas Benning 1871 #8425
8. Frances Mary Benning 1876 #530
1. Charles Benning c1853 wed 1889 #1118 to Margt Sonsee 1871 - 1937 #12141 aged 66, only surviving daughter of Cath English and Dominic Sonsee died at Ballarat
10 Children 1. Mich Benning 1889 #18557 lived 12 days
2. Anetta Maria Benning 1891 #11535
3. Cath Fran Benning 1895 #9262
4. Chas Hy Benning 1896 #25345
5. Alice May Benning 1898 #24018
6. Jno Dominie Benning 1900 #18234
7. Marguretta Martha Benning 1903 #943
8. Ellen Maud Benning 1905 #8313
9. Hilda Isabel Benning 1907 #893 lived 1 year
10. Thomas Michael Benning 1909 #593
2. George Benning c1855 wed 1884 #392 to Martha Caroline Angell 1863 #935 - 1944 #9521 aged 81
5 Children 1. Annie Mabel Benning 1885 #8078
2. Charles Augustus Benning 1887 #17288
3. Lizzie May Benning 1889 #28883
4. Geo Thos Benning 1892 #10941
5. Willie Howard Benning 1895 #1350
3. Maria Jane Benning wed 1883 #5160 to James Wilson
1 Child 1. William Arthur Wilson 1884 #14531 lived 39 days
4. Emily Lettisha Benning 1862 - 1940 #19214 aged 78, wed 1886 #1104 to Peter Crane, 6 children
5. John Stewart Benning 1866 #7773 - 1933 #15643 aged 67, wed 1913 #7597 to Emma Matilda Thege 1877 #4172 - 1937 #2595 aged 85, born at Mt Prospect
7. Alexander Thomas Benning 1871 #8425 - 1950 #16633 aged 80, wed 1900 #3821 to Margt Josephine Ginnane

Edwin Bennion

A possible link,
Edwin E Bennion aged 24 came Jan 1854 on the Martaban
William Bennion aged 22 came May 1853 on the Baltimore
The Mercurius came Dec 1852 with Edwin Bennion aged 33, Emma Bennion aged 29, Wm F Bennion aged 3 and Alice Bennion aged 2 and Thetis was born during the voyage
Emma Elizabeth Roscoe nee Bennion, sister came with her family, August 1864

Edwin Bennion 1821 - 1900 #12956 aged 79, son of Louisa Fawcett and Samuel Bennion, and Emma Walker came 1852 from Yorkshire, and their daughter Thetis 1854 #689 was born at Sea, and registered in Victoria. Emma Walker died 1827 - 1854 #1641 aged 27, dau of Mary Mounsey and William Walker of Yorkshire, soon after reaching Victoria.
Edwin Bennion then wed 1854 #1006 to Mary Ann Gaskins 1809 - 1885 #8680 aged 76, daughter of Sarah White and William Gaskins, who also came Dec 1852 on the Mercurius when Mary gave her age as 35

3 Children 1. William Fawcett Bennion aged 3
2. Alice Bennion aged 2, 1851 - 1940 #17960 aged 89,
3. Thetis Bennion 1854 #689 was born at Sea
1. William Fawcett Bennion 1850 - 1927 #6466 aged 77, from Cheshire wed 1872 #3439 to Rhoda Shepphard ">Bayley 1850 - 1874 #10507 aged 24
William Fawcett Bennion wed 1876 #4641 to Elizabeth Higgins 1856 #1863 - 1922 #9311 aged 66 born at and lived at Geelong
6 Children 1. Emma Louisa Bennion 1877 #22452 - 1940 #4755 aged 62 wed Lighton
2. Alice Elizabeth Bennion 1879 #9581 - 1950 #20926 aged 71
3. Bertha Ann Bennion 1880 #15969 wed Robert Broom
4. William Edwin Bennion 1881 #23641 - 1941 #156 aged 59,
5. Harold Albt Bennion 1886 - 1890 #7368 lived 4 years
6. Edith Adela Bennion 1889 #22091 - 1964 #10947 aged 75 wed 1914 #8690 to William Bell
2. Alice Elizabeth Bennion 1879 #9581 - 1950 #20926 aged 71 wed Thomas William Bigmore 1878 #9354 and lived at Geelong, 3 Children
3. Bertha Ann Bennion 1880 #15969 wed Robert Broom/Brown
2 Children 1. Phyllis Mavis Broom 1914 #13033
2. Stanley Robt Brown 1917 #12459
4. William Edwin Bennion 1881 #23641 - 1941 #156 aged 59, wed Elizabeth Hasler Rayson
2 Children 1. Alice May Bennion 1916 #32611 - 1977 #16271 aged 59 wed Beck
2. William Frederick Bennion died 1985 #15244
6. Edith Adela Bennion 1889 #22091 - 1964 #10947 aged 75 wed 1914 #8690 to William Bell and lived at Geelong
3 Children 1. Edwd Wm Percy Bell 1914 #31632
2. Victor Ernt Bennion Bell 1916 #3828
3. Ivan Jno Alex Bell 1918 #19829
2. Alice Bennion aged 2, 1851 - 1940 #17960 aged 89, wed 1893 #5775 to Charles Arthur Crisp 1837 - 1895 born in Hobart died at St Arnaud Hospital, widower aged c55 years, wife Mary Jolliffe died 1879 aged 37, with 8 living chn born between 1861 and 1876

John Benson

John Benson wed 1842 #4628 to Cath Ryan at St James Church of England and children were christened at St Francis Roman Catholic church
8 Children 1. Mary Benson 1843 #13125
2. Ellen Benson 1844 #235
2. Catherine Benson 1846 #1766
4. Cath Benson 1846 #39447
5. Elizabeth Benson 1848 #3390
6. Margaret Benson 1849 #3792
7. George Benson 1852 #6134
8. Jane Benson 1854 #5739
6. Margaret Benson wed 1870 #1387 to Biaggo Tomagno/Tamagno from Genoa, liked at Timor, 4 Children
Margaret Tamagno nee Benson wed 1881 to Charles Sabina

Bentley

Thomas Bentley (w?) arrived 1849-07-19 on the Cromwell from London 1849-03-30 v Plymouth 1849-04-11
Thomas Bentley wed 1852-11-23 to Eliza Jane Russell 1834 - 1864 #8648 aged 29, dau of Nancy Jack and Benjamin Russell born in Tyro
2 children 1. Tom James Gray Bentley born 1851-09-05 at Adelaide,
2. John Henry George Bentley 1854 - 1861 #6846 born in Adelaide, died in Victoria
1. Tom James Charles G Bently born in Adelaide, wed 1880 #3475 to Selina Baker born in Castlemaine, and lived at Chewton
4 children 1. John Henry Charles Bentley 1882 #8012
2. Edward William Bentley 1884 #1493
3. Joseph Baker Bentley 1886 #1665
4. Tom James Bently 1888 #1727
1. John Henry Charles Bentley 1882 #8012 wed 1906 #8641 to Olive Rose Sincock 1883 #22306 - 1967 #2832 aged 83, and lived at Chewton
2 children 1. Stanley Alfred Henry Bentley 1907 #17515 - 1979 #22179 aged 72
2. Maisie Myrtle Bentley 1913 #20394
2. William Edward Bentley 1884 #1493 wed 1903 #5463R to Margaret Matilda Sincock 1885 #24168 - 1959 #5451 aged 73 and lived at Castlemaine
4 children 1. Percival James Stanley Bentley 1907 #1942
2. Frederick Harold Bentley 1908 #10215 - 1968 #25350 aged 60
3. Sidney Ernest Bentley 1910 #1858 - 1979 #75 aged 68
4. Ruby Irene Bentley 1911 #18460

John Berkery

John Berkery came c1858 with Mary Holton and lived at Sandhurst, Eaglehawk then Nerring
7 Children 1. Annie Elizabeth Berkery 10 Jun 1859 #21425 2. Bridget Berkery 1861 #22846 3. Stephen Berkery 1867 - 1871 #3737 lived 4 years
4. James Berkery 1869 #21990 5. Elizabeth Jane Berkery 1873 #16238 6. Stephen William Berkery 1875 #8573 7. Barbara Berkery 1879 #22593
Annie Elizabeth Berkery 10 Jun 1859 #21425 wed 05 Jul 1880 #3096 to Henry Lean/John Ralph

George Berry

George Berry wed 1846 #5054 to Susan Head at the Church of England, St James, Melbourne, and lived at Pascoevale then Derrimut. Susan came 1844 and there are two named George Berry in Victoria before 1847 here
10 Children 1. James Berry 1847 #15408
2. Mary Ann Berry 1849 #16471
3. Jane Berry 1851 #27122
4. Ellen Berry 1853 #18250 lived 4 months
5. Sarah Berry 1856 #397
6. Ellen Berry 1858 #5124
7. Agnes Berry 1860 #11728
8. Joseph Henry Berry 1863 #2080
9. Ruth Berry 1867 #3750
10. Eda Berry 1872 #15483
James Berry 1847 #15408 wed 1873 #2102 to Mary Moffatt Richmond from Ayrshire, lived at Wyndham then lara
3 children 1. Mary Campbell Berry 1874 #6340
2. Annie Ellen Berry 1878 #3650
3. Hugh John Berry 1880 #16945
3. Hugh John Berry 1880 #16945 wed 1909 #7407 to Clara Alice Unwin 1882 #9982, lived at Warnambool then Sealake, 3 Children before 1920

George William Berry

Carl Matthews has placed this family on Rootsweb and identifies George William Berry as born in Greenland, NH, son of William BERRY 1806 - 1868 who wed c1829 to Margery CATE 1807 - 1888, with first child, George William BERRY 1830 - 1919. Siblings are Mary, Alfred, Joseph, Holis Nathaniel, Benjamin, Wyatt, Sarah 1853

George William Berry 1830 - 1919, wed 1856 #709 to Johanna Obrien 1834 - 1921, lived at Peters Dig, then at St Arnaud
11 children 1. Mary Abbey Berry 1857 #11093 - 1934 #17171 aged 77,
2. George William Berry 1859 - 1861 #2293 died aged 2
3. Johanna Berry 1863 - 1948 #7972 aged 85,
4. John Alfred Berry 1865 #5360 - 1948 #16490 aged 83
5. Thomas Berry 1866 #23314 - 1868 #2113 lived 15 months at Peters Dig
6. Thomas Berry 1868 #18598 - 1940 #18158 aged 71
7. Hollis Berry 1870 #19614 - 1871 #2609 lived 23 weeks
8. Ann Berry 1872 #19895 - 1873 #2712 lived 1 month
9. Ann Berry 1874 #5627 - 1943 #19898 aged 69, wed Brown died at Geelong
10. James Hollis Berry 1877 #5488 - 1945 #19232 aged 68
11. Ellen Marjory Berry 1880 #18944 - 1980 #10789 aged 99,
1. Mary Abbey Berry 1857 #11093 - 1934 #17171 aged 77, wed 1876 #1422 to George Mccrorey from Antrim, and lived at St Arnaud then after 1883 at Trafalgar
10 children 1. Mary May Mccrorey 1877 #18848 - 1968 #22822 aged 92,
2. George William Mccrorey 1878 #25812
3. James Mccrorey 1881 #5773 - 1941 #16341 aged 60
4. Johanna Mccrorey 1882 #20013 - 1953 #9291 aged 71
5. Thomas Mccrorey 1884 #13387 - 1957 #12447 aged 73
6. Robert Mccrorey 1886 #14432
7. John Alfred Mccrorey 1888 #16234
8. Hilda Louisa Mccrorey 1891 #17831 - 1958 #25802 aged 67, wed Gribble
9. Adeline Sarah Mccrorey 1892 #27946 - 1972 #27970 aged 80
10. Anne Ellen Mccrorey 1893 #35805 - 1952 #1624 aged 58, wed Brown
1. Mary May Mccrorey 1877 #18848 - 1968 #22822 aged 92, wed Adam Perriman
9. Adeline Sarah Mccrorey 1892 #27946 - 1972 #27970 aged 80 wed Herbert Norman Thomas 1884 #15693 son of Helen Wardrop and Thomas Thomas, born at Clunes. Thomas Thomas from South Wales wed 1872 #2999 to Helen Wardrope from Lanarkshire.
John Wardrope aged 52 Dec 1863 on the Maryborough with Janet Wardrope aged 46,
John Wardrope aged 22, 1841 - 1926 #14266 aged 84, wed 1870 #2136 to Ellern Bolland 1924 #9363 aged 76, dau of Maria and Hy Bolland
Margaret Wardrope aged 19, 1844 - 1928 #13316 aged 84, dau of Janet Walker and John Wardrope, wed 1900 #6906 to widowed Henry Webb
Agnes Dunn Wardrope aged 17, wed 1868 #4691 to James Hunter Fyfe, 1845 - 1927 #1987 aged 82, dau of Janet walker and Mouldon john Hardrope
Georgina Wardrope aged 15, wed 1868 #4389 to John Foster Paterson
Helen Wardrope aged 11, 1852 - 1890 #11229 aged 38, wed Thomas Thomas
Elizabeth Wardrope aged 7, 1856 - 1898 #9467 aged 42, wed 1880 #1968 to Henry Webb
3. Johanna Berry 1863 - 1948 #7972 aged 85, wed 1887 #4992 to Charles Henry Tempest 1862 #14279 - 1931 #3304 aged 68 son of Jane Harper aged 26 and Squire Tempest who came Feb 1858 when Squire was aged 27, on the Anglo Saxon with Jane Tempest aged 26 and infant Clara Tempest. Squire Tempest wed July-Sep 1856 to Jane Harper in district Keighley in the county of West Riding of Yorkshire, Catherine was registered Apr-June 1857 in district Newcastle upon Tyne Johanna and Charles Tempest lived at Trafalgar
6 children 1. Arth Chas Tempest 1889 #8175
2. William Alfred Tempest 1890 #37111 - 1969 #5070 aged 78
3. Sylvia Clarice Tempest 1894 #24892 - 1977 #24892 aged 83 wed Routledge
4. Elma Flor Tempest 1898 #29678
5. Percival Clarence Tempest 1901 #30526 - 1960 #10188 aged 58
6. Marion Matilda Tempest 1904 - 1982 #22673 aged 78 wed Sauer
4. John Alfred Berry 1865 #5360 - 1948 #16490 aged 83, wed 1892 #2894 to Beatrice Maud Davey 1866 #6296 - 1941 #15450 aged 74 dau of Mary Anne Nichols and Thomas Davey born at Ballarat, died at Colac Thomas Davey aged 22 came Apr 1854 on the Graham Mary Ann Davey nee Nicholls aged 21, they wed Oct-Dec 1853 in Shoreditch district which spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex
Also on the Graham were
Thomas Davey aged 50 (1802 - 1880 #9091 aged 78) and Mary Ann Davey nee Moss aged 45 (1808 - 1894 #1892 aged 86) with Richard Davey aged 20 (1833 - 1891 #1880 aged 57), Sarah Ann Davey aged 19, Rachel Davey aged 17, William Davey aged 14, John Moss Davey aged 12, George Davey aged 10 (1843 - 1887 #5125 aged 44), Henry Davey aged 9, Alfred Davey aged 7, Edward Davey aged 5 and Charles Davey aged 2. Son James Henry Davey 1842 - 1895 #8343 aged 51
3 children 1. Kathleen Mary Berry 1895 #25341
2. Beatrice Annie Eliz Berry 1901 #15142 - 1967 #18895 aged 66, wed Lowe
3. Phyllis Maud Berry 1909 - 1978 #5172 aged 69, wed Flowers
11. Ellen Marjory Berry 1880 #18944 - 1980 #10789 aged 99, wed Jonathan Benjamin Boehm 1884 - 1960 aged 76, son of Augu Reimers and William Boehm
1 child 1. Jack Berry Boehm 1974 #3556 aged 53



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