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BENSLEY family

DaveHam9

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Hello,

1841
Civil parish: Great Fransham District: 11
Hundred: Launditch
County/Island: Norfolk
Country: England
Registration District: Mitford
Sub-Registration District: Litcham
Address:
Henry Bently 50 Ag lab
Barbary Bently 60
Emily Stanner 5
All born in county

I'd like a look up please for the BENSLEY family in 1851.

They left in 1852 for Australia.

Regards,

Dave
 
Hi Dave,

Haven’t yet found Henry and Barbara, but here is Emily....

Class: HO107; Piece: 1825; Folio: 321; Page: 17

John Stanner 50
Caroline Stanner 46
Emily Stanner, 14
James Stanner 6

The address looks like *ettleshall Road, Litcham but difficult to make out the first letter!

There are a couple of Bensley families in the same area, but Henry and Barbara don't seem to be with them!

:) Josie
 
Hello Josie,

Thanks for looking. I don't know how Emily fits in. Of all Henry's married children I don't have a STANNER.

County Norfolk
Place Great Fransham
Church All Saints
RegisterNumber 53
MarriageDate 24 Oct 1834
GroomForename Henry
GroomSurname BENSLEY
GroomAge
GroomParish Otp
GroomCondition Widower
GroomOccupation
GroomAbode
BrideForename Barbara
BrideSurname WARMEN
BrideAge
BrideParish Otp
BrideCondition Widow
BrideOccupation
BrideAbode
GroomFatherForename
GroomFatherSurname
GroomFatherOccupation
BrideFatherForename
BrideFatherSurname
BrideFatherOccupation
WitnessOneForename John
WitnessOneSurname WARD
WitnessTwoForename Charlotte
WitnessTwoSurname SMALLS
Notes He signed X she signed X witness 1 signed X
FileNumber 2518

Deaths Mar 1851
Bensley Barbara Mitford 13 186

name: Barbara Bensley
gender: Female
burial date: 12 Mar 1851
burial place: Great Fransham, Norfolk, England

Ah. That explains why you can't find Barbara.


BENSLEY Henry 62 'John Gray' 1852 2136, 2463 ** sailed from Liverpool

Widower Farm servant Gravenhaul [? Gressenhall] Co Norfolk Wesleyan Neither

Lots of Henry's children married and also went to Australia with their families.

Regards,

Dave
 
Just in case you are interested in possible relatives of Henry and Barbara, the following two families are in the Mitford RD.

George Bensley 36
Hannah Bensley 30
Judith Bensley 8
Mary Ann Bensley 10
Brightmer Bensley 2


Jane Bensley 45
William Bensley 45
Edward Bensley 7
John Bensley 11
Susannah Bensley 5
Thomas Bensley 9
Brighton Bensley 3

Josie
 
Hello Josie,

Thanks. I don't have any of Henry's siblings because I don't have his mother:

Death # 3982/1868 BENSLEY HENRY HENRY DIED GOULBURN GOULBURN

He was buried near Crookwell under an apricot tree on 'Springfield' - the site of the grave has been lost.

Sarah is the only one I have no marriage or death or census listing or shipping record for:

Sarah c. 24 Jan 1828 Great Fransham All Saints

Regards,

Dave
 
Just been having a look for a Stanner/Bensley marriage, but sadly nothing!

Also searched for a birth/baptism of Caroline with parents Henry and Barbara -again nothing!

Maybe Emily Stanner was employed as a servant by Henry, or just accompanied him on his journey?
 
Hello Josie,

Privately submitted IGI entry

John STANNER & CAROLINE WARNER
Marriage: 12 OCT 1825 Litcham, Norfolk

Don't know why Emily was with Henry and Barbara. Elizabeth NUNN d. 1830 was Henry's first spouse.

Regards,

Dave
 
Just a long shot, here, Dave!

Barbara's name was WARMEN and Caroline's name was WARNER.

Given that they weren't very good at spelling, do you think there is a possibility that Barbara and Caroline were related - maybe sisters?

:) Josie
 
Hello Josie,

Yes, they are similar names but Barbara was a widow when she married Henry. I'd say we are stuck. If it was closer to one of my main lines I'd look further. I mainly wanted to fill the gap with Henry before he left England but it seems he can't be found in the census.


A witness to Henry's first marriage in 1812 a Charlotte BENSLEY.

Regards,

Dave
 
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