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Civil parish: Great Fransham
Hundred: Launditch
County: Norfolk
Registration District: Mitford
Sub-RD: Litcham
E District: 11
Address: ?
Henry Bently 50 Ag lab
Barbary Bently 60
Emily Stanner 5
All born in county

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

Henry b. abt 1790 emigrated to Australia in late 1852. I have no idea who Emily is.

I'd like a look up please for Henry in 1851.

It may not help but here is Henry's married sister in 1851:

HO107 Piece 1825 Folio 366 Page 7
Civil Parish: Great Fransham
Municipal Borough:
County: Norfolk
Registration District: Mitford
Address: Dunham Road, Great Fransham
SMALLS, James Head Married M 55 1796 Carpenter Coston Norfolk
SMALLS, Charlotte Wife Married F 54 1797 Wymondham Norfolk


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Hi Dave,

No Luck with Henry but this looks like Emily in 1851.

Civil parish Litcham
RD Mitford
Sub RD Dereham

John Stanner head age 50 occ ag born Longham
Caroline wife age 46 born Gt. Fransham
Emily dau age 14 born Litcham
James son age 6 born Litcham

Class H0107
Piece 1825
Folio 321
Page 17

John and Caroline in 1841 under Stannard

Civil parish Litcham
RD Mitford
Sub RD Litcham

John Stannard age 40 occ ag lab
Caroline Stannard age 35
Emily stannard age 5
Wm Stannard age 14
Edward stannard age 11
Jas? Stannard age 3mths

Emily appears twice?

All born in county

Class H0107
Piece 778
Book 19
Folio 17
Page 29
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Hi Dave,

No sign of Henry in 1851. Well I can't find him anywhere.


Hello Emeltee,

Thanks for looking. This is 2nd time around. Probably not under BENSLEY but some strange transcription.



Hi Dave....the info on here has him emigrating earlier?...if indeed this is your Henry:confused:

Maybe this was his son who followed him out?

Strangely the daughter died aged 77....the same age as her mother when she died also.

Thanks Lee for looking. It is the right Henry but that site has him on the wrong vessel. He arrived in 1852 for sure:

Henry was a passenger aboard the ship 'John Gray' which sailed from Liverpool, Lancashire, England, in 1852 and arrived outside Sydney Harbour, NSW on 25 November, 1852. The ship had to endure storms that broke a mast and destroyed bulwauks before entering the harbour on 28 November 1852.

Assisted to NSW
BENSLEY Henry 62 'John Gray' 1852 2136, 2463

Widower 62 Farm servant Gravenhaul [?] Co Norfolk Wesleyan Neither

arrival: John Gray
Origin: Liverpool 1852 Jul 28
Destination: Sydney 1852 Nov 25

Date Item Details Source
primary source AO 4/4924 [2463]
primary source AO 4/4819p51 [X699]
primary source AO 4/4790 [2136]
background 270 passengers
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Hello Julie,

Thanks. Now I know who Emily is. :)

I wonder how that family is connected to BENSLEY.

Is Caroline Henry's sister? I notice the census has her born Gt Fransham.

Henry was from Gressenhall. The only sibling I have so far is Charlotte born abt 1797 at Wymondham.

An IGI submitted entry has Caroline's name as WARNER.


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name: Edward Stanner
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 02 May 1830
baptism/christening place: Litcham, Norfolk, England
birth date:
death date:
name note:
father's name: John Stanner
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Caroline
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I07540-3
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1951408
reference number: item 18 P 51