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Julia & Henry BENSLEY


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V1846296 31C/1846 BENSLEY HENRY - CLIFTON HANNAH - CI= St Peter's CofE Campbelltown

Marriages solemnized in the Parish of St. Peter Campbelltown in the County of Cumberland in 1846
No. 76
Henry Bensley of this Parish Bachelor
Hannah Clifton of this Parish Spinster
married in this Church by Banns with consent of -
Twenty third day of February 1846 By me F. W. Addams Officiating Chaplain
Parties signed:
Witnesses: Henry Clifton x his mark Campbell Town, Mary Ann King x her mark Campbell Town

Julia born 24 Oct 1846 ? No birth/baptism found so far. Date looks to be an error ??

Bap V18475873 121C/1847 BENSLEY HENRY - HENRY - HANNAH

Wesleyan Baptisms solemnized in the Camden Circuit in the County of Camden in the Year 1847
No. - When Baptised: June 23rd 1847 When Born: May 16th 1847 Henry - Henry & Hannah Bensley Abode: Camden Quality or Profession: Farmer By whom the Ceremony was performed: John McKenny
Thanks gibbo.

Will be interesting to see the birth date on image of that one tomorrow or Thursday when I go to the library.

No. 6
Wesleyan marriage in the house of Mrs Bensley Cobbitty Paddock
James Edward Moore Bachelor Liverpool, NSW Farmer 31 Glenmore Joseph & Matilda Moore (maiden name Drake)
Julia Bensley Spinster Campbelltown, NSW Private Life 28 Cobbitty Paddock Henry & Hannah Bensley (maiden name Clifton)
April 7th, 1874 By me [Edward James Rodd ?]
Both signed
Witnesses: Henry Bensley, Ellen Moore, John William Moore, Elizabeth Bensley
Thanks gibbo.

Had obit for James via link to another site but not the one for Julia.
I could not find the baptism on film today for Julia. Should be near end of this reel if #330 is correct.

Vol 55 Reel 5019 1-407 Bap 1845-1846 Methodist (Wesleyan)
Not much help, but a few trees are going with 24 Oct 1845, Camden. One says Germany :rolleyes:

Anc has birth reg. place as Wollongong.

Thanks Geoff.

Can't be Oct 1846 for two reasons. If it is Oct 1845 then year in index should be 1845.
Or the birth is 24 Oct 1845 and the baptism was in 1846.

Thought Hannah's obit was interesting. Who ever did the obit appears to have the marriage year wrong or were the kids etc told that was when they married to save face with Julia been born before marriage?? Could simply be a typing error in the paper also.

Camden News (NSW : 1895 - 1954)
Thu 2 Aug 1900
We deeply regret to announce the demise of Mrs Hannah Bensley, of Camden, at the residence of her daughter Mrs. C. T. Whiteman, Camden, on July 26. The deceased lady was a native of Sussex, England and came to the colony of N. S.W. , with her parents at an early age ; she was married in 1843 at Campbelltown, to Mr. Henry Benslev, and for the past 43 years has been a widow. Mrs. Bensley's brother, Rev. J. Clifton, is at present stationed at
etc etc

Thanks gibbo.

Had the death notice but not that obit.

Some errors there. Arrived at age 18 actually.

principal's name: Hannah Clifton
age in years: 18
native place of principal: Hollington, Sussex, England
father's name: Henry Clifton
mother's name: Anne Clifton
Yes, gibbo so rather strange.

I'm off to Centrelink to resolve my pension number issue.
Julia born Oct. 24th 1845
Baptised Jan.11th 1846 William Moore noted as father [Looks like Moore to me] or maybe Hoore??
Mother marrys 23rd Feb 1846 but not to Moore

Would William Moore have had to be there for his name on the baptism?
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Left home at 8.15 and got back at 1.00 for lunch at usual time. About 15 minutes each way on the bus.

The attempt on 15 June to update my address via MyGov didn't work it now turns out.

Perhaps the minister when sending the form to the Registrar General made no mention of William so he is not on the index entry.