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David Benge

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Marden, Kent, England
Death: Died in Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Benge and Ann Benge
Husband of Matilda Philadelphia Sarah Benge
Father of Emma Benge; Elizabeth Gardner; John Benge; David Benge; Edward Benge and 7 others
Brother of Nicolas Benge; Samuel Benge; John Benge; Frances Benge; Benjamin Benge and 1 other

Occupation: Sawyer, Farmer, Sawmiller/ Carter
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About David Benge

Benge, David, who is said to have been one of the earliest settler in Upper Hutt, was born in Mardingbeach, Kent, England. Arriving in Wellington in 1841 by the ship Catherine Stewart Forbes', Mr Benge at once set to work to clear land at Taita, continuing till the great flood in the Hutt Valley washed away all his belongings. HE then removed to Mungaroa, where, with his sons, he acquired an interest in, and ultimately bought, the Mungaroa sawmill, which they worked for a great many years. In 1875 Mr Benge died, and his widow succumbed two years later, leaving six sons - Messrs. John, David and Samuel - now farmers at Mungaroa, Edward - a retired farmer at Upper Hutt, Reuben - a sawmiller at Carterton, and Benjamin - a farmer at Ashurst. The sawmill was worked by the sons till 1888, when it was sold. Mr Benge senr, like most of the early settlers, saw active service in the militia, during the first few years in the Hutt Valley.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrated on the "Catherine Stewart Forbes" 1st Feb 1841- 11 June 1841.

OCCUPATION: Active service in the Militia in his 1sr yrs in the Hutt Valley and then went on to become a farmer and invested in the Collins Creek Mill.

ADDRESSES: Bought 316 Acres in the Hutt area. --------------------

Benge, David, who is said to have been one of the earliest settler in Upper Hutt, was born in Mardingbeach, Kent, England. Arriving in Wellington in 1841 by the ship Catherine Stewart Forbes', Mr Benge at once set to work to clear land at Taita, continuing till the great flood in the Hutt Valley washed away all his belongings. HE then removed to Mungaroa, where, with his sons, he acquired an interest in, and ultimately bought, the Mungaroa sawmill, which they worked for a great many years. In 1875 Mr Benge died, and his widow succumbed two years later, leaving six sons - Messrs. John, David and Samuel - now farmers at Mungaroa, Edward - a retired farmer at Upper Hutt, Reuben - a sawmiller at Carterton, and Benjamin - a farmer at Ashurst. The sawmill was worked by the sons till 1888, when it was sold. Mr Benge senr, like most of the early settlers, saw active service in the militia, during the first few years in the Hutt Valley.

IMMIGRATION: Immigrated on the "Catherine Stewart Forbes" 1st Feb 1841- 11 June 1841.

OCCUPATION: Active service in the Militia in his 1sr yrs in the Hutt Valley and then went on to become a farmer and invested in the Collins Creek Mill.

ADDRESSES: Bought 316 Acres in the Hutt area.

-------------------- came on Katherine Stuart Forbes, left London 10th Feb 1841, arrived Petone foreshore 14 Jun 1841 where they camped for 4 mths while men hacked upp the river in dense bush.

Got mixed up with 1854 earthquake- changed the path of river so they had dreadful floods, often canoeing around in their whare- moved to Mungaroa north of Upper HUTT and began sawmilling & cartage operation

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David Benge's Timeline

1813
February 6, 1813
Marden, Kent, England
1833
1833
Age 19
1836
September 1, 1836
Age 23
Marden, Kent, United Kingdom
November 18, 1836
Age 23
Marden, Kent, England
1841
October 18, 1841
Age 28
Marden, Kent, England
1844
October 22, 1844
Age 31
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
1847
October 16, 1847
Age 34
Lower Hutt, Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
1849
November 18, 1849
Age 36
Taita, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
1851
June 5, 1851
Age 38
Mangaroa, Wellington, New Zealand
1852
November 7, 1852
Age 39
Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand