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John Benge

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

Son of David Benge and Matilda Philadelphia Sarah Benge
Husband of Rose Anne Benge
Father of Elizabeth Annie Mabey; John Thomas Benge; George Isaac Benge; Ernest James David Benge; Charlotte Blanche Benge and 5 others
Brother of Emma Benge; Elizabeth Gardner; David Benge; Edward (Ned) Benge; Reuben Benge and 10 others

Occupation: Justice of the Peace, Carter/sawmiller
Managed by: Jason Scott Wills
Last Updated:

About John Benge

Benge, John,  J.P., eldest son of the late Mr. David Benge, was born in Mardingbeach, Kent, England. He was married in the Upper Hutt to Miss Rose Annie Wilkins in 1867. He served

Mr. And Mrs. J. Benge.

Mr. And Mrs. J. Benge.

in the militia, and has taken an active part in the public life of the district for many years as a member of the Mungaroa School Committee. For over twenty-five years Mr. Benge has been a member of the Oddfellows' Order. His family consists of five sons and three daughters. -------------------- first white child born in NZ, he was stolen by the Maori and lived with them for about 8 yrs before being returned; he was a fluent Maori speaker and worked tirelessly to make things fair, he was responsible for the building of the main trunk line in the lower half of the NI which took major negotiations. He died of apoplexy about 10 days after his last child Edith Rose died- she was badly burnt from scalded milk and is buried under the pear tree by the front door at Mungaroa (Brown OWL) north of Upper Hutt- he haunts the house to this day crying for his daughter (Benge history)

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John Benge's Timeline

October 18, 1841
Marden, Kent, England
May 1, 1867
Age 25
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand
June 6, 1868
Age 26
Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
June 12, 1870
Age 28
Wellington, New Zealand
March 28, 1872
Age 30
Wellington, New Zealand
September 20, 1873
Age 31
Wellington, New Zealand
July 26, 1876
Age 34
Wellington, New Zealand
May 28, 1878
Age 36
Wellington, New Zealand
Age 37
Wellington, New Zealand
April 20, 1882
Age 40
Upper Hutt, Upper Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand