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Mary Benton (Feast)

Birthplace: Essex, England
Death: Died in Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Feast and Rachel Feist
Wife of Timothy Benton
Mother of William Benton; Eliza Brown; Frances Standen and Thomas Benton

Managed by: Robyn Linda Bickers
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Mary Benton's Timeline

July 12, 1797
Essex, England
November 10, 1822
Age 25
Middlesex, England
Age 24
London, England
March 14, 1825
Age 27
East London, England
Age 28
Middlesex, England
June 6, 1829
Age 31
London, England
January 2, 1842
- May 1, 1842
Age 44

On the 1st May, 1842, the “London” arrived at Port Nicholson, Wellington for the second time from Gravesend, England, with pasengers and cargo.

Mrs. Wills, one of the passengers, brought the first pheasants to New Zealand. A cock and three hens were landed in safety, and were passed on by Mrs. Wills to Mr. E. J. Wakefield, to have them placed under his charge. A hive of bees, also belonging to this lady, had unfortunately died on the passage.

The “London,” 700 tons, commanded by Capt. Attwood, sailed from Gravesend, in January, 1842, with 55 married couples, 14 single men, 13 single women, 24 children under fourteen, and 15 under seven.

15 deaths and one birth occurred on board. One birth occurred on shore, after landing.

January 5, 1878
Age 80
Wellington, New Zealand