Mary Benton (Feast) (1797 - 1878)

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Birthplace: Essex, England
Death: Died in Wellington, New Zealand
Managed by: Robyn Linda Bickers
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Mary Benton's Timeline

1797
July 12, 1797
Essex, England
1822
November 10, 1822
Age 25
Middlesex, England
1822
Age 24
London, England
1825
March 14, 1825
Age 27
East London, England
1826
1826
Age 28
Middlesex, England
1829
June 6, 1829
Age 31
London, England
1842
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.

1878
January 5, 1878
Age 80
Wellington, New Zealand