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Thomas Benton

Birthplace: London, England
Death: Died in Greytown North, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Timothy Benton and Mary Benton
Husband of Caroline Benton
Brother of William Benton; Eliza Brown and Frances Standen

Managed by: Robyn Linda Bickers
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Thomas Benton's Timeline

June 6, 1829
London, England
January 2, 1842
- May 1, 1842
Age 12

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.

Age 22
July 29, 1902
Age 73
Greytown North, New Zealand