Timothy Benton (1801 - 1895)

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Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Death: Died in Wellington, New Zealand
Managed by: Robyn Bickers
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About Timothy Benton

From Joanne Warby website...

Frances Benton was born in London and emigrated to New Zealand with her parents Timothy Benton and Mary Feast on the 'London' in 1842. Timothy owned Number 33 a 100 acre section in Standen Street, Wellington (named after Edward). Edward and his father-in-law continued to farm the land until Edward died in 1869. Following his death Edward's sons farmed the land but it was eventually sold to the City Council and became part of Wellington's main cemetery which opened in 1891. This cemetery replaced Bolten Street.

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Timothy Benton's Timeline

February 22, 1801
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
November 10, 1822
Age 21
Middlesex, England
Age 20
London, England
March 14, 1825
Age 24
East London, England
Age 24
Middlesex, England
June 6, 1829
Age 28
London, England
January 2, 1842
- May 1, 1842
Age 40

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.

December 17, 1878
Age 77
Wellington, New Zealand
Age 81
New Zealand
December 19, 1895
Age 94
Wellington, New Zealand