Bennett Mather Pilcher

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Bennett Mather Pilcher (Hook)

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Birthplace: Maidstone District, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Porirua, Porirua City, Wellington, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Kent, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Phillip Hook and Sarah Ann Culmer
Wife of Edward Mathews and Stephen Pilcher
Mother of Louis Hook; Friend Hook; Emily Valentine; Sarah Annis Pilcher; Rachel Elizabeth Taylor and 7 others

Occupation: seamstress
Managed by: Glynis Poad
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About Bennett Mather Pilcher

08/1840 arrived Port Nicholson, New Zealand; Ship Coromandel from London 10/12/1839. Stephen Pilcher, future husband, on same ship with Susan, 17, Stephen, 11 and John, 8 (from his first marriage to Ann McPharlane who died on 19 Dec 1834). 2 children remained in the UK - George and Ann.

Bennett had 3 children (actual fathers unknown except one was Edward Mathews) while in the UK - Rachel born 1826, Emily born 1832 and Friend born 1829 and she married Stephen on 13 August 1842. They had 7 children together.


Immigrant to NZ aged 29

When Bennett sailed on the COROMANDEL she was a widow, travelling with her children Rachael aged 12, Emily aged 8 and Friend aged 5. They embarked from St. Katherines Docks, London at 4 oclock on Monsay 9th December 1839 and left London on the following day.

They arrived in Port Nicholson (now Wellington) on Friday 29th August 1840... A journey of nearly 9 months.

Also on board was Stephen Pilcher aged 44 who was travelling as a widower with his 3 children.

A daughter, Sarah, was born to Bennett and Stephen 2 months after they arrived in New Zealand (therefore conceived on board). They married 2 years later and had another 6 (known) children.

This was a known total of children for Bennett of 10 and 12 for Stephen.

Bennett died 6 months before Stephen.

  • Emigration: travelled with 3 children aboard 'Coromandel' ship; arrived Wellington Aug 29 1840 - Dec 13 1839 - Gravesend, England to Wellington, New Zealand
  • Immigration: Onboard the ship "Coromandel". - Aug 30 1840 - England to New Zealand
  • Emigration: travelled with 3 children aboard 'Coromandel' ship; arrived Wellington Aug 29 1840 - Dec 13 1839 - Gravesend, England to Wellington, New Zealand
  • Immigration: Onboard the ship "Coromandel". - Aug 30 1840 - England to New Zealand
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Bennett Mather Pilcher's Timeline

1809
January 29, 1809
Maidstone District, Kent, England, United Kingdom
January 29, 1809
Maidstone District, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1826
August 15, 1826
Age 17
Lenham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1832
June 10, 1832
Age 23
Lenham, Kent, England, United Kingdom
1833
1833
Age 23
1834
November 14, 1834
Age 25
Lenham, Kent, England
December 1834
Age 25
UK
1840
October 15, 1840
Age 31
Wellington, New Zealand
1843
June 12, 1843
Age 34
Wellington, Wellington City, Wellington, New Zealand