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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; Frances Standen and Elizabeth Benton

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About Thomas Benton

Thomas Benton landed with his parents in Wellington on the 'London' 1st May 1842 and worked on his fathers farm at Karori for some time after arriving in the colony. The Benton family lived on their farm at Karori until 1886, when Mr Timothy Benton retired and settled in Newton where he resided until his death in 1895.

In 1852 Thomas Benton was married to a daughter of Mr Cattell of Wellington. (Caroline) After selling out at Karori in 1885, he took up land at Kaiwaiwai, Wairarapa. In 1891, he retired, handing the farm over to his sons. Mr Thomas Benton's family consists of 10 sons and two daughters. William and George who are builders, Thomas jnr, James, Timothy, Henry, Charles R., and John Arthur, Alfred and Joseph Leonard. His daughters are Mrs Wakelin of Moroa, and Mrs J. Branigan of Alfredton. Since retiring from his farm in 1891 Thomas Benton has lived at Kuratawhiti Road Greytown.

As a member of the Featherston Highway Board he has served the public and in school matters he took a leading part at Kaiwaiwai. Thomas Benton was a member of the Featherston Rifles during the Walkato War and saw active Service in the Hutt militia in 1841.

Source: Cyclopedia of NZ Vol 1

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Thomas Benton's Timeline

June 6, 1829
London, England
July 29, 1902
Age 73
Greytown North, New Zealand