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Timothy Benton

Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Death: Died in Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Husband of Mary Benton; Mary Benton and Alexandra Benton
Father of William Benton; Eliza Brown; Frances Standen; Thomas Benton and Elizabeth Benton

Managed by: Robyn Linda 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.

Arrived in Wellington on the 'London' Ship. Sailed Gravesend 2 January 1842 and arrived in Port Nicholson 1st May 1842. Timothy Benton and his family lived on their farm in Karori until 1886 when Timothy retired and settled in Newtown where he resided until his death in 1895.( Source: Cyclopedia of NZ Vol 1)

In February 1890 the Karori site for a new cemetery had been approved, subject to a road such as Raroa Rd being made. The land had been bought by the city from T.W McKenzie and James McKenzie. James McKenzie had built the large house, Rosehaugh (demolished many years ago) which stood where Rosehaugh Terrace now runs. Most of the cemetery land had earlier been a farm belonging to STANDEN and on it there was still a little cottage built by TIMOTHY BENTON who arrived in Karori in 1842. Book: From Bush to Suburb - Karori 1840-1980.

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Timothy Benton's Timeline

February 22, 1801
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Age 20
London, England
March 14, 1825
Age 24
East London, England
Age 24
Age 24
Middlesex, England
June 6, 1829
Age 28
London, England