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Private Thomas Benton  ( c.1771.........1837.)

Back to . . The New South Wales Corps. ( Rum Corps. ) "Renamed 102nd Regiment

  • Born :1771
  • Where Born :  ,  Essex, England
  • Baptised :  
  • Where Baptised :
  • Occupation : Soldier
  • Date Arrived : Sydney 13 October 1791  
  • Ship Arrived on : "Albemarle"
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : ,5 January1801  
  • Enlistment to: 34th unit"8  Garrison"
  • Where Enlisted : Sydney
  • Enlistment : Ex-convict
  • Transferred:  73rd Regiment 24/4/1810
  • Date of Discharge :
  • Where Discharged :
  • Died :  4 Sep 1837  (sic) Benevolent Asylum Sydney NSW 
  • Where Died / Buried :
  • Parents Names :
  • Spouse's Name :  MORRIS, Martha
  • Date Married : 19 June 1810
  • Where Married :  Sydney, St James', Church of England
  • Spouse 's Parents :
  • Born : c.  1782
  • Where Born :Shropshire England
  • Occupation :
  • Date Arrived : 1804
  • Ship Arrived on : 'Experiment'
  • Notes: Ex-convict
  • Died :1 Dec 1821
  • Where Died / Buried : Sydney N.S.W
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    BENTON, Thomas EM 61457 Marriage
    Spouse: MORRIS, Martha
    Index Year: 1810
    Reg Year: 1810 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V1810140 5 Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England (1)
    BENTON, Thomas ED 60624 Death
    Age at Death: 72 (sic)
    Index Year: 1837
    Reg Year: 1837 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V18372291 21 Parish: Sydney, St James', Church of England (1)
    BENTON, Martha ED 60615 Death
    Age at Death: 39
    Index Year: 1821
    Reg Year: 1821 Reg State: New South Wales
    Ref Number: V1821615 8 Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England (1)
     
  • Descendants:

     Some information supplied by Elizabeth eli62z@yahoo.com.au

     
    Children
    Sarah b. 1804 d. 1813 (was buried where the Sydney Town Hall is now)
    Burial BENTON SARAH INFANT 1813 May 6 RST: RM: Age 8 years and 11 months

    Mary Ann b. 1806 d. 1843 m. John Larkham
    Susannah b. 1809 m. Robert Gunn
     

    Area Settled :

    Sydney

    History & Achievements :

    1801        detach Prentice
    1802        detach Grose
    1808        detach Grose/Kemp
    1809        detach 2Co
    From  25 Jun 1828 to 10 Oct 1832 he was detached to the Mounted Police  In this capacity, as a constable, warden or pound keeper (not clear in the records), he was sent to collect two prisoners at Gundaroo.  They tried to escape but Thomas recaptured them and the story was published in the newspaper.  
     

     

     
    References
     (1) Australian Vital Record Series 1788 - 1905 Discs 1 to 4 (2) http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/AboutSydney/HistoryAndArchives/OldSydneyBurialGround.asp#DL "cited 2 May 2009
    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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    Last revised: May 09, 2009.