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Lieutenant William Wilbore Harlington Benson,


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  • Date Arrived : 22 August 1825
  • Ship Arrived on :   "Hooghley"
  • Port Arrived : Sydney
  • Rank on Discharge : Lieutenant
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  • Spouse's Name :Margaret  Olivia WELMAN,  
  • Date Married : 1829
  • Where Married :Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England
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  • BENSON, William W H EM 60997    Marriage
     Spouse: Margaret  
      Index Year: 1829
     Reg Year: 1829 Reg State: New South Wales
     Ref Number: V18294650 3B Parish: Sydney, St Phillip's, Church of England (1)
    Some information supplied by Les;
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    BENSON, Arthur W C EB 134354  Christening
       Father: William W H
        Mother: Margaret O
      Reg Year: 1835 Reg State: New South Wales
     Ref Number: V1835623 19 Parish: Sydney, St James', Church of England

    Francis (1835) was born in NSW

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    William returned to England later in life.   

    William Wilbore's children were Francis Napoleon Bingley Grover Benson; William Porteous MacArtney Welman Benson (supposedly born Oct 1837); June Normanton Barker Benson; Rosena Dianne Olivia Benson and Rubina Georgina Abigail Catherine Benson.
     William Wilbore is descended from Revd. William Benson Rector of Ballybroud Ire.,and he in turn from William Benson born about 1710 Co Down Ire., who in turn married Francis MacArtney Porteous. You would have noticed how various names kept repeating over the generations. I personally haven't been able to verify every name & event yet but the the whole thing seems to cling together. Children of William Porteous were often known by second or other names (I believe these were passed down by relatives who lived to ripe old ages). I noticed you had a number of these listed.
    On another matter, my cousins friend is descended from a 'Bruce', apparently a soldier who played a big part in the early settlement of Western Australia. I believe there is a statue in Perth erected to him. He literally has tons of research on this family. This may or may not come into your orbit of interest as I 'm not sure that he settled in Australia. If it is of interest, I can direct him to your site and suggest he might like to contribute.


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