Albert Edward & Marjorie Annie Benbow   Family Chart

Albert (Bert) Edward Benbow ( b: 02 Jan 1907 at Temuka to parents James and Alice Benbow; d: 18 Jan 1982 Rakaia) Married: 1935 to Marjorie Annie Carr (b: 20 Feb 1907 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England d: 1991 in Christchurch) Their family;

a Percy Reginald Benbow Born: 15 Oct 1936 in Rakaia Died: 1961 in Mendip Hills, Canterbury (Tractor accident)

b John David Benbow

c Bruce Allan Benbow b; in Christchurch

Bert was enrolled Feb 1913  to the Glenore School and in 1917 at Hampden school and in 1935,  he married Marjorie Carr the daughter of Ernest Albert Carr and Fanny nee Deacon.
Marjorie's father Ernest was bapt: 9 Jan  1870 at Waltham Abbey, Essex and 1881 lived at Waltham Holy Cross, Essex, England where in Sep 1903, aged 33 yrs he married Fanny who had been b: 1872 at Birmingham, Warwickshire. In 1935 Ernest and Fanny boarded the Ship: Strathnaver at London for Lyttleton, New Zealand 21 February 1935 with their family - Marjorie Annie; Barbara Frances; Ernest George; Victoria Maud  and Grace Irene Carr. Fanny d: 1960 and Ernest Albert Carr d: 1961 in Christchurch

1935 - Mid Canterbury Electorate; living at Dorie, Rakaia; farmer
1943 - Stones Directory; Albert Edward Benbow, Ben McLeod Station, Peel Forest
1946 - Waimate electorate; living at Speechley Bridge, Geraldine; manager with wife Marjorie
1966 - Lyttelton Electorate; Bert grazed horses near Akaroa on the property of Walter Hammond at Takamatua Rd; occ. farmer
1975 - Rakaia electorate; living at 102 Tosswill Rd, Prebbleton; Farmer. Bert was very keen on sheep dog trials and had the Silver Plough groups which he was justifiably proud.

Marjorie and Albert abt 1935
Albert with his dog Rock at
the Masterton Sheep Dog Trials
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