He and Alice and
family moved south to Milton where speculation in a venture went sour and
again the family moved first to Bankside near Ashburton, then to Hampden
and then to Rakaia where he settled down farming crops of wheat, oats and
barley and stayed there until his death in 1946.
1881 - Electorate Geraldine; Number
1067; Surname BENBOW; Given Names James;
Nature Of Qualification -
Residential; Place Of Residence Waitohi; Occupation
1886 - Timaru Herald, 28 October
1886, Class 137 — Best hackney colt or filly foaled since July Ist,
(one entry) . James Benbow, first.
1888 Timaru Herald, 13 April 1888 J
Benbow Vestryman St Saviours church
1888 Timaru Herald, 5 October 1888:
HORSE PARADE. The following are the entries for the horse parade on
Saturday received by the secretary of the Timaru Agricultural and Pastoral
Association. COACHING. Mr J. Murphy's Young Perkin Warbeck ; Mr James
Benbow's Waitohi ; Mr G. H. Rhodes' Berlin.
1888- Timaru Herald, 5 October
1888: TIMARU HORSE PARADE. SATURDAY, 6th OCTOBER. For sale after the
Parade; On account of Mr J. Benbow, Temuka — "WAITOHI,"
1894 - Timaru Herald, 15 June 1894: T
A T T E R S A L L'S ( BOOTH CANTERBURY HORSE MARKET. SATURDAY, JUNE 16th.
Account of Messrs Benbow and Moffitt, Ashburton—- 3 Draught Mares and
Geldings, young and sound, with trial 3 Light Harness Horses
Sale at 11 o'clock. J. MUNDHLL, Auctioneer.
1895 Timaru Herald, 25 April 1895: J
Benbow Vestry St Saviours Church Temuka
1897 - Geraldine electoral roll;
Living with wife Alice at Waitohi, farmer, residential
1911 - Electorate: Ashburton Number:
388 Surname: Benbow Given Name: James
Residence: Waitohi Occupation:
Ashburton Guardian, 29 April 1911:
Land Sales. Messrs Guinness and LeCren, Ltd., Timaru, reportof properties
sales during the past month:— Mr James Benbow, his "Ladymoor" farm
at Temuka, containing 418 acres 3 roods and 33 perches, with fine
homestead and buildings, to Mr David J. Young.
1911 - Electorate: Bruce supp Number:
6282 Surname: Benbow Given Name: James; Residence: Glenore; Occupation:
1917 - Bankside PRELIMINARY NOTICE.
CLEARING SALE AT BANKSIDE. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1917. We have received
instructions from MR JAMES BENBOW, Bankside, who has sold his farm to hold
an UNRESERVED CLEARING SALE, on the above date of all his LIVE AND DEAD
STOCK. Full particulars of which will be advertised later. N.Z. FARMERS'
CO.-OP, ASSN., Auctioneers.
1925 - The “Timaru Herald” 14th
December 1925: Early South Canterbury Families
1942 -Christchurch Press:
Monday 5 Jan 1942: Deaths - BENBOW: Jan 3rd
Ashburton, James, husband of late Alice Harriett of
Rakaia, age 83
Their 8 Children: John (Jack) Whitton Benbow; Ruth Mary Benbow; Emily
Maud Benbow; Percy James Benbow; Eva Frances Benbow; Ida Alice Benbow;
Albert (Bert) Edward Benbow; George William Benbow