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James Douglas & Doreen Judith Benbow

JAMES DOUGLAS* BENBOW was b: 12 Feb 1934 in Christchurch to parents George William and Thelma Benbow, and his death in Marlborough on 5th Feb 1994 was due to a heart attack and Legionnaires disease he was bur: Fairhall Cemetery, Central Marlborough.

Douglas mar: 12 Mar 1959 Doreen Judith (Judy) Morgan in the Presbyterian Church, at Kaikoura where she was born. Douglas farmed in the Grey Valley on the West Coast, Lake Brunner, Kikurangi and then moved to Marlborough

Time Line:

1956 - Marlborough Electorate; living at 9 Ludstone Rd, Kaikoura; shepherd with parents

1966 - Marlborough Electorate; living at Woodside, Wharanui; farmhand with wife Doreen

1975 - West coast electorate; living at Bell Hill FS Moana; shepherd with wife Doreen

1984 - Marlborough electorate; Kekerengu Valley Rd, Kekerengu with wife Doreen; shepherd

1990 - Marlborough electorate; Kekerengu Valley, Kekerengu with wife Doreen; farmer

Children of James and Judy) Benbow are:

i. JAMES LESLIE BENBOW, b. Kaikoura was in 1984 and Airman at Hobsonville; and in 2000 was at Blenheim; Aircraft engineer with mother Doreen. In 2008 he applied to construct a dam in the Omaka Valley for irrigation and frost protection for a 7.5 hectare vineyard.

ii. KATHRYN FRANCES BENBOW (b. 09 Oct 1961, Blenheim; d: 24 Oct 2014 at Christchurch, her bur: Blenheim) mar. 15 Aug 1986 to RUSSELL DOUGLAS MILLER at Christchurch. They farmed at Havelock, Marlborough and have two children Stacey Barbara and Scott Douglas Miller.

iii. CRAIG WILLIAM BENBOW, b. Kaikoura; mar. at Rangiora to PAMELA MARGUERIT DECHANT (b: Canada)

Craig worked at Burnt Hill at Oxford and in 1992 gained Bachelor in Agricultural Science and Pamela, a Bachelor of Commerce and Management. They lived at Southbridge, Dunsandel, Killinshey where Craig was research asst and in 2005, he and Pamela lived at Aylesbury running their Agricultural Cuntracting business. Their children are William Douglas, George Lawrence and Piper Judith Lynn Benbow

iv. SUSAN ELIZABETH BENBOW, b. at Greymouth, a registered nurse lived at Plimmerton.

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