Children of WILLIAM BENBOW and MARY POSTON

Benbow Grave, Temuka Cemetery William BENBOW (Chr. 14 Nov 1826 Burford, Shropshire; D. July 22, 1909 Waitohi) was the eldest son of James and Sarah nee Porter. He became gardener and gatekeeper at Ludlow Castle, South Shropshire where he met, eloped to Weston, Burford and married Nov 20, 1848 Mary PASTON (b.June 1827 Stanton Lacy; d. May 16, 1899 at Waitohi) They sailed on the "Huntress" from Plymouth with their family Ann, James, Sarah, Elizabeth and baby William who died during the journey. Because of severe gales, the Captain was unable to land passengers destined for Timaru and went on to Lyttelton. Passengers completed their journey by steamboat and were landed by surfboat. The Benbows went by bullock wagon, a journey of 1 1/2 days to stay overnight at the Arowhenua Inn and then on to Temuka where William obtained work with the Hayhursts as their gardener and Mary was housekeeper. The children attended school at Georgetown.
William Benbow bought 20 acres in Waitohi in the Kakahu area and built a sod cottage. William, Mary and Lucy were added to the family. Later a large stone house was built "Ladymoore", and the children walked the six miles over bullock tracks to Temuka for schooling. More land was added to this holding. William and Mary died at Waitohi and are buried at Temuka.
Their children:

1. ANN BENBOW was born February 05, 1849 in Nash, Salop County; died June 29, 1930 New Plymouth. She married WILLIAM HARRISON GUILFORD August 23, 1866 at "Ladymoor" Waitohi, Temuka, son of JOHN GUILFORD and ANN PLANK. William was born October 22, 1838 in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, and emigrated from Wiltshire on the "Castle Eden"1850. William died October 30, 1906 in Tarata, Taranaki. Family:

Standing: William and Ann Guilford with her parents William and Mary Benbow (seated) and their Guilford children; 1880c

2. JOHN BENBOW born 1851, March Quarter, Tenbury Salop; d. 1862, March Quarter, Tenbury

3. JAMES (JIM) BENBOW b. November 29, 1854, "Weston" Burford, Shropshire; d. 1946, Rakaia. He married ALICE HARRIET BISHOP in 1882, daughter of CHARLES BISHOP and MARY WADSWORTH. She was born September 08, 1864, baptised August 06, 1865 at St Luke, Christchurch and died 1938 at Rakaia, Canterbury. Their children were:

i. JOHN (JACK) WHITTON BENBOW b. August 02, 1880; d. May 03, 1956; m. LIZZIE TURNBULL 1928.
ii. EMILY MAUD BENBOW b. September 28, 1887; d. June 14, 1967; m. ARTHUR ACKROYD 1907; b. 1880; d. 1930. Dairy Farmer. They had 12 children.
iii. PERCY JAMES BENBOW b. September 29, 1889; d. October 12, 1917, WW1 - Battle of Passchendale , Belgium.
iv. RUTH MARY BENBOW b. June 20, 1890, Temuka; m. ARCHIBALD LEACH April 25, 1911, Temuka; b. August 27, 1881, Temuka. Occpation gold miner of Waihi. They had 5 children
v. EVA FRANCES BENBOW b. 1891; d. December 20, 1976; m. ARTHUR SHELLOCK Abt. 1918; d. 1940. Occupation: Farmer, mid Canterbury. They had 3 children.
vi. IDA ALICE BENBOW b. February 07, 1895, Temuka; m. SAMUEL MITCHELL 1924; d. 1954.
vii. GEORGE WILLIAM BENBOW b. March 08, 1900, Temuka; d. July 13, 1966; m. THELMA MORGAN, 1925. Occupation: NZ Railways. They had 2 children.
viii. ALBERT (BERT) EDWARD BENBOW b. January 02, 1907, Temuka; d. January 18, 1982, Rakaia area; m. (1) , 1935; m. (2) MARJORIE CARR 1938.They had 4 children.
Four generations: Ann Guilford (nee Benbow); Frank Guilford with son Henry; William Benbow seated right 4. SARAH BENBOW was born 1855 in Weston, Burford, Shropshire, and died August 03, 1940 in Waimate, Sth Canterbury. She married THOMAS MATTINGLEY December 25, 1877 in St Mary's Church, North St, Timaru. He was born 1845 in Berkshire, and died September 04, 1926 in Timaru. Their children were
i. JAMES MATTINGLEY b. 1879, Dunedin; d. 1879, Died at birth. iii. EDAH TERESA MATTINGLEY b. February 14, 1880, Temuka; d. 1922, Otira; m. HENRY (HARRY) WILLIAM BRYAN 1904; b. August 15, 1869, Temuka. They had 8 children.
iv. AMY BENBOW MATTINGLEY b. April 05, 1883, Temuka; d. August 03, 1970, Reefton; m. CHARLES BARNEY August 08, 1906, Temuka; b. 1881, Rangitata; d. May 19, 1956, Waimate. Occupation: Farmer. They had 7 children.
v. THOMAS HENRY MATTINGLEY b. March 15, 1884; d. September 25, 1964; m. ELSIE LOUISE HARRIS September 13, 1918, England. Occupation: Soldier. They had 2 children.
vi. OLIVE MATTINGLEY b. Abt. 1886; d. Abt. 1889.
vii. ERNEST CECIL MATTINGLEY b. December 04, 1890; d. January 05, 1970; m. LILLIAN CLARA SHILLING July 15, 1915, Timaru. They had 4 children.
viii. CHRISTOPHER MATTINGLEY b. Abt. 1894. thought went W W 1
ix. RAYBERT ARTHUR KENNETH MATTINGLEY b. March 19, 1899; d. July 22, 1983; m. BERTHA ROBBINS 1926; d. May 29, 1972 Occupation: cabinet maker. They had 3 children.
5. ELIZABETH (LIZZIE) BENBOW b. 1858, Burford, Shropshire; d. April 09, 1931. She married BENJAMIN TRUMPER 1879. He was born March 1853 in Ludlow, Shropshire, and died November 15, 1931. Their children were
i. LOUISA TRUMPER d. 1931; m. SAMUEL CALLARD
ii. ELENOR(ELLIE) TRUMPER b. 1880, Geraldine.
iii. SAMUEL WILLIAM TRUMPER b. 1880, Geraldine; d. June 24, 1960; m. BERTHA DAVEY June 03, 1912, Temuka; b. July 19, 1888, Temuka; d. August 16, 1956. They had 6 children.
iv. VIOLET TRUMPER b. 1884; m. SAMUEL JACOB KING 1910. They had a son.
v. BENJAMIN TRUMPER b. 1886; d. 1889. vi. MARY ELIZABETH TRUMPER b. August 25, 1891; d. March 28, 1971; m. ANDREW ARMIT 1913, Ohape, Milford, Temuka; b. Falside Carbee, Scotland.
vii. JAMES CHARLES TRUMPER b. 1892.
viii. BENJAMIN TRUMPER b. 1893; d. August 27, 1957; m. ANNE FRANCES HARRIS; b. Abt. 1895; d. June 13, 1973
ix. HENRY RICHARD TRUMPER b. 1892; d. 1895.
x. LESLIE HENRY TRUMPER b. 1895; d. September 09, 1952; m. HAZEL DOHERTY.They had a daughter.
xi. ADELAIDE GALLETA TRUMPER b. June 26, 1896; d. Abt. 1970; m. CHRISTOPHER MCCLELLAND xii. LUCY VICTORIA TRUMPER b. 1897; d. 1964; m. HENRY DONNITHORNE. They had 2 daughters.
xiii. HILDA MARIA TRUMPER b. 1899; d. 1900.
6. WILLIAM BENBOW b. Abt. 1862; d. 1863, Ship "Huntress".

7. WILLIAM CHARLES BENBOW b. February 12, 1864, Georgetown, Temuka; d. August 13, 1921, Timaru Hospital.He married EDITH STRINGER 1886, daughter of EDWIN STRINGER and ANN MOXIUS. She was born January 1867 in Milton, Oxfordshire, and died 1921 in Temuka. Occupation:Threshing and sawmilling business. Their children were

i. WILLIAM CHARLES BENBOW b. 1887; d. 1887, Geraldine.
ii. WILLIAM JONATHON JOSHUA BENBOW b. April 27, 1888, Geraldine; d. August 05, 1936, Timaru; m.ALICE MARIA LOOKER 1911; d. March 20, 1970. They had 2 children.
iii. REGINALD WHITCLIFFE BENBOW b. March 02, 1890, Geraldine; d. July 08, 1970; m. (1) LILLIAN (MIFF) MCCARTIE d. July 14, 1970; m. (2) AGNES CAIN 1914; d. September 12, 1946, Temuka. Occupation: New Zealand Railways, Farmer. They had 2 children.
iv. LESLIE HERBERT* BENBOW b. November 23, 1892, Geraldine; m. CATHERINE BERTHA WALSH 1917, Temuka; b. Epson, Surrey, England.They had 2 children.
v. ALICE VICTORIA BENBOW (ADOPTED) b. July 11, 1900, Geraldine; d. December 18, 1988, Porirua, Wellington; m. LAWENCE HARTLEY HOPKINSON June 26, 1925, Temuka; d. December 31, 1980. They had 2 children.
8. MARY CAROLINE BENBOW, b. March 1866, "Ladymoor" Waitohi; d. August 16, 1912, Temuka. She married WILLIAM (BILL) CROSS August 08, 1889 in Benbow Residence, Waitohi, Temuka, son of JOHN CROSS and SARAH SETTER. He was born May 26, 1862 in Combeinteignhead, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, and died January 20, 1946 in Princess St. Temuka. Occupation: Ag lab; Nursery, Cart operator. Their children were
i. MABEL BEATRICE CROSS b. November 24, 1889, Temuka; d. July 20, 1976, Christchurch; m. WILLIAM CHARLES GOOD 1912. Occupation: NZ Railways. They had 6 children.
ii. BERTHA LUCY CROSS b. January 02, 1892, Temuka; d. June 10, 1986, Christchurch; m. WILLIAM RICHARD (DICK) BUTLAND March 13, 1913, Primitive Methodist Church, Temuka; b. January 17, 1889, Albury; d. August 04, 1980, Christchurch. Occupation: Painter and paper hanger, Temuka. They had 5 children.
iii. ELLA MARY CROSS b. August 05, 1893, Temuka; d. August 15, 1983, Memorial Park Cemetery, Linwood, Christchurch; m. ROBERT HILL 1914, Temuka; b. September 26, Dunedin; d. Christchurch. Occupation: Cycle shop, Dunedin. They had 2 children.
iv. WALTER ERIC WILLIAM CROSS b. November 19, 1900, Temuka; d. February 21, 1990, Napier; m. ELIZABETH (BONNIE) VERONICA (BRIERLEY) DALEY, September 06, 1924, St Matthews Church, Auckland; b. June 06, 1905; d. 1993. Occupation: Stationmaster for NZ Railways. They had 4 children.
v. STANLEY BENBOW CROSS b. January 29, 1904, Temuka; d. May 07, 1982, Temuka; m. (1) EDNA JANE AGNES STEVENS 1933, Temuka, Benbow Residence; b. March 1907, Gore; d. May 03, 1961, Temuka; m. (2) EMILY EDNA BROWN (NEE NECKLEN) 1963; b. November 26, 1912, Geraldine; d. January 21, 1988, Temuka. Occupation: Beekeeper, Cass St, Temuka. They had 2 sons.
vi. VERA MURIEL CROSS b. October 16, 1908 Temuka; d September 26 1983 Lower Hutt; m. LESTER ROBINSON 1932. They had 3 children.
12. LUCY HARRIET BENBOW was born May 01, 1868 in "Ladymoor" Waitohi, and died January 25, 1955 in Auckland. She married DANIEL MCINNES 1891 in Temuka, son of JOHN MCINNES and MARY MCCALLUM. He was born September 25, 1866 in Rothesay, Bute, and died July 18, 1932 in Temuka. Occupation, builder, Counciller and Mayor Temuka. Their children were
i. FLORA (TOTTY) BENBOW MCINNES b. June 11, 1892, Temuka; d. April 22, 1961, Temuka; m. SAMUEL SHEPHERD b. 1890; d. February 02, 1968. Occupation: Baker of bread, Temuka.They had 1 son
ii. JOHN ARCHIBALD MCINNES b. February 10, 1896; d. February 10, 1980, Levin; m. ETHEL SHARPE Occupation car business
iii. VICTOR BENBOW MCINNES b. February 26, 1902; d. June 01, 1959, Sydney, Australia; m. ETHEL GLADYS DAVIE b. December 17, 1898, Timaru; d. May 10, 1980, Sydney. iv. WILBUR MALCOLM MCINNES,/b>, b. July 03, 1911, Temuka; d. October 07, 1959, Auckland; m. MARION PEARL* ROBINSON b. May 31, 1909, Temuka; d. October 18, 1978, Auckland. Occupation: Worked in Government Stores. They had 6 children

William and Mary Benbow: Golden Wedding celebrations at Ladymoore, 1898
Golden Wedding Celebrations - Mary and William Benbow with their family.
"Ladymoore" November, 1898


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