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Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« on: Saturday 27 January 18 00:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
Wondering if anyone could assist me please.  Our family James & Isabella Benson arrived at Cooktown 3.10.1883 with their children on board the " S.S. Warrego", and subsequently disembarked at Brisbane.   James & Isabella Benson sailed from Glasgow, James b. 15.11.1826 Glencourse, Edinburgh, Scotland Isabella b.15.12.1837 Echo Bank, Liberton, Edinburgh.
Enquiring as to how they then got to Sydney, looking for any shipping records, and also a son John Thomson Benson b. 6.10.1862 Glencourse, Edinburgh Scotland. was never found after arriving in Brisbane.    We do not know if he continued on with the family to Sydney, as he has not been found in census, or Sands Directory records after arriving in Australia.
Would appreciate any assistance.
Regards
Jan
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 27 January 18 03:19 GMT (UK) »

I doubt that you will find passenger lists for coastal shipping.

When do you see this family in NSW........earliest evidence?

Death certificates for James BENSON and Isabella BENSON......how are their children listed?


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Re: Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 27 January 18 03:32 GMT (UK) »
Benson family per Warrego arrived Brisbane 23 Oct 1883 assisted immigrants
Jas 46
Isabella 45
John 20
James 19
Wm 18
Eliza 13
Agnes 11
Rbt 6
Davida 4

http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Image/DigitalImageDisplay.aspx?ImageId=39570#page=10&view=Fit&ispdf=true

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Re: Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 27 January 18 03:34 GMT (UK) »
Passenger list 5.9.1883, SS Warrego, goes Benson James 46, Isabella 45, James 11, Robert 6, Davida 4, John 20, James 19, William 18 and Elizabeth 13.  Passengers disembarked at Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Brisbane with no dates disembarkations.   They were listed as "free"

Family were living at 80 Crown Road, Pyrmont Sydney in 1891 (changed to Bulwara Road) - James Benson in Sands Directory.   He died 1st April, 1892.   Isabella died 26.9.1892.

Listed on death certificate for James death, living were Isabella 30 years, James 27 yrs, William 24 yrs, Elizabeth 22 yrs, Agnes 20 yrs, Robert 15 yrs, Devina 13 -    3 males and 1 female deceased.
The female died in Scotland, 1 male child died in Scotland, 2 others unaccounted for would be John Thomson Benson and an older brother Francis, who most likely died in Scotland
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 27 January 18 03:37 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Matthew, so John Thomson arrived in Brisbane, and that is where it ends.
Sometime between 1883 and 1891, the family moved to Sydney.
Jan
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 27 January 18 04:57 GMT (UK) »

The death certificate for James BENSON, 1891, would ask for years in the colony........how is that information given.

Who is the informant, where is James buried. Who is daughter Isabella, 30 years, at 1892.

Is she in Australia?.

On death certificate for Isabella, d. Sep 1892........do the details for issue match with that of James, died April 1892?

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Re: Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 27 January 18 06:18 GMT (UK) »
Okay, sorry yes they had been in NSW for 9 years,so they must have come to Sydney straight away, and his wife Isabella was his informant, buried at Presbyterian Cemetery, Rookwood, Isabella at 30 years is married to Sass living in Australia still.  Isabella's certificate 10 years in NSW, bit out, and it shows 2 males deceased only.    Possibly it was not known whether John Benson was alive or not by this time.  Informant was the son James Benson.   
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 27 January 18 06:38 GMT (UK) »
NSW marriage reg. 1299/1888 John H Sass to Isabella Benson Sydney
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Re: Benson family arriving from Scotland to Australia 1883
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 27 January 18 06:40 GMT (UK) »
Yes, thank you Matthew, have that information.
Jan
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir