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benson 1881
« on: Thursday 14 February 08 02:47 GMT (UK) »
Hello everyone.

I am seeking information about a Joseph Benson, in particular where he was born.
I thought the 1881 census might help.
When married in Glasgow in 1882, he was listed as being 26, occupation sawyer.




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Re: benson 1881
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 14 February 08 11:56 GMT (UK) »
There doesn't appear to be a Joseph Benson in 1881 census of that age, nearest I saw was a Joseph Bennison,  age 28, born Ireland, general lab.
living in Govan.  Nor can I see a Joseph that fits in 1891 census.
What was his wife's name?
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Re: benson 1881
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 14 February 08 12:01 GMT (UK) »
Marriage record

1882 BENSON JOSEPH married MAXWELL MARGARET CATHCART /LANARK/RENFREW

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Re: benson 1881
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 February 08 04:07 GMT (UK) »
correct
Margaret was born in 1857, in Glasgow.

Capricorn,
By 1891 Joseph & Margaret & young family were in Brisbane (Australia).




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Re: benson 1881
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 February 08 09:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi Brolga

A few more questions to see whether we can find Scottish origins for Joseph  ;)  From his 1882 marriage cert:

- what were the names of his parents
- did they show as alive or deceased
- what was the occupation of his father
- the names of the witnesses

Regards.

Monica  :)
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Re: benson 1881
« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 April 08 04:13 BST (UK) »
Sorry everyone for the delay.
I have just obtained a copy of the certificate from my sister who has the original.

Joseph Benson's parents George & Mary (née hair).
Mary shown as deceased; George listed as farmer.
He lived at time of marriage (2 Jan 1882) at 33 Crawford St Glasgow.
Witnesses were John Maxwell & Esther Maxwell, presumably elder brother & either Mother or younger sister of Margaret.


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Re: benson 1881
« Reply #6 on: Monday 07 April 08 07:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Brolga

That does appear to be Joseph listed under Bennison, the address is the same as the one on his marriage cert.
Following taken from disc.

   Address   33 Crawford Street
   Census Place:   Govan, Lanark, Scotland


Richard JONES age 65 born Ireland,          
Allis JONES age 64 (wife) born Ireland      
Robert JONES age 25, son, born Ireland   
Joseph BENNISON   age 28, boarder, born Ireland, general labourer   
David TELFORD age 22, boarder   
Thos. COX age 21 boarder,


Ancestry has him age 23
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Re: benson 1881
« Reply #7 on: Monday 07 April 08 07:19 BST (UK) »
thank you

Looks like he was Irish, not English.