Author Topic: Intention to Marry - late March 1870 Catherine Benson to William Morement - NZ  (Read 3220 times)

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Hi hurworth

Have sent you a PM ... and will add further info for MOREMENT / BENSON to this thread shortly.

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Hi hurworth

Intention to Marry Notice - Quarter ending 31 March 1870 - Auckland District

Notice dated :  31 March 1870
William MOREMENT - bachelor - aged 35 years - occupation: Clerk - residing at Freeman's Bay (length of residency = 15 months), intends to marry

Catherine BENSON - spinster - aged 23 years - residing at Hepburn Street, Auckland (length of residency = 6 months)

at the Office of the Registrar of Marriages, Auckland.
Date of Certificate :    31 March 1870  (# 0264)
Clergy or Registrar :   John Miller MAYLAND, Registrar.
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Re: Intention to Marry - late March 1870 Catherine Benson to William Morement - NZ
« Reply #38 on: Saturday 07 May 16 02:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks Lu - that's great.

For some reason I hadn't noticed your message come in.   I hope you have shaken off your cold and are feeling better.

Clearly she is not the wrong age to be the Catherine Thomson from Liberton,Scotland / Pine Hill, Dunedin, New Zealand, so the informant at her death was mistaken, but it also makes her the right age to be the Australian-born daughter of John Benson and Catherine Ryan.

I really appreciate your help.

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Following on from my post # 22 (on page 3) - re: the Will of Catherine MOREMENT - died 11 September 1925 at Auckland :

[My previous post contained info relating to some of the beneficiaries named in the Will - five of Catherine's nieces (the daughters of a George BENSON). ]

The remaining beneficiaries were >

*  Emma CONNOLLY (niece)
*  Elizabeth HAYES (niece)
*  William HURST (nephew)

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These were all children born in Victoria, Australia, between 1870-75 to Elizabeth and William HIRST.

AUS Marriage -- William HIRST - Elizabeth BENSON - 1867 - Reg: VIC
[Death :   Elizabeth HIRST - 86 yrs - at Melbourne VIC -- F: Jno (John) BENSON  -  M:  Cath. RYAN]

* Emma HIRST (b. 1870) m. Michael CONNOLLY - 1903 - VIC
Emma CONNOLLY d. Carlton VIC 1941 - F: Wm HIRST - M: Eizabeth BENSON

* Elizabeth Ann HIRST (b. 1875) - m. Frederick HAYES- 1894 - VIC
Elizabeth Ann HAYES d. Prahran, VIC - 1939 - F: Wm HURST [sic]  - M:  Elizabeth Vincent [sic]

* William Henry HIRST (b. 1873) - died 1948 - Fitzroy VIC
F:  Wm HIRST   M:  Elizabeth BENSON
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Thank you very much Lu for working out who the other nieces and nephews are.

Between:
- her burial record saying she is Australian
- all the beneficiaries of her will being grandchildren of John Benson and Catherine Ryan
- John Benson and Catherine Ryan having a daughter called Catherine who is the same age as the woman who married William Morement (based on the intention to marry record)
 it seems very unlikely that Mrs Morement is the daughter of George Thomson and Helen Leadbetter.

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Re: Intention to Marry - late March 1870 Catherine Benson to William Morement - NZ
« Reply #41 on: Wednesday 04 April 18 10:46 BST (UK) »

**  Does the death notice for George THOMSON, suggest that Catherine is already deceased in 1897 ?
(Her brother James Alexander THOMSON had died in 1889).

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz
"Evening Star" (Dunedin) - 13 February 1897 - page 2

THOMSON - George ... February 12th at his residence, Pine Hill ... beloved husband of Helen THOMSON and father of
Mrs DICK  [this is Margaret formerly Mrs. BOYER]

Mrs J. S. CAPSTICK [Jessie]

Mrs DICKIE  [Jeanie / Jeannie]

and Mrs SNOW *
   
[* Should read as "SNOWDON" :  Ellen THOMSON m. (1) Aaron Robert BLOMFELT
                              (2) m. 1891 - George Frederick SNOWDON.]

 ???

   ~  Lu

Just to add some further information to this completed request, the NZ Cemeteries record for George's burial at Northern Cemetery has further details which match the details that would be on a death certificate.  It states he has five female children alive at the time of his death.  Their ages are 52, 47 (Catherine), 45, 41 and 38.  So, although Catherine isn't mentioned in her father's death notice, it appears she is included on the death certificate.