| 1847 - 1929|
||28 Feb 1847
||Milton, Gravesend, Kent 
|Also Known As
||Marion Elisha Benson |
||11 Oct 1929
||12 The Crescent, Barnes, Mortlake, Richmond, Surrey 
||2 Nov 1929
||£1223 17s probate granted to Alick Cole Benson lieutenant colonel
||The Bird Tree
||10 May 2013 |
||James Johnson, b. 26 Mar 1811, St Margarets, Westminster , d. Bef 1881 |
||Charlotte Sherer Bridges, b. 6 Jan 1822, Hambledon, Hampshire , d. 6 Jan 1900, 49 Kensington Hall Gardens, Fulham |
||16 Jun 1841
||St Lukes, Chelsea
||William Cole Benson, b. 3 Aug 1850, Islington East, Middx , d. 3 Mar 1898, Camperdown, Natal, South Africa |
||9 Apr 1874
||Saint Matthew, Redhill, Surrey 
| ||1. Girl Benson, b. 27 Sep 1878, Farningham, Kent , d. 27 Sep 1878, Farningham, Kent |
| ||2. Alick Cole Benson, b. 12 Dec 1879, Farningham, Kent , d. 3 Apr 1931, Worplesdon Golf Course, Woking, Surrey |
| ||3. Marion Benson, b. 21 Mar 1881, Farningham, Kent , d. 25 Mar 1881, Farningham, Kent |
| ||4. Hugh Benson, b. 28 Jul 1882, Farningham, Kent , d. 12 Jul 1944, Stalag 4B - captured at Tobruk (21 June 1942 35, 000 surrendered to Rommel) |
| ||5. Marjorie Benson, b. 14 Apr 1884, St George's Terrace, Kensington, Middlesex , d. 9 Oct 1961, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle |
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||BENSON LINE – setting the scene|
The Benson branch of my tree starts around 1750 in Passenham, Northamptonshire with the birth of Thomas Benson. In 1771 he probably married Mary Littleford before going on to have six children.
||Hugh 'Pop' Benson (1882 - 1944)|
Corporal Hugh 'Pop' Benson OBE, Major, MC .... or perhaps not ? After fighting in three wars, he died aged 62 in a POW camp, given military honours by friend and foe alike. He was "generous to a fault, kindly, and often took guard duties and unpleasant chores away from younger chaps in the Regiment." A fascinating story.
||James Johnson (1811 - before 1881)|
The story of a surgeon, an eccentric and a publisher of a treatise on poisons and antidotes with a connection to cattle thieves !
||The Mount, Sparepenny Lane, Farningham, Dartford DA4 0JH
Sparepenny Lane got its name in the 18th century when you could spare a penny by using the lane instead of the toll road at the other end of the village. The Mount is one of three large manor houses in the village.