Sunday, 30 March 2014

C.Green nee Heath



Bury and Norwich Post 21 December 1836




Catharine Johnson Heath Birth: 02 JUL 1793 Hemblington, Norfolk, England and baptised privately same day parents: William Heath and Ann (nee Johnson)
Received into the church (Hemblington) May 27th 1795
15 January 1828 Marriage by licence: St Benedicts Horning, Norfolk James Green of Gorlstone = Catharine Heath of Horning witnesses included: Thomas Heath, Sarah Vlieland, Harriott Heath Clayton, Susan Heath, Maria Heath (Norfolk Bishops Transcripts - Family Search)
Wed 21/12/1836 Bury and Norwich Post = Death:On Thursday last ... Same day, at Southtown, in her 42d year, Catherine, the beloved wife of Mr. James Green, and daughter of Capt. Wm. Heath, late of Hemblington, in this county.


More about her

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Naval honours in Noordwijk


More about the Cressy  or his crewmember Frank Vlieland Parker 








From the Dutch newspaper 05-10-1914
17 bodies of British mariners washed up  in Noordwijk and Katwijk Some items with H.M.S.Cressy on them as well

translation of the clipping 

As we learn from  Katwijk there are 5 bodies washed ashore and in Noordwijk 17 bodies of English sailors of the ships Aboukir , Hogue and Cressy.
They are already photographed and will be buried tomorrow in a communal grave near Zandvoort.
This morning in Hoek Of Holland two bodies surfaced from those sunken cruisers.
In ter Heide on Sunday one body
At the beach of Loosduinen there was one body of an English sailor of the torpedoed ships .
The man was tied to a latge leather tube a so called cartridgecarrier.
On Mondaymorning he will be buried with all honours at the local cemetery .
Also drifted to the shore 15 oars,diningtables from the sailorsdepartment,a door on which `` cart house `` 
On some of the items is H.M.S.Cressy on others Hogue
Also there is a little box which according to the inscription is used for wireless telegraphy and a narrow long  box made of teak for binoculars for measuring distances.
In a Dutchblog we find more about the Cressy 

More newspaperclippings .






In Hoek of Holland  the hull of the Cressy is towed in .









Noordwijk cemetery

Historical Information

The Commonwealth plot in Noordwijk General Cemetery contains 81 burials of the First World War, including 54 unidentified naval ratings. Of the 52 Second World War burials, 19 are unidentified. The plot also contains 2 Polish Airmen's graves, 1 is unidentified.






Wednesday, 26 March 2014

relict of the late G.N.Vlieland


The Benzie family tree



1 John Benzie b: Abt. 1765 in Scotland d: 19 November 1852 in Maidstone, Kent

.. +Frances Ashdown or Parks m: 6 August 1797 in St Marleybone MDX d: Bef. 1851

....... 2 Sarah Benzie b: 9 November 1798 in Maidstone, Kent

....... 2 James Benzie b: 13 March 1800 in Maidstone, Kent

....... 2 Rebecca Benzie b: 26 February 1802 in Maidstone, Kent d: Aft. 1836

........... +John Richard Hobart m: 1837

....... 2 James Benzie b: 23 September 1803 in Maidstone, Kent d: 1 June 1866 in Cranbrook

........... +Sarah Muddle b: 21 July 1805 in Cranbrook, Kent m: 24 September 1833 in Kent d: 13 January 1871 in Elham, Kent

................. 3 Eliza Jane Benzie b: 13 September 1835 in Tenterden, Kent d: Aft. 1865

..................... +Walter Saxby m: September 1859 in Cranbrook, Kent

................. 3 Amelia Benzie b: 21 May 1837 in Tenterden, Kent d: December 1886 in Elham, Kent

..................... +Richard Abery b: Abt. 1839 in Goring, Orford d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 John Benzie Abery b: 28 February 1866 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1909

............................... +Minnie Pearson Allan b: 9 April 1867 in Ramsgate, Kent d: Aft. 1891

..................................... 5 Gordon Richard Abery b: 30 April 1891 in Chatham, Kent

..................................... 5 Ivy Mary Abery b: 22 October 1903 in Chatham, Kent

........................... 4 Mary Abery b: 25 May 1869 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 Frederick Charles Abery b: 30 June 1875 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 Beatrice Ethel Abery b: 26 June 1880 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1881

........................... 4 Florence Abery b: December 1872 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 Percy Benzie Abery b: December 1876 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 Ernest Abery b: March 1874 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1881

........................... 4 William Abery b: December 1871 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1881

........................... 4 James Abery b: December 1870 in Sandgate, Kent

........................... 4 Louisa Mary Abery b: March 1865 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 Richard Abery b: March 1867 in Sandgate, Kent d: Aft. 1881

................. 3 Mary Ann Benzie b: 27 June 1838 in Tenterden, Kent d: Aft. 1881

..................... +Henry James Hills b: Abt. 1842 in Leighton, Essex m: 8 October 1871 in St Michael's, Pirbright, Surry d: Aft. 1881

................. 3 James Emsley Benzie b: 6 October 1839 in Tenterden, Kent d: 12 March 1840 in Cranbrook, Kent

....... 2 Robert Hammond (i) Benzie b: 6 April 1805 in Maidstone, Kent d: 15 December 1858 in Maidstone, Kent

........... +Jane Giles b: Abt. 1805 m: 25 July 1830 in East Malling, Kent d: 26 September 1849 in Maidstone, Kent

................. 3 Robert Benzie b: 30 November 1831 in All Saints, Maidestone, Kent d: 8 June 1906 in Maidstone, Kent

..................... +Emily Day b: Abt. 1846 in Maidstone, Kent m: June 1865 in Maidstone, Kent d: 23 June 1932 in Maidstone, Kent

................. 3 John William Benzie b: 11 October 1833 in All Saints, Maidstone, Kent d: Aft. 1841

................. 3 Simpson Benzie b: 1 May 1834 in All Saints, Maidstone, Kent d: 10 November 1915 in IOW

..................... +Marianne Sexby/Sarxley b: Abt. 1840 in Leeds, Kent m: June 1862 in Elham, Kent d: Bet. 1904 - 1908 in IOW

........................... 4 Mariane/Marianne Benzie b: June 1863 in Cowes, IOW d: 13 March 1947 in IOW

........................... 4 Florence Benzie b: December 1864 in Cowes, IOW d: Aft. 1909

............................... +Arthur Ernest Wadham d: Aft. 1909

........................... 4 Jessie Benzie b: March 1867 in Cowes, IOW d: Aft. 1909

............................... +William George Mulford m: December 1900 in IOW d: Aft. 1909

........................... 4 Simpson Robert Benzie b: March 1869 in Cowes, IOW d: March 1870 in Cowes, IOW

........................... 4 Robert (Herbert) Simpson Benzie b: March 1872 in Cowes, IOW d: 7 February 1952 in IOW

...................... + Amy L Hewett b: Abt 1876 Married: December 1895 in IOW

..................................... 5 Bruce Allan Benzie b: 5 October 1896 in IOW d: 3 February 1975 in Cowes, IOW

.........................................+Margaret L Warne b: Abt 1896

..................................... 5 Mariel/Murial Amy Benzie b: December 1898 in IOW d: Aft. 1919

..........................................+Cecil N Wylam b: 1899

..................................... 5 Barbara Olive Benzie b: March 1900 in IOW d: Aft. 1919

........................................Godfrey Burton b: Abt 1888

..................................... 5 Herbert Maxwell Benzie b: September 1904 in IOW d: June 1949 in Gosport, Ham

..................................... 5 Zoe Benzie b: September 1905 in IOW d: Aft. 1926

.........................................+Reginald Gold b: Abt 1899

............................................... 6 Jill Gold

.............................................. 6 Diana Gold

............................................. 6 Christopher Gold

............................................ 6 David Gold

..................................... 5 Bridget Joyce Benzie b: 1914

.........................................+Fred G Fowler b:Abt 1907

............................................ 6 Jennifer Fowler b: Abt 1936

........................... 4 Lillian Amy Benzie b: December 1873 in Cowes, IOW d: Aft. 1919

............................... +Henry Richard Tuffin m: March 1894 in IOW d: Aft. 1938

........................... 4 Karl Teodore Benzie b: June 1875 in Cowes, IOW d: 19 January 1938 in Brighstone, IOW

............................... +Irene Henrietta Harvey b: 1902 d: December 1963 in Wandsworth, London

..................................... 5 Richard S Benzie b: June 1931 in IOW d: March 1938 in IOW

........................... 4 Hilda Jane Benzie b: June 1877 in Cowes, IOW d: Bet. September 1880 - 1890 in IOW

................. 3 James Benzie b: 16 April 1838 in Maidstone, Kent d: 10 September 1882 in Victoria

..................... +Euphemia Telfer b: 16 March 1849 in Jedborough, Scotland m: 2 December 1868 in Melbourne, VIC

........................... 4 Fanny Euphemia Benzie b: 1870 in 1875

........................... 4 Robert Simpson Benzie b: 1871 d: 1895

........................... 4 Edith Benzie b: 1873 d: 1875

........................... 4 Charles Benzie b: 21 October 1875 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC d: 1970 in Victoria

............................... +Emily Elizabeth Batterham b: 1877 in North Melbourne, VIC m: 21 September 1904 d: 1963 in Victoria

..................................... 5 Edith Irene Benzie b: 16 July 1905

..................................... 5 Alfred Charles Benzie b: 17 February 1907 in Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC d: 1 September 1993 in Geraldton, WA

......................................... +Dorothy Ethel Falls b: 9 August 1920 in Brookton, WA m: 1 March 1952 in Wesley Central, Perth, WA

.............................................. 6 Roger Charles Benzie b: 9 February 1953 in Pingelly, WA

................................................... +Jan Patricia McCulloch b: 12 November 1961 in King Edward Hospital, Perth, WA

........................................................ 7 Tarve Charles Benzie b: 22 December 1988 in St. John of Gods Hospital, Perth, WA

........................................................ 7 Ella Charlotte Benzie b: 25 November 1991 in Ipoh, Malasia

........................................................ 7 Marley James Benzie b: 5 August 1993 in St. John of Gods Hospital, Perth, WA

.............................................. 6 Helen Joy Benzie b: 15 September 1954 in Pingelly, WA

................................................... +Brian Thomas Acland b: 10 August 1953 in Mater Hospital, Newcastle, NSW

........................................................ 7 Gemma Marnie Acland b: 7 June 1987 in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

........................................................ 7 Mitchell Aidan Acland b: 28 August 1991 in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide

.............................................. 6 Stephen John Benzie b: 17 September 1954 in Pingelly, WA

................................................... +Sandra Lyon b: 13 August 1958

........................................................ 7 Jaice Eyre Benzie b: 23 February 1986 in Own Home, Lathlain Pk, Perth

........................................................ 7 Ebony Talia Benzie b: 20 September 1988 in Own Home, Lathlain Pk, Perth

.............................................. 6 Max Edward Benzie b: 18 February 1956 in Pingelly, WA d: 7 October 1993 in Freemantle Hospital, WA

................................................... +Lara Jeanette Belsey b: 21 July 1957 m: 26 January 1988 in Claremont Gardens

........................................................ 7 Anaya Latter b: 25 May 1983 in Freemantle, WA

.............................................. 6 Emily Anne Benzie b: 9 December 1960 in Pingelly, WA

................................................... +Peter Desmond Corr b: 6 March 1956 in Kensington m: 8 October 1995 in North Cottesloe Cafe Restaurant, Perth

........................................................ 7 Thomas Patrick Corr b: 18 October 1997 in Birthing Centre, Randwick, NSW

..................................... 5 Gladys May Benzie b: 16 January 1909 in Brunswick East, Victoria d: 9 March 1992 in Warrnambool, Victoria

......................................... +Francis Leslie Togni m: 15 June 1939 in Brunswick East, Methodist Church, Victoria

.............................................. 6 Antony Togni

.............................................. 6 Hugh Togni b: 10 May 1941 in Essendon, Victoria d: 23 October 1976 in Melbourne, VIC

.............................................. 6 Francis Leslie Togni b: 11 May 1941 in Essendon, Victoria

..................................... 5 Effie Amy Benzie b: 28 January 1911 in Brunswick East, Victoria

......................................... +Leonard Oliver Hastings b: in Victoria m: 6 March 1944 in Victoria d: 22 May 1975 in Heidleberg, Victoria

.............................................. 6 Robert Oliver Hastings b: 15 May in Victoria

..................................... 5 Harry Benzie b: 6 November 1913 in Brunswick East, Victoria d: 27 October 1996 in Dunsborough WA

......................................... +Winifred Wardill b: 11 July 1916 in Sydney NSW m: 16 March 1946 in Nundah, Brisbane d: 1 May 1995 in Busselton WA

.............................................. 6 Faye Winifred Benzie b: 21 October 1947 in Pingelly WA

................................................... +Adam Adamczyk b: 10 December 1949 m: 17 October 1981 in Ferry in Perth WA

........................................................ 7 Jason Che Adamczyk b: 7 May 1982 in Singapore

........................................................ 7 Matthew Noel Adamczyk b: 5 April 1985 in Singapore

.............................................. 6 Elaine Mavis Benzie b: 18 July 1950 in Pingelly WA

................................................... +Stephen Laurence Graham b: 1 April 1950 in Perth m: 18 March 1978 in Uniting Church, Wembley WA

........................................................ 7 Rebecca Claire Graham b: 9 August 1979 in Perth WA

........................................................ 7 Kelly Melinda Graham b: 29 April 1981 in Perth WA

........................................................ 7 Benjamin Stephen Graham b: 14 June 1984 in Perth WA

.............................................. 6 Donald James Benzie b: 27 March 1953

..................................... 5 Mavis Florence Benzie b: 7 June 1920

......................................... +Les Cooper b: 29 May 1922 in Victoria m: 17 June 1945 in Brunswick East, Victoria

.............................................. 6 Lexie Cooper

.............................................. 6 James Cooper

........................... 4 Ethel May Benzie b: 1878 d: 1962 in Victoria

........................... 4 Henry Benzie b: 1880 d: 1900

........................... 4 Mabel Florence Benzie b: 1881 d: 1964

............................... +Harry Miller

..................................... 5 Alice May Euphemia Miller

..................................... 5 William Miller

..................................... 5 Mabel Miller

..................................... 5 Eileen Miller b: Abt. 1911 d: 18 March 1994

................. 3 George Benzie b: 1 May 1841 in Maidstone, Kent d: 18 February 1866 in Maidstone, Kent

..................... +Mary Ann Elizabeth Upton b: 28 August 1842 in All Saints, Maidstone, Kent m: in Maidstone, Kent

........................... 4 George William Albert Benzie b: December 1866 in Maidstone, Kent d: 16 May 1932 in Maidstone, Kent

............................... +Edythe Rebecca Hall b: Abt. 1869 m: June 1896 in Pancras district, London d: 22 July 1939 in Maidstone, Kent

....... *2nd Wife of Robert Hammond (i) Benzie:

........... +Amelia Nordarn/Norburn b: Bet. 1821 - 1823 in Maidstone, Kent m: March 1854 in Medway district, Kent d: September 1882 in Maidstone, Kent

................. 3 Charles Benzie b: June 1855 in Maidstone, Kent d: Aft. 1871

................. 3 Thomas Benzie b: 1857 in Maidstone, Kent d: June 1914 in Maidstone, Kent

................. 3 Henry Benzie b: 28 November 1858 in Maidstone, Kent d: 1939

..................... +Louise/Louisa Chambers b: Abt. 1860 m: December 1880 in Maidstone, Kent d: Aft. 1881

........................... 4 Sydney Charles Benzie b: 1882 d: Bet. 1960 - 1963

............................... +Mabel Knox b: 1888 d: 1960

..................................... 5 Athel Benzie

..................................... 5 Charles Henry Benzie b: 1912 d: 7 July 1999

......................................... +Elvina Kathleen Barker b: 1915

.............................................. 6 Dorraine Jean Benzie b: 22 November 1937

.............................................. 6 Raymond Hammond Benzie b: 16 November 1942

................................................... +Ludmilla Tichanvos b: 15 January 1943

........................................................ 7 Judith Anne Benzie b: 22 October 1964

............................................................ +Paul Sansome b: 23 October 1961

........................................................ 7 David Raymond Benzie b: 21 July 1969

............................................................ +Dianna Crnjac b: 29 August

..................................... 5 Mavis Kathleen Benzie b: Abt. 1915 d: 1980

..................................... 5 Jack Hammond Benzie d: 1993

..................................... 5 Marjorie Benzie

..................................... 5 Thelma Benzie

..................................... 5 Louie Benzie

........................... 4 William Benzie b: 19 January 1884 d: 11 January 1958

............................... +Clara Emily Crabbe b: 29 June 1899 m: 14 February 1925 d: 19 April 1988

..................................... 5 Richard Alwyn Benzie b: 27 June 1928

......................................... +Mina Adeline Tait b: 14 June 1928 m: 9 February 1952

.............................................. 6 Anne Elizabeth Benzie b: 30 September 1952

................................................... +Andrew Walker Prescott b: 16 December 1951 m: 5 January 1974 d: 21 May 1978

........................................................ 7 Stuart Walker Prescott b: 8 February 1978

.............................................. 6 David William Benzie b: 22 August 1955

................................................... +Catriona Elizabeth Roddis b: 15 November m: 4 October 1981

........................................................ 7 Kirsten Benzie b: 1 July 1984

........................................................ 7 Rebecca Benzie b: 30 July 1987

..................................... 5 Brian Samuel (Samuel Brian) Benzie b: 14 June 1930 d: 17 November 1990

......................................... +Margaret Josephine Major b: 11 April 1932 m: 27 August 1955

.............................................. 6 Peter Brian Benzie b: 17 August 1956

................................................... +Victoria Marie Fleay b: 1 June 1956 m: 24 January 1981 in Kojonup

........................................................ 7 Michael Brian Benzie b: 16 July 1983 in Perth

........................................................ 7 Amieka Marie Benzie b: 25 January 1985 in Perth

.............................................. 6 Susan Lee Benzie b: 25 March 1958

................................................... +Scott Anthony Burnett m: 13 January 1985

........................................................ 7 Holly Jane Burnett b: 17 November 1987

........................................................ 7 Dylan Anthony Burnett b: 25 July 1990

.............................................. 6 Andrew Bruce Benzie b: 18 July 1963

................................................... +Michelle Diane Muir m: 2 June 1984 in St Lawrence Church, Geraldton

........................................................ 7 Ashe Michelle Benzie b: 7 May 1987

........................................................ 7 Sam Andrew Benzie b: 26 March 1989

........................................................ 7 Jane Emily Benzie b: 7 September 1994

..................................... 5 Noel Benzie

......................................... +Winifred

.............................................. 6 Katherine Benzie

................................................... +P Lane

........................................................ 7 Fiona Lane

........................................................ 7 Andrew Lane

........................................................ 7 Jarrod Lane

.............................................. 6 Helen Benzie

................................................... +P Bevan

........................................................ 7 Michael Bevan

........................................................ 7 Jay Bevan

.............................................. 6 Noel Benzie

................................................... +Marian Armstrong

........................................................ 7 Christopher Benzie

........................................................ 7 Joanne Benzie

........................................................ 7 Daniel Paul Benzie b: 31 March 1995

.............................................. 6 Kim Benzie

........................... 4 Robert Hammond (ii) Benzie b: 27 March 1886 d: 10 July 1972

............................... +Bertha Evelyn Aberle b: 27 November 1884 d: 23 April 1964

..................................... 5 William Frank Benzie b: 27 April 1910

......................................... +Florence Nixon b: 29 November 1910 m: 21 December 1931 in Perth

.............................................. 6 Margaret Rose Benzie

................................................... +John Dodd

........................................................ 7 Philip John Dodd b: 27 May 1964

............................................................ +Carol Ann Groves m: 1987

.................................................................. 8 Matthew Philip Dodd b: 1989

.................................................................. 8 Jason William Dodd b: 1991

.............................................. 6 Ross Benzie

.............................................. 6 Gaye Benzie

.............................................. 6 Robert Hammond (iv) Benzie b: 7 June 1937

................................................... +Wendy Joan Smith b: 21 January 1944 m: 1963 in Perth

........................................................ 7 Sharon Louise Benzie b: 24 February 1970

............................................................ +Brett Schrader m: 4 October 1997 in Perth

........................................................ 7 Rebecca Jayne Benzie b: 28 February 1971

..................................... 5 Robert Hammond (iii) Benzie b: 20 March 1912

......................................... +Jean Leige French b: 1914 d: 1991

.............................................. 6 Jennifer Leige Benzie

.............................................. 6 Anne Shenton Benzie b: 6 October 1946

................................................... +Richard Eskelby

........................................................ 7 Mark Shenton Eskelby b: 1976 in Surrey, UK

........................................................ 7 Stephen Richard Eskelby b: 1979 in Surrey, UK

.............................................. 6 Jane Hammond Benzie b: 31 August 1950 in Perth, WA

................................................... +David John Williams b: 1948 in Perth, WA m: 1977 in Perth, WA

........................................................ 7 Emily Jane Shenton Williams b: 1981 in Perth, WA

........................................................ 7 Christopher David Williams b: 1984 in Perth, WA

..................................... 5 Dorothy Evelyn Benzie b: 1922

......................................... +Marshall Rutter

........................... 4 Florence Charlotte Benzie b: 11 November 1888 d: 14 August 1974

............................... +Edward John Edsall b: 12 February 1886 m: 28 August 1912 d: 24 July 1954

..................................... 5 John Sydney Edsall b: 24 January 1922

......................................... +Winifred Edith Mathews m: 6 March 1948

........................... 4 Violet Amelia Benzie b: 11 November 1888 d: 2 October 1969

............................... +William Frederick Baddams b: 31 May 1886 d: February 1958

..................................... 5 Violet Thenie Baddams b: 13 May 1917

..................................... 5 Greta Baddams b: 1 February 1919

......................................... +George Edward Mercer m: 9 March 1954

..................................... 5 Henry William Baddams b: 19 December 1924

......................................... +Jean

..................................... 5 Robert Alfred Baddams b: 25 April 1928

......................................... +Iris Olive Beachamp m: 9 May 1953

.............................................. 6 Helen Margaret Baddams b: 2 March 1954

................................................... +Steven Miles Deller d: 1995

........................................................ 7 Luke Daniel Deller b: 6 January 1978

.............................................. *2nd Husband of Helen Margaret Baddams:

................................................... +Garry John Hopkins m: October 1986

........................................................ 7 Benjamin Thomas Hopkins b: 29 April 1990

.............................................. 6 David Thomas Baddams b: 5 September 1959

................................................... +Jocelyn Anne m: 19 April 1981

........................................................ 7 Amy Louise Baddams b: 13 December 1983

........................................................ 7 Jennifer Baddams b: 21 July 1986

........................................................ 7 Robert Thomas Baddams b: 4 December 1987

.............................................. 6 Peter William Baddams b: 29 September 1957

................................................... +Sylvia Mary Atkins m: December 1980

........................................................ 7 Robyn Baddams b: 7 April 1981

........................................................ 7 Bradley Jon Baddams b: 17 March 1984

........................................................ 7 James Robert Baddams b: 1985

........................................................ 7 Kathleen Claire Baddams b: 6 September 1986

.............................................. 6 Kim Eric Baddams b: 12 May 1955

................................................... +Teresa Jordan

........................................................ 7 Sarah Baddams b: 17 November

........................................................ 7 Marc Richard Baddams b: 13 November

.............................................. *2nd Wife of Kim Eric Baddams:

................................................... +Sally Deacon m: 14 December 1985

........................................................ 7 Douglas Alexander Baddams b: 18 November 1987

........................................................ 7 Geoffrey Baddams b: 14 January 1990

.............................................. 6 Alan Andrew Baddams b: 24 May 1962

................................................... +Diane

........................... 4 Henry Walter Benzie b: 9 June 1900 d: 3 September 1989

............................... +Mary Rosetta Atkinson b: 12 September 1898 d: 21 July 1964

..................................... 5 Viola Benzie b: 20 August 1926

......................................... +Noel Gallagher m: 17 November 1951

..................................... 5 Harry Benzie b: 3 July 1928

......................................... +Viviam McArthur m: 9 November 1956

..................................... 5 John Benzie b: 2 April 1931

....... 2 Simpson Benzie b: 17 July 1807 in Maidstone, Kent d: 2 April 1887 in Tonbridge

........... +Ann/Anna Penfold b: Bet. 1815 - 1816 in Tonbridge m: 13 October 1834 in East Malling, Kent d: March 1885 in Tonbridge

................. 3 John James Benzie b: 5 April 1835 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent d: 17 November 1865 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent

..................... +Jane Frances Woolgar b: in Battle, Sussex d: 24 April 1902 in Lewis, Sussex

........................... 4 John Faulconer Benzie b: 1863 in Tonbridge, Kent d: December 1910 in Wandsworth, Surry

........................... 4 Caroline Jane Benzie b: 1861 in Tonbridge, Kent d: 3 September 1900 in Islington, London

............................... +Ralph Luxton m: September 1887 in St Saviour's, London d: Aft. 25 June 1902

..................................... 5 Douglas Ralph Luxton b: June 1890 in Pancras, London

........................... 4 Jane Caroline Benzie b: 1860 in Tonbridge, Kent d: March 1860 in Tonbridge, Kent

................. 3 Fanny Benzie b: 7 June 1837 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent

..................... +William Gosford Carruthers b: in Hoxton, Middlesex

................. 3 Simpson Benzie b: 29 March 1840 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent d: Bef. 1861

..................... +Emma Holder b: Abt. 1841 in Brighton, Sussex m: 10 April 1859 in Preston, Steyning, Sussex d: September 1924 in Brighton, Sussex

........................... 4 Emma Florence Benzie b: 3 August 1859 in Brighton, Sussex

............................... +John Braby d: Aft. 1881 in Tonbridge, Kent

..................................... 5 Alice Braby b: 1880 in Tonbridge, Kent

........................... 4 Simpson Benzie b: 1862 in London d: 1921 in Steyning, Sussex

................. 3 Robert Benzie b: 4 September 1842 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent d: 4 January 1843 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent

................. 3 George Benzie b: 13 October 1844 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent d: 5 April 1896 in Brighton, Sussex

..................... +Annie b: 1851 m: September 1871 in Hertford district, HRT d: 11 August 1930 in Southend, Essex on Sea

................. 3 James Robert Benzie b: 19 January 1848 in St Peter and St Paul, Tonbridge, Kent d: Aft. 1888

..................... +Frances Hussey b: March 1848 in Basingstoke, HAM d: 1885 in Basingstoke, HAM

........................... 4 Frances Florence Benzie b: 26 June 1872 in Basingstoke, HAM

........................... 4 Harold Simpson Benzie b: 1874 in Basingstoke, HAM d: Aft. 1903

........................... 4 James Philip Benzie b: 1875 in Basingstoke, HAM d: March 1876 in Basingstoke, HAM

........................... 4 Kathleen May Benzie b: 1876 in Basingstoke, HAM d: Aft. 1901

........................... 4 Winifred Mabel Benzie b: 1879 in Basingstoke, HAM d: Aft. 1906

........................... 4 Constance Nora Benzie b: 1881 in Basingstoke, HAM

........................... 4 Horace Frederick Benzie b: 1882 in Basingstoke, HAM d: 1882 in Basingstoke, HAM

................. 3 Arthur Thomas Benzie b: 23 November 1850 in Tonbridge, Kent d: 6 December 1928 in Tonbridge, Kent

..................... +Emily Louisa Brookfield b: 28 January 1855 in Midhurst, Sussex d: 29 November 1935 in Bexhill, Sussex

........................... 4 John Simpson Burton Benzie b: 16 July 1876 in Haslemere, Surrey d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 Arthur Percy Benzie b: 7 April 1878 in Haslemere, Surrey d: 31 October 1950 in Dunfermling, FIF, Scotland

............................... +Lizzie Dinlay b: Abt. 1882 m: 27 July 1904 in Emmanuel Church, Tunbridge Wells, Kent d: 4 February 1966 in Dunfermling, FIF, Scotland

........................... 4 Ernest Edwin Benzie b: 8 August 1880 in Haslemere, Surrey d: 31 March 1965 in Bournemouth, DOR

............................... +Sarah Eliza Tutt b: March 1883 in West Ashford, Kent m: 5 August 1907 in Ashford, Kent d: 10 October 1965 in Bournemouth, DOR

........................... 4 Charles George Benzie b: 1 July 1882 in New Shoreham, Sussex d: 28 November 1966 in Northwood, Middlesex

............................... +Florence Amy Moulden b: 13 September 1883 in Chelsea m: 30 July 1908 in Middlesex d: 29 November 1974 in Middlesex

..................................... 5 Kathleen Mary Benzie b: 30 July 1909 in Fulham, Middlesex d: 20 April 1992 in Northwood, Middlesex

......................................... +George Reuben Bowtell b: 24 March 1901 in Wood Green, Middlesex d: 26 June 1974 in Northwood, Middlesex

.............................................. 6 Hazel Mary Bowtell b: 1 March 1939

................................................... +Frank Michael Bursnall b: 24 November 1936 in Leicester, LEI m: 22 October 1966 in St Andrews, Eastcote, Middlesex

........................................................ 7 Gail Rebecca Bursnall b: 25 June 1968 in Hillingdon, Middlesex

........................................................ 7 Alison Ruth Bursnall b: 4 November 1970 in Hillingdon, Middlesex

.............................................. 6 Shirley Ann Bowtell b: 1 February 1944 in Harrow, Middlesex

................................................... +Colin Francis Sagar b: 7 August 1943 in Harrow, Middlesex m: 30 July 1966 in St Andrews, Eastcote, Middlesex

........................................................ 7 Karen Sagar b: 30 December 1969 in Carrickfergus, ANT, Ireland

........................................................ 7 Neal Sagar b: 10 August 1972 in Watford, HRT

..................................... 5 Frances Grace Benzie b: 1 August 1911 in Fulham, Middlesex

......................................... +Arthur Albert Barber b: 8 May 1909 in Fulham, Middlesex m: 8 August 1936 in Fulham, London d: 12 May 1974 in Northwick Park, Middlesex

.............................................. 6 Brian Michael Barber b: 23 September 1938 in Marylebone, London

................................................... +Brigitte Hartel b: 14 January 1948 in Harlingerode, Lower Saxony, BRD m: 1 August 1969 in Harlingerode, Lower Saxony, BRD

........................................................ 7 Michael Robert Barber b: 7 May 1972 in Middlesborough, Yorkshire

........................................................ 7 Corinna Jane Barber b: 6 March 1975 in Middlesborough, Yorkshire

.............................................. 6 Martin John Barber b: 19 October 1943 in Sheffield, Yorkshire

................................................... +Christine Baynham b: 31 January 1946 in Cardiff, GLA, WAL m: 3 August 1968 in Barry, GLA, WLS

........................................................ 7 Peter John Barber b: 22 September 1970 in Harlington, Middlesex

........................................................ 7 Richard James Barber b: 26 March 1973 in Taplow, BKM

..................................... 5 Olive Louise Benzie b: 11 December 1915 in Fulham, Middlesex d: 20 July 1985 in Welwyn, HRT

......................................... +Leonard William Freeman b: 2 August 1913 in Holborne, London m: 20 March 1943 in Pinner, Middlesex d: 10 January 1983 in Chelmsford

.............................................. 6 Marion Kay Freeman b: 25 January 1946

................................................... +Kenneth Frederick Waters b: 23 June 1943 in Hammersmith, London m: 24 September 1966 in Walthamstow, London

........................................................ 7 Jason Ian Waters b: 12 November 1969 in Dagenham, Essex

........................................................ 7 Sharon Claire Waters b: 8 March 1971 in Barking, Essex

.............................................. 6 Sheila Marjorie Freeman b: 7 October 1947 in Chingford, Essex

................................................... +Anthony Lester Stowe b: 18 September 1945 in Walthamstow, London m: 20 June 1970 in Solway Hall, Woodford Green, Essex

........................................................ 7 Timothy James Stowe b: 31 July 1979 in Welwyn Garden City, HRT

........................................................ 7 Matthew William Stowe b: 5 December 1981 in Welwyn Garden City, HRT

........................... 4 Alfred Victor Benzie b: December 1887 in Tonbridge, Kent d: 26 July 1962 in Tampa, Florida, USA

............................... +Marjory d: Aft. 1962 in Tampa, Florida, USA

........................... 4 Ivy Anna Benzie b: 28 September 1893 in Tonbridge, Kent d: 21 April 1974 in Bexhill, Sussex

............................... +Sydney Frank Martin b: 19 December 1889 in Tonbridge, Kent d: 21 March 1982 in Bexhill, Sussex

..................................... 5 Frank Benzie Martin b: 13 June 1924 in Tonbridge, Kent d: 12 November 1969 in Bexhill, Sussex

......................................... +Joyce D Davis b: 11 April 1918 in Crowborough, Sussex m: 1 June 1957 in Bexhill, Sussex

....... 2 Charlotte Benzie b: 13 January 1810 in Maidstone, Kent

........... +John Ashdown m: 1834

....... 2 Frances Benzie b: 10 January 1812 in Maidstone, Kent d: 30 June 1896 in Brompton, Kent

........... +Thomas Honey b: 1811 m: 18 July 1836 in East Malling, Kent d: 5 November 1867 in Brompton, Kent

................. 3 Frances Honey b: 30 July 1837 in St Mary's, Chatham, Kent

................. 3 Ann Honey b: 25 September 1839 in St Mary's, Chatham, Kent

................. 3 Thomas Benzie Honey b: 12 November 1841 in St Mary's, Chatham, Kent d: Aft. 1871 in Gillingham, Kent

................. 3 Charlotte Honey b: 3 January 1844 in St Mary's, Chatham, Kent

..................... +George Jesse Barnabas Stevens b: in Strood m: 19 February 1868 in Old Brompton, Kent d: 15 July 1915 in Tunbridge Wells, Kent

........................... 4 Thomas George Stevens b: June 1869 in Newington Green, Islington d: Aft. 1921

........................... 4 Clement Henry Stevens b: March 1871

................. 3 Ellen Honey b: 1 July 1846 in St Mary's, Chatham, Kent

................. 3 Jane Honey b: 23 June 1848 in St Mary's, Chatham, Kent

................. 3 Robert John Honey b: 27 November 1852 in Old Brompton, Kent d: Aft. 1881

................. 3 Simpson Anderson Honey b: 13 August 1854 in Old Brompton, Kent d: Aft. 1871

................. 3 Elizabeth Honey b: 14 December 1856 in Old Brompton, Kent

....... 2 Betty Benzie b: 23 October 1814 in All Saints, Maidstone, Kent

........... +William Packman m: 1834

....... 2 John Benzie b: 13 December 1816 in All Saints, Maidstone, Kent d: June 1892 in Medway, Kent

........... +Mary Susannah Weers/Weeks b: Bet. 1821 - 1822 in Maidstone, Kent m: 1842 in Medway district, Kent d: December 1849 in Maidstone, Kent

................. 3 Emma Benzie b: 1843 in Maidstone District, Kent d: Aft. 1872

................. 3 John William Benzie b: December 1845 in Maidstone, Kent d: June 1875 in Aylesford, Kent

....... *2nd Wife of John Benzie:

........... +Mary Ann Fowler (nee Penfold) b: Abt. 1822 in Tonbridge, Kent m: December 1850 in Tonbridge, Kent d: December 1905 in Woolwich, London

................. 3 Simpson James Benzie b: March 1852 in Maidstone, Kent d: March 1931 in Southwark, London

..................... +Louisa b: 1849 in London m: December 1876 in Medway, Kent d: September 1926 in Wandsworth, London

........................... 4 Simpson Frederick Benzie

....... 2 Anne Benzie b: Abt. 1819

........... +George S Tonkin m: 1841

....... 2 George Benzie b: 7 July 1822 in All Saints, Maidstone, Kent d: 24 August 1887

........... +Sarah Gurr b: Bet. 1831 - 1832 in Edmonton, Middlesex

....... *2nd Wife of George Benzie:

........... +Elizabeth Bates b: Abt. 1814 m: September 1848 in Medway district, Kent d: December 1854 in Maidstone, Kent

................. 3 George Bates Benzie b: December 1849 in Maidstone, Kent d: September 1896 in Islington, London

................. 3 Harry Frederick Benzie b: June 1852 in Maidstone, Kent d: Aft. 1891

..................... +Louisa Caroline Power b: Abt. 1863 d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 Harry G Benzie b: December 1882 in Islington, Middlesex d: Aft. 1891

........................... 4 Bertie John Benzie b: March 1885 in Islington, Middlesex d: 2 December 1935 in Soho

............................... +Beatrice Broadway b: Abt. 1884 m: June 1909 in Edmonton district, London d: 28 November 1936 in London
Found this family tree on the internet but cannot get in touch with the makers of this family tree as there is no ( e-mail) adress 

Information supplied by Robert H Benzie, Jennifer L Benzie, Peter Benzie,
Andrew Benzie, Emily Corr, Elaine Graham, Anne Prescott, Luke Deller, Viola Gallaher,
Philip Dodd, Gordon Davenport, and Shirley Sagar
With special thanks to Dorothy Benzie
for the research done by her late husband Alfred Benzie.
Also, thank you to Edith Benzie for her wonderful letters and information.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

John Packham


Beaminster Road; John; PACKHAM; Head; mar; 50; Innkeeper Farmer of; Kent;

; White Horse Inn; Sarah; PACKHAM; Wife; mar; 38; 25 acres; Dorset Wareham;

; Beaminster Road; William; PACKHAM; son; ; 5m; ; Dorset Maiden Newton;



White Horse Inn, Maiden Newton

January 30, 2008 at 4:00 am (Location)
Tags: Maiden Newton, White Horse Inn


This description and pictures of the White Horse Inn, Maiden Newton, Dorset, England were originally published in The Old Inns of Old England and a Picturesque Account of the Ancient and Storied Hostelries of our own Country, Volume II by Charles George Harper, Published in 1906 by Chapman and Hall,Limited.



“Among the various inns mentioned in Thomas Hardy’s novels, the “White Horse” at Maiden Newton was exceptionally picturesque. “Was,” and is not, for already, in the little while between the writing of Tess of the D’ Urbervilles and now, that fine old stone hostelry of the seventeenth century has been pulled down, to make way for a smart new red-brick house, all show and glitter. The old house was the original of the inn at ” Chalk-Newton,” where Tess breakfasted, on the way to Flintcomb Ash.”



White Horse Inn, Maiden Newton



White Horse Inn Yard, Maiden Newton


Saturday, 22 March 2014

Henry Benzie

Henry Benzie Nov 28 1858 died 1939 son of Amelia Norburn and Robert Hammond Benzie
He married Louisa Chambers1860-1881
their children
Sydney Charles Benzie82-1963
William Benzie1884-1958
Robert Hammond Benzie1886-1972
Florence Charlotte Benzie1888-1974
Violet Amelia Benzie1888-1969
Henry Walter Benzie1900-1989

Robert Hammond born 1886 (died in Perth 10-7-1972) to Henry Benzie (1858-1939) & Louise/Louisa Chambers
The latter was born in Wellington, moved to Subiaco, Perth Australia and was a shipping manager. He joined the Australian Army Service Corps in August 1916 - his next of kin was Bertha Evelyn ? (1885-1963) of 339 Barker Rd, Subiaco, Western Australia


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Robert Hammond Benzie writes:

My father's father was, I believe Robert Hammond. He was I think the first or second generation born after the family left Scotland. He was a merchant in Maidstone and carried all his cargo by barge up the Thames, also as a general carrier. He had in his first marriage four sons. The eldest was of course Robert Hammond and carried on the business after his father. The second marriage produced three sons, one my Father (the youngest) and he was only two weeks old when his father died.

My Father or Henry married a young lady names Louisa Chambers. This young lady's father was a contractor and had a big business in Maidstone.

The Benzies and a son (Sydney Charles) left England in the sailing ship "wave Queen" in 1882 for New Zealand. (The ship was lost with all hands in her next voyage.) In 1884 William was born, myself (Robert Hammond) in 1886 and our two sisters in 1889.

In March 1896 we left New Zealand for Western Australia sailing in the Union Steamships Company's steamer "Waketipu" transshipping at Sydney onto the A.U.S.N. Company "Wahroonga" arriving at Fremantle the first week in April.

This Robert Hammond met a girl names Bertha Evelyn Aberle and married her. Bertha's fathers name was Wilhelm Christian and her Mothers maiden name was Anne Susan Roughton. This couple came out in the same sailing ship and landed in Adelaide marrying there. Mr Aberle left Germany when he was 17 years old living in England until he came to Australia.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Philip Heath

A brother of Sarah Heath.

Name: Philip
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 1797
Christening Place: HEMBLINGTON, NORFOLK, ENGLAND
Birth Date: 2 April 1797

Father's Name: William Heath
Father's Birthplace:
Father's Age:
Mother's Name: Ann Johnson

Name: Philip Heath
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Hemblington, Norfolk
Relationship to Head of Household: Lodger
Schedule Type: Household


Saturday 13 November 1852 Norfolk News - HEATH —On Sunday last, at .Great Yarmouth, aged 58 years, Lieut. Philip Heath, R.A., third son of the late Captain Heath, of Hemlington.

(The 1851 census, which shows him as a lodger, notes that he is "Lieutenant Royal Artillery - half pay".)








Farmhouse, c.1700. Red brick with steeply-pitched pantiled roofs. Two

storeys and attics; T-shaped plan. Principal facade to north : five bays,

symmetrical. Sashes with glazing bars and architraves. Rubbed skewback

arches and plain brick aprons. Central doorway with moulded and rusticated

brick door surround. Moulded brick pediment on rusticated pilasters.

Door and reveal with raised and fielded panels. Rusticated brick corner

pilasters. Two segmental headed dormers with two-light casements with

glazing bars. Parapeted gables with tumbling- in and internal chimney

stacks. C20 lean-to at east gable, partly masking window openings. Rear

wing probably slightly later; three window range of C19 casements with

segmental heads. Lobby entrance plan with central axial stack and doorway

with plain wooden surround and canopy. Plain corner pilasters. Two C20

gabled dormers.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

James Benzie


found on the internet 
In London, at the General Register Office, we searched records of birth and found James BENZIE's name and birthdate - April 16th 1838. We obtained a copy of a birth certificate which stated that his father's name was Robert Hammond BENZIE, described as an Ironmonger, and that he lived in Wiat Street, Maidstone. We found a Wiat (or more properly Wyatt) Street quiet easily and saw some buildings old enough to be the birth place but could not be sure, of course.

The next avenue of enquiry was at the Public records' room. There we consulted directories covering a number of years, commencing 1872. Although several BENZIEs were listed, it was hard to draw many conclusions.

Later, in London again, we were able to sight the will of Robert Hammond BENZIE, father of James BENZIE, who died on 15th December 1858. Effects were under one thousand pounds. he was described as a coal merchant. beneficiaries under the Will were his four sons: the brothers Robert, Simpson, James and George BENZIE.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Robert Hammond Benzie

Robert Hammond Benzie was born  April 6 1805 in Kent. Died in Dec 15 1858 in Maidstone,
Married Jane Giles she was born abt 1805
died in Sept 26 1849 in Maidstone.
married  July 25 1830 in East Mailling kent.

  1. They had 5 children Robert b nov 30 1831 died in June 8 1906, 
  2. John William b Oct 11 1833 & died aft 1841, 
  3. Simpson b May 1 1834 died Nov 10 1915, 
  4. James b April 16 1838, died Sept 10 1882, 
  5. George b May 1 1841 & died Feb 18 1866.                                                                    All where born in Maidstone,Kent. 
He married again in Mar 1854 to Amelia Norburn b abt 1823 & died abt Sept 1882 .
Married Abt Mar 1854 in Medway.
They had 3 children

  1. Charles b June 1855 died aft 1871, 
  2. Thomas Honey b 1858 died June 1914, 
  3. Henry b Nov 28 1858 died 1939







found on the internet
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In London, at the General Register Office, we searched records of birth and found James BENZIE's name and birthdate - April 16th 1838. We obtained a copy of a birth certificate which stated that his father's name was Robert Hammond BENZIE, described as an Ironmonger, and that he lived in Wiat Street, Maidstone. We found a Wiat (or more properly Wyatt) Street quiet easily and saw some buildings old enough to be the birth place but could not be sure, of course.

The next avenue of enquiry was at the Public records' room. There we consulted directories covering a number of years, commencing 1872. Although several BENZIEs were listed, it was hard to draw many conclusions.

Later, in London again, we were able to sight the will of Robert Hammond BENZIE, father of James BENZIE, who died on 15th December 1858. Effects were under one thousand pounds. he was described as a coal merchant. beneficiaries under the Will were his four sons: the brothers Robert, Simpson, James and George BENZIE.

Robert Hammond Benzie writes:

My father's father was, I believe Robert Hammond. He was I think the first or second generation born after the family left Scotland. He was a merchant in Maidstone and carried all his cargo by barge up the Thames, also as a general carrier. He had in his first marriage four sons. The eldest was of course Robert Hammond and carried on the business after his father. The second marriage produced three sons, one my Father (the youngest) and he was only two weeks old when his father died.

My Father or Henry married a young lady names Louisa Chambers. This young lady's father was a contractor and had a big business in Maidstone.

The Benzies and a son (Sydney Charles) left England in the sailing ship "wave Queen" in 1882 for New Zealand. (The ship was lost with all hands in her next voyage.) In 1884 William was born, myself (Robert Hammond) in 1886 and our two sisters in 1889.

In March 1896 we left New Zealand for Western Australia sailing in the Union Steamships Company's steamer "Waketipu" transshipping at Sydney onto the A.U.S.N. Company "Wahroonga" arriving at Fremantle the first week in April.

This Robert Hammond met a girl names Bertha Evelyn Aberle and married her. Bertha's fathers name was Wilhelm Christian and her Mothers maiden name was Anne Susan Roughton. This couple came out in the same sailing ship and landed in Adelaide marrying there. Mr Aberle left Germany when he was 17 years old living in England until he came to Australia.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Bettie Benzie

John Benzie

Born 1766 Scotland son of James Benzie

christened Aug 1767 Oldmeldrum Aberdeenshire Schotland

died 19 Nov 1852 Maidstone Kent England

married 6 Aug 1797 Saint Mary´s St Marylebone, Middlesex, England

Frances Parks  born 1775 Kent England
Died 1847Maidstone Kent England

Their children 
  1. Sarah Benzie born 9 Nov 1798 Maidstone Kent England  
  2. James Benzie chr 18 Mar 1800 Maidstone Kent England
  3. Rebecca Benzie born 26 Feb 1802 Maidstone Kent England
  4. James Benzie  born 23 Sep 1803 Maidstone Kent England died 1866 married Sarah Muddle
  5. Robert Hammond Benzie born 6 Apr 1805 Maidstone Kent England died 15 Dec 1858 Maidstone Kent England and married Jane Giles in 1854  Medway Kent 
  6. Simpson Benzie born 17 Jul 1807 Tonbridge Kent 
  7. Charlotte Benzie born 13 Jan 1810 Maidstone Kent England
  8. Frances Benzie born 10 Jan 1812 Maidstone Kent England
  9. Betty Benzie born 23 Oct 1814 Maidstone Kent England died 5 Mar 1881 Exeter Devon England.She married  William Packham 
  10. John Benzie  born 13 Dec 1816 Maidstone Kent England Will of John Benzie, Gentleman of Maidstone , Kent is in the national archives
  11. Ann Benzie  born c 1819 Kent England 
  12. George Benzie  born 7 Jul 1822 Maidstone Kent England

Maidstone 1851
Benzie George, confectioner, King street

Benzie John, jun. grocer, Brewer street

Benzie Robert, coal merchant, Union street

Monday, 17 March 2014

William Packham

Name: William Packham
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 16 Oct 1814
Christening Place: Cranbrook, Kent, England
Father's Name: John Packham
Mother's Name: Sarah Packham

He married Betty Benzie 

William Packham born 1814 Cranbrook Kent England died 28-08-1888 Exeter.
Betty Benzie born 23 Oct 1814 All Saints, Maidstone, Kent, England she died 5 Mar 1881
(Her father John Benzie and her mother Frances Parks)

Their children George Packham chr 2 Sep 1844 Norwich, Norfolk, England he died 23 April 1885 Exmouth

William John Packham chr 29 sep 1834 Maidstone,Kent ,England died 18 Jun 1835
George Edwin Packham chr 20 Dec 1835 Maidstone,Kent ,England died 10 Apr 1837 Norwich
William Packham born 28 Mar 1838 Norwich died 26 Oct 1903 Sydenham married Julia

John Benzie Packham 29 May 1848 Norwich died 28 mar 1858 Exeter
James Packham 10 Dec 1849 Maidstone Kent died 4 Mar 1877 Exeter


Name: William Packham
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1861
Gender: Male
Age: 46
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birthplace: Cranbrook, Kent
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Exeter
Sub-District: 2 St David
Ecclesiastical Parish:
Parish: St Kerians
Residence County: Devonshire


Sunday, 16 March 2014

George Packham

He was born 2 Sep 1844 Norwich, Norfolk, England he died 23 April 1885 Exmouth
Father  William Packham born 1814 Cranbrook Kent England died 28-08-1888 Exeter.
Mother Betty Benzie born 23 Oct 1814 All Saints, Maidstone, Kent, England she died 5 Mar 1881
(Her father John Benzie and her mother Frances Parks)

Brothers and sisters  of George Packham 

William John Packham chr 29 sep 1834 Maidstone,Kent ,England died 18 Jun 1835
George Edwin Packham chr 20 Dec 1835 Maidstone,Kent ,England died 10 Apr 1837 Norwich
William Packham born 28 Mar 1838 Norwich died 26 Oct 1903 Sydenham married Julia

John Benzie  Packham  29 May 1848 Norwich died 28 mar 1858 Exeter
James Packham  10 Dec 1849 Maidstone Kent  died 4 Mar 1877 Exeter
 

He married Elizabeth Chapelier Priaulx



their children

Daughter Bisie P Packham Heavitree, Devon, England

Daughter Mabel Packham Heavitree, Devon, England dec 1870

Daughter Bessie Amelia Packham Exeter, Devon, England dec 1872

Son George Packham Exeter, Devon, England sept 1865

Son Henry Packham Exeter, Devon, England march 1880


he was an architect as well .



He restored the church of St Thomas in Canterbury.

Also the church of St David 
Parish Church. Medieval origins, completely rebuilt by Packham and Croote 1872-5. Chancel corner stone dated 1872 and tower buttress foundation stone inscribed Samuel Rosegood, Rector; George Packham, Architect; and James Parish, Builder.

Packham, Croote and Stuart, 93 Paris Street, Exeter [Non Nobis Solum] 3004A/PW 99/24 n.dThe memorial stones of a new Baptist chapel at Ottery St. Mary, Devon, were laid on Wednesday week. The architects for the new building are MessBS. Packham and Croote, Paris-street, Exeter, and the builder Mr. Edward Carnell, Ottery.
A new Baptist chapel was opened at Ottery St. Mary, Devon, on Thursday week. It adjoins a former chapel, which will henceforth be utilised as a schoolroom. It is built of brick, with B^er stone dressings, and measures 50ft. by 30ft. The seats are of pitch pine varnished, and accommodate, in- cluding provision for choir ami children in gallery, 350 persons. The architects are Messrs. Packham and Croote, of Exeter, and the builder is Mr. E. Carnell, of Ottery. The cost is said to have been only .£500.
On Monday the memorial stone was laid, at Exeter, of a block of artisans' dwellings, to be erected by a local benefit building and freehold land society. The block is an attempt to erect substantial and convenient bouses, fitted for the working classes, which could be let at a rent within the meaus of those for whom they were intended, and yet at the same time give a return of 5 per cent, on the capital invested. The property abuta on Rack.street, on the west quarter, and in front on the Broad Stones. It is intended to erect eleven dwellings, each containing five rooms, and though the buildings will necessarily be plain and unorna- mental, they will provide what is required for health and comfort. The dwellings will be formed of three  separate blocks — one of five and another of four — rnuning parallel with each other, and two at the higher end of the site. The entrance will be from Rack.street. The architects are Messrs. Packham and Croote, and the cost of each house ia ronghly estimated at about i;i70. Messrs. Braily and Son are the builders.

His associates were
Name: Alexander Stuart
Designation: Architect
Born: 1855 or 1856
Died: 1891
Bio Notes: Alexander Stuart was born in Edinburgh in 1855 or 1856 and articled in Glasgow. He practised in Exeter in partnership with George Packham and William S Croote. He died of typhoid in 1891.


Name: Roderick John Mules
Designation: Architect
Born: 1872 or 1873
Died:
Bio Notes: Roderick John Mules was born in 1872 or 1873 and articled to Packham, Croote & Stuart of Exeter c.1888. On completing his apprenticeship he moved to Mansfield, Nottinghamshire as assistant to Louis Alfred Westwick. He was appointed an assistant in the Admiralty Works Department at Rosyth in 1898 and was still there in 1914. He was admitted LRIBA on 24 June 1912, his proposers being Westwick, Edgar Augustine Hawkins, Director of the Admiralty Works Department and George Arthur Farrar, also of the Admiralty Works Department at Rosyth.


William S.Croote


Saturday, 15 March 2014

Elizabeth Chapelier Priaulx

Born Elizabeth Chapelier Priaulx 22 Nov 1843 daughter of Henry Priaulx and Amelia Hide.Van Diemans Land Gate, Launcester Tasmania .
Her marriage dec 1865 Islington  to George Packham.





their children


Daughter Bisie P Packham  Heavitree, Devon, England

Daughter Mabel Packham  Heavitree, Devon, England dec 1870

Daughter Bessie Amelia Packham Exeter, Devon, England dec 1872

Son George Packham Exeter, Devon, England sept 1865

Son Henry Packham Exeter, Devon, England march 1880

Births Jun 1869
Packham Tissie Priaulx.St. Thomas 5b 63
Name: Jessie Prianlk Packham
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1871
Gender: Female
Age: 1
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Birthplace: Heavitree, Devonshire
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: St Thomas
Sub-District: Heavitree
Parish: Heavitree
County: Devonshire
Name: Jissie Priaulse Packham
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1911
Gender: Female
Age: 37
Birthplace: Whipton, Devonshire
Schedule Type: Household
Registration District: Isle Of Wight
Sub-District: Godshill
Parish: Whitwell
County: Hampshire
Name: Bisie P Packham
Age (Original): 11
Gender: Female
Birth Year: 1870
Birthplace: Heavitree, Devon, England
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Scholar
Address: 93 Paris Street
Event Place: Exeter St Sidwell, Devonshire, EnglandDisability:

Record Type: Household

GS Film number: 1341518

Affiliate Publication Number: RG11

Piece/Folio: 2149 / 17

Page Number: 27

Household Gender Age Birthplace

Head George Packham M 36 Norwich, Norfolk, England seot 1844

Wife Elizabeth Packham F 36 Australia

Daughter Bisie P Packham F 11 Heavitree, Devon, England

Daughter Mabel Packham F 10 Heavitree, Devon, England dec 1870

Daughter Bessie Amelia Packham F 8 Exeter, Devon, England dec 1872

Son George Packham M 5 Exeter, Devon, England sept 1865

Son Henry Packham M 1 Exeter, Devon, England march 1880

Visitor Sophia Steggall F 34 Rickenhall, Suffolk, England

Servant Miriam Tuck F 21 Salterton, Devon, England

Servant Ellen Esworthy F 20 Exeter, Devon, England

Citing this Record:

"England and Wales Census, 1881", index, FamilySearch

Household Gender Age Birthplace


Self George Packham M 26 Norwich, Norfolk


Wife Elizabeth Choepelur Packham F 22 Van Diemans Land Gate, Launcester


Daughter Jessie Prianlk Packham F 1 Heavitree, Devonshire


Daughter Mabel Packham F 0 Heavitree, Devonshire


Servant Mary Ann Batten F 11 Heavitree, Devonshire

Citing this Record:

"England and Wales Census, 1871," index and images, FamilySearch 



Cannot find an explanation for the second name Chapelier.so far .

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Heath of Hemblington hall








Farmhouse, c.1700. Red brick with steeply-pitched pantiled roofs. Two

storeys and attics; T-shaped plan. Principal facade to north : five bays,

symmetrical. Sashes with glazing bars and architraves. Rubbed skewback

arches and plain brick aprons. Central doorway with moulded and rusticated

brick door surround. Moulded brick pediment on rusticated pilasters.

Door and reveal with raised and fielded panels. Rusticated brick corner

pilasters. Two segmental headed dormers with two-light casements with

glazing bars. Parapeted gables with tumbling- in and internal chimney

stacks. C20 lean-to at east gable, partly masking window openings. Rear

wing probably slightly later; three window range of C19 casements with

segmental heads. Lobby entrance plan with central axial stack and doorway

with plain wooden surround and canopy. Plain corner pilasters. Two C20

gabled dormers.