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Family of William Edward BENSON and Caroline Stewart GOWN

Husband: William Edward BENSON (1842?- )
Wife: Caroline Stewart GOWN (1850- )
Children: William Albert BENSON (1890- )
Marriage 2 Mar 1890 St Peter Walworth, London, England
76 Merrow Street, Walworth
Pink and Purple on Booths Map. Pink is Fairly Comfortable, Good Ordinary Earnings. Purple is Mixed - Some Comfortable, Others Poor.
Married after banns. he was widower, she spinster.

Husband: William Edward BENSON

Name: William Edward BENSON
Sex: Male
Father: George Stracey BENSON (1808-c. 1857)
Mother: Mary Ann HELLEY (c. 1805-c. 1867)
Birth 1842 (cal) Clerkenwell, London, England1,2
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 8) Whitechapel, London, England2
19 Goodman's Yard, Whitechapel
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 18) City of London, Middlesex, England3
6 Shaftesbury Place, City of London
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 18-19) Clerk to Gold Assayer; City of London, Middlesex, England3
Census 2 Apr 1871 (age 29) Camberwell Southwark, London, England4
Jardin Street, Camvberwell
In Booth's anailysis of the social make-up of London Streets, also known as Booths Poverty Map of 1891, Jardin Street was described as "Fairly comfortable, good ordinary earnings" As the streets tended to deteriorate over time if anything, it seems that William and Mary were living in a reasonably respectable and comfortable part of London.
Occupation 2 Apr 1871 (age 28-29) Assayers Assistant; Camberwell Southwark, London, England4
Census 3 Apr 1881 (age 39) Newington, London, England5
Merrow Street, Walworth
Occupation 3 Apr 1881 (age 38-39) Assayers Assistant Tin Manuf.; Newington, London, England5
Occupation Mar 1890 (age 47-48) Porter
At the time of his marriage to Caroline.
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 48) Newington, London, England1
2 Stopford Road, Newington
Occupation 5 Apr 1891 (age 48-49) Assayers Assistant; Newington, London, England1

Wife: Caroline Stewart GOWN

Name: Caroline Stewart GOWN1
Sex: Female
Father: Jonathon Page GOWN (1818-1876)
Mother: Sophia Caroline YEATES (1819-1889)
Birth Q2 1850 Gravesend, Kent, England1
Census 30 Mar 1851 (age 14 mns) Gravesend, Kent, England6
19 John Street, Milton, Gravesend
Census 7 Apr 1861 (age 10) Camberwell Southwark, London, England7
7 South Street
Occupation 7 Apr 1861 (age 10-11) Scholar; Camberwell Southwark, London, England7
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 40) Newington, London, England1
2 Stopford Road, Newington
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 50) Camberwell Southwark, London, England8
18 Grenard Street, Camberwell
Occupation 31 Mar 1901 (age 50) Charwoman; Camberwell Southwark, London, England8

Child 1: William Albert BENSON

Name: William Albert BENSON9
Sex: Male
Spouse: Daisy SMITH (1895-1978)
Birth 2 Jan 1890 Newington, London, England1
Census 5 Apr 1891 (age 1) Newington, London, England1
2 Stopford Road, Newington
Census 31 Mar 1901 (age 11) Camberwell Southwark, London, England8
18 Grenard Street, Camberwell
Military Medal 28 Sep 1919 (age 29) Victory Medal
Enlisted (Military)
He served in the Army Service Corps, and was promoted to Corporal. He served in France and went overseas on 9 May 1915.
Military Medal 28 Sep 1919 (age 29) British War Medal
Military Medal 28 Sep 1919 (age 29) 1915 Star
Residence 1939 (age 48-49) Paddington, London, England
Occupation 1944 (age 53-54) Shipping Superintendent
Death Seaford, Sussex, England


1"Census 1891 Newington,London, England RG12/364 Folio 140 Page 45 (William Benson)" (RG12/364 Folio 140 Page 45).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Employ Status,Where Born,Infirmity
William Edward Benson,Head,M,M,48,Assayers Assistant,,Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England,
Caroline Benson,Wife,M,F,40,,,Gravesend, Kent, England,
Edward Benson,Son,S,M,19,Bakers Assistant,,Camberwell Southwark, London, England,
Henry Benson,Son,S,M,17,Printers Assistant,,Newington,London, England,
Elizabeth Benson,Daughter,S,F,14,,,Camberwell Southwark, London, England,
Emma Benson,Daughter,S,F,10,,,Newington,London, England,
William Albert Benson,Son,S,M,1,,,Newington,London, England,
2"Census 1851 Whitechapel, London, England HO107/1546 Folio 34 Page 13 (George Benson)" (HO107/1546 Folio 34 Page 13).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
George Benson,Head,Mar,M,41,Ironmomnger,Pentonville, Middlesex, England,
Mary Ann Benson,Wife,Mar,F,39,,Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England,
George Benson,Son,Unm,M,17,Grocer,,
Charles Benson,Son,Unm,M,14,Printers Apprentice,,
William Edward Benson,Son,Unm,M,8,,Clerkenwell, London, England,
Henry Benson,Son,Unm,M,6,,Clerkenwell, London, England,
3"Census 1861 City of London, Middlesex, England RG9/215 Foilo 11 Page 27 (Mary Ann Benson)" (RG9/215 Foilo 11 Page 27).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
Mary Ann Unknown,Head,Wid,F,52,No Occupation,Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England,
William Edward Benson,Son,Unm,M,18,Clerk to Gold Assayer,Clerkenwell, London, England,
Henry Benson,Son,Unm,M,15,Apprentice Bookbinder,Clerkenwell, London, England,
4"Census 1871 Camberwell Southwark, London, England RG10/736 Folio 53 Page 41 (William Benson)" (RG10/736 Folio 53 Page 41).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
William Edward Benson,Head,Mar,M,29,Assayers Assistant,St Luke's, Middlesex, England,
Mary Ann Benson,Wife,Mar,F,27,,Rotherhithe, London, England,
Edward Turner,Father-in-law,Unm,M,69,Bricklayer and Plasterer,Little Berkhampstead, Hertfordshire,
George James Benson,Lodger,Unm,M,36, Commercial Traveller, Spice Trader, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
5"Census 1881 Newington,London, England RG11/547 Folio 29 Page 54 (William Benson)" (RG11/547 Folio 29 Page 54).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
William Edward Benson,Head,Mar,M,39,Assayers Assistant Tin Manuf.,Camberwell Southwark, London, England,
Mary Ann Benson,Wife,Mar,F,35,,Rotherhithe, London, England,
Edward Benson,Son,Unm,M,9,Scholar,Camberwell Southwark, London, England,
Henry Benson,Son,Unm,M,7,Scholar,Newington,London, England,
Elizabeth Benson,Daughter,Unm,F,4,,Camberwell Southwark, London, England,
George W Benson,Son,Unm,M,1,,Camberwell Southwark, London, England,
6"Census 1851 Gravesend, Kent, England HO107/1608 Folio 404 Page 53 (Sophia Gown nee Yeates)" (HO107/1608 Folio 404 Page 53).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
Sophia Caroline Yeates,Head,Mar,F,31,Wife of J Gown London Police Man,Edmonton, Wiltshire, England,
Charlotte Augusta Gown,Daughter,Unm,F,3,,Clerkenwell, London, England,
Caroline Stewart Gown,Daughter,Unm,F,14m,,Milton, Kent, England,
7"Census 1861 Camberwell Southwark, London, England RG9/379 Folio82 Page 10 (Sophia Gown nee Yeates)" (RG9/379 Folio82 Page 10).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Where Born,Infirmity
Sophia Caroline Yeates,Head,Mar,F,41,,Boscombe, Wiltshire, England,
Charlotte Augusta Gown,Daughter,Unm,F,14,,Clerkenwell, London, England,
Caroline Stewart Gown,Daughter,Unm,F,10,Scholar,Gravesend, Kent, England,
Jonathon Page Gown,Son,Unm,M,8,Scholar,City of London, Middlesex, England,
Arthur Samuel Gown,Son,Unm,M,4,Scholar,City of London, Middlesex, England,
Walter Furmage Gown,Son,Unm,M,10m,,Camberwell Southwark, London, England,
8"Census 1901 Camberwell Southwark, London, England RG13/517 Folio 102 Page 105 (Caroline Benson)" (RG13/517 Folio 102 Page 105).
Text From Source: Name,Relation,Condition,Sex,Age,Occupation,Employ Status,At Home,Where Born,Infirmity
Caroline Benson,Head,Wid,F,50,Charwoman,,,Gravesend, Kent, England,
William Albert Benson,Son,S,M,11,,,,Walworth, London, England,
Edward Benson,Step Son,M,M,29,Gunner RFA,,,Camberwell Southwark, London, England,
Mary J Benson Step Daughter-in-Law,M,F,21,,,,Staffordshire
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