'Benson01'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Benson of The Fould, Benson of Lisburn

Barnard Benson of The Fould, Westmorland (b c1495, d 1562)
m1. ??
1. Thomas Benson of Benson Hall, Scailthwaiterig, Elterwater, Hugil, etc. (b 1543, d 05.05.1610)
  A. George Benson (b 1570, d 1647, vicar of Rock, canon of Hereford)
  m. Martha Whitton (dau of Edmond Whitton of Henley-on-Thames)
  i. Thomas Benson of Kingsford, Wolverley (bpt 22.11.1607, d 03.07.1681)
  m1. ??
  a. John Benson of Lisburn (2nd son)
  (1) Amy Benson
  m. Hugh Massey
  BLG1952 identifies Hugh as the Colonel Hugh who was father of 1st Lord Massey. The Massey records show him as father of that Hugh.
  b. Thomas Benson of Lisburn
  m. (03.10.1682) Margaret Smythe (dau of Ralph Smythe of Ballycastle, sister of William, Bishop of kilmore)
  c. Martha Benson
  m. Edward Waldron of Wolverley
  d.+ other issue - George of Blaris in co. Antrim, Arthur of Blaris
  m2. Elizabeth Karver (dau of George Karver of Buttas & King's Pyon, widow of Philip Hunt)
  f. William Benson of Lisburn (bpt 29.04.1652, bur 25.07.1685)
  m. (04.09.1675) Ellin Higginson of Lisburn
(1) Edward Benson (b 15.08.1680, d14.09.1741, rector of Downpatrick, prebendary of Down)
  m. (1703) Jane Winder (dau of Rev. John Winder)
  (A) Hill Benson (b 03.10.1704, Dean of Connor)
  m. Margaret Leslie (dau of Rev. Peter Leslie of Leslie House)
(B) Trevor Benson (b 1709, d 03.1772, archdeacon of Down)
  m1. Jane Hutchinson (dau of Samuel Hutchinson, sister of Samuel, Bishop of Killala)
  (i) Samuel Benson of Lisnacroy, co. Armagh (b c1734, d c1770)
  m. ?? (d 11.1770)
  (a) James Benson of Fintona, co. Tyrone (bpt 25.11.1770, d 24.12.1828) had issue
  m. (19.03.1803) Ann Robinson (dau of Hugh Robinson of Fintona)
  (ii) Hill Benson (rector of Blessington) had issue
  m. Anne Jones (dau of William Lloyd Jones)
m2. Mary Butler
  (iii) William Benson (dsp 1811, Captain RN)
  (iv) Sophia Benson (d 1803)
  m. (1778) John Blackwood (dsp 05.01.1833, brother of 2nd Lord Dufferin)
  (C) Arthur Benson (b 1715, dsp 28.10.1771, rector of Monaghan)
  m. (27.07.1753) Mary Strong (dau of Rev. John Strong of Tynan)
(D) William Benson of Downpatrick
  m. Frances Portis (dau of George Macartney Portis of Belfast)
  (i) Jane Benson (b c1752/7, d 25.10.1826)
  m. (22.11.1776) Charles Agar, Archbishop of Dublin, 1st Earl of Normanton (b 1736, d 1809)
  g. Edward Benson
  ii George Benson (d 24.08.1692, Dean & Archdeacon of Hereford, 3rd son)
  m. Katherine Fell (dau of Samuel Fell of Oxford (not Bishop but father of Bishop John))
a. John Benson (bpt 10.09.1651, d 28.05.1713, prebendary of Hereford)
  m. (19.12.1681) Catharine Martin (dau of Benjamin Martin of Oxford)
  (1) George Benson (rector of Peterstow)
  (2) John Benson of Hackney (b 16.10.1683, d 06.04.1762)
  m. (1717) Mary (widow of Thomas Grave)
  (A) John Benson (bpt 10.09.1724, prebendary of Canterbury)
  m. Susannah Oliver (dau of Dr. William Oliver of Bath)
  (i) Martin Benson (b 1761, d 1833, vicar of Mertham and Tunbridge Wells)
  m1. Mary Benson (dau of Rev. James Benson) @@ below
  (a) Martin Benson (b 1789, d 1834, rector of Dunstable) had issue
  m. Rebecca Osborne of Dunstable
m2. Herriet Yorke (widow of William Aldersley of Stoke Manor, Sheriff of Surrey)
  (ii) Catherine Elizabeth Benson
  m. John Wood (vicar of Hearne)
  (B) James Benson (d 1781, vicar of Siddington, prebendary & chancellor of Gloucester)
  m. (1752) Anne Bathurst (dau of 1st Earl Bathurst)
  (i) John Benson (dvp 1777)
(ii) Mary Benson
  m. Rev. Martin Benson (b 1761, d 1833) @@ above
  (iii) Jane Benson
  BLG1952 shows Jane m. William Fridell of Matson Hall, Gloucestershire. Thanks to a contributor (JF, 02.01.18) for correcting this to ...
  m. William Fendall of Matson Hall (sb House?) (b 1757, d 1813)
  (3) Martin Benson, Bishop of Gloucester (b 23.04.1689, d unm 30.08.1752)
  (4) Catherine Benson (bpt 30.03.1685, dsp 1748)
  m. (28.10.1725) Thomas Secker, Archbishop of Canterbury (b 1693, dsp 03.08.1768)
  iii.+ other issue including Edward (bpt 16.11.1609, rector of Eastham)
  B. Catherine Benson
  m. William Sandys of Graythwaite (brother of Edwin, Archbishop of York)
  C.+ other issue - William of Ladyford, Charles of Scailthwaiterig (bpt 1582), Randall of Kentmere, 5 daughters
2. Margaret Benson
  m. Michael Benson of Coathow
m2. Elizabeth Gylpin (dau of William Gylpin of Kentmere)
3. Francis Benson of The Fould
4. Dorothy Benson
  m. Sir William Hutton
5. Alice Benson
  m. Lancelot Davies (or Dawes)
6. Jane Benson
  m. James Braithwaite of Broomhead Hall

Main source(s): BLG1952 (Benson formerly of The Fould)
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