'Benson03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Benson Lord Bingley, Benson of Bristol, Benson of Knaresborough, Benson of Salisbury

John Benson of Bristol
m. (1633) Joan Turner
1. Richard Benson of Bristol (d before 07.02.1675/6)
  m1. Catherine
  A. Richard Benson of Bristol (a 05.1688)
  m. Anne Wharton (dau of Samuel Wharton of Bristol)
  i.+ issue - Samuel, Richard, Ann
  B. Hezekiah Benson (b c1660, d 15.07.1735, High Bailiff of Westminster, 4th son)
  m1. Elizabeth Rouse (dau of James Rouse of Okingham)
  i. Mary Benson
  m. _ Popjoy
  ii.+ other issue - Hezekiah, James, Paulina
  m2. Jane Aedis (dau of Richard Aedis of Molesey)
  C.+ other issue - John, Ebenezer, Azariah, Nehemiah, others
  m2. Susanna Smith (dau of Samuel Smith of Frome Selwood)
  H. Samuel Benson of Salisbury (b 01.1673-4)
  m. Eliza Fowler of Salisbury (dau of George Fowler by Martha)
  i. Joseph Benson
  ii. George Benson of Salisbury (bpt 10.08.1699, d 1780)
  m1. Elizabeth Prater
  a. Elizabeth Benson (b 1724)
m. Ferdinand Hartgill of Kilvington
  m2. (1732) Hannah Haskol (b 1695, dau of Thomas Haskol of Fontmell Magna)
  b. George Fowls Benson of Salisbury (b 30.12.1732, d 08.01.1819)
  m. (10.08.1753) Martha Abbot (d 31.03.1806, dau of Edmund Abbot of Winterbowen Dauney)
  (1) Edmund Benson of the Close, Salisbury (b 19.07.1754, d 09.01.1835)
  m. Ann Hunt Grubbe (d 03.12.1826, dau of Thomas Hunt Grubbe of Potterne)
  (A) George Lewis Benson (b 12.04.1791, 3rd son?) had issue
  m. Sarah Bradford (dau of James Bradford of Swindon, widow)
  (B)+ other issue - Edmund Earle (b 07.11.1787, dsp 1813), William (d unm 11.09.1823), Robert (b 05.02.1797, d 1844, Recorder of Salisbury), Frances (b 06.12.1785), Anna Maria (b 23.10.1786), Ellen (b 15.10.1799, d 17.10.1823)
  (2) Elizabeth Benson
  m. Edward Ballard (alderman of Salisbury)
  (3)+ othjer issue - George (d 07.01.1810, Major), others (d young - Henry, Samuel, Frances)
  c. Thomas Benson to Newfoundland (b 09.1740)
  m. Mary Palmes (dau of Richard Palmes by Jane)
  d. Hannah Benson
  m. George Young of Wilton Borough
  I. Joseph Benson



Hunter originally provided the top line of this family (Robert), Le Neve the other (William), FMG (vol 2) does most of both. Hunter includes a note that Le Neve does call 'John' Christopher thereby providing comfort that they are covering the same family. Hunter mentions that John "came from London to Great Salkeld, co. Cumb.".
John or Christopher Benson (a temp Elizabeth who r. 1558-1603) named Christopher by Le Neve & FMG (vol 2) but John by Hunter
m. Agnes Atkinson (dau of John Atkinson)
1. Robert Benson
m. Margaret Inman
  A/B. Robert Benson of Red Hall in Wrenthorpe (Wrenthorn), Yorkshire (bur 20.07.1676)
  m. Dorothy Jenkins (dau of Tobias Jenkins of Grimston, m2. Sir Henry Belasyse of Brancepeth)
  i. Robert Benson of Bramham, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Bingley (b 1675/6, dspm 09.04.1731)
  m. (21.12.1703) Elizabeth Finch (d 26.02.1757, dau of Heneage Finch, 1st Earl of Aylesford)
  a. Harriet Benson (bpt 04.02.1704/5, d 07.04.1771)
  m. (12.07.1731) George Fox, later Lane-Fox, Lord Bingley of Bingley (d 1772)
  p. ?? Sill (dau of James Sill of Wakefield) identified in Goodricke records
  b. Mary Benson
  m. (28.09.1731) Sir John Goodricke, 5th Bart of Ribstone (b 20.05.1708, d 03.08.1789)
  ii. Elizabeth Benson (bpt 18.6.1672, dsp 05.01.1701)
m. (c06.1700 (not 1690)) Sir John Wodehouse of Kimberley
  iii.+ other issue - Robert (bpt 25.03.1675), Dorothy (d 1699)
  B/A. Christopher Benson
  m. Isabel Forster (dau of Ed. Forster of Skipton)
  i. Edmund Benson
  m. Judith Draper (dau of William Draper of Beswick)
  a. William Benson
  m. Mary Thomlinson
  (1) Edmund Benson
  m. Ann Appleyard (dau of Robert Appleyard of Otley)
2. William Benson
m. Elizabeth Cotes (dau of James Cotes of Halifax)
  A. Robert Benson of Yorkshire (a 1640)
  m. Mary Maud (dau of Daniell Maud of Maysthorp)
  i. Sir William Benson of London & Bromley, Sheriff of London (a 1707, Colonel, Constable of the Tower)
  m. Martha Austin (dau of John Austin of London)
  a. William Benson, Sheriff of Wiltshire (bpt 17.03.1681-2, bur 09.02.1754)
  m. _ Earle of Bristol
  b. Jane Benson
  m. (1702) Henry Hoare (dau of Sir Richard Hoare of London)
  c.+ other issue - Robert, John, Samuel, Richard, Thomas, Henry (a 1709), Benjamin, Septimus, Mary, Elizabeth



William Benson
1. Robert Benson of Knaresborough
  m. Mary Lisly (dau of Thomas Lisly)
  A. Richard Benson
  m. Martha Spilmans (dau/coheir of Francis Spilmans, son of Sir John)
  i. Richard Benson (a 1603, 2nd son?)
  m. Ann Griffin of Herefordshire
  a.+ issue - Robert, Richard, Thomas
  ii. Mary Benson
  m. Humphrey Lloyd of Newton
  iii. Jane Benson
  m. ?? of Leicestershire
  iv.+ other issue - Robert (priest), Erasmus, John, Thomas, George
  B. William Benson of London Bridge
  m. _ Horner of London Bridge
  C. Robert Benson of Pembrokeshire
  m. _ Froward (dau of Morris Froward of Somerset)
  D. Christian Benson
  E. Joan Benson
  m. Richard Matthew of Kent
  F. Mary Benson
  m. Edmond Andrewes (fishmonger)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section (uploaded 20.07.16) : FMG (vol 3, MS508, 'Benson', p1135+)
(2) For middle section (initially launched to a Temporary page on 08.03.07, expanded 29.04.12, moved here 20.07.16, reviewed & expanded 18.12.19 using FMG (vol 2)) : FMG (Continuation ('Hunter's Pedigrees', 1936, 'Benson of ...', p16), Le Neve's 'Pedigrees of the Knights' (1696, edited by George Marshall 1873, p494+), FMG (vol 2, MS224, 'Benson' (2), p537+) with some support from TCP ('Bingley')
(3) For lower section (uploaded 18.12.19) : FMG (vol 2, MS224, 'Benson' (1), p537)
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