'Benson03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Benson Lord Bingley, Benson of Bristol, 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 provides one line of this family, Le Neve the other. Hunter starts with John (m. Agnes, dau of John Atkinson) whilst Le Neve starts with Christopher (m. Agnes, dau of _ Atkinson). Hunter includes a note that Le Neve does call 'John' Christopher thereby providing comfort that they are both 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)
m. Agnes Atkinson (dau of John Atkinson)
1. Robert Benson this line provided by Hunter
m. Margaret Inman
  A. 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)
2. William Benson this line provided by Le Neve
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 Bromley', Sheriff of London (a 1707, Colonel, Constable of the Tower)
  m. Martha Austyn (dau of John Austyn of London)
  a. William Benson, Sheriff of Wiltshire (a 1710)
  m. _ Earle of Bristol
  b. Jane Benson
  m. (1702) Henry Hoar (dau of Sir Richard Hoar of London)
  c.+ other issue - Robert, John, Samuel, Richard, Thomas, Henry (a 1709), Benjamin, Septimus, Mary, Elizabeth

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