Daisy I. BENSON

Female 1884 - 1897  (13 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Daisy I. BENSON was born 1884, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia (daughter of Thomas Henry BENSON and Annie ANDERSON); died 1897, New South Wales, Australia.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Thomas Henry BENSON was born 4 Dec 1855, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia (son of Paul Whitney BENSON, ,Transported Convict and Charlotte WICKS-WEEKES); died 29 May 1933, Granville, New South Wales, Australia.

    Thomas married Annie ANDERSON 1876, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia. Annie was born 1856, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; died 9 Jul 1930, New South Wales, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Annie ANDERSON was born 1856, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia; died 9 Jul 1930, New South Wales, Australia.
    Children:
    1. Eva Pauline BENSON was born 1879, New South Wales, Australia; died 1961, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. 1. Daisy I. BENSON was born 1884, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia; died 1897, New South Wales, Australia.
    3. Dorothy Selwyn BENSON was born 1889, New South Wales, Australia; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. Henry Richard Victor BENSON was born 1895, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. Thomas F. S. BENSON was born 1897, New South Wales, Australia; died Yes, date unknown.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Paul Whitney BENSON, ,Transported Convict was born 23 Mar 1814, Cork, Ireland; died 8 Oct 1898, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

    Notes:

    Paul ,the son of John Benson and Susannah Whitney,faced trial at the Epiphany Quarter Sessions, Southwark on 8 Jan 1830. He was found guilty of theft of a handkerchief,and sentenced to transportation for the term of seven years.

    He was transported on the Lady Harewood, which sailed from Sheerness 17 Oct 1830 with 216 other prisoners,and on arrival in Sydney on the 4th March 1831, was housed at the Carters Barracks for young offenders and later assigned to Thomas Cowper, son of the Reverend William Cowper .

    Paul received his Ticket of Freedom on 14th February 1837

    Paul married Charlotte WICKS-WEEKES 8 Feb 1841, St Anne's Church of England, Hunters Hill, NSW, Australia. Charlotte (daughter of Robert WICKS-WEEKES, ,Transported Convict and Sarah Mary WEAVERS, ,of Westward Cottage,Ryde) was born 25 Sep 1822, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia; died 19 Nov 1902, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Charlotte WICKS-WEEKES was born 25 Sep 1822, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia (daughter of Robert WICKS-WEEKES, ,Transported Convict and Sarah Mary WEAVERS, ,of Westward Cottage,Ryde); died 19 Nov 1902, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

    Notes:

    Charlottes record is listed under the surname Weekes.

    Children:
    1. Isabella Charlotte BENSON was born 10 Jul 1842, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia; died 1877, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. James R. BENSON was born 1843, Hunters Hill, New South Wales, Australia; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. Paul Alfred BENSON was born 1844; died 1926, Granville, New South Wales, Australia.
    4. Leslie Robert BENSON was born 1847; died 1885.
    5. Susannah BENSON was born 1851, New South Wales, Australia; died 1942, Concord , New South Wales, Australia.
    6. George BENSON was born 4 Mar 1854, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia; died 27 Feb 1855, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
    7. 2. Thomas Henry BENSON was born 4 Dec 1855, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia; died 29 May 1933, Granville, New South Wales, Australia.
    8. Mary Adelaide BENSON was born 1858, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia; died 1859, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
    9. Martha Jane BENSON was born 18 Aug 1858, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia; died 26 Nov 1923, Morpeth, New South Wales, Australia.
    10. Edward Ernest BENSON was born 22 Mar 1861, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia; died 1944, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
    11. Sydney Albert BENSON was born 17 Aug 1863, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia; died 7 May 1949, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
    12. Frederick James BENSON was born 20 Nov 1867, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia; died 1942, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  Robert WICKS-WEEKES, ,Transported Convict was born 8 Jun 1775, Stoke Fleming, Devon, England; died 1 May 1837, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

    Notes:

    The son of Walter Weekes and Jane Hutchins,Robert was a sawyer ,who in 1801, received a life sentence for sheep stealing ,was transported to Australia aboard the Perseus,departing Portsmouth ,England on the 12 Feb 1802, and arrived in NSW on 4th August 1802.

    Robert married Sarah Mary WEAVERS, ,of Westward Cottage,Ryde 23 Sep 1817, St Phillips Church of England, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Sarah (daughter of James WEAVERS, ,Transported Convict,of Kissing Point and Mary Ann HUTCHINSON, ,Transported Convict) was born 29 Mar 1800, Kissing Point, New South Wales, Australia; died 24 May 1872, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Sarah Mary WEAVERS, ,of Westward Cottage,Ryde was born 29 Mar 1800, Kissing Point, New South Wales, Australia (daughter of James WEAVERS, ,Transported Convict,of Kissing Point and Mary Ann HUTCHINSON, ,Transported Convict); died 24 May 1872, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.

    Notes:

    Sarah was part of a remarkable pioneering family whose members variously survived the hardships and privations of apprehension, trial, transportation, shipwreck, 'native attack", harsh conditions, disease, infant mortality and the tragic loss of many of its members in an isolated settlement.

    Westward Cottage,built close to St Anne's Church for Grannie Sarah Watts ("Sally" Weaver / Wicks / Watts) as her preferred place of retirement, it remained associated with her and her family despite the fact she never occupied it.The building demonstrates the contribution of worker's to the life of Ryde Village in the mid to late 19th Century. Its use as a house for stonemasons, council worker's and as a laundry is evocative of the social fabric and order prevailing through the end of the 19th Century and into the 20th. It was associated with the descendants of Granny Watts, particularly with her sons Robert and George Wicks and Henry Watts, its owner who bequeathed it to his daughter Jessie Taylor through her to Lennie Taylor in an unbroken line for 125 years. It connects the families' descendants with their pioneering origins as descendants of the Weavers / Porters in the person of Mary Porter (ne้ Hutchinson), Richard Porter and James Weavers her first husband..


    Born to James Weavers and Mary Hutchinson in 1800 she was raised as part of the blended family of Mary and Richard Porter following the tragic deaths of their respective spouses,Ann Hutchinson and James Weavers who were buried within one day of each other in 1805.

    Sarah survived to earn the respect of Ryde as "friend, nurse, midwife, spiritual advisor and business woman" and her coffin was carried in relays by the men of the district from her cottage in North Road to her funeral service at St Anne's.

    Though not occupied by family members until the early 1920s when it was slightly enlarged, the house remained with descendants of Sarah Watts until 1976 when it was sold to the Halvorsens who added further additional rooms and renovated the house retaining the majority of its original fabric. Following its identification for demolition by the RTA in the early 1990s, The Ryde District Historical Society was instrumental in its advocacy for Westward as the last surviving worker's cottage in the Ryde Village precinct.

    Ref:Westward Cottage, Ryde - Cons. Management Plan , Colin Israel - Heritage Solutions - 9 July 2007

    Children:
    1. Mary Ann E. WICKS was born 5 Apr 1818, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; died 1872, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
    2. Robert WICKS was born 6 Sep 1820, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia; died 8 Aug 1901, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
    3. 5. Charlotte WICKS-WEEKES was born 25 Sep 1822, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia; died 19 Nov 1902, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
    4. George William WICKS, ,Mayor of Ryde(1876) was born 1824; died 22 Jan 1898, Ryde, New South Wales, Australia.
    5. Elizabeth Jane WICKS was born 17 Mar 1827, New South Wales, Australia; died 1917, New South Wales, Australia.




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