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James Bennett (1848 - 1918)

James Bennett
Born in Sunderland, Durham, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 1871 in Sunderland, Durham, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 69 in Kauwhata, Manawatu, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Nov 2014
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James was born in 1848.[1] He was the son of John and Rebecca nee Samuel. He was baptised on the 27th of August 1848.[2]

James Bennett married Margaret Ann Crow/Brazneal in 1869.[3] They immigrated to New Zealand in 1874 aboard the Howrah with their sons William and Wilson.[4]

He passed away in 1918 in Kauwhata. [5][6][7] He is buried in Feilding Cemetery.[8]


  1. Birth Registration: "England & Wales Birth Index"
    FreeBMD Entry Information (accessed 8 February 2022)
    Bennett, James.
    GRO Reference: 1848 Jul-Aug-Sep in Sunderland Volume XXIV Page 305.
  2. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch ( : 20 March 2020), James Bennett, 1848.
  3. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), James Bennett, 1869; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1869, quarter 3, vol. 10A, p. 649, Sunderland, Durham, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  4. "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 March 2021), James Bennett, 30 Nov 1874; citing ship , Archives New Zealand, Wellington; FHL microfilm 004412861.
  5. Personal, Feilding Star, Volume XIV, Issue 3545, 31 July 1918, Page 2,
  6. NZ BDM death registration no. 1918/5650 Bennett James 71Y
  7. Probate recordArchives New Zealand: R22159248
  8. Grave site information of James Bennett (Died: 30 Jul 1918) at Feilding Cemetery in Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand from BillionGraves,
  • Source: S788296991 New Zealand, Cemetery Records, 1800-2007 Publication: Operations, Inc. Record Collection 60547
  • Source: S788297013 New Zealand, Electoral Rolls, 1853-1981 Publication: Operations, Inc. Record Collection 1836
  • Source: S788300135 England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 FreeBMD Publication: Operations Inc Record Collection 8913
  • Source: S788300520 Bristol, England, Select Church of England Parish Registers, 1720-1933 Publication: Operations, Inc. Record Collection 9842

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