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George Benson (abt. 1805)

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George Benson
Born about in Grates Cove, Newfoundland, Canadamap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Grates Cove, Newfoundland, Canadamap
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Categories: Grates Cove, Newfoundland Colony.



There are two George Benson's married within 10 months of each other in Grates Cove, both on the same records sheet (see George Benson). I've tried my best to determine who was who, but there are a number of contradictory accounts of the family.

They seem to have had at least two children in Grates Cove[1]:

  1. Newman, born Oct. 18, 1840
  2. Sarah Ann, born Feb. 15, 1851


Name George Benson
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 04 Dec 1829
Event Place Grates Cove, Bay de Verde, Newfoundland
Gender Male
Spouse's Name Martha Lewis
Spouse's Gender Female[2]

Witnesses: John Snelgrove and Thomas Benson



  2. "Newfoundland, Vital Statistics, 1753-1893," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 August 2015), George Benson and Martha Lewis, 04 Dec 1829; citing Marriage, Grates Cove, Bay de Verde, Newfoundland, Canada, Provincial Archives, St. John's.

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