- Born: Abt 1856
- Married: 28 Jul 1883, Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia 1 2
- Died: 8 Jul 1937, Cloncurry District Hospital, Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia 3
"There passed away on Thursday last at the Cloncurry District Hospital after a long and painful illness Mr Peter Benson aged 81, father of Mrs. S. N. Johnson of Cloncurry and Mt. Isa with whom he resided for some years, The funeral took place from the Presbyterian Church and was largely attended, the Rev T. Hall reading the burial service. A Mrs Lloyd is also a daughter. Deceased's wife pre-deceased him some years ago."
"A very old identity of this and the Charters Towers district passed away in the Cloncurry Hospital on Thursday last in the person of Mr. Peter Benson, aged 81 years. Deceased was the father of Mrs. S. Newman Johnson, whose husband was at one time a solicitor in Charters Towers, but has practised in Cloncurry and Mt. Isa for many years." 4 5
Peter married Agnes Gertrude MONTEITH, daughter of William MONTEITH and Mary Elizabeth ALPHEN, on 28 Jul 1883 in Kangaroo Point, Queensland, Australia 1 2. (Agnes Gertrude MONTEITH was born on 8 Dec 1866 in Marlborough, Queensland, Australia 6 7 and died on 19 Mar 1930 in St. Martin's Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia 8 9.)
"BENSON - MONTEITH. On the 28th July, at the residence of the bride's father, Kangaroo Point, by the Rev. John Macpherson, Peter Benson, to Agnes Gertrude, eldest daughter of William Monteith."
Queensland BDM, 1883/B8399.
The Brisbane Courier, Saturday 4 August 1883.
Queensland BDM, 1937/C2776.
Cloncurry Advocate, Saturday 10 July 1937.
Townsville Daily Bulletin, Saturday 17 July 1937.
Queensland BDM, 1866/C1635.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 18 December 1866.
Queensland BDM, 1930/B10517.
The Brisbane Courier, Friday 21 March 1930.