Christopher BENNETTS
(Abt 1813-1886)


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Emily Anne CANE


  • Born: 1851, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 3
  • Married: 24 Oct 1874, Residence of the Bride's Parents, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 1 Feb 1901, Picton, New South Wales, Australia 4 5

   Research Notes:

BENNETT.—February 1, suddenly at Picton, of apoplexy, Alfred, beloved husband of Emily Bennett, of Clairvaux, Rose Bay."

"February 1, suddenly at Picton (of Clairvaux, Rose Bay), Alfred, son of the late Samuel Bennett."


"Death of Mr. Alfred Bennett.

On Friday, February 1, Mr. Alfred Bennett, while attending as a witness at the Picton Courthouse, was struck down by apoplexy. He was removed to one of the court rooms, and Dr. Ein was summoned, but the case was pronounced hopeless and death took place at 11 p.m. on February 1. Mr. Alfred Bennett was the eldest son of the late Mr. Samuel Bennett, the founder of the "Town and Country Journal" and the "Evening News." At the age of about 18, Mr. Alfred Bennett, having finished his education at the Rev. J. Pendril's School, Glebe Point, entered the business, and, on the death of Mr. Samuel Bennett, in 1878, he succeeded to the position of manager, in the business now owned by Messrs. Frank and Christopher Bennett and Mrs. Henniker Heaton. He was a man of remarkable force of character, and, imbued with a high optimism, which led him into great and various enterprises. He was a profound believer in the progress of Australia, and in the splendid future in store for her. He took a deep interest in all matters affecting pastoral, agricultural, and mining affairs, and owned many farms, dairies, and pastures. He was one of the first to use the ensilage system, and spared no expense to introduce the latest devices in all manner of'industries. He retired from the "Town and Country Journal" and "Evening News" some, years ago, and since that time he has devoted himself to matters concerning his agricultural and pastoral properties, more especially the breeding of coaching stock, in which he has been very successful. He was a man of fine physique, great personal courage, and was a crack shot. He was in his 50th year at the time of his death, and he leaves a widow, two sons, and three daughters to mourn their loss...." 6

   Marriage Information:

Alfred married Emily Anne CANE, daughter of Alfred M. CANE and Emily, on 24 Oct 1874 in Residence of the Bride's Parents, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1 2. (Emily Anne CANE was born about 1845 and died on 12 Nov 1917 in Spring Hill, Glenmore near Camden, N.S.W., Australia 7 8.)

   Marriage Notes:

" BENNETT—CANE.—October 24, at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. John Graham, Alfred, eldest son of Samuel Bennett, to Emily, eldest daughter of Alfred Cane."


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 991/1874.

2 The Sydney Morning Herald, Thursday 29 October 1874.

3 NSW Registry BDM (births), 219/1851 V1851219 38A.

4 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 2841/1901.

5 The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 4 February 1901, Tuesday 5 February 1901.

6 Australian Town and Country Journal, Saturday 9 February 1901.

7 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 15105/1917.

8 Evening News (Sydney), Monday 12 November 1917.

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