Christopher BENNETTS
(Abt 1813-1886)


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  • Born: 1853, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1
  • Married: 4 Sep 1878, St. Mary's Church, Waverley, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
  • Died: 27 Oct 1901, "Fernleigh", Rose Bay, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 2 3

   Research Notes:


It is our sad duty to announce the death, early yesterday morning, at his residence, Femleigh, Rose Bay, of Mr. Frank Bennett, managing proprietor of the 'Evening News' and the 'Town and Country Journal.' The deceased, who was in bis 48th year, was the second son of the late Mr. Samuel Bennett, and was educated at the King's School, Parramatta. He afterwards proceeded to Europe, to obtain a thorough knowledge of the engineering and other practical branches of the newspaper business. He had not been in the best of health for some time, but was confined to his room for not quite a fortnight. Perhaps what he would himself best have liked said of him was that he always endeavored to follow the journalistic traditions of his father, the founder of these papers, for whom he ever bore a most fond remembrance, and from whom in his young days he had gathered much. The deceased, who will be widely missed and regretted, leaves a widow and four children."

Abstract of Will of Frank Bennett, late of Rose Bay, Sydney, Newspaper Proprietor

Written: 6 May 1881
Probate: 13 Dec 1901

Effects: £53762

Executors & Trustees: wife Edith Bennett, brother Christopher Bennett, and Richard Burnett Jnr. Esquire of Sydney

Beneficiaries: as above 4 5

   Marriage Information:

Frank married Edith TRENERY, daughter of Thomas Grey TRENERY of Penryn and Unknown, on 4 Sep 1878 in St. Mary's Church, Waverley, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia. (Edith TRENERY died on an unknown date.)

   Marriage Notes:

"BENNETT—TRENERY.—September 4. at St. Mary's Church, Waverley, by the Rev. Stanley Mitchell, Frank, second son of the late Samuel Bennett, of Sydney, to Edith, daughter of the late Thomas Grey Trenery, of Penryn, Cornwall, England."

The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 16 September 1878


1 NSW Registry BDM (births), 953/1853 V1853953 58.

2 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 16103/1901.

3 Australian Town and Country Journal, Saturday 2 November 1901.

4 Evening News (Sydney), Monday 28 October 1901.

5 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 24473.

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