Christopher BENNETTS
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Christopher BENNETTS
Christopher BENNETT


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Christopher BENNETT

  • Born: 1818, Camborne Vean, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Christened: 1 Aug 1818, Camborne, Cornwall 3
  • Married: 8 May 1880, St. Luke's Church, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 8 Sep 1893, Restormel, Darling Point, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 4 5

   Another name for Christopher was Christopher BENNETTS.

   Research Notes:

"BENNETT.—September 8, suddenly, at his residence, Restormel, Darling Point, Christopher Bennett, sen., brother of the late Samuel Bennett."


" Death of Mr. C. Bennett, Sen.

It is with feelings of deep regret that we announce to our readers the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Christopher Bennett, sen., head of the Evening News and the Town and Country Journal engineering department. Mr. Bennett, though he had been slightly troubled with a cold during the past few days, was apparently in sound health for a man of his advanced years. He drove home yesterday afternoon to his residence at Darling Point, and appeared to be in his customary spirits all the evening, but expired with awful suddenness about 11 o'clock, the cause of death being the sudden stoppage of the action of the heart. The deceased was a brother of the late Samuel Bennett, founder of the Evening News and the Town and Country Journal, and was about 75 years of age. He was born at Camborne, Cornwall, and his calling was that of a mechanical engineer. He served his apprenticeship at the Hale Foundry, Cornwall. He had travelled a great deal through America in his earlier days, and took up his residence in Australia over half a century ago. He had charge of the engineering department of this establishment from the foundation of the various journals issued from it, and was held in high esteem by his relatives and by all with whom he was associated in the office. His terribly sudden death is naturally felt as a severe blow by his family and his connections. He leaves a widow and four young children."

"Christopher Bennett, late of Darling Point, Gentleman.

5th October 1893. BY ACT OF COURT Admon with power to see Real Estate granted to Margaret Ann Bennett of "Restormel" Darling Point the widow of the said deceased.
BOND dispensed with.
INTESTATE DIED 8th September 1893. GOODS SWORN under £3080. 6 7

   Marriage Information:

Christopher married Margaret Anne MOESCH, daughter of Francis MOESCH and Elizabeth, on 8 May 1880 in St. Luke's Church, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 1 2. (Margaret Anne MOESCH died on 23 Sep 1923 in Camborne, Gordon Rd., Roseville, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 8 9.)

   Marriage Notes:

"BENNETT-MOESCH.—May 8, at St. Luke's Church, Sydney, by the Rev. Thomas Unwin, Christopher Bennett, to Margaret Anne, eldest daughter of Francis Moesch, of Picton."


1 NSW Registry BDM (marriages), 549/1880.

2 Evening News (Sydney), Monday 7 June 1880.

3 Camborne Parish Register transcripts, Baptisms, p. 707.

4 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 15806/1893.

5 The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday 11 September 1893.

6 Evening News (Sydney), Saturday 9 September 1893.

7 New South Wales Will Books, 1800-1952, no. 5607.

8 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 12202/1923.

9 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 25 September 1923.

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