Richard BENNETTS of Stennack
Margaret LYLE
Christopher BAWDEN Newton Moor
Richard BENNETTS of Cairn
Elizabeth BAWDEN
(1792-Bef 1861)
Joseph BENNETT Gent.


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Elizabeth Ann TEMBY

Joseph BENNETT Gent.

  • Born: 1834, Cairn, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Christened: 26 Apr 1834, Camborne, Cornwall 2
  • Married: 8 Jan 1855, Camborne, Cornwall 1
  • Died: 24 Mar 1906, Kerang, Victoria, Australia 3

   Another name for Joseph was Joseph BENNETTS.

   Research Notes:

Joseph and his wife emigrated to South Australia where they had one son, Edward Albert, born 10 Jul 1856 in Kooringa near Burra. They afterwards moved to Victoria.


Joseph Bennett died aged 72 years.

Joseph Bennett, Gent., late of Kerang, probate 5 Jul 1906, Melbourne, Victoria.



"An old colonist and a thirty years' resident of the Kerang district, in the person of Mr. Joseph Bennett, expired somewhat suddenly at his residence, Kerang, on Saturday afternoon, at the advanced age of 72 years. Mr. Bennett had been in failing health for about four years, the immediate cause of death being an affection of the heart. The deceased was born at Cambourne, in Cornwall, where, at the age of 21, he married and in the same year sailed for Australia. Landing first in South Australia, he devoted 21 months to copper mining. Victoria then claimed his attention, and in 1856 he arrived on the Ballarat goldfield, where he remained until 26 years later, indifferent health prompted him to take up land in the Chapstowe district, where he followed farming pursuits for about five years. Thirty years ago he, with three sons, came to this distict, and selected land at Murrabit, where, up to about four years ago, when he retired from active work, and settled down in Kerang, he, with the aid of irrigation, proved a most successful farmer. Mr Bennett was the first land-holder to irrigate in the Murrabit district, his initial watering dating back some 25 years. He was practically the originator of the Benjeroop and Murrabit Irrigation Trust. and was several times re-elected a commissioner of that body. He was also a member of the committee of the Kerang District Agricultural Society, in the affairs of which he always exhibited a keen interest. Mrs. Bennett, three sons — Messrs E. A. Bennett, of Nathalia, Matthew Bennett, of Yannathan, and Thomas Bennett of Murrabit — and one daughter — Mrs. C. Eagle, of Barham, New South Wales — survive him." 4 5

   Marriage Information:

Joseph married Elizabeth Ann TEMBY, daughter of Edward TEMBY and Elizabeth MAYNE, on 8 Jan 1855 in Camborne, Cornwall 1. (Elizabeth Ann TEMBY was born about 1832 in Goonorai, St. Agnes, Cornwall and was christened on 23 Jan 1832 in St Agnes, Cornwall 6.)

   Marriage Notes:

Joseph Bennetts, 19, of Tolcairn St., bachelor, miner, son of Richard Bennetts (dec'd), miner, and
Elizabeth Ann Temby, 23, of Water Stile, spinster, daughter of Edward Temby, miner

Married by Banns

Witnesses: Edward Temby, Jemima Temby


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2 Camborne Parish Register transcripts, Baptisms, p. 840.

3 Indexes for historical Victorian Births/Marriages/Deaths (Australia).

4 Australia, Victoria, Index to Probate Registers, 1841-1989, 99/136.

5 Bendigo Advertiser, Wednesday 28 March 1906.

6 St. Agnes Parish Registers, Baptisms, p. 167, no. 1331.

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