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From: "robert" <>
Subject: BENSON
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 20:59:58 +1000
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Quick, tell Bob Cunning there's a BENSON popped up on the Essex list!

Pat Whitelaw

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lindy Kershaw" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, May 08, 2005 6:45 PM
Subject: [Ess] Essex Ancestors - where did yours live?

>I just wish I could trace them?
> My maternal grandmother Florence came from Southend, but there is a
> problem
> with finding the family, She was BENSON, she said her father was
> Richard!
> No trace of him what so ever! The only family that seems to fit, names,
> ages etc, was one with a father Henry...even him I cannot find with the
> family at home! He was a mariner! I have not as yet been able to visit
> Essex, well not since I was a child!
> Florence married name was MAY, they came from Wiltshire, that has been
> very
> satisfying, I have visited the village, seen the house, seen my g-g-g
> grandfathers 'original' will 1838, held it in my hand. And been able to
> trace the family back to 1635!
> But it is soooooo frustrating when you cannot make the other links!
> Ha! I have family links from Kent, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire,
> Staffordshire, all migrated to London in the mid/late 1800's.
> But I am still claiming my heritage from Essex, as the genes come down
> from
> mother to daughter! So they say!! :-)))
> Lindy

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