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From: "Ross Bannister" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Essex Ancestors
Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 16:54:48 -0000
No problem with the beer but the 'Rising Sun' is now the 'The Mess', run by the local British Legion.
Members Only so I suppose I'll just have to join!!!!
See this excellent site, originally by Ian 'Pubby' Hunter and now ably run by Kevin.
See ya in 2007!!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: Mr Robert Benson<mailto:>
Sent: 08 November 2005 07:38
Subject: [Ess] Essex Ancestors
My paternal lines are BENSON 1800 onwards and mainly from Rochford and Grays Thurrock.
Benson boys married the Peppers, Savills, Lanes, Days, Richardsons, Ashwells and Feishers amongst others.
Benson girls married the Bannisters, Tylers and Webbs amongst others.
I was born in Plaistow in 1938 and the last time I was in Grays was in 1958 at my Grandfather's ( George Joseph ) funeral.
We are coming over in your spring 2007 when hopefully Ross Bannister will buy me a beer at "The Rising Sun" because one of his blokes ( John ) married one of my girls ( Sophia ) in 1851. My Grandmother Violet Emily was shown on the 1901 census as being a servant wench " Barmaid " there.
Thankyou all for your help, guidance, encouragement and humour.
Bob and Val Benson
Lambs Valley NSW