Benson,  James William Schindler

Benson, James William Schindler

Male 1854 - 1937  (~ 82 years)

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  • Name Benson, James William Schindler 
    Born Jun 1854  St Luke, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1861  Islington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St John 
    Died 26 Feb 1937  Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26259  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Benson, James William,   b. 12 Apr 1826, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1878, Walton on Thames, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Potter, Ann Lydia,   b. Abt 1833, Dartford, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1901, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 29 Nov 1846  Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F3681  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun 1854 - St Luke, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - St John - 1861 - Islington, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1937 - Bournemouth, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Family Crest
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  • Notes 
    • The article included here about J W Benson Ltd. states certain known facts. Some others can be added but only by supposition:

      The company's printed literature states "Establised in 1749". However, Samuel Suckley Benson and James William Benson were not born until 1822 and 1826 respectively. There is a presumption therefore that their Father William, who is recorded as a Baptist Minister and Watchmaker at different times, his Father before him - most likely also William Benson (see below) - and his Father before him - George Benson - were also jewellers, as to found the company as early as 1749 would require that number of generations to have been involved.

      The supposition on who William's Father was is based on an Apprentice record for Thomas Benson, on which Thomas' Father is noted as William Benson, a watch-spring maker. The record is dated 1811. Assuming it was the practice at that time to take up an apprenticeship at about the age of 13 14 years old, this would give a birth year for Thomas of about 1797 8. There is a Thomas Benson born in 1798 in Lambeth Street, Whitechapel, Father William and mother Jane. There is also a William Benson born to the same parents from the same address on 30 January 1788.

      The partnership is recorded as being dissolved on the 27th Jan. 1855. This may have been because of Samuel Suckley Benson's ill health - he died two years later - and James William continued the business under the name J.W.Benson and Co.. James William Benson died on the 7th October 1878, aged 52, and his sons, James, Alfred and Arthur took over the running of the business.

      Modified extract from Chris Balm History of J W Benson Ltd. (www.cj balm.com)

  • Sources 
    1. [S178] GRO England and Wales.
      St Saviour 4 532