Benson,  Kezia

Benson, Kezia

Female 1812 - 1890  (77 years)

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  • Name Benson, Kezia  [1, 2
    Born 13 Mar 1812  Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Christchurch
    Gender Female 
    Baptism Abt May 1812  Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christchurch 
    Find A Grave Memorial 157473280 
    Residence 1841  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    St Mary's 
    Residence 1861  Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    3 Brad Terrace 
    Residence 1871  Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    34 Jerston Street 
    Occupation 1881  [4
    General Dealer 
    Residence 1881  Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    82 James Street, Dealer 
    Died 8 Mar 1890  Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Cause: Epilepsy Bronchitis Exhaustion 
    • 51°30'2.81"N 0° 6'31.67"W
    • 38 Coral Street
    Research Done or Questions Nov 2016 
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    Buried Tooting, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lambeth Cemetery, Blackshaw Road
    Person ID I6401  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Benson, William,   b. 17 Sep 1790, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1863, Barnsbury, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Suckley, Phoebe,   b. 12 Jan 1792, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1870, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Dec 1809  Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F2899  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harman, Thomas,   b. Jun 1810, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1873, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 5 Jul 1829  Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Minister John Cecil Hall 
    Witness John Cumber and Mary Staply 
    Notes 
    • Reading, a borough and market town, having separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Reading, of Berks, 26 miles south southeast of Abingdon, and 39 southwest of London, on the road to Bath, lies less than 4 mi. from Beenham (See Also Parishes within 10 miles of Beenham). "In the beginning of the reign of Charles I., the courts of Chancery, King's Bench, and Common Pleas, with the court of Exchequer, and the courts of Wards and Liveries, were held at Reading, in Michaelmas term, in the year 1625, and again in 1635, in consequence of the prevalence of the plague, which was then raging in the metropolis, and a commission under the great seal, for putting in force the laws against the Popish recusants, was read in the courts here. At the commencement of the parliamentary war in this reign, the town was garrisoned for the parliament, but was abandoned by the governor on the approach of the royal forces in 1642; after which it was held by the King's troops, till taken for the parliament by the Earl of Essex, in the following year, after a siege of eight days. After the battle of Newbury, Essex marched to Reading, where he remained for two days; on his departure, it was again garrisoned for the King, who, on his visit in 1644, ordered the military works which had been erected, to be demolished: there are still many extensive remains of the outworks in the Forbury. The inhabitants suffered severely from the contributions levied by both parties, who had alternate possession of the town. In 1688, some Irish and Scottish troops belonging to the army of James ll. were posted at Reading, from which they fled on the approach of the Dutch troops under the Prince of Orange; but returning soon after, a skirmish took place in the town, in which the only officer in the prince's army who lost his life in the expedition, was killed: the anniversary of this battle, which was called "Reading Fight, " was annually commemorated till about the year 1788, when it was discontinued. The town comprises the parishes of St Giles, St Lawrence, and St Mary's, in the archdeaconry of Berks, and diocese of Salisbury. The living of St Giles' is a vicarage. in the patronage of the Crown. The living of St Lawrence's is a vicarage. in the patronage of the President and Fellows of St John's College, Oxford. : The living of St Mary's is a vicarage. in the patronage of the Crown. " (Lewis, 1830)
    Children 
    +1. Harman, William Benson,   b. 24 Dec 1830, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1864, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)  [natural]
    +2. Harman, James Alfred,   b. 16 Aug 1835, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1884, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [natural]
     3. Harman, George,   b. 11 Jun 1838, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1881, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
    +4. Harman, Thomas Benson,   b. 11 Jun 1838, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1884, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  [natural]
    +5. Harman, Sarah Jane,   b. 16 May 1841, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1926, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    +6. Harman, Joseph Charles I,   b. 7 Jul 1844, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1899, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
    +7. Harman, Samuel John I,   b. Jul 1846, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1921  (Age ~ 74 years)  [natural]
     8. Harman, Amos,   b. 14 Nov 1848, Reading, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Oct and Dec 1902, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +9. Harman, Ebenezer Albert,   b. 27 Jul 1851, St. Luke's, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1911, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    +10. Harman, Edward Arthur,   b. 21 Jan 1854, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1883, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
    +11. Harman, Phoebe Benson,   b. 8 Dec 1857, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1927, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [natural]
    +12. Harman, Mary Ann Kezia,   b. 14 Jun 1860, Lambeth, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1922, Greenwich, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2361  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Mar 1812 - Southwark, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - Christchurch - Abt May 1812 - Southwark, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jul 1829 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - St Mary's - 1841 - Reading, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 3 Brad Terrace - 1861 - Lambeth, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 34 Jerston Street - 1871 - Lambeth, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 82 James Street, Dealer - 1881 - Lambeth, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Epilepsy Bronchitis Exhaustion - 8 Mar 1890 - Lambeth, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tooting, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Lambeth Cemetery
    Lambeth Cemetery

    Documents
    Benson, Kezia Birth Record
    Benson, Kezia Birth Record
    Benson, Kezia Harman Death Record
    Benson, Kezia Harman Death Record
    Harman, Kezia - Burial Plot 1890
    Harman, Kezia - Burial Plot 1890
    Benson, Kezia Birth Church Record
    Benson, Kezia Birth Church Record

    Headstones
    Lambeth Cemetery
    Lambeth Cemetery

    Family Crest
    Benson Family Crest
    Benson Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • Married at the age of 17 - unusual for the time. She was the daughter of a Baptist Minister and was not baptized in a Church but was accepted into the faith after her birth as was the custom of their faith. You will notice that the name of Benson keeps cropping up as a second given name with a Lot of the children, it was obviously important, probably because Kezia's brothers were jewellers and silversmiths, and having 3 shops and manufactories in the better parts of London, and consequently quite wealthy. Kezia had travelled from her home in London as a child with her family to Reading, England because her Father took up a post as a Minister there, she as you see, met and married Thomas, and some years later returned to the area of London which she knew, with younger members of her own family. In 1871 Census her name is indexed wrong, they have it as Vivia Harman.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1007] England, Birth, Death and Marriage Records Archived.
      Record for Kezia Benson

    2. [S178] GRO England and Wales.
      Record for Kezia Benson

    3. [S11] 1841 England Census, taken June 6, 1841.

    4. [S24] 1881 England Census, taken April 3rd, 1881.

    5. [S178] GRO England and Wales.

    6. [S1007] England, Birth, Death and Marriage Records Archived, London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary At Lambeth, Register of marriages, P85 MRY1, Item 396.