John BENGE and Rose Annie Wilkins

John was the fourth child of David and Philadelphia and the first to be born in New Zealand in October 1841.
On 1st May 1867 he married Rose Annie WILKINS.


photo from Janet Doyle, from original held by Vern Toms.
(Left to right) Herbert, Elizabeth,George,Ethel, John Thomas,John,Alfred,Ernest,Charlotte.
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They had 10 children:
Elizabeth Annie, who married Job MABEY

John Thomas who married Emily Alice COLLETT

George Isaac who married (1) Elizabeth MABEY
  (2) Zella Olga HERN

Ernest James David who married Mary MABEY

Charlotte Blanche who married Frederick Thomas HEARD

Herbert Victor who married Elizabeth McCROSSAN

Leonard Bertram

Ethel Maud Mary who married Leonard Jackson

Edith Rose

Alfred who married Maida Georgina MABEY

John and Rose Annie lived most of their married life at Stonestead.

The BENGE Family's
contribution to Upper
Hutt is still recognised
today. Click here.

1952 Elizabeth MABEY (Nee BENGE)
        Charlotte HEARD (Nee BENGE)
        Ethel JACKSON (Nee BENGE)