David and Nicholas BENGE and their families left Marden, Kent, England and sailed from London 1 February 1841 and sailed to Wellington, New Zealand on "Katherine Stewart Forbes",arriving in June. On the Shipping List, David's wife is listed as Sarah, but her ful name was Philadelphia,
David and Philapelphia had 3 children Elizabeth, Emma and James,when they arrived in New Zealand and she was pregnant with the 4th, John. James died soon after they arrived in New Zealand.
Nicholas and Jane had 2 children, Nicholas and Rebecca.