Elizabeth Benge

18 November 1836–6 February 1896 (Age 59)
Marden, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Benge was born on 18 November 1836, in Marden, Kent, England, her father, David Benge, was 23 and her mother, Philadelphia (Sarah) Roberts, was 20. She married William Slater Gardiner on 8 January 1852, in Taita, Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 6 February 1896, in Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

William Slater Gardiner
1834–1893
Elizabeth Benge
1836–1896
Marriage: 8 January 1852
Annie Gardner
1852–1936
James Edward Gardner
1854–1899
Alice Gardner
1856–1857
Elizabeth Gardner
1858–1908
Jane Gardner
1860–1919
William Slater Gardner
1862–1929
Thomas Gardner
1865–1934
Ruth Gardner
1867–1920
Eliza Gardner
1869–1944
Ellen Gardner
1872–1929
David Gardner
1874–1953
Eva Gardner
1877–1954
Edward Gardner
1879–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 January 1852
Taita, Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
children

(13)

    Annie Gardner

    Female1852–1936Female

    James Edward Gardner

    Male1854–1899Male

    Alice Gardner

    Female1856–1857Female

    Elizabeth Gardner

    Female1858–1908Female

    Jane Gardner

    Female1860–1919Female

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1840

Age 4

The Maori sign the Treaty of Waitangi giving control to the British in exchange for protection and guaranteed Maori possession of their lands.
1840 · New Zealands first Capital

Age 4

Okiato, today's Russell, was surveyed directly after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed and became a landing post for travelers coming from New South Wales, Australia. It was thought to be the first Capital of New Zealand before it became its own separate colony in 1841. 
1858 · New Provinces Act

Age 22

The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name from a place named Bengen in Rhineland.2 Hungarian: from a place in Baranya county called Benge, one of only a few Hungarian habitational names without the -i suffix.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Gardener in entry for Eliza Gardener, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Elizabeth Gardner in entry for David Gardner, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Elizabeth Benge Gardner, "Find A Grave Index"

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