Clement Benning1

(1852 - 29 May 1904)
Last EditedJan 21, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895
Birth1852 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism17 October 1852 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Clement of Clement Benning and Susan Penny. Sponsors Edward Morris and Ellen O'Neill."1 
(Witness) Baptism27 July 1873 Burin, Newfoundland, Canada; "Mary Eliza Rose of John Marshall and Mary Ann Pike. Witnesses: Clement Benning and Anne Marshall."; Principal=Mary Eliza Rose Marshall2 
Death29 May 1904 Head of Bay, Fortune Bay District, Newfoundland, Canada; Record states that Clement Benning, born Burin, died of Dropsy at age 55, Roman Catholic. Buried in Harbor Breton.3 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Clement Benning, 17 October 1852.
  2. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 3, Baptisms 1833-1894, Saint Patrick's Parish, Burin, Newfoundland. Listing for Mary Eliza Rose Marshall, 27 July 1873.
  3. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Vital Records of Death, Fortune Bay District 1902-1906; Book 4, Pages 416-428; Transcribed by Mary Rawlinson in 2011; death of Clement Benning, 29 May 1904; accessed 1/21/2021 at http://ngb.chebucto.org/Vstats/…

Clement Joseph Benning1,2

(24 June 1879 - 21 October 1928)
Last EditedMar 4, 2021
FatherJoseph Benning b. 1850; His marriage record states his father is Joseph Benning and in the Census of 1910, his "aunt", Julia Benning is living with him.3,4
MotherEmma Walsh3

Family

Agnes Mary Penny b. 17 May 1880, d. 4 Jan 1974
Marriage4 November 1903 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; Marriage of Clement J. Benning of Boston, son of Joseph Benning and Emma Walsh (Pierre Miq.) to Agnes Penny of Halifax, daughter of Isaac Penny and Ann Drake of Halifax. Married by Gerald Murphy, witnesses A. N. Hagan and Madge Penny, both of Halifax.; Principal=Agnes Mary Penny1,3 
Children
Birth24 June 1879 Canada1,2 
Marriage4 November 1903 St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Halifax, Halifax County, Nova Scotia, Canada; Marriage of Clement J. Benning of Boston, son of Joseph Benning and Emma Walsh (Pierre Miq.) to Agnes Penny of Halifax, daughter of Isaac Penny and Ann Drake of Halifax. Married by Gerald Murphy, witnesses A. N. Hagan and Madge Penny, both of Halifax.; Principal=Agnes Mary Penny1,3 
Census1910 6 Maple Ave., Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; "Clement J. Benning", head, male, white, 30, 1st marriage, married 6 years, Born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated in 1902, alien, Fruit salesman at market.
Agnes, wife, white, 29, has had 4 children, all living, born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated 1904, alien, dressmaker in her own house.
Four children, all born Mass.
Bertha A., 5
Helena, 3
Louise, 2
Clement J., 6 months.
Julia, (Benning), aunt, single, 63, immigrated 1880, knitter in factory.; Resident=Agnes Mary Penny, Resident=Bertha Alice Benning, Resident=Helene Benning, Resident=Louise Benning, Resident=Clement Joseph Benning, Resident=Julia Benning4 
(Witness) Death24 April 1927 Montreal County, Quebec, Canada; Even though on the tombstone it says 1926- the actual parish record says she died april 24, 1927.; Principal=Bertha Alice Benning5 
Death21 October 1928 Montreal, Montreal County, Quebec, Canada2 
Obituary22 October 1928 Montreal, Quebec, Canada6
BurialOctober 1928 Cimetiere Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Montreal County, Quebec, Canada2 

Citations

  1. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…
    37906731.
  2. [S878] Find a Grave, online www.findagrave.com, accessed 03 March 2021), memorial page for Clement Joseph Benning (24 Jun 1879–21 Oct 1928), Find a Grave Memorial no. 146351605, citing Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by grave plotter (contributor 48112112).
  3. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9BCK-BJV : 31 December 2019), Halifax > Halifax > Catholic St Patrick > Marriages 1887-1928 > image 58 of 153; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Nova Scotia.
  4. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…
  5. [S878] Find a Grave, online www.findagrave.com, accessed 03 March 2021), memorial page for Bertha Alice Benning (15 Apr 1905–24 Apr 1927), Find a Grave Memorial no. 146350843, citing Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by grave plotter (contributor 48112112).
  6. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Newspapers.com. The Gazette, Montreal, 22 October 1928, p. 2.
  7. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, Massachusetts: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston Records, 1789-1920 Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2019 (From records supplied by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston).
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2726/i/60049/45/…
  8. [S1415] Newspapers.com, online https://www.newspapers.com, The Boston Globe, (Boston, Massachusetts) 07 January 1974, p. 19; accessed 06 March 2021 at https://www.newspapers.com/image/421404191/

Clement Joseph Benning1

(circa 1910 - )
Last EditedMar 3, 2021
FatherClement Joseph Benning1 b. 24 Jun 1879, d. 21 Oct 1928
MotherAgnes Mary Penny1 b. 17 May 1880, d. 4 Jan 1974
Birthcirca 1910 Massachusetts, United States1 
(Resident) Census1910 6 Maple Ave., Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; "Clement J. Benning", head, male, white, 30, 1st marriage, married 6 years, Born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated in 1902, alien, Fruit salesman at market.
Agnes, wife, white, 29, has had 4 children, all living, born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated 1904, alien, dressmaker in her own house.
Four children, all born Mass.
Bertha A., 5
Helena, 3
Louise, 2
Clement J., 6 months.
Julia, (Benning), aunt, single, 63, immigrated 1880, knitter in factory.; Principal=Clement Joseph Benning2 

Citations

  1. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…
    37906731.
  2. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…

Clement Pitt Benning Esq.1,2,3

(circa 1785 - 30 May 1865)
Last EditedMar 3, 2021

Family

Susannah Penney b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895
Marriagecirca 1837 Newfoundland, Canada; Bride=Susannah Penney5 
Children
Birthcirca 1785 Ireland4 
Marriagecirca 1837 Newfoundland, Canada; Bride=Susannah Penney5 
(Witness) Marriage19 April 1840 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; The parish record states that Richard Marshall married Marian (sic) Penny and that the only witness was Clement Benning.; Principal=Marian Penney, Principal=Richard George Marshall Esq.6 
(Witness) Baptism12 February 1846 Burin, Newfoundland, Canada; "Elizabeth of Mathew Marshall and Fanny Penny. Witnesses: Clement Benning and Elizabeth Penny."; Principal=Elizabeth Marshall7 
Biography Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "BENNING, CLEMENT PITT, merchant, building contractor, politician, and magistrate; b. 1785 probably in Great Britain; m. Susan Penny of St Jacques, Nfld, and they had at least two sons and three daughters; d. 30 May 1865 at Burin, Nfld.

Clement Pitt Benning’s origins and early life are obscure. In 1804 he immigrated to Placentia Bay, Nfld, as agent for the firm of William Spurrier of Poole, England. Apparently originally an Anglican, Benning converted to Roman Catholicism probably at the time of his marriage. After the bankruptcy of the Spurrier firm in 1829, Benning went into the fishery business with his own boats at Burin. Later he became a building contractor and did construction and repair work on government buildings in several communities throughout the district. In the 1840s he was associated, in the joint venture of a Burin-Placentia ferry service, with the Falle family, the wealthiest Protestant, non-Anglican merchants in the area.

Benning was also involved in the public life of the colony. In 1831 he was appointed conservator of the peace for the Burin and Placentia districts. In the 1842 election for the Burin seat in the assembly Benning, a local merchant, was pitted against a St John’s faction led by Henry David Winton*, editor of the Public Ledger, and leading critic of Roman Catholic clerical influence in island politics. Benning won the seat. Choosing not to run in 1848, Benning became the Liberal candidate in Burin four years later, again opposing Winton.

The Burin election of 1852 was important for the Liberal party. Its open alliance with the Roman Catholic Church, which supported its campaign for responsible government, had tended to confine the movement to a sectarian cause. The Conservative party, solidly entrenched in all the Anglican districts, resisted responsible government as a Catholic plot to gain ascendancy and attempted to organize Protestants against the reform campaign, which was depicted as a purely religious struggle. The Liberals recognized the urgency of acquiring Protestant support and this burden was pointedly imposed upon them late in 1851 when the British government rejected responsible government because no “preponderance of opinion” had been shown to favour such a change. This rejection was interpreted to mean that the Liberals needed to win non-Anglican Protestant support, and, therefore, in 1852 had to elect candidates in one or both of the only two constituencies which did not have either Roman Catholic or Anglican majorities. In the four-member Conception Bay riding there had been a long-standing agreement among the Catholics, Anglicans, and Wesleyan Methodists to divide the seats equitably among themselves, but in the single-member constituency of Burin where Wesleyans held the balance of power there was no such pact. This riding could then be truly regarded as the key to the responsible government movement.

Benning was admirably qualified as a candidate to draw together Roman Catholics and dissenting Protestants. He had joined the trend away from the Church of England noticeable on the island in the preceding decades, especially in the Burin district. He had had during his career contact with Protestant business people such as the Spurrier and Falle families. As well, the Burin district was relatively free from St John’s conservative mercantile influence. Its Wesleyans and Anglicans had been feuding publicly over the former’s demands for the right to baptize, marry, and bury their co-religionists and to have their own schools.

Benning won the election and in the assembly joined the Liberals and Wesleyans in championing education, electoral redistribution, and responsible government. In 1855 he was re-elected and became part of the Liberal majority which inaugurated the first responsible government in Newfoundland’s history. He retired from politics before the 1859 election to serve as stipendiary magistrate in Lamaline. Six years later he died in Burin."

John P. Greene
His sources:

Methodist Missionary Soc. Archives (London), Incoming correspondence, Newfoundland, 1843–44, 1851–52 (mfm. at PANL). PANL, GN 2/1, 1804–64; 2/2, 1825–59, 1863–64. Nfld., House of Assembly, Journal, 1843–48, 1853–59. Morning Courier and General Advertiser (St John’s), 1853, 1855. Newfoundlander, 1842–48, 1852–53, 1855. Newfoundland Indicator (St John’s), 1844. Newfoundland Vindicator (St John’s), 1842. Patriot (St John’s), 1852–53, 1855. Public Ledger (St John’s), 1842–48, 1852–53, 1855. Greene, “Influence of religion in the politics of Nfld., 1850–61.” E. A. Wells, “The struggle for responsible government in Newfoundland, 1846–1855” (unpublished ma thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, 1966).4 
(Witness) Marriage29 October 1862 Lamaline, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Bride was eldest daughter of Clement Benning, J.P. at Lamaline. Groom was William Bradshaw, sub-collector of customs at Placentia. Marriage performed at the residence of the bride's father by Rev. Cullen, P.P."; Principal=William Bradshaw, Principal=Margaret Monahan Benning8 
Death30 May 1865 Burin, Newfoundland, Canada; From The Patriot and Terra-Nova Herald newspaper on June 13, 1865 - "At Burin, on the 30th ult., Clement Benning, Esq., Stipendiary Magistrate of Lamaline, aged 80 years. The lamented deceased represented the district of Burin in the Assembly for a period of 18 years, and was generally esteemed."; Witness=Susannah Penney9 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 3, Parish Register of the Catholic Saint Patrick's Parish, Burin, Newfoundland, Canada, 1833-1899; accessed June 1, 2016. Listing for baptism of Agnes Benning, 16 July 1845.
  2. [S1407] Memorial University, online http://collections.mun.ca/cdm/search/collection/cns, Digital Newspapers Collection; article from The Standard, March 7, 1860, p. 2; marriage announcement for Monica Benning and Patrick O'Neil; accessed 11/12/2020 at https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/hgstandard/id/…
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Newspapers.com. Obituary for Susannah Benning, The Boston Globe, 29 October 1895, p. 9.
  4. [S1414] Canadian Biography, online http://www.biographi.ca, John P. Greene, “BENNING, CLEMENT PITT,” in Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. 9, University of Toronto/Université Laval, 2003–, accessed March 3, 2021, http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio/benning_clement_pitt_9E.html
  5. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Margaret Benning, 22 July 1838.
  6. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 4, Parish Register of the Catholic Saint Patrick's Parish, Burin, Newfoundland, Canada, 1833-1899; accessed June 1, 2016. Listing for marriage of Richard Marshall, 19 April 1840.
  7. [S130] Baptismal Records, Elizabeth Marshall, 12 Feb 1846, St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
  8. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Newfoundland, Canada, Index of Birth, Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Births, Deaths and Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810–1890. CD-ROM. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada: Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Royal Newfoundland Gazette, 18 November 1862, Marriage of Margaret Monohan Benning and William Bradshaw.
  9. [S1407] Memorial University, online http://collections.mun.ca/cdm/search/collection/cns, Copy of The Patriot and Terra-Nova newspaper, June 13, 1865, page 2; accessed 03 March 2021 at https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/the_patriot/…
  10. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Massachusetts, U.S., Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
    Original data:Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Death Registration for Margaret M. Davin (Benning), 27 Jun 1898.
  11. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Henry Benning, 23 January 1840.
  12. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Mary Benning, 05 May 1843.
  13. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 3, Parish Register of the Catholic Saint Patrick's Parish, Burin, Newfoundland, Canada, 1833-1899; accessed June 1, 2016. Listing for baptism of Julia Benning, 02 February 1847.
  14. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 3, Parish Register of the Catholic Saint Patrick's Parish, Burin, Newfoundland, Canada, 1833-1899; accessed June 1, 2016. Listing for baptism of Joseph Benning, 14 August 1850.
  15. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Clement Benning, 17 October 1852.
  16. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Patrick Benning, 22 March 1854.
  17. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Eliza Benning, 25 May 1856.
  18. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of William Patrick Benning, 01 June 1858.
  19. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Richard Isaac Benning, 16 March 1860.

Eliza Benning1

(1856 - )
Last EditedJan 20, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895
Birth1856 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism25 May 1856 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Eliza of Clement Benning and Susan Penny. Sponsors James Penney and Joseph (?) Butler."1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Eliza Benning, 25 May 1856.

Elizabeth Benning1

(circa 1869 - 14 March 1887)
Last EditedNov 14, 2021
FatherHenry Benning1 b. 1840, d. b 1887
MotherEllen Mary Burke1 b. c Aug 1838, d. 9 Mar 1887
Birthcirca 1869 Lamaline, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Death14 March 1887 Lamaline, Newfoundland, Canada; She died a few days after the death of her mother - contagious disease?1 

Citations

  1. [S1429] État civil des décès, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, online Posted by Edward Chafe on Facebook, 1887, death notice No. 122 for Benning, Elizabeth. Accessed 14 November, 2021 at https://www.facebook.com/photo/

Emma Benning1

( - before 1974)
Last EditedMar 4, 2021
FatherClement Joseph Benning1 b. 24 Jun 1879, d. 21 Oct 1928
MotherAgnes Mary Penny1 b. 17 May 1880, d. 4 Jan 1974
Birth  
Deathbefore 1974 1 

Citations

  1. [S1415] Newspapers.com, online https://www.newspapers.com, The Boston Globe, (Boston, Massachusetts) 07 January 1974, p. 19; accessed 06 March 2021 at https://www.newspapers.com/image/421404191/

Helene Benning1,2

(circa 1907 - )
Last EditedMar 4, 2021
FatherClement Joseph Benning1 b. 24 Jun 1879, d. 21 Oct 1928
MotherAgnes Mary Penny1 b. 17 May 1880, d. 4 Jan 1974

Family

J. P. Pigott
Marriage Principal=J. P. Pigott2 
Birthcirca 1907 Massachusetts, United States1 
(Resident) Census1910 6 Maple Ave., Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; "Clement J. Benning", head, male, white, 30, 1st marriage, married 6 years, Born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated in 1902, alien, Fruit salesman at market.
Agnes, wife, white, 29, has had 4 children, all living, born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated 1904, alien, dressmaker in her own house.
Four children, all born Mass.
Bertha A., 5
Helena, 3
Louise, 2
Clement J., 6 months.
Julia, (Benning), aunt, single, 63, immigrated 1880, knitter in factory.; Principal=Clement Joseph Benning3 
Married Name Pigott2 
Marriage Principal=J. P. Pigott2 

Citations

  1. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…
    37906731.
  2. [S1415] Newspapers.com, online https://www.newspapers.com, The Boston Globe, (Boston, Massachusetts) 07 January 1974, p. 19; accessed 06 March 2021 at https://www.newspapers.com/image/421404191/
  3. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…

Henry Benning1

(1840 - before 1887)
Last EditedNov 14, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895

Family

Ellen Mary Burke b. c Aug 1838, d. 9 Mar 1887
Marriage5 April 1866 Newfoundland, Canada; "Henry Benning to Ellen Burke. Witness: Denis Burke and May Benning.; Principal=Ellen Mary Burke2 
Child
Birth1840 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism23 January 1840 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Henry of Clement Benning and Susan Penny. Sponsors Richard Marshall and Julia Penny."; Witness=Julia Penney, Witness=Richard George Marshall Esq.1 
Marriage5 April 1866 Fortune Bay District, Newfoundland, Canada; "Henry Benning to Ellen Burke. Witness: Denis Burke and May Benning.; Principal=Ellen Mary Burke2 
(Witness) Court Case16 October 1868 Newfoundland, Canada; Supreme Court, 16 October 1868 – Petition of James Baird and David Baird, merchants, of St. John’s. Susannah Penny, wife of John O’Neil, trader, of Burin, is indebted to the sum of $ 443.67 to the petitioners for goods sold to her prior to her recent marriage. Susannah was previously married to Clement Pitt Benning (c1785-1865), MHA and stipendiary magistrate in Lamaline. Susannah denies that she is indebted to the petitioners and states that her son Henry Benning is a necessary witness. Her husband John O’Neil was arrested for his wife’s debt.; Principal=Susannah Penney 
Deathbefore 1887 Newfoundland, Canada; Witness=Ellen Mary Burke2 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Henry Benning, 23 January 1840.
  2. [S1429] État civil des décès, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, online Posted by Edward Chafe on Facebook, 1887, death notice No. 18 for Burcke, (sic) Ellen Mary, Veuve Benning, Henry. Accessed 14 November, 2021 at https://www.facebook.com/photo/
  3. [S1429] État civil des décès, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, online Posted by Edward Chafe on Facebook, 1887, death notice No. 122 for Benning, Elizabeth. Accessed 14 November, 2021 at https://www.facebook.com/photo/

Jean Benning1

Last EditedMar 4, 2021
FatherClement Joseph Benning1 b. 24 Jun 1879, d. 21 Oct 1928
MotherAgnes Mary Penny1 b. 17 May 1880, d. 4 Jan 1974

Family

A. T. Sesia
Marriage Principal=A. T. Sesia1 
Birth  
Married Name Sesia1 
Marriage Principal=A. T. Sesia1 

Citations

  1. [S1415] Newspapers.com, online https://www.newspapers.com, The Boston Globe, (Boston, Massachusetts) 07 January 1974, p. 19; accessed 06 March 2021 at https://www.newspapers.com/image/421404191/

Joseph Benning1

(1850 - )
Last EditedJan 13, 2022
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895

Family

Emma Walsh
Marriage Principal=Emma Walsh3 
Children
Birth1850 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada2 
Baptism14 August 1850 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Joseph, parents Clement Benning and Susan Penney. Godparents John O'Neill and Mary Marshall.; Witness=Mary Marshall, Witness=John O'Neill1 
Marriage Principal=Emma Walsh3 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 3, Parish Register of the Catholic Saint Patrick's Parish, Burin, Newfoundland, Canada, 1833-1899; accessed June 1, 2016. Listing for baptism of Joseph Benning, 14 August 1850.
  2. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Joseph Benning, 14 August 1850.
  3. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Nova Scotia Church Records, 1720-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9BCK-BJV : 31 December 2019), Halifax > Halifax > Catholic St Patrick > Marriages 1887-1928 > image 58 of 153; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Nova Scotia.
  4. [S1429] État civil des décès, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, online Posted by Edward Chafe on Facebook, État civil des mariages, 1897, marriage registration of Georges Henri Jean Frecker and Suzanne Marie Josephine Benning, 27 February 1897. Transcription from French to English by Edward Chafe. Accessed online 07 January 2022 at https://www.facebook.com/photo/
  5. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…

Joseph Benning1

Last EditedMar 4, 2021
FatherClement Joseph Benning1 b. 24 Jun 1879, d. 21 Oct 1928
MotherAgnes Mary Penny1 b. 17 May 1880, d. 4 Jan 1974
Birth  

Citations

  1. [S1415] Newspapers.com, online https://www.newspapers.com, The Boston Globe, (Boston, Massachusetts) 07 January 1974, p. 19; accessed 06 March 2021 at https://www.newspapers.com/image/421404191/

Julia Benning1

(1847 - 28 April 1911)
Last EditedJan 28, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895
Birth1847 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada2 
Baptism2 February 1847 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Julia, parents Clement Benning and Susan Penny. Godparents Mathew Marshall and Priscilla Penny.; Witness=Priscilla Penney, Witness=Matthew Marshall1 
(Resident) Census15 June 1880 17 Bromley Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; "Susanna Benning", white, female, 61, widow, keeps house and nurse, born Nova Scotia, parents born there also. Living with her:
Julia Benning, daughter, white, 30, single, seamstress, born NS.
William Benning, white, son, 22, telegraph operator, born NS. (I believe the places of birth should be Newfoundland, not Nova Scotia); Principal=Susannah Penney3 
(Witness) Residence1884 11 Wise Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; In the 1885 City Directory:
Benning, Julia Miss, h. 14 Wise, Rox. (Roxbury)
Benning, Susanna, widow, h. 14 Wise, Rox.; Principal=Susannah Penney4 
(Witness) Residence1892 64 Mozart Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; In the 1891 City Directory:
Benning, Julia, dressmaker, bds. 64 Mozart
Benning, Susanna, widow, h. 64 Mozart.; Principal=Susannah Penney5 
(Resident) Census1910 6 Maple Ave., Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; "Clement J. Benning", head, male, white, 30, 1st marriage, married 6 years, Born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated in 1902, alien, Fruit salesman at market.
Agnes, wife, white, 29, has had 4 children, all living, born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated 1904, alien, dressmaker in her own house.
Four children, all born Mass.
Bertha A., 5
Helena, 3
Louise, 2
Clement J., 6 months.
Julia, (Benning), aunt, single, 63, immigrated 1880, knitter in factory.; Principal=Clement Joseph Benning6 
Death28 April 1911 53 Walden Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; Death Return transcription:
Julia Benning died at 53 Walden Street, Bosotn, April 28, aged 64, single, female, white, daughter of Clement Benning, born Ireland, and Susanna Penny, born NF, occupation was Needle-work. Cause of death was Organic Disease of Heart, Chr. Arterio-sclerosis. Signed, Timothy Leary, M. D., Aptil 28, 1911. Buried Mount Benedict, by J.F. Cleary & Sons. Usual residence, Boston. Filed May 2, 1911.7 
BurialApril 1911 Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States8 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 3, Parish Register of the Catholic Saint Patrick's Parish, Burin, Newfoundland, Canada, 1833-1899; accessed June 1, 2016. Listing for baptism of Julia Benning, 02 February 1847.
  2. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Julia Benning, 02 February 1847.
  3. [S502] 1880 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 560; Page: 469C; Enumeration District: 764. Family of Susanna Benning; Ancestry Image #51 of 52 in this database.
  4. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1885, p. 110.
  5. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, U.S., City Directories, 1822-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Boston, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1893, p. 135.
  6. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…
  7. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1841-1910. (From original records held by the Massachusetts Archives. Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.) Death Registration for Julia Benning at https://www.americanancestors.org/DB192/i/12200/587/…
  8. [S878] Find a Grave, online www.findagrave.com, accessed 28 January 2021), memorial page for Julia Benning (1837–28 Apr 1911), Find a Grave Memorial no. 198297313, citing Mount Benedict Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Mary LeCount (contributor 47979029).

Louise Benning1

(circa 1908 - September 1985)
Last EditedMar 3, 2021
FatherClement Joseph Benning1 b. 24 Jun 1879, d. 21 Oct 1928
MotherAgnes Mary Penny1 b. 17 May 1880, d. 4 Jan 1974
Birthcirca 1908 Massachusetts, United States1 
(Resident) Census1910 6 Maple Ave., Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; "Clement J. Benning", head, male, white, 30, 1st marriage, married 6 years, Born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated in 1902, alien, Fruit salesman at market.
Agnes, wife, white, 29, has had 4 children, all living, born Can-English as well as parents, immigrated 1904, alien, dressmaker in her own house.
Four children, all born Mass.
Bertha A., 5
Helena, 3
Louise, 2
Clement J., 6 months.
Julia, (Benning), aunt, single, 63, immigrated 1880, knitter in factory.; Principal=Clement Joseph Benning2 
BurialSeptember 1985 Cimetiere Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Montreal County, Quebec, Canada3 
DeathSeptember 1985 Montreal, Montreal County, Quebec, Canada3 

Citations

  1. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…
    37906731.
  2. [S1063] NEGHS, online http://www.americanancestors.org, United States 1910 Census. Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2015. (Original index: United States Census, 1910. FamilySearch, 2014.) Listing the family of Clement J. Benning
    https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2718/i/46864/00180/…
  3. [S878] Find a Grave, online www.findagrave.com, accessed 03 March 2021), memorial page for Louise Benning (1908–Sep 1985), Find a Grave Memorial no. 146353510, citing Cimetière Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada ; Maintained by grave plotter (contributor 48112112).

Margaret Benning1

Last EditedMar 4, 2021
FatherClement Joseph Benning1 b. 24 Jun 1879, d. 21 Oct 1928
MotherAgnes Mary Penny1 b. 17 May 1880, d. 4 Jan 1974

Family

C. F. Moule
Marriage Principal=C. F. Moule1 
Birth  
Married Name Moule1 
Marriage Principal=C. F. Moule1 

Citations

  1. [S1415] Newspapers.com, online https://www.newspapers.com, The Boston Globe, (Boston, Massachusetts) 07 January 1974, p. 19; accessed 06 March 2021 at https://www.newspapers.com/image/421404191/

Margaret Monahan Benning1,2

(1838 - 27 June 1898)
Last EditedJan 28, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1,2 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1,2 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895

Family 1

William Bradshaw d. Jan 1864
Marriage29 October 1862 Lamaline, Newfoundland, Canada; "Bride was eldest daughter of Clement Benning, J.P. at Lamaline. Groom was William Bradshaw, sub-collector of customs at Placentia. Marriage performed at the residence of the bride's father by Rev. Cullen, P.P."; Principal=William Bradshaw, Witness=Clement Pitt Benning Esq.3 

Family 2

Matthew J. Davin
Marriagecirca 1868 Principal=Matthew J. Davin2 
Birth1838 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1,2 
Baptism22 July 1838 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Margaret of Clement Benning and Sarah Penny."1 
Married Name29 October 1862 Bradshaw3 
Marriage29 October 1862 Lamaline, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Bride was eldest daughter of Clement Benning, J.P. at Lamaline. Groom was William Bradshaw, sub-collector of customs at Placentia. Marriage performed at the residence of the bride's father by Rev. Cullen, P.P."; Principal=William Bradshaw, Witness=Clement Pitt Benning Esq.3 
(Witness) DeathJanuary 1864 Newfoundland, Canada; "Mr Burfett sailed for Hr Breton in the steamer; was informed that Wm Bradshaw husband of Margaret Benning died last week."; Principal=William Bradshaw4 
Married Namecirca 1868 Davin2 
Marriagecirca 1868 Principal=Matthew J. Davin2 
Death27 June 1898 4 Kenney Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; Death Registration transcription:
Margaret M. Davin "m.n.: Benning - Matthew J. Davin; female, married, 59, died of Phthisis of about 4 yrs. duration, died at 4 Kenney St., housewife, born Buran, (sic) NF. Parents were Clement Benning, born Ireland and Susanna Penny, born NF.2 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Margaret Benning, 22 July 1838.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Massachusetts, U.S., Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
    Original data:Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Death Registration for Margaret M. Davin (Benning), 27 Jun 1898.
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Newfoundland, Canada, Index of Birth, Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers, 1810-1890 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014. Births, Deaths and Marriages in Newfoundland Newspapers, 1810–1890. CD-ROM. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada: Maritime History Archive, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Royal Newfoundland Gazette, 18 November 1862, Marriage of Margaret Monohan Benning and William Bradshaw.
  4. [S1408] Family History Society of Newfoundland, My Newfoundland Ancestor, William Harding's Diary, transcribed by Brian Williams, Volume 35, No. 4, page 193.

Mary Benning1

(1843 - )
Last EditedMar 3, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895

Family

Samuel A. Earle b. c 1844
Marriage6 November 1878 Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Marriage #2395, November 6, 1878: Samuel A. Earle of St. Pierre, N. F., 34, telegraphist, born St. John's, N.F. to William and Elizabeth, 1st marriage and Mary Benning, of Boston, 33, born Burin, N. F. to Clement and Susannah, 1st marriage. Married by Rev. T. E. Converse, Boston.; Principal=Samuel A. Earle2 
Birth1843 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism5 May 1843 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Mary of Clement Benning and Susanna Penny. Sponsors Doctor McCauly and Eliza Penny."1 
Married Name6 November 1878 Earle2 
Marriage6 November 1878 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; Marriage #2395, November 6, 1878: Samuel A. Earle of St. Pierre, N. F., 34, telegraphist, born St. John's, N.F. to William and Elizabeth, 1st marriage and Mary Benning, of Boston, 33, born Burin, N. F. to Clement and Susannah, 1st marriage. Married by Rev. T. E. Converse, Boston.; Principal=Samuel A. Earle2 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Mary Benning, 05 May 1843.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Massachusetts, U.S., Marriage Records, 1840-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013. Marriage of Samuel A. Earle and Mary Benning, 06 November 1878, Boston, Massachusetts.

Monica Benning1

(1841 - )
Last EditedJan 20, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895

Family

Patrick O'Neil b. c 1835
Marriage19 January 1860 Burin, Newfoundland, Canada; "At Burin, on the 19th January, by the Rev. J. Cullen, P.P.; Mr. Patrick O'Neil, son of John O'Neil, Esq., J.P., to Monica, second daughter of Clement Benning, Esq., J.P."; Principal=Patrick O'Neil1 
Birth1841 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada2 
Baptism7 September 1841 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Monica of Clement Benning and Susan Penny. Sponsors Isaac Penny and Fanny Marshall."; Witness=Frances Penney2 
Married Name19 January 1860 O'Neil1 
Marriage19 January 1860 Burin, Newfoundland, Canada; "At Burin, on the 19th January, by the Rev. J. Cullen, P.P.; Mr. Patrick O'Neil, son of John O'Neil, Esq., J.P., to Monica, second daughter of Clement Benning, Esq., J.P."; Principal=Patrick O'Neil1 

Citations

  1. [S1407] Memorial University, online http://collections.mun.ca/cdm/search/collection/cns, Digital Newspapers Collection; article from The Standard, March 7, 1860, p. 2; marriage announcement for Monica Benning and Patrick O'Neil; accessed 11/12/2020 at https://collections.mun.ca/digital/collection/hgstandard/id/…
  2. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Monica Benning, 07 September 1841.

Patrick Benning1

(1854 - )
Last EditedJan 20, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895
Birth1854 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism22 March 1854 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Patrick of Clement Benning and Susan Penny. Sponsors James ? and Mary Sheehan."1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Patrick Benning, 22 March 1854.

Richard Isaac Benning1

(1860 - 18 June 1897)
Last EditedJan 29, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895
Birth1860 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism16 March 1860 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Richard Isaac of Clement Benning and Susan Penny. Sponsors John Marshall and Sarah Gorman (?)."1 
Death18 June 1897 22 Dwight, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; Death Registration transcription: Richard I. Benning, male, white, 36, died of accidental inhaltion of illum gas at 22 Dwight. He was in telegraph operation and was born in Burin, N. F. to Clement and Susannah Benning. His father was born in Ireland.2 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of Richard Isaac Benning, 16 March 1860.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Massachusetts, U.S., Death Records, 1841-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
    Original data:Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Death Registration for Richard I. Benning, 18 June 1897.

Susanna Benning1

(say 1840 - )
Last EditedOct 7, 2017

Family

John O'Neill b. s 1840
Marriage29 January 1867 Burin, Newfoundland, Canada; "Married - John O'Neill & Susanna Benning. Witnesses - Thomas Marshall and Frances Marshall".; Groom=John O'Neill, Witness=Thomas Marshall1 
Birthsay 1840 1 
Marriage29 January 1867 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Married - John O'Neill & Susanna Benning. Witnesses - Thomas Marshall and Frances Marshall".; Groom=John O'Neill, Witness=Thomas Marshall1 
Married Name29 January 1867 O'Neill1 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Item 4, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Marriages, 1833-99. Listing for Marriage of John O'Neill & Susanna Benning, 29 January 1867.

Suzanne Marie Josephine Benning1

(10 May 1873 - )
Last EditedJan 13, 2022
FatherJoseph Benning1 b. 1850
MotherEmma Walsh1

Family

Georges Henri Jean Frecker b. 5 Jul 1866
Marriage27 February 1897 Miquelon, France; "In the year 1897, on Saturday the 27th of February at eight o'clock in the evening, before us, Marie Lefevre, second deputy mayor, appeared Georges Henri Jean Frecker, merchant, born at St. Pierre on July 5, 1866, lawful son of the late JEAN PIERRE FRECKER, who died at St. Pierre on February 8, 1892, and EMILY EVANS, his widow, on the first part; to SUZANNE MARIE JOSEPHINE BENNING, born at Saint-Pierre on May 10, 1873, lawful daughter of JOSEPH BENNING, merchant, and EMMA WALSH, his wife. The couple requested of us to proceed with the civil marriage between them. The witnesses to the marriage are George Steer, merchant, aged 44 years, brother-in-law of the groom, and James Hagen, employee of the telegraph, aged 42 years, uncle of the bride."; Principal=Georges Henri Jean Frecker1 
Birth10 May 1873 Miquelon, France1 
Married Name27 February 1897 Frecker1 
Marriage27 February 1897 Miquelon, France; "In the year 1897, on Saturday the 27th of February at eight o'clock in the evening, before us, Marie Lefevre, second deputy mayor, appeared Georges Henri Jean Frecker, merchant, born at St. Pierre on July 5, 1866, lawful son of the late JEAN PIERRE FRECKER, who died at St. Pierre on February 8, 1892, and EMILY EVANS, his widow, on the first part; to SUZANNE MARIE JOSEPHINE BENNING, born at Saint-Pierre on May 10, 1873, lawful daughter of JOSEPH BENNING, merchant, and EMMA WALSH, his wife. The couple requested of us to proceed with the civil marriage between them. The witnesses to the marriage are George Steer, merchant, aged 44 years, brother-in-law of the groom, and James Hagen, employee of the telegraph, aged 42 years, uncle of the bride."; Principal=Georges Henri Jean Frecker1 

Citations

  1. [S1429] État civil des décès, Saint-Pierre et Miquelon, online Posted by Edward Chafe on Facebook, État civil des mariages, 1897, marriage registration of Georges Henri Jean Frecker and Suzanne Marie Josephine Benning, 27 February 1897. Transcription from French to English by Edward Chafe. Accessed online 07 January 2022 at https://www.facebook.com/photo/

William Patrick Benning1

(1858 - )
Last EditedJan 20, 2021
FatherClement Pitt Benning Esq.1 b. c 1785, d. 30 May 1865
MotherSusannah Penney1 b. May 1819, d. 28 Oct 1895
Birth1858 Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada1 
Baptism1 June 1858 St. Patrick Catholic Church, Burin, Burin Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "Baptized - Eliza of Clement Benning and Susan Penny. Sponsors Richard Walsh and Margaret Benning."1 
(Resident) Census15 June 1880 17 Bromley Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; "Susanna Benning", white, female, 61, widow, keeps house and nurse, born Nova Scotia, parents born there also. Living with her:
Julia Benning, daughter, white, 30, single, seamstress, born NS.
William Benning, white, son, 22, telegraph operator, born NS. (I believe the places of birth should be Newfoundland, not Nova Scotia); Principal=Susannah Penney2 

Citations

  1. [S1001] Salt Lake City, Utah, LDS Microfilm: Film #2169242, Items 1 -3, Parish Register of Saint Patrick's Catholic Church, Burin, Newfoundland, Baptisms, 1833-99. Listing for Baptism of William Patrick Benning, 01 June 1858.
  2. [S502] 1880 US Census, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: 560; Page: 469C; Enumeration District: 764. Family of Susanna Benning; Ancestry Image #51 of 52 in this database.

Richard Arthur Bentley1

(15 July 1918 - 1994)
Last EditedMar 31, 2021

Family

Marie Muriel McGinnis b. 15 Jun 1920, d. 19 Jan 1979
Marriage18 November 1939 Principal=Marie Muriel McGinnis1 
Birth15 July 1918 Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada1 
Marriage18 November 1939 Principal=Marie Muriel McGinnis1 
Death1994 1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Family Tree of James Laird at https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/165822918/…

Hazel Berton1

(circa 1895 - )
Last EditedOct 16, 2015

Family

Saumarez Andrew Dubourdieu b. 23 Feb 1890, d. c 1930
Marriage26 April 1915 Lynn, Massachusetts, United States; Marriage registration states: No. 238, married April 26, 1915 in Lynn, Mass., Saumarez A. Dubourdieu, 22, 1st marriage. living at 31 Webster st., shipper, born Newfoundland, parents Saumarez Dubourdieu and Annie Reed. Married to Hazel Berton, 19, first marriage, of same address, clerk, born Lynn, of William Berton & Catherine Romaine. Married by Justice of the Peace.; Principal=Saumarez Andrew Dubourdieu1 
Birthcirca 1895 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States1 
Married Name26 April 1915 Dubourdieu1 
Marriage26 April 1915 Lynn, Massachusetts, United States; Marriage registration states: No. 238, married April 26, 1915 in Lynn, Mass., Saumarez A. Dubourdieu, 22, 1st marriage. living at 31 Webster st., shipper, born Newfoundland, parents Saumarez Dubourdieu and Annie Reed. Married to Hazel Berton, 19, first marriage, of same address, clerk, born Lynn, of William Berton & Catherine Romaine. Married by Justice of the Peace.; Principal=Saumarez Andrew Dubourdieu1 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
    Original data: Massachusetts Vital Records, 1840–1911. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Massachusetts Vital Records, 1911–1915. New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Marriage of Saumarez A. Dubourdieu and Hazel Berton.

Dianne Bertrand1

Last EditedOct 9, 2015

Family

Hubert George St. Croix b. c 1944, d. 6 Jan 2004
Marriage Principal=Hubert George St. Croix1 
Married Name St. Croix1 
Marriage Principal=Hubert George St. Croix1 

Citations

  1. [S846] Newfoundland Grand Banks, online ngb.checucto.org, Transcription of obituaries for The Beacon, newspaper of Gander, January, 2004.

(?) Besaw1

Last EditedMar 29, 2021

Family

Mary Florence Duffenais b. Feb 1921
Marriage Principal=Mary Florence Duffenais1 
Marriage Principal=Mary Florence Duffenais1 

Citations

  1. [S878] Find a Grave, online www.findagrave.com, accessed 29 March 2021), memorial page for John D Duffenais (1929–2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 218325647, citing Hillside Interfaith Cemetery, Stephenville, St Georges Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada ; Maintained by Wendell Mark Dominey/Cunningham (contributor 50194850).

Bride J. Besso1

(circa 1893 - 15 May 1988)
Last EditedAug 25, 2016

Family

Edward Joseph Gushue b. 2 Dec 1877, d. 6 Mar 1936
Marriage21 November 1915 Winthrop, Massachusetts, United States; Marriage Record states: Edward J. Gashue , 36, first marriage, residing in E. Boston, carpenter, born Newfoundland, son of George Gushue and Mary Bishop married Bride J. Besso, 22, first marriage, residing in Winthrop, domestic, born Newfoundland, dau. of Garrett Besso and Mary A. Macdonald. Married by Catholic priest, John H. Griffin at 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, Mass.; Principal=Edward Joseph Gushue1 
Children
Name Variation Bridget G. Besso 
Birthcirca 1893 Newfoundland, Canada; Obituary says she was born in Holyrood, NL.1,2 
Married Name21 November 1915 Gushue1 
Marriage21 November 1915 Winthrop, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; Marriage Record states: Edward J. Gashue , 36, first marriage, residing in E. Boston, carpenter, born Newfoundland, son of George Gushue and Mary Bishop married Bride J. Besso, 22, first marriage, residing in Winthrop, domestic, born Newfoundland, dau. of Garrett Besso and Mary A. Macdonald. Married by Catholic priest, John H. Griffin at 320 Winthrop St., Winthrop, Mass.; Principal=Edward Joseph Gushue1 
(Witness) Death6 March 1936 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; Principal=Edward Joseph Gushue3 
Death15 May 1988 Nahant, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States2 

Citations

  1. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Online Family Tree of Curtis-Boutin-Bishop at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26686053/family by user name Redbecool. Original data from an image of the 1915 Marriage Register of Winthrop, Mass. for Edward J. Bishop & Bride J. Besso.
  2. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Online Family Tree of Curtis-Boutin-Bishop at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26686053/family by user name Redbecool. Original data from an obituary for Bridget Gusheu (sic) which was in the Boston Herald, 17 Mary 1988.
  3. [S436] Ancestry.com, online at www.ancestry.com, Online Family Tree of Curtis-Boutin-Bishop at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26686053/family by user name Redbecool.
  4. [S905] Find My Past, online www.findmypast.com, Image of 1930 U.S. Federal Census for Boston, Mass. Ward #1, Block #1, house #113 Princeton Street, listing for Edward and Bridget Gushue and their children.
  5. [S920] 1940 United States Federal Census, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1657; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 15-15. Listing for Bridget Gushue and family at 142 Princeton Street, Boston, line #21.

Ann Elizabeth Best1,2,3

(circa November 1840 - )
Last EditedDec 29, 2017
FatherThomas Harvey Best1 b. c 1790, d. 13 Aug 1874
MotherEllen Bridget St. Croix1 b. c 1810, d. 25 Jun 1877

Family

Francis Fogg b. c 1836
Marriage4 July 1863 Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Marriage Registration #1331, married July 4, 1863: Francis Fagg, 27, Paper Hanger, born England, son of Francis and Lydia A.
Bride: Mary A. Best, 22, born St. John's, N.B., daughter of Thomas and Mary A. (should be Ellen?). Both are residing in Boston and first marriage for both, married by Jas. Tracy of Boston.; Principal=Francis Fogg6,7 
Children
Birthcirca November 1840 St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Date and place based on when she was baptized.1,4 
Baptism5 November 1840 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "05 Nov 1840 - Ann of Thos. Best & Bridget St. Croix. Sp. Isac Burke (?) Ann Mullet." Also, Susana Best baptized at the same time but it does not specify if they are twins. (I have listed them as such).4 
(Resident) Census1855 Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States; "Thomas Best" of Dwelling #583, Family #790, age 60, male, sailmaker, born England. Listed with him:
Ellin (sic) Best, age 45, female, born England.
Ann Best, 15, female, born Nova Scotia.
Lucretia Best, 14, female, born Nova Scotia.
Mary Best, 8, female, born Nova Scotia.
Bella Honsha, 21, female, born England.
Mary Murphy, 17, female, born Ireland.; Principal=Thomas Harvey Best5 
Illness The 1860 Census lists Ann as deaf.2 
(Resident) Census4 August 1860 Boston, Massachusetts, United States; "Thomas Best" of Dwelling #745, Family #1430, age 62, male, sailmaker, born England. Listed with him:
Ellen Best, age 46, female, born B.P. (is this British Provinces?).
Ann E. Best, 19, female, born B.P., deaf.
Lucretia M. Best, 17, female, born B.P.
Mary J. Best, 13, female, born B.P.
There are several other families listed - maybe it was a rooming house - they have the surnames Keefe, Kelly, Cook and Fitzgerald. Margaret Keefe (married name - age 27) and MaryAnn Fitzgerald (age 26) are both listed as being born in B.P.
Bella Honsha, 21, female, born England.
Mary Murphy, 17, female, born Ireland.; Principal=Thomas Harvey Best2 
Married Name4 July 1863 Fogg6,7 
Marriage4 July 1863 Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Marriage Registration #1331, married July 4, 1863: Francis Fagg, 27, Paper Hanger, born England, son of Francis and Lydia A.
Bride: Mary A. Best, 22, born St. John's, N.B., daughter of Thomas and Mary A. (should be Ellen?). Both are residing in Boston and first marriage for both, married by Jas. Tracy of Boston.; Principal=Francis Fogg6,7 
(Resident) Census11 July 1870 Boston, Massachusetts, United States; "Thomas Best, HH #975, 75, male, married, sailmaker, born Newfoundland, parents foreign-born, cannot read or write. Living with him:
Ellen Best, 60, female, married, keeping house, born Nfld.
Ann Fag, 30, female, married, no occumpation, born Newfoundland, parents foreign-born.
Francis Fag, 40, male, married, Paper Hanger, born England, parents foreign-born.
Mary Fag, 6, female, at home, born Mass.
Jane Fag, 4, female, at home, born Mass.
Joseph Brown, 24, male, married, carpenter, born Nova Scotia, parents foreign-born, US citizen over 21.
Mary Brown, 23, female, married, no occupation, born Newfoundland, parents foreign-born.
Henry Brown, 2, male, at home, born Mass.; Principal=Thomas Harvey Best8 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6LC7-4QT : 1 April 2016), Suffolk > Boston, Ward 08 > image 59 of 165; State Archives, Boston. Census lists the family of Thomas and Ellen Best (Dweling #583, Family #790) with daughter Ann, aged 8, born Nova Scotia.
  2. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "United States Census, 1860," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-GBSH-73N : 24 March 2017), Massachusetts > Suffolk > 8th Ward Boston > image 223 of 319; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.). Census lists the family of Thomas and Ellen Best (Dweling #745, Family #1430).
  3. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WF6-CTX : 20 March 2015), Ann Elizabeth in entry for Florence G.D. Fagg, 21 Jul 1903; citing Death, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 1,324,060. Listing for the death of Florence G. D. Fagg, Brooklyn, New York, 21 July 1903, daughter of Ann Elizabeth and Francis Fagg.
  4. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33SQ-G17M-HD7 : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms 1840-1848 > image 14 of 223; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Listing of baptism of Ann and Susana Best, daughters of Thos. Best and Bridget St. Croix, 05 November 1840, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 244 of Church Register.
  5. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6LC7-4QT : 1 April 2016), Suffolk > Boston, Ward 08 > image 59 of 165; State Archives, Boston. Census lists the family of Thomas and Ellen Best (Dweling #583, Family #790).
  6. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6QLW-9WG : 1 March 2016), 004341192 > image 14 of 957; Massachusetts Archives, Boston. Listing for the birth of twins Benjamin William and Thomas F. Fogg, 23 September 1875, Chelsea, Massachusetts, sons of Francis and Ann Fogg.
  7. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-6F6S-MXS : 17 February 2016), 004332357 > image 234 of 1082; State Archives, Boston. Listing of marriage of Francis Fagg and Mary A. Best, 04 July 1863, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
  8. [S501] 1870 U.S. Census, online www.ancestry.com, Census Place: Boston Ward 2, Suffolk, Massachusetts; Roll: M593_641; Page: 463B; Family History Library Film: 552140. Listing for the family of Thomas Best, Family #2423. Ancestry Image #284 of 624 for this database.
  9. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-9979-49SX-4 : 13 July 2016), Suffolk > Boston > Births 1870 no 1-8207 > image 118 of 430; town clerk offices, Massachusetts. Listing of birth of Anna Rebertha Fogg, 25 August 1870, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, daughter of Francis, born England and Ann E. Fogg, born Newfoundland.
  10. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-688V-GT : 1 March 2016), 004341191 > image 687 of 978; Massachusetts Archives, Boston. Listing of birth of Florence Flagg, 09 February 1874, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, daughter of Francis, born England and Ann Flagg, born Newfoundland.

Henry Best1

(circa February 1845 - )
Last EditedDec 29, 2017
FatherThomas Harvey Best1 b. c 1790, d. 13 Aug 1874
MotherEllen Bridget St. Croix1 b. c 1810, d. 25 Jun 1877
Birthcirca February 1845 St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; Date and place based on when he was baptized.1 
Baptism16 February 1845 Basilica of Saint John the Baptist, St. John's, Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland, Canada; "16 Feb. 1845 - Henry of Thos. Best & Bridget St. Croix. Sp. Jno. Fogarty, Johanna Walsh."1 

Citations

  1. [S780] Family Search, online https://familysearch.org, "Newfoundland Church Records, 1793-1945," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-917M-4FP : 22 May 2014), St. John's > Catholic Basilica of Saint John the Baptist > Baptisms 1840-1848 > image 80 of 223; Catholic Church and Church of England parishes, Newfoundland. Listing of baptism of Henry Best, son of Thos. Best and Bridget St. Croix, 16 February 1845, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Page 364 of Church Register.