George Benbow

Male 1883 -


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  • Born  27 Jan 1883  Cleehill, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • George states in his World War I Draft Registration information that he was born in Cleehill, Ludlow, Shropshire. That information agrees with the information on the 1891 census for Threlkeld, Penrith District, Cumberland. There is a birth registered in the first quarter of 1883 for a George Benbow in Tenbury District, Worcestershire. This is just a few miles from Cleehill, and so this may well be the same individual. The FreeBMD index shows that the birth is registered in volume 6c.
    Gender  Male 
    Notes 
    • George was born on 27 Jan 1883 in England, according to his World War I draft registration card.

      George immigrated from England in April 1912, sailing on the SS Franconia, which sailed from Liverpool and arrived at Boston, MA. He gave his destination as Marlborough, NH, and his contact there as George Cruickshank. George Benbow listed his last permanent residence in England as Middleton-in-Teesdale, and his nearest relative in that country as his wife, Mrs. Benbow of Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham. He was described as 5 feet 9 inches, with dark complexion, brown hair, and brown eyes. He gave his occupation as paving cutter, and he had $25 in his pocket. He gave his birthplace as Clehill, Shropshire, which is in Ludlow parish. Next to him on the passenger list was James Benbow, age 23, single, also a paving cutter, and presumably his brother; James listed his mother Mrs. Benbow of Keswick, Cumberland, as his nearest relative. After him was a man named John Brown, age 25, who listed a wife Mrs. Burnell Brown of Middleton; this man could possibly be a relative, in-law, or close friend. These two men listed their US contact and destination as the same person and place as those listed for George Benbow.

      Ada and the three children born in England immigrated the next year, on the SS Laconia, which sailed from Liverpool in July 1913. She gave her US contact as husband George of Milford, NH. She was described as 5 feet 6 inches with dark complexion, brown hair, and brown eyes. She was carrying $10 with her. Her place of birth was listed as Penrith, and her last place of residence was Middleton-in-Teesdale. Her nearest relative in Britain was listed as a friend in Harrington, Cumberland.

      On 12 Sep 1918, George registered for the draft. He gave his address as 660 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD. He stated he was a "non-declarant alien" (meaning that he had not declared any intent to naturalize as an American citizen), and that he was working as a ship builder for Baltimore Dry Dock Co., at Locust Point, Baltimore. He listed his nearest relative as Ada Benbow (wife), of 660 W. Fayette St. He did not give a middle name. The card carries his signature.

      During the 1920 census of Baltimore City, George rented a home on Lexington Street in the 4th enumerator's district, 18th ward, house #860. George was working as a cutter. Thomas Ebard and his wife and two small children lived in the same house; Thomas was working as a clerk at a supply house, and he and his family were all born in Maryland.

      During the 1930 census of Baltimore City, he was renting a home in the 4th enumerator's district, 16th ward, block 57, for $35 a month. He worked as a pavement cutter at a stoneyard, and his wife and all children but Norman were employed. The family had a boarder named William Mosberg, who worked as a lather for a building contractor; William was age 35, born in Maryland.
    Person ID  I1522  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  9 Nov 2008 

    Father  James Benbow,   b. About 1854, Cleehill, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth,   b. About 1853,   d. 22 Mar 1927, Keswick, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F571  Group Sheet

    Family  Ada,   b. About 1883, Penrith, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1907 - 1908  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1920 census of Baltimore City, Maryland, indicates that the father George immigrated in 1913, followed in 1914 by the wife and the children who were born in England. However, the immigration records themselves show that George immigrated in 1912, with his brother James, and another relative or friend. Ada and the three children born in England immigrated in 1913.
    Children 
     1. Olive Muriel Benbow,   b. About 1908, Salkeld or Skirsgill, Penrith, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1918, Baltimore, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. George Arnold Benbow,   b. About 1910, Keswick, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1930
     3. Mary Evelyne Benbow,   b. About 1912, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Norman William Benbow,   b. 29 Dec 1915, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1989, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  30 Jul 2008 
    Family ID  F570  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Benbow Y-DNA Project - participating line
    Benbow Y-DNA Project - participating line


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