John Benbow

Male 1698-1699 - 1806

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  • Born  1698-1699 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1806  Northwood, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary:
      "At Northwood, in the parish of Prees, Mr. John Benbow, clock and watchmaker, at the advanced age of 107. He was of the same family as the famous Admiral Benbow; was universally esteemed for his integrity and ingenuity; and, what is very surprising, he executed the most intricate branches of his profession till within a few years of his death, and retained his mental faculties unimpaired to the latest moments. He lived in three centuries; and a son, grandson, and several great-grandchildren resided with him at the time of his decease. He was remarkable for sobriety, early rising, and retiring soon to rest. The liquor to which he was most partial was treacle beer. About three years ago his tailor brought him a new coat, which he examined, and perceiving a velvet collar had been forgotten, was so irritated, that he walked to Whitchurch, the distance seven miles, to buy one, and returned home in a very few hours, to the great astonishment of his family." [Monthly Magazine and British Register, Volume 21, pages 278-279]
      While John Benbow may well have been from the same family as Admiral Benbow, this story does not prove that fact in and of itself. One should seek documentation.
    Person ID  I1533  Benbow Family and Allied Lines
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2014 

    Family  Jane 
     1. Thomas Benbow,   b. About 1739, Northwood, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1809
    Last Modified  12 Sep 2011 
    Family ID  F572  Group Sheet

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