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Benjamin Belsham

Benjamin Belsham

Male 1831 - 1899  (67 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Belsham 
    Born 15 Nov 1831  [1, 2
    Census 1841  Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Christened 6 Jun 1847  Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 24 Mar 1850  Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Assisted emigration on the ship Dalhousie, paid for by the parish of Castle Camps.
    Emigration 6 Oct 1862  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • He and his wife and sister-in-law, Eliza Smart, presumably accompanied by his two children, arrived in Auckland on the 'Susanne' on 25 November 1862. They sailed on 6th October from Table Bay, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope.
    Died 8 Jan 1899  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1540  Main Tree
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 

    Father Benjamin Belsham,   b. Abt 1805, Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1880, Linton Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hannah Free,   b. Abt 1807, Shudy Camps, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1886, Linton Registration District, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Sep 1826  Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Their marriage was witnessed by another Hannah Free.
    Family ID F375  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Smart 
    Married 6 Dec 1858  Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F865  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • An 18-year-old Benjamin Belsham sailed to the Cape of Good Hope on the vessel Dalhousie on 24 March 1850 together with his uncle, Joseph. Their passage was paid for by the parish of Castle Camps.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire - Transcript of Parish Register, baptism on 6 June 1847 of Benjamin Belsham son of Benjamin & Hannah of Camps Green lab said to have been born 15 November 1831 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S37] 1841 Census - Cambridgeshire & the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire Family History Society, (2002;), HO 107/66/6 f.12A (Reliability: 3).
      Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire
      Benjamin BELSHAM, 31, Thatcher, Y
      Hannah BELSHAM, 29, Y
      Alfred BELSHAM, 14, Y
      Priscilla BELSHAM, 12, Y
      Benjmin BELSHAM, 9, Y
      John BELSHAM, 6, Y
      Elizabeth BELSHAM, 4, Y
      Charles BELSHAM, 2, Y


    3. [S359] Papers Past, National Library of New Zealand, (http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz;), Daily Southern Cross, Volume XVIII, Issue 1672, 29 November 1862, Page 11 (Reliability: 3).
      ARRIVAL OF THE 'SUSANNE' FROM THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.
      The Hamburg brig, 'Susanne,' 255 tons, Capt. P.J. Moller, arrived here yesterday from Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope. She brings 84 immigrants, whose names and callings are appended. She left Table Bay on the 6th ultimo, and has been fifty days out. Strong N. and N.W. winds were experienced throughout the voyage. Ran down her easting in the parallel of 50deg south. The Three Kings were made on Friday at midnight; North Cape was passed the following day. No vessel was sighted during the voyage, until arrival at the Bay of Islands, where, on Sunday, she sighted and boarded the American whaler 'Roman,' 40 months out, wiht 2,900 barrels oil, and had at the time two large whales alongside. She is bound home. This is the first vessel arriving at this port direct from the Cape of Good Hope (war vessels excepted). She is in good trim, and is very roomy for her tonnage. Before leaving the ship an address was presented to the Captain, by the passengers, expressive of their high opinion of him, the ship, the officers, and crew, dwelling more particularly upon Captain Moller's kindness to the children and female passengers, during the voyage. She brings 316? boxes raisins and 100 casks Cape wine. She belongs to the well-known firm of J.C. Goddefroy and Sons, of Hamburg. After discharging her passengers and cargo she will proceed to Valaparaiso. Mr. Charles Petschler is agent.
      PASSENGERS
      ...Benjamin Belsham, bricklayer; Mary Belsham; Eliza Smart;...
      - "Daily Southern Cross," Nov. 26.

    4. [S55] Castle Camps, Cambridgeshire - Transcript of Parish Register, marriage of Benjamin Belsham [x] bac & Hannah Free [x] sp botp, wits: John Wells, Hannah Free [x] (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S195] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, (www.familysearch.org;).