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BENFIELD FAMILY

 
 
The Benfields were in Studland and Corfe Castle parishes from the Sixteenth Century and probably before that. Richard Benfield was the son of George and Jane and was baptized at Langton Church on Christmas Day 1807 George and his wife Jane had come to live in Langton after their marriage there in about 1789.
They had seven children:

Sarah, baptised 3.10.1790
Elizabeth, baptized 10.3.1793
Ann, baptized 12.4.1795
Mary, baptized 8.7.1798
George, batized 7.3.1802
Joseph, baptized 2.6.1805
Richard, baptized 25.12.1807

Ruth was born in 1810, but her marriage took place outside Langton. The children of Richard and Ruth (none of whom were baptized at Langton) were:

Maria, born 1836
Amos, born 1838
Susan, born 1840
Sarah, born 1842
Mary Anne, born 1845
Elizabeth, born 1849
Ellen Ruth

We do not know what happened to Amos. Richard's two brothers married and had children in Langton Matravers.

Our thanks to R. J. Saville
for this information
 

 

A tall headstone, now missing, Langton
 
in

loving memory of

RUTH BENFIELD

who fell asleep in Jesus

November 2nd. 1879 aged 69 years.

Also

in loving memory of

RICHARD BENFIELD

who fell asleep in Jesus

April 12th. 1889

aged 81 years.

"I have redeemed thee;

I have called thee by thy name;

thou art mine."

Also

in loving memory of

ELLEN RUTH BENFIELD

daughter of the above

who fell asleep in Jesus

November 10th. 1910

and was buried at Portsmouth.

"For ever with the Lord"

 
 
 
 
 
A short headstone, intact, Langton
 
in

loving memory of

ETHEL MAY BENFIELD

who fell asleep 5th Jan. 1963

Aged 69 years

Also

ALFRED GEORGE

Beloved husband of above

who fell asleep 12th Dec. 1966

Aged 83 years

 
 
 
 
 
A short headstone, intact, Langton
 
in

loving memory of

CYRIL FREDERICK BENFIELD

Dear brother and uncle

5. 8. 1920 - 17. 4. 1976

Also

WILLIAM JOHN ATTWOOD

Beloved husband, dad

and grandad

19. 8. 1922 - 10. 6. 2004

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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