George Benger

One of my New Year resolutions was to fill in the gaps in my family tree! Quite a big resolution but with my Ancestry subscription I’m hoping it will be a fun task. This evening I thought I would start with George Benger (1838-1896), my paternal great-great grandfather.

For some reason I had only traced him through a handful of census returns – 1861, 1871 and 1891 were so far missing.

I found him in 1861 census under the name Robert Benger (and I’m pretty sure he didn’t have a brother of that name!).

At the age of 21 his occupation was recorded as ‘Musician Royal Marines’ and he was a visitor at the North Star Tavern, Alverstoke. The pub still exists but is currently known as the Coach and Horses.

One response to “George Benger

  1. Genealogy is a labor of love and takes time. Keep digging so you make sure you are on the right trail. Also, you should use a variety of sources, becasue genealogy is not just census records – Best of luck!

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