The Family of Mary Stenner
John Laybank BENTON married Mary STENNER in 1856 in Melbourne. Here is the story of Mary's earlier life.
Mary's parents were William STENNER and Elizabeth TAME. They were married at the church of St Mary Newington, Surrey on 10 August 1823:
They had six children:
Mary was baptised at St John the Evangelist, Lambeth, Surrey on 30 June 1837. The record shows them living at James Street, Lambeth. Although James St has disappeared, the church of St John appears to be opposite the main entrance to Waterloo Railway Station:
In the 1841 census, the Stenner family were living in Regent St, Westminster. Today this is Regency St, and runs north from Vauxhall Bridge Road a short distance from the Thames River. William was a carpenter:
The family are not in the 1851 census. By this date they had departed for Australia, arriving in Melbourne in August 1848 onboard the Cornwall. The family consisted of William (47) and Elizabeth (44), with children John (21), Elizabeth (20), Martha (17), Mary (12) and Kate (4):
Last updated: 25/04/2010