Hi thanks for replying.Have you been in touch with a lady in PE? If so she's my cousin.My grandmother was born in Calitzdorp but the family were from Knysna/George. My grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Benn.Do you have a direct email I can send info to?I believe that your John from Deptford was the brother of my William.Our families very likely come from the same line. I have recently been given a lot of Benn info which I'm happy to share with you and the origins of our family are also Deptford.
Mine are William Benn (looking for dates)- wife Hannah Apsey,
William Benn - died 19 Oct. 1832) married Jane Apsey Benn born 28/12/1802 (no m and d dates yet) Brother called John
Henry -born 18 04 1808 died GrahamstownRSA 1874 married to Frances Boxold born 1807 Kent - famous cousin named John Benn- famous river pilot
Alfred Boxold Benn (born 11. 01 1834 UK)(….most of the children were baptised at Deptford UK…)married to Jane Jansen born in South Africa,
Henry William Benn married to Maria Elizabeth Hurter
Maria Elizabeth Benn who married James Scott. (my grandparents)
Been given this info recently and need to verify and research dates but having looked up the Deptford connection I think our families are very likely linked.
Look forward to hearing from you. Kind Regards Dawn