Benjamin FREE

Benjamin FREE

Male 1871 - 1961  (90 years)  Submit Photo / DocumentSubmit Photo / Document    Has 67 ancestors and 2 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Benjamin FREE  [1, 2
    Relationshipwith Rodney VOJVODICH
    Birth Record 1871  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    #4765 
    Born 21 Jan 1871  Raglan, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1961  Rosewater, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: Coronary Thrombosis - Hypertension 
    • 118 Russell Street
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    Buried 8 Apr 1961  Dudley Park, South Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • TAK Section, Row 17, Site 225N
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    Person ID I903  MyBradyTree | BRADY, KLF, MAC, SMF, MW2, VOJV
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 

    Father Ancestors William FREE,   b. 2 Mar 1829, Haslingfield, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1890, Corack, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Ancestors Eliza FLAVELL,   b. 29 Nov 1840, Landbeach, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1925, Corack, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 26 May 1856  Winchelsea, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • CofE, St Thomas
    Reference Number #1380 
    Children 14 children 
    Family ID F493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maud UNKNOWN,   b. UNKNOWN,   d. DECEASED 
    Married UNKNOWN 
    Children 
    +1. Mavis FREE,   b. 1907,   d. DECEASED
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F20446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBirth Record - #4765 - 1871 - New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1871 - Raglan, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Coronary Thrombosis - Hypertension - 6 Apr 1961 - Rosewater, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 8 Apr 1961 - Dudley Park, South Australia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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    Free Lane (Parish of Duddo in the Mallee,Victoria) Points to road leading to Benjamin Free's property.

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  • Notes 
    • Memories of Benjamin Free as told to us by Murray McGough now aged in his nineties, who with his parents was a neighbour of Benjamin in the Mallee.
      Des & Fay Menzel visited Murray on 12th September 2013 he remembered Benjamin Free (known as old Ben Free ) to be short & plump in stature & to Murray then a youngster thought Ben to be quite old and knowledgeable who kept pretty much to himself. According to Murray ( who passed away two weeks after our visit) Ben & Maud Free arrived in the Mallee about 1919 with a daughter Mavis aged 12 years according to the Pallarang school records( have not confirmed if Ben & Maud were married) both Maud and Mavis loved to sing and were very keen to perform on the stage in the local concerts. Ben was a wheeler & dealer in sheep buying & selling through the local Stock Agent in the district. As told to us by Murray Ben owned a horse operated chaff cutter and cut chaff for the local farmers and that Mavis married a local farmer in the Mallee. After her husband's early death she then married a man in Adelaide and about that time Maud left Ben and moved away from the Mallee having saved enough money of her own to leave. Ben continued to live in the Mallee employing several housekeepers until............

      In June 2014 we continued our research of Benjamin visiting Des's cousin in Murrayville Victoria who told us Mavis had married Douglas Stewart a local farmer in the district who had died quite young and was buried in the Cowangie cemetery. We visited the Cowangie cemetery and found where he was buried, headstone reads Douglas William Stewart died 2 Mar. 1942 aged 41 years beloved husband of Mavis and father of Dorothy.
      We then travelled to Watchem, Victoria and was told Benjamin farmed close to his mother Eliza's property at Watchem. ( To date this is all we have been able to find out about Benjamin Free, hope this is of some help.)

      Desmond & Fay Menzel - 2014

  • Reference  Darryl Brady. (2019, August 21). Benjamin FREE. Brady Family Tree in Western Australia. Retrieved from https://www.bradyfamilytree.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I903&tree=BRADY2008

  • Sources 
    1. [S850] VIC - Pioneers Index CD 1837 - 1888.

    2. [S1093] tjilbruke-at-bigpond.com. Desmond & Fay Menzel. Date: First Contact April 2014;. Some Information & Pictures Submitted by Desmond & Fay Menzel.


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