Person Index

Bentley, John

John Bentley
b: 1866
d: 5 SEP 1943
Christ Church''s Web Site
180 BENTLEY Esther
180 BENTLEY John

181 BENTLEY Clarence Edgar
181 BENTLEY Gertrude Alice

179 BENTLEY Norman Bourne

Birth Details
1866/26480, John Bentley, Mother: Harriett, Father: Charles

Marriage Details
1892/38, Bride: Elthel (sic) Wilds (sic), Groom: John Bentley

Timaru Herald 6 January 1892
BENTLEY - WILDS - On the 1st January, 1892 at Wellington, by the Rev. J. J. Lewis, John Bentley, of Ngahauranga, to Esther, fourth daughter of John Wilds (sic), Timaru

1893 Electoral Roll Esther Bentley, Electorate: Suburbs of Wellington, No: 245, Residence: Johnsonville, Occ: Married Woman

Evening Post 8 April 1920
H. ERNESI LEIGHTON has received instructions from John Bentley, Esq., Taita, to offer, for ABSOLUTE SALE by Public Auction as above, his picked herd of
16 FIRST-CLASS DAIRY COWS, coming to profit April and May
Note:— The above herd is well and favourably known as one of the best in the district. The cows are all heavy milkers. Inspection invited.

Evening Post 28 April 1939
The annual meeting of the Upper Hutt branch of the Women''s Division of the Farmers'' Union took place recently at Riverside Golf Club-house. The annual report showed continued steady progress, and the balance-sheet disclosed a satisfactory position.
The following officers were elected for the ensuing year:— President, Mrs. H. Hawthorn; vice-presidents, Mesdames S. D. Morris. O. Collie, O. Browne, H. E. August; hon. secretary, Mrs. F. E. Scholes; assistant secretary, Mrs. J. Gorrie; hon. treasurer, Mrs. A. G. Mumby; advisory members, Mesdames J. Maher and W. H. Collett; housekeeping secretary, Mrs. O. Skon; Press correspondent, Mrs. Frank Whiteman; committee members, Mesdames W. A. Lindsay, H. Scholes, W. N. Clifford, Tyer, Ecob, and Morrison; provincial executive delegates, Mesdames Hawthorn, Morris, and Browne.
A beautiful posy of pom-pom dahlias, nerines, and maidenhair fern was presented to Mrs. Hawthorn and floral sprays to the retiring committee members. Presentations in recognition of valuable services rendered were made ito the hon. secretary, Mrs. F. E. Scholes, and the hon. treasurer, Mrs. A. G. Mumby; also to Mrs. W. H. Collett, for hospitality extended to the branch.
A prize for a putting competition was presented by the hostess, Mrs. J. Bentley, and won by Mrs. Tyer. A hearty vote of thanks was accorded her and Mrs. Bentley for the use of their golf house and grounds.
A successful bring and buy stall, in aid of the Upper Hutt carnival queen, was conducted by Mrs. H. E. August.

Evening Post 22 January 1942
The golden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John Bentley, host and hostess of the Riverside Golf Links, Taita, was celebrated recently in the Taita Hall. There was a large attendance of relatives and friends.
The parents of Mr. and Mrs. Bentley were among New Zealand''s early settlers, Mr. Bentley having arrived at Port Chalmers in the John Wickliffe in March, 1848. They had a family of nine, John being the youngest. Mr. and Mrs. Wilds, Mrs. Bentley''s parents, arrived in Lyttelton in the Mystery in April, 1859. They had seven of a family, Mrs. Bentley being the fourth child.
Mr. and Mrs. Bentley were married at Wellington on January 1, 1892, by the Rev. J. J. Lewis, Mr. Bentley having come to the North Island to follow his trade as a builder. They have spent almost all their married life in the Hutt Valley, where Mr. Bentley was occupied with mixed and dairy farming.
They have four children, 12 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, most of whom were present at the celebration. Mr. and Mrs. Bentley are members of the Hutt Valley branch of the Farmers'' Union, and the Wellington Dairy Farmers'' Association. They were among the promoters of the Taita Hall. Market Gardeners''. Ltd., the Wellington Trotting Club (of which Mr. Bentley has been a steward for 20 years), and the Petone Bowling Club.

Evening Post 24 January 1942
MR. AND MRS. JOHN BENTLEY, of Taita, wish to Thank all their relatives and kind friends for their numerous congratulations and presents on the occasion of their Golden Wedding.

Evening Post 7 November 1942
Riverside Golf Links, Main Rd., Taita.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, at 12.30 p.m.
WRIGHT, STEPHENSON, AND CO., LTD.. have received instructions from Messrs. J. and C. Bentley, who have sold their farm, to sell at Auction as under:-
330 2 and 4-tooth woolly wethers, in lots.
60 woolly ewes and lambs.
2 spaniels.
1 McEwan water pump; with 1/2 h.p. electric motor, 1 Rajah Shanks motor mower (S.R.), set triplex mowers, 1/2-ton Dodge truck, iron frame saw bench with 2 saws and belting, tip dray and frame, wooden roller, iron roller, Acme wringer (new), 2 shelter sheds, sheep netting, plain and barb wire, totara timber and posts, 14-gallon Compton copper, 2 sledges, Diabolo separator, churn, Champion Hot Dogge heater, endless chain and blocks, timber jack, set Whakatane harrows, 2 porcelain hand bowls, anvil, quantity 9ft iron, tools for golf course, including hole borer and 9 cups for greens, sundries.
Light Luncheon Provided.

Hutt Valley Cemetery Records John BENTLEY, Date: 5/9/1943, Monumental Inscription, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Ref: 206

Evening Post 6 September 1943
BENTLEY.- On September 5, 1943, at Wellington Hospital, John, dearly-beloved husband of Esther Bentley, 1 Colin St., Lower Hutt, late of Riverside, Taita, and father of John, Ruby, Edgar, and Norman; aged 77 years
Funeral Notice
BENTLEY.- The Friends of Mr. John Bentley are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave the Chapel of J. R. Croft, Ltd., King''s Cres., Lower Hutt, Tomorrow (Tuesday), September 7, 1943, at 2 p.m., for the Taita Churchyard Cemetery. J. R. CRoft, Ltd., Funeral Directors, Hutt and Petone

Evening Post 7 September 1943
The death occurred in Wellington on Sunday of Mr. John Bentley, at the age of 77. Mr. Bentley was a well-known resident of Lower Hutt, having resided in the Hutt Valley for the best part of 50 years. Although originally a builder by trade, Mr. Bentley went in for mixed and dairy farming, chiefly at Taita. He was a member of the Farmers'' Union and of the Wellington Dairy Farmers'' Association. He was also among the promoters of the Taita Hall, Market Gardeners, Ltd., the Wellington Trotting Club (of which he was a steward for 20 years), and the Petone Bowling Club. Two years ago Mr. and Mrs. Bentley celebrated their golden wedding. He is survived by three sons and a daughter, and there are a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Evening Post 25 September 1943
Bereavement Notice
BENTLEY.- Mrs. John Bentley and family, 1 Colin St., Lower Hutt, wish to sincerely Thank the many relatives, friends and organisations who forwarded floral tributes and such kind messages of sympathy with regard to the passing of her husband. She has been greatly comforted by such warm tributes to his memory.

Evening Post 5 September 1944
In Memoriam
BENTLEY.- In loving memory of John Bentley, who passed away September 5, 1943.
Inserted by his loving wife, Esther, and family

Evening Post 5 September 1945
In Memoriam
BENTLEY.- In loving memory of John Bentley, who departed on September 5, 1943.
Inserted by his loving wife and family

Probate John Bentley, Place: Lower Hutt, Occ: Retired Dairyman, AAOM 6030 10868, Filed: 30/9/1943, Will, Archives NZ, Wellington

Birth Details
1868/8848, Esther Wild (sic), no parents listed

Death Details
1959/32230, Esther Bentley, Aged: 91Y - Date of Death 30/7/1959 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Records Esther BENTLEY, Date: 30/7/1959, Monumental Inscription, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Ref: 206
Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Esther Bartley (sic), Date: 30/7/1959, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Burial Records

Evening Post 30 July 1959
BENTLEY.- On July 30, 1959, at the Hutt Hospital, Esther, beloved wife of the late John Bentley, and loved mother of John (Rotorua), Ruby (Mrs. H. L. August), Edgar (Karori), and Norman; in her 92nd year. Messages to 1 Colin Gve., Lower Hutt. Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service in Christ''s Church, Taita, on Saturday, Aug. 1, 1959, at 11am, thereafter interment in the churchyard cemetery. J. R. Croft, Ltd
  • 1866 - Birth -
  • 5 SEP 1943 - Death -
Charles Bentley
1819 - 4 DEC 1896
John Bentley
1866 - 5 SEP 1943
Harriet Unknown
1826 - 7 DEC 1881
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Charles Bentley
Death4 DEC 1896
Marriageto Harriet Unknown
PARENT (F) Harriet Unknown
Death7 DEC 1881
Marriageto Charles Bentley
MJohn Bentley
Death5 SEP 1943
Marriage1 JAN 1892to Esther Wilds at Wellington
FElizabeth Bentley
Death27 JAN 1897
Marriageto William Collins
MFrederick Bentley
MEdward Bentley
Death17 SEP 1942
Marriage5 SEP 1881to Louisa Palmer at Oamaru
FHarriett Bentley
Death28 JAN 1915
Marriage15 JUL 1874to John Joseph Eason at At the residence of the bridegroom''s father
MGeorge James Bentley
MCharles Bentley
FCatherine Bentley
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Bentley
Death5 SEP 1943
Marriage1 JAN 1892to Esther Wilds at Wellington
FatherCharles Bentley
MotherHarriet Unknown
PARENT (F) Esther Wilds
Death30 JUL 1959
Marriage1 JAN 1892to John Bentley at Wellington
FatherJohn Wilds
MotherEsther Emery
FHarriet Rubina Jessie Bentley
Birth12 DEC 1894
Death19 OCT 1985
Marriage1912to Herbert Lewis August
MNorman Bourne Bentley
Death1 MAY 1964
MJohn Emery Bentley
Death5 NOV 1960
Marriage9 SEP 1915to Jessie Myrtle Campbell at Lower Hutt
MClarence Edgar Bentley
Death28 JUL 1963
Marriage27 AUG 1924to Gertrude Alice Sanders
Descendancy Chart
John Bentley b: 1866 d: 5 SEP 1943
Esther Wilds b: 1868 d: 30 JUL 1959
Harriet Rubina Jessie Bentley b: 12 DEC 1894 d: 19 OCT 1985
Herbert Lewis August b: 1885 d: 1 JAN 1944
John Lewis August b: 1914 d: 26 MAY 1969
Ashley Meredith August b: 1918 d: 22 DEC 2010
Allen Ian August b: 1915 d: 26 JUN 2003
Leonard Preston Burborough b: 1923 d: 1999
Joan Esther August b: 1917 d: 17 JAN 1980
Robert Arthur Chittick b: 1914 d: 22 MAY 1974
Norman Bourne Bentley b: 1902 d: 1 MAY 1964
John Emery Bentley b: 1893 d: 5 NOV 1960
Jessie Myrtle Campbell b: 1893 d: 21 FEB 1990
Clarence Edgar Bentley b: 1898 d: 28 JUL 1963
Gertrude Alice Sanders b: 1899 d: 29 JUN 1995
James Andrew Seator b: 1921 d: 28 MAY 1992
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