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Benjamin Benn
1825  -  1890

1825 born Thornton, nr Bradford, West Yorkshire.  Follow link to his parents page.

The present family has a legend that Benjamin, and/or, his father worked on the Shildon Tunnel.  
It is a fact that work on the tunnel commenced in 1839 and the official opening was Jan 10th, 1842 

1851 Aug 9 Benjamin married Judith Crossley, Auckland, Durham

1851 census age 26, single, living with parents, Globe Street, Shildon.  Occupation : quarryman

1861 census living with Judith daughters and parents, Chapel Street, Shildon. Occupation : stone quarrier

1871 census age 45, occupation mason

1881 census age 56, Back Richmond Street, East Thickley, occupation quarryman.

1890 Q2  Benjamin died, age 65, reg. Auckland.

Benjamin Benn c. 1881

Photograph by Bacon and Johnson, South Road, Bishop Auckland
in business 1879 to 1884

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