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The Revd. Benjamin BEYNON

The Revd. Benjamin BEYNON

Male Abt 1756 - 1839  (~ 83 years)    Has no ancestors but 32 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Benjamin BEYNON 
    Prefix The Revd. 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1756 
    • From age given in 1806 as 50 (when granted a distribution from Taylour and Myddleton's Benefaction)
    Baptised 13 May 1756  Manordeifi, Pembrokeshire, Wales See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From information given at ordination to the priesthood (as transcribed on the CCEd website) - this shows Manardisy, but there is no such place; I expect the 'f' has been mis-read as a 'long s'.
      Not only is it the closest place name I can find but it is near Cardigan, and the record of Benjamin's ordination to the diaconate shows him as being from Cardigan.
    Gender Male 
    Ordained To the diaconate 
    2 Sep 1780 
    • From the CCED database - is this the same Benjamin?
      I suspect it is, and that it was on his ordination as a priest that he moved to the curacy in Stokenham. With a birth c. 1752-56 he would have been old enough to be ordained in 1780.
      He was ordained in St. David's Diocese, when the Bishop was one John Warren. The ordination information contains the comment "of the town of Cardigan".
      I am not clear if he was ordained in Cardigan or St. Davids - I suspect it would have been the latter.
    Ordained To curacy of Stokenham, Devon 
    11 Jun 1786  Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Bishop’s Palace, Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin was ordained by John Ross, Bishop of Exeter. The scribe noted in the Ordination Register that this took place on a Sunday.
      (from CCEd website, citing the Ordination Register held at the Devon Record Officer (Chanter 714))
    Occupation Curate 
    From 12 Jun 1786 to 1833  St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Clerk (in PR entry for his marriage).
      He was licensed as curate of Stokenham with Sherford and Beesands at Stokenham on 12 June 1786, with a stipend of '£42 a Year payable Quarterly Clause of Residence' (from the CCEd website.
    Miscellaneous Received Distribution from Clergy charity 
    From 1806 to 1807 
    • Taylour and Myddleton's Benefaction.


      On Wednesday, the Twenty-eighth day of May, the Sum of Eight Hundred Pounds being the Benefaction of the Rev. Dr. Taylour and William Myddleton, esq. to Poor Clergymen, with good Characters and large Families, were distributed by the Governors of the Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy. - A great number of Petitions were read, and the very distressed circumstances of the Applicants being fully weighed and considered, the following Sixty Poor Clergymen were elected to receive a Distribution thereof the present year, according to their different circumstances, viz. -




      Names.Benefice.Diocese.Age.No. of
      Child
      Under
      the Age
      of 16.
      Income.
      £.  s.
      ................. ..
      Benjamin BeynonStokenham, DevonshireExeter506545 0
      ................. ..


      (From the Hereford Journal, Wednesday 11 June 1806)

      The article does not show how much each family received - if all received the same it would have been £13 6s 8d. Not a large sum, but a significant addition to an income of £45. I have not worked out the average but at a glance Benjamin's income was fairly typical, quite a number receiving £30 - £60. The smallest income was an astonishing low £8, next was £25, the only other under £30. None of the recepients had less than 4 children in total, nor less than 4 under the age of 16; the 3 with an income over £100 had particularly large families - two each had 10 children (9 under 16) and the other 14 children, though only 5 were under 16.

      Benjamin was the only recepient from Devon, or indeed from Exeter Diocese (which at that time included Cornwall). A third were from Wales; if Benjamin was himself from Wales (as his name suggests) then perhaps it was contacts there that encouraged him to apply.   
      Just over a third of successful applicants (23) were from the North of England (Westmorland, Durham, Yorkshire, Northumberland, Lancashire, Cumberland), few were from the south east (and the only 5 that were were all from Essex / London Diocese). The remaining 11 were scattered around the country (5 from Shropshire, 1 each from Herefordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Suffolk). 
      Similarly, Benjamin received a grant in 1807 - many of the same names occur in the 1806 and 1807 lists, though on the latter occasion the £800 was distributed to 78 clergy, so there was little more than £10 per family.
    Occupation Rector of Thurlestone 
    3 Oct 1833 to 1839  All Saints’ Church, Thurlestone, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin's induction was reported in the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette on Saturday 12 October 1833:
      "The Rev. Benjamin Beynon, was on Thursday, the 3d instant, inducted by the Lord Bishop of Exeter, to the Rectory of Thurlstone - patron, Sir. J. Buller Yarde Buller."

      He remained Rector for the 6 years to his death, as was usual at that time (there were no clergy pensions then), though may have appointed a curate to carry out the work as he was already about 80 when appointed, and died in Exeter - "at his residence". (Examination of the Parish Registers should show what the situation was)

      The stipend Benjamin may have received as Rector of Thurlestone is suggested by that his successor was to receive, as shown in the Salisbury and Winchester Journal, on Monday 19 August 1839 (p.2 of 4)
      "Preferred - ... The Rev. P A. Ilbert, to the Rectory of Thurleston, Devon (330l. a year), vice the Rev. Benjamin Beynon, dead. - ..."

      Although Sir. J. Buller Yarde Buller was the patron responsible for Benjamin's appointment it looks as though the patronage was complicated, for other notices of his successor's appointment:

      "The Rev. Peregrine Arthur Ilbert has been instituted to the rectory of Thurlestone, Devon, vacant by the death of the Rev. Benjamin Beynon, on the presentation of Mrs. Anne Ilbert, of Kingsbridge, the true patron for this turn." - in the Exeter and Plymouth Gazette of Saturday 10 August 1839 (p.3 of 4), the Western Times, of Saturday 10 August 1839, (p.3 of 4) and Sherborne Mercury, of Monday 12 August 1839, (p.3 of 4); very similar (without the "true patron" comment) in the Oxford Journal of Saturday 10 August 1839 (p.3 of 4).
    Died 1 Jun 1839  Radnor Place, Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • A notice of his death appeared in the "Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser" on Wednesday 12 June 1839, under "Deaths":
      "June 1, at the advanced age of 87, at his residence, Mount Radford, Exeter, after a lingering illness, the Rev. Benjamin Beynon, rector of Thurleston, near Kingsbridge, Devon, deeply regretted by his family and friends."

      It was also reported further afield -
      "Obituary.
      ...
      Aged 86, the Rev. Benjamin Beynon, Rector of Thurleston, Devon
      ..."
      (Westmorland Gazette, Saturday 22 June 1839)

      GRO ref: St. Thomas RD in q2 1839, 10 147
    Notes 
    • bach when marr Cecilia
    Person ID I822  All
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2020 

    Family Cecilia SUMPTER,   b. 1762, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1810  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1786  St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • by licence, by the rector of South Pool, both signed, witnesses Joanna King & Samuel Kellond
    Children 8 children 
    Last Modified 5 May 2012 
    Family ID F623    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 13 May 1756 - Manordeifi, Pembrokeshire, Wales See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOrdained - To curacy of Stokenham, Devon - 11 Jun 1786 - Chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Bishop’s Palace, Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - From 12 Jun 1786 to 1833 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Aug 1786 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Mary Dyer BEYNON - 3 Feb 1788 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Benjamin Griffiths BEYNON - 3 Dec 1788 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Thomas BEYNON - 9 Aug 1791 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Ann BEYNON - 4 Nov 1794 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Erasmus BEYNON - 13 Dec 1795 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - John William BEYNON - 28 Dec 1798 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Cecilia BEYNON - 2 Sep 1801 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Georgiana BEYNON - 10 Jan 1804 - St. Michael and All Angels’ Church, Stokenham, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rector of Thurlestone - 3 Oct 1833 to 1839 - All Saints’ Church, Thurlestone, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1839 - Radnor Place, Exeter, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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