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Sir Ralph Sillery 
Benson
1851 - 1920


Sir Ralph Sillery 
Benson
, Educ. Trinity Coll., Dublin. Called to the Bar, Middle Temple, 1887. Joined ICS 1873. Names from the Madras Civil Pension Fund (LDS Film No 1836132). The names on this LDS film are a continuation from another (previous?) roll. The names in the film are of dependants, and of the deceased pensioners. The pensioners died from 1918 onwards, with the dependants dying in the 1940's and 1950's. The names below are of the deceased pensioners. Benson, R S --------- India Office Records Catalogue Ref. IOR Creator(s): Board of Commissioners for the Affairs of India, 1784-1858 Burma Office, 1937-1948 East India Company, 1600-1858 India Office, 1858-1947 [Access Conditions] Open to public access except for recent personal files, and a very small number of subject files India Office Records: Public & Judicial Department [Access Conditions] Open Public and Judicial Departmental Papers: Annual Files - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6 FILE - Judicial and Public Annual Files 202-297 - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/414 - date: 1896 item: Issue of letters patent appointing Mr Benson Judge of the High Court, Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/414, File 202 - date: 5 Feb 1896 item: Letters Patent appointing Mr R S Benson a Judge at Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/414, File 205 - date: 5 Feb 1896 FILE - Judicial and Public Annual Files 101-200 - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/413 - date: 1896 item: Appointment of Mr R S Benson, ICS, to be a Judge of the High Court, Madras - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/413, File 186 - date: 14 Feb 1896 India Office Records: Public & Judicial Department [Access Conditions] Open Public and Judicial Departmental Papers: Annual Files - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6 FILE - Mr Justice Benson, Madras High Court; question of leave - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/680, File 1288 - date: 30 May 1904 FILE - Mr Justice R S Benson; recovery of a sum over issued - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/690, File 2110 - date: 9 Aug 1904 India Office Records: Public & Judicial Department [Access Conditions] Open Public and Judicial Departmental Papers: Annual Files - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6 FILE - Madras High Court; Mr A F Pinhey to officiate as Judge during the absence of Sir Ralph S Benson - ref. IOR/L/PJ/6/874, File 2259 - date: 4 Jun 1908 Entry in Who Was Who in British India. By John F. Riddick. Westport, CT:Greenwood Press, 1998. Source: Who Was Who Publisher: A&C Black Category: Biography Date of publication: January 2006 BENSON, Sir Ralph (Sillery) (1851-1920) Details: BENSON, Sir Ralph (Sillery), Kt 1906; ICS, retired; born 1851; son of Charles Benson, President, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, and Maria, daughter of Maunsell Andrews, JP; married 1876, Fanny Catharine Alice (Kaiser-i-Hind gold medal), daughter of Rev. W. Gilbert-Cooper, MA, formerly of the Indian Ecclesiastical Establishment; one son. Education: Trinity College, Dublin (MA, LLB). Work: Entered ICS 1873; Barrister, Middle Temple, 1887; Registrar, High Court, Madras, 1885; Under-Secretary to Government, Madras, 1887; Secretary to Board of Revenue, 1888; District and Sessions Judge, 1888-1895; Puisne Judge, High Court, Madras, 1896-1913 (twice Acting Chief Justice); Vice-Chancellor, Madras University, 1905. Recreations: travel, shooting, golf. Address: Roebuck Grove, Donnybrook, Dublin. Telephone: Ballsbridge 296. Clubs: University, Dublin. Died: 19 October 1920 -------- Related? Source: Who Was Who Publisher: A&C Black Category: Biography Date of publication: January 2006 BENSON, Colonel (Hon. Brig.) Ralph Hawtrey Rohde (1880-1943) Details: BENSON, Colonel (Hon. Brig.) Ralph Hawtrey Rohde, CBE 1930; 2nd son of Sir Ralph Benson, ICS; born 30 January 1880. Education: Clifton College; RM Academy, Woolwich. Work: 2nd Lt Royal Artillery, 1899; Capt. 1904; Major, 1914; Bt Lt-Col 1917; Colonel, 1925; Chief Inspector of Armaments, 1925-1929; Member of the Ordnance Committee, 1929-1932; Commandant Military College of Science, Woolwich, 1932-1936; ADC to the King, 1932-1936; retired 1936. Recreations: golf and sailing. Address: 39 Talgarth Mansions, London W14. Clubs: Army and Navy. Died: 19 April 1943

Born: 1851Baptised:
Died: Donnybrook, Dublin, Ireland 19th Oct 1920 Buried:
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1.
Sir Ralph Sillery 
Benson
(
Gilbert Cooper
) 1851 - 1920
2.  
 
3.
Maria 
Andrews
(
Benson
) + post 1851
6.
Maunsell 
Andrews
(
Hawtrey
) 1769 - 1864
7.
Mary 
Hawtrey
(
Andrews
)

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1. 27th Dec 1876
Fanny Catherine Alice 
Gilbert Cooper
(
Benson
) 1856 - 1946

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a.
Fanny Catherine Alice 
Gilbert Cooper
(
Benson
) 1856 - 1946
1.
M/? 
Benson
* post 1876
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1851Born
27th Dec 1876Married
Fanny Catherine Alice 
Gilbert Cooper
(
Benson
) 1856 - 1946
1905
Sir Ralph Sillery 
Benson
(
Gilbert Cooper
) 1851 - 1920 inherited the title
Madras University
  (Vice Chancellor)
19th Oct 1920Died Dublin, Ireland
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