Born: July 6, 1824, Bolton House, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, England.
Died: January 14, 1915, Mission House, Cowley St. John, Oxford, England.
Buried: St. Mary and St. John’s Church, Cowley, Oxford, England.
Benson was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, with a double second in Greats and Mathematics (BA in honors 1847, MA 1849).
On taking Holy Orders, he became curate of St. Mark’s, Surbiton (1849), and vicar of Cowley, Oxford, 1850. He was also Student of Christ Church, Oxford, and helped found the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in 1866.