1824–1915

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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.

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Biography

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.

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