Benjafield Family

Middle Chase Farmhouse, Bowerchalke, Wiltshire.

Alice Amelia Benjafild 1867-1959 married James William Oram, son of Job Cox Oram and Elizabeth Marshall Bartlett

Alice Benjafield had been born in Bowerchalke, Wiltshire in 1867, one of ten children where their father John Benjafield farmed 500 acres at Middle Chase Farm. Alice’s Benjafield ancestors had originated from Cucklington, Somerset about five miles from Ansford, the Oram’s ancestral home.

In 1891, five years before her marriage Alice was working on her uncle Eli Jenkins’ dairy farm in Keynsham, south of Bristol.

  • Born: 1867 at Middle Chase Farm, Bowerchalke, Wiltshire
  • Parents: John Benjafield 1834-1923 and Eliza Harding 1838-1820
  • Siblings: Fredrick John 1861-1917, Ada Sophia 1863-1911,Margaret Sarah 1869-1944, Celai Kate W 1871-1938, Mary H 1871-?, Edward Newport 1874-1949, Mary Adaline 1876-1899, Emma Kathleen 1877-1926, Evangeline Maud 1880-1963
  • Married: In 1895 James William Oram 1866 – after 1920 probably at Horfield, Gloucestershire (now suburb of Bristol, Avon)
  • Offspring: Ella Kathleen Oram 1899 – 2001  and James Marshall Bartlett 1897-8
  • Lived in: Bowerchalke, Wiltshire; Keynsham, Somerset; Horfield, Gloucestershire (now Avon) and Clevedon, Somerset, and New Passage north of Bristol
  • Died: 1959 Cardiff registration area

All that is known about Alice’s life is included in the entry for her spouse James William Oram known as William.

Source: Names of Alice’s parents and siblings and Alice’s date of death is taken from family trees in

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