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John Wenman  ( 1860 - 1950 )

parents
born in Benenden 1860
christened in
died in British Columbia, CANADA 1950
buried 15/09/1950
grave
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occupation Grazier
Biography
   Grandfather Edward Wenman was the most celebrated member of the famous cricketing family, for no fewer than seven Wenmans appeared at different times in the ranks of the Kent XI. He was, in the opinion of William Martingell, the best allround cricketer of his day, for he could bat, bowl and keep wicket with equal efficiency. As a wicket-keeper he was second only to Thomas Box of Sussex, standing up to the fast bowling of Alfred Mynn without either pads or gloves. Despite his wicketkeeping achievement Ned Wenman was a fine batsman, considered the best back player in the county for many years and a bowler of exceptional ability when given the opportunity. Besides all these qualifications he had one other, he was a brilliant 'manager-captain' of the old Kent XI enabling him to raise that team to a position when they could match and defeat the rest of England. Wenman was born at Benenden, in Kent, on August 18, 1803. He made his debut for Kent in 1825, and continued to play for that county for thirty years. In 1844 he announced his retirement and a match was arranged for his benefit between Kent and England, but two years later he returned to the cricketing scene and continued to do so from time to time until 1854. He was a consistent batsman, rarely failing to score, although his highest score in first-class cricket was only 73 which he scored on two occasions; at Lord's against the Gentlemen when he was not out, and at Sevenoaks against Sussex. He played in the Gentlemen v Players' match on seventeen occasions between 1829 and 1846 and appeared in 63 of the 119 matches Kent played between 1825 and 1854. He was a carpenter and wheelwright and carried on his trades in his native village, where he lived until his death in December 1879. R. J Brown, The Cricketer
 1870 Departure Port: Liverpool, England; Londonderry, Ireland Arrival Date: 24 May 1870 Arrival Port: Quebec, Quebec, Canada Vessel: Peruvian Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
 1901 Living in Brandon, Manitoba, Ontario, CANADA 1901 census of Canada
 1906 Arrival Date: 5 Feb 1906 Birth Date: abt 1861 Age: 45 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: English Port of Departure: Liverpool, England Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Carmania Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
 1912 Departure Port: Liverpool, England Arrival Date: 17 Feb 1912 Arrival Port: St John, New Brunswick, Canada Vessel: Empress of Ireland Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935
 1946 Death of wife Alice Cordelia
Biography

Grandfather Edward Wenman was the most celebrated member of the famous cricketing family, for no fewer than seven Wenmans appeared at different times in the ranks of the Kent XI. He was, in the opinion of William Martingell, the best allround cricketer of his day, for he could bat, bowl and keep wicket with equal efficiency. As a wicket-keeper he was second only to Thomas Box of Sussex, standing up to the fast bowling of Alfred Mynn without either pads or gloves. Despite his wicketkeeping achievement Ned Wenman was a fine batsman, considered the best back player in the county for many years and a bowler of exceptional ability when given the opportunity. Besides all these qualifications he had one other, he was a brilliant 'manager-captain' of the old Kent XI enabling him to raise that team to a position when they could match and defeat the rest of England. Wenman was born at Benenden, in Kent, on August 18, 1803. He made his debut for Kent in 1825, and continued to play for that county for thirty years. In 1844 he announced his retirement and a match was arranged for his benefit between Kent and England, but two years later he returned to the cricketing scene and continued to do so from time to time until 1854. He was a consistent batsman, rarely failing to score, although his highest score in first-class cricket was only 73 which he scored on two occasions; at Lord's against the Gentlemen when he was not out, and at Sevenoaks against Sussex. He played in the Gentlemen v Players' match on seventeen occasions between 1829 and 1846 and appeared in 63 of the 119 matches Kent played between 1825 and 1854. He was a carpenter and wheelwright and carried on his trades in his native village, where he lived until his death in December 1879.

R. J Brown, The Cricketer

1870
Departure Port: Liverpool, England; Londonderry, Ireland Arrival Date: 24 May 1870 Arrival Port: Quebec, Quebec, Canada Vessel: Peruvian

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

1901
Living in Brandon, Manitoba, Ontario, CANADA

1901 census of Canada

1906
Arrival Date: 5 Feb 1906 Birth Date: abt 1861 Age: 45 Gender: Male Ethnicity/ Nationality: English Port of Departure: Liverpool, England Port of Arrival: New York, New York Ship Name: Carmania

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

1912
Departure Port: Liverpool, England Arrival Date: 17 Feb 1912 Arrival Port: St John, New Brunswick, Canada Vessel: Empress of Ireland

Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935

1946
Death of wife Alice Cordelia

Marriage
(Ages +/-1)
Year   Reg. DistrictChurchNameAgeSpouseAgeCurate
1902 Glenwood, Manitoba, CANADA  John Wenman41Alice Cordelia Hilder21 
Demography
(Elham Parish only)
YearNamePropertyAddressRelationConOccupationAgeBorn  
1911John WenmanSpruce LawnSpruce LaurdHeadMGrazier50Benenden
Relationships
(Calculated from the demography records)
Name Relation GBornPlaceDiedPlaceOccupation
Alice Cordelia HilderWifeF1880Dartford District1946Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA 
Lilian Kate PrebbleDomestic ServantF1896Elham1986  
William Reginald Gower WenmanSonM1903Souris Manitoba Canada   
John Godfrey WenmanSonM1907Elham