John BENTLEY

South Australian Police Force ( 1849 – 1859 )

New South Wales Police Force ( 1864? – 1874 )

Regd. #   ?

Rank:  Mounted Constable NSW

Senior Constable – appointed 1 August 1863?

Stations:  S.A. 1849 – 1859

NSW?, Rockley ( late 1863 ), Stuart Town, Hartley

ServiceFrom  ? ? ?  to  ? ? 1874 ( Dismissed ) = ? years Service

Awards?

Born? ? 1826?

Died on:  22 August 1881 at Mt Victoria, NSW

Age:  55

Cause?

Funeral date?

Funeral location?

Buried at:  Great Western Hwy, Hartley, NSW

 Memorial at?

Sacred to the memory of John Bentley who died at Mount Victoria. 22nd August 1881. Aged 55 years.


JOHN is NOT mentioned on the Police Wall of Remembrance
  *NEED MORE INFO

 

 

 Funeral location ?

FURTHER INFORMATION IS NEEDED ABOUT THIS PERSON, THEIR LIFE, THEIR CAREER AND THEIR DEATH.

PLEASE SEND PHOTOS AND INFORMATION TO Cal

May they forever Rest In Peace

*further work needs to be done on this person

Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser (Grafton, NSW : 1859 – 1889), Tuesday 30 June 1874, page 7


HORRIBLE DEATH IN THE BUSH

From the Evening News

On Tuesday, the 16th June, a magisterial inquiry was held before Thomas H. Neale. P.M., touching the death of a man whose body was found near the Liddleton Estate House, within three miles from Hartley, and from the statements of certain witnesses, as well as the sworn testimony of Henry Allworth Ledger, constable John Bentley, and a lad named Thomas Muldoon, it transpired that on last Saturday fortnight Ledger heard, at night, cries proceeding from near his residence, but why did he not go out and see who it was, and why the person was in distress, did not transpire, but on the 15th a dead body was found within 300 yards of the Liddleton House, and a more horrible spectacle was never beheld in the solitude of the Australian bush.

To all appearances the portion in life must have laid down exhausted by cold and exposure,and there unfriended and alone have “shuffled off this mortal coil.” The right cheek was eaten away ; the left, or a portion of it, was gnawed off the bones. The body had on in the shape of clothing a pair of light tweed trowsers with black stripes, a pair of elastic side boots, and new blue worsted socks, with no clothing from hip upwards. On the arms of deceased were the following marks in tatoo, from which marks it is conjectured the unfortunate man had belonged to the Royal Navy : On the right arm, between elbow and shoulder, a sailor with a flag in his right hand standing in front of a cannon, mounted, on a man-of-war carriage ; below the elbow, under front of arm, the figure of Britannia ; on the left arm, between elbow and shoulder, the representation of two female figures, and below the elbow a star, like the Compass star, with a heart and two arrows passing through crossways ; between the thumb and forefinger , same hand, five dots, and on each of the three first fingers a ring tatooed. The body indicated a man, when living, of about 20 to 30 years of age, and about 5 feet 6 inches in height, slender built, with a moustache and goatee beard, of lightish brown hair. If any person from this description can throw any light upon his identity, it is hoped for the sake of friends who are ignorant of the solitary death in our midst that they will communicate with senior constable Maloney, of Hartly, who I am sure, will be glad to have any clue to his name or friends,

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/rendition/nla.news-article61899281.txt

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Married to Johanna SHEA from Kilkenny, Ireland.

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Sydney Morning Herald     Sat  4 July 1863

Inspector of Slaughter houses and cattle – Western Police District

Constable John Bentley stationed at Rockley, NSW.

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13081065

 

NSW Police Gazette     19 August 1863

Promotions

Constable to be Senior Constable from 1st August ( 1863 )

John BENTLEY ( No. 613 )

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NSW Police Gazette 1864 p83

Reduction Bentley, John March 14th Senior Constable (No 613)

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NSW Police Gazette 1864 p307

Bentley John to be constable (No 1488) Sept 19th

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NSW Police Gazette 2 Dec 1874

Dismissals Bentley John (No 1488)

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John BENTLEY was baptised on 13 Feb 1820 at St Clement Danes, Westminster, London

the son of James & Elizabeth Bentley nee Chatterton

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a mounted policeman in SA 1855-1858 and in NSW 1864-1874 including Rockley, Stuart Town & Hartley.

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He & Johanna Shea had 10 children.

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Johanna born 1838 Kilkenny Ireland died in 1918 & is buried in Blackheath.

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Message received via website on Friday 211016

Name: Sandra Tamburini
Phone: 0417566576
Email: dansan91@bigpond.com.au
Message: I have a descendant named John Bentley who was a mounted police officer stationed in Rockley in the late 1800s.

He was married to a Johanna Shea from Kilkenny Ireland

Syd Morn Herald Sat 4th July 1863

Inspector of Slaughter houses and cattle

Western Police District

Constable John Bentley stationed at Rockley

 

NSW Police Gazette 19 Aug 1863

Promotions Constables to be Senior Constables from 1st August

Bentley John (No 613)

 

NSW Police Gazette 1864 p83

Reduction Bentley John March 14th Senior Constable (No 613)

 

NSW Police Gazette 1864 p307

Bentley John to be constable (No 1488) Sept 19th

 

NSW Police Gazette 2 Dec 1874

Dismissals Bentley John (No 1488) Nov 5th

 

John BENTLEY was baptised on 13 Feb 1820 at St Clement Danes, Westminster, London

The son of James & Elizabeth Bentley nee Chatterton and was a mounted policeman in SA 1855-1858 and in

NSW 1864-1874 including Rockley, Stuart Town & Hartley.

He & Johanna Shea had 10 children.

John died in 1881 at Mt Victoria NSW & is buried at Hartley.

Johanna b 1838 Kilkenny Ireland died in 1918 & is buried in Blackheath.

Are there any police records pertaining to my descendant mounted police officer John Bentley in NSW?

PS I am also aware that John Bentley had also previously been a mounted police officer in South Australia from 1849- 1859.

I have already obtained his police records from the South Australian Police Archives.

 

Kind Regards Sandra

Tamburini

 

 

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