Alexander Cousley FORBES c.1836-1897
Sophia Elizabeth BENFORD 1849-1913
Ireland, Henty & Sandford, Victoria, Australia
Alexander Cousley FORBES c. 1836-1897, b. Co Derry, Ireland, son of Alexander FORBES and Esther COUSLEY was married in 1867 at Sandford, S-W Victoria to Sophia Elizabeth BENFORD 1849-1913, b. Portland, S-W Victoria, daughter of George BENFORD and Emma DAVIS. Emma BENFORD (nee DAVIS) remarried in 1849 to Edward WILLIAMS who died in 1853 and again in 1854 to Richard PRICE.
Alexander FORBES died at Sandford in 1897 and his wife Sophia died in 1913 at Merino and both are buried in the Sandford Cemetery.
Alexander Cousley FORBES & Sophia Elizabeth BENFORD had the following known family in the Sandford area...
Mary Eileen FORBES, b. 1899, Sandford, d. 1947, Vic, m. Thomas BOURKE
James Henry FORBES, b. 1901, Sandford, Vic,
Christina Elizabeth FORBES, b. 1904, Sandford, Vic, m. Wilfred Spencley GARDINER
Annie Agnes FORBES, b. 1905, d. 1905, Sandford, Vic,
Nellie FORBES, b. 1907, Sandford, Vic, d. 1977, m. Leonard James HICKLETON
Bridget Kathleen FORBES, b. 1909, Sandford, Vic, m. William Robert KURTZE, m. ___ SMITH
Thomas Edward FORBES, b. 1912, Sandford, Vic, d. 1964, m. Phyllis BAXTER
Charlotte Lillian FORBES, b. 1916, Sandford, Vic,
Edna May FORBES, b. 1917, Hamilton, Vic, m. Stanley Thomas BROOKER
John Noel FORBES, b. 1919, Casteron, Vic, m. Norma Catherine DONNE
Arthur James FORBES, b. 1924, Hamilton, Vic, m. Dorothy Joyse THOMPSON
Sarah Jane FORBES b. 1873, Sandford, Vic., d. 1956, m. ___ LOUGHLIN
Mary Emma FORBES b. 1875, d. 1875, Sandford, Vic.
John Henry "Jack" FORBES b. 1878, Sandford, Vic., d. 1955, Dunedin, NZ, m. 1916 NZ to Agnes WATHERSTON 1891-1985
James Alexander FORBES b. 1881, Sandford, Vic., ................?
Eleanor "Ellen" FORBES b. 1884, Sandford, Vic., d. 1977, m. Albert Edward JINNETTE 1885-1954, chn at Merino & Melbourne.
- George FORBES b. 1868, Casterton, Vic., d. 1889, Melbourne, Vic.
- Elizabeth Ann FORBES b. 1869, Merino, Vic., m. 1889 Henry DAVIS, she had a son in 1887 prior to her marriage...
- William Jackson FORBES, b. 1887, Henty, Vic, d. 1919, m. 1908, Margaret Ann GRAHAM 1885-1924, chn at Henty & Sandford.
- Robert Alexander FORBES b. 1871, Sandford, Vic., d. 1948, m. Elizabeth SHEPHERD and they had 12 children in the Sandford area...
- Robert Alexander FORBES, b. 1897, Sandford, Vic, d. 1973