Benjamin Sutton was baptised 6 January 1833 at Maidstone, Kent, England, the son of Benjamin Sutton and Martha Cogger. He married Elizabeth Charlotte Meades 20 March 1854 at Maidstone, Kent, England, and they had six sons and six daughters. Sutton and his family immigrated to Sydney, NSW, in 1863 on board the ship ‘Hotspur’. He died 27 February 1904, aged 71 years, at his home at 44 Alma Street, Darlington, and he was interred in the Old Church of England Section of Rookwood Cemetery. He left a Will and his estate and assets were valued at £802. Benjamin Sutton lived at 9 Alma Street, Darlington.
Occupation & interests
Benjamin Sutton was a Freemason and the Secretary of the Grand United Order of Oldfellows – Loyal Victoria Lodge.
Benjamin Sutton was on the committee in 1876 that was formed by council to make application to the Council of Education for the construction of a public school in the borough on land provided by Darlington Council.
Local government service
Benjamin Sutton was an alderman on Darlington Council in 1874-77. He was Darlington Council’s Treasurer in 1875 and one of the council’s auditors in 1881.
‘Advertising’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 February 1875, p. 3, http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/13351491