Rev. Edward Richard Benyon

Rev. Edward Richard Benyon (1802-1883)

Reverend Edward Richard Benyon of Culford Hall, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk, and 33, Portman Square, London. Benyon, who was the nephew of Richard Benyon de Beauvoir, was born in Switzerland and became a naturalized British subject. He graduated from St John's College, Cambridge, in 1825. Throughout his long career, he was Rector of Culford, Ingham, and Timworth, the combined gross income of which came to £960 per annum. In addition, he was also Lord of the Manor of the three parishes, and owned nearly 12,000 acres in Culford, Ingham, West Stow, Wordwell, and Timworth. His uncle, Richard Benyon de Beauvoir of Englefield House, Berkshire, and Culford Hall, left, in real and personal property, a staggering seven and a half million pounds.

Reverend Benyon appears on the 1881 census, a widower living at Culford Hall with thirteen servants.

Photographed by Camille Silvy in 1860.

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