Victorian Photograph Collection of Jennifer Carnell
A quarter plate ambrotype of Philip Benton (c.1816-1898).
Philip Benton was a farmer and historian who lived at Little Wakering Hall in Barling, Essex.
In 1881 he was living at the hall with his wife Elizabeth and son Henry Edward Benton.
Benton was the author of The History of the Rochford Hundred (1867), a history of the area.
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