Isabella Bennie was born 14 May 1824 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom to William Bennie (bef1824) and Elizabeth Blair (bef1824) and died 16 June 1908 Kelso, South-parade, Auburn, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. She married James Semple (1822-1871) 14 September 1841 in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom.

She arrived in New South Wales on 23 September 1849 on the Kate with her husband and children.


Offspring of James Semple and Isabella Bennie (1824-1908)
Name Birth Death Joined with
John Semple (1843-1849)
William J Semple (1845-1897) 20 September 1845 Scotland, United Kingdom 3 August 1897 "Agnes Cottage", Stanmore-road, Petersham, New South Wales, Australia Mary Louisa Gribble (c1847-1922)
James Semple (1848-1915)
Elizabeth Blair Semple (1850-1942) 8 April 1850 New South Wales, Australia 18 July 1942 Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia John Henry Gribble (1854-1924)
David Semple (1853-1939) 9 May 1853 New South Wales, Australia 18 December 1939 Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia Ellen Bourne (1857-1940)
Agnes Semple (1853-1854)
Robert Semple (1855-1902)
Isabella Semple (1857-1908)
John A Semple (1859-1901)
George Alexander Semple (1862-1866)
Alfred A Semple (1864-1954) 2 April 1864 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 14 March 1954 2 Carlos Road, Artarmon, New South Wales, Australia Sarah Jane Knight (c1864-1945)
Annie Jane Semple (1868-1922)

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¶ Death
  • SEMPLE.—June 16, at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. Watts, Auburn, Isabella, relict of the late James Semple, aged 84 years.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 1908, page 8
§ Remains
  • SEMPLE.—The Funeral of the late Mrs. ISABELLA SEMPLE will leave the residence of her daughter, Kelso, South-parade, Auburn, THIS (Thursday) MORNING at a quarter to 10, for the Independent Cemetery, Rookwood. W. METCALFE, Undertaker.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 June 1908, page 12