Rycen, Mary Elizabeth (Bennett)

Personal Details

First nameMary
Middle nameElizabeth
Other namesBennett
Date of death05/10/1899
Age at death34 years


Daughter of William Hamilton Bennett & Isabella Bowman

Sister of –
William George [1856]
Sahra Rebecca [1858]
Daniel James [1860]
Charles H [1862]
Emily Isabella [1864]
Walter Thomas [b.7/09/1866 d.14/12/1869]
Henry Fleetwood [b.22/10/1868 d.1955]
Annie [b.15/07/1870]
Matilda [b.08/04/1874 d.20/05/1874]
Isabella [b.26/12/1875 d.06/01/1876]
Louise [b.21/02/1877]
Alice Maud [b.26/03/1880 d.27/11/1888]

Wife of Janne Victor Rycen m.07/06/1884

Mother of –
Charles Victor 16/11/1884
Alice 11/10/1886
Hilda 21/07/1888
Matilda 17/01/1891
John Henry 12/03/1893
Cecil Saunders 28/02/1895
Albert Edward 22/06/1897 d.21/07/1916

Re: William Hamilton Bennett
In my work to find descendants to my great great grandfather Eric Ericsson of Ramsbergs bruk, Sweden – an estate that has been in the Ericsson family for 200 years – I found a letter from his daughter’s son addressed to his son’s son Harald M Ericsson (my great grandfather) at Ramsbergs bruk. The letter is written in May 1882. The cousin called himself W H Bennett, but his name in birth was Erik Gustaf Hjalmar Allström, born Sept 8th 1835 in the parish of Fellingsbro, Sweden. Hjalmar left Sweden in 1854.

The letter describes well the life for the first white residents in the Outback and I thought the letter may have some interest.

Among the gravestones on your web page I have found two Bennetts, one Rycen and one Shute that I am certain are related to me.

You can follow our search for the Allström family on

[Margareta Ericsson mirrjame@hotmail.com]

View the original letter

View a typed copy of the letter

Cemetery Record

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LocationWest Central
Grave number76

First interment
Second interment – Alice Stirling (daughter)