Benji Marshall

by andrew on August 4, 2016

Benji Marshall Nrl All Stars

Birth Name: Benjamin Quentin Marshall

Place of Birth: Whakatane, Whakatane District, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

Date of Birth: 25 February, 1985

Ethnicity: Māori, some English, Scottish, and Irish

Benji Marshall is a New Zealand professional rugby league footballer. He has captained the New Zealand national team.

Benji’s mother, Lydia, gave birth to him when she was fifteen. Benji was raised without his biological father, a man from Rotorua, New Zealand, by the name of Calvin.

Benji’s maternal grandfather is the son of John Thomas Wilson Marshall and Raiha Pohitere/Poihaitere Biddle. John was born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, the son of John Boyd Marshall and Clara Elizabeth Fogarty. Raiha was the daughter of Tori Ben Biddle and Reihana Hakeke.

Benji’s maternal grandmother was Kahira Tiakiwai Turei.

Because of his Scottish heritage, Benji was considered by Scotland Rugby League to represent the country, but he refused the offer.

Sources: Genealogy of Benji Marshall – https://www.geni.com

Genealogy of Benji’s maternal grandfather (through his brother, William Marshall) – https://www.wikitree.com

Article about one of Benji’s ancestors, land war hero Benedict Biddle – https://en.wikipedia.org

Photo by Michelle Cop/Bigstock.com

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andrew July 16, 2017 at 7:38 am

genealogy of Benji’s maternal grandfather (through his brother, William Marshall):

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Marshall-10853

andrew July 16, 2017 at 7:28 am

He was raised without his biological father, a man from Rotorua, New Zealand, by the name of Calvin. Benji’s mother, Lydia, gave birth to him when she was just 15.

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