The Canadian grant
pertains to the descendants of the registrant’s great great
grandfather, Matthew von Bender (2 December 1845 - 23 April 1920).
The British line of
this ancient German noble family was founded by Christian von Bender
in 1732 during the reign of King George II. Descendants can be found
today in Switzerland, the British Isles and North America. The
anglicised style of ‘Bender’ is often used in the English speaking
BENDER von, John
Christian Thomas Wendell Matthew; company director; b 15 March, 1967; educ: Eton, Harvard; m 30 September, 2006 at The Royal Chapel, Windsor
Great Park, Alice Beatrix Pamela Bircher; b 24 May 1970, and has
John Ernst Maximilian Carl Christian; b 25 July, 2007, Bailiwick of
Matthew Lorenz Oskar; b 13 October, 2009, Bailiwick of Jersey
Josephina Saskia Eleanor; b 8 June 2011; Geneva, Switzerland
Special Adviser to the Prince's Charities; Honorary Chairman of the
Prince’s Trust (Bailiwick of Jersey); Member of the Council for London
(Prince of Wales's) District, St. John Ambulance; Borough Councillor
for The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea 1990-1994.
Orders: Knight of the
Order of Prince Danilo I; Esquire of The Most Venerable Order of the
Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem; Member of the Order of St. John
Ceremonial Staff; Knight of The Order of Saints Maurizio and Lazzaro.
French, German, Spanish, Swedish.
Clubs: Boodle’s, The
Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club.