Benjamin Ventour

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Claimant or beneficiary


Owner of Fontenoy estate in St George, Grenada.

According to an unsourced online site ( Benjamin Ventour was born c. 1799, married Sophia Smith and was the father of Sophia (1825-) and Madaleine (1826-).

  1. Ventour's wife Sophia was a signatory to the lease and sale of 52 enslaved people by Benjamin to Owsley Rowley in 1825 and 1832.

  2. A collection of petitions dated 08/12/1866 claiming rights on escheated property in Grenada, held at the National Archives in London includes: petition from Madeline Pavy for property of Benjamin Ventour, deceased; petition from nephews and niece of S. Ventour [Thomas Smith, George Smith, Frederick Smith, Charlotte Sophia Smith], Sophia Ventour and trustees of Sophia Ventour [William Simmons and William Steele].


  1. The initial lease and subsequent sale of this group of enslaved people is set out in a document digitised in the Familysearch microfilm 1563380 pp. 290-298 and transcribed by Jim Smith, [accessed 16/03/2020].

  2. TNA CO 101/124/16.

We are grateful to Stephen Lewis for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£526 7s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1820 [EA] - 1823 [LA] → Not known
1829 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1826 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (1)

Husband → Wife