Benjamin McMahon

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Modern author


Left Ireland in 1818 as a volunteer in the Columbian army and saw action in the island of Margueritta, just off modern-day Venuzuela. Moved to Jamaica and worked as a book-keeper and overseer on several estates before writing A Description of Jamaica Planters in 1838, a damning account of the Jamaican slavery, outlining the inhumane treatment of enslaved people and the corruption of white society.


Benjamin M'Mahon,Jamaica Plantership (1838).

Associated Estates (7)

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
1819 [SY] - → Book-keeper

For 18 months in the early- to mid-1820s.

1823 [EA] - → Book-keeper
1823 [EA] - → Book-keeper


1822 [SY] - → Book-keeper
1830 [SY] - 1831 [EY] → Overseer

Legacies Summary

Historical (1)

Jamaica... 1838