Benjamin Kingston

???? - 1829

Claimant or beneficiary


The attorney to the executor and executrix of Benjamin Kingston claimed the compensation for Walton Hall in British Guiana, which was paid instead to the administratrix of the mortgagee.

  1. Benjamin Kingston esq. of Walton Hall Demerara had married Alicia, daughter of J. Saunders esq. of Downes House, Eling Hants in 1826. Alicia Kingston nee Saunders must have remarried, for in 1851 Alicia Phipps aged 40 born Eling Hants was living with her husband Lt Col. Paul Phipps, [his] step-daughter Alicia M. Kingston aged 20 [sic] also born Eling Hants and two other children at 4 Prospect Place Southampton.

  2. Benj. Kingston was identified as one of the brothers of Robert Kingston (q.v.) of Demerara in the latter's will, proved 02/0/1816.

  3. Will of Benjamin Kingston of Downs [sic] House near Southampton proved 25/05/1829. In the will he left £500 each to his natural children (Thomas, Mary, Robert Benjamin and John) with his late housekeeper Madelin Robson, to whom he left an annuity of 1200 guilders. The rest of his estate he left to his wife Alicia and infant son Augustus John Kingston, and in the event of their deaths to his 'affectionate brother' John Kingston now residing at Cambridge Terrace Regents Park (whom we believe to have been John Kingston of Copthall Chambers q.v.).


  1. Gentleman's Magazine Vol. 96 Part 1 p. 176; 1851 census online.

  2. PROB 11/1576/10.

  3. PROB 11/1755/433.

Further Information

Alicia Saunders
Plantation owner

Associated Claims (1)

£16,283 6s 7d
Deceased claimant unsuccessful

Associated Estates (1)

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
1817 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Notes →
Tentative association...
Son-in-law → Mother-in-law
Notes →

Addresses (1)

Downes House, Eling, Hampshire, Wessex, England