Hugh Hall Wentworth

1740 - 1774


Involved in a transaction relating to Mount Nisbett estate in Grenada in 1774 due to a debt owed to Arthur Nesbitt (q.v.).

  1. "Hugh Hall Wentworth (1740-1774), son of John and Sarah Hall Wentworth, was a merchant in Portsmouth with interest in shipping. He was a partner in the firm of Davenport and Wentworth, trading with agents in Boston, New York, Antigua, London, Jamaica, and other port cities. The firm changed to Montgomery and Wentworth when Davenport sold his stock in 1766."

  2. Apparently the owner of an estate in Grenada in 1771 of 479 acres with 172 enslaved people.


T71/880 Grenada claim no. 68 (Mount Nesbitt).

  1. Letter from Ambrose Vincent, a merchant in Boston, to Hugh Hall Wentworth dated 30/07/1753 and transcribed at [accessed 01/10/2013].

  2. S. D. Smith, Slavery, Family, and Gentry Capitalism in the British Atlantic: The World of the Lascelles, 1648-1834 (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010), p. 41.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£3,201 2s 4d
Other association

Addresses (1)

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA - United States of America