Hon. Benjamin Brown Davis Esq.

No Dates


Slave-owner and judge on St Kitts, apparently resident dying c. 1824. He had married Miss Darnel or Darnell, daughter of William Darnel[l] of Newcastle-on-Tyne, at Newcastle on 31/05/1798.

  1. An indenture of 1802 held by the Hull History Centre records a sale of enslaved people on Antigua, apparently by Benjamin Brown Davis and his wife Frances to George Galway Mills.


Edinburgh Magazine or Literary Miscellany Vol. XII (1799) p. 77.

  1. Hull History Centre C DDI/1/1 13/06/1802. Indenture relating to the sale of slaves on the island of Antigua Between Benjamin Brown Davis of the island of Antigua, Frances his wife and George Galloway [sic] Mills of the island of St. Christopher regarding the sale of slaves, http://catalogue.hullhistorycentre.org.uk/files/c-ddi.pdf [accessed 22/05/2018].

Further Information

Miss Darnel
Steuart Spencer

Associated Estates (2)

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
1822 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Lessee (Estate)

Listed as deceased in the 1825 Slave Register.

1817 [EA] - 1825 [LA] → Owner

Owner of a large group of apparently unattached enslaved people and lessee of Belmont estate on St Kitts where he had placed them.

Relationships (3)

Deceased Husband → Widow
Notes →
Frances Davis was adminstratrix and almost certainly widow of Benjamin Brown...
Father → Son
Notes →
Administrator and almost certainly son of Benjamin Brown Davis, who had married a Miss Darnell in Newcastle-on-Tyne in 1798....
Father → Son