Henry Bendysh junior of Tempsford

???? - 1753


Owner of Wagwater Plantation in St Mary Jamaica.

  1. Administration of the will of Henry Bendysh jun. of Tempsford Bedfordshire was granted 14/09/1753. The will, made in 1735, leaves everything to his father and mother Henry and Martha Bendysh, and after their deaths to his sisters, Mary Berners and Elizabeth Bendysh. At grant of administration by Mary Berners (wife of William Berners) and Elizabeth Bendysh, Henry Bendysh was shown as formerly of Tempsford but late of Gorleston [?] Suffolk. His parents had predeceased him.

  2. Henry Bendish was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 447 acres of land in St George, 2252 acres in St Mary, 2120 acres in St Elizabeth and 60 acres in St Dorothy, total 4879 acres. This is assumed to be the same Henry Bendysh although he had died by this point.


  1. PROB 11/804/134.

  2. 'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm.

Further Information


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
1743 [EA] - 1752 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Tempsford, Bedfordshire, Central England, England
Notes →

Of Tempsford in 1735 when he made his will.