Benjamin Hume

???? - 1773


Slave-owner in Jamaica, shown as owner of Dove Hall, which was in the hands of sequestrators, 1758-1762.

  1. Benjamin Hume was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 95 acres of land in St Catherine and 2201 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-Vale, total 2296 acres.

  2. Possibly the Benjamin Hume "Member for Port Royal 1735-6; called to the Council 1745; Receiver General, 1746; but dismissed from that office and his seat in the Council, 27th October, 1753" who married Elizabeth, widow of the third Thomas Hals.

  3. Reports of a fire at Dove Hall in 1764 reported the estate was the property of Benjamin Hume Esquire.

  4. Benjamin Hume Esquire, "late of His Majesty's Privy Council" was buried in St Andrew, 07/07/1773.

  5. The will of Benjamin Hume of St Thomas-in-the-Vale was proved in Jamaica, 22/07/1773.


  1. '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

  2. James Henry Lawrence-Archer, Monumental Inscriptions of the British West Indies (1875), p. 304.

  3. Caledonian Mercury 28/07/1764.

  4., Jamaican Parish Registers, St Andrew, Baptisms, Marriages, Burials 1664-1807 vol. 1 p. 305.

  5. Island Record Office, LOS 4.

We are grateful to Daniel Livesay and Brenda Francis for his assistance with this entry.

Further Information

Elizabeth Hals widow

Associated Estates (4)

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
1758 [EA] - → Owner

In the hands of sequestrators

1758 [EA] - 1762 [LA] → Owner

The estate was in the hands of sequestrators in this period

1741 [EA] - 1743 [LA] → Guardian

Guardian of his step-son Thomas Richard Hals

1754 [EA] - 1756 [LA] → Joint owner