George Bennett

???? - 1748


Father of George Rosewell Bennett (q.v.).

The will of George Bennett was proved in Jamaica in 1748.

George Bennett of St Andrew, Esquire. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1748. Slave-ownership at probate: 496 of whom 279 were listed as male and 217 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £27383.23 Jamaican currency of which £18483.25 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £154.38 currency cash, £661.42 currency debts and £106.75 currency plate.

1631 acres and 19 enslaved people were owned by the estate of [?] Bennett in St Andrew in 1753. A further 360 acres and 19 enslaved people were owned by the estate of George Bennett.

Richard Thompson and George Bennet were listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owners of 2330 acres of land in St Thomas-in-the-East. Presumably this referred to either George Bennett of St Andrew or his son George Rosewell Bennett, although one was deceased and the other a minor at the time.


Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 2 p. 116.

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

CO137/28 pp. 169-175 transcribed at

Further Information

George Rosewell (1738-1791), Sarah Rosewell (1739-), Elizabeth

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
1753 [EA] - → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Father → Son
Deceased Husband → Widow
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