Sophia Ventour (née Smith)

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Wife of Benjamin Ventour of Grenada and participant in the lease and sale of a group of enslaved people to Owsley Rowley.

According to an unsourced online site ( Benjamin Ventour was born c. 1799, married Sophia Smith and was the father of Sophia (1825-) and Madaleine (1826-).

  1. Ventour's wife Sophia was a signatory to the lease and sale of 52 enslaved people by Benjamin to Owsley Rowley in 1825 and 1832.

  2. A collection of petitions dated 08/12/1866 claiming rights on escheated property in Grenada, held at the National Archives in London includes: petition from Madeline Pavy for property of Benjamin Ventour, deceased; petition from nephews and niece of S. Ventour [Thomas Smith, George Smith, Frederick Smith, Charlotte Sophia Smith], Sophia Ventour and trustees of Sophia Ventour [William Simmons and William Steele].


  1. The initial lease and subsequent sale of this group of enslaved people is set out in a document digitised in the Familysearch microfilm 1563380 pp. 290-298 and transcribed by Jim Smith, [accessed 16/03/2020].

  2. TNA CO 101/124/16.

We are grateful to Stephen Lewis for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Benjamin Ventour

Relationships (1)

Wife → Husband