Elizabeth Broughton later Benson

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Elizabeth Broughton of Broadwall in the parish of Christ Church Surrey, widow, was among a group of individuals purchasing, for a total of £15,000, annuities from John Mills secured on the latter's estates and enslaved people on Nevis in 1774, when for £500 she purchased an annuity of £50 p.a. on her own life (aged 34) and that of Edward Benson of Broadwall aged 30.

  1. Elizabeth Broughton of Christ Church Surrey widow married Edward Benson widower of St Olave Silver Street 08/05/1774 at St Alban Wood Street. No will or death-date has been traced for her to date. The will of Edward Benson of St Mary Magdalene Bermondsey proved 13/12/1798 which left his property to his wife Elizabeth was conceivably that of the husband of Elizabeth Broughton the annuitant.


Common Records 1775-1776, British Library, EAP794/1/1/15, https://eap.bl.uk/archive-file/EAP794-1-1-15 pp. 65-94.

  1. Ancestry.com London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 for Elizabeth Broughton City of London St Alban, Wood Street 1754-1904 [database online]; PROB 11/1315/264.

Further Information

(1) Broughton (2) Edward Benson

Associated Estates (1)

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  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1774 [EA] - 1774 [LA] → Annuitant