John Benbow

1768 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. In 1805 a Solicitor practising in Lincoln's Inn, but afterwards retired. Solicitor, Trustee, and Auditor forJohn William Ward, the Earl of Dudley. A director of the North Western Railway, and the Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway. Unsuccessfully contested Wolverhampton in 1837, then sat for Dudley (through Lord Dudley and Ward's influence) from 1844 until his death at Hastings in 1855.1855, aged 86. His wife Elizabeth died 19 November 1825. They had at least three daughters. Eliza Benbow born 1797 died unmarried 1876. The third daughter, Harriett Benbow (1799-1875), married H.D. Warter of Logden Manor, Shropshire.

  2. Will of John Benbow of Mecklenburgh Square proved 25/04/1855. Buried in Sussex.


  1. Bell's Life in London and Sporting Chronicle, 4 March 1855; Morning Post, 28 February 1855; Standard, 20 February 1875; W. R. Williams, The Parliamentary History of the County of Worcester (Hereford, 1897), p. 181.

  2. PROB 11/2209.

We are grateful to William Norton for his help compiling this entry.

Further Information

Eliza, Harriet

Associated Claims (3)

£5,480 13s 1d
Awardee (Trustee)
£2,412 6s 8d
Awardee (Trustee)
£4,836 4s 7d
Awardee (Trustee)

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
06/05/1833 [SD] - → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Railway Investment
Welsh Midland [1846528]  
Railway Investment
Perth and Inverness [1846426]  

Political (1)

election →
Dudley Worcestershire
1844 - 1855

Addresses (2)

1 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, Middlesex, London, England
26 Mecklenburgh Square, St Pancras, London, Middlesex, London, England