John Constantine Trent

1793 - 1846

Claimant or beneficiary


Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Ovens Mouth Barbados as owner, and with Constantine Estwick Trent and Sir George Henry Dashwood bart. (both of whom q.v.) also awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on the Spring, Over Hill and Ashton Hall estates on Barbados as devizees in trust of Harrison Walker Sober (q.v.).

  1. John Trent, son of John of Spet[i]sbury, matriculated Queen's Oxford 05/05/1813 aged 19.

  2. Marriage 10/05/1834 by special license, at Alne, John Constantine Trent Esq. of Oversmouth, in Barbadoes, a Captain in the Royal Horse Guards, to Frances Sophie, eldest daughter of Edward Swainston Strangways, Esq. of Alne Hall, Yorkshire.

  3. Will of John Constantine Trent Capt HM Regiment of Horse Guards and Major in the British Army of 41 Lowndes Street Belgrave Square proved 06/02/1847. In his will (dated 30/05/1844) he refers to the sale for £10,000 of an estate in Barbados on which he had secured a jointure of £500 p.a. for his wife Frances Sophia on their marriage: given the sale, he instead covenanted to pay his widow £500 'if she survives me.'


T71/899 no. 4366 (Ovens Mouth); T71/897 Barbados no. 2034 (Spring); T71/899 no. 4598 (Over Hill); T71/899 no. 4925 (Ashton Hall).

  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online];

  2. Western Times 17/05/1834.

  3. PROB 11/2051; James C. Brandow Genealogies of Barbados Families.

We are grateful to Peter Selley for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
John Trent
Frances Sophie Strangways
Oxford (Queen's) [1813 ]

Associated Claims (4)

£3,384 15s 11d
Awardee (Trustee)
£3,596 9s 5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,441 0s 4d
Awardee (Trustee)
£1,945 16s 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:

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  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

Relationships (5)

Son → Father
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Second Cousins
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Addresses (1)

41 Lowndes Street, Belgrave Square, London, Middlesex, London, England