Timothy Blenman

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Timothy Blenman was the original purchaser or grantee in Tobago on 20/05/1765 of Barbados Bay (St George parish) Lot no. 9, which became Mesopotamia estate. The estate was shown by Fowler against William Blenman (Timothy's brother) in 1773, although according to Smith, 'Timothy Blenman's estate remained the technical owners of the Tobago estates until 1794.'

  1. Timothy Blenman was one of the 28 resident signatories of 'A petition from the Proprietors of Tobago to the Governor General' 16/09/1767.


'Tables showing the Lots in each Parish, numbered as originally granted - the original Grantee - the name of the Lot, or lots, if one has been acquired, and the present Possessor where there is one' and 'A Table, showing the Estates in cultivation in 1832, and their Owners, in 1832, copied from the list appended to Byres' map of that date, with those in cultivation in 1862', Henry Iles Woodcock, A History of Tobago (Ayr: Smith and Grant, 1867; new impression London: Frank Cass and Company Limited, 1971).John Fowler, A summary account of the present flourishing state of the respectable colony of Tobago in the British West Indies illustrated with a map of the island and a plan of its settlement, agreeably to the sales by his Majesty’s Commissioners (London: A Grant, 1774), pp. 32-33; S.D. Smith, Slavery, family and gentry capitalism pp. 193 and 230.

  1. The Historical Society of Trinidad and Tobago Publication no. 342, from CO 101/2.

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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
20/05/1765 [SD] - → Owner

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