Benjamin Blake junior was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 300 acres of land in St Ann, 1922 acres in Westmoreland and 2670 acres in St Elizabeth, total 4892 acres. Probably the Benjamin Blake jun. shown as Member of Assembly for St Elizabeth 1748, 1749 and 1752. Brother of Nicholas Blake and father of Nicholas Allen Blake (both q.v.).
"A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754", TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Samples2/1754lead.htm; W.A. Feurtado, Official and other Personages of Jamaica from 1655 to 1790 (1896); Monumental Inscriptions transcribed at http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/b/Barche01.htm.
We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.