Wife of Benjamin Ventour of Grenada and participant in the lease and sale of a group of enslaved people to Owsley Rowley.
According to an unsourced online site (www.geni.com) Benjamin Ventour was born c. 1799, married Sophia Smith and was the father of Sophia (1825-) and Madaleine (1826-).
Ventour's wife Sophia was a signatory to the lease and sale of 52 enslaved people by Benjamin to Owsley Rowley in 1825 and 1832.
A collection of petitions dated 08/12/1866 claiming rights on escheated property in Grenada, held at the National Archives in London includes: petition from Madeline Pavy for property of Benjamin Ventour, deceased; petition from nephews and niece of S. Ventour [Thomas Smith, George Smith, Frederick Smith, Charlotte Sophia Smith], Sophia Ventour and trustees of Sophia Ventour [William Simmons and William Steele].
The initial lease and subsequent sale of this group of enslaved people is set out in a document digitised in the Familysearch microfilm 1563380 pp. 290-298 and transcribed by Jim Smith, http://agenealogyhunt.blogspot.com/2010/07/part-322s-smith-robertson-genealogy.html?m=1 [accessed 16/03/2020].
TNA CO 101/124/16.
We are grateful to Stephen Lewis for his assistance with compiling this entry.
Wife → Husband