Benjamin Aislabie

14th Jan 1774 - 2nd Jun 1842

Claimant or beneficiary


Benjamin Aislabie (1774-1842), son of Rawson and Frances Aislabie, London wine merchant, President MCC 1823, oldest 1st class cricketer, lampooned in Tom Brown's Schooldays, portrait by Henry Edward Dawe in National Portrait Gallery and an entry in the ODNB as 'wine merchant and cricket administrator' which further describes him as 'a wealthy West India merchant with a well-established wine business in the Minories in London.'

  1. Baptised St Botolph Aldgate 10/02/1774; buried St Marylebone 09/06/1842 aged 68.

  2. Benjamin Aislabie entered into an indenture 14/02/1812 with John Duer granting him [Aislabie] a mortgage with an estate called 'The Little' [Little Duers?] as security. Benjamin Aislabie assigned the mortgage to Manning & Anderdon whose assignees of bankruptcy were Reid & Dixon. The original mortgage appears to have dated from 1803.

  3. Will of Benjamin Aislabie wine and porter merchant of Minories London proved 27/06/1842. In the will he secured an annuity of £100 p.a. for his wife Anne on his one quarter share of the Canefield and Morne Daniel estates in Dominica, and bequeathed the estates themselves subject to the annuity to his son Rev. William John Aislabie.


Eric Midwinter, ‘Aislabie, Benjamin (1774–1842)’, rev. Christine Clark, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2004), [accessed 09/17/2012]; Portrait in National Portrait Gallery, London: Benjamin Aislabie 1774-1842

  1., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online] (from which the children, all baptised at All Saints Edmonton, are drawn with their christening dates);, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online].

  2. T71/1200 abstract of indenture dated 14/02/1812. T71/877 Antigua claim no. 257 ('Little Duers'); West Sussex Record Office, Add Mss 3215 Title: Transfer of Mortgage Description: Benjamin Aislabie of Minories in the City of London, merchant, and John Duer of Chichester, esquire, to William Manning, Frederick Manning and John Lavicount Anderson, all of the City of London, merchants. The Little Plantation in the Island of Antigua ; with all the mills, buildings, Negroes, etc Recites original Mortgage, dated 29 & 30 August 1803 Copy Date: 20 Feb. 1817.

  3. PROB 11/1936/220.

Further Information

Anne Hodgson
Susan (1806-), Georgiana (1807-), Harriet (1809-), Louisa (1809-), Caroline (1810-)
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (2)

£889 10s 1d
Other association
£2,342 14s 0d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (2)

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
1834 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1803 [EA] - 1812 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Relationships (2)

Son → Father
Trustee → Testator

Addresses (3)

152 Minories, City of London, Middlesex, London, England
East Park Place, Regent's Park, London, Middlesex, London, England
Lee Place, Eltham, Kent, London, England