George Francis Benskin

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Claimant or beneficiary


Apparently an immigrant or returnee to Britain from Barbados in the early 1830s. Counterclaims inter alios include: 'A Letter from James Greaves Blackhurst of Haslingden, Lancashire. requesting leave to file a claim for one-third as eldest son of James Greaves Blackhurst ('who married Margaret Hope Adamson'); there is also a letter to Lord Glenelg from Jas Blackhurst of Haslingden near Manchester setting out James Blackhurst's claim to 1/3rd the compensation, 'that my Relation George F Benskin late of the island has removed his family to this kingdom', and expressing Blackhurst's concern about losing out as the claimant to only 1/3rd.

  1. The marriage of a George Francis Benskin was recorded at Alverstoke, Hampshire Q1 1841. No further trace of a George Francis Benskin has to date been found in England.

  2. It is possible that this is the same Benskin who married Sarah Adamson, St Michael, Barbados, 16 Sept., 1824.


T71/895 and T71/1306 Barbados claim no. 793.

National Archives reference CO28/116.

  1., England & Wales, Free BMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915 [database online]

  2. Caribbean, Marriages, 1591-1905, FamilySearch.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
Geroge F. Benshin

Associated Claims (1)

£398 2s 0d

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:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1826 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner

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