Henry John William Bentinck

1796 - 1868

Claimant or beneficiary


Henry John [William] Bentinck claimed unsuccessfully with his brother Charles Anthony Ferdinand Bentinck, later the fourth Count Bentinck (q.v.) for the compensation for the enslaved people on La Bonne Intention as owners. The award was made to the Liverpool merchant Daniel Willink (q.v.).

  1. Will of Sir Henry John William Bentinck late of 22 Upper Grosvenor Street a General in HM Army who died 29/09/1878 proved 29/10/1878, personal estate under £7000. He has an entry in the DNB.

  2. The estate probably came to the brothers from their uncle Henry William Bentinck (1765-1820), who was governor of Demerara 1806-1812 and of Berbice 1814-1820.


T71/885 British Guiana no. 558.

See Susanne Seymour and Sheryllynne Haggerty, 'Slavery conections of Bolsover Castle (1600-c. 1830)', (English Heritage, 2010) for a discusson of the wider slavery connections of Bolsover Castle, associated with the English branch of the Bentinck family.

  1. National Probate Calendar 1878

  2. Seymour and Haggerty, 'Bolsover Castle' pp. 15-17.

Further Information

Renira Antointte Whitshed
Wealth at death
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£13,378 13S 7D
Unsuccessful claimant (consensual) (Owner-in-fee)

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
1817 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (1)


Addresses (1)

Wilton Place, London, Middlesex, London, England