Charles Bennet 3rd Earl of Tankerville

1716 - 1767


Inheritor of estates and enslaved people, and a share in copper mines, in Virginia and Maryland from his kinsman John Colville (d. 1755). In his own will proved 02/01/1768 he left these among his children, the share in the mines to his eldest son Charles (the future 4th Earl) and the estates and 'negroes' to his son Henry Astley Bennet and his children, failing whom they were to go to Charles Bennet, charged with £5000 for his [the testator's] daughter Frances Alicia Bennet. He was also shown by John Charlton as owning the Orchard estate in Westmorland Jamaica, which LBS has not yet traced and which is not mentioned in his will.


PROB 11/935/16; John Charlton, Hidden Chains: the slavery business and north-east England 1600-1865 (2008) p. 98 and p. 136.

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Father → Son