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Moses Benson (bef. 1738 - 1806)

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Moses Benson
Born before in Cannock, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Oct 2015
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Moses Benson, West India merchant of Duke Street, Liverpool, Lancashire was the son of John Benson (1684-1766), a salt dealer of Mansriggs, near Ulverston, in Furness


England, Births & Baptisms
First name(s) Moses
Last name Benton
Gender Male
Baptism year 1738
Baptism date 26 Nov 1738
Place Cannock
County Staffordshire
Country England
Father's first name(s) John Father's last name Benton

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On 20 Jul 2016 at 13:48 GMT Lynette Dickens wrote:

Moses Benson Snr (my great x4 grandfather) lived much of his adult life in Kingston Jamaica due to his involvement in trans-atlantic slavery. His spouse was Judith Powell whom he did not marry as she was a free "mulatto" (coloured). They had 7 children, Mary, James (dec infancy), Moses (the1st dec infancy), Ralph, twins Jane Dorothea & Moses (Jnr) and John. He returned to Liverpool in 1800, died in 1806 and was interred at St. James Church Toxteth. In 1785 he purchased property "Lutwyche Hall" in Shropshire. At that time he was Governor of Bermuda. The mansion was inherited by Ralph Benson and subsequently, his male descendants. It was sold in 1946 by George Reginald Benson.

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