Colonel Benjamin Gittens, Esquire

Male Abt 1730 - 1790  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Gittens  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Prefix Colonel 
    Suffix Esquire 
    Born Abt 1730  Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 3 Nov 1730  Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7, 8
    God Father 3 Nov 1730  [1
    • John Shurland Esq and Mr. Thomas Bedford
    God Mother 3 Nov 1730  [1
    • Mrs. Catherine Simms and Mrs. Margaret Lun (?)
    Occupation 1762  Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • merchant
    Property 1778  Green's Plantation, St. George Parish, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • a plantation
    Held Office 18 May 1779  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Appointed a Judge of the Exchequer
    Held Office Jul 1779  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Appointed Chief Baron of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer
    Wills 3 Aug 1779  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • See Notes
    Property 1780  Green's Plantation, St. George Parish, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    • Hurricane loss claim
    Held Office 1783  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • Commission of the Peace, Justice, On Thursday 11 inst. a New COMMISSION OF THE PEACE was issued. Nmaes of Justices --........Hon. Benjamin Gittens,............Joshua Gittens...........
      Extracts from the Barbados Mercury
    Membership 1783  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [15, 16
    • Provisional Grand Master of Masons
    Held Office 1784  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    • one of the Masters of the Court of Chancery, To be sold at vendue on 25th inst at the house of Rebecca Hill, Bridgetown, by Benjamin Gittens one of the Masters of the Court of Chancery, by virtue of a decree, a sugar work plantation in St. Phillip and St. John called Palmers the property of Hon Samuel Walcott Esq., with the slaves, cattle, sheep etc.
    Other 20 Nov 1784  Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    • Court proceedings
    Held Office 13 May 1787  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    • Chairman of the Commissioners of the Turnpike Road, Notice to persons inclined to contract for building a bridge over Parrrat's Gulley on the high road according to Mayo's map leading from Byde Mill to Haughton Plantation that the Commissioners of the Turnpike Road will receive proposals at their next meeting at the Townhall on June 3 by 10 o'clock. Benjamin Gittens, chairman.
    Held Office 15 Dec 1787  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Colonel, Extracts from the Barbados Mercury. 15 Dec 1787
      Yesterday the Governor received the Royal Regiment of Foot commanded by Col. Gittens, after which his Excellency, the Officers of the Life Guards and the Royal Artillery and Ordances on duty here dined and spent the remainder of the day with Col. Gittens and the officers of the corps at Free-Mason's Hall.
    Other 30 Jun 1789  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [20
    • Minutes of Council
    Occupation 1790  Saint Philip, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [21
    • Planter
    Died 8 Feb 1790  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried 8 Feb 1790  Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Person ID I751  Gittens Direct Line from REunion
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2017 

    Father Benjamin Gittens,   b. Abt 1701,   d. Abt 1730, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Mother Rebekah Smith, Widow,   b. Abt 1709 
    Married 31 Dec 1729  Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [23
    Family ID F53  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ann Elphinstone,   d. 1773 
    Married 21 Apr 1751  Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 24
    Children 
     1. Mary Gittens,   b. 24 Jan 1752, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1832  (Age 80 years)
     2. Robert Gittens,   b. 23 Apr 1754, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1758  (Age 3 years)
    +3. Rebecca Gittens,   b. Abt 1757
     4. Robert Elphinstone Gittens,   b. 15 May 1759, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Ann Elphinstone Gittens,   b. 19 Jan 1761, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1795, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
     6. Margaret Gittens,   b. Abt 1763, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1784, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     7. Elizabeth Gittens, Spinster,   b. Abt 1765, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1834  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F274  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Elizabeth Lemon,   b. Abt 1754 
    Married 4 Dec 1774  Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location  [25
    Children 
     1. Benjamin Gittens,   b. 25 Aug 1776, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Martha Elizabeth Gittens, Spinster,   b. 10 Dec 1777, Saint Michael, Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1855, Bow, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F373  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
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