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Darwin Correspondence Project

Benjamin Adolphus Renshaw

b. 1843 d. 1918–22

American merchant. Born in Venezuela. Son of the US consul general to Venezuela, Benjamin Renshaw. Lived in the US, 1845–9. Ward of a Liverpool merchant, William Evans. Resided in Tenerife, Canary Islands, until 1900 and then moved to Spain.


Census returns of England and Wales 1861 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG9/2708/78/46)

New York passenger lists, 1820–1957 (

US passport applications, 1795–1925 s.v. Renshaw, Joseph (