046 – The Matter of The Estate of Joseph Bean Wilson

This case concerns Five Star Island, a well-known location in Southampton Parish. Five Star Island, formerly known as “Wilson Island” as evidenced by an old map dated 1898-1899 which illustrates the geographical area, comprises 2.11 acres or 91,911.60 square feet.

Claimant, Mrs. Maude Janette Chentouf, gave evidence that her great, great grandfather, Joseph Bean Wilson, had owned the island and had been forced to hand it over because of his inability to repay a debt which grew out of a gentleman’s agreement. Mrs. Chentouf argued that the collateral value of the island was far greater than the sum of money that Mr. Wilson had borrowed and was seeking to receive fair compensation.