Henry Leflure was an interpreter of the Native American Indian language to Britain's King George III. For his service to the crown, LeFlure was deeded 500 acres of a British Land Grant which Glenfield stands on. His home faced south overlooking St. Catherine's Creek. After his death, Leflure's widow remarried and sold the homestead to Benjamin Monsanto and his wife Clara. The Monsanto brothers were one of the largest slave traders in the south. More information on the Monsanto family can be found here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monsanto_family
Photo of British ledger of Henry Leflure's 500 acre land deed.
With Spain now over the Mississippi Territory, and many ownerships later, Charles Green purchases the property and builds the earliest standing structure of Glenfield being four rooms and a stone gallery sleeping porch facing east - as Spaniards worshiped the sun.
Side view noting Spanish era architecture
With the South's economy booming in cotton, a wealthy Scotch-Irish attorney from New York, John McDonnell, purchases the property and hires European crafters to build the exquisite English Gothic addition for his new bride - making Glenfield the only full English Gothic architectural home in Natchez.
Front English Gothic architecture
Shortly after the completion, McDonnell's young bride died of consumption. Devastated, from her death, he sells the property to William and Jane Shipp Cannon. A prominent young couple of Natchez who add over 1,000 acres to the property and have a prospering cotton plantation they name "Glencannon". Here they would raise their children, house over 33 slaves, and face the devastation of the Civil War... as told in the Diary of Lucy A. Cannon when she was 16 years of age. (picture right, Lucy at 24)
Lucy Anne Cannon (age 24)
From the devastation of the War between the States, the Cannon's surviving children sold their home Glencannon, to Osborne King Field in April 1880. Field, being a wealthy architect and brick mason owner, who was known for providing design and supplies of bricks that built many antebellum homes and structures here in Natchez. After the purchase of Glencannon, he changed the name to Glenfield and here his family descendants have resided for now seven generations. The home today is privately owned by the 4th generation owner, Marjorie Field Meng (bottom center photo)
Three generations of Field ladies with friends on the front lawn of Glenfield