Frances Inglis (née Dickons)

1726 - 9th Jan 1791


Biography

  1. Mrs Frances Inglis (1726-1791) was the widow of Thomas Inglis Esq. (1713-1766). A surgeon in Kingston, Thomas also owned 500 acres in St. Thomas in the East and 90 in Portland. His wife Frances was the daughter of J.S. or Alex J. Dickons, who was recorded as living in Orange Street, Kingston in 1702, where Frances was born and later died. She inherited the Charlton estate and sugar works from her brother John around 1760-65, appointing as overseer a James Sutherland (1734-1796) who married her daughter Ann Inglis (1746-1797) in Kingston Parish Church in 1766. The couple had no children, but James later became a Committee member of the Kingston Chamber of Trade and a Magistrate. Frances remembered James in her will, commenting on his able management of Charlton.

  2. Frances had another daughter called Mary (1755-1810), and five boys, namely John (1745-1748), Thomas (1748-c 1796), Robert (1750-52), Alexander (1753-before 1774) and John Dickons (1756-1793). Of the boys that survived to adulthood, Thomas was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge, later becoming a partner in Inglis, Lloyd and Co., merchants of Charleston, South Carolina, but chose to leave with His Majesty's troops in 1782. John Dickons joined the navy, but inherited the Charlton Plantation under the terms of his mother's will. He died two years later in England and was buried in Vault B107, St. Mary's Churchyard, Alverstoke, Hampshire. Frances was buried in Kingston Parish Church, and is remembered on a fine wall monument, along with her daughter Ann and her son-in-law James Sutherland.


Sources

We are grateful to Michael Rhodes for compiling this entry.

  1. Familysearch.org, Jamaica Church of England Parish Register Transcripts, 1664-1880 [database online]; "To Genealogists and Scotch Families whose Ancestors were settled in Jamaica" Inverness Courier, 08/10/1868, p. 1; Stephen Fuller's Correspondence, Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/DN/500; A List of Landholders in the Island of Jamaica 1754; Lists of Committee Members of Jamaica Chamber of Commerce; Jamaica Almanacs; pers. comm. Sheila Watt, quoting will of Frances Inglis, Jamaica Registrar's Office, confirmed by will of James Sutherland, Jamaica Registrar's Office, Will 61, page 203 (1794-95) and will of Ann Sutherland, Jamaica Registrar's Office, Will 64, page 115 (1797-98).

  2. Stephen Fuller's Correspondence, Somerset Heritage Centre, DD/DN/500; pers. comm. Sheila Watt; Monumental Inscriptions Kingston Parish Churchyard, item 356, which gives her death on 09/01/1791 aged 65 years.


Further Information

Maiden Name
Dickons
Name in compensation records
Englis
Spouse
Thomas Inglis
Children
John (1745-1748), Ann (1746-1797), Thomas (1748-c 1796), Robert (1750-52), Alexander (1753-before 1774), John Dickons (1754-1793), Mary (1755-1810)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1799 [EA] - → Previous owner
1765 [EA] - 09/01/1791 [ED] → Owner
1794 [EA] - 1794 [LA] → Previous owner

Relationships (2)

Mother → Son
Mother-in-law → Daughter-in-law