Susanna Augier or Hosier

???? - 1757


Slave-owner in Jamaica, a woman of colour manumitted under her father's will. Sister of Elizabeth, Jane and Mary Augier (all q.v.).

  1. Daughter of John Augier, a planter, and an unknown enslaved woman. Her father died c. 1722 and Susanna, with her three sisters, was manumitted according to the terms of his will. Susanna had four children with Peter Calliard, the two eldest, Mary and Peter, born in 1725 and 1726 and both baptised in Kingston 07/12/1727. Peter Calliard died c. 1728 leaving Susanna a life interest in a pen in St Catherine and a mountain in St Andrew as well as "sundry houses" in Kingston and St Jago de la Vega, with remainder in tail to her children Mary and Peter. "Within about a year of Caillard’s death Susanna was living with Gibson Dalzell with whom she had two further children, Frances and Robert, and on his death in about 1755 she inherited a life interest in his estate worth £6854 1s 3d. Dalzell made full provision for Frances and Robert who by then were living with him in London."

  2. A private act of 1738 granted Susanna Augier and her daughters Mary and Frances some of the rights and privileges of English people born to white parents.

  3. Owner of 950 acres and 80 enslaved people in St Andrew, Jamaica, in 1753; presumably this is the mountain inherited from Peter Calliard. Susannah Augur was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 508 acres of land in St Catherine and 950 acres of land in St Andrew, total 1458 acres.


  1. For an account of the descendents of Susanna Augier see Anne M. Powers, 'Augier or Hosier - name transformations', [accessed 15/02/2018].

  2. Brooke N. Newman, 'Gender, Sexuality and the Formation of Racial Identities in the Eighteenth-Century Anglo-Caribbean World' in Kevin P. Murphy and Jennifer M. Spear (eds.), Historicising Gender and Sexuality (2011) pp. 59-76.

  3. CO137/28 pp. 169-175 transcribed at; 'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

Further Information

[With Peter Calliard] Mary (1725-), Peter (1726-), Susanna [with Gibson Dalzell] Frances, Robert

Associated Estates (1)

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
1753 [EA] - → Owner

Relationships (7)

Mother → Natural Son
Mother → Natural Daughter
Extra-marital relationships
Extra-marital relationships