John Dickinson

27th Mar 1701 - 1729


Tentatively identified as the third son of Jonathan Dickinson of Philadelphia and his wife Mary nee Gale. Born in Philadelphia in 1701, died s.p. in 1729. Jonathan Dickinson owned Barton and Pepper estates in St Elizabeth. The large number of enslaved people included in John's probate record suggests he inherited the Jamaican property. The will of Jonanthan Dickinson has not been located.

John Dickenson of St Elizabeth, planter. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1732. Slave-ownership at probate: 392 of whom 202 were listed as male and 190 as female. 117 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £19610.88 Jamaican currency of which £13150 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £22.24 currency plate.

The will of John Dickenson was proved in Jamaica in 1731.


Harrold E. Gillingham, 'Notes and Documents: The Estate of Jonathan Dickinson (1663-1722)', The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Oct., 1935), pp. 420-429; Mikaela Perron (ed.), 'Jonathan Dickinson, God’s Protecting Providence' [accessed 03/02/2018].

Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Vere Langford Oliver, Caribbeana being miscellaneous papers relating to the history, genealogy, topography, and antiquities of the British West Indies (6 vols., London, Mitchell, Hughes and Clarke, 1910-1919) vol. 2 p. 118.

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