Jeremiah Harman

???? - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Jeremiah Harman and Elizabeth Dickinson, nephew of Barnard Dickinson (d. 1814) and brother of Ezekiel (q.v.).

  1. Captain Francis Dickinson (1632-1704) was granted 6000 acres in Jamaica by Charles II as a reward for his actions of 1655 when Jamaica was taken from the Spaniards. His estates were inherited by his son Caleb (1670-1728) who married Sarah Vickris of Chew Magna; the couple had three sons, Ezekiel (1711-1788, grandfather of Jeremiah and Ezekiel Harman, both q.v.), Caleb (1716-1783, grandfather of William Dickinson, q.v.) and Vickris (1718-1797, grandfather of Frances Dickenson of this award). The Dickinson family papers are kept at the Somerset Record Office and include records of the management of the family's Jamaican estates.

  2. Declaration October 1841 that Jeremiah Harman died a bachelor, in an inheritance of land involving Ezekiel Harman and his wife Sarah.

  3. Described as 'Jeremiah Harman of Eaton Square' in his will 23/05/1840 PROB11/1927.

  4. The Dickinsons and Harmans were Quakers: the birth of Jeremiah was recorded at a Quaker meeting as 28/11/1769.

NB this is not the Jeremiah Harman who was the Governor of the Bank of England 1816-18 and who spoke at the West India meeting in the City 27/05/1833 (q.v. under Jeremiah Harman, Governor of the Bank of England).


  1. Walter Minchinton, Jamaica Plantation Records from the Dickinson Papers 1675-1849 in Somerset Record Office and Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office: Introduction to the microfilm collection (East Ardsley, Wakefield, Microform Academic Publishers Limited, 1978), available at [accessed 11/03/2013]. Somerset Record Office, DD/DN.

  2. West Sussex Record Office, Wiston Archive WISTON 4156-4161.

  3. Pregrogative Court of Canterbury and related Probate Jurisdictions: Will Registers PROB 11/1927.

  4. Piece Description Register of Births for the Monthly Meeting of London and Middlesex from 1747 to 1775, TNA Reference RG6 / Piece 329 / Folio 186.

We are grateful to Sandra Adams for her assistance in compiling this entry.

Further Information


Jeremiah Harman now of Eaton Square; bequest to Miss Elizabeth Mary [illeg] [Snowwood] spinster now of Eaton Square in return for her making a will so largely in my favour the interest on £14000 in 3% consols; bequest to Mrs Harman the wife of my brother the interst on £7000 in 3% consols and the same sum to my sister [?niece] [illeg insertion of name], rest to my brother. October 13 1830.

Proved by Ezekiel Harman Esq., the only brother and sole executor.


Associated Claims (4)

£3,331 4s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£3,013 0s 1d
£3,369 14s 3d
£5,596 0s 8d

Associated Estates (5)

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
1817 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1839 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1815 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (6)

Other relatives
Notes →
Grandson → Grandfather
Other relatives
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Son → Father
First Cousins

Addresses (1)

Eaton Square, London, Middlesex, London, England