William Dickson

1775 - 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Executor of William Appleton (q.v.) and son-in-law of Raynes Barrett Waite (q.v.). He married Frances Ricketts Waite at Walton-on-the-Hill in 1801.

  1. William Dickson junior (1775-1847), son of William Dickson (1740-1802), were both Liverpool slave-traders.

  2. Raynes Waite Dickson (1844-1928), Raynes Waite Stanley Dickson (b. 1871) and Raynes Waite Adrian Dickson (d. 1970) were lawyers over three generations in Australia. William Dickson and Frances Rickett Dickson had married in 1801 and their son Raynes Waite Dickson was born in 1815 and baptised in 1816: it therefore seems likely that Raynes Waite Dickson (1844-1928) was the grandson rather than son of William Dickson (1775-1847) and Frances Ricketts Waite.


In the award for Richmond Hill, William Dickson and his co-claimants were described as mortgagees, but the three men were identified in the claim for Springfield as executors of William Appleton; Ancestry.com Frances Ricketts Waite in the England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1988 [database online]

  1. David Pope, 'The wealth and social aspirations of Liverpool's slave merchants of the second half of the Eighteenth century', in Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery, ed. David Richardson, Suzanne Schwarz and Anthony Tibbles (Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, 2007), ch. 7 pp. 219-20.

  2. Emma Hyde, https://blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/william-kennedy-laurie-dickson-a-legacy-of-the-moving-image/ [accessed 30/10/2019].

Further Information

Frances Ricketts Waite

Associated Claims (2)

£849 15s 8d
Awardee (Mortgagee)
£2,571 10s 0d
Awardee (Executor or executrix)

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
1832 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Executor

Relationships (2)

Executor → Testator
Notes →
The two men were also...
Son-in-law → Father-in-law
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Inferred by LBS. Frances Ricketts Waite married William Dickson in Liverpool in 1801....

Addresses (1)

Anfield Lodge, West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, North-west England, England