Michael Dicker Sanders

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Also given as Michael Dicken Saunders and other variants. From a Quaker family in Exeter, great-nephew and heir of Samuel Dicker MP (q.v.), and owner of Rodon's Pen and Morgan's Valley in Jamaica. He rebuilt Walton Bridge between 1783 and 1788. The enslaved people on his estates were registered for his trustees from 1820 onwards and he appears to have been imprisoned for debt in the Fleet Prison between 1814 and 1820. However, he seems to have assigned the tolls from the bridge as early as 1792 and his estates to trustees for creditors in 1796. The Slave Registers for Morgan's Valley (although not for Rodon's Pen) imply that he died between 1823 and 1826.


A & P (1826-1827) Vol. XIX (3); http://search.lma.gov.uk/LMA_DOC/CLA_018.PDF [accessed 14/08/2016], CLA/018/03/01/006/05.

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Associated Estates (4)

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
1775 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1823 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Previous owner
1775 [EA] - 1817 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1829 [LA] → Previous owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Old Walton Bridge by Francis Towne 1785, now in the Yale Centre for British Art, probably commissioned by Michael Dicker Sanders and following the earlier pictures by Canaletto of the original wooden... 
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Physical (1)

Walton Bridge [Built] 
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Bridge at Walton, rebuilt in stone by Michael Dicker Sanders 1783-1788 to replace the wooden toll-bridge he had inherited from his uncle Samuel...

Relationships (4)

Great-nephew → Great-uncle
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Michael Dicker Sanders was also the main heir of his...
Uncle → Nephew
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J.D.I. Fortescue was also shown as a trustee for the Morgan's Valley estate that had belonged to his uncle Michael Dicker...
Brother → Sister