Robert Dalzell of Wokingham

???? - 1821


Former tenant-for-life of one moiety (half) Lucky Hill in St Mary Jamaica until his sale of his interest c.1800.

  1. Will of Robert Dalzell of Wokingham, County of Berks., proved 01/09/1821. The will opens with a recitation that under the will of his father (Gibson Dalzell) dated 03/03/1755, Robert had inherited as tenant-for-life a moiety of the estate called Luckey [sic] Hill in Jamaica, with remainder to his children in whatever proportion he decided. In 1800 he and his children had agreed to sell the moiety to John Jacques, James Laing and Humphrey Ewing of Jamaica for £4500 currency (£3217 sterling): under the original trust, he divided the proceeds (which had been invested in 3% consols) between his children, with only £50 to his son and his daughter Henrietta, who was already 'amply provided for.' The Lucky Hill estate and Lucky Hill pen in St Mary were shown against 'Jacques, Laing & Co.' in 1812 and 'Jacques & Laing' in 1817.

  2. His mother was Susanna Augier, born enslaved, the daughter of John Augier but freed in her father's will c. 1722.

  3. Described as "now at Westminster School' in the will of his grandfather General Robert Dalzell (written and proved in 1758).


  1. PROB 11/1648/2.

  2. Anne M. Powers, 'Augier or Hosier - name transformations', [accessed 14/03/2016].

  3. PROB 11/840/469 ; H. M. Chichester, ‘Dalzell, Robert (1661/2–1758)’, rev. Jonathan Spain, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [, accessed 14/03/2016].

Further Information

Married but no further details
John Robert Thomas Dalzell; Henrietta Teresa Carolina; Juliana Ann
Westminster School [1758 ]

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
1755 [SY] - 1800 [EY] → Tenant-for-life

Relationships (7)

Nephew → Aunt
Nephew → Aunt
Nephew → Aunt
Natural Son → Mother
Son → Father
Brother → Sister
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Wokingham, Berkshire, Central England, England