Ezekiel Harman

28th Nov 1769 - 28th May 1845

Claimant or beneficiary


Son of Jeremiah Harman and Elizabeth Dickinson, nephew of Barnard Dickinson (d. 1814) and brother of Jeremiah (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), Caleb (1716-1783, grandfather of William Dickinson, q.v.) and Vickris (1718-1797, grandfather of Frances Dickenson q.v.). The Dickinson family papers are kept at the Somerset Record Office and include records of the management of the family's Jamaican estates.

  2. There is a memorial window to Ezekiel Harman in the parish church of Southease East Sussex 'To the glory of God and in memory of Ezekiel Harman died 28th May 1845'. The family background in the online notes to the window conform with the family tree in Minchinton, except that Ezekiel's mother is given as Elizabeth Dickinson. His date of birth is given as 18/02/1773 [but see 1841 census below] in Paradise Row Stoke Newington to Elizabeth Dickinson and Jeremiah Harman, a linen draper. Ezekiel Harman is shown as living at Theobalds from at least 1826 to his death in 1845. Ezekiel inherited the lordship of the manor of Southease from his uncle Barnard's widow Elizabeth.

  3. An Ezekiel Harman esq., [married] to Miss Wright, both of Stoke Newington 13 July 1797.

  4. 1841 census shows him at Theobalds aged 60 [i.e., born about 1781] with wife Sarah aged 60, with son Barnard and four daughters.

  5. The Dickinsons and Harmans were Quakers. Ezekiel's birth was registered at a Quaker meeting 18/02/1773 where his parents' abode was gien as Paradise Row, Stoke Newington.


  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 http://www.microform.co.uk/guides/R96977.pdf [accessed 11/03/2013]. Somerset Record Office, DD/DN.

  2. http://southseavillage.info/html/the_east_window.html [accessed 21/12/2010].

  3. Gentleman's Magazine 1797, Vol. 82 'Marriages of Remarkable Persons' p. 614.

  4. 1841 census.

  5. Piece Description Register of Births for the Monthly Meeting of London and Middlesex from 1747 to 1775, TNA Reference RG6 / Piece 329 / Folio 220

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

Further Information

Ezekiel Dickinson, Barnard Dickinson, Rev. John, Charles Henry, Sarah, Caroline, Mary, Emma, Harriet

Associated Claims (3)

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

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

Relationships (6)

Other relatives
Notes →
Nephew → Uncle
Grandson → Grandfather
Other relatives
Notes →
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Theobalds, Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England