Admiral Sir Manley Dixon

1757 - 1837

Claimant or beneficiary


The awardee of part of the compensation for the enslaved people on Hall's Delight was either Admiral Sir Manley Dixon (1757-1837) or conceivably his son Manley Hall Dixon (1786-1864).

  1. Admiral Sir Manley Dixon had married Christiana Sophia Hall, daughter of Charles Hall of Pleasant Prospect (1728-1795) in Jamaica c. 1783.

  2. Will of Sir Manley Dixon Admiral of the Royal Navy proved 09/05/1837. In the will he lamented the treachery of his agent Harry Cook of Lancaster Place Waterloo Bridge; he left £1000 owed to him by Charles William Hall late of Pleasant Prospect Pen in right of his first wife between his three daughters.

Further Information

Christiana Sophia Hall
Manley Hall;

Associated Claims (1)

£1,809 3s 5d

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
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Joint owner in right of his deceased wife.

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Portrait of Vice-Admiral Sir Manley Dixon, c. 1819-1825, 'British School 19th Century'; now in the National Maritime Museum... 
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Relationships (5)

Uncle → Nephew
Husband → Wife
Brother-in-law → Sister-in-law
Uncle → Nephew

Addresses (1)

Exmouth, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England