William Dickinson

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William Dickinson of the East India House, London, awarded equal shares in the compensation for Les Coteaux in Tobago with his brother-in-laws Henry Dickinson and William Wyllie (both of whom q.v.) by virtue their marriages to the Morison sisters.

  1. In other awards in Tobago paid into the Chancery suit of Morison v Morison, there were counterclaims from Wm Dickinson of the East India house London (married to Eleanor Morison), Henry Dickinson of the East India Co (married to Mary Morison) and W. Wyllie (married to Martha Morison), each claiming £1830 under will of Geo. Morison as celles que (sic) trusts.


T71/891 Tobago No 336A-C.

  1. T71/891 Tobago Nos. 21, 37 etc. The suit of Morison v Morison arose from a challenge to the conduct of Edward Ellice of the consigneeship of 5 estates in Tobago belonging to George Morison. The report of the case in 1838 states that George Morison at his death left one son and four daughters, of whom three survived, and refers to Henry Dickinson (sometimes Dickenson) as 'the younger.' Henry Dickinson and Mary Morison married June 1820. Martha Wyllie née Morison died March 1822 (having married William Wyllie between 1817 and 1819); Mary Dickinson née Morison died December 1823. Eleanor Morison married William Dickinson March 1826. William and Martha Wyllie had two children Eleanor Martha and William Morison named in the suit; Henry and Mary Dickinson had two, Frances and Henry; and William and Eleanor Dickinson had one, Maria. John A Dunlap, Reports of the Cases decided in the High Court of Chancery, Vol. XVIII 1838, 1839, 1840, 1841 - 2 3 & 4 Victoria (New York, 1847) pp. 213-229.

Further Information

Name in compensation records
W. Dickinson
Eleanor Morison
East India merchant

Associated Claims (4)

£3,581 14s 7d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£7,563 11s 6d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases
£777 0s 4d
£2,176 10s 3d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

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Imperial (1)

East India Company
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