Susannah Jane Dickson (née Moore)

???? - 1821


Owner of Moore Hall in St Mary, Jamaica, which she bequeathed to her cousin Edward Beeston Long (her mother and Edward Beeston Long's father were siblings). Referred to in the will of Edward Beeston Long as 'Susan Jane Dixon late of Cavendish Square'. Daughter of Sir Henry Moore and his wife Catharine Maria Long.

  1. Will of Susanna Jane or Susanna Dickson widow of Cavendish Square [made 16/10/1820] proved 28/04/1821. In the will she identified herself as the relict of Lt Col. Alexander Dickson and daughter of the late Sir Henry Moore bart. She left Moore Hall and the enslaved people upon it to her cousin Edward Beeston Long, with remainder to his son Henry Lawes Long (both of whom q.v.). She left her maid Mary Neale £1500, £1000 to her butler and £500 to her footman, further bequests to other servants, and monetary legacies totalling over £10,000 to numerous relatives, godchildren and friends.


PROB 11/1704/415. She is sometimes given as 'Dixon' in the Slave Registers. Joseph S. Tiedemann, ‘Moore, Sir Henry, first baronet (1713–1769)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2005 [, accessed 03/07/2018].

  1. PROB 11/1642/330.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Lt Col. Alexander Dickson

Associated Estates (2)

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
1810 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Owner
1780 [EA] - 1780 [LA] → Not known

The Moore Hall estate was registered to 'Mrs Dickson' for a single year in 1780.

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Mrs Dickson, stipple engraving by Pierre Conde after Richard Cosway, a companion print to the portrait of her brother Sir John Henry Moore now in the NPG. The present whereabouts of this engraving is... 
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Relationships (4)

First Cousins
First Cousins
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Robert Ballard Long was also executor with his brother Edward Beeston Long to Susannah Jane...
Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother

Addresses (1)

Cavendish Square, London, Middlesex, London, England