Mary Dickinson

No Dates


  1. Daughter of Joseph Dickinson (1698-) and his wife Grace, daughter of John Moore. Probably in an extra-marital relationship with Francis John Tyssen and the mother of his two children Francis and Mary, the sole beneficiaries of her will. In England from at least 1748.

  2. The estate of Mary Dickinson was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1200 acres of land in Westmoreland and 140 acres of land in Vere, total 1340 acres.

  3. Mary Dickinson of Britain, spinster. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1757. Slave-ownership at probate: 4 of whom 4 were listed as male and 0 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £1486.25 Jamaican currency of which £200 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £0 currency debts and £0 currency plate.


  1. Harrold E. Gillingham, 'Notes and Documents: The Estate of Jonathan Dickinson (1663-1722)', The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 59, No. 4 (Oct., 1935), pp. 420-429.

  2. "A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754", TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

  3. Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.

Further Information

[illeg.] Francis Tyssen, Mary Tyssen

PROB 11/824/228 - precis.

Mary Dickinson of Soho Square, Middlesex, spinster.

To a certain boy now at school with Mr Graham at Dalston, Middlesex, known by the name of Francis Tyssen, and to a certain girl now at school with Mrs Aylsworth at Chelsea, Middlesex, known by the name of Mary Tyssen, all my real and personal estate and estates in England or in any of His Majesty's plantations in America or elsewhere, to be equally divided between them. In case either should die before the age of 21 years and without issue then their part to the survivor of them. In case both should died before the age of 21 years without issue then all my said estates in Jamaica, Philadelphia and any other part of America or any interest that I have in England to Francis J.[?] Tyssen Esquire of Shaklewell in Hackney, Middlesex.

Francis John Tyssen to be executor and trustee for the minories of Francis and Mary Tyssen.

Signed 30/06/1751.

Proved at London 10/08/1756 by Francis John Tyssen.

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
1753 [EA] - 1756 [LA] → Joint owner

Addresses (1)

Soho Square, London, Middlesex, London, England

Inventories (1)