1727 - 23rd Sep 1763
Assumed to be Elizabeth Dicker, widow of Samuel Dicker, returnee from Jamaica and MP for Plymouth 1754-1760. Elizabeth inherited an annuity of £600 p.a. on the death of her husband in 1760.
Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Dicker of Walton Esquire, died 23/09/1763 aged 36 years. Buried in the Church of St John-at-Hampstead in a grave with Isabella Grant (daughter of Sir Alexander Grant, died 1742 aged 4 years) and Margaret Davidson (daughter of Alexander Davidson Esquire of Madras, died 1784 aged 14 years). Also buried in the plot were Alexander Grant, Samuel Dicker and Alexander Davidson (no dates given on the gravestone which is faded or illegible). In her will, last codicil signed in 1790 and proved in 1792, Dame Elizabeth Grant requested to be buried in the vault at Hampstead where her husband built a vault.
In her will, written and proved in 1763, Elizabeth named her cousin Mrs Mary Steevens of Philadelphia and another cousin (and residuary legatee) as Elizabeth [nee Coote], wife of St Alexander Grant [5th bart.]. She also manumitted her enslaved people Caesar, Dick and Morris (sons of Peggy) and Grace and her children.
Elizabeth Dicker of Britain, widow. Estate probated in Jamaica in 1765. Slave-ownership at probate: 29 of whom 14 were listed as male and 15 as female. 0 were listed as boys, girls or children. Total value of estate at probate: £1585.23 Jamaican currency of which £1490 currency was the value of enslaved people. Estate valuation included £0 currency cash, £95.23 currency debts and £0 currency plate.
She may be the Elizabeth Breeton who married a Samuel Dicker in Coventry in 1748.
http://history.hampsteadparishchurch.org.uk/data/mon_plot.php?id=XB063 [accessed 29/06/2020]; PROB 11/1222/151.
Trevor Burnard, Database of Jamaican inventories, 1674-1784.
Ancestry.com, Warwickshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1535-1812 [database online].
We are grateful to R. Wakefield for assistance with compiling this entry.
PROB 11/891/510 - precis.
Elizabeth Dicker of St George Hanover Square, Middlesex, widow.
To Mrs Campbell of Austin Fryors, London, and Mrs Hayes of the same place, £30 each for a ring in testimony of my regard for them.
To Mrs Mary Swaine and Mrs Groose £50 each.
To Mrs Mott £20.
To Mrs Curlis £20 for a ring.
To Margaret Formary[?] Collier and Elizabeth Ware, nieces of my late husband £50 each.
To Mr Carnegie, surgeon, £30 for his care of me.
To Mrs Millet £50.
To Mr and Mrs Hargrave £30 between them.
To John Gilchrist and his wife £10 to each of them.
To my servant George Gardyck £30.
To my cook Sarah £20.
To my housemaid Bell £30.
To my nurse six guineas.
Also I give freedom to my slaves hereinafter named, that is to say, Caesar, Dick and Morris, sons of Peggy, and Grace and her children.
To my cousin Mrs Mary Steevens of Philadelphia, widow, an annuity of £20 for life.
All rest and residue, real and personal to my beloved cousin Dame Elizabeth Grant, Lady of Sir Alexander Grant of London, Baronet for her own property use and benefit absolutely.
Executors to be Sir Alexander Grant, Baronet and Alexander Grant of the Island of Jamaica Esquire.
Proved at London 28/09/1763 by Sir Alexander Grant Baronet.
Wife → Husband
Elizabeth referred to the wife of Sir Alexander Grant as her "beloved cousin" in her...
Mount Felix, Walton on Thames, Surrey, South-east England, England