Joseph Besley Dickson

1810 - ????

Claimant or beneficiary


Joseph Besly Dickson (1810-????) was the son of Mary Sarah Besly (q.v.) and the reputed son of William Augustus Dickson (q.v.).

  1. Joseph Besley Dickson was recorded as a "mustee" living in Lucea, Hanover, aged 13 in 1823 with his grandmother, Dorothy McLeod, his uncles, Joseph (q.v.) and George Besly (q.v.), and his siblings, George Besly Dickson, John Besly Dickson (q.v.) and Alison H. Dickson (q.v.)

  2. Joseph Besley Dickson inherited enslaved people from the estate of his mother, Mary Sarah Besly between 1829 and 1832.

  3. With his brother John Besly Dickson, he inherited his father’s house and land in Lucea under the Will of William Augustus Dickson (probated 1842).

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance in compiling this entry.


  1. Jamaica, Hanover, Census 1823, 2 (Lucea).

  2. Slave Registers, Hanover, Jamaica, 1817-1832.

  3. Will of William Augustus Dickson, in Jamaican Family Search.

Further Information


Associated Claims (1)

£54 3s 10d

Relationships (6)

Nephew → Uncle
Son → Mother
Brother → Sister
Son → Father
Notes →
Grandson → Grandmother