Rev Frederick William Guy Dickens

(before February 1729 - 14 September 1779)
     Rev Frederick William Guy Dickens was also known as Guydickens in records. He was born before February 1729. He was the son of Melchior Guy Dickens and Hannah Handcock.
     Frederick was educated between 1738 and 1741 in Westminster School, London. He was admitted aged 10 in September 1738.
     Frederick matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, on 16 February 1748/49. He matriculated 16 Feb 1748/9 aged 20. Frederick was a Barrister at Law, Lincoln's Inn in 1753.
     In 1758 Frederick Guydickens, Esq. was a subscriber to The History of the life and reign of Philip, King of Macedon vol. 1, published by Thomas Leleand, London. Frederick was ordained at St George, Bloomsbury, on 11 June 1775.
     In Melchior Guy Dickens's will dated 10 July 1775 in Waddon, Croydon, Rev Frederick William Guy Dickens was named as heir; Melchior Guy Dickens of Waddon in the parish of Croydon in Surrey Esquire and is as follows In the first place I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Eliah Handcock of Waddon afsd, gent. & Solomon Hamilton? of the Inner Temple Society gent. ... my eldest son ffrederick William Guydickens of E?ssensey co Middlesex & of ... Barrister at law... my daughter Mary Reinhardina Guydickens now the wife of the said Eliah Handcock ... upon the marriage of my younger son Gustavus Guydickens ... corpse not to be carried to Blockley but interred in a vault in the parish church where I now live, dated 10 July 15 Geo 3 1775. Witnessed by vicar & curate of Croydon. Frederick was a clergyman at Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. He was also a barrister.
priest - Letters Dimissory
No - Source: LRO, B/A/1/23 (Register 1771-7) (Episcopal Register)
Bishop
Hurd, Richard/Coventry & Lichfield 1775-1781.
     Rev Frederick William Guy Dickens made a will dated 13 September 1779 in Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire. This is the last will & testament of me Frederick William Guydickens of Wotton Underedge in the county of Gloucester, clerk frst ... that my body be buried in the same grave with my dear brother at Blockley in Worcestershire and that it be removed thither and interred without the least pomp and unnecessary expense also it is my request that my executors do burn and destroy all my sermons and other manuscripts as soon as may be after my decease
I give my servant Mary Bishop at the ... of two shillings per week to be . from the time she last came to my service until the time of my decease in full for wages & also give her all my clothes and wearing apparel
I give my beloved brother all my household furniture books and prints (?) which are now in his custody
I give my friend John Cooper of Wotton und... aforesaid surgeon five guineas for a ring in testimony of my respect
All the residue and remainder of my personal estate and effects whatsoever I give to my friend the said John Cooper and Thomas Perry of Wotton Underedge aforesaid Gentlemen and trust to sell and a convert the same into ... and therewith to pay and discharge my debts and funeral and to distribute the surplus if any equally between my two heirs Frances & Elizabeth Guydickens daughters of my said brother Gustavus Guydickens and of this my will I appoint the said John Cooper and Thomas Perry joint exectors ... whereof I I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 13th day of September 1779.
[Signed] Fred W Guydickens ... in the presence of Elizabeth Cooper, James Park.

     Frederick died on 14 September 1779 in Blockley, Worcestershire/Gloucester. He was buried on 18 September 1779 in Blockley, Worcestershire/Gloucester. Frederick William Guydickens, clerk, (son of Melchior Guydickens and Hannah his wife) late curate of Wotton under Edge in the county of Gloucester, buried in the chancel, September 18th 1779.
     His will was proved on 24 December 1779 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.

Gustavus Guy Dickens

(1732 - before 20 March 1802)
     Gustavus Guy Dickens was born in 1732. He was the son of Melchior Guy Dickens and Hannah Handcock.
     Gustavus was educated in September 1741 in Westminster School, London.
     Gustavus matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford University, on 16 February 1748/49.
     He served in the Army between 1754 and 1790. Gustavus Guy Dickens, gentleman was appointed 17 December 1754, a cornet in the Inniskilling Regiment of Dragoons, commanded by Major James Cholmoneley, Esq. Lt General [Gents mag, via Biography database].
Appointed Lt in the 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons, 27 Oct 1760.
     Major General Gustavus Guydickens: Commissioned Lt & Captain 1 May 1761 3rd Foot guards (with them until 1793), last commission dated 13 September 1791 as Lt Colonel. [Army lists, PRO Kew].
In 28 July 1767 he was appointed Adjutant of the 3rd Regt of Foot Guards in place of John Turner, deceased. [Gent Mag via Biography database].
In 1768 he was described as Capt Gustavus Guydickens in the 3rd Foot Guards when he subscribed to a military book The Military medley adjustant and gentleman usher to the Queen.
By 1772 he was Capt Gustavus Guydickens, 3rd Regt of Foot Guards, Gentleman Usher to the Queen when he subscribed to another military book.
On May 1 1790 he was appointed to be Major-General.
     [1760s?]: Letter from Melchior Guydickens to his son 'Gusty' [Gustavus] concerning the gift of a gold watch from Ferdinand of Brunswick.
[c.1760-1763]: Marching orders for Gustavus Guydickens (in the Dinkelhausen area).
1768: Letter from General Reden in Hanover to Gustavus Guydickens discussing present army affairs and wishing to be remembered to English companions [during the Seven Years War].
1791: [Copy] letter from Gustavus Guydickens in London to Ferdinand of Brunswick expressing his respect for the Duke.
1792: Letter from Frederick [----] [to Gustavus Guydickens] concerning the confinement of two officers in the Coldstream Guards.
     1760 (22 Sept.): Letter from D. Reden, Adjutant General, at Geismer, to Lieutenant Gustavus Guydickens concerning troop movements [during the Seven Years' War].
     1760 (27 Oct.): Appointment of Gustavus Guydickens as lieutenant in the 6th (Inniskilling) Regiment of Dragoons
ref. D4582/3/11 1761 (1 May): Appointment of Gustavus Guydickens as lieutenant in the 3rd Regiment of Footguards
ref. D4582/3/12-15 - 1761-1766: Letters from Ferdinand of Brunswick to Gustavus Guydickens giving tactical instructions (1761) and showing appreciation for Gustavus' services (includes reference in 1766 to writing to Lord Chatham on Gustavus' behalf)
ref. D4582/3/16 - date: c.1762: Letters from Charles Duke of Mecklenbourg, while in England, to Gustavus Guydickens concerning their friendship.
     Gustavus Guy Dickens married Frances Tracy on 7 April 1762 in St Margaret, Westminster, Middlesex. Gustavus Guy Dickens of this parish, Esqr & Frances Tracy of this parish, soinster, married by licence. He signed Guydicknes in the presence of Charlotte Kekch? & R? Guy Dickens.
     1762 (14 August): Letter from Fieldmarshal H S Conway at Ellenburg to Gustavus Guydickens, aide de camp to the Duke [Ferdinand] concerning purchases of supplies from local population.
     1762 (15 Oct.): Letter from Melchior Guydickens to 'Gusty' [in Germany] concerning political factions in England, the progress of the war and advice for Gusty's advancement.
     Guydickens, Gustavus Gentleman was Usher Daily Waiter 1765-83.
     He was appointed Captain Adjutant of the 3rd Regt of Foot Guards.
     Mrs Costello's brother Major General Gustavus Guy Dickens (born 1732) belonged to the Queens household, being appointed a Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter in 1765 and promoted to Gentleman Usher of the Privy Chamber in 1783. He was the uncle of Mary Ann Costello and witnessed her wedding in 1768. Gustavus Guy Dickens witnessed George Canning and Mary Ann Costello's wedding on 21 May 1768 in St Mary, St Marylebone, Westminster.      
Gustavus Guy Dickens was Member of Parliament for Athlone, Westmeath/Roscommon, Ireland.
     Lease of Hall Place, Heston, for three years from 24 June 1778. - 1778 1 Sept - 1. Gustavus Guydickens of Hinde Street, St. Marylebone, esq. 2. Richard Brinsley Sheridan of Gt Queen St, St Giles in the Fields, esq.

     In the small chapel on the south side of the chancel, which is the property of General Guydickens, are the monument of William Denington, Esq. of Wallingford (fn. 41) , 1686; Henry Collins, Esq. of the Middle Temple, 1705; Henry Lovibond, Esq. (fn. 42) , 1710; and Lord George Bentinck (fn. 43) , son of Henry Duke of Portland, 1759. At the east end of the nave is the monument of Elisha Biscoe, Esq.From: 'Heston', The Environs of London: volume 3: County of Middlesex (1795), pp. 22-45. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=45431&strquery=guydickens Date accessed: 13 September 2009.      
Gustavus Guy Dickens paid land tax between 1782 and 1792 in Heston, London. He is also listed there in the 1798 Land tax redemption records. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/london-environs/vol3/pp22-45 mentions: In the small chapel on the south side of the chancel, which is the property of General Guydickens, are the monument of William Denington, Esq. of Wallingford (fn. 43), 1686; Henry Collins, Esq. of the Middle Temple, 1705; Henry Lovibond, Esq. (fn. 44), 1710; and Lord George Bentinck (fn. 45), son of Henry Duke of Portland, . Gustavus was raised to be Gentlemen Usher of Privy Chamber (Queen Charlotte's household), from being Gentleman Usher Daily Waiter, from1783-93. He is listed in the Royal Household Account Books between 1777-1792 from 24 March 1783.
     He advertised in The London gazette on 8 May 1790: All persons having demands on Major-General Gustavus Guydickens, of Bryanstown-street, Portman-square, are desired immediately to send particular accounts thereof to Mess. Hill and Meredith, no. 15, Gray's Inn, by whoms meeting will be shortly called for the purposed of adjusting and discharging such demands, and of which further notice will be given.
     Gustavus Guy Dickens lived, 18 December 1790. The Sun Fire Office records mention: Insured - Charlotte Alexander, Mulbarton, near Norwich, widow. Other property or occupiers: 27 Somerset Street, Oxford Street (Major General Guydickins).
     Ipswich journal 25 August 1792: Haywood, Cannon, and Godfrey, the evidence against Gen. Guydickens, were on Tuesday bound over to appear at the ensuing Sessions of the Peace for the city and The trila wasliberty of Westminster.
In Sep 1792 there were complaints between General Guydickens & other for assault. The case was moved from the Sessions to the Kings Bench.
Ipswich journall 15 Sep 1792: Gen Guydickens on Monday attended the Grand Jury at the Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green, accompanied by Lord Semple, Col. Leigh, Capt Hill, and several officers of the Guards, when they preferred and found a bill of indictment against Cannon and Haywood, the two soldiers who were bound over to prosecute the General . The General's bill against the soldiers is for an assault.

Hampshire chronicle
17 Sep 1792: General Guydickens yesterday attended the grand jury at the sessions house, Clerkenwell Green, accompanied by Lord Semple, Colonel Leigh, Captain Hill, and several officers of the Guards, when they preferred and found a bill of indictment against Cannon and Haywood, the two soldiers who are bound over to prosecute the general at the next session for Westminster. The General's bill against the soldiers is for an assault.
Reading Mercury 24 Sep 1792;

Hereford journal 17 Oct 1792: Geneal Guydicken's trial will be in the Court of King's Bench, wither it has been removed by certiorari.

27 Oct 1792 Norfolk chronicle: Friday the quarter session for the city and liberty of Westminster commenced at Guildhall; the grand jury found a bill of indictment against General Guydickens, for an assault..
     The Hampshire chronicle on 25 Feb 1793 reported: The trial of General Guydickens, which was expected to have come on, on Saturday, in the court of King's Bench, is postponed..
     The Newcastle chronicle reported on 9 March 1793, The trial of General Guydickens is postponed, probably never to come on, as the witnesses have embarked with the troops ordered to Holland..
     Ipswich journal on 6 April 1793: At the Quarter Sessions for Westminster yesterday, Tho. Connor, a soldier in the Coldstream Regiment who is the principal witness against General Guydickens, was tried for assaulting Tho. Owen, aged 72, with an intent to commit an unnatural offence in the house of Lord Dudley and Ward, on the 29th Dec last. The prosecutor, who had lived por.er with his lordship, swore positively to the charge, but a story which the court considered unaccountable, and contradicted himself in several particulars. The jury found him not guilty..
     In August 1793 He retired from the 3rd Foot Guards.. He was imprisoned on 15 November 1793 in London. He was committed for £600 debt & £3/3 damages to John Bunn. King's (Queen's) Bench, Fleet, Marshalsea and Queen's Prisons: Miscellanea..
     Gustavus died before 20 March 1802 in Fleet Prison, London. Alan Sutton wrote in 2006: The Mr Guydickens who married Frances Tracy was a ne'er-do-well who had been in debtors prison. He offered a copy of his publication, but as it w. He was buried on 20 March 1802 in St Bride, Fleet St, London. He died of "decline", in Fleet Prison, aged 70.
     1913: Newspaper cutting concerning the Guydickens' letters in the possession of H F Westlake.

Children of Gustavus Guy Dickens and Frances Tracy

Mary Guy Dickens

(circa 1721 - 1795)
     Mary Guy Dickens was born circa 1721 Her mother having died in childbirth, she was left in the care of Mrs Bevins the landlady who handed the child to her childless daughter Mrs Smith. When her father sent for her, he was told that she had died.. She was the daughter of Melchior Guy Dickens and Mariane Oiseau.
     Mary Guy Dickens married Jordan Costello, son of Charles Costello and Mary French, before 1744.
     Mary died in 1795. She was mentioned in her grand-son's diary as visiting him with her sister in London.

Children of Mary Guy Dickens and Jordan Costello

Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens

(before June 1736 - before 26 February 1803)
     Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens was also known as Guydickens in records. She was born before June 1736. She was aged 66 at her burial. She was the daughter of Melchior Guy Dickens and Hannah Handcock.
     In 1757 Miss Guydickens was a subscriber to Conybeare's Sermons along with Frederick & Gustavus. A Miss Fanny Guydichins subscribed to a book of sermons by Mary Deverall in 1776. She possibly visited Geo Canning in 1794.
     Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens and Eliah Handcock obtained a marriage licence on 1 April 1772. Elia Handcock, widower, St Olave, Bermondsey & Mary Reinhardina, spinster, St Mary Hornsey.
     Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens married Eliah Handcock as his second wife, on 9 April 1772 in St Olave, Southwark, Surrey. Eliah Handcock, widower, of this parish & Mary Reinhardin Guydickens of Hornsey, Mdx, spinster were married in this church by lycence . Signed Eliah Handcock & M R Guydickens, in the presence of Eliza Wood & Cha? Gilbert.
He was probably her second cousin and had married in 1749 to Mary Peirce.
     In Melchior Guy Dickens's will dated 10 July 1775 in Waddon, Croydon, Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens was named as heir; Melchior Guy Dickens of Waddon in the parish of Croydon in Surrey Esquire and is as follows In the first place I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Eliah Handcock of Waddon afsd, gent. & Solomon Hamilton? of the Inner Temple Society gent. ... my eldest son ffrederick William Guydickens of E?ssensey co Middlesex & of ... Barrister at law... my daughter Mary Reinhardina Guydickens now the wife of the said Eliah Handcock ... upon the marriage of my younger son Gustavus Guydickens ... corpse not to be carried to Blockley but interred in a vault in the parish church where I now live, dated 10 July 15 Geo 3 1775. Witnessed by vicar & curate of Croydon. She was an executor of Melchior Guy Dickens's estate on 4 January 1776 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
     A marriage settlement between Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens and Eliah Handcock was made on 26 January 1776. Post-nuptial settlement of (1) Eliah Handcock of Pennant, co. Brec., esq., and Mary Reinhardina Handcock his wife and daughter of Melchior Guydickins, esq., dec., being an assignment to (2) Thomas Millington of Bread Street Hill, London, gent., Timothy Handcock of Pennant, esq., and Solomon Hamilton of the Inner Temple, esq., of £4,000 of Capital Bank Stock devised by the said Melchior Guydickins to the said Mary Reinhardina Handcock his daughter, the interest to the use of the said Mary Reinhardina Handcock for life, and afterwards as a provision for the children of the marriage. Covenant by the said Eliah Handcock not to intermeddle . Endorsed: another copy of this indenture was left in the care of Messrs Henry & Robert Drummond of London, bankers..
     Lord Chancellor: Tuesday the 15th day of May in the 21st year of the Reign of HM King George III, 1781. Between Mary Reinhardina Handcock (wife of Eliah Handcock, esq) by William Cooper her next friend, plainff; Timothy Handcock, Edmond Kelly, and others, defendants... The plaintiff filed her bill on 27 Oct 1779... Edmond Kelly has gone out of the realm, or doth otherwise abscond, to avoid being served.
     Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens and Eliah Handcock obtained a marriage licence on 4 June 1787 in London. But she was described as his wife in 1775 and 1776.
SoG reported that in the marriage licence allegation for Eliah Handcock and Mary Reinhardina Guydickens dated 4 June 1787, Mr. Handcock is listed as a widower of the parish of St. Andrew Holborn. Mary Guydickens is listed as a spinster of the same parish, aged 35. A licence was issued to them to be married in the parish church of St Andrew Holborn. We happen to have a microfilmed copy of the St Andrew marriage records and I found a marriage entry for them on 5 June 1787, one day after the licence was issued.
     Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens was also reported as having married Eliah Handcock, son of Rev? Eliah Handcock and 'Widow' Crowse, on 5 June 1787 in St Andrew, Holborn, London. Eliah Handcock of the parish of St Andrew Holborn, Middlesex, Esq, widower, and Mary Reinhardina Guydickens of the same parish were married in this church by licence 5 June 1787 by me Charles Barton, Rector. This marriage was solemnized between us Eliah Handcock and M R Guydickens in the presence of us Dorothea Handcock, R Perry.
     In Eliah Handcock's will dated 9 June 1787 in Rumney, Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens was named as executrix of the estate; I Eliah Handcock of Rompney, esquire make this my last will and testament ... I desire that my body may be decently buried at the discretion of my executrix hereafter named And I give devise and bequeath all my estate and effects whatsoever unto my dear wife Mary Reinhardina Handcock her heirs etc absolutely ... and I do hereby nominate my said wife sole executrix. She was an executor of Eliah Handcock's estate on 2 January 1790 in the Llandaff Diocesan Court, Wales.
     Copy of court roll dated 3 Oct 1796 recording the surrender by Mary Reinhardina Handcock of Upper Titchfield Street, p. St Marylebone, co. Mddx, by William Morrice, her attorney, of lands (6a.) in p. Rumney, and the admission of William Morgan of Watford, p. Eglwysilan, co. Glam., esq.
Copy of court roll recording the surrender by Mary Reinhardina Handcock of Upper Titchfield St, p. St Marylebone, co. Mddx, widow, by William Morrice of Cardiff, co. Glam., gent., her attorney, and Peter Rocke of Grays Inn, co. Mddx, gent., feoffee in trust to the said Mary, by John Bradley, his attorney, of free land (3a.), two m's, two barns, one bakehouse, eleven cottages, one wharf, one fishery and customary land (59a.) in the manor of Rumney, and the admission of William Morgan of Watford, p. Eglwysilan, co. Glam., gent.
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     Copy of court roll dated 7 Aug 1799 recording the surrender by William Morgan of Watford, p. Eglwysilan, co. Glam., gent., of free land (3a.), two m's, two barns, one bakehouse, eleven cottages, one wharf, one fishery and customary land (59a.) in the manor of Rumney, late in the tenure of Mary Reinhardina Handcock or Peter Rocke, and the admission of Mark Wood of Piercefield, p. St Arvans, esq. Consideration: £2,500..
     Mary Reinhardina Guy Dickens made a will dated 21 May 1801 in Tithfield? St, St Marylebone, Westminster. Her estate was to go to her god-daughter Caroline Reinhardina Evans, daughter of David & Sarah Evans. Rev Thomas Poole Hooper of Wimpole St was a trustee.
     Mary died before 26 February 1803 in St Marylebone, Westminster. The Oxford journal on on 5 March 1803 reported: Died, in Upper Titchfield Street, Portland Place, Mrs Handcock, relict of Eliah Handcock Esq. She was buried on 26 February 1803 in St Anne, Soho, Westminster, Middlesex. Mary Reinhardina Handcock, St Marylebone, aged 66, of decline.
     Her will was proved on 5 March 1803. Will of Mary Reinhardina Handcock, Widow of Saint Marylebone, Middlesex.
     The Oxford journal on 11 Oct 1806 listed unclaimed dividends.... Handcock, Mary Reinhardina, wife of Eliah Handcock, Wickware, Gloucestershire, Esq. Jan 1781.

Melchior Guy Dickens

(18 February 1695/96 - after 10 July 1775)
     Melchior Guy Dickens was christened on 18 February 1695/96 in St James, Paddington, England. Baptised Melchior, the son of Peter & Ayme/Agnes? Guy Dickins. He was the son of Peter Guy Dickens and Ayme or Agnes Unknown (Guy Dickens).
     Melchior was educated in Westminster School, London.
     Melchior Guy Dickens served in the military in the Army from 16 February 1715/16 to 28 February 1750/51. He began his army service as a Cornet in Col. Charles La Bouchetiere's newly raised regiment of dragoons. He served in that regiment until its disbandment in June 1717 when he went on half pay until August 9th following when he joined Col. Descury's Regt. of Foot, the 32nd in Ireland, as a Captain.
On Feb 6th 1740/1 he was promoted to the rank of Lt Colonel in the newly raised 47th Foot (Mordaunt's). He retired from the Army Feb 28 1750/51.
     Melchior Guy Dickens married Mariane Oiseau circa 1720 in Dublin?.
     He was a subscriber to books printed in 1722, 1730 & 1733 when described as a Captain in the Hon. Brigadier General du Bourgay's regiment, and in 1749 as His Majesty's envoy, Stockholm.
     Melchior Guy Dickens married secondly Hannah Handcock on 6 February 1721/22 in St John, Dublin, Ireland. Melchior Guydickens of parish of St John's Dublin Esq. & Hannah Handcock, of the same parish, spinster.
In the same year, there is a document:
Release 1722 Melchior Dicken to Gustavus Handcock & George Rochfort Athlone & Grantstown 22 577
now held by the Genealogical Society of Ireland among the Laois papers. Crowe states that he eloped with and married the Dean's 15 year old daughter.
     He was Secretary of Embassy and Chargé d'Affaires from 1730 to 1740, and then for a short time Minister to Prussia.
     The London gazette on 12/15 Aug 1732 reported: Melchior Guy Dickens, Esq., His Majesty's secretary at the court of the King of Prussia, whom the King had permitted to come hither for a short time, took his leave of his Majesty, and returned this morning to Berlin.
     He was Envoy Extraordinary to the Empress of Russia between 1740 and 1744.
     Melchior was appointed Minister at the Court of Prussia (after serving there from 1724) in August 1740.
     Melchior was appointed Envoy in Sweden in January 1742.
     A newcomer to the village, Colonel Dickens, had lately taken possession of the adjoining Porch House. The story is given in the Court Roll: Complaint made by Melchior Guy Dickens against Mr Collier of this manor that he had stopped an underground drain of the sd Mr Dickens running through the yard of Mr Collier... Porch House was not mentioned in the 1664 survey and was presumably built after that date, Elizabeth Martyn occupied it from 1713-1747 when Col. Guy Dickens took it over. He was still there in 1779, when his son, a clergyman, was buried in the Blockley church. Soon after it passed to Thomas Wilkes".
     In February 1848, he was expelled from Sweden because of his zeal and indiscretion.
     Melchior Guy Dickens lived at 66 Great Queen St, London, between 1749 and 1751.
     Colonel Murray's memorial has not yet arrived. Major [John] Preston has sent one to the Lords Justices, and Colonel Guy Dickens has presented one to the Lord Lieutenant, both desiring to sell their commissions..
     Melchior was appointed Envoy Extraordinar to the Empress in Russia on 6 July 1749.
     1753 (9 March): Letter from the Duke of Newcastle to Colonel Melchior Guydickens concerning the Russian Great Chancellor's "distresses", money loaned to him by King George II and the need for the Tzarina to agree to George II's proposals against the "extravagent conduct of the King of Prussia".
     1753 (31 May): [Copy] letter from Melchior Guydickens in Moscow to the Consul [at St. Petersburg] concerning financial support given to the Great Chancellor.
1753 (31 May): [Copy] notification from Melchior Guydickens to send the original mortgage to be annulled (enclosed with D4582/2/4 above).
     1753 (July): [Copy] letter from Melchior Guydickens in Moscow to the Duke of Newcastle concerning the Great Chancellor's influence at the Russian Court, "I acquainted him with the further present His majesty was willing to make to him if He could procure the Empress's consent to the Plan proposed in your Grace's letter".
     Feb 1754: Contract between Melchior Guydickens and Chrapowitsky, Colonel and Sergeant of the Tzarina's Company of Corps, for the lease of a house in St Petersburg.
     Manor Court of Blockley 22 Feb 1757: Award of Jury at the Manor Court of Blockley, on a dispute between Colonel Guy Dickens and Mr. Edward Collier, concerning the cutting down of nut trees to build a wall; and appointment of Thos. Whatcot of Blockley as impartial inspector. 10 signatures or marks.
     1762 (15 Oct.): Letter from Melchior Guydickens to 'Gusty' [in Germany] concerning political factions in England, the progress of the war and advice for Gusty's advancement. He On May 31 1763 he was granted a pension of £500 for "31 years of service to the Irish establishment". During his career he filled several important diplomatic posts. After 10 years as Secretary of the British Embassy in Berlin and as Charge d'Affaires between 1730 and August 1740, he was appointed Minister to Prussia and continued at Berlin in that capacity until Jan 1741/2 when he was appointed Minister to Sweden, in which capacity he served until July 1749 when appointed to Russia. He served twice as Minister in St Petersburg, first from July 1749 to 1751 and again from 1753 to April 1755 on 31 May 1763.
     His grand daughter Mary Ann was married from his home in Wigmore St London.
His son Rev. Frederick William Guy Dickens's will reqests that he be buried at Blockley, [Worcs, a detached parish in Gloucestershire] with a deceased brother.
     In Nov 1773 he was granted a pension of 500 pounds p.a. from the Irish House of Commons.
     Melchior Guy Dickens made a will dated 10 July 1775 in Waddon, Croydon. Melchior Guy Dickens of Waddon in the parish of Croydon in Surrey Esquire and is as follows In the first place I give and bequeath to my son-in-law Eliah Handcock of Waddon afsd, gent. & Solomon Hamilton? of the Inner Temple Society gent. ... my eldest son ffrederick William Guydickens of E?ssensey co Middlesex & of ... Barrister at law... my daughter Mary Reinhardina Guydickens now the wife of the said Eliah Handcock ... upon the marriage of my younger son Gustavus Guydickens ... corpse not to be carried to Blockley but interred in a vault in the parish church where I now live, dated 10 July 15 Geo 3 1775. Witnessed by vicar & curate of Croydon.
     Melchior died after 10 July 1775 in Waddon, Croydon, Surrey.
     His will was proved on 4 January 1776 at the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved at London 4 Jan 1776 by the oath of Mary Reinhardin Handcock wife of Eliah Handcock Esq.

Child of Melchior Guy Dickens and Mariane Oiseau

Children of Melchior Guy Dickens and Hannah Handcock

Richard Dicker

(say 1740 - )
     Richard Dicker was born say 1740.
     Richard Dicker married Joanna Jeffery, daughter of Edward Jeffery and Elizabeth Leach, on 28 August 1771 in Chagford, Devon. Richard in July 1791, in Salcombe, Devon.

Susanna Dickes

(1731 - 1813)
     Susanna Dickes was born in 1731 in Chagford, Devon.
     Susanna Dickes married James Jeffery, son of Edward Jeffery and Elizabeth Leach, on 17 August 1762 in Chagford, Devon.
     Susanna died in 1813 in Chagford, Devon.

Children of Susanna Dickes and James Jeffery

Ethel Mary Dickinson

     The marriage of Ethel Mary Dickinson and Waring Stanser, son of James Bingham Stanser and Matilda Alice Waring, was registered in the in September 1917 quarter in Rotherham RD. Ethel Mary Dickinson was an executor of Waring Stanser's estate on 28 July 1948.

Maria Dickinson

(before April 1849 - December 1904)
     Maria Dickinson was born before April 1849 in Stonesby, Leicestershire.
     Maria Dickinson married Charles Stancer, son of James Stanser and Mary Plowright, on 9 June 1874 in Stonesby, Leicestershire.
     Maria Dickinson and Charles Stancer appeared on the 1881 census in Wothorpe Fields, Wothorpe, Northamptonshire. Charles Stancer, 32, born Easton, Northampton, head, ag lab; his wife Maria, 32, born Stonesby, Leicester; son Albert C. 6 , born Stonesby, Leicester, scholar; daughter Annie 4, born Easton, Northampton, scholar; daughter Eliza 2, born Easton.
     Maria Dickinson and Charles Stancer appeared on the 1891 census in Castle Bytham, Lincolnshire. Charles Stancer, 42, ag lab, born Easton, Northants; his wife Maria, aged 42, born Stonesby, Leics, with children Albert E Stancer, 16, ag lab, born Stonesby, Eliza Stancer,12, born Easton, Northants.
     Maria Dickinson and Charles Stancer appeared on the 1901 census in Warren? Farm, Careby, Lincolnshire. Charles Stancer 52, forman on farm, born Easton, Northants; his wife Maria Stancer 52,born Stonesby, Leics; daughter Eliza Stancer 23, born Easton, Joseph H Stancer 1, grandson born Careby; Charles Henson 68, boarder, born Easton, Nth.
     Maria's death was registered in the quarter ending in December 1904 in Bourne RD, Lincolnshire.

Children of Maria Dickinson and Charles Stancer

Mary Dickinson

(1856 - 17 September 1933)
     Mary Dickinson was also known as Pollie Wilson in records. She was born in 1856 in Queensland.
     Mary Dickinson married John Slater Pratt, son of John McKinnon Pratt and Louisa Noakes, in 1899 in Queensland. She may have been an adopted Wilsno. her name is given as Pollie Wilson at her daughter's birth & marriage.
     Mary died on 17 September 1933 in Winton, Queensland.

Children of Mary Dickinson and John Slater Pratt

Susan Dickinson

(circa 1665? - )
     Susan Dickinson was born circa 1665?.
     Susan Dickinson married John Popplewell on 20 November 1683 in North Thoresby, Lincolnshire, England.
     In John Popplewell's will dated 19 April 1693 in North Thoresby, Lincolnshire, Susan Dickinson was named as executrix of the estate; In the name of God amen I John Popplewelll of North Thoresby in the county of Lincoln yeoman being sicke in body but of sound minde & memory doe make this my last will and testament following
First I give my soult to God that gave it me & my estate I do pose as followeth - Imprimis
     I give to my son Robt Poplewell three Quees (cows) & a bay mare the quees are two red one black
     I give to my sister Mary Swine four pounds ten shillings to be paid a yeare after my decease
     Item I give my neice Mary Poplewell fourteen shillings within three months after my decease
And I give to my nephew John Poplewell two shillings
     Item all the rest of my good & chattel movable & immovable I give & bequeath unto Susan my loving wfe And dow hereby make her the sd Sasanna [sic] my whole & sole executrix of this my last will & testament revoking all other wills
     In witness whereof I have hereto set my hand & seal this nineteenth day of April 1693
     John Poplewell his mark.

Child of Susan Dickinson and John Popplewell

Bartholomew Dicks

( - before December 1795)
     Bartholomew Dicks married Dinah Leach, daughter of Edward Leach and Dinah Murch, in October 1764 in Chagford, Devon. She was a widow in December 1795..
     Bartholomew died before December 1795.

Elspeth Dickson

(circa 1630? - )
     Elspeth Dickson was born circa 1630?.
     Elspeth Dickson married William Hooper before 1648.

Children of Elspeth Dickson and William Hooper

Janet Dickson

(circa 1730 - 17 March 1813)
     Janet Dickson was born circa 1730.
     Janet Dickson married William Hooper, son of Robert Hooper and Margery Dawson, on 1 June 1760 in Stitchill, Roxburghshire, Scotland.
     Janet died on 17 March 1813 in Stitchell, Roxburghshire. Janet Dickson spouse of William Hooper, aged 84.

Children of Janet Dickson and William Hooper

Margaret Dickson

(1865 - August 1908)
     Margaret Dickson was born in 1865 She was the daughter of John & Margaret in Deniliquin, New South Wales.
     Margaret Dickson married Charles Henry Hooper, son of William Henry Hooper and Sarah Sophia Halliday, in 1891 in Deniliquin, New South Wales.
     Margaret died in August 1908 in New South Wales.

Children of Margaret Dickson and Charles Henry Hooper

Marion Rodger Dickson

(circa 1864 - )
     Marion Rodger Dickson was born circa 1864. Marion Rodger Dickson was also known as MacCallum in records.
     Marion Rodger MacCallum married Henry Sarjent Ruby as his second wife, on 23 March 1910 in Midland, Ontario.

Pauline Dietrich

     Pauline Dietrich married Stanley Norman Rumsey, son of John Williams Rumsey and Ellen Little. They had a son and a daughter.

Sarah Digens

(circa 1784 - before 7 January 1871)
     Sarah Digens was born circa 1784 in Bressingham, Norfolk.
     Sarah Digens married John Cocksedge, son of John Cocksedge and Elizabeth Worler, on 27 December 1808 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk.
     Sarah Digens and John Cocksedge were recorded on the 1851 census in Stowlangtoft. John Cocksedge, aged 66, ag. lab, with his wife Sarah aged 67, born Bressingham, Norfolk and son John aged 17, born Pickwell, Lec.
     Sarah died before 7 January 1871 in Stowlangtoft, Suffolk. She was buried on 7 January 1871 in Stowlangtoft.

Children of Sarah Digens and John Cocksedge

Lena Yetman Dight

(18 October 1905 - 12 April 1971)
     Lena Yetman Dight was born on 18 October 1905 in Armidale, New South Wales.
     Lena Yetman Dight married George Steer Bowker Rich, son of George Edward Rich KCMG, PC and Elizabeth Steer Bowker, on 14 April 1931 in St Alban's church, Boggabilla, New South Wales.
     Lena died on 12 April 1971 in Sydney aged 65.

Pernell Dighton

     Pernell Dighton married Bushie Cotton as his second wife, on 27 August 1629 in Withern, Lincolnshire.

Children of Pernell Dighton and Bushie Cotton

Mary Dilleroo

(before 1850 - )
     Mary Dilleroo married Patrick Colbert (of Kilworth RD). Mary Dilleroo was born before 1850 in Cork, Ireland.

Child of Mary Dilleroo and Patrick Colbert (of Kilworth RD)

Mary Dillion

     Mary Dillion married William Hallum, son of William Hallum and Mary Butler, on 12 September 1697 in Christ Church, Barbados.
     Mary Dillion and William Hallum were recorded on the in 1715 census in Christ Church, Barbados. William Hallam aged 45, Mary his wife, aged 34, Samuell his son aged 7 and Jean his daughter aged 2.

Joanna or Joan Dimond or Dymont

(circa 1756 - October 1828)
     Joanna or Joan Dimond or Dymont was born circa 1756 in Drewsteignton, Devon.
     Joanna or Joan Dimond or Dymont married Joseph Jeffery, son of Edward Jeffery and Elizabeth Leach, on 31 October 1775 in Drewsteignton, Devon.
     Joanna died in October 1828 in Newton Abbott, Great Week, Devon. She was buried on 19 October 1828 in Chagford, Devon.

Children of Joanna or Joan Dimond or Dymont and Joseph Jeffery

Merielina Discipline (Delarivere/D'Ewes?)

(17 May 1734 - )
     Merielina Discipline (Delarivere/D'Ewes?) was born on 17 May 1734 in St Mary, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
     Merielina Discipline (Delarivere/D'Ewes?) married Michael Le Heup, son of Michael Le Heup and Elizabeth Gery, on 31 July 1755 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

Child of Merielina Discipline (Delarivere/D'Ewes?) and Michael Le Heup

Edith Emma Disdale

(circa 1896 - 1969)
     Edith Emma Disdale was born circa 1896.
     Edith Emma Disdale married George Walker Gleeson circa 1920.
     Edith died in 1969 in Malvern, Victoria.

Isabel Dishington (Abercromby)

     Isabel Dishington (Abercromby) married Patrick Dunbar, son of Patrick Dunbar, before 9 May 1498. ... Patrick Dunbar of Kilconquhar & Ysabell Dischintoune, lady of the teyre of the lands and barony of Murthlye & sponse of the said Patrick, the relict & sponsa of late Alexander Abircorumby of that ilk ... 9 May 1498.

Mary Disturnal

(1893? - )
     Mary Disturnal was born in 1893? In England. She was the daughter of William Disturnal born 1859 & Charlottes Louise Sourthern. William was born in Wednesbury, Staffs and was a barrister at law Dudley, Worcs. He also would have been a Kings Council at 48 Cheyne Walk London SW1 by 1914.
     Mary Disturnal married Charles Ellison Rich, son of Hamor Charles Ellison Rich and Agnes May Gadsden, on 6 December 1919 in St Luke, Chelsea, London, England. She was of 48 Cheyne Walk, daughter of William Josiah Disturnal, KC.
     Mary Disturnal was listed with Charles Ellison Rich and Martin Ellison Rich on the passenger list of the "Strathaird" arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 24 March 1936. They boarded at Marseilles.

Children of Mary Disturnal and Charles Ellison Rich

William Thomas Divers

(1896 - 1978)
     William Thomas Divers was born in 1896 in Collingwood, Victoria.
     William Thomas Divers married Lorna Jean Forbes, daughter of Fraser Kerr Forbes and Ruby Minnie Bland, after 1942?.
     William died in 1978 in Footscray, Victoria.

Arthur Dixon

     Arthur Dixon was the son of F Dixon and Mildred Helen MacNair.

Betty Dixon

     Betty Dixon was the daughter of F Dixon and Mildred Helen MacNair.