Ambrose Dickins 1723-1783

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Ambrose DICKINS or DICKENS 1723-1783

Biographical Note

Son of Ambrose Dickins of Covent Garden. LL.B Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1738, fellow 1738-48; admitted at Lincoln's Inn 1731 (barrister, 1740). In his will, he described himself as of Wollaston, Northamptonshire.


Dickins used an engraved armorial bookplate, dated 1740, perhaps commissioned when he was called to the Bar (Franks 8622). The extent of his library is not known; it would have been inherited, as part of the residue of his estate, by his son Francis (1750-1833, MP).