Henry Dickinson
of Hilla Green, co. York, d. 1776.

Date of baptism: 22 August 1708.
Place of baptism: Hackness, co. York.

Date of burial: 29 January 1776.
Place of burial: Hackness, co. York.

Father: Henry Dickinson, of Suffield and Hilla Green, bur. Hackness, 4 March 1737[/8].
Mother: Elizabeth (Wrenny?), bur. Hackness, 29 June 1750.

m. Harwood Dale, 21 October 1740, Elizabeth Craven, bp. Hutton Bushel, 9 September 1720, bur. Hackness, 11 March 1780.
[Harwood Dale BT; the marriage is also recorded 24 Oct. 1740 at Hackness, Hackness PRT]

[Hackness PRT]

William Dickinson, of Hilla Green, Everley, and Hackness, bp. Hackness, 27 July 1741, bur. there 11 December 1797;
m. Hackness, 27 June 1770, Eleanor Gray, b. ca. 1847, bur. Hackness, 14 January 1830.
William Dickinson is called "of Hilla Green" or "of Everley" in the baptisms of his children [Hackness PRT]. One of his sons was named "Craven", which clearly identifies him as a member of this family ["Craven son of Wm. and Eleanor Dickinson of Everleigh christd. July 11th [1779], Hackness PRT]. William was probably the William Dickinson of Hackness who was buried at Hackness on 11 December 1797, aged 57 (which would only be one year off). The will of Eleanor Dickinson of Hackness, widow, dated 2 December 1829, and proved 5 May 1830, gave her entire estate to her daughter Elizabeth Dickinson, who was named sole executrix [PCY 181: 342, FHL film #99,801]

Mary Dickinson, bp. Hackness, 31 October 1746, bur. 19 June 1831, ae. 84;
m. Harwood Dale, 12 April 1773,
William Consitt, bp. Ebberston, 4 October 1748, bur. Market Weighton, 28 May 1813.
[Harwood Dale BT]

Possible earlier wife (very uncertain): Elizabeth _____, living 17 December 1737.
Possible earlier child (very uncertain): Henry Dickinson, living 17 December 1737.
The will of Henry Dickinson's father Henry Dickinson, dated 17 December 1737, mentions a Henry Dickinson son of Henry and Elizabeth Dickinson ["... if Henry Dickinson the son of Henry Dickinson Dye before his mother Elizabeth Dickinson she shall have Five pounds by his Executor ..." PCY 85: 402, FHL film #99,705]. If the present Henry Dickinson was the father of that child (which is one possible interpretation), he would have to be by an otherwise unknown previous wife also named Elizabeth. No source beyond the will supports the existence of this wife and child, which remains doubtful. See the page of the elder Henry Dickinson for a more detailed discussion.

Reference abbreviations

Hackness PRT = Charles Johnstone and Emily J. Hart, The register of the parish of Hackness, Co. York, 1557-1783 (Yorkshire Parish Register Society, 25).

Harwood Dale BT = Bishop's transcripts of Harwood Dale, co. York, FHL film #919199.

PCY = Prerogative and Exchequer Court of the Archbiship of York.

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.