Henry Dickinson
of Langdon Bridge, co. York, d. 1681.

Date of baptism: 11 September 1608.
Place of baptism: Hackness, co. York.
[Hackness PRT]

Date of burial: 26 February 1680[/1].
Place of burial: Wykeham, co. York.
[Wykeham PR]

Father: William Dickinson, bp. Hackness, 2 March 1585[/6], d. 12 January 1653[/4], bur. Hackness.
Mother: Emma Cowlson, bur. Hackness, 16512.

Spouses:
When his father William Dickinson wrote his will on 6 January 1651/2, Henry Dickinson was a middle-aged widower with only a daughter. The will gave the lands and tenements of Langdon Bridge to Henry with the stipulation that if he died without male heirs, the lands would revert to a son of his brother Arthur Dickinson. This effectively required Henry to marry again and have a son if he wanted to pass his lands on to his offspring. The resulting second marriage produced the needed son.

(1) m. Fylingdales, 7 June 1636, Mary Flunders.
[Fylingdales BT]

(2) m. Hackness, 23 May 1654, Ann/Hannah Harland, bur. Wykeham, 26 February 1680[/1].
[Hackness PRT; Wykeham PR] Hannah (Harland) Dickinson was buried on the same day as her husband.

Children by Mary Flunders:
[Fylingdales BT]

_____ Dickinson, bur. Fylingdales, 4 June 1637.

Elizabeth Dickinson, bp. Fylingdales, 1 October 1638, bur. Thornton Dale, 28 January 1657/8;
m. 2 December 1656, Thornton Dale & Wykeham,
George Staines, d. bef. 17 December 1680.

Children by Ann Harland:
[Hackness PRT; Wykeham PR]

Jane Dickinson, b. 24 August 1655, bp. Hackness & Wykeham;
m. Scarborough, 1 April 1673, Nicholas Saunders.
[Scarborough BT (early)] Her children Henry and Rebecca Saunders were mentioned as grandchildren in the will of the elder Henry Dickinson, and as nephew and niece in the will of the younger Henry Dickinson (see below).

Ann Dickinson, b. 2 June 1657, bp. Hackness & Wykeham, 7 June 1657, bur Wykeham, 11 February 1680[/1].
[Wykeham PR]

Henry Dickinson, b. 12 June 1660, bp. Hackness & Wykeham, 17 June 1660, bur. there 31 March 1683;
m. Wykeham, ca. 1680, Dorothy R____.
Henry's will, transcribed below, gives his wife's name as Dorothy. In the marriage record, the exact date of which is illegible, the "D" and "y" of Dorothy and the first letter of her last name are legible [Wykeham PR].


Will of Henry Dickinson of Langdon Bridge, dated 17 December 1680, proved 18 April 1681.

In the name of God Amen the seventeenth day of December 1680 I Henry Dickinson of Langdon Bridge in the parrish of Wikeham and in the County and dioces of yorke yeoman sicke in body but in good and perfect remembrance thanckes be to God doe make and ordaine this my last will and Testament in manner and forme Followeing First I give and bequeath my soule to Almighty God my maker and to Jesus Christ my Redeemer and to the holy Ghost my sanctifier and Comforter. And my body to be buried in the parrish Church yeard of Hacknes And for my temporall estate I dispose of as Followeth: Inprimis I give and bequeath unto Henry Dickinson my onely sonne all my house Landes and inheritance whatsoever I have scituate lying and being at Langdon end in the parrish of Wikeham with all the rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging whatsoever and to his heires and Assignes for ever. Likewise all my house and Landes of inheritance which I have in Harwood Dale att a place called Hinderhills with all the rights appurtenances thereunto belonging whatsoever to him and his heires for ever And likewise I give and bequeath to my sonne Henry Dickinson my proportion of the Lease of the East side of Langdale Howlden under the Queene with the Tennant right after the expiration of the Lease Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Anne Dickinson all my houses and land lying and being in Gothland with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaineing unto the said premisses to her and her heires and Assignes for ever; Item I give and bequeath to Anne Stones my Grandchild twenty poundes which her late father George Stones now oweth me; Item I give and bequeath unto Henry Saunders my Grandchild twenty poundes to be paide to him when he comes to the age of one and twenty yeares; Item I give and bequeath to my Grandchild Rebecca Saunders twenty pounds to be paide to her when she comes to the age of one and twenty yeares; Item I give and bequeath to William Blandes foure children twenty shillings a peece; Item I give and bequeath to the poore of Wikeham forty shillings Item I give and bequeath to the poore of Hacknes parrish twenty shillings; Item I give and bequeath to Joseph Dickinson John Cockerill and William Craven amongst them tenn shillings a peece; Item I give and bequeath all the rest and remainder of my goodes moveable & unmoveable to my wife Anne and my sonne Henry and my daughter Anne whome I make Jointe and sole executors of this my last will and Testament and I renounce all former wills; In Witn[esse?] whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale the day and yeare First above written Henry Dickinson his marke Sealed Signed and acknowledged in the presence of these Witnesses Joseph Dickinson John Cockerill William Craven. Proved 18 April 1681 [PCY 59: 11, FHL film #99,589]. After the death of Henry Dickinson, Robert Squire and Nicholas Saunders, guardians of Rebecca Saunders and Henry Saunders, filed a suit with the diocese of York, claiming that after the death of Ann Dickinson, daughter of Henry Dickinson, but before the death of Henry Dickinson, while he was still of perfect mind and memory, made a nuncupative codicil to his will, giving an additional twenty pounds apiece to Rebecca Saunders and Henry Saunders [Diocese of York Cause Papers, RVII.H.5191V, FHL film #1,701,648].

Will of Henry Dickinson of Langdon End, dated 23 March 1682/3, proved 4 May 1683.

In the name of God Amen this twenty third day of March in the yeare of our Lord God 1682/3 I Henry Dickinson of Langdon end in the parrish of Wikeham in the County of yorke yeoman being weake in body but of perfect memory praised be god, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament in the manner and forme Followeing First I bequeath my soule into the handes of Almighty God my(?) Creator hopeing through the merrits and mediation of Jesus Christ my Redeemer to receive a full and free pardon of all my sinnes and eternall life; And as for my body I Commend it to the ground from whence it came and to buried in the Church yeard of Hacknes at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named; And as for my worldly goodes and estate I bestow them as Followeth; Inprimis I give to my child which my wife is now with whether it be male or female all my estate att Langdon end where I now live and alsoe all my Landes in Goatland and alsoe all my landes in Harwood dale unto the said child and to its heires and Assignes for ever And if the said child dye my will and minde is that my wife shall enjoy all the said Landes dureing her life naturall. And if my said child dye without yssue or before the age of one and twenty yeares then after the death of my said wife my will and minde is that all my aforementioned estate shall descend and come unto Henry Saunders my nephew the sonne of Mr. Nicholas Saunders of Scarbrough and to his heires and Assignes for ever, Provided he the said Henry Saunders pay or cause to be paide unto Rebecca Saunder my Neece the summe of an hundred poundes within six monthes after he shall enter upon the said estate; Item I give unto the poore of the parrishes of Wickham and Hacknes the summe of six poundes to be equally devided betwixt the said two parrishes and to be distributed amongst the said poore at the discretion of my Executrix hereafter named and the Ministers of the said two parrishes Item as for all the rest of my goodes and Chattells moveable and unmoveable my debts being paide and funerall expences discharged I give and bequeath them unto Dorothy my deare wife whome I make sole Executrix of this my last will and testament In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written Henry Dickinson his marke Sealed Signed and declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of us Thomas Ellis William Prowde John Alman his marke. Proved 4 May 1683. [PCY 60: 43, FHL film #99,590]


Reference abbreviations

Fylingdales BT = Bishop's transcripts of Fylingdales, co. York, FHL film #919,060.

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

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

Scarborough BT (early) = Bishop's transcripts of Scarborough, co. York (to 1682, transcript), FHL film #558,360.

Wykeham PR = Parish registers of Wykeham, co. York, FHL film #551,585.


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.