John Dickinson
of Harwood Dale, co. York, d. 1556.

Date of birth or baptism: Unknown.
Place of birth or baptism: Unknown.

Date of death: 31 January 22 April 1556.
Place of burial: Hackness, co. York.
The will of John Dicconsone, dated 31 January 1555[/6], and proved 22 April 1556, stated that he was to be buried at Hackness. The will is transcribed below.

Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.

Spouse: Margaret _____, living 22 April 1556.
John Dickinson's will names his wife Margaret.

These children were named by John Dickinson in his will. Of these, Henry, Anne, Ellis, and Margaret were named as joint executors along with his wife Margaret, and the notice of probate states that these executors were minors [PCY 15.1: 26, FHL film #99,469; see below]. These individuals were all born well before the beginning of the Hackness parish registers, so information on them is very limited.

John Dickinson, living 31 January 1555[/6].

Thomas Dickinson, living 31 January 1555[/6].

Henry Dickinson, probably the same person as:
Henry Dickinson, of Harwood Dale, bur. Hackness, 6 August 1613.
Eleanor/Helen _____, bur. Hackness, 12 January 1612[/3].
The eldest child of Henry Dickinson of Harwood Dale was born about 1674, so this identification is chronologically likely. It cannot be considered certain.

Anne Dickinson, under age on 31 January 1555[/6].

Ellis Dickinson, under age on 31 January 1555[/6].

Margaret Dickinson, under age on 31 January 1555[/6].

Probable relatives:
In his will, John Dickinson gave a lamb to each child of the following three individuals, who were probably relatives. They could have been his siblings or possibly even his older children. While there is no indication that these three individuals were deceased, it cannot be ruled out.

William Dickinson.
Had children living on 31 January 1555[/6].

Robert Dickinson.
Had children living on 31 January 1555[/6].

Isabell Jefferson.
Had children living on 31 January 1555[/6].

Will of John Dicconsone of Harwood Dale, dated 31 January 1555[/6], proved 22 April 1556.

In the name of God amen. the xxxj daye of Januarie In the yeare of our lorde god a thowsande Fyve hunderithe fyftie and five I John Dicconsone of Harwoode daill of the parishe of Hackenes beynge seicke in bodie but good and hooll of remembrannce doith maike this my last will and testament in maner and forme followinge Fyrst I give my soull to god allmightie and to our blissed ladie sanct marie and to all the sanctes of heaven And my bodie to be buried in the perishe churche earthe of our ladie of Hackenes and my goods to be ordered in maner and forme followinge First I give to the parishe churche of Hackenes one yowe Also I give to John Dicconson my sonne vj hoggs and iiij yowes Also I give to Thomas Dicconson my sone iij hoggs and ij Yowes Also I give to everye one of willm. william [sic] Dicconson towe children one lambe Also I give to every one of Roberte Dicconsone childe a lambe Also I give to Esabell Jeffrason children to every one of them a lambe Also I give my farmhold to margaret my wiff duringe her wedowhed and after her wedowehed I give it to Henrie Dicconson my sone The Residewe of all my goods not bequest both moveable and unmoveable my detts paid and my legacie fulfilled I give to margaret Dicconson my wiff and Henrie Dicconson and to Anne Dicconson and Ellis Dicconson and margaret Dicconson my children whom I do maike my full Executors of all my goods Thes beinge wytnesses John Sefweyke Richarde Colby Philyppe Hirde and Thomas Consett. Proved 22 April 1556 by Margaret the widow, the other named executors being under age [PCY 15.1: 26, FHL film #99,469].

Reference abbreviations

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

Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.