Margaret _____
wife of _____ Dickinson.

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

Date of death or burial: 30 January 1582[/3].
Place of death or burial: Hackness, co. York.
Her will is dated 20 January 1583 [PCY 22: 654, transcribed below], but the Hackness parish register puts her burial on 30 January at the end of 1582 [Hackness PRT]. It is apparent that the date of the will is actually 20 January 1582/3.

Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Her maiden name is unknown. The only clue to her family is that a sister Barbara was married to a Skelton (see below).

Spouse: _____ Dickinson, d. bef. 20 January 1583[/4].
Although Margaret is not explicitly called a widow in her will, that was almost certainly the case, as no husband is named. The name of her husband is unknown. The Hackness registers prior to January 1582/3 show the burials of five male Dickinsons who could possibly be her husband.

Children:
The will of Margaret Dickonsone, transcribed below, mentions her son Robert Dickonsone and daughter Marie Dickonsone. Also, at one point it mentions Roberte Ward, George Langdale, Thomas Burton, and William Coulsone as her "children" ["... And unto Roberte ward George Langdale Thomas Burton william Coulsone, And Robert Dickonsone my Children ..."]. Since we know from the Hackness parish registers that each of those four men married a Dickinson woman, we may conclude that their four wives were also daughters of Margaret Dickinson [Hackness PRT].

Robert Dickinson, bur. Hackness, 1 February 1615/6;
m. Agnes _____, living 2 August 1615.

Beatrice Dickinson, bur. Hackness, 21 November 1580;
m. Hackness, 10 July 1567, William Cowlson.

Jane Dickinson,
m. Hackness, 9 November 1572, Thomas Burton.

Ellen Dickinson, bur. Hackness, 12 February 1611[/2];
m. Hackness, 11 October 1573, Robert Ward.

Margaret Dickinson, bur. Hackness, 11 November 1627;
m. Hackness, 19 October 1578,
George Langdale, bur. Hackness, 20 December 1606.

Mary Dickinson, living 20 January 1583[/4].

Sister:

Barbara _____, living 20 January 1583[/4];
m. _____ Skelton.


Will of Margaret Dickonsone of Suffield, dated 20 January 158[2/]3, proved 6 May 1584.

In the name of god Amen the twentie daye of Januarie Anno domini a thousand fyve hundrethe eyghtie thre. I margaret Dickonsone of Suffeild in the parishe of Hacknes within the Countie of yorke whole of mynd and perfect remembrance praysed be unto almyghtie god do make this my last will and testament in maner and forme followinge. First I give and bequiethe my soule unto almyghtie god my creator and redemer, And my bodie to be buried in my parishe Churche yeard of Hacknes aforesaid. First I give and bequiethe to Roberte Dickonsone my sonne my estate of my farmehold in suffeild so that he paye for the same tenne poundes in maner and forme followinge. That is to saye to George longdaile of hacknes twentie shillinges to be paid in the yeare of our lord a thousand fyve hundrethe eyghtie thre. Item to Roberte Ward of Hacknes dales twentie shillinges to be paid in the yeare of our lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe eyghtie foure. Item to Thomas Burton of walsgrave twentie shillinges to be paid in the yeare of our lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe eyghtie fyve. Item to william Coulsone of the -- ynder heape in harwood dale twentie shillinges to be paid in the yeare of our lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe eyghtie sixe. Item to the said Roberte Dickonsone Children twentie shillinges to be paid in the yeare of our lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe eyghtie seaven. Item to marie Dickonsone my doughter fortie shillinges to be paid in the yeare of our lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe eyghtie eyghte. Item to the said marie Dickonsone other fortie shillinges to be paid in the yeare of our lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe eyghtie nyne. Item to marie other twentie shillinges to be paid in the yeare of our lord god a thousand fyve hundrethe nyntie. Also I give and bequiethe to Roberte ward all my estate righte and title of one beast gaite in Scaubie Hay enduringe the quenes matie majestie lease / Item I give and bequiethe to George Langdale all my estate, right, title, of one Beat gate in the said Scaubie Haye enduringe the quenes majestie lease also I give and bequiethe to Thomas Burton one other Beast gaite their belonginge to my parte in lycke maner aforesaid / also I give and bequiethe to Roberte Dickinsone my sone all the rest of my parte in the said Scaubie Haye and he to paye to henrie Cockerell for the same twentie shillings. Also I give and bequiethe all the Corne in the Barne and all my corne bothe sowne and unsowne on my farme hold for this yeare that is to saye bothe winter and waire(?) corne that is sowne and that is sowne excepte one mett(?) of wheat which I give to Roberte Dickonsone sone, And unto Roberte ward George Langdale Thomas Burton william Coulsone, And Robert Dickonsone my Children to be equallie devided amongst them and they to fynd the waire(?) corne seed which is to sowe amonst them. Also I will they shall bringe me furthe sufficientlie of their cost and Charges. Also I give to william Skelton my syster sonne a Lambe. Also I give to John Skelton my syster sonne a Lambe Also I give and bequiethe to Barbary Skelton my syster one hynd cote one petticott one circhise(?) one Raile(?) The rest of my goodes not bequiethed nor wylled my legacies and dettes paid my funeralle discharged I give and bequiethe to marie Dickonsone my daughter whome I make my Lawfull and welbeloved executrix of this my last will and testament Thes witnesses Henrie Cockerill and Thomas Potter of suffeild Robert ward william Coulson And George Langdaile with others. Proved 6 May 1584 [PCY 22: 654]

Will of Robert Dickonson of Suffeild, dated 2 August 1615, proved 18 April 1616.

In the name of god Amen The second day of August Anno domini one thousand six hundreth and fifteene I Robert Dickonson of Suffeild within the parishe of Hacknes beinge sicke of bodie but of sounde and perfecte memorie do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manner and forme followinge Inprimis I Comend my soule into the handes of Almightie God and my body to be buried in the parishe Church yard of Hacknes Item I give unto my sonne Thomas Dickonson the whole right tytle and interest of my farme in Suffeild my wife Agnes having the third parte out of the whole as in our late lease is mentioned and explained dueringe her naturall lyfe Item I give unto my said sonne Thomas Dickonson all my husband geare Item I give unto my sonne Robert Dickonson fortie shillinges of good and lawfull mony of England Item I give unto my daughter Ellen Dickonson one Coope and one whiete rigged stirke and one new Cupbord Item <I> give unto my wife one good ewe Item I give unto my sonne John Dickonson one good ewe Item I give unto my sonne William Dickonson one gymmer Lambe Item I give unto John Barwickes Children one lambe Item I give unto the poore of the parish of Hacknes two shillinges All the rest of my goodes and Chattells moveable and unmoveable my debtes paid and funerall expences discharged I give unto my wife Agnes my sonne John and my daughter Ellen whome I make executors of this my last will and testament witnesses hereof John Sedman and Richard Cockerell. Proved 18 April 1616 by Agnes Dickonson [PCY 34: 39, FHL film #99,501].


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).

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


Compiled by Stewart Baldwin

First uploaded 13 May 2011.