wife of _____ Dickinson.
Date of birth or
Place of birth or baptism: Unknown.
Date of death or
burial: 30 January
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.
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
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.
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.
m. Hackness, 9 November 1572, Thomas Burton.
Ellen Dickinson, bur.
Hackness, 12 February 1611[/2];
m. Hackness, 11 October 1573, Robert Ward.
Dickinson, bur. Hackness, 11
m. Hackness, 19 October 1578, George Langdale, bur. Hackness, 20 December 1606.
Mary Dickinson, living 20 January 1583[/4].
Barbara _____, living 20
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
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:
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].
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.