DICKINSON OF HOLBECK

 

Census returns show that John Dickinson who married Mary Ann Dalmer in 1832 at St. Peter, Leeds, was born at Leeds in about 1812. I have not yet found his parentage, though there are some possible baptisms for him at St. Peter: John son of Alexander Dickinson was baptised on 16 September 1811; and John son of Joseph and Elizabeth Dickinson on 31 August 1813. Joseph is described in the parish registers as a “Soldier in the 2nd West Militia” and his son John is stated to have been born in November 1812.

 

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DICKINSON

 

JOHN DICKINSON of Leylands, Leeds, Yorkshire, of Holbeck, and of Wortley, handle setter, was born ca 1812 at Leeds[1] and died on 21 March 1873 at Holbeck, Yorkshire.[2] He married on 28 July 1832 at St. Peter, Leeds, MARY ANN DALMER,[3] daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Hooper) Dalmer (see here). Mary Ann was born at Trowbridge, Wiltshire, baptised there on 2 August 1812, and died on 30 October 1887 at Holbeck.

 

      Children of John and Mary Ann (Dalmer) Dickinson:

            i     JOHN DICKINSON of Holbeck, labourer, b 2 Jan 1833, Leeds;[4] m 1 Feb 1857, St. Peter, Leeds, JANE SHEARD.[5]

            ii    ELIZABETH DICKINSON, b ca 1835, Leeds,[6] d 10 May 1896, Holbeck;[7] m 10 Feb 1855, St. Peter, Leeds, SAMUEL ATKINSON[8] (see here).

            iii   SARAH ANN DICKINSON, b 24 Dec 1836, Leeds;[9] m 16 Sep 1854, St. Peter, Leeds, CHARLES PRIESTLEY.[10]

            iv   GEORGE DICKINSON of Hunslet, Yorkshire, cloth dresser, b 14 Dec 1838, Holbeck,[11] bur 30 Nov 1885, Hunslet Cemetery;[12] m 11 Jul 1863, Hunslet, ELIZABETH ANN MANN.[13]

            v    JAMES DICKINSON of New Wortley, cloth dresser, b 20 Dec 1840, Holbeck;[14] m 8 Aug 1863, New Wortley, SARAH THACKRAY.[15]

            vi   EMMA DICKINSON, b 4 Feb 1843, Holbeck,[16] bur 11 Jul 1874, Holbeck Cemetery;[17] m 29 Jan 1865, St. Peter, Leeds, WILLIAM GILLOTT.[18]



[1] 1851 census returns, Wortley (HO 107/2314, fol. 331).

[2] Death certificate.

[3] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers.

[4] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers; 1851 census returns, Wortley (HO 107/2314, fol. 331). He may have been the John Dickinson, gas inspector, who was living at 1 Georges Place, Holbeck, in 1881 (RG 11/4497, fol. 55), with his wife Jane and daughter Annie.

[5] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers.

[6] 1851 census returns, Wortley (HO 107/2314, fol. 331). It is possible that she was the Elizabeth Tollemoor Dickinson who was born on 18 Feb 1835 and baptised on 15 Mar 1835 at St. Peter, Leeds, with Tollemoor perhaps being an unusual spelling of the surname Dalmer (sometimes spelt Dallimore etc.). However, the parents are given in the baptism entry as John Dickinson of New Road, cloth dresser, and Elizabeth, whereas the mother of Elizabeth (Dickinson) Atkinson was Mary Ann (Dalmer) Dickinson.

[7] Death certificate.

[8] Marriage certificate. At the time of the 1861 census, Thomas Atkinson, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Dickinson) Atkinson, was living with John and Mary Ann (Dalmer) Dickinson and was described as a grandson. In 1871, John and Mary Ann had their grandson John Atkinson in their household.

[9] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers; 1851 census returns, Wortley (HO 107/2314, fol. 331).

[10] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers.

[11] Information from Linda Murch, citing George Dickinson's birth certificate; 1851 census returns, Wortley (HO 107/2314, fol. 331).

[12] Hunslet Cemetery registers.

[13] Hunslet parish registers.

[14] Holbeck parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com); 1841 census returns, Holbeck; 1851 census returns, Wortley (HO 107/2314, fol. 331).

[15] Marriage certificate.

[16] Holbeck parish registers (available online at http://www.ancestry.com); 1851 census returns, Wortley (HO 107/2314, fol. 331).

[17] Holbeck Cemetery registers.

[18] St. Peter, Leeds, parish registers; 1881 census returns, Holbeck (RG 11/4499, fol. 87). The latter show Mary Ann Dickinson with her “Son” William Gillott, widower, and her grandchildren Laurence Gillott and Edith Gillott.