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In memory of William Dickinson (II), my Maternal 4th Great-Grandfather on the DICKINSON branch.


  • Martha Dickinson christening record - "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Martha Dickinson, 28 Apr 1828); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 0828162 (RG4 4110).
  • Batch number: J00775-8; Record set: England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975; Subcategory: Parish Baptisms; Category: Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers); Collections from: England, United Kingdom; Archive Ref: PR-138-2-1 (William's baptism)
  • Page: 251; Record set: Yorkshire Marriages; Subcategory: Parish Marriages; Category: Birth, Marriage & Death (Parish Registers); Collections from: England, United Kingdom; (William's marriage)
  • 1841 United Kingdom Census Kimberworth, Yorkshire, England

  • 1851 United Kingdom Census, (Reg. Dist. "Wortley"), Yorkshire, Yorkshire (West Riding)

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William Dickinson (II)

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Walkley, Yorkshire, England


1824 Nov 29

Sheffield, St. Mary, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England




1864 Aug 22

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Burngreave Cemetery

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England



William Dickinson (II) was born abt. 1791 in Walkley, Yorkshire, England. Walkley is a suburb of Sheffield. He was baptized at Sheffield, Cathedral Church Of St Peter & St Paul, Yorkshire (West Riding), England, on March 23, 1791. William married on Nov. 29, 1824 at Sheffield, St Mary, Ecclesfield, Yorkshire (West Riding), to Ann Loy, who was born abt. 1806 in Bradfield, Yorkshire. Together they had five known children: Ann, Martha, John, William, Joseph, and Elizabeth Dickinson. In 1841 they lived at Woodstock Bower in Kimberworth, and he was employed as a "Tilter" (Hammersmith). In 1851 they were still in Yorkshire, counted on the Wadsley Bridge district of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire. He was a Journeyman Tilter. In 1861, when the census was taken, he was widowed and living at the Nether Edge Union Workhouse. There was a great flood in Sheffield in 1864, which William survived. He died five months later, though, at Portland Street and was buried on August 25, 1864, at Burngreave Cemetery in Sheffield. (Grave #11, Section M7). There is no headstone marking the spot.

An interesting genealogy called "The Dickinson Genealogy: Study of the ancestry and lineal descent of the Dickinson family", by Philip Pease Dickinson states the following: "The Dickinson forebears migrated from Scandinavia to Normandy about the year 910 A.D., and in turn invaded England from Normandy with William the Conqueror in 1066. They bore the surname Caen, or "de Caen" from the capital city of Normandy. Their sons (De Caensons) and descendants remained in England for 500 years." [Link]


William Dickinson (II) & Ann Loy were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Ann Dickinson, born abt. 1826 (1841 Census) married William Onions on March 30, 1846, at Darnall, Yorkshire.
  2. Martha Dickinson, born April 28, 1828, in Crookes, Yorkshire. Christened Presbyterian May 26, 1828 in Stannington, Yorkshire. She was still in Sheffield in 1881, unmarried.
  3. John Dickinson, b. 1831 in Masbro, Kimberworth, Yorkshire.
  4. William Dickinson, b. 1835
  5. Joseph Dickinson, born March 6, 1836, at Sheffield. (1841 Census) (1851 Census) (1861 Census). He married Matilda Broadhead on Dec. 28, 1861, at Pitsmoor, Yorkshire, Eng. and they came to America in 1863, bringing his mother, Ann, with them. Ann died two years later. (1870 Census) Joseph's children were Ann (b. 1864), William (b. 1866), Joe (1868-1947), Charles (1870-1899), Jennie (1871-1872), Thomas (1876-1918, and Matilda Dickinson (1878-1880). (1880 Census) Joseph died Dec. 20, 1881 in Pittsburgh and is buried in Allegheny Cemetery. (See The Life & Death of Joe Dickinson)
  6. Elizabeth Dickinson, b. 1843 in Kimberworth, Yorkshire (1851 Census)
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