Dorcas _____1



Azariah Dickinson b. 1648, d. 1675
Her married name was Dickinson.1 
Marriage*She married Azariah Dickinson, son of Nathaniel Dickinson and Ann _____.1 
29 May 1676In Nathaniel Dickinson's will dated 29 May 1676 at Hadley, Hampshire Co., MassachusettsG, Dorcas _____ was named as an heir as widow of Azariah, "four acres & a half of Meadow land."2 


  1. [S940] Clifford L. Stott, "The Correct English Origins of Nathaniel Dickinson and William Gull, Settlers of Wethersfield and Hadley", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 152 (Apr. 1998): (from his will).
  2. [S1114] Frederick Dickinson, To the Descendants of Thomas Dickinson (Chicago: W.D. Grant, Stationer and Printer, 1897),
    I, NATHANIEL DICKENSON. Senior, late of Haytfield, now of Hadley, in ye County of Hampshire, upon Connitticut, doe make and ordaine this my last will and testament, as follows:
    Imprimis. Making a full surrender of myself, soule and body, into ye handes of God, my Creator, and Jesus Christ, my alone Savior & Redeemer, relying on Him for all yt I need & hope for in this world, & yt which is to come, & leaving my body to decent burriell in hope of a blessed resurrection, I do bestow yt portion of outward estate which the Lord in His Fatherlie mercy hath blessed me with, in manner following: my debtes and funerall expenses being first payd.
    Secondly: I doe give unto my son, Nehemiah, my house & barn & homelott, with all the preveledges and appurtenances thereto belonging; as alsoe one-half my meaddow land in Hadley (except what is hereinafter excepted) with the preveledges and appurtenances thereto belonging; to be to him and his heirs forever, besides what was Thomas Webster's.
    I give my daughter-in-law, Dorcas, widdow of my son Azariah, four acres & a half of Meaddow land, bounded by my son, Thomas, his land east; Francis Barnard, west; John Hubbard, north; & ye highway south; so as to be her & her heirs' forever. Further, I give or abate to her all yt was my due for ye rent of the rent of my land from her, & alsoe doe give to her ye rent money that was due to me for my oxen; and also three pounds that was due for a barrell (unpayd) of Pork: all and every of ye premises I give to ye said Dorcas as her own, to be to her and her heirs forever.
    The rest of my meaddow in Hadley, I doe give to be equally devided betweene all my sons (except Nehemiah) and my daughters — Frances Dickenson & Hannah Clary — which my executors shall either equally divide to all my aforesaid children, or else to pay to each their proportion of ye sayd lands, as it shall be prized in Country pay, within two years after my decease, to ym and their heirs forever.
    To my son, Thomas, I give my house & lott I bought of Mr. Wattson; he paying to Mr. Wattson ye Thirty Pounds yt is yet due for the same; or, if he like it not on those terms, then it shall be last in among my devidable estate to my children.
    I give to my son, Samuel, my house & home-lott in Hatfield, to be to him & his heirs forever, together with the preveledges & appurtenances thereto belonging.
    To my son, Obadiah, I give all ye rest of my land in Hatfield, with ye preveledges and appurtenances thereto belonging, to be to him and his heirs forever; and my meaning & will is that these two, my sons, Samuel & Obadiah, shall not come in for a share of my land in Hadley, but this given them in Hatfield shall be instead of itt.
    To my son, William Gull, (Son of his wife by her first husband) I give that Three Pounds which he oweth me for a barrell of pork.
    All ye rest of my estate I give to be equally divided amongst all my sons and daughters. Frances' Dickenson & Hannah Clary having equall shares with their breathren.
    I doe hereby make and ordaine my two sons, Thomas & Nehemiah executors of this, my last will & testament, hereunto as my last will & testament I have subjoyned my hand and scale this present 29th day of May,1676.
    Nathaniel Dickenson.
    In presence of
    Joseph Kellogg,
    John Russell, Junior.
    The desire of ye testator is yt ye share given unto Frances Dickenson, may, if she see meet, be given to Samuel Gillett's children.

    footnote: (Frances was their aunt. See note to Family Number Two.). Hereinafter cited as Descendants of Thomas Dickinson.