Thomas Dickerman

Thomas Dickerman

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Children with:
Eleanor "Ellen" Whittington

Abraham Dickerman
Hannah Dickerman
Thomas Dickerman
  • Born: Abt 1597, England
  • Married 23 Oct 1631, Malden, Middlesex, MA, to Eleanor "Ellen" Whittington
  • Died: 11 Jun 1657, Dorchester, Suffolk, MA



    Born about 1597 in England
    son of George Dickerman (some sources list him as Thomas, as well)
    came from England to Dorchester, Mass., a suburb of Boston, with his wife and two sons, Thomas and Abram. They left England on the good ship "JAMES" with a group of colonists who had the Rev. Richard Mather, grandfather of Rev. Cotton Mather, as their spiritual leader arriving in Dorchester on August 17, 1635. He became a freeman on March 14,1638/9.

    Thomas had a tailor shop south of the Boston Commons (intersection of Summer and Bedford St., a few blocks from the Statler Hotel). Thomas Dickerman was enrolled as a member of First Congregational Parish in Dorchester on June 6th, 1636.

    He married Eleanor "Ellen" Whittington, Born about 1601; Died at 45 years of age. She was the daughter of John Whittington (born abt. 1575) and Margaret Hill (b. abt. 1575)

    Thomas died on Nov. 3, 1657* and is buried in the Dorchester North Cemetery at 595 Columbia Road, Upham's Corner. The Church stood on Meeting House Hill over looking the Dickerman homestead located at the intersection of Dudley Street and Brook Avenue.

    The Abridged Compendium of Am. Gen., Vol. 3 states that he owned land at Boston Neck in 1652 and 1656.

    Thomas and Ellen Dickerman had four sons: Abraham, Thomas, Isaac (b. Sept. 1637)and one who died young (John; bpt. July 29, 1644) and a daughter, Sarah (born at Malden, Mass.).

    Thomas Dickerman, Jr. (1623 - 1690) Resided in Malden, Mass.
    Isaac Dickerman (b. Sept., 1637) Resided in Boston, Mass.

    From The Pioneer of Massachusetts:
    Dickerman, Thomas, tailor, Dorchester, frm. March 14, 1638/9. Wife Ellen; children: Abraham, Isaac b. (9) 1637, John bapt. 29 (7) 1644, Sarah b. at Malden, Oct, 1653, Thomas b. do. Aug. 1655.

    He d. 3 (11) 1657 Inv. of his est. filed and admin. granted to
    to the widow 25 (11) 1657. Property at Dorch.. and Boston. His widow m. John Bullard of Medfield before 1663.

    Note: Another source gives a daughter, Hannah Dickerman (born 1622; died Nov. 6, 1665 in New Haven, Ct; married on June 14, 1639 to William Ives (born 1617 in Ipswitch, Suffolk, England; died April 3, 1648 in New Haven, Ct). Hannah and William would also be our direct line as they were the great, great grandparents of Sybil Sperry who married Isaac Dickerman.
    However, there is no proof that Hannah is the child of Thomas and Ellen Dickerman.
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