Philemon Dickerson, of Southold

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Philemon Dickerson

Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Yarmouth, Suffolk, England
Death: May 1672 (73)
Southold, Long Island, NY
Place of Burial: Southold, Suffolk, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Henry Dickerson, of Brampton and Barbara Dickerson
Husband of Mary Dickerson
Father of John Dickerson; Mary Rowe; Thomas Dickerson; Elizabeth Dickerson; Peter Dickerson and 1 other

Occupation: Tanner, tanner
Managed by: Alice Zoe Marie Knapp
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About Philemon Dickerson, of Southold

  • Probably from Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire.
  • Philemon Dickerson was listed as from Brampton, Suffolk County, England, and formerly of Yorkshire County.
  • May 10th, 1637 permission to leave England, manservant
  • He sailed on the Mary Anne of Yarmouth, May 1637, and landed in Salem, Massachusetts.
  • He was an indentured servant to Benjamin Cooper, who some think might have been his uncle. Benj Cooper was listed as husbandman, of Brampton, Suffolk Co., England, "desirous of passing to Salem in New England, there to inhabit."
  • Philemon was granted land in Salem, Massachusetts in 1639.
  • 1639 at Salem, a tanner
  • Philemon was made a freeman of Salem on June 2, 1641.
  • Philemon moved from Salem to Southold, Long Island, New York.
  • 1646-50, settled in Southold, L.I.
  • amongst the earliest settlers of Southold, Long Island. A monument bearing the Dickerson name was erected to commemorate their family in Southold.
  • Philemon is recorded as a freeman of Connecticut in 1662.
  • Will dated June 20, 1665, recorded May 8, 1672.
  • Philemon is buried in the First Presbyterian Church graveyard in Southold, Long Island.



  • Chambers, Theodore Frelinghuysen. The Early Germans of New Jersey: Their History, Churches and Genealogies. Originally published: Dover N.J. 1899
  • Thomas Payne of Salem and his descendants: the Salem branch of the Paine family, Author: Nathaniel Emmons Paine; H M Paine Publisher: Haverhill, Mass., Record Pub. Co., 1928. (view at Hathitrust) Page 9 - "Mary the daughter of Thomas born 12 Oct 1611." Page 18 - " [daughter] Mary married Philemon Dickerson and went to Southold between 1646 - 1652 ..."
  • Owen, Brent M. Elizabeth (Dickerson) (Owen) Mountjoy of Salem, Massachusetts, and Southold, Long Island, and her Children, John Owen and Mary Mountjoy. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (2010), 84:213. citing Wesley L. Baker, Dickerson & Dickinson Descendants of Philemon Dickerson of Southold, Long Island, N. Y. (Chicago, 1978)


Pheleman Dickerson of Southold in the Jurisdicon of New York, being in perfect memory maketh this my last will and testament in maner ffowlowing - That is to say - I will and bequeath unto my beloved wife, my house and whome lott with all the accommodations belonging thereunto, that is within the old Towne bounds both upland and meadows with all the apurtnances thereunto belonging during her life or widowhood, and after that, to be disposed to my children equally. Also I give until my wife four cowes and all my goates, with all my mouvable goodes that is within my house. And also my crop of corne, and my swine: this I give my wife forever. And the rest of my cattell to be disposed of to my too dafters Elizabeth Dickerson and Mary Dickerson, when they come of the age of one and twenty: Also my will is that my tow oxen and my tow steeres yt my sonn Thomas and my sonn Peter have them, provided that my wife have the use of them during her life of widowhood, and after that then to be devided between them. I give to my sonn Thomas fourteene acres of land at the North Sea, which I bought of John Baylye. Also I do give all the rest of my land at North Sea, and at Corehauge to my three sonnes. As also my house and homelott after my wife's decease, or in case she marry, then to be devided equally to me three sonnes. I do also make my wife Mary Dickerson sole executor of this my last will. In witness heerof I have heerunto sett my hand dated this Twentye day of June, 1665.

PHILEMAN DICKERSON, The mark of Witness: Barnabas Winder, Senior. John Young, Pastor. Thomas Hutchinson.

Administration was granted on 28 October 1672, to Mary Dickerson on her husband's estate, as appears from the record in the New York Surrogate's office [Liber I., folio 161], wherein it is stated that "the will was proved at the Court of Sessions at Southold in the East Riding, held in June last."


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Philemon Dickerson, of Southold's Timeline

May 17, 1598
Yarmouth, Suffolk, England
Dewsbury, , Yorkshire, England
Dewsbury, , Yorkshire, England
Suffolk, NJ
Age 3
Suffolk, England
March 12, 1639
Age 40
Salisbury, Massachusetts, USA
Age 41
Age 45
Age 47