William Dickey was born about 1813, probably in Ireland. His parents are not known.
William married Martha (probably Rainey) about 1837.
William and Martha probably had at least five children. Sons Charters Dickey, John Dickey, Samuel Dickey and Nathaniel Dickey are mentioned in William's will. His sons John and Samuel emigrated to New Zealand. The death register entry for Martha says Rose Ann Dickey daughter was present at her death.
William farmed at Ballybollen, Drummaul, Co. Antrim. In the Griffith's Valuation in 1862 William Dickey had one plot of land at Ballybollen of 25 acres 1 rood and 20 perches.
William died in 1888 age 75 at his farm at Ballybollen, Drummaul, Co. Antrim, Ireland.
↑ Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland. Civil Records. https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie. Death: Name WILLIAM DICKEY; Year of Death 1888; Group Registration ID 6077778; SR District/Reg Area Ballymena; Deceased Age at Death 75