[Transcription of Records of the Society of Friends, "Copied out of ye original by Isaac Horner in 1685"]
The children of John Dickisson & Frances ye 1st wife & of ye 2d wife Elizabeth Dickisson, borne Oysterbay.
John Dickisson ye son of John & Frances Dickisson was borne ye 28th day of ye 5th mo. 1648
[In 1648, the 5th month was July. The author states despite the record, John's first four children (through Mercy) were born in "New England", although at the same time he says that witnessing a deed in 1650 is his earliest documented presence in America.]