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The 1820 Settler Correspondence
 as preserved in the National Archives, Kew
 and edited by Sue Mackay

Additonal Information

This is pre 1820 information mainly taken from actual images of UK parish registers and other primary sources which I have personally researched. Further information about the settlers and their families once they reached the Cape can be found at https://www.1820settlers.com/

Sue Mackay

DIXON, John Henry - Extra Data

 

Leader of DIXON's Party

 

(see also correspondence of Daniel BARUK)

 

Death Notice (Cape Archives) suggests that he was born in 1786, the son of Thomas and Sarah. His own correspondence was written from London.

 

London Metropolitan Archives

 

Thomas DIXON, of this parish, bachelor, and Sarah REVEL, of this parish, spinster, were married by banns on 14th February 1779 in St.Dunstan's, Stepney.

Thomas DIXON (signed)

Sarah REVEL (X)

Witnesses: Thos. POWELL and Robt. VAUGHAN

 

Essex Archives

 

John Henry DIXON, son of Thos. & Sarah, baptised 25 June 1787 in All Saints, West Ham, Essex

 

London Metropolitan Archives

 

John Henry DIXON, bachelor, married Margaret Ann GURNEY, spinster, on 26 December 1806 in St.Leonard, Shoreditch

Both signed their names.

Witnesses: George GURNEY and Susannah PLUMMER

 

John Thomas, son of John and Margaret DIXON, baptised 23 August 1807 in St George the Martyr (died in infancy)

Mary, daughter of John and Margaret DIXON, baptised 4 November 1810 in St.Mary, Stratford (born 19 September 1810)

 

Essex Archives

 

Emma, daughter of John and Margaret DIXON, Stratford, cabinet maker, baptised 16 January 1814 in All Saints, West Ham, Essex (born 3 September 1813)

 

London Metropolitan Archives

 

Eliza daughter of John Henry and Margaret DIXON, baptised 14 July 1816 (born 14 July 1815) in St.Dunstan's, Stepney. Address: M.E.O.T. [Mile End Old Town]. Father's occupation: Cabinet maker

Sarah, daughter of John Henry and Margaret DIXON, baptised 29 March 1819 (born 4 July) in St.Dunstan's, Stepney. Address: M.E.O.T. Father's occupation: Bedstead maker.

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