William Dixon

William Coates Dixon (1784 - 1790)

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William Coates Dixon
Born in Staindrop, Durham, Englandmap
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Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 3 May 2014
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Categories: English Quakers.



William Coates Dixon, son of George Dixon and Mary Bowron, was born in1784 in Staindrop, England. Staindrop is a village in County Durham, which has a tea room and one pub. The Quaker birth record states that George Dixon is a wool comber.

The surveyor Jeremiah Dixon, who with Charles Mason calculated and laid out the Mason–Dixon line in North America, is buried in Staindrop. His unmarked grave is in the Quaker burial ground adjoining the old Friends' Meeting House. Thomas Pynchon's historical fiction novel Mason & Dixon mentions Staindrop as containing Jeremiah Dixon's favourite public house.

Is it possible that this William Dixon is related to Jeremiah Dixon, the famous surveyor.

Research Notes

No further information found on Ancestry or FamilySearch. Death date is unsourced.


  • "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NV2C-RVS : 11 February 2018, William Coates Dixon, 29 Feb 1784); citing , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 812,199.00:49, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: #N73996748 Data Changed: Date: 14 Apr 2014 Time: 20:33:25 CREA Date: 14 Apr 2014 Time: 17:13:00 Quality or Certainty of Data: 1 Page: Ancestry Family Trees

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Record Abstracts

England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837
Name: William Coates Dixon
Event Type: Birth
Birth Date: 29 Feb 1784
Birth Place: Staindrop, Durham, England
Gender: Male
Father: Grorge Dixon
Mother: Mary
Meeting: Monthly Meeting of Darlington: Staindrop
Piece Description: Piece 0652: Monthly Meeting of Darlington: Staindrop Births (1776-1798)

England Births and Christenings
Name William Coates Dixon
Residence Place Staindrop, Durham, England
Gender Male
Birthplace Staindrop, Durham, England
Birth Date 29 Feb 1784
Father's Name George Dixon
Mother's Name Mary


Dixon-3791 was created by Steven Ringer through the import of Descendants of George Coates 1682.ged on May 2, 2014.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William:

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