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William Henry Dixon (abt. 1803 - 1892)

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William Henry Dixon
Born about in St Albans, Hertfordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Brisbane Water, Hunter, New South Wales, Australiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Alumy Creek, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australiamap
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Profile last modified | Created 16 Nov 2011
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William Dixon was born about 1803 in St Albans, Hertfordshire, England. Convict Records have him born in 1783. Neither date are yet confirmed.

William was convicted at Hertford Assizes for a term of 7 years on 24 July 1817. He left England in January 1818 aboard the "Tottenham", arriving in New South Wales on 14 October 1818.[1].

He married Sarah (Robinson) Webb, a widow, on 5 June 1871 at Brisbane Water, Hunter, New South Wales, Australia[2]and their children were Sarah Ellen (Dixon) Ellem, Susannah (Dixon) Ellem, Isaac Dixon, William Dixon, Mary Ann Dixon and Eliza Dixon.

William died, aged 89 years (or 109), on 4 August 1892 at Alumy Creek, Northern Rivers, New South Wales, Australia[3].

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  1. Conviction & Transportation: Convict Records: William Dixon: Date of Birth: 1783 Occupation: Date of Death: 4th August, 1892 Age: 109 years Convicted at: Hertford Assizes Sentence term: 7 years Ship: Tottenham Departure date: January, 1818 Arrival date: 14th October, 1818 Place of arrival New South Wales Passenger manifest Travelled with 200 other convicts Community Contributions: Ken Campbell on 27th December, 2012 wrote: Married to Sarah Rebecca PEAULET (WEBB) (DIXON) 5/6/1871 at Upper Mangrove New South Wales, Australia. Denis Pember on 13th May, 2017 wrote: Sarah Peaulet was the daughter of James Peaulet (First Fleet Convict, 1788, “Scarborough”) and Sarah Robinson (Convict, 1801, “Earl Cornwallis”). Sarah was also sometimes known as Sarah Craft because her long standing, step-father was Joseph Craft (Third Fleet Convict, 1791, “Albermarle”). She had been married to William Webb (Convict, 1818, “Ocean”) on 7th February 1820 and had a daughter Jane. However, this relationship did not last and by the 1828 Census, they were living apart. She then had a long term relationship with William Dixon and the couple raised a large family, 8 children. Sarah was unable to marry William Dixon, however, because of the marriage to William Webb. Webb died in 1870 and Sarah and William Dixon married at last, he was 68 and she was 67.
  2. Marriage: New South Wales Australia Marriages: Registration number: 884/1871 Groom's Family Name: DIXON Groom's First Name: WILLIAM Bride's Family Name: WEBB Bride's First Name: SARAH District: BRISBANE WATER
  3. Death: New South Wales Australia Deaths: Name: DIXON WILLIAM Registration number 5793/1892 Father's Given Name(s) UNKNOWN Mother's Given Name(s) UNKNOWN District GRAFTON
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