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Unless otherwise noted the following information is taken from MS apparently written by a grandson of Charles Dixon c.1871-1891 ("Grandson"), located in the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick (PANB), Fredericton, N.B., and microfilmed MS located in the Public Archives of Nova Scotia, Halifax, N.S. (PANB Files #MC-251 & #MC1-CHARLES DIXON-1786. "(Johnson, V.__ #__)" refers to appropriate Volume & Entry Number in VITAL STATISTICS FROM NEW BRUNSWICK (CANADA) NEWSPAPERS, by Daniel F. Johnson, B.B.A., Certified Genealogist, P.O. Box 2387, Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA E2L 3V6


1st Gen.

Charles DIXON; b. 8 Mar 1730 Kirkleavington (near Yarm), E. Riding, Yorkshire, ENGLAND; d. 21 Aug 1817 (aged 88); m. 24 Jun 1763 to Susannah [Coates]; b. 1736; d. 13 Jun 1826;

(Charles was brought up in the bricklaying trade until age 19; engaged in paper manufacture at Hattan Rudby; Sailed from Liverpool 16 Mar 1772 on "Duke of York" to Halifax, N.S.; Arrived Ft. Cumberland, N.S. 21 May 1772; purchased 2,500 acres at Sackville (then N.S., now N.B.) from Mr. Hawkins; Served in the New Brunswick Legislature 1786-93 & afterwards was Collector of Customs - per clipping from unidentified newspaper 18 Sep 1943 found with MS in Archives) (Became a Methodist after hearing Thomas Secomb preach at Robin Hood's Bay, near Whitby - "Grandson") (See also PLANTERS & PIONEERS, N.S., 1749-1775; by Esther Clark Wright, p.96-97) (For Will of Charles DIXON dated 9 Jul 1816, proved 25 Aug 1817, see EARLY NEW BRUNSWICK PROBATE 1785-1835, by R. Wallace Hale, Published by Heritage Books, Inc. 1540E Pointer Ridge Place, Bowie, MD 20716 (1989), p. 124;
(Susannah was related to thread manufacturers in Manchester, ENGLAND; (Her sister, Isabella (d. 10 Mar 1817 aged 7_); m. John TRENHOLM (d. 24 Oct 1817 aged 7__); settled at Point De Bute, N.S.; & probably others as well in Amherst & King's Co. - "Grandson"); (Will of John TRENHOLM, SR., dated 25 Sep 1817, proved 4 Nov. 1817, mentions son, John TRENHOLM,JR., and granddtrs., Mary CHAPMAN & Jane DIXON. Since Mary & Jane are daughters of Susannah [Coates] DIXON, not granddtrs., it looks like "Grandson" may have mixed up his generations. Isabella possibly m. to John, the son, who d. intestate in 1827. See EARLY NEW BRUNSWICK PROBATE 1785-1835, by R. Wallace Hale, pp. 459-60.) (One possible other relative was Thomas COATES (son of Thomas COATES & Mary______ COATES a gr-dtr of Robert COATES of Cleaves Farm, Thirlby (near Thirsk), N. Riding, Yorkshire, ENGLAND); bapt. Felixkirk Parish House 1 Jan 1742; who sailed 1772 on "Duke of York" to Halifax N.S., with wife Ann & dtr. Mary; settled at Nappan, Cumberland Co., N.S.; moved to Sussex, Kings Co., N.B. 1804; d. 1813 - PANS Film #15176 [MG100, Vol. 122

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