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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

DIXON & ROACH FAMILIES

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
#42-42n]);

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