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1820 Settler Party : Dixon



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Party  Dixon 
Leader  John Dixon 
Number in the Party  48 
Area Party originated from  London, England 
Area allocated to the party  Waaiplaats on the kaffir Kraal River. 
Ship  Ocean,    
Surnames in party  Carney, Cottington, Daniels, Dark, Dixon, Froy, Fuller, Gurney, Henman, Howard, Leacher, Leving, Marsden, Parrot, Paxton, Unknown, Vice, Webb, Wyatt
Other Information  A party of 48 from London led by John DIXON sailed in "Ocean". They were located at Waal Plaats on a source of the Kaffir Kraal River. John DIXON left after location and was succeeded by Henry FULLER.
 
Settler Handbook Content:   No. 9 on the Colonial Department list, led by John Henry Dixon, a joiner and cabinetmaker of 8 Mutton Lane, Mile End Road, London. This was a joint-stock party made up of London tradesmen, all married men with families. No recommendation for this party has been traced in Colonial Department records to account for its selection, but Dixon's assurance that he was 'stout made and healthy' is unlikely to have been recommendation enough on its own.


Deposits were paid for 11 men, and the party embarked at Deptford in the regular transport ship Ocean, sailing from Portsmouth on New Year's Day 1820, and arriving in Table Bay on 29 March and Algoa Bay on 15 April. Two children were born and two died during the voyage. The party was located at Waaiplaats on the Kaffir Kraal river. George Marsden subsequently attached himself to Dalgairns' party.


LIST OF DIXON'S PARTY


CARNEY, James 28. Saddler. w Elizabeth 29. c Elizabeth.

DANIELS, Joseph 36. Smith and naval pensioner. w Elizabeth 35. c Richard 7.

DIXON, John Henry 32. Joiner and cabinetmaker. w Margaret 36. c Mary 9, Emma 6, Eliza 4, Sarah 2.

FULLER, Henry 25. Carpenter. w Susannah 23. c George 4, Charles 1.

HENMAN, Robert 34. Carpenter. w Mary Ann 36. c Mary Ann 7, Elizabeth 2, Sarah Eliza (born at sea).

MARSDEN, George 40. Carpenter and wheelwright. w Elizabeth 34. c Elizabeth 8.

PAXTON, Jesse 39. Packer. w Sarah 39. c William 13, Charles 11, George 7, Henry 5, Elizabeth 4, David 2.

VICE, James 24. Butcher. w Sophia 30. c John 8, James 3, Samuel (born at sea).

VICE, John 30. Gardener. w Elizabeth 28. c Elizabeth 2, Ann.

WEBB, Richard 29. Mason. w Elizabeth Ann 22. c Richard 3, Edward 2.

WYATT, John 31. Wheelwright. w Jane 34. c Jane 7 (died at sea), Amelia 4, Ann Mary 3, John 2 (died at sea).


Main sources for party list


Agent of Transports' List of Settlers under John Henry Dixon (Cape
Archives CO 136); Special Commissioner William Hayward's notes
(Cape Archives CO 8542).


from THE SETTLER HANDBOOK by MD Nash page 68 


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