Dixon Family Line


  • Jeremiah Dixon (1584- )
  • William Dixon (1605-1660)

    Jeremiah Dixon

    b.abt.1584 Winston, Durham, England; parents ukn
    m.abt.1568 Alice ______
    b.abt.1586 Winston, Durham, England

    CHILDREN included:

    1. William Dixon b.ca.1605

    From Directory of Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: Jeremiah was one of the seven founders of the Church at New Haven Conn., 1639.[I think this Jeremiah???--HAW]

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    William Dixon

    b.ca.1605; s/o Jeremiah and Alice Dixon
    d.Feb. 13, 1660 York, ME
    m.abt.1622 Maine, Joan Pierson

    CHILDREN included:

    1. James Dixon
    2. Susanna Dixon m.Mr. Frost and returned to England
    3. Dorothy Dixon b.1631 York, ME d.Oct. 1693/94 York, ME m.1651 York, ME William Moore
    4. Anna Dixon m.John Brawn
    5. dau. Dixon m.Henry Milbury

    NOTE: From Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire 1623-1660 by POPE page 56: DIXON, William, cooper, York, had account with Florence Chapman through Wm. Hooke. 23 (6) 1647. [Aspinwall, Wm. Notary, His Note-Book] Jury man 1649. Sold land 24 June, 1650, which he had bought of George Parker. Took oath of allegiance to Mass. govt. 22 Nov. 1652.

    Will dated 13 Feb, 1665, probate 16 June, 1666; beq. to wife Jonas, son James, dau. Susanna Frost, John Brawn, and the children of Henry Millbury.

    Page 35: CHAPMAN, Florence, York, removed, and made Wm. Hooke her attorney for business with Wm. Dixon, 23(6)1647. [A.]

    History of York by Banks, page 108: WILLIAM DIXON this settler came to Agamenticus in 1636 as purchaser of the house and lot formerly owned by George Newman (Deeds viii, 210), situated on the harbor front. He emigrated to Massachusetts in 1630 (Mass. Col. Rec. i, 105), where he was under engagement as servant to Governor Winthrop. When he left his service to come here there were some unsettled accounts between them which became the subject of correspondence between Gov. Thomas Gorges and Winthrop (Mass. Hist. Coll. vii, 333). There was a James Dixon, tenant of Groton Manor in 1605, who might be the father of William Dixon, the servant of John Winthrop of Groton. He was a cooper by occupation and probably had a shop with a wharf on his house lot. He was juryman 1640, signed the Submission 1652; and died in 1666. His will was dated Feb. 13, 1665-6 and inventory of estate returned March 29, 1666, in amount L113-05-0...

    From Holmes: William was a resident of Charleston, Mass. 1633-38, a freeman at Kittery, Maine, 1649, afterwards at York, Maine.

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