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I am trying to find information on William Wallace Dixon born in Dublin in 1842
I cannot find him or his mother and father in the census records.
I cannot find when he came to Australia but he married Catherine Hanly in 1871 at Nundle NSW Australia, they had 10 children from 1872 to 1894,he died in 1904
Any info will help Thank you.
 

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1272/1904 DIXON WILLIAM 68 YRS GLEN-INNES GLEN INNES

Do you have William's marriage and or death cert? Just sometimes these can have information on them that might help if nothing else can be found.

We do have some members who are really great with the Ireland stuff so hopefully one of them might be of some help.
 

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Check out the spelling of his name in the NSW marriage indexes :eek:

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3084/1871 DIXON MILHAM NALLACE and HANLEY CATHERINE NUNDLE
 
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1272/1904 DIXON WILLIAM 68 YRS GLEN-INNES GLEN INNES

Do you have William's marriage and or death cert? Just sometimes these can have information on them that might help if nothing else can be found.

We do have some members who are really great with the Ireland stuff so hopefully one of them might be of some help.
Thanks Gibbo. No I do not have the marriage or death cert. I did find the miss spelling in NSW B.D.M.
These would not tell me when he came to Australia. Thanks.
 

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I cannot find him or his mother and father in the census records.
So do you know his parents names, if so, please post them.

If you dont have their names a marriage cert or death cert. may have that information noted on it.[If filled out correctly]
HENCE my earlier question about certs.

The NSW 1856 marriage cert. i have has their parents names and father's occupations.
 
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As for passenger lists there are heaps of William Dixon's. Not all passenger lists are online, some passenger lists havent survived and also if he paid his own fare out here [unassisted] you may have less chance again of finding him on a list.

A lot of people who settled in NSW come into Australia through VIC. Have you checked the passenger lists for VIC? I also have found some people that come to NSW via Tasmania.
 

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Of course the information on all certs. depends if they are filled out correctly. Im more than happy to show you the marriage one i have if you havent seen one from that era.
 

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Do you have a occupation for William?

Im trying to narrow them down a little but there are over 1,400 hits in Trove just in NSW alone for the name William Dixon.
At the moment im not having much luck with the small amount of info on him.

Parents names for him if you have them?
Occupation?
When and where is the first record you have on him in Australia?
Do you know if he had any siblings in Australia? If so can we have names please.
 
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There are quite a number of trees on this one, most have similar information. The main difference is William's early years, they have his father, William b. abt 1806 Scotland others have William Jr. b. abt 1842 Dublin and nothing validated..

There's nothing to cross-reference :rolleyes:

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Do you have a occupation for William?

Im trying to narrow them down a little but there are over 1,400 hits in Trove just in NSW alone for the name William Dixon.
At the moment im not having much luck with the small amount of info on him.

Parents names for him if you have them?
Occupation?
When and where is the first record you have on him in Australia?
Do you know if he had any siblings in Australia? If so can we have names please.
William Wallace Dixon Birth 30 Oct 1838 or 1842 Dublin Ireland
Parents. William Dixon and Catherine Clancy ?
Spouse. Catherine Hanly 1850-1923 Married 6 Aug 1871 Nundle NSW
They had 10 Children
Mary Jane Dixon 1872-. Eliza Ann Dixon 1874-1944. William Francis Hanly Dixon 1876-1919. Thomas Michael Dixon 1879-1954. Amelia Catherine Dixon 1881-1962. Margaret Caroline Dixon 1884-1962. Nina Ella Dixon 1889-. Ernest Henry Dixon 1890-1924. Ivy Annie Dixon 1894-1952.
This is what I found on some web sites.
Sorry for being late.
 

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Ok thank you. Thats a starting point.

Firstly information from other sites/family trees can contain errors BUT we can use it for a guide to see if anything can be confirmed or eliminated.
 

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William Francis Hanly Dixon 1876-1919.
This is what I found on some web sites.
Sorry for being late.
Hi

William Francis may well be interesting and coupled with William and Hanly is even more interesting. gibbo's point in post #4 highlights the importance of family naming patterns. Francis Hanly is named as Catherine's father in some trees, this doesn't necessarily mean it is correct, but it is more than coincidental, possibly something to work from :rolleyes:

Geoff
 

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Somethings not right :confused: 9 births and some of the names are different to what Ausset posted. So do we have 2 different Dixon families..

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16022/1874 DIXON ELIZA A - WILLIAM - CATHERINE - NEWCASTLE
18639/1879 DIXON THOMAS MICHAEL - WILLIAM - CATHERINE - NARRABRI
23114/1887 DIXON NINA E M -WILLIAM - CATHERINE - BINGARA
22507/1889 DIXON EVELINE C - WILLIAM - CATHERINE - BINGARA
7034/1891 DIXON ERNEST H - WILLIAM - CATHERINE - BINGARA
9736/1896 DIXON MYRA B - WILLIAM -CATHERINE L - SYDNEY
24237/1898 DIXON HENRY B - WILLIAM -CATHERINE L- PADDINGTON
23871/1899 DIXON ELIZABETH B - WILLIAM - CATHERINE L- PADDINGTON
25180/1901 DIXON ALICE - WILLIAM W- CATHERINE L- PADDINGTON
 
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I think we should forget the trees that are online. I found one that has Emilia and Margaret dying on exactly the same day. As they supposedly died the same day i cant check Trove to see if anything in particular happened at Gulf Creek in 1962.

Amelia Catherine DIXON
birth: 19 May 1881
Bingara, New South Wales, Australia
death: 19 September 1962
Gulf Creek, New South Wales, Australia

Margaret Caroline DIXON
birth: 1884
Bingara, New South Wales, Australia
death: 19 September 1962
Gulf Creek, New South Wales, Australia
burial: 21 September 1962
C Of E Cemetry, Barraba, New South Wales, Australia

19651/1962 BALDOCK MARGARET CAROLINE father WILLIAM WALLACE mother CATHERINE district BARRABA


Ausset, which out of the children is your direct line? I think we have to start from scratch.
 
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They had 10 Children
Mary Jane Dixon 1872-. Eliza Ann Dixon 1874-1944. William Francis Hanly Dixon 1876-1919. Thomas Michael Dixon 1879-1954. Amelia Catherine Dixon 1881-1962. Margaret Caroline Dixon 1884-1962. Nina Ella Dixon 1889-. Ernest Henry Dixon 1890-1924. Ivy Annie Dixon 1894-1952.
For starters with errors in the above..


23114/1887 DIXON NINA E M -WILLIAM - CATHERINE - BINGARA
 
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I think we should forget the trees that are online. I found one that has Emilia and Margaret dying on exactly the same day. As they supposedly died the same day i cant check Trove to see if anything in particular happened at Gulf Creek in 1962.

Amelia Catherine DIXON
birth: 19 May 1881
Bingara, New South Wales, Australia
death: 19 September 1962
Gulf Creek, New South Wales, Australia

Margaret Caroline DIXON
birth: 1884
Bingara, New South Wales, Australia
death: 19 September 1962
Gulf Creek, New South Wales, Australia
burial: 21 September 1962
C Of E Cemetry, Barraba, New South Wales, Australia

19651/1962 BALDOCK MARGARET CAROLINE father WILLIAM WALLACE mother CATHERINE district BARRABA


Ausset, which out of the children is your direct line? I think we have to start from scratch.
William Wallace Dixon Wife Catherine Hanly.
Born 7 June 1850 Port Macquarie NSW
Died 25 Sept 1923 Tamworth
Parents. Father. Francis Hanly. Mother. Jane Hogan.
With William Wallace I was trying to find out when came to Australia, I have looked all over the place with no luck, I see on the web other people have not found the answer.
I am after Thomas Michael Dixon
Born. 10 April 1879 The Rock via Nundle NSW
Died 11 Oct. 1954 Bundarra NSW
Married. Elizabeth Smith 1902 in Bundarra NSW
Elizabeth Smith was born on 28 Feb 1885 in Barraba NSW
Some records show that he married Elizabeth Schmidt.
Born 30 Jan 1884 Barraba NSW.
 
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