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Edward & Sarah Ann DIXON

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Hello,

Edward DIXON c. 3 Oct 1830 Crosthwaite, Cumberland
- parents William DIXON & Mary Unknown

Edward arrived in Australia before 24 Mar 1859 ???


The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 4 April 1859 p.1
MARRIAGES
On the 24th March, at Paterson, by the Rev. Thomas Stirton, Mr. Edward Dixon, of Goulburn, New South Wales, to Margaret, second daughter of the late James Menzies, Esq., of Paterson, formerly of Bristol, England.


A younger sister Sara(h) Ann(e) born either 1834 or 1846 also arrived.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday 21 July 1865 p.9
MARRIAGES
MENZIES - DIXON.-June 27th, at St. James' Church, by the Rev. Richard Leigh, of Goulburn, Mr. John Menzies, of Bungendore, to Sara Anne, youngest daughter of the late William Dixon, Esq., of Keswick, Cumberland.

No age at death:

9039/1909 MENZIES SARAH A - WILLIAM - - DRUMMOYNE

MENZIES Sarah Anne Death notice 21JUL1909 Death late of Drummoyne SMH 22JUL1909

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Can he be found on the 1851 census Dave?
Can't answer that one at the moment for sure.

A common name but this is a possible:

1851
name: Edward Dixon
age: 20
gender: Male
birthplace: Keswick, Cumberland
relationship to head of household: Brother
record type: Household

1841
name: Edward Dixon
event: Census
event date: 1841
gender: Male
age: 10
birthplace: Cumberland
record type: Household
registration district: Cockermouth
sub-district: Keswick
civil parish: Crosthwaite
county: Cumberland
 
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The Sydney Morning Herald - Thursday 22 July 1909 p.6
DEATHS
MENZIES.-July 21, at Westbury, Drummoyne, Sarah Anne, the beloved wife of John Menzies.

The Sydney Morning Herald - Friday 23 July 1909 p.12
FUNERALS
MENZIES.-The Funeral of the late Mrs. JOHN MENZIES will leave Westbury, Bridge-road, Drummoyne, THIS (Friday) MORNING, at 10 o'clock, for Church of England Cemetery, Field of Mars.
WOOD and COMPANY,
Tel., 726, etc.


Damn :) age at death would help sort out the 1835 or the 1846 issue.
 

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Sarah Ann continues to be a mystery, even in Cumberland. There isn't an entry in the BMD to match a Sarah Ann in the 1840's until 1850... There are plenty of Sarah's, can only assume, for some reason that Ann has been missed off or maybe wasn't registered!

There is a tree suggesting she was b. 1846, died 1909, aged at death 63y. Edward as sibling 1831-1910. Both d. Drummoyne, NSW.

If Sarah Ann was b. 1834, that would again be a problem :confused: Edit: maybe not if her age was abt. 73y at death.

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Hello Geoff,

Edward married Margaret, a daughter of James MENZIES & Euphemia VERNON.

Sarah Ann married Margaret's brother John.

That tree is partially correct. Same old story. :rolleyes:

Edward lived at Drummoyne but died at Moss Vale:

The Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 14 March 1910 p.6
DEATHS
DIXON.-March 13, suddenly at Moss Vale, Edward Dixon, of Collingwood-street, Drummoyne, aged 79 years.

I can't find a reliable age at death for Sarah Ann. I would say they were siblings and both born in Cumberland. Very few Edwards who fit so I'd say we had the right one:

Edward DIXON c. 3 Oct 1830 Crosthwaite, Cumberland
- parents William DIXON & Mary

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Hello Geoff,

I was working off the tree - HERE

That's the one with Sarah born 1846 and William as an Innkeeper. As usual some of it has proved to be correct (eg death at Moss Vale), but perhaps not all can be proved.


FS so it looks like an old IGI record, I not C batch.

name: Edward Dixon
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 03 Oct 1830
baptism/christening place: Crosthwaite, Cumberland, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: William Dixon
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Mary
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I04011-3
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1472290
reference number: item 1 p 211

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Possibly fits with this:

name: Sarah Ann Dixon
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 24 May 1835
baptism/christening place: Crosthwaite, Cumberland, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: William Dixon
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Mary
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I07165-6
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1472290
reference number: item 1 p 269

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Yes, I think so Geoff. Also

William Dixon
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening: 23 Jan 1848 Crosthwaite,​ Cumberland,​ England
residence: Crosthwaite,​ Cumberland,​ England
parents: William Dixon,​ Mary

but not on the tree and so far not found in 1851 so may have died young.

Death 4x William 1848-1851.
 

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I wonder if this is her in 1851..
1851 England Census:
Name: Sarah Ann Dixon
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1835
Relation: Apprentice
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Keswick, Cumberland, England
Civil parish: Manchester
Ecclesiastical parish: St Anns
County/Island: Lancashire
Occupation:
Registration district: Manchester
Sub-registration district: Market Street
ED, institution, or vessel: 1y
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 39
Piece: 2229
Folio: 698
Page Number: 17
The original says she is an app. dressmaker.

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Hello Geoff,

Thanks. That Manchester one is interesting.

Not sure this is the same one even though Cheshire is not far away:

DIXON Sarah Ann 25 'Admiral Lyons' 1858 Sydney and/or Newcastle Reel 2138, [4/4795]

Admiral Lyons - Arrived 30 Dec 1858
Sarah Ann 25 Housemaid Cheshire CE Read & write

The search for one in 1851 born Cheshire failed so can't be sure.

I still think it likely Edward and Sarah arrived together, but no sign of any possibles yet for Edward.

I've just about ruled out Sarah, the granddaughter of John in 1851.

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