DIXSON, Henry*
DIXON, William*
(Abt 1662-1708)


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DIXON, William*

  • Born: Abt 1662, County Armagh, Northern Ireland 1074,1091
  • Marriage: GREGG, Ann* circa 1690 in New Castle County, Delaware Colony
  • Died: 1708, New Castle County, Delaware Colony

bullet  Birth Notes:

William was son of Henry Dixson.

William Dixson b ca 1662 in County Armagh, Ireland, s/o Henry and Rose.

bullet  Death Notes:

Death year 1708 based on dates of will and probate.


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: Christiana Hundred, New Castle County on Delaware, Pennsylvania Colony. 1091 William Dixson settled on Red Clay Creek in Christiana Hundred, New Castle County.

2. Occupation: Weaver. 1091 William Dixson was a weaver.

3. Will, 31 Jan 1708. 1091 William Dixson made his will 1-31-1708 and it was probated 9-20-1708. He mentions his wife Ann, and appoints his brothers, Michael Harlan and John Gregg, as advisors.

4. Probate, 20 Sep 1708. 1091 William Dixson made his will 1-31-1708 and it was probated 9-20-1708.

5. Story. 1074 [Note that the following may be combining two different William Dixons] William came to America with Thomas Pierson in 1676 on the ship Joseph and Benjamin. They sailed from Downes, England, with Matthew Pain captain. They arrived in Great Wachacommacoe River in Maryland on 9 Sep 1676. He returned to Ireland in the early part of 1682 and in 1683 married Isabele Rea. Both he and Isabele were from Parish Segoe, County Armagh. They were married at the house of Roger Webb, 4 May 1683. Isabelle died in Ireland. She must have died in Ireland, because William was single when he arrived in America in 1688 with his mother and two sisters. He returned to William Penn's Colony of Pennsylvania, in the portion that is now Delaware. He married Ann Gregg and settled on Red Clay Creek in Christiana Hundred. A survey was made for him on 307 acres of land in Christiana Hundred, Newcastle Co., Delaware, 1 Jan 1691.

6. Story. (posted at Gregg Family website) William DIXON purchased a one hundred acre farm from Letitia Penn which was located between the farms of John and Isaac DIXON. West of William Dixon's land was a plot belonging to Thomas DIXON which completed the belt across the Hockessin Valley with the exception of John Houghton's one hundred acres.The DIXONS and the HOUGHTONS were old family friends and after Williams death Ann married John HOUGHTON. The book Quaker Greggs refers to the Dixon family as "THE FAMOUS DICKSONS". The family's origin is Scottish from the clan of Dick (Richard) de Keith. Marshall Hervey de Keith who died in 1240, married Margaret, daughter of William Douglas who was the 3rd son of Lord Douglas of Scotland. Their son "Richard de Keith" was head of the lowlands clan. Richard was succedded by his son Thomas Dickson 1247-1307 who was killed on Palm Sunday. Thomas was succeeded by his son Thomas. When King James I transported whole Scottish communities to Ireland, many of the Dicksons left Scotland and became Quakers.

7. Religion: Quaker.


William* married Ann* GREGG, daughter of William* GREGG and Ann* WILKINSON, circa 1690 in New Castle County, Delaware Colony. (Ann* GREGG was born in 1670 in Kings County, Ireland 1074 and died in 1729 in New Castle County, Delaware Colony.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Story, Cir 1690. 1091 William Dixson married about 1690 to Ann Gregg, daughter of William Gregg.

2. Story. (posted at Gregg Family website) Ann Gregg the second child and only daughter of William Gregg, was the second wife of William DIXON 1662-1708.

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