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1820 Settlers - Dixon's Party

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Dixon's Party

1820 Settlers

Main reference The Settler Handbook by MD Nash

See also eGGSA - The 1820 Settler Correspondence

Additional information from South African Settlers

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Party Details

  • Leader John Dixon
  • Number 48
  • Area Party originated from London
  • Area Allocated to the Party Waaiplaats on the kaffir Kraal River.
  • 1820 Settler Ship


  • Dates
  • Departure London, 13 December 1819
  • Arrival Table Bay, Cape Town - 29 March 1820
  • Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth - 15 April 1920

(Other parties on this voyage - Damant, Howard, Morgan)

M.D. Nash 1987 - Settler Handbook

"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".

Members of Dixon's Party

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James Carney 28. Saddler.

Wife Elizabeth Leacher 29.

  • Child :

Joseph Daniels, 36. Smith and naval pensioner.

Wife Elizabeth 35.

Child Richard 7.

John Henry Dixon 32, Joiner and cabinetmaker. (John later married secondly Judith Boardman of Willson's Party.)

Wife Margaret Waldon 36.

Children :

Henry Fuller 25, Carpenter.

Wife Susannah Parrott 23. Children

Robert Henman, 34. Carpenter.

Wife. Mary Ann 36. Children

  • Mary Ann Henman 7
  • Elizabeth Henman 2
  • Sarah Eliza Henman (born at sea).

George Marsden 40, Carpenter and wheelwright.

Wife. Elizabeth 34.

Jesse Paxton (39), Packer,

Wife Sarah Froy (39)


James Vice 24, Butcher.

Wife Sophia Howard 30. Children :

John Vice 30. Gardener.

Wife. Elizabeth Dark 28.


Richard Webb, 29. Mason.

Wife Elizabeth Ann Cottington 22. Children

  • Richard 3,
  • Edward 2.

John Wyatt, 31. Wheelwright.

Wife Jane 34.

  • 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). to
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