The Dixson Family

Ann Hulke Dixson

Baptism: 19 November 1834, in Deal, Kent, England

Father: John East Dixson

Mother: Ann (Hulke) Dixson

Burial: 19 June 1835, in Deal, Kent, England


John East Dixson

Birth: 1804, in Walmer, Kent, England

Baptism: 1 November 1804, in Walmer, Kent, England

Father: Thomas Dixson

Mother: Easter (Mourilyan) Dixson

Ann Hulke  on 10 June 1830, in Deal, Kent, England

Children: Occupation: Surgeon.
John, along with his brothers-in-law William Hulke and Benjamin Hulke, are listed as "Bankers, Dealers and Chapmen" when they were declared bankrupt on 1 December 1840 (London Gazette 26 January 1841 p233). The Will of Valentine Edwards Clayson lists John as a surgeon in 1844, and on 11 October 1849 the London Gazette recorded the dissolution of the "Partnership between the undersigned John East Dixson and James Seymour Leeson, in the business or profession of Surgeons and Apothecaries, at Deal, in the county of Kent, and elsewhere, under the firm of Dixson and Leeson" and that the business would be carried on solely by James Leeson (London Gazette 16 October 1849 p3103). The 1851 census lists John as "Member Of R C S L & Licentiale" and the 1881 census records John as "Surgeon Not In Practice M.R.C.S & L.S.A"

Death: 2 August 1890, at Cragmore, Wye, Kent, England, aged 85
The Lancet 9 August 1890 p323
DIXSON.—On Aug 2nd, at Cragmore, Wye, Kent, John East Dixson, M.R.C.S., formerly of Deal, in his 86th year.

Burial: 6 August 1890, in Wye, Kent, England

Census & Addresses:
1841: Beach Street, Deal, Kent
1844: 130 Beach Street, Deal   (Will of Valentine Edwards Clayson)
1851: Church Street, Wye, Kent
1871: Wye, Kent
1881: Church St, Wye, Kent
1890: Cragmore, Church Street, Wye, Kent   (The Lancet 9 August 1890 p323). Cragmore is now a Grade II listed building.


John Hulke Dixson

Birth: 1840, in Deal, Kent, England

Baptism: 15 January 1840, in Deal, Kent, England

Father: John East Dixson

Mother: Ann (Hulke) Dixson

Education: Trinity College, Dublin, graduating B.A. in 1866, and M.A. in 1869. He was granted an ad eundem M.A. from Cambridge in 1870.

Married: Clara Farmer on 1 August 1877, in Leeds, Kent, England
John Hulke Dixson is recorded as single, the son of John East Dixson. Clara Farmer is recorded as single, the daughter of William Farmer.
London Standard 8 August 1877 p13
Aug. 1, at St. Nicholas’, Leeds, Kent, JOHN HULKE DIXSON, M.A., Vicar of Wye, Kent, to CLARA, fourth daughter of WILLIAM FARMER, Esq., of Battle Hall, Leeds.

Clara was born in 1851, in Leeds, Kent, and baptised on 1 June 1851, in Leeds, the daughter of William Farmer and Mary Ann Betts. She died on 8 January 1887 at Wye vicarage, Kent, aged 35, and was buried on 13 January 1887, in Wye, Kent. Clara presumably died as a result of complications from the birth of her fifth child, born two days before her death.
The Guardian 12 January 1887 p12
DIXSON.—Jan. 8, 1887, Wye Vicarage, Kent, Clara, the dearly loved wife of the Rev. John Hulke Dixson, aged 35 years.
1861: Leeds, Kent: Clara Farmer, daughter, is aged 9, born in Leeds, Kent
1871: Eastchurch, Kent
1881: Bridge St Vicarage, Wye, Kent

Children: Occupation: Clergyman
It appears that John initially planned a career in the civil service. He was certified as a clerk in the Customs Department on February 13, 1857 (Reports from Commissioners 1858 p89), but later decided to attend university in Dublin, and enter the priesthood. John was ordained deacon in 1866, and priest in 1867, by the Archbishop of Canterbury. He served as curate of Hythe, Kent in 1867 until 1870, and was also chaplain of the Elham Union workhouse, the workhouse built in Etchinghill to house the poor of the fifteen parishes of the Elham Union, from 1868 until 1870. John was curate at Marden, Kent, from 1870 until 1871, when he was appointed to Chartham, Kent where he was curate until 1873, then moving to Leeds, Kent. By 1881, John was Vicar of Wye, Kent, and in 1896 he became vicar of Codicote, Hertfordshire.
Crockford's Clerical Directory 1874 p244
DIXSON, John Hulke, Leeds, Maidstone.—T.C.D.; B.A. 1866, M.A. 1869, ad eund. Cam. 1870; d 1867, p 1868 by Abp of Cant. C of Leeds w Broomfield, Dio. Cant. 1873. Formerly C. of Hythe, Kent. 1867-70; Chap. of the Elham Union 1868-70; C. of Marden, Kent, 1870-71; Chartham 1871-73; Hon. Sec. to various Church Societies. Author, Home Missions of the Church of England and Ireland; Paper read before the Dublin University Prayer Union, 1866; Christmas Greeting to Sunday Scholars, etc.

Death: 7 April 1919, in Deal, Kent, England, aged 80

Census & Addresses:
1841: Beach Street, Deal, Kent
1851: Church Street, Wye, Kent
1871: St Mildred, Kent: John H. Dixson, boarder, is aged 31, born in Seal, Kent
1881: Bridge St Vicarage, Wye, Kent
1901: High Street, Codicote, Hertfordshire
1911: Deal, Kent: John Hulke Dixson is aged 71, born in Deal,  Kent
1919: Calverly, Stanley-road, Deal, Kent   (The Dublin University Calendar vol 2 p51)


William Thomas Dixson

Birth: 1833, in Deal, Kent, England

Baptism: 29 March 1833, in Deal, Kent, England

Father: John East Dixson

Mother: Ann (Hulke) Dixson

Occupation: Paymaster in the Royal Navy
William was made assistant paymaster on 27 February 1854, and joined the Harpy, a flag ship in Constantinople, as clerk to the secretary, in January 1855 (Navy List 20 December 1855 p155), then transferred to the Cressy, stationed in the Mediterranean, as assistant paymaster on 8 September 1856 (Navy List 20 September 1856 p146). William was promoted to paymaster on 16 July 1859, and on 31 December 1859 he joined the Excellent, a gunnery ship out of Portsmouth, being carried as an additional (Navy List 20 March 1860 p156). On 2 August 1862, William joined the Severn, stationed in the East Indies (Navy List 20 December 1862 p197), and appointed Secretary on the Severn on 1 March 1863 (Navy List 20 December 1863 p202). By 1865, William was unemployed (Navy List 20 December 1865 p61) and he was placed on the retired list on 13 June 1871 (London Gazette 1 December 1871 p5436), but he was promoted to Fleet Paymaster (retired) on 17 February 1886 (Navy List 20 March 1891 p482).

Death: 20 February 1897, in Deal, Kent, England, aged 63
London Standard 25 February 1897 p1
DIXSON Feb 20, at Deal, William Thomas Dixson, Fleet Paymaster, R.N., eldest son of John East Dixson, late of Wye, Kent, aged 64 years

1861: British Ships in Home Ports: W J Dixson is aged 27, born in Deal, Kent
1871: Wye, Kent
1881: Church Street, Wye, Kent

Return to Chris Gosnell's Home Page
Return to Chris Gosnell's Genealogy Page

If you have any comments, additions or modifications to the information on this page, please feel free to email me.
Created and maintained by: