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Andrew Dixon


ARRIVAL IN THE COLONY

Andrew Dickson
(Dixon) was granted permission to proceed to New South Wales with the intention of establishing himself as a nurseryman and florist. He arrived on the Skelton via Rio de Janiero and Hobart in 1823. [1]


Arrival of the Skelton in Hobart December 1822Hobart Town Gazette 28 December 1822, Skelton to Van Diemenís Land.


LAND GRANT

Andrew Dixon was granted 1600 acres on recommendations from Lord Bathurst and was to be allowed to select a suitable allotment of ground for his professional pursuits...........

Sir Thomas Brisbane
Sir,
I am directed by Lord Bathurst to acquaint you that he has granted permission to Mr. Andrew Dickson who has been strongly recommended to His Lordship to proceed to New South Wales with the intention of establishing himself as a nurseryman and florist and I am to desire that you will allow him to select a suitable allotment of ground for his professional pursuits as near the Town of Sydney as circumstances will admit in addition to the usual grant of land to be made to him as a settler.

I have the honor to be your most obedient and humble servant E. Wilmot
(2)

James Adair John Boughton Edward Collison Close - Green Hills George Cobb Edward Gostsyck Cory Gilbert Cory John Cory william cummings Andrew Dixon Robert Corum Dillon Leslie Duguid William Dun William Evans George Frankland William Hicks Beresford Hudson William Innes Richard Jones James Kelly Andrew Lang - Dunmore Robert Lethbridge Alexander Livingstone James McClymont Thomas McDougall George Muir Find out more about Maitland Timothy Nowlan Henry Dixon Owen - Aberglasslyn Richard Pritchett James Phillips James Read (Reid) George Shaw Rutherford Walter Scott Gentleman John Smith John Galt Smith Hugh Torrance John Tucker Susannah Matilda Ward Susannah Matilda Ward William Charles Wentworth John Wighton Gorge Williams Caleb and Felix Wilson Marie Steamer at Paterson



ARRIVAL IN THE HUNTER REGION

Andrew Dickson first came to the Hunter Region in the sloop Elizabeth in March 1823 with five convict servants and other free settlers Duncan and Peter Sinclair and John Brown and their assigned servants.


ASSIGNED CONVICT SERVANTS

Convict servants assigned to Andrew Dickson who made the voyage on this day were

Thomas Jones per John Barry,

John Bradfield per Isabella,

Michael Quinlan per Guildford,

Marmaduke Burrows per Grenada and

Anthony Morrison per Martha.

Select here to find other convicts who were assigned to Andrew Dickson.

Map showing the location of Andrew Dixon's land

REFERENCES

[1] Hobart Town Gazette 28 December 1822

[2] Colonial Secretary's Correspondence, Reel 6021; 4/1094 p.333