Frederick Horatio Dixon
listed as a publican in the 1828 Census. He was granted a publican's
license for the Crown Inn in King Street Newcastle in 1830 - 1832. (2)
Frederick Dixon arrived free on the Larkins in
1817. He was granted land at Richmond. When he was convicted of
a colonial crime, possibly perjury, in 1820 his grant was forfeited and
he was sentenced to two years at Newcastle penal settlement. He arrived
at Newcastle on the Elizabeth Henrietta in January 1820. (1)
By 1822 he was employed at Newcastle as the Clerk to
Government Meter of Coals & Cedar, and Superintendent of
Government Cattle & sheep, and by 1824 as Clerk to the Commandant and
Principal Superintendent of Convicts and public works. He was replaced
as Principal Superintendent of Convicts by
Duncan Forbes Mackay
Frederick Dixon died on 23 January 1839 at Maitland
age 46 leaving his wife Jane (nee Eckford) and five children.
Jane Eckford was the daughter of
William and Mary Eckford.
She was one of the first pupils to attend school in Newcastle in 1816.
She died at Werries Creek on 10th April 1875.
(1) Colonial Secretary's Correspondence
(NRS 937) Copies of letters sent within the Colony, 1814-1825 Item:
4/3501 Page: 197
(2) Certificates for publicansí
licences, 1853-1861. NRS 14403, reels 5063-5066, 1236-1242. State
Records Authority of New South Wales, Kingswood, New South Wales,