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Wife: Sarah Bonnett Brooker
Born: ABT 1816 in Ashley, Cambridgeshire Census: 1851 in Church Street, Trumpington (see note 1) Occupation: 1851 Schoolmistress Died: 1890 in Australia 1,2 Father: Mother:
Husband: Stephen Chancellor Dixon Married: 1841 in Cambridge 3 (see note 2)
Born: 1816 in Kent Census: 1851 in Church Street, Trumpington (see note 3) Occupation: 1851 Schoolmaster Occupation: 1854 - 1858 Master of St Paul' School, Cambridge Emigrated: 1859 to Australia (see note 4) Died: 1891 in Australia 1,2 Father: Mother: Notes
F Child 1: Sarah Brooker Dixon Born: 1842 in Cambridge 3 (see note 5) Census: 1851 in Church Street, Trumpington (see note 6) Died: 1875 in Australia 4
M Child 2: William Bonnett Dixon Born: 1844 in Cambridge 3 (see note 7) Census: 1851 in Church Street, Trumpington (see note 8) Died: 1930 in New Zealand 4
F Child 3: Fanny Dixon Born: 1849 in Cambridge 3 (see note 9) Census: 1851 in Church Street, Trumpington (see note 10) Died: 1939 in Australia 4
Sources: (1) Trove (Australia) website. (2) Find My Past (Australia) website. (3) FreeBMD website. (4) Linley Family History website.
Event Notes Note (1) Sarah Brooker Dixson, age 34 born Ashley. Schoolmistress, with husband Stephen Chancellor Dixson and children Note (2) Mar 1841 Cambridge 14 11 bride indexed as Sarah Bonnett Brooke Note (3) Age 35, born Margate. Schoolmaster, with wife Sarah Brooker Dixson (sic) and children Note (4) From Knowing Women: Origins of Women's Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia, by Marjorie R. Theobald (at https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=qfk4AAAAIAAJ&pg=PA132&lp g=PA132&dq=stephen+chancellor+dixon+victoria&source=bl&ots=C pB03tZI1S&sig=6XoZmIM7yX_HcTfv-1Cc8wZICHk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ah UKEwiFg6bkp_XKAhVJchQKHdtFAI4Q6AEIHzAA#v=onepage&q=stephen%2 0chancellor%20dixon%20victoria&f=false): In 1857 the Denominational School Board collaborated with the Church of England to transform the St James' Church of England School in William Street (Melbourne) into a training school ostensibly open to all denominations. The St James' and St Paul's Training Institution, as it came to be known, moved to South Yarra in 1867. In 1859, the Board appointed Stephen Chancellor Dixon from England as superintendent at a salary of 500 per annum. Note (5) Mar 1842 Cambridge 14 19 Note (6) Age 9, born Cambridge, with family Note (7) Sep 1844 Cambridge 14 19 indexed as William Bennett Dixon Note (8) Age 7, born Cambridge, with family Note (9) Mar 1849 Cambridge 14 23 Note (10) Age 2, born Cambridge, with family Copyright Trumpington Local History Group 2022 Email TLHG Return to TLHG introduction page Name Index