The Rev. Henry Augustus Dixon (324) | Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

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The Rev. Henry Augustus Dixon (324)
28/07/1810 –11/02/1866

The Rev. Henry Augustus Dixon (324)

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Plot 324 The Rev. Henry Augustus Dixon M.A. (1810-1886)

Henry was born 28 July 1810, the son of Thomas Dixon, gentleman, of Webb Square, St Leonard, Shoreditch, and his wife Amelia. He was baptised aged 4 at the same time as his one year old sister Amelia.

He married Elizabeth although her maiden name and date of the marriage have not been identified.

On 24 September 1841 their daughter Elizabeth Augusta was baptised at Old St Pancras church. Henry was described as “gent” and they were living in Clarendon Square.

Henry matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford 11 November 1841 aged 30 – rather mature student.

On June 28 1843 their son Frederick Augustus was baptised at St Leonard’s, Shoreditch. The family were living in Hoxton Square and Henry was described as “student at Oxford”.

It would seem that Henry then attended St Bee’s Theological College in Cumberland, the first independent theological college to be established for the training of Church of England ordinands. It was founded in 1816.

31 July 1846 Louisa Mary Annie Dixon, Henry and Elizabeth’s third child, was baptised in Milton near Gravesend.

Tragedy was to strike the family and The Liverpool Standard for 15 February 1848 carried the full story.

On 30th January 1848 Elizabeth, aged 30, died. She was “the beloved wife of Henry Augustus Dixon, Esq., late student of St Bee’s College, Cumberland. On the Friday preceding her death, she safely arrived at Ipswich, after a journey of about 400 miles, from Wigton in Cumberland, where she had previously been staying on a visit, at the residence of the Rev. W.M. Schnibben. On the Sunday morning following her arrival, she was prematurely delivered of a still-born daughter and survived only a few hours. Mr Dixon was just about entering upon his curacy with the Rev. W. Woodhouse, M.A., the Rector of St. Clement, Ipswich. The melancholy event has excited deep and universal sympathy.”

Elizabeth was buried at St Clement’s 4 February.

In 1851 Henry was recorded living in Lambeth, apparently as a lodger. He was described as “Clergyman at St Mary’s Lambeth”.

The children were not with him and the three of them, aged 9, 7 and 4, were lodgers with Miss Elizabeth Fennings, a governess, in Ipswich. It does not seem that they ever lived with him again. Elizabeth became a governess, Frederick emigrated to Canada and Louisa, who never married, became a school teacher in Lancashire.

The 1868 Crockford’s Clerical Directory has an entry for Henry as curate of St John’s, Waterloo Road, Lambeth.

In 1871, now aged 61, Henry was a lodger at the home of James Halsey, a master carpenter, in the High Street, Berkhamsted. He is described as “Clerk in Holy orders”.

Henry married Jane Whateley (née Salter) on April 6 1872 at St John’s Isleworth. Jane was the widow of surgeon Thomas Whateley and owned Edgerton House. They were living there with one servant in 1881.

Henry died 11 February 1886 at Edgerton House aged 75.

Jane (who died 1894), and her first husband Thomas Whateley, lie in Plot 256.

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Plot 324 The Rev. Henry Augustus Dixon M.A. (1810-1886)

Henry was born 28 July 1810, the son of Thomas Dixon, gentleman, of Webb Square, St Leonard, Shoreditch, and his wife Amelia. He was baptised aged 4 at the same time as his one year old sister Amelia.

He married Elizabeth although her maiden name and date of the marriage have not been identified.

On 24 September 1841 their daughter Elizabeth Augusta was baptised at Old St Pancras church. Henry was described as “gent” and they were living in Clarendon Square.

Henry matriculated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford 11 November 1841 aged 30 – rather mature student.

On June 28 1843 their son Frederick Augustus was baptised at St Leonard’s, Shoreditch. The family were living in Hoxton Square and Henry was described as “student at Oxford”.

It would seem that Henry then attended St Bee’s Theological College in Cumberland, the first independent theological college to be established for the training of Church of England ordinands. It was founded in 1816.

31 July 1846 Louisa Mary Annie Dixon, Henry and Elizabeth’s third child, was baptised in Milton near Gravesend.

Tragedy was to strike the family and The Liverpool Standard for 15 February 1848 carried the full story.

On 30th January 1848 Elizabeth, aged 30, died. She was “the beloved wife of Henry Augustus Dixon, Esq., late student of St Bee’s College, Cumberland. On the Friday preceding her death, she safely arrived at Ipswich, after a journey of about 400 miles, from Wigton in Cumberland, where she had previously been staying on a visit, at the residence of the Rev. W.M. Schnibben. On the Sunday morning following her arrival, she was prematurely delivered of a still-born daughter and survived only a few hours. Mr Dixon was just about entering upon his curacy with the Rev. W. Woodhouse, M.A., the Rector of St. Clement, Ipswich. The melancholy event has excited deep and universal sympathy.”

Elizabeth was buried at St Clement’s 4 February.

In 1851 Henry was recorded living in Lambeth, apparently as a lodger. He was described as “Clergyman at St Mary’s Lambeth”.

The children were not with him and the three of them, aged 9, 7 and 4, were lodgers with Miss Elizabeth Fennings, a governess, in Ipswich. It does not seem that they ever lived with him again. Elizabeth became a governess, Frederick emigrated to Canada and Louisa, who never married, became a school teacher in Lancashire.

The 1868 Crockford’s Clerical Directory has an entry for Henry as curate of St John’s, Waterloo Road, Lambeth.

In 1871, now aged 61, Henry was a lodger at the home of James Halsey, a master carpenter, in the High Street, Berkhamsted. He is described as “Clerk in Holy orders”.

Henry married Jane Whateley (née Salter) on April 6 1872 at St John’s Isleworth. Jane was the widow of surgeon Thomas Whateley and owned Edgerton House. They were living there with one servant in 1881.

Henry died 11 February 1886 at Edgerton House aged 75.

Jane (who died 1894), and her first husband Thomas Whateley, lie in Plot 256.

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