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Die Dixons van Namakwaland

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A history of the family of Benjamin Dixon (1799-1866) and Lodivia Maria Manifold (1908-1900) who were born in Ireland, emigrated to the Cape Colony in the 1840s, and became traders in Damaraland and Great and Little Namaqualand (now parts of Namibia and of the Northern Cape province of South Africa). It includes "Mrs Lathams's Diary", the reminiscences of their eldest daug...more
Paperback, 121 pages
Published September 2012 by Genealogical Society of South Africa
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Stephen Hayes
A couple of weeks ago I wrote in a blog post Gunning for the Dixons about some of the problems of locating the Dixon family in what is now Namibia.

We were interested because some members of my wife's family had married into a Dixon family (as described in the blog post in the link above) and they also appeared to be business partners of the Dixon family, but most of the records we had found were confusing and it was possible that there was more than one Dixon family. We made contact with the au...more
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