'Dixwell1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Dixwell of Brome, Dixwell of Churchover, Dixwell of Coton

                               
According to BEB1841, "This family was originally of Dixwell Hall, and lords of the manor of Dixwell, in the county of Hertford".
William Dixwell of Tengreth, Bedfordshire
m. Margaret Sampson (dau of Adam Sampson of Coton)
1. William Dixwell of Coton or Cotton, Warwickshire
  m. Anne Mitchel (dau (sb sister?) & heir of Henry Mitchel or Michell of Dodford)
A. John Dixwell of Coton
  m. Mary Grey (dau of Humphrey Grey of Enville (Withbroke?))
  i. William Dixwell of Coton & Churchover (a 1563)
  m. Elizabeth Knight (dau of John Knight of Brookehoult or Broxholme (and/or Muscott))
  a. Humphrey Dixwell of Churchover ,Warwickshire
  m. Anna Loe of Northamptonshire
  (1) Mary Dixwell
  m. Robert Price of Washingley
  (2) Elizabeth Dixwell
  m. Sampson Erdeswick of Sandon
  (3) Anna Dixwell
  m. Edward Broughton
b. Charles Dixwell of Coton (d 1591)
  m. Abigail Herdson (d 1635, dau of Henry Herdson of Stourton, alderman of London)
  (1) William Dixwell of Coton (b c1573, a 1619)
  m. Elizabeth Brent (dau of Roger Brent of Pillerton)
  (A) Charles Dixwell (b c1596)
  Visitation ends with this generation. BEB1841 (Dixwell of Coton Hall) provides the following but jumps from the above William (father of Charles) to his grandson Brent. It is a presumption that it was the eldest son Charles (rather than one of his brothers) who was father of ...
  (i) Brent Dixwell of Coton Hall (d 10.06.1690)
  m. Anne Sandys (dau of John Sandys of Loveline)
  (a) Sir William Dixwell, Sheriff of Warwickshire, Bart of Coton Hall (d 14.01.1757)
  m. (1712) Mary Cave (dsp 11.02.1712/3, dau of Sir Roger Cave, Bart of Stanford by Mary Bromley)
  (b)+ other issue - John (b 1688-9, d 27.03.1701), Elizabeth
  (B)+ other issue (a 1619) - Brent (b c1600), William (b 1609), Abibail (b c1599), Katherine (b c1604), Elizabeth (b c1606)
  (2) Edward Dixwell
  m. Mary Hawksworth or Haukesworth
  (A) Jacob Dixwell (b c1606, a 1619, dspm by 1641?)
  (B) Mark or Maurice Dixwell of Brome
BEB1841 suggests that Mark, nephew and successor of Sir Basil, was son of William but various web sites report that he was son of Edward. He is not mentioned by Visitation. However, CountyGen (Kent, Berry, p469), supported by TCVB (vol 3, 'Dixwell of Bromehouse', p44), confirms that Maurice, son of Edward by Mary Hawksworth, was father of Sir Basil by ...
  m. Elizabeth Read (dau of Matthew Read of Folkstone, sister/heir of William of Folkestone, m2. Sir Henry Oxenden, Bart)
  (i) Sir Basil Dixwell of Bromehouse (in Barham), 1st Bart of Brome (b 22.06.1640, d 07.05.1668)
  m. Dorothy Peyton (dau of Sir Thomas Peyton, Bart of Knowlton)
  (a) Sir Basil Dixwell, 2nd Bart of Brome, Governor of Dover Castle (b 11.12.1665, dsp 25.03.1750)
  m1. Dorothy Temple (d c1718, dau of Sir John Temple, Bart of East Sheen)
  m2. (25.04.1720) Catherine Longueville (dau of William Longueville, son of Sir Thomas of Bradwell Abbey)
  (b) Elizabeth Dixwell
  m. (by 1690) George Oxenden (d 21.02.1702, Master of Trinity Hall)
  (ii) Bennett Dixwell probably of this generation
  m. Sir Thomas Diggs, Bart of Chilham Castle (dsp 1666)
  (C) John Dixwell, Governor of Dover Castle, later in New Haven, Connecticut (b c1607, d 03.1689, MP)
  Not mentioned by either BEB1841 or Visitation, it is thought that John, identified on various web sites as one of those who was a signatory of the death warrant of King Charles I, fits here in the family tree.
  m. (1677) Bathsheba How
  (i)+ 1 son and 2 daughters
  (3) Humphrey Dixwell of Watford
  (4) Sir Basil Dixwell, Bart of Terlingham then Brome (Kent), Sheriff of Kent (b 27.12.1585, d unm 28.12.1642)
  (5) Barbara Dixwell
  m. John Brent of Pillarton
  c. Thomas Dixwell
  (1) John Dixwell
  d. Benedict Dixwell
  (1) Elizabeth Dixwell
  e. Francis Dixwell (7th son)
  (1) John Dixwell
  f. Margaret Dixwell
  m. _ Watson of Lidington
  g. Elizabeth Dixwell
  m. William Digby of Welby
  h. Margery Dixwell
  m. John Dixwell of Warwickshire
  i. Susanna Dixwell
  m. Richard Burnaby of Watford
  j.+ other issue - Erasmus, Fawstin

Main source(s): BEB1841 (Dixwell of Brome), Visitation (Warwickshire, 1619, Dixwell)
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