Person:John Dixwell (1)

  • HColonel John Dixwell1607 - 1689
  • WJoanna Unknownest 1640 - aft 1673
m. 3 Nov 1673
  • HColonel John Dixwell1607 - 1689
  • WBathshua How1648 - 1729
m. 23 Oct 1677
  1. Mary Dixwell1679 -
  2. Elder John Dixwell1680/81 - 1725
  3. Elizabeth Dixwell1682 -
Facts and Events
Name[1] Colonel John Dixwell
Alt Name[1][5] James Davids
Gender Male
Birth[1] cal 1607 Folkestone, Kent, England (possibly)
Marriage 3 Nov 1673 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Joanna Unknown
Marriage 23 Oct 1677 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesto Bathshua How
Death[1] 18 Mar 1689 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Reference Number? Q6229525?
Burial[4] Center Church on the Green Churchyard, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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John Dixwell (1607 – 18 March 1689) was an English man who sat in Parliament, fought for the Parliamentary cause in the English Civil War, and was one of the Commissioners who sat in judgement on King Charles I and condemned him to death. At the Restoration he fled to Connecticut where he lived out the rest of his life as John Davids untroubled by the authorities who thought him dead.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 John Dixwell, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   John Dixwell, in Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:55.

    John (Dixwell), New Haven, came in 1664, it is said, after long concealm. in Europe or elsewhere, flying from prosecut. as one of the regicides, but it is suppos. his first quiet resid. was at Hadley, with Goffe and Whalley, under shelter of Rev. John Russell, tho. the length of time is unkn. At New Haven he was call. by hims. and others, James Davids, m. 3 Nov. 1673, I think for sec. w. Joanna, wid. of Benjamin Ling, with wh. (wh. d. in few wks.) he obtain. comfortab. prop. and he m. again 23 Oct. 1677, Bathsheba How, had Mary, b. 9 June 1679; John, 6 Mar. 1681; and Eliz. 14 July 1682, wh. d. young. His wid. d. at Middletown 27 Dec. 1729, aged 83, so that she was 39 yrs. younger than her h. His concealm. was perfect, but his real name was kn. to one or more of the chief peop. and confess. by hims. shortly bef. his d. 18 Mar. 1689 in his 82d yr. His only d. Mary, m. 23 Dec. 1707, John Collins of Middletown. The family was and still is highly respect. in Kent; and in the gr. civ. war, the head of it, Sir Basil, stood and suffer. for the royal cause.

    [Savage 3:616 Additions and Corrections] [Vol. 3] P. 55. l. 12, bef. Bathsheba, ins Bethia or ─ also, aft. How, add, d. of Jeremy,

    [Savage 3:616 Additions and Corrections] [Vol. 3] P. 55. l. 17, for 1689 r. 1690

  3.   Dixwell, in Jacobus, Donald Lines. Families of Ancient New Haven. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1974), 3:544.

    John (Dixwell) b c. 1607. d 18 Mar 1689 æ. 82 (New Haven Vital Records); from Folkstone, Kent, Eng.; "regicide".

  4. John Dixwell, in Find A Grave.
  5. His alias while in hiding after the restoration of Charles II.