expbul1a.gif (699 bytes) Ambrose Dixon

born:   1628 in London, Middlesex, England
died:  12 April 1687 in Annamessex, Somerset County, Maryland

Occupation:  Caulker of boats, planter

In 1651 Ambrose Dixon joined Edmund Scarburgh and several others in riding against the Indians in defiance of the law. A Court Order of 10 May 1651 says: "Whereas Mr Edmund Scarburgh, Mr Thomas Johnson, Mr Richard Vaughan, Captain John Dollinge, John Robinson, Toby Norton, Richard Baily,Ambrose Dixon, Richard Hill, Jenkin Price And divers others Inhabitants and free men in the Upper parte of the parish in the Countie of Northampton Did in a Hostile manner (contrary to the knowne Lawes of Virginia And the League made with the Indians) upon the 28th day of Aprill last past Rayse a partie of men to the number of fiftie persons with Armes and ammunicon And upon the aforesaid daie marched amonge the Indians with a Resolucon to take or kill the Queene of Pocamoke, shott att Indians, slashed and cut [can't read], Took Indyans prisoner, And bound one of them with a Chayne, which said Accons caused the Indyans To Invade the Countie, to the great danger of our Lives and Estate, It is therefore ordered That the Sherriff shall forthwith Arrest the Bodies of all the abovesaid parties And such other (upon inquiry) as hee shall have notice of (which went out against the indyans upon their Designe) To the Number of 50 persons and that hee keepe them in his custodie untill they enter into bonds to make their personal appearance at James Citty to answer the premisses before the Governor and Council upon th XXIth day of this Instant Moneth (att the suite of our Sovereign King)".
He immigrated into Somerset County, Maryland on 4 January 1663 from Accomack County, Virginia with wife Mary; son Thomas; daughters Elizabeth, Mary and Sarah. On 4 January 1666 he was appointed Surveyor for Highways. 3 March 1671 was elected a delegate to Maryland Assembly but he never attended.

Maryland Calendar of Wills: Volume 2 VOLUME II.
Dixon, Ambrose, Somerset Co., 7th Apr., 1686;
10th Apr., 1688. To dau. Elisa:, wife of Robert Dukes, grandson Thomas, son of Henry Potter, at majority, son-in-law Edmond Beauchamp, wife's son, Henry Pedington, and to Eliza:, wife of George Willson, and to James Brown, personalty. Wife Mary, extx. and residuary legatee of estate during widowhood. To sons-in-law, Thomas Dixon, Thomas Cottingham, Edmond Beauchamp, Robert Dukes, and their hrs., estate afsd. at marriage or death of sd. wife. Any son-in-law who shall disturb the extx. afsd, shall lose his interest in the estate. Test: Stephen Horsy, Sam'l Horsy, Jno. Atkins. 6. 22.

Father:  William Dixon
Mother: Katherine Berkeley

Spouse:  Mary Wilson

Children:
1.  Sarah Dixon
2.  Mary Dixon (m. Thomas Cottingham)
3.  Elisa Dixon (m. Robert Dukes)