All descendants of James & Amelia are invited to gather at Windsor to celebrate 220 years of Rixons in Australia.
20th May 2018, 10am – 4pm
St Matthews Church Parish Centre
James Rixon [Hickson, Reckson] arrived in Sydney aboard the “Barwell” on 18th May 1798, transported on a Life sentence after stealing 9 guineas from William Webster of Ilkeston in Derbyshire. James is buried in St Matthews Church Cemetery in an unknown location. A headstone was put in place for him in April 2016.
Amelia Goodwin was 29 when she was sentenced to 7 years for stealing many clothing and household items. She arrived in Sydney on the “Speedy” on 16th April 1800. Amelia is buried at St Peters, Campbelltown.
They had 5 sons William – b.1802, Benjamin & James – b.1806, [3rd triplet did not survive] Thomas – b.1808 and Henry John – b.1810 had 58 children – the start of the ever growing Rixon Forest.
The day will begin with morning tea in the Parish Hall where there will be tables available to display any historical information, albums, photos etc you may like to bring.
Time will be available for anyone to talk about their family or make a presentation.
Your picnic lunch can be enjoyed in the Parish Hall or in McQuade Park [opposite the Church].
Reminiscences over afternoon tea from 2pm will conclude the day.
If you are interested in either attending or having your name on the mailing list, please reply ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org or
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