MARK DIXON (1859-1942)




Birth certificate


When and where born:

Twenty eighth June 1859

Lower Wortley

Name, if any:†††††††




Name and surname of father:

James Dixon

Name, surname and maiden surname of mother:

Sarah Dixon, formerly Pearson

Occupation of father:

Coal Miner

Signature, description and residence of informant:

X the mark of Sarah Dixon


Lower Wortley

When registered:

Thirtieth June 1859


Marriage certificate


Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Wortley-de-Leeds in the County of York.

When married:

August 29th 1881

Name and surname:

Mark Dixon††††††††††††††††† Polly Baldwin


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Bachelor††††††††††††††††††† Spinster

Rank or profession:


Residence at the time of marriage:

Lower Wortley†††††††††††††† Lower Wortley

Fatherís name and surname:

James Dixon†††††††††††††††† Samuel Baldwin

Rank or profession of father:

Miner†††††††††††††††††††††† Cloth dresser


Witnesses: Tom Dixon, Elizabeth Ellen Maudaby


Death certificate


Death in the Sub-district of Leeds South in the County Borough of Leeds.

When and where died:

Fourteenth December 1942

41A Tong Road UD

Name and surname:

Mark Dixon




83 years


Butcher (retired)

Cause of death:

I(a) Carcinoma of Tongue

II Cachexia

Certified by J A Kelly MB

Signature, description and residence of informant:

A Dixon


In attendance

4 Rosemount Terrace


When registered:

Fourteenth December 1942






-of me-


MARK DIXON of 41a Tong Road Wortley in the City of Leeds Gentleman.


1. I APPOINT my son Albert Dixon my grandson Mark Dixon and my friend William Bateson of Leeds aforesaid Solicitor (hereinafter called "my Trustees") to be the Executors and Trustees of this my Will.


2. I GIVE all my plate linen china glass books pictures furniture and other household effects unto my son the said Albert Dixon absolutely.


3. I GIVE the following pecuniary legacies free from legacy duty namely:-

TO my sister Sarah Norwood the sum of two hundred pounds.

TO Annie Dixon the widow of my late son William Roberts Dixon the sum of one hundred pounds.

TO my late wife's sister Emma Lofthouse provided that she shall be living at the date of my death the sum of one hundred pounds.

TO Clarence Shaw Thornton Howe the sum of fifty pounds.

TO the said William Bateson the sum of fifty pounds.

TO Nellie Dixon the widow of my late son James Dixon the sum of one hundred pounds.

TO my friend James Heslop of 14 Fearnley Street Wortley aforesaid the sum of twenty five pounds.


4. I GIVE one thousand two hundred ordinary shares of one pound each in the company known as The Leeds Consumers Ice and Cold Storage Company Limited to my said son Albert Dixon absolutely and three hundred of such shares in the same company to the said Clarence Shaw Thornton Howe

absolutely both such gifts to be free from legacy duty.


5. I GIVE DEVISE BEQUEATH AND APPOINT all the rest residue and remainder of my estate both real and personal unto my Trustees UPON TRUST to sell call in and convert into money the same or such part thereof as shall not consist of money and with and out of the moneys produced by such sale calling in and conversion and with and out of my ready money to pay the before mentioned legacies my funeral and testamentary expenses and debts all death duties and the costs of proving this my will and the expenses incidental to the realisation of my estate AND shall stand possessed of the clear residue thereof UPON TRUST to divide the same into two equal parts or shares AND as to one of such equal parts or shares I GIVE the same to my son Albert Dixon absolutely AND as to the other of such equal parts or shares I GIVE the same to my grandson the said Mark Dixon and my granddaughter Doris Davies absolutely and in equal shares.


6. PROVIDED ALWAYS that if any or either of them my said son Albert Dixon and my said grandson and granddaughter the said Mark Dixon and Doris Davies shall die in my lifetime leaving issue who shall attain the age of twenty one years then and in such case such issue shall take and if more than one equally between them the share which his her or their parent would have taken if such parent had survived me.


7. I DECLARE that my Trustees may postpone the sale calling in and conversion of any part of my real and personal estate for so long as they shall think fit and that the rents profits and income to accrue from and after my decease of and from such part of my estate as shall for the time being remain unsold and unconverted shall after payment thereout of all incidental expenses and outgoings be paid and applied to the person or persons and in the manner to whom and in which the income of the proceeds of such sale and conversion would for the time being be payable or applicable under this my Will if such sale and conversion had been actually made.


8. AND IT IS MY DESIRE that the said William Bateson who is my solicitor shall continue to act as such in all matters relating to my property and affairs and shall make the usual professional charge AND I DIRECT that he shall notwithstanding his acceptance of the office of Trustee and Executor of this my Will and acting in the execution thereof be entitled to make the same professional charges and to receive the same pecuniary emoluments and remuneration for all business done by him and all attendances time and trouble given or bestowed by him in or about the execution of the trusts and powers of my Will or the management and administration of my trust estate both real and personal as if he had not been a Trustee or Executor but had been employed by my Trustees as their Solicitor and he shall be entitled to retain out of my trust/estate or be allowed by and to receive from his Co-Trustees out of the same estate the full amount of such charge anyrule of equity to the contrary notwithstanding.


AND LASTLY it is my wish and desire that my remains shall be cremated.


IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 5th day of November

One thousand nine hundred and forty two.




SIGNED by the said Mark Dixon the Testator as and for his last Will in

the presence of us both being present at the same time who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto

subscribed our names as witnesses.


John Anthony Kelly††††††††††† Marjorie Dove,

97 Armley Ridge Road,†††††††† Cashier with Wm.Bateson & Co.

LEEDS.12.†††††††††††††††††††† Solicitors,

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 28, Park Square,

Medical Practitioner††††††††† LEEDS.1