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1          GEORGE DIXON, planter,[1] was born ca 1783.[2] George and SARAH WHEELER had the following illegitimate child:[3]


                            2 i               GEORGE DIXON (1815-1861); m MARY WILSON.


2          GEORGE DIXON of Keswick, Cumberland, stationer, printer and bookseller, was born on 28 March 1815 in Jamaica[4] and died on 15 November 1861 at Keswick.[5] He married on 16 April 1838 at Crosthwaite, Cumberland, MARY WILSON,[6] daughter of Isaac and Mary (Wilson) Wilson (see here). Mary was born at Keswick and baptised on 5 February 1816 at Crosthwaite.


                            Children of George and Mary (Wilson) Dixon:

                                i               THOMAS GEORGE DIXON, b Keswick, bap 28 Feb 1839, Crosthwaite,[7] d 27 Nov 1858, Keswick.[8]

                            3 ii             EDWARD WILSON DIXON (1842-1929); m MARGARET McNEIL.


3          EDWARD WILSON DIXON of Wavertree, Lancashire, school master and manager in a galvanizing works, was born on 9 June 1842 at Keswick[9] and died on 19 February 1929 at Leeds.[10] He married on 24 December 1864 at Ireby, Cumberland, MARGARET McNEIL,[11] daughter of John and Hannah (Sewell) McNeil (see here). Margaret was born at Liverpool, baptised on 27 June 1837 at St. Peter, Liverpool, and died on 31 October 1908 at West Derby, Lancashire.


                            Children of Edward Wilson and Margaret (McNeil) Dixon:[12]

                                i               GEORGE DIXON, bap 6 Feb 1865, Ireby.[13]

                                ii             EDWIN DIXON of West Derby, commercial cashier, b Queniborough, Leicestershire, bap there 29 Sep 1867,[14] d 15 Nov 1928, Fazakerley, Lancashire;[15] m 26 Aug 1895, Fairfield, Lancashire, ELEANOR MORPHET.[16]

                                iii            JOHN DIXON of Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland, journeyman joiner, b 22 Feb 1870, Lowick, Northumberland,[17] d 22 Nov 1938, Leeds;[18] m(1) 6 Sep 1899, Wavertree, ESTHER WILSON;[19] m(2) 26 Jul 1911, Tynemouth, Northumberland, JESSIE WILSON[20] (see here).

                                iv             MARGARET DIXON, bap 29 Sep 1872, Everton.[21]

                                v              ALFRED JAMES DIXON, bap 25 Jun 1876, Everton;[22] m 1901, ANNIE ELIZA JONES.[23]

                                vi            THOMAS EDWARD DIXON, shopkeeper, b ca 1878, Liverpool;[24] m 17 Mar 1913, Toronto, Ontario, CATHARINE POWER.[25]

[1] George is described as a planter on the certificate for the marriage of his son George Dixon to Mary Wilson. The older George may have been the George Dixon who was manager of the Clydesdale coffee plantation in Port Royal, Jamaica, between 1825 and 1839: James A. Delle, An Archaeology of Social Space (New York and London, 1998), 92. There was also a Robert Dixon of Clydesdale who married Ann Richards of Industry, Port Royal, in 1839 (http://www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com/Members/rw_c-d.htm).

[2] George’s age is given as 55 (ie. 55-59) in the 1841 census returns for Keswick (HO 107/161/24, fol. 12).

[3] St. Andrew, Jamaica, parish registers.

[4] His places of birth given in the 1851 and 1861 census returns were “Kingstown Jamaica” and “Jamica Kingston” respectively (HO 107/2434, fol. 59 and RG 9/3932, fol. 5). It is uncertain whether this was George’s actual place of birth or whether Kingston was simply the nearest large place to where he was born. George was baptised on 15 Apr 1820 at St. Andrew, Jamaica, the parish registers giving his date of birth. (The parish of St. Andrew surrounded Kingston.)

[5] Death certificate.

[6] Marriage certificate. The Carlisle Journal, 21 Apr 1838, notes that Mary was niece of Thomas Wilson, boot and shoe maker.

[7] 1851 census returns, Keswick (HO 107/2434, fol. 59); Crosthwaite parish registers.

[8] The Carlisle Journal, 7 Dec 1858.

[9] Birth certificate.

[10] Death certificate.

[11] Marriage certificate.

[12] A manuscript pedigree compiled in 1991 by Henry R. Daniels with the assistance of Edith (Dixon) Timmins (daughter of John Dixon and Jessie Wilson) includes a daughter Margaret.

[13] familysearch.org, citing Ireby bishop’s transcripts.

[14] 1871 census returns, Lowick (RG 10/5189, fol. 4); 1901 census returns, West Derby (RG 13/3499, fol. 73); Queniborough parish registers (available online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[15] National Probate Calendars.

[16] Fairfield parish registers (available online at www.ancestry.com); 1901 census returns, West Derby (RG 13/3499, fol. 73).

[17] Birth certificate.

[18] Monumental inscription at Lawnswood Cemetery, Leeds; Yorkshire Evening Post, 24 Nov 1938.

[19] Marriage certificate.

[20] Marriage certificate.

[21] Emmanuel, Everton, parish registers (available online at www.ancestry.com).

[22] Emmanuel, Everton, parish registers (available online at www.ancestry.com).

[23] National civil registration indexes; manuscript pedigree compiled by Henry R. Daniels with the assistance of Edith (Dixon) Timmins.

[24] 1911 census returns, West Derby (RG 14/22647).

[25]Archives of Ontario, series MS932, reel 279 (available online at www.ancestry.com).