DIXON OF CASTLE SOWERBY, KESWICK AND WAVERTREE

 

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DIXON

 

1          JOHN DIXON of Southernby, Castle Sowerby, Cumberland, yeoman, was born ca 1712[1] and died on 11 May 1790.[2] He married on 20 December 1773 at Castle Sowerby, NANCY BROWN.[3] Nancy was born ca 1744[4] and died ca 1787.[5]

 

                            Children of John and Nancy (Brown) Dixon:

                                i               MARY DIXON, bap 6 Nov 1774, Castle Sowerby.[6]

                                ii              JOHN DIXON, bap 29 Oct 1775, Castle Sowerby.[7]

                                iii             ISAAC DIXON, bap 27 Mar 1777, Castle Sowerby.[8]

                                iv             FANNY DIXON, bap 18 Oct 1778, Castle Sowerby;[9] m 9 Jun 1800, Castle Sowerby, JOHN BROWN.[10]

                                v              THOMAS DIXON of Keswick, Cumberland, land steward, b Castle Sowerby, bap there 31 Dec 1779,[11] d 8 Jun 1859, Keswick;[12] m 15 Dec 1804, Caldbeck, ISABELLA JAMES.[13]

                                vi             ANN DIXON, b Castle Sowerby, bap there 17 Feb 1782,[14] d ca 1856;[15] m(1) 23 Mar 1805, Caldbeck, THOMAS BARNES;[16] m(2) 21 Apr 1816, Caldbeck, JAMES BURNEY.[17]

                                vii            WILLIAM DIXON, bap 18 Jun 1783, Castle Sowerby.[18]

                            2 viii           GEORGE DIXON (1784-1867).

 

2          GEORGE DIXON of Clydesdale coffee plantation, Port Royal, Jamaica, and of Caldbeck, Cumberland, planter,[19] was born at Castle Sowerby, baptised there on 11 June 1784,[20] and died on 9 January 1867 at Gaitsgill, Cumberland.[21] George and SARAH WHEELER had the following illegitimate child.[22]

 

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

 

3          GEORGE DIXON of Keswick, stationer, printer and bookseller, was born on 28 March 1815 in Jamaica[23] and died on 15 November 1861 at Keswick.[24] He married on 16 April 1838 at Crosthwaite, Cumberland, MARY WILSON,[25] daughter of Isaac and Mary (Wilson) Wilson (see here). Mary was born at Keswick, baptised on 5 February 1816 at Crosthwaite, and died on 25 February 1879 at Ireby.

 

                            Children of George and Mary (Wilson) Dixon:

                                i               THOMAS GEORGE DIXON, b Keswick, bap 28 Feb 1839, Crosthwaite,[26] d 27 Nov 1858, Keswick.[27]

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

 

4          EDWARD WILSON DIXON of Wavertree, Lancashire, school master and manager in a galvanizing works, was born on 9 June 1842 at Keswick[28] and died on 19 February 1929 at Leeds.[29] He married on 24 December 1864 at Ireby, Cumberland, MARGARET McNEIL,[30] 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:

                                i               GEORGE DIXON, bap 6 Feb 1865, Ireby.[31]

                                ii             EDWIN DIXON of West Derby, commercial cashier, b Queniborough, Leicestershire, bap there 29 Sep 1867,[32] d 15 Nov 1928, Fazakerley, Lancashire;[33] m 26 Aug 1895, Fairfield, Lancashire, ELEANOR MORPHET.[34]

                                iii            JOHN DIXON of Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland, journeyman joiner, b 22 Feb 1870, Lowick, Northumberland,[35] d 22 Nov 1938, Leeds;[36] m(1) 6 Sep 1899, Wavertree, ESTHER WILSON;[37] m(2) 26 Jul 1911, Tynemouth, Northumberland, JESSIE WILSON[38] (see here).

                                iv             MARGARET DIXON, bap 29 Sep 1872, Everton.[39]

                                v              ALFRED JAMES DIXON, bap 25 Jun 1876, Everton;[40] m 1901, ANNIE ELIZA JONES.[41]

                                vi            THOMAS EDWARD DIXON, shopkeeper, b 25 May 1877, Liverpool,[42] d 25 Jun 1949, Marin County, California;[43] m 17 Mar 1913, Toronto, Ontario, CATHARINE POWER.[44]



[1] The entry for his marriage in the Castle Sowerby parish registers states that he was 61.

[2] Image of monumental inscription at Castle Sowerby, available at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187839566/john-dixon. His age appears to be given as 78, supporting the age given in his marriage entry.

[3]Castle Sowerby parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service). One of the witnesses was George Brown.

[4] The entry for her marriage in the Castle Sowerby parish registers states that she was 29.

[5] Image of monumental inscription at Castle Sowerby, available at https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/187839566/john-dixon. The inscription is difficult to read but may give the date of death as 10 May 1787. It appears in any case that Nancy died within a small number of years after the birth of her son George as the will of John Dixon, dated 14 Dec 1787 (Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1801/W541), does not mention her and devises the guardianship of his children to “my Brother & Sister in Law Daniell Relph & Sarah Brown”.

[6] familysearch.org, citing Castle Sowerby bishop’s transcripts.

[7] familysearch.org, citing Castle Sowerby bishop’s transcripts.

[8] familysearch.org, citing Castle Sowerby bishop’s transcripts.

[9] familysearch.org, citing Castle Sowerby bishop’s transcripts.

[10] Castle Sowerby parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[11] 1851 census returns, Keswick, HO 107/2434, fol. 79; familysearch.org, citing Castle Sowerby bishop’s transcripts.

[12] Grant of probate.

[13] Caldbeck parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[14] 1851 census returns, Caldbeck (HO 107/2433, fol. 409); familysearch.org, citing Castle Sowerby bishop’s transcripts.

[15] 1851 census returns, Caldbeck (HO 107/2433, fol. 409); 1861 census returns, Caldbeck (RG 9/ 3930, fol. 53).

[16] Caldbeck parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[17] Caldbeck parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[18] familysearch.org, citing Castle Sowerby bishop’s transcripts.

[19] Marriage certificate for George Dixon and Mary Wilson; James A. Delle, An Archaeology of Social Space (New York and London, 1998), 92; The Carlisle Patriot, 18 Jan 1867. 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).

[20] 1861 census returns, Caldbeck (RG 9/ 3930, fol. 53); Castle Sowerby parish registers (Cumbria Archive Service).

[21] The Carlisle Patriot, 18 Jan 1867. George’s death certificate gives his date of death as 10 Jan 1867 but The Carlisle Patriot and the grant of probate give it as 9 Jan 1867.

[22] St. Andrew, Jamaica, parish registers; will of George Dixon (Cumbria Archive Service, PROB/1867/W69).

[23] 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.)

[24] Death certificate.

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

[26] 1851 census returns, Keswick (HO 107/2434, fol. 59); Crosthwaite parish registers.

[27] The Carlisle Journal, 7 Dec 1858.

[28] Birth certificate.

[29] Death certificate.

[30] Marriage certificate.

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

[32] 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).

[33] National Probate Calendars.

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

[35] Birth certificate.

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

[37] Marriage certificate.

[38] Marriage certificate.

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

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

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

[42] 1911 census returns, West Derby (RG 14/22647); U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index (available online at www.ancestry.com).

[43] California Death Index (available online at www.ancestry.com).

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