Born: 4 Mar 1816 in Chulcheth, Lancashire, England
Died: aft. 1881
Father: John Dixon
Christened: 24 Mar 1816 in Newchurch By Culcheth, Lanc. England to parents
John Dixon and Ellen
Married: 01 Jan 1846 to Esther Wilkinson in Leigh, Lancashire County,
England. On his marriage certificate to Esther, his occupation is shown as
farmer. On the 1851 Census (Pennington in Leigh) his occupation is listed as "Oastler",
a synonym for "hostler". Could mean "one who takes care of horses/mules".
Widowed: (from Esther) in 1861. She died in childbirth. does not appear
the child lived either.
On the 1861 census, he is a widower and his occupation is listed as 'Laborer
Agric'. His birthplace is shown as "Bedford".
On the 1871 census, he is a widower, and occupation of 'Ag Lab', and born in
In the 1881 census, he is a widower, age 64, Farm Laborer, living in "Pennington
in Leigh" with his son, Thomas Dixon (20) who is a "Journ Baker". Address is 10
Jones Square. On the birth certificate of his son, James Jr., his occupation is
listed as 'ostler'.
They had the following children:
John Dixon Born: abt 1847 in Bedford, Leigh, Lanc. England
John shows up in the 1851 census (Pennington in Leigh) a a 4 year
old. He does not appear in the 1861 census as a 14 year old with the family.
It is possible he may be boarding as a servant with another family.
Greater possibility that he died. (unconfirmed)
James Dixon Born: 17 Sept 1855 in Pennington In
Leigh, Lancashire, England.
Died aft 1900
Married: 08 Oct 1881 to Sarah Ann Oakes in Lowton,
Lancashire County, England
George Dixon Born: abt 1859 in Pennington In Leigh, Lancashire, England
Thomas Dixon Born: abt 1860 in Pennington In Leigh, Lancashire, England
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