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DIX family of Southwark

Postby Sylcec » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:18 am

I have not been able to find members of the following DIX family in the 1841-1861 censuses. Have tried both Ancestry and Findmypast. All baptisms were in Southwark. Any assistance appreciated:
Robert DIX, b. abt 1785 - ? 1866
Sarah (nee Stolworthy) wife (prob v. abt 1785 also)
Sarah Ann b. 1815
Mary b. 1816
Robert Edmund b. 1818 (m. 1844 - goes to Australia & think I have him in 1841 as a servant, Lambeth)
Elizabeth b. 1820
Frances b. 1823
Louisa b. 1825
George Weatherstone b. 1829 (m. 1854)
Edmund Stolworthy b. 1831 (m. 1858 & 1876)
Obviously I wouldn't expect to find the older girls with their parents, but would have hoped to find George and Edmund in 1841 or 1851, and Robert and Sarah DIX before their deaths.
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby ciderdrinker » Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:29 am

Hello
Have you noticed an indenture for a Robert Dix into the merchant Navy 4.10.1832 from Thomas St for 7 years? It Ancestry and may be the eldest son.

George W Dix looks like he's in Warwick 1851 assistant grocer on the High St to Samuel Malloly
Edmund Dix from Bermondsey is also a grocers apprentice this time on the 1851 census at High St Croydon to Samuel Hopkins.
Sorry I can't see the parents.
It might help other to know that they are on the Kent Road Bermondsey on the baptisms of the younger children.
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby Sylcec » Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:32 pm

Thanks for having a look at this ciderdrinker.
You spurred me on to have another look at some of these Dixes.
I can trace Edmund through the censuses
1861 - with wife Jane & 1 y/o son Frank at 24 High Holborn, desc as "traveller"
1871 - is widower, with sons Frank (12) & Harry (7) in ? Hartham St, Islington. with them is Sarah Fuller, 55, described as sister.
1881 - with 2nd wife, Agnes, sons and daughters Alice (11) & Blanche (9). He is manager of a Brewery House.
He dies in 1885.

Sarah Fuller is a puzzle, but in looking for her, I did find marriage of Sarah Ann DIX on 3 August 1841 to Samuel Dolby, at St Andrew, Holborn. One of the witnesses was Mary Dix, probably her sister. Sarah's address was "Southampton Buildings".

George Weatherstone I found in every census except 1871 when he should have been in Howden, Yorks. He eventually makes his way back to Lambeth and in 1891 is shown as blind. He dies 1894. Had a big family.
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby ianbee » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:35 pm

Don't want to worry you Sylvia, but -
There's a marriage announcement in The Times, 22 March 1854
On the 21st inst., at the parish church of St. Botolph, Bishopsgate
by the Rev. Thomas Hugo M.A., George Heatherstone Dix, son
of the late Robert Dix, merchant, to Ann, second daughter of
Mr. Thomas Walker, Harrow-on-the Hill, Middlesex.

Could be a mistake of course, as with George's middle name, but is that 1866 death confirmed?
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby ianbee » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:15 pm

George Dix was in Altrincham, Cheshire, in 1871. Oil merchant.
piece 3682 folio 33 page 60
Dox on ancestry

And Sarah was indeed in Southampton Buildings, Holborn, in 1841. A Female Servant.
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby Sylcec » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:00 pm

You are correct Ian in referencing George Weatherstone Dix's marriage. Thank you for finding him in 1871. The supposed 1866 death was for the missing father Robert.

btw: ciderdrinker - I'm fairly sure that the merchant navy Robert Dix belongs to a different family. In any case I do know what happens with Robert Edmund (b.1818) as he marries in Sydney, Aus in 1844, then settles in Queensland and raises a family there.
Thanks again. Sylvia
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby ianbee » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:23 pm

Frances Dix married Joseph Henry Birley, 23 November 1854, Wakefield, Yorkshire. Father Robert Dix, Oil Merchant.
Witnesses included George W Dix, Elizabeth Dix.

Again the announcement, which is in many newspapers, says Frances, daughter of the late Robert Dix, oil merchant, London.
Which I find curious.
Yes, he may have died in 1866, but why are they placing marriage announcements in the newspapers in 1854 saying son/daughter of "the late Robert Dix"?
Was he missing to the family?
Do you know where exactly in Newington Robert died, who the informant was?
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby ianbee » Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:33 pm

1854 was a busy year for the Dix family, re marriages.
Louisa Dix married James Crowshaw, a Railway Clerk, 11 September 1854, Manchester Cathedral. Father Robert Dix, Oil Merchant.
witnessed by George W Dix, Fanny Dix
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby ianbee » Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:25 pm

Could the children have been in Norfolk in 1841? Minus Robert, Sarah, who we know was in London, and Mary, who may have been. There were certainly a reasonable number of people called Dix in Norfolk, but these were all not born county. There are some similarities at least -

1841
piece 793 book 5 folio 38 page 25
Great Yarmouth
George Street
Cathrine Reeve 50 Yes, born in county
Elza Dix 18 No
Fanny Dix 17 No
Louisa Dix 16 No
George Dix 12 No
Edward Dix 10 No
followed by six young females in the same house

Edmund recorded as Edward is something we often see.
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Re: DIX family of Southwark

Postby ianbee » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:01 pm

The Norfolk Chronicle, 10 March 1855
Died
On the 27th ult.....
Same day, aged 73, greatly esteemed by a numerous circle of friends, Miss Catherine Reeve, of Bathsheba-place, South Denes, Yarmouth, who for many years had a highly respectable boarding and day school in that town.
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