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Offline Mahala77

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Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« on: Friday 27 April 12 13:36 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help with information about a paper mill that was once located near Castle Donington (possibly at Kings Mill) Leistershire.  My relative Joseph Drake Dixon states his profession on his marriage certificate in 1845 to Grace Kirkland as paper manufacturer as did his father George Dixon and I would like to find out about the mill where they worked.
Millington, Vincent, Roney, Pearson, Chatfield, Kirkland, Dixon, Baker, Barnes.

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Re: Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 28 April 12 14:23 BST (UK) »
If you scroll down this page it mentions the Mills at Kings Mill

http://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/hotels/priest-house/History/
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Re: Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 28 April 12 15:17 BST (UK) »
Hello..... :)

Here are a few other links you might find useful  :-\  it looks like your family were managers at the Paper Mill.

http://www.heritage-explorer.co.uk/web/he/searchdetail.aspx?id=8862&crit=wool
Bridge over mill-stream at King's Mills, Park Lane, Castle Donington, Leicestershire
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1841 Pigot's Directory - Leicestershire and Rutland
Paper Manufacturer
DIXON - George,Joseph and Francis
Kings Mill, Castle Donington
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1841 - HO107 piece 594 folio 23/15 page 2 - Kings Mill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire

1851 - HO107 piece 2140 folio 196 page 20 - Kings Mill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire

1861 - RG09 piece 2487 folio 67 page 14 - Kings Mill, Castle Donington, Leicestershire

1871 RG10 piece 3550 folio 74 page 1 - Bond Gate, Castle Donington
John Dixon - Retired Paper Maker
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WILLS - Dixon, Castle Donington - WILLS online http://www.rootschat.com/links/0loa/
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http://www.le.ac.uk/lahs/downloads/DoningtonPagesfromXXXII-4.pdf
THE RISE AND FALL OF A MARKET TOWN = Castle Donington
See pages 56 & 57
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Re: Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 28 April 12 15:30 BST (UK) »
Re the Company -

The Leicestershire Chronicle
Sat 24 April 1841
Deaths - "On Monday at the King's Mills, in the Parish of Castle Donington, aged 37, Mr Joseph Dixon, of the firm of Messrs George, Joseph and Francis Dixon, paper manufacturers"

Sat 30 July 1842
Deaths - "On 21st inst, at King's Mills, aged 33, Mr F Dixon, paper manufacturer


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Re: Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 28 April 12 16:58 BST (UK) »
This book is a wonderful insight into the life of the brother of your ancestor which includes an engraving/picture of their birthplace and a picture of James Dixon..... you are really lucky and I am so envious!  :D


It gives a little insight into his early life, mentions his parents; was the second son of five brothers and two sisters.
Went to school in Castle Donington, but when he was ten years of age he was set to work in the Mill, of which his uncles were owners..... a lovely description of the countryside and the Mill - how the paper making began at four o'clock in the morning and at 8.20 were allowed breakfast....  :-\

Died December 28th 1871 - Bradford

The Life of JAMES DIXON - Wesleyan Minister - written by his son Richard Watson Dixon M.A.

http://www.archive.org/stream/thelifeofjamesdi00dixouoft#page/n7/mode/2up

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Re: Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 29 April 12 09:24 BST (UK) »
Thank you all so much.  More than I could ever have hoped for and still lots more reading to do.
Kind regards. 
Millington, Vincent, Roney, Pearson, Chatfield, Kirkland, Dixon, Baker, Barnes.

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Re: Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 29 April 12 10:12 BST (UK) »
You are welcome  :)

There are about 28 Dixon's listed as being buried at Castle Donington between 1821 to 1926 but these are the ones that appear to belong to your family.... although I am assuming they are all related and maybe George was married three times? the list I have for Castle Donington begin about 1813 and I think there will be some Dixon's there before that date.... :-\

Burials at Castle Donington
JOHN DIXON - 30th May 1821, aged 57 - abode Kings Mills
GEORGE DRAKE DIXON - 8th January 1823, aged 1yr - abode Castle Donington
JOSEPH DIXON - 23rd April 1841 - aged 36 - abode Kings Mills
FRANCIS DIXON - 24th July 1842 - aged 33 - abode Castle Donington Kings Mill
HANNAH DIXON - 10th Dec 1851 - aged 86 - abode Castle Donington
GEORGE DIXON - 2nd July 1858 - aged 74 - abode Castle Donington
JOHN DIXON -  25th Feb 1876 - aged 76 - abode Castle Donington
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Here is a little bit about James Dixon's son.... and nice to see a picture of him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Watson_Dixon

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Re: Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« Reply #7 on: Monday 30 April 12 10:36 BST (UK) »
The Dixons are certainly well documented and this has been so very interesting. Thank you Dizzyfish.
George Dixon had 2 wives that I know of. Hannah Barber (m) 5 October 1813 at Castle Donington and Mary Smith.
Chn by Hannah Barber - Henry Barber Dixon (chr) 29 July 1816, Mary Ann Dixon (chr) 23 January 1821 (d) 4 Feb 1821, George Drake Dixon (chr) 14 Sept 1822 (d) 8 January 1823 and my ancestor Joseph Drake Dixon (chr) 9 October 1824 (d) 6 March 1893 Adelaide South Australia. Obituary for son of Joseph Drake Dixon and Grace Kirkland - George Henry Dixon says "....grandson of the late Captain Kirkland of 27th Regiment: also nephew of Rev Dr Dixon, Nottingham..."
Looks like I have the right Dixons and also burial place for George Drake Dixon (1 year) and possibly George Dixon 1858 (74 years). :D
Millington, Vincent, Roney, Pearson, Chatfield, Kirkland, Dixon, Baker, Barnes.

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Re: Paper Manufacturing Kings Mill
« Reply #8 on: Monday 30 April 12 15:58 BST (UK) »
Hi, I have been away over the weekend so missed this thread. I live locally - about 6 miles away from CD. all CD PR's are in Loughborough library so if you need anything specific checking please ask.

i suspect as your Family seem to be well documented that there will also be more in the archive room of the library. will have a quick look next time in.

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