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Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« on: Tuesday 17 May 16 15:37 BST (UK) »
James Nixon 1837-1919 married to Jane Kelly b1835

Lived in Gosheden, Londonderry

They had 2 children:

Andrew Nixon 1876-1925 and James George Nixon 1877-1963.

Andrew married Isabella Mars 1880-1956. They had five children: Isabella, Joseph, Matilda, Mary and Violet.

James married Jane (Jessie) Highgate. They had one child Jane Porterfield Nixon.

My main interest is finding James Nixons parents and any info on Jane Porterfield Nixon. I know she married a John Glasgow and moved to Australia

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Re: Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 17 May 16 16:08 BST (UK) »
According to at least one online tree Jean Porterfield Nixon was born 1915 and died 1999.

The marriage certificate for James Nixon & Jane Kelly should show the names & occupations of both fathers. This shows the date as 1875 but the actual certificate will show more detail-
http://www.geneilytreemaker.genealogy.com/forum/regional/countries/topics/northernireland/2531/

Someone was tracing this Nixon family in 2009-
http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/nixon/2026/

For reference- James & Jane in Lagahory townland in 1911-
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Londonderry/Bondsglen/Legaghory/598190
and in 1901 with son James-
www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1901/Londonderry/Bondsglen/Legaghory/1527204
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Re: Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 17 May 16 17:15 BST (UK) »
There were no Nixons listed in the 1831 census of Goshedon.  I also do not see them in Legahory in 1831 (it seems to have been listed as Legacurry as it follows Lackagh on p. 27).  However, there were Kellys in Legahory in 1813.

However, Legaghory is on the east side of Goshedon on the Faughan river and next up river is the townland of Toneduff.  In the 1831 census we have Andrew Nixon & Thomas Nixon in a household of 2 families with 3 males and 4 females and 1 male servant.  Andrew and Thomas Nixon are also listed in Toneduff in the Tithe Applottment books in Toneduff.  Also in the Tithe records for Toneduff was William Nixon and James Nixon.  James Nixon also appeared in the 1831 census for Toneduff in a household with 1 family with 4 males and 4 females as well as 1 male and 1 female servant.  The Nixons were in Toneduff for sometime as James Nixon is there in 1740 (called Tondoo) and Simon Nixon and James Nixon are listed in the 1774 Freeholder's Register for Tonduffe.  Going back further James Nixon was listed in Toneduff in the 1663 Hearth Money Rolls [Rutherford, p. 111].  Thus, I suspect your family originated in Toneduff.

As a further note, a James Nixon was also listed in nearby Lackagh in the 1796 Freeholders.

Best wishes!
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Re: Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 25 May 16 16:16 BST (UK) »
many thanks

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Re: Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 May 16 14:45 BST (UK) »
their marriage.

Date of Marriage: 16-Feb-1875     
Parish / District: CUMBER LOWER  County: Co. Derry
 
 
Husband
 
Wife

Name: James Nixon  Jane Kelly
Address: Knockbrack  Legahurry
Denomination: Presbyterian  Presbyterian
Occupation: FARMER   
Age:   
Status: Bachelor (Previously unmarried)  Spinster (Previously unmarried)
 
 
Husband's Father
 
Wife's Father

Name: Thomas Nixon  George Kelly
Address:   
Denomination:   
Occupation: FARMER  FARMER
 
 
Husband's Mother
 
Wife's Mother

Name:     
Address:   
Denomination:   
Occupation:   
 
 
Witness 1
 
Witness 2

Name: John Miller  Samuel Deans
Address:   


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Re: Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« Reply #5 on: Friday 10 June 16 16:44 BST (UK) »
Well if James Nixon's father was Thomas, chances are the following is an elder brother of James:

6 January 1828, John, son of Thomas Nixon of Kildoay, and Mary Hamilton

This baptism was in the record of Church of Ireland - Lower Cumber parish.  Other Nixon entries in it are:

10 June 1812 Catherine, natural daughter of James Nixon & Mary Kerr
14 February 1844, Eliza, natural daughter of Thomas Nixon and Jane Craig
1 March 1848, Thomas, son of Adam Nixon, labourer, and Esther Hare
16 Jan 1865, Thomas, son of John Nixon, labourer of Goshoden, and Margaret Reed

Knockbrack townland is on the west side of Gosheden townland.  Kildoag townland in on the southeast side of Gosheden townland.
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Re: Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« Reply #6 on: Monday 01 May 17 17:15 BST (UK) »
thanks

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Re: Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« Reply #7 on: Friday 12 May 17 03:29 BST (UK) »
And nothing to do with the question - but Nixons were still living in Toneduff when I lived there in the 1950's - used to leave my bike in their barn - while I got the bus to school.....
Cumber, Upper and Lower, Londonderry - Nutt, McComb, Cunningham, Rosborough
Strabane, Upper and Lower: Rosborough, Sproule, Buchanan, Tait, Ellis, King,
Donegal: Buchanan, Stevenson, Davis, Connor

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Re: Nixon Family Gosheden, Londonderry, Northern Ireland
« Reply #8 on: Monday 15 May 17 18:28 BST (UK) »
It would be great if you guys did an autosomal dna test with family tree dna or ancestry.com and uploaded to Gedmatch.  There is a good chance I descend from the family of Elizabeth Kincade of Toneduff (1831 census).  Since both of you seem to have connections to the immediate vicinity of Toneduff, it would be great to see if we are a dna match.  I am on Gedmatch.
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