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William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« on: Thursday 24 November 22 13:47 GMT (UK) »
William DICKSON age 4 is with James 41 + Sarah BATTERSBY 55  as son
In Parr 1851
John 21
Joseph19 
& hamlet 13  EDEN.are listed as step sons

James John + Joseph  are  coal miners

William is listed after Joseph EDEN 

Sarah nee Taylor was previously married to John EDEN .

in 1961  Joseph EDDEN 29  is still with James & Sarah BATTERSBY
As is  William EDDEN aged 14 both listed as sons

 
William DIXON  above age married  Mary Ann ASPINAL  20  in 1870
Father's name James BATTERSBY. Miner

I can't find any birth or baptism for William DICKSON /DIXON
His own children's names are consistently spelt DIXON  baptisms are C of E

Any suggestions where else to look ?
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Re: William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 November 22 14:23 GMT (UK) »
Census after marriage he is recorded as born 1849  Parr Lancashire


Children James William  & Martha emigrated to Utah
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Re: William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 24 November 22 15:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

My inclination is that the registration district would have been Prescot and there is a William Dixon on Free BND for March Qtr 1847 Vol 20 Page 847 which when checked on GRO web site suggests an absence of a mother's maiden name.

Could this be your man - possibly worth buying the certificate?

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Re: William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 24 November 22 16:03 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Should have checked the spelling -

It is Free BMD and Page No is 849

Sorry about that

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Re: William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 24 November 22 17:36 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Al

That sounds possible. I.ll look for baptisms


There are alternative spellings for Dickson Dixon
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Re: William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 24 November 22 18:38 GMT (UK) »
According to 1861 - 1911 census William Dixon was born Wigan Lancashire
Rest of family listed as b.Parr lancashire

I've seen Wigan  C of E baptisms all saints
There is one william in 1847 born to William and Sarah Dixon

Another born Nov 1845 to single mother Ellen

There are probably too many possibilities in an unspecified time period
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Re: William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 24 November 22 18:55 GMT (UK) »
Ruled out the William + Sarah couple ..their son is with them on subsequent censuses

Also ruled out Henry Dixon and Margaret Walton as parents
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Re: William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 24 November 22 19:59 GMT (UK) »
How about

EDDEN, WILLIAM        
mmn -    
Q4 1847  PRESCOT  Volume 20  Page 756

Maybe his father was a Mr Dixon and he used his name for a while, although his parents weren't married

There's at least one single Ed(d)en daughter in late 1847 who could be the mother

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Re: William DICKSON/DIXONs real parents ? BATTERSBY TAYLOR or other
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 24 November 22 20:33 GMT (UK) »
That's most  likely circumstance
 especially if he was a grandson of Sarah BATTERSBY ( Formerly EDEN ) .

They might have passed her off as married
So it was important that he retained Dickson surname

James Battersby would treat him as a son as he'd brought him up since age of 4

One of Sarah's daughters married as a minor 1845 the other
 married in April  1847 

Which could rule them both out.



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