John Dixon

Brief Life History of John

When John Dixon was born about 1681, in Broomhill, Northumberland, England, his father, Ralph Dixon, was 31 and his mother, Mrs Ralph Dixon, was 27. He married Catherine Hanken on 12 June 1706, in Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

John Dixon
1681–
Catherine Hanken
1685–
Marriage: 12 June 1706
Isabell Dixon
1708–
Margaret Dixon
1709–1767
John Dixon
1709–
Mary Dixon
1714–
Mary Dixon
1715–
William Dixon
1717–
John Dixon
1720–
Henry Dixon
1724–

Sources (16)

  • John Dixon, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Dixon, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • John Dixon in entry for Jn Dixon, "England, Northumberland, Parish Registers, 1538-1950"

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World Events (6)

1688 · Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.

1720 · South Sea Bubble

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Dickson , a patronymic from the personal name Dick .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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