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Alexander Dickson

M, #5784, b. 3 September 1843, d. 4 October 1897
  • Birth*: Alexander Dickson was born on 3 September 1843 at Dromore Parish, Down, Ireland; name recorded as Dixon; father James Dixon ; mother Sarah Connelin.1
  • He was the son of James Dickson and Sarah Conlin.
  • Occupation*: On 7 March 1864 at shoemaker, Alexander was from marriage cert.2
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Margaret Chalmers, daughter of Robert Chalmers and Margaret Young, on 7 March 1864 at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1864 marriages in the 2nd district of burgh of Dundee in the county of Forfar, ref 89, 1864 on the seventh day of March at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Dundee After Banns According to the forms of the Scottish Episcopal Church; signed Alexander Dixon, shoemaker, bachelor, aged 20, residing Ritchies Land, Cowden Knowes, parents James Dickson, sheeting weaver & Sarah Dickson ms Connolly; signed by mark Margaret Chalmers, her X mark (Witness : David Greig, Helen Jamieson), millworker, spinster, aged 19, Ritchies Land, Cowden Knowes, parents Robert Chalmers, linen weaver (deceased), Margaret Chalmers ms Young (deceased), signed David Greig, offg Priest, signed Robert Wright, Helen Jamieson witnesses, registered 1864 March 19th, Dundee, Alex Leask, registrar.3,4,2
  • (Informant) Birth: Alexander Dickson registered the birth of John Dickson on 27 May 1869 at 101 Hawkhill, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1869 Births in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 336; John Dickson (vaccinated as per certificate dated 15th November 1869 J M Regr); 27th May 1869 1h 0m AM 101 Hawkhill Dundee; Parents Alexander Dickson, shoemaker (jour) & Margaret Dickson ms Chalmers; marriage 7th March 1864, Dundee; signed Alexander Dickson, father (present); reg 7th June 1869 at Dundee Dav Scott Registrar.5,6
  • (Informant) Death: Alexander Dickson registered the death of James Dickson on 12 February 1891 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1891 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 79, James Dickson yarn warper widower of Sarah Conlin 1891 February 12th 1h 20m am Royal Infirmary Dundee ur 26 Lowden's Alley, m, 70 years fath David Dickson crofter (dec), moth Mary Dickson ms Dickson (dec), retention from enlarged prostate, pyaumia 2 days as cert by N A McCosh MD, inf Alexander Dickson son 26 Lowden's Alley, reg 1891 February 12th at Dundee Jas Anderson registrar.7
  • (Deceased) Death*: Alexander Dickson died on 4 October 1897 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, at age 54 1897 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee; ref 580; Alexander Dickson shoemaker journy married to Margaret Chalmers; 1897 October fourth 9h 50m pm Royal Infirmary Dundee ur 36 Lowdens Alley Hawkhill; m 54 years; James Dickson linen weaver (dec) Sarah Dickson ms Conlin (dec); aortic disease, syncope as cert by Gregor Lawrence MBCM; John Dickson son 17 Lawrence Street; reg 1897 October 5th at Dundee Thos Meek assist registrar.8
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Margaret Chalmers died on 19 January 1902 at 20 Lowdens Alley, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1902 deaths in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 25; Margaret Dickson widow of Alexander Dickson shoemaker journeyman; female aged 68 years; parents James Chambers labourer (dec), Margaret Chambers ms Young (dec); cause pneumonia 6 days as cert by W E Foggie MB.; informant John Dickson son 7 Union Place, present; registered 1902 January 20 at Dundee T Y Miller registrar.9

Census Events

Member of Household30 March 1851They was listed as a member of the household of James Dickson and Sarah Conlin in the 1851 census at Quality Street, Dysart, Fife, Scotland. Alexander Dickson, son, 8, Ireland; James Dickson, head, 36, HLWL, Ireland; Sarah Dickson, wife, 36, Ireland.10
Member of Household7 April 1861He was listed as a member of the household of Ann Brown in the 1861 census at 2 St Bernard Street, South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland; Alexander Dickson, boarder, 17, shoe maker, b Dysart Fifeshire, with Ann Brown, head, 67, lodging house keeper & 3 others.11
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household along with spouse Margaret Chalmers in the 1871 census at 101 Hawkhill, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Dixon, head, mar, 26, shoemaker, Ireland; Margaret Dixon, wife, mar, 25, Ireland; 1 room with window; also in the household were James Dickson and John Dickson.12,13
Head of Household4 April 1881He was listed as head of household along with spouse Margaret Chalmers in the 1881 census at 9 Bernard Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Dickson, head, mar, 38, shoemaker, Ireland; Margaret Dickson, wife, mar, 39, Ireland; also in the household were James Dickson, John Dickson, Alexander Dickson, Margaret Dickson, Sarah Dickson, Mary Ann Dickson, Agnes Dickson, Alexander McKenzie, James Dickson and Sarah Conlin.14,15,16
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 26 Lowdens Alley, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexr Dickson, head, mar, 47, boot maker, employed, Ireland; Margaret Dickson, wife, mar, 48, jute winder, employed, Ireland; 3 rooms with windows; also in the household were Margaret Chalmers, Margaret Dickson, Sarah Dickson, Mary Ann Dickson, Agnes Dickson, Helen Dickson, Nancy Dickson, John Rogan, James Dickson and Isabella Ritchie.17,18
Last Edited: 10 May 2017

Parents:

Father*: James Dickson b. s 1819, d. 12 Feb 1891
Mother*: Sarah Conlin b. s 1818, d. 28 Apr 1889

Family:

Margaret Chalmers b. c 1845, d. 19 Jan 1902
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Alexander Dickson married Margaret Chalmers, daughter of Robert Chalmers and Margaret Young, on 7 March 1864 at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1864 marriages in the 2nd district of burgh of Dundee in the county of Forfar, ref 89, 1864 on the seventh day of March at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Dundee After Banns According to the forms of the Scottish Episcopal Church; signed Alexander Dixon, shoemaker, bachelor, aged 20, residing Ritchies Land, Cowden Knowes, parents James Dickson, sheeting weaver & Sarah Dickson ms Connolly; signed by mark Margaret Chalmers, her X mark (Witness : David Greig, Helen Jamieson), millworker, spinster, aged 19, Ritchies Land, Cowden Knowes, parents Robert Chalmers, linen weaver (deceased), Margaret Chalmers ms Young (deceased), signed David Greig, offg Priest, signed Robert Wright, Helen Jamieson witnesses, registered 1864 March 19th, Dundee, Alex Leask, registrar.3,4,2

Children:

James Dickson+ b. 17 Nov 1864
Helen Dickson b. 3 Feb 1867, d. 3 Feb 1867
John Dickson+ b. 27 May 1869, d. 12 Apr 1954
Alexander Dickson b. 31 Jul 1871
Margaret Dickson b. c 1874
Sarah Dickson b. c 1876
Mary Ann Dickson+ b. c 1878
Agnes Dickson b. c Aug 1880
Helen Dickson+ b. c 1882
Nancy Dickson b. c 1885

Citations

  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), C700051 [19 Feb 2002 & Oct 2010].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriages 1864 Dundee 2nd Distrtict 282/02 0089 [May 2010].
  3. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M112821 [16 Feb 2002].
  4. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Marriages 1864 Dundee 2nd District 0089; DCC Registrar [17 Mar 2002], Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  5. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Dundee Registrars Office; St Peter 336 [March 2002].
  6. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), IGI [16 Feb 2002].
  7. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS Statutory Deaths 1891 Dundee St Mary ref79 [Aug 2005].
  8. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), GROS Statutory Deaths 1897 Dundee St Mary 282/02 0580 [Feb 2009].
  9. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), GROS statutory deaths 282/01 0025 [Oct 2010].
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1851 Scotland Census, Dysart, ed 5, page 8 [Oct 2010].
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1861 Scotland Census, South Leith, ed 37, page 14 [Oct 2010].
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census record 1871 282/01 016/01 070 [Nov 2009].
  13. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dundee; ED: 16; Page: 10; Line: 22; Roll: CSSCT1871_49. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1871 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1871 Scotland Census. Reels 1-191. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2013]
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, FHL Film 0203479 GRO ref Vol 282-1 Enum Dist 12 page 4 [Feb 2002 updated Aug 2008].
  15. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) 1881 Scotland Census, St Peter, ed 12, page 4 [Oct 2010].
  16. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: St Peter; ED: 12; Page: 4; Line: 10; Roll: cssct1881_80. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1881 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1881 Scotland Census. Reels 1-338. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2013]
  17. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS ref census 1891 282/01 028/01 007 [Oct 2009].
  18. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Liff and Benvie; ED: 28; Page: 7; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1891_88. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Mar 2013]