CFHS code : HT285
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : THOMAS DIXON d November 10 1896 LUCY ELLEN DIXON d March 5 1890
Monument : Stone cross (broken)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Thomas Dixon (1818 – 10 November 1896)
Thomas was born in Cambridge and was the son of Thomas who was a nursreyman. He worked as a bookseller at 9 Market Street and married Mary Barrett (1823-1860) on 14 August 1851. They had three children: Ashton Thomas (1855-1932), Henry Page (1856-1857) and Mary (1860-). Mary (Snr) died on 30 July 1860 two weeks after giving birth to her third child. Thomas married for a second time to Lucy Eastgate on 20 November 1862 at St. Martin in the Fields Church, Westminster and they had at least a further eight children together: Anne (1863-), Edith (1865-), Allick Page (1867-1950), Bishop Horace Henry (1869-1964), Charles Hustler (1870-1964), Mildred Alberta (1872-1968), Thomas Harold (1874-) and Ellen Kate (1876-1965).
The family lived at Market Street, but by 1881 had moved to live at Park Lodge, Park Terrace and Thomas was documented as employing eleven men in his business by that time. His business was taken over by his son Allick. Thomas died aged 78 years old at Montague Road and his funeral took place on 13 November 1896.
Lucy Ellen Dixon (née Eastgate) (5 June 1837 – 5 March 1890)
Lucy was born in London and was the second daughter of Charles and Mary Ann. Charles was a coachsmith, who died in 1859 and Lucy then lived with her mother and siblings at Long Lane, before marrying widower Thomas Dixon when she was 25 years old. Lucy died at Market Street ‘after a few hours’ illness’ aged 52 years old.
Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS
by Claire Martinsen
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