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Dave's Ancestors - Nixon Family

The Nixon Family



Generation 1 Nixon and Ryley Family Tree

Robert Nixon (born late 18th century)
[husband of Margaret Helor{various spellings}, daughter of Susannah]

Generation 2 Nixon and Ryley Family Tree

Children of Robert and Margaret:

Henry Nixon (1800 - )
Robert Nixon (1804 - )
[Husband of Elizabeth Ryley (1807 - ) daughter of Benjamin Ryley and Elizabeth Day.]
William Nixon (1806 - )

Generation 3 Nixon and Ryley Family Tree

Children of Robert and Elizabeth:

Robert Benjamin Nixon (1829)
[Baptised 4th March 1829, St Peter, Liverpool]
Elizabeth Ryley Nixon (1831 - )
[Baptised 22nd February 1835, St John the Baptist, Toxteth; wife of William Henry Rigby (1825 - )]
Benjamin Day Nixon (1836 - )
[Baptised 22nd February 1835, St John the Baptist, Toxteth]
Elizabeth Nixon (1836 - )
[Baptised 16th November 1836, St Peter, Liverpool]
Margaret Nixon (1837 - )
[Born 1837, buried (as Margaret Darracott, wife of William Henry Darracott) on 26th August 1869, Toxteth Cemetery]
William Henry Nixon (1839 - 1840)
[Born January 1839 St Peter, Liverpool; Baptised 5th March 1839; Died 18th November 1840; Buried on 24th November 1840, St John, Liverpool]
William Nixon (1841 - 1842)
[Baptised 24th December 1841 St Thomas, Liverpool; Died 9th January 1842; Buried on 21st January 1842, St John, Liverpool]
Susannah Martha Nixon (1842 - )
[Born 18th December 1842; Baptised 18th April 1843]
Sarah Jane Nixon (1845 - )
[Born 1845; Married 1863 to Robert Jones;]
Rupert James Nixon (1848 - )
[Born 1848; Buried 10th February 1852, St John, Liverpool]
William Nixon (1852 - )
[Born ~1852; Married Ellen Sharples Hickson in 1875 at St Cleopas, Toxteth]




Further details of Dave's direct Nixon ancestors


The following sections contain details transcribed from documents such as census, birth, marriage and death certificates, parish records, newspapers, etc.

Unless otherwise stated, we have transcribed directly from the original document or from a scanned or photographic image of the original document.




Robert Nixon (late 18th century)


This Robert Nixon is the earliest member of the Nixon family I have identified.
He was probably born about 1780 but that's just a guess based on his marriage in 1799.
I have little information about him, apart from his marriage and mentions at his children's baptisms.



Marriage
25th July 1799 Parochial Chapel of St Nicholas, Liverpool.

Robert Nixon, mariner, of the parish, married Margaret Helor, minor, also of the parish.
They were married by licence.
Witnesses were Elizabeth Roscoe and Constantine McGowan.
Margaret Helor's mother was Susannah (maiden name unknown). I have not discovered Susannah's first marriage details yet.
As a widow, Susannah married for a second time to Robert Smith, mariner on 1st March 1804 at St Nicholas, Liverpool.
Witnesses were Howard Smith and John McNally.

Children


Henry Nixon
Map showing location of Norfolk Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Norfolk Street on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Norfolk Street
was born on 3rd May 1800 and baptised at St Nicholas parish church on 18th January 1801.
On the register, his parents are described as Robert Nixon, mariner, of Norfolk Street and Margaret Healer, his wife.

Robert Nixon
was born on 9th February 1804 and baptised on 21st March 1804 at St Peter's, Liverpool.
On the register, his parents are described as Robert Nixon, mariner, of Simpson Street (which crosses Norfolk Street) and Margaret Nixon, formerly Hulor (could be Haler).

William Nixon
was born on 17th February 1806 and baptised at St Nicholas parish church on 4th May 1806.
On the register, his parents are described as Robert Nixon, rigger, of Simpson Street (which crosses Norfolk Street) and Margaret Haylor, his wife.

Further details of his life


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Robert Nixon (1804 - 1890)


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In detail:


Birth
9th February 1804

Map showing location of Simpson Street, Liverpool at nls.uk
Link to Simpson Street on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Simpson Street
From the parish baptism register, Robert's parents were living in Simpson Street, Liverpool


Baptism
21st March 1804 St Nicholas, Liverpool

From the parish baptism register:
His parents are described as Robert Nixon, mariner, of Simpson Street and Margaret Nixon, formerly Hulor (could be Haler).


Marriage
24th July 1825 St James Church, Toxteth (parish of Walton on the Hill).

Map showing location of St James, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to St James' Church, Toxteth on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of St James' Church, Toxteth
Robert Nixon, mariner, a minor, of the parish, married Elizabeth Ryley, spinster, minor, also of the parish.
They were married with consent of the father of said Elizabeth.
Witnesses were S. Dahlgren, William Ryley, Anne Wainwright, Amelia Langton.
[William Ryley was Elizabeth's older brother. He married Anne Wainwright on 30th December 1826]

1841 census
Caffo Place, New Goore Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Caffo Place, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Caffo Place, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Caffo Place, Toxteth Park

(Caffo Place was one of a string of courts off New Gore Street, the southern part of which later became Albert Street and then Darnley Street)
Robert Nixon age 30, mariner, born Lancashire
Elizabeth Nixon age 30, born Lancashire
Robert Benjamin Nixon age 12, born Lancashire
Elizabeth Nixon age 10, born Lancashire
Benjamin Nixon age 8, born Lancashire
Margaret Nixon age 5, born Lancashire
William Nixon age 3, born Lancashire

1851 census
Court 15, No6, Albert Street (formerly New Gore Street), Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Court 15, No6, Albert Street (formerly New Gore Street), Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Albert Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Albert Street, Toxteth Park
Robert Nixon age 45, mariner, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Elizabeth Nixon age 40, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Benjamin Nixon age 15, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Margaret Nixon age 14, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Susannah Nixon age 8, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Sarah Nixon age 6, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Rupert J. Nixon, age 3, born Lancashire, Liverpool
William Nixon age 43, Robert's brother, mariner, born Lancashire, Liverpool

1861 census
17 Rice Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Rice Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Rice Street (later Carey Street), Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Rice Street (later Carey Street), Toxteth Park
Robert Nixon age 55, rigger, born Lancashire, Liverpool
Elizabeth Nixon age 50, rigger's wife, born Lancashire, Liverpool
William Nixon age 9, born Lancashire, Liverpool
James McKittrick, age 19, lodger, apprentice boiler maker, born Lancashire, Liverpool

1871 census
1 Abstinence Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Abstinence Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Abstinence Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Abstinence Street, Toxteth Park
Robert Nixon age 66, rigger, born Liverpool
Elizabeth Nixon age 61, born Liverpool
Sarah Jones age 26, Robert's daughter, wife of a labourer, born Liverpool
Robert Jones age 27, Robert's son in law, labourer, born Liverpool
Robert Danecott age 16, Robert's grandson, rigger, born Liverpool
Robert Nixon age 20, Robert's grandson, rigger, born Liverpool
John Jones age 12, lodger, born Liverpool

1881 census
244 Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park at nls.uk
Link to Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Beaufort Street, Toxteth Park

Robert living with his daughter Sarah and husband.

Robert Jones age 35, labourer, born Liverpool
Sarah J Jones age 34, Robert Nixon's daughter, born Liverpool
Robert Nixon age 82, mariner, born Liverpool
William Moffatt age 25, lodger, Railway Guard, born Wigton, Cumberland

Death
November 1890

Robert was buried, aged 86, at Toxteth Park Cemetery on 2nd December 1890. He had been living at 295, Mill Street
He shared a grave with Elizabeth Nixon of 146, Mann Street [aged 52 at burial in 1875, therefore too young to be Robert's wife] and also Elizabeth Day Rigby of 11, David Street, who was buried on 9th May 1907. [This must be Robert's daughter, Elizabeth who was baptised as Elizabeth Riley Rigby but reported at her death as Elizabeth Day Rigby.]


Elizabeth Ryley Nixon (1831 - )


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In detail:


1841 census
Caffo Place, New Goore Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Caffo Place, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Caffo Place, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Caffo Place, Toxteth Park

(Caffo Place was one of a string of courts off New Gore Street, the southern part of which later became Albert Street and then Darnley Street)
Robert Nixon age 30, mariner, born Lancashire
Elizabeth Nixon age 30, born Lancashire
Robert Benjamin Nixon age 12, born Lancashire
Elizabeth Nixon age 10, born Lancashire
Benjamin Nixon age 8, born Lancashire
Margaret Nixon age 5, born Lancashire
William Nixon age 3, born Lancashire

First Marriage

Elizabeth married widower, Evan Jones, in the December quarter 1849
Evan Jones had previously been married to Mary, maiden name unknown, and had (at least) four children; Thomas (1833), Elizabeth (1834), David (1839)and Jane (1842).
by 1851, only the two younger children remained at home with Evan and new wife, Elizabeth.

1851 census
80 Upper Wolfe Street, Toxteth Park

Map showing location of Upper Wolfe Street, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Upper Wolfe Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Upper Wolfe Street, Toxteth Park
Evan Jones age 39, joiner, born Wales, Montgomery
Elizabeth Jones age 19, born Liverpool
David Jones age 12, born Liverpool
Jane Jones age 9, born Liverpool

1861 census
107 Wolfe Street, Toxteth Park

Evan Jones age 51, ship joiner, born Montgomery, Llan__gog
Elizabeth Jones age 28, born Liverpool
Ann Jones age 6, born Liverpool
Mary Ellen Jones age 4, born Liverpool

Second Marriage

Elizabeth Jones, widow, aged 28 of Llanrwst Street married William Henry Rigby, widower, aged 35 of Park Street on 22nd April 1861 at St Michael in the Hamlet.
Map showing location of Park Street - Llanrwst Street, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Park Street - Llanrwst Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Map showing the position of Park Street - Llanrwst Street, Toxteth Park

Elizabeth's father was Robert Nixon, Mariner; William's father was James Rigby, tanner
Witnesses were Robert Boggs and Margaret Derrocott
Margaret Derracott was Elizabeth's younger sister, who had married William Henry Derracott (aka Harry) on 17th December 1854.
William Henry was son of Robert Young Man Derracott (1790 - ) (sometimes Darracott) and Margaret Diamond (1808 - )
Robert Young Man Derracott had been a naval officer, enlisting in 1805, rose through the ranks, and after spending time as a French prisoner of war, gained his commission as Lieutenant in 1815
He was retired on half pay in 1816 and died in May 1864
By the time of Elizabeth's marriage, Margaret and William Henry had two children, Margaret (1857) and Harry (1859).

1871 census
142 Wolfe Street, Toxteth Park

William Henry Rigby widower, age 44, Dock Labourer, born Liverpool
Elizabeth Rigby age 30, born Liverpool
Mary E Rigby age 14, born Liverpool
Elizabeth Rigby age 3, born Liverpool
Sarah Jane Rigby age 9 months, born Liverpool
John Ellis age 24, lodger, Dock Labourer


1881 census
51 Upper Harrington Street, Toxteth Park
William Henry has died and Elizabeth, his widow is head of the household.

Map showing location of Upper Harrington Street, Toxteth at nls.uk
Link to Upper Harrington Street, Toxteth Park on Old-Maps.co.uk
Google map showing the position of Upper Harrington Street, Toxteth Park
Elizabeth Rigby age 44, widow, stationer, born Liverpool
Elizabeth Rigby age 13, born Liverpool
Sarah Rigby, age 10, born Liverpool
Edward Danicott, nephew, age 13, born Liverpool
Thomas Jones, nephew, age 17, labourer, born Liverpool


Death

Elizabeth was reported as Elizabeth Day Rigby on her death certificate. She died of natural causes, aged 71 years, on 3rd May 1907 at Garston Accident Hospital, widow of William Rigby, Dock Labourer of 21, Park Street.
She was buried on 9th May at Toxteth Park Cemetery following an inquest held on 6th May. On the burial record she is stated as living at 11 David Street.
She shared a grave with her father, Robert Nixon, who was buried, aged 86, at Toxteth Park Cemetery on 2nd December 1890. He had been living at 295, Mill Street.
Also in the same grave is Elizabeth Nixon of 146, Mann Street [aged 52 at burial in 1875, therefore 16 years too young to be Robert's wife.]