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Orders of Merit, Mary, Barbara and Hamish

Today, after yesterday’s resurrection of the Dixon-Spain site, I’ve added the order of Merit awarded to the Rev. Thomas in 1923, the names and birthdates of Ted’s two girls (Mary and Barbara) as well as Hamish, Bridget and Ian’s son — who Dad tells me is still alive.

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Google Books and Familial Research

Working my way through all the research possibilities that the net offers for free has been an interesting experience. Refining and re-refining searches has been rewarding, if in a limited way. Actually I say that, and the Heckington Spaynes came out of a Google search, as did the marriages of Spains in Lincoln and the […]

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Spains, Spaynes and Plagues

To record or not to record, that is the genealogical question. I’ve just updated the website, making two major leaps of faith to fill in the family in the early to mid-nineteenth century. With only the knowledge that the Rev. Thomas was born in Lincoln, I searched for his father Thomas and came up with […]

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The Wives of the Reverend Thomas Dixon-Spain

With the help of David Secker I have been piecing together the marital arrangements on the Reverend Thomas. It seems he married Elizabeth Showler first, and with her had two children, Lizzie and Thomas. The latter, according to family legend, was the black sheep of the family and went away to Ohio having dallied with […]

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