Category Archives: Dickson

Medlicott, Gravener, Monger and Dixon

In the last two posts, I’ve begun to explore the large cast of characters to be found in the 1652 will of Elizabeth Greene, widow of Stepney, who I believe might have been related to my 8 x great grandfather, … Continue reading

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The other Euphemia Dickson (1775 – 1831)

Finding the will of Euphemia Dickson (1812 – 1827) has made me take another look at the records for her namesake – her aunt, the younger sister of her father John. Why this interest in somebody who is not a … Continue reading

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The last will and testament of Euphemia Dickson (1812 – 1827)

Via Ancestry I came across the 1827 will of Euphemia Dickson. She was the daughter of baker John Dickson of Greville Street, Holborn, and his wife Sarah Dickson née Rodbard. Born in 1812, Euphemia was only 15 years old when … Continue reading

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A walk through the past

This evening I happened to be in central London and found myself, quite fortuitously, passing by the end of Greville Street, Holborn, where my distant ancestor John Dickson had a baker’s shop; then a few minutes later walking past the … Continue reading

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The will of John Dickson, Holborn baker

Following my discovery of the will of John Rodbard, I’ve now managed to track down the last will and testament of ‘John Dickson of Greville Street in the parish of St Andrew Holborn in the county of Middlesex, baker’, which … Continue reading

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The will of John Rodbard of Edgware, gentleman

I wrote recently about my discovery that Sarah Dickson, who married David Blanch in 1835, was the daughter of Holborn baker John Dickson and his wife Sarah, and that the latter was born Sarah Rodbard in Little Stanmore, Edgware. John … Continue reading

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