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looking for family of john nixon

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tracey Report 6 Jan 2013 17:23

thank you ill get as many details of my mum as i can :-)


brummiejan Report 6 Jan 2013 17:21

Just to add - I have checked for Margaret Nixon births in Manchester after 1900, and there are three. And of course she might have been born elsewhere. So you might need the marriage cert to ascertain her age and father's details, unless your mother knows her grandparents' names..


brummiejan Report 6 Jan 2013 17:18

Hello Tracey.
Have you tried looking on Freebmd? This is a free site and easy to look for birth, marriage and death records.

It might help you to get your grandparents' marriage cert. This can be obtained online from the GRO (just google it) and would cost you £9.25.

Marriages Dec 1936
Dillon Patrick Nixon Manchester N. 8d 1210
Nixon Margaret Dillon Manchester N. 8d 1210



tracey Report 6 Jan 2013 17:12

hi im trying to trace my mums family her mum was called margerate dillon (nee nixon) as far as im aware they last lived in the wythenshaw area of manchester maggie as she was known as married patrick dillon and they had 5 children my mum doesnt know much about her family so im trying to find out all i can im sure my nana maggie had at least 1 brother called bill ive seen a picture of him wearing an eye patch if anyone can help it would be very much appriciated :-)