Harriet Elizabeth Dixon

#41247, b. 1845, d. September 1881

  • Father: Charles Dixon b. 1793
  • Mother: Anna M W Speare b. 1816

Individual's Timeline

Birth1845Harriet Elizabeth Dixon
Marriage4 October 1866Harriet Elizabeth Dixon1,2
Marr RegDecember 1866Harriet Elizabeth Dixon1
DeathSeptember 1881Harriet Elizabeth Blake3
Death RegSeptember 1881Harriet Elizabeth Blake4
Probate8 March 1899Harriet Elizabeth Dixon

Primary events

  • Birth: Harriet Elizabeth Dixon was born in 1845 in Braintree, Essex, England.
  • Marriage: She married Garson James Blake, son of Garson Blake and Elizabeth Lovewell Laws, on Thursday, 4 October 1866 in Braintree, England, when they were 21 years ~&~ 27 years old.1,2
  • Marr Reg: The marriage of Harriet and Garson James Blake was registered in the quarter ended December 1866 in the Braintree registration district.1
  • Death: Harriet died in September 1881 in 37 South Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, (Aged 36 years, worked back from recorded birth date).3
  • Death Reg: Harriet's death was registered in the quarter ended in September 1881 in the Great Yarmouth registration district, aged 36. (Her age calculates to 36 years).4
  • Probate: Her estate was probated on 8 March 1899. Garson James Blake was the administrator and/or the beneficiary. The Estate was valued at £648, and it was not actioned until 18 years after her death.

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Blake.

Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: The notice in the paper of the marriage says "On the 4th (October) at Bocking, Garson James, second son of Garson Blake, of Southtown, to Harriet Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Charles Dixon esq. Surgeon, Braintree, and granddaughter of the late Captain R Speare RN, Southtown". The registration of the marriage shows her family name as HARVEY, and she was only 21, quite young to have been a widow. This obviously needs more checking.2

Children of Harriet Elizabeth Dixon and Garson James Blake


  1. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, Baintree Essex Dec 1866 4a/703.
  2. British newspapers Nat Lib AU, The Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald (Bury Saint Edmunds, England), Tuesday, October 09, 1866; pg. 6; Issue 4398. (442 words).
  3. Website Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com) "England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 about Harriet Elizabeth Blake
    Name:      Harriet Elizabeth Blake
    Probate Date:      8 Mar 1899
    Death Date:      9 Jul 1881
    Death Place:      Great Yarmouth
    Registry:      Norwich."
  4. Find my past web sites, online http://www.findmypast.com or http://www.findmypast.com.au, Civil Registration event: Death
    Name:      BLAKE, Harriet Elizabeth
    Registration District: Help      Yarmouth
    County:      Norfolk
    Year of Registration:      1881
    Quarter of Registration:      Jul-Aug-Sep
    Age at death:      36
    Volume No:      4B
    Page No:      2.