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    Question William (aka Edward) Dawson, Allestree, Derby



    I am looking for info on William Dawson born abt 1809 in Allestree, Derby but
    in the 1851 census is listed as a wheelwright foreman in Birmingham married to
    Elizabeth Coxon who was also born in Allestree about 1820. By then they had 4 children. They married in Birmingham 1841.
    I assume to be a wheelwright he would have had to have done an apprenticeship, round about 1825-30 probably in Allestree. From the Pigots
    commercial directory for Allestree there is a listing for Thomas Woolley as Wheelwright, Allestree so i wonder if this is where he might have done his apprenticeship. Is there any way of finding out.
    He may have been the illegitimate son of Dorothy Dawson, she had a William baptised 26 June 1808, Allestree, St. Edmund.
    Any info would be gratefully appreciated, especially why he moved to Birmingham. Also any info on the Coxon family.

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    Hello Mick,

    You may find this TNA research guide of interest - especially section 3.

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    Default William (aka Edward) Dawson, Allestree

    Thanks Jan, i'll certainly have a look at that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mick lowry View Post


    I am looking for info on William Dawson born abt 1809 in Allestree, Derby but
    in the 1851 census is listed as a wheelwright foreman in Birmingham married to
    Elizabeth Coxon who was also born in Allestree about 1820. By then they had 4 children. They marriied in Birmingham 1841.
    I assume to be a wheelwright he would have had to have done an apprenticeship, round about 1825-30 probably in Allestree. From the Pigots
    commercial directory for Allestree there is a listing for Thomas Woolley as Wheelwright, Allestree so i wonder if this is where he might have done his apprenticeship. Is there any way of finding out.
    He may have been the illegitimate son of Dorothy Dawson, she had a William baptised 26 June 1808, Allestree, St. Edmund.
    Any info would be gratefully appreciated, especially why he moved to Birmingham. Also any info on the Coxon family.
    I am also interested in William Dawson who was my great great grandfather. We're you able to find out any more?

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    FS baptism for Elizabeth Coxon, 20 Aug 1820 Snelston, Derby
    Parents: Thomas Coxon & Elizabeth ?
    Original 1851 census document has Snelston as birthplace.

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    Hi jaydee500, William Dawson bn. c1809 in Allestree Derbyshire was my half brother Davids GG G/F and all the research i have done was for his benefit. I have most of the direct tree sorted but no further back than William other than maybe's. What was your G G/F name. David is still alive and living in Sydney Australia.

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    hi Shirl20 Many thanks for your info. Could i please ask where you got the info on Elizabeth Coxon's baptism

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    Found the baptism in FamilySearch IGI records, hence the FS abbreviation.

    William/Edward Dawson & Elizabeth Coxon named their first child Dorothy Harriet Dawson,
    so this would be another link to the christening record for 1808.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shirl20 View Post
    Found the baptism in FamilySearch IGI records, hence the FS abbreviation.

    William/Edward Dawson & Elizabeth Coxon named their first child Dorothy Harriet Dawson,
    so this would be another link to the christening record for 1808.
    Hi again Shirl, tks for that info , i couldn't find it on IGI when i looked 3 years ago. Sorry to be a bit dim but what is the christening record for 1808 that you refer to ?. I know about Wm and Eliz 1st child being Dorothy Harriett bn B/ham 1842 who md a John H Wright in 1876 and had at least 5 children. I am not related to the Dawson family except that my half brother David who lives in Sydney is the GG G/son of William.

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    England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906

    William Dawson born 19 June 1808
    Christening Date: 26 June 1808 Allestree, Derbyshire
    Age at Christening: 0
    Motherís Name: Dorothy Dawson

    More FS records which may be of interest to you:

    Dolly Dawson baptised 30 Dec 1781 St Edmunds, Allestree, Derby
    Parents: John Dawson & Sarah ?

    Dorothy Dawson married Paul White 21 Nov 1826 Duffield, Derby
    Original 1851 census document states Dorothy White was born in Allestree, Derby

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