Thomas Dixon (1739-1824)

Thomas Dixon, Merchant, of London & the Netherlands

He was born 'Dickson' at Dunblane, Perthshire. In 1762, at Inverary, he married Elizabeth, daughter of Alexander Mann (1706-1802), of Renny, Ross-shire, by his wife Katherine, daughter of the Hon. John Fraser, second son of 10th Lord Lovat. Mrs Dixon was a god-daughter of the 4th Duke of Argyll, "and generally spoke of him as her uncle, his sister (Primrose) having married her grand-uncle Simon, 11th Lord Lovat, in 1733". He lived for twenty years at Westminster in London before leaving for the Continent in 1788 where he lived at Ostend, Flushing and Amsterdam. When his widow died, their silver plate, etc., and a box of papers was sent to his son in Boston. 
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 09/12/2021 and last updated on 22/01/2022.