Margaret Tobin 1864 -1942


Margaret Tobin . 1864-1942..Have asked - Mar2010- Nicola for her b.c and 2 marriage certs and for photos. But have not heard from her since - I keep trying!

Margaret Tobin born, 9/1/1864 [Nicola has b.c.] St. Olaves. ‘Mar’, ref. 1d.43. - Baptism not at La Salette nor St.Georges RCC. - have asked Dockhead April, 2012 - no reply.

. . . Probably working as a general servant, domestic, aged 17, b. Horsleydown, in Lewisham in 1881C. Descendant Nicola has her as a collar ironer.

1890. Marries William Rixon in Newington in Jan 1890, not in a protestant church, address given for her is 34 Kinross Street, that of her elder sister Elizabeth, now Lyons - Nicola has m.c.


- William Rixon [written Nixon!] - barman -& Margaret Rixon & son William ~3mths, are visitors at 11 Kinross Street, her brother, David Tobin, also being there. The head of this household is one Albert Towns, who she marries in 1917!.



Margaret & William Rixon have 5 children: William David Rixon Dec Lambeth 1890-1969, Frank Rixon 1895, David Rixon 1896, Thomas Rixon 1900 & Bert Rixon 1902.

1901C. Family living at 5 Sutton Bldgs, Newington.

1911C . The family unit of 7 are in Southwark, living at 1 Alvey House, Alvey Street, Walworth : William Rixon, a house painter, 44, wife Margaret Rixon, 44, married 21 years, 6 children, 1 died. .

1911. William W Rixon dies, aged 43, Sep1911 Southwark.

1917. Margaret Rixon remarries an Albert Towns in Jun 1917 Southwark 1d.182, probably on the same day as her son marries. Neither marriage in London Protestant marriages Ancestry.

1921. William David Rixon 1890 has a son William Rixon, grandfather of Nicola, and this man is still alive in 2009 and remembers his grandmother, Margaret Tobin/Rixon/Towns

1936. M. Towns, sister, is the informant on the 31/3/1936 death, in St. Olaves Hospital, of David Tobin, aged 68. Her address given as 74 Glengall Road, Peckham.

1942. Margaret Towns probably dies aged 79 Lewisham 1942.

Son William Rixon 1890 marries Elizabeth Todd in Jun 1917 Southwark 1d.142 and they have just one son William Rixon 1921. He marries Winifred Brooker in Lewisham in 1946 and they have Alan Rixon 1947 and Janice Rixon 1950. Alan Rixon marries Susan Fowles in 1968 and has Nicola Rixon 1970 and Melanie Rixon 1974. Contacted Nicola again for memories/photos 30/6/2010 - William Rixon 1921 still alive in 2009


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