Elizabeth Maria James

Elizabeth Maria James

b: 1814
d: JAN 1885
From 'The James, Pyne, Dixon Family Book' - the Reminiscences of Edith Elizabeth Chaplin, 1913:

(Aunt Maryanne) was the only one of our Grandfather's children who remembered the Great Aunt and Uncle Winpenny, and from her comes the story of Aunt Bessy's remark when taken as a child to dine with them. At the end of the meal, not being amused with the company, she turned to her parents with the observation: 'Had our dinner; let's go', and much offended her elderly relations, with whom Aunt Maryanne remained the favourite.

Aunt Maryanne was the beauty of the family in the eyes of her parents, who admired her dazzling pink and white complexion and chestnut red hair, an opinion confirmed by my Mother-in-law, Mrs. Chaplin, who shared their taste. But Aunt Bessy's Byronic type of beauty, ivory complexion and raven black hair and a fine figure, was more consonant to the general taste of that day, and my Mother has told me how greatly she was admired. She married John Dixon, by whom she had eight children and was left a widow early in middle life. I have a recollection of her good looks in her married days, particularly of seeing her once just before she was going to a dinner party. We were having tea at her house and she came in to speak to us and left on my mind the image of a gracious and rather magnificent presence.

Of her children, only three survived middle life. John married and settled in New Zealand; Frederick married and lived at Brighton. Both have families who have inherited some of the family good looks and done well in life. Herminah ('Minny') married a Mr. Boulter, lived to 60 but had no family. I remained fond of Aunt Bessy all her life but cared less for the children and the current of life has drifted us apart.
Biography
From 'The James, Pyne, Dixon Family Book' - the Reminiscences of Edith Elizabeth Chaplin, 1913:

(Aunt Maryanne) was the only one of our Grandfather's children who remembered the Great Aunt and Uncle Winpenny, and from her comes the story of Aunt Bessy's remark when taken as a child to dine with them. At the end of the meal, not being amused with the company, she turned to her parents with the observation: 'Had our dinner; let's go', and much offended her elderly relations, with whom Aunt Maryanne remained the favourite.

Aunt Maryanne was the beauty of the family in the eyes of her parents, who admired her dazzling pink and white complexion and chestnut red hair, an opinion confirmed by my Mother-in-law, Mrs. Chaplin, who shared their taste. But Aunt Bessy's Byronic type of beauty, ivory complexion and raven black hair and a fine figure, was more consonant to the general taste of that day, and my Mother has told me how greatly she was admired. She married John Dixon, by whom she had eight children and was left a widow early in middle life. I have a recollection of her good looks in her married days, particularly of seeing her once just before she was going to a dinner party. We were having tea at her house and she came in to speak to us and left on my mind the image of a gracious and rather magnificent presence.

Of her children, only three survived middle life. John married and settled in New Zealand; Frederick married and lived at Brighton. Both have families who have inherited some of the family good looks and done well in life. Herminah ('Minny') married a Mr. Boulter, lived to 60 but had no family. I remained fond of Aunt Bessy all her life but cared less for the children and the current of life has drifted us apart.
Facts
  • 1814 - Birth -
  • JAN 1885 - Death -
Ancestors
   
 
 
Thomas James
1780 - 1853
  
  
  
Elizabeth Mander
ABT 1755 - 1784
 
Elizabeth Maria James
1814 - JAN 1885
  
 
  
 
   
  
  
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Thomas James
Birth1780
Death1853 Bloomsbury, London. Buried at Highgate
Marriage1809to Mary Ann Watkyns
FatherThomas James , Dr
MotherElizabeth Mander
PARENT (F) Mary Ann Watkyns
Birth
Death1860
Marriage1809to Thomas James
FatherSamuel Watkyns
Mother?
CHILDREN
FHarriet James
Birth25 DEC 1819
Death13 MAR 1895Eastbourne, buried at Woodchester, Gloucestershire
Marriage7 APR 1840to Henry Pyne at Old Church, St Pancras, London, England
FMary Anne James
Birth1810
Death1884
MThomas Andrew James
Birth1812
Death1841Burried at Hillingdon, Middlesex
FElizabeth Maria James
Birth1814
DeathJAN 1885
Marriage1835to John Bond Dixon at St Pancras
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Bond Dixon
Birth1811
Death1852 Buried in Kensall Green Cemetery, grave seen by Herminah 1893
Marriage1835to Elizabeth Maria James at St Pancras
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Elizabeth Maria James
Birth1814
DeathJAN 1885
Marriage1835to John Bond Dixon at St Pancras
FatherThomas James
MotherMary Ann Watkyns
CHILDREN
FAda Dixon
Birth31 JAN 1837
Death
FLaura Jane Dixon
Birth2 DEC 1839
Death
MCharles Dixon
Birth
Death
FAgnes Mary Catherine Dixon
Birth13 MAR 1834
Death1853
MFrederick M Dixon
Birth
Death
FHerminah Elizabeth Dixon
Birth
Death1 AUG 1910
Marriageto Boulter
MArthur Dixon
Birth
Death
MJohn James Dixon
Birth19 NOV 1840Crescent Place, Bloomsbury, London
Death27 SEP 1915Kihi kihi, Waikato, New Zealand, buried in St Luke's cemetery
Marriage1863to Hannah Elizabeth West at St Michael's, Christchurch, New Zealand
Evidence
[S12758] Ann Gregory (Mendell)'s copy of 'A short account of the Families of Chaplin and Skinner........' with annotations by Ayrton Chaplin & others
Descendancy Chart
Elizabeth Maria James b: 1814 d: JAN 1885
John Bond Dixon b: 1811 d: 1852
Ada Dixon b: 31 JAN 1837
Laura Jane Dixon b: 2 DEC 1839
Agnes Mary Catherine Dixon b: 13 MAR 1834 d: 1853
Herminah Elizabeth Dixon d: 1 AUG 1910
John James Dixon b: 19 NOV 1840 d: 27 SEP 1915
Hannah Elizabeth West b: 1843 d: ABT 1930