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From: Charles Clark <>
Subject: Re: [Scotch-Irish] James Thomas Dickson
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 19:00:49 +1200
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Dickson is of course a name associated with the 1798 Revolution, and a
descendant of the Rev William Steel Dickson, D.D., who was one of the players in
that revolution, Charles Dickson, is, or was, a historian who has written, among
other things, a history of the 1798: "Revolt in the North: Antrim and Down in
1798" (which I have before me as I write, I got it some time ago and seem to
have put it down half-read. Must finish it sometime!) Wrote in the 1950s.
> My great great great grandfather James Thomas Dickson was born in 1766 near
> Castleblaney, Armagh, in 1766, exact date unknown. He became a medical
> student in 1783, but was pressed into the British Navy in the same year. He
> served as ships carpenter for 60 years, until 1843. He married Margaret Anne
> Wallace, born about 1775 and died 1830. They had at least 2 children, one
> was Mary Jane Dickson, my great great grandmother who immigrated to Canada
> with her husband Andrew Caswell in 1847 or 1848. James Thomas Dickson
> immigrated to Canada in 1853 at the age of 87. He lived until 1878 and died
> at the age of 112.
> Looking for all of his ancestors!