Mr. George Hodgson DIXON, of Armathwaite Hall, near Carlisle, who died
on Sunday, belonged to an old Carlisle family. the DIXON's, of Knells, being
the last surviving son of Mr. John DIXON, one of the firm of Peter DIXON and
Sons, cotton manufacturers in Carlisle for many years.


       He married a daughter of the late Sir Robert BRISCO, of Crotton Hall,
and had been a magistrate for Cumberland since 1867. He carried on the
business of a land agent, representing, amongst other land owners in the county, Mr. W. P. STANDISH, of Winchester. He had been for many years a Chairman of the Carlisle Race Stand Company, taking an active interest in the purchase of the new race course at Blackwell. He had interesting reminiscences of the old races at Carlisle, when they were run in heats. In early life he identified himself with the Volunteer Movement, and was Captain and Adjutant of the Carlisle Artillery Volunteers for some years.


       He had been seriously ill for about five weeks. He leaves a widow and
six daughters. His only son, Mr. Wastel DIXON, who was a lieutenant in the
Border Regiment, was killed in Africa in the Matabele War.