Back page: Charles William Johnson Born Sep 22 Wachastby? 1876

Cuthbert Francis Johnson Born Sep 26th 1871

Anna Grey Johnson Born Feb 15th 1867

Uncle Bthins? Died Jan 28 1888

Inside front cover: Cuth. Greenwood Johnson Born Feb 17th 1832 ( corrected to 42)

Maria Grey Johnson Born March 23rd 1829/1833/1843

Anna Grey Johnson Born Feb 15th 1867

Cuth Francis Johnson Born Sep 26th 18 71

Charles William Johnson Born Sep 22nd 1875

On right hand page: Freddy Dy J h J & M J July 18 16 ( 16 crossed out) Feb 8th 1866 Wedding day

Frances Marian William Born June 15 1892

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Age 76 years Miss Grey died May 17th Saturday 1873 & was buried at Billingham May 22

Anna Grey Smith died Dec 24th 1863 16 years burial Billingham

Fanny Grey Smith died Dec 6th 1874 28 years buried Dinsdale

William Anthony Grey Smith Died April 12 1886 & was buried Mentone France

On loose piece of writing paper: Anna Grey Johnson born Feb 15 1867 at Blue House Stockton on Tees Baptized At the Parish Church Stockton on Tees by Revd. James

Cuthbert Francis Johnson born Sep 26th 1871 at Cleveland House Stockton On Tees Baptized at Trinity Church Stockton by Revd. Kennnicott?

Charles William Johnson born Sep 22 1875 at Hardwick Hall Sedgefield Baptized at the parish Church Sedgefield by the Revd. J. D. Eden

Johnson Family Bible. The British and Foreign Bible Society, sold to Subscribers at the Society's House, Earl Street, Blackfriars, London. Dated 1856.

The ancestors of Cuthbert John Dixon-Johnson (known as John) the son of Freddie Grey. He had ancestors called Grey through his father Charles William Dixon-Johnson, but it is not known if they were related to the Milfield Greys.
Wedding Day Feb 8th 1866 refers to the wedding of Cuthbert Greenwood Johnson to Maria Grey Smith in 1866. Maria Grey Smith's father was John William Smith, curate then rector, of Dinsdale, Durham. He was born John William Grey in Stockton but changed his name to Smith on 2 September 1833. He married, on 18 July 1839, Maria Grey, daughter of Lieut. Col. Robinson Grey of Norton. Their children on the 1851 census are Maria Grey Smith aged 8, scholar at Home, born Over Dinsdale. Joanna G. Smith aged 6, Fanny G. Smith aged 4, Anne G. Smith aged 3, and William A. G. Smith aged 2. Anna, Fanny and William's death are recorded on the back pages of the family bible above. The Miss Grey on the same page may be a sister of Maria Grey Smith. There is a probate record for 17 May 1873 for Eliza Anne Grey, late of Norton in the County of Durham Spinster, proved by William Robinson of Silksworth Esq. and John Grey of Parklands in the parish of Whitminster in the County of Gloucester Esq, the Brothers the executors.
Unnamed by T Heaviside, Queen Street, Durham. (1863-1891) From Dixon -Johnson scrapbook.
Square edged carte de visite. Lt Col Johnson by Maull & Fox 187a Piccadilly, London. (Operated there: 1865-71) From Dixon-Johnson scrapbook.
The Dixon-Johnson's Grey ancestors.The tree below was made from various sources like "Burkes Armourial Families" and Ancestry. It is all from secondary sources and should not be seen as reliable. There were many marriages of cousin's and name changes from "Grey" to "Smith" and "Robinson" which may be the cause of some repeated names. (It should be seen as a work in progress!)
The double barrelled name comes from the marriage of Francis Johnson (1757-1838), son of Christopher Johnson and Tabitha Dixon who married Mary Hetherington (1776-1851), they named their son Francis Dixon Johnson.
Portrait of Richard Hetherington Esq now in the Lancashire Museum. It has 3 labels on the back. "Richard Hetherington Esq. President of The Virgin Islands and of The Hill, Burton in Lonsdale, Yorkshire. Born 1740 died 1821". "The original of the picture is in the possession of his grandson Charles Richard Robinson Esq. J.P of Brettonby Manor, Yorkshire". This is initialled 'FDJ 6 March 1883' - ie Francis Dixon Johnson, grandson of Richard Hetherington. 2 Captain Dixon Johnson no ? 4/5 "The original is now at Great Chesterfield House, Great Chesterfield, Essex and belongs to Mrs G. G. grand-daughters the Misses E.M.S. and L.P. Robinson of Hinxton and is believed by them to be by Romney 30th January 1953". This is initialled 'C. J. D-J' and matches the initials reproduced on this page. The portrait is inscribed "A copy by C. Burlison 1872 from a portrait by Parkinson 1761." From an Auction website. with additional information from Michael Winstanley.
1790, Sept. ii. Receipt for legacy by Richard Hetherington to Ann Grey, executrix of the will of William Grey, late of Newcastle, deed.

Above: Part of a slightly modified family tree from ancestry. submitted by Steven Stewart Gibson who lives in Melbourne, Victoria. It has few sources and has not been verified but shows how Francis Dixon-Johnson and Charles Richard Robinson are the grandsons of Richard Hetherington.

Thanks to Michael Winstanley for the Hetherington portrait and other information and Joanne Miles for her advice on this tree.

William GREY, master mariner, of town and county of Newcastle upon Tyne [Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland] Date of probate: 28 January 1790 • will, 15 May 1782 (DPRI/1/1790/G8/1) • registered copy of will, 15 May 1782 (DPRI/2/29 p512-513)
More work is needed to find connections between all these Robinsons, Smiths, Greys and Johnsons. It looks like Charles Richard Robinson, was very close to the Johnsons throughout his life. He spent his early years at Burton in Lonsdale in a house which Frances Dixon Johnson inherited. His mother, nee Elizabeth Hetherington, is buried in Tunstall in the Lune Valley with other members of the Hetherington family.
From page 293, "Six North country diaries by John Crawford" on line here.

Some Dixon ancestors appear to have lived in Cumberland. This cutting is from the Dixon -Johnson scrapbook: "DIXON- on Aug 8, 1967 James Dixon of Millom and Hawkshead, aged 78. Requiem Mass in Chapel of Lorton Hall, Cockermouth, followed by private internment at Hawkshead. Telegraph 9 Aug 67."
Some recently sold portraits of Dixons of Aykley Heads arrived at the auction house as part of a deceased estate, the family name being “Keith-Woodhead-Dixon”.  The family used to reside at Lorton Hall a large property just outside Cockermouth but subsequently moved to the North East and later to Scotland.