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John Dixon

Notts County FC & Corinthians FC

1 appearance, 0 goals

P 1 W 0 D 1 L 0 F 1: A 1
50% successful


captain: none
minutes played:


  John Auger Dixon

Although not found on the 1861 census, Susannah (née Woodcock) is pregnant with the child that will become John Auger. His father is William. John already has an elder brother, Arthur.

Birth Monday, 27 May 1861 in Grantham, Lincolnshire
registered in Grantham April-June 1861
Education: Moved to Nottingham as a thirteen year old and attended Nottingham High School, as well as Chigwell Grammar School in Essex.

According to the 1871 census, the Dixon family are living at 54 High Street, Grantham, with two servants. John is not on the return.

According to the 1881 census, John A. is the eldest of four children to their parents and two servants at 13 Waverley Street, Gedling Grove in the St Marys' area of Nottingham. John is a warehouseman, his father is a manufacturer in the clothes industry.

According to the 1891 census, John A., a clothing manufacturer, is lodging with the Goodacre's at 4 Villa Road in St Mary's.

According to the 1901 census, John A. is living with his younger sister, Clara, at 27 Elm Avenue in Nottingham. John is a wholesale and retail clothier, with two servants.

"JOHN AUGER DIXON of 27, Elm-avenue, Nottingham, Clothier and Outfitter." - The Derbyshire Times, Saturday, 20 June 1913,
He is a managing director of Dixon & Parker.

Marriage to Maud Beatrice Hannington, on Monday, 24 October 1910 at St. Stephen's Church, Hyson Green. Maud was 24 years younger than John.
  registered in Nottingham October-December 1910
"MARRIAGE OF MR. J. A. DIXON.―The wedding took place, on Monday morning, of Mr. J. A. Dixon, a partner in the firm of Messrs. Dixon and Parker, Limited, Nottingham, to Miss Maud Beatrice Hannington, of Nottingham. The wedding, which was solemnised at St. Stephen's Church, Hyson Green, was of an extremely quiet character. The bridegroom was attended by his brother, Mr. Dixon, of London, as best man, and subsequently Mr. and Mrs. Dixon left for Folkestone." - Saturday 29 October 1910, Grantham Journal
Children John and Maud Dixon had two daughters together. Maud Hannington (b.3 October 1911) and Dorothy M. (b.early 1915)

According to the 1911 census, John Auger is married to Maud, living at 27 Elm Avenue with two servants. John is a clothing manufacturer.


According to the 1921 census, John Auger is still married, and is a director at Dixons & Parker Clothing Ltd. They live at 17 Arboretum Street in Nottingham, with their two new daughters  Maud and Dorothy. Also with them is his wife's mother, Martha Hannington. They have one servant.
A Public Notice listed in the Nottingham Journal on Saturday, 8 February 1931, lists John Auger Dixon JP as a director of Nottingham Building Society.

Death Monday morning, 8 June 1931 at a nursing home, 18 Park Row in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
aged 70 years 12 days registered in Nottingham April-June 1931
"DIXON.―On June 8th, 1931, after a short illness, John Auger Dixon, of No. 17, Arboretum-street, Nottingham, aged 70 years." - Saturday, 13 June 1931, Grantham Journal.


"Commercial circles locally, and the realm of sport nationally, have sustained a heavy loss by the passing of Mr. John Auger Dixon, who died this morning, at a Nottingham nursing home, in his 71st year.
"To business men, Mr. Dixon was well known and highly respected as the chairman of Dixon and Parker, Ltd., and W. Dixon and Co., Ltd., Nottingham: the sporting world remembered him as a fine cricketer in his playing days, a shrewd and level-headed legislator of the game in the years of retirement that followed, and also an international footballer."
- Monday 8 June 1931, Nottingham Evening Post

Funeral Thursday morning, 11 June 1931 at St. Andrew's Church, Nottingham
Probate "DIXON John Auger of 17 Arboretum-street Nottingham died 8 June 1931 at 18 Park-row Nottingham Probate Nottingham 11 September to Frederick James Dixon surgeon and Hubert Arthur Dowson solicitor.
Effects £62175 9s. 3d. [2019 equivalent: £4,267,228].
Resworn £62253:3:9.[2019 equivalent: £4,272,581].
"Mr. John Auger Dixon, of Arboretum-street. Nottingham, manufacturer, and captain of Notts County Cricket Club 1889-1899, left £62,175, with net personalty £57,764
." - Saturday, 26 September 1931, Derby Daily Telegraph.
"Eleven men who were members of the 8th Nottingham (West Bridgford) Company of Boys' Brigade when it was formed in 1898 where present yesterday when the 'Dixon' Memorial Hall, built at Trent Bridge cricket ground for the use of old boys of the company was officially opened and dedicated. The hall will perpetuate the memory of the late Mr. John Auger Dixon, a founder of the Boys' Brigade in Nottingham and a former captain of Notts. C.C.C." - Monday, 21 March 1959, The Nottingham Journal


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990] &

Playing Career

Club(s) Played schoolboy football alongside cricket, with the Grammar Schools in Grantham, and Chigwell, only interrupted by playing for Nottingham High School. He assisted Notts County FC as a left-winger during the 1883-84 and 1884-85 seasons.
Corinthians 1883-85
Club honours None

Individual honours
The gates at Trent Bridge cricket are a memorial to John Dixon, unveiled by Sir Stanley Jackson, on Tuesday, 2 May 1933.
"MEMORIAL TO THE LATE MR. J. A. DIXON.―The cricket-loving public are to express their admiration to the late Mr. J. A. Dixon, a native of Grantham, the stalwart supporter and playing-member of the Notts. County Cricket Club, in a practical and a striking way. At the members' entrance to the Trent Bridge ground in Bridgford-road a pair of handsome wrought-iron gates are to be erected, with tablets commemorating Mr. Dixon's services to the Club, set in stone pillars on either side. It is expected the gates, which are now completed, will be put into position next week." -
Saturday 12 November 1932, Grantham Journal
Distinctions Also a first-class cricketer who appeared for Nottinghamshire CCC between 1882 and 1905, captaining the side from 1889 until 1900.
Height/Weight Brother of C.P. Dixon, a lawn tennis player


Douglas Lammings' An English Football Internationalist Who's Who [1990].

England Career

Player number One of three who became the 120th players (122) to appear for England.
Position(s) Inside-left
Only match No. 24, 14 March 1885, England 1 Wales 1, a British Championship match at Leamington Street, Wagtail, Blackburn, aged 23 years 291 days;
Major tournaments British Championship 1884-85
Distinctions Died sixteen days after Arthur Topham

Beyond England

Retired from football on health grounds circa 1886, but continued to play cricket.  He was a member of the Nottinghamshire CCC committee from 1895 until his death. Dixon became the first President of the Old Nottinghamians' Cricket Club (ONCC) as well as a Test Selector. Memorial gates were erected at the main entrance of the Trent Bridge ground in 1933. Was a partner/chairman in a firm of manufacturing clothiers, Dixon & Parker, and was also a Justice of Peace since October 1911. - An English Football Internationalists' Who's Who. Douglas Lamming (1990). Hatton Press, p.88.

The Numbers
parties Appearances comp. apps minutes captain
1 1 1 90 0 none
The minutes here given can only ever be a guideline and cannot therefore be accurate, only an approximation.
1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1 1 50 =0
His only match was played in the British Championship competition and at a home venue

Tournament Record

British Championship Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1884-85 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
BC All 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0

All Competition
Type P W D L F A GD FTS CS FAv AAv Pts% W/L
BC 1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1.00 1.00 50.0 =0
1 0 1 0 1 1 =0 0 0 1 1 50 =0

Match History

 Clubs: Notts County F.C. & Corinthians F.C. - one full appearance (90 min) F.A. Committee - one full appearance (90 min)x

apps match match details comp res. rundown pos

Age 23
1 24 14 March 1885 - England 1 Wales 1
Leamington Street, Blackburn
BC HD   il

one of three who became the 120th player (122) to appear for England
the ninth player from Notts County FC to represent England
the fourteenth Corinthian to represent England