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To Jonathan William Manley,

I am replying to your query for a lost person, which I saw on the Britain-Burma Society's Lost Relatives web page (http://shwepla.net/Misspers.mv). You said:

Not much is known of John Dixon,an Anglo Indian, other than he apparantly held a high position in the British Colonial Service in Burma, and at one time was posted to Mauritious where he purchased a large sugar plantation. He married a Emily Laurent, and had three children Alexandre Bowie, a Christine who married Saxty and a Dorothy who married a Hughes. Emily left John Dixon and went to live with another man, name unknown, believed to have been either Scottish or English, and had two children by him, Clair Vivette Marguerita (born in Bangalore India), and a Gertrude Louisa. This second man apparantly got into serious trouble with the army who he must have worked for, stealing was mentioned, and he disappeared. Emily now went back to John Dixon, who accepted her back, and adopted her two further children as his own, giving them the name Dixon.

If anyone knows of this story, and has further information on any aspect of it, I would love to hear from them.


Jonathan William Manley (Clairs grandson)

Maybe I can help a bit.
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