Edith Dixon ( - 1964):
Edith, Lady Dixon, was a benefactor. Both she and her husband, Sir Thomas Dixon, Lieutenant of Belfast, (d.1950) were deeply involved with charitable work. They founded the Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Convalescent Hospital. This was Cairndhu House, their former home, which they presented, with 100 acres, to the Hospitals Authority. They gave 4 acres of land to Larne, and this is now known as Dixon Park, and money was donated for a new church hall at Drains Bay. Another gift was the Dixon Nurses' Home of the Benn Hospital in Belfast. Sir Thomas left a legacy to found a scholarship in Larne Grammar School, and Lady Dixon presented money to Queen's University for bursaries. In 1953 she presented Wilmont House Estate at Drumbeg to Belfast Corporation, and it was converted into a residential home for the elderly. She was awarded an OBE after the First World War and she held high office in many national organisations. She was first Mayoress of Larne.