Thomas Dixon Holmes
born 7 January 1799
  in Daddry Shield, Co. Durham
died 9 February 1875
  in Daddry Shield, Co. Durham

1800: FreeReg has a transcription of the baptismal record: he was born 7 January, the first son of William Holmes and Mary Dixon (recorded as maiden name, presumably), and baptised the next day in St John's Chapel.

1875: I have a copy of the death certificate. Thomas is described as 75 years old, formerly a lead miner. The cause of death was bronchitis, and the death was registered the following day by his son-in-law Thomas Smith.

I have a copy of the will.