Nicholson, Thomas (1820-1897)

Family

Thomas was born in 1820 at Nenthead, Cumberland, to parents Edward Nicholson, a lead miner (1841), and Jane Shield. He was baptised on 28 May 1820 at Alston, Cumberland.

He married Mary Ann Grant (1824-1878) in early 1846 in the Canterbury Registration District, Kent. Census returns identify eight children.

  • Elizabeth (1846-1863)                  
  • Thomas Richard (1848-1859)         
  • Joseph Shield (1850-1927) – a professor of political economy (Edinburgh University)
  • Ebenezer Thomas (b1852)
  • Mary Ann (1854-1872)            
  • Martha Jane (1857-1906) – married William Johnson Shilson, a wool-stapler, in 1886
  • Amy Blanche (1861-1926)
  • Christiana Havercroft (1864-1952)

Thomas died on 9 February 1897 at Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Circuits

  • 1842 Isle of Wight
  • 1844 Canterbury
  • 1846 disappears
  • Albion, Kingston upon Hull – evangelist
  • Isle of Wight – evangelist
  • 1848 Wrawby, Lincolnshire – Congregational minister
  • 1851-1880 Wroxton & Great Bourton, Oxfordshire

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Surman Index id:20050

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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