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Alfred Henry Nicolson

M, #477, b. 25 August 1871, d. 20 January 1944
Last Edited: 13 Jun 2020
Catherine (Reilly) & Alfred Henry Nicolson c1938

Parents:

Father*: Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith b. 27 Nov 1823, d. 17 Jun 1907
Mother*: Janet Worrel b. 24 Aug 1829, d. 5 May 1881
  • (Child) Birth*: Alfred Henry Nicolson was born on 25 August 1871 at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1871 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 1044; Alfred Henry Nicolson, 1871 August Twenty Fifth 5h 30m pm, 3 Crescent Street Dundee; male, parents Robert Davidson Nicolson engine-fitter (master) and Jessie Nicolson ms Worrell, m 1850 Dec 27th at Dundee; informant signed Robt D Nicolson father; regsitered 1871 September at Dundee F Macdiarmid registrar.1,2
  • He was the son of Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith and Janet Worrel.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Alfred Henry Nicolson married Catherine Reilly, daughter of Charles Reilly and Catherine Brady, on 3 June 1896 at 1 Wellington Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1896 on the third day of June at 1 Wellington Street Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Presbyterian Church; Alfred Henry Nicolson flesher master bachelor, 24, 55 Victoria Road Dundee, Robert Davidson Nicolson jute mill mechanic, Jessie Nicolson ms Worrall (dec); Catherine Riley jute spinner spinster, 29, 18 William Street Forebank Dundee, Charles Reilly stableman (dec) Catherine Reilly ms Brady (dec); signed James Robbie BD minister of James UP Church. signed Neil Smith, Susan Mackie witnesses; regsitered 1896 June 4th at Dundee, Jas Murray registrar.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Alfred Henry Nicolson died on 20 January 1944 at 25 Perth Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , at age 72 1944 deaths in the district of St Mary & St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 10; Alfred Henry Nicolson, grocer master, married to Catherine Riley; died 1944 January twentieth 7h 0m pm 25 Perth Road Dundee UR 25 Step Row Dundee; male aged 72 years; parents Robert Davidson Nicolson engine fitter (dec) and Jessie Nicolson ms Worrell (dec); cause arterio sclerosis, cerebral haemorhage, pulmonary oedema as cert by Blema Rosen MBChB; signed H O Lamoureux grandson & inmate present; registered 1944 January 21st at Dundee signed Mary A Low assist registrar, initialled JEC.4
  • Occupation*: Alfred was a flesher or butcher.
  • (Informant) Birth: He registered the birth of Kate Nicolson shirt maker on 7 October 1899 at 124 1/2 Hilltown, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1899 births in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 716; Kate Nicolson, 1899 October seventh 10h 0m pm 124 i/2 Hilltown Dundee, female, parents Alfred Henry Nicolson butcher master and Catherine Nicolson ms Riley, m 1896 June 3 Dundee, signed Alfred H Nicolson father; regsitered 1889 October 26 at Dundee Alex Simpson registrar.
    Family story has it that Alfred, Kate's father, was sent out to register his daughter's birth, with strict instuctions to register the name as Catherine. When he got there, the name that came to mind was Kate (was this what he called his wife?) and this is the name she bore for the rest of her life!5
  • Photograph*: Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly are in this photograph taken circa 1938 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Kate Nicolson shirt maker and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.6
    Back L-R: Catherine Reilly Nicolson, Alfred Henry Nicolson
    Front L-R: Molly Ormond, Rhoda Nicolson Miller, Kate Nicolson Miller
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Catherine Reilly died on 27 February 1946 at Maryfield Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1946 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 199; Catherine Nicolson, widow of Alfred Henry Nicolson, flesher's assistant; died 1946 February Twenty Seventh 10hr 50m PM Maryfield Hospital, Dundee (usual residence 25 Perth Road); female aged 80 years; parents Charles Rielly jute weaver (deceased) and Catherine Rielly ms Bridie (deceased); cause of death cardiovascular degeneration, cardiac failure as cert by F B Early MB ChB; informant K L Miller, daughter (present); registered 1946 February 28th at Dundee, Norman Steele Registrar.7

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith in the 1881 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alfred Nicolson, son, aged 9, scholar, born Dundee; Robert Nicolson head, married, aged 57, Engine fitter at works, born Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, married, aged 57, born Perth.8
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Davidson Nicolson blacksmith and Isabella Yeaman in the 1891 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alfred Nicolson, son, aged 19, flesher, employed, born Dundee; 3 Crescent Street, Dundee; Robert Nicolson, head, married, aged 67, engine fitter, employed, born Aberdeen; Isabella Nicolson, wife, married, aged 39, born Rescobie, Forfarshire.9
Principalbetween 1900 and 1905Alfred Henry Nicolson appeared in a directory of between 1900 and 1905 living at 124 Hilltown, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Nicolson, Alfred, butcher.10
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 124 Hilltown, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Alfred H Nicolson, head, mar, 29, butcher, worker, Dundee; Catherine Nicolson, wife, mar, 34, Dundee; 2 rooms with windows; also in the household were Catherine Reilly, Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant and Kate Nicolson shirt maker.11
Principalbetween 1905 and 1906Alfred Henry Nicolson appeared in a directory of between 1905 and 1906 living at 9 Bruce Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Nicolson, Alfred, butcher.12
Principalbetween 1906 and 1907He appeared in a directory of between 1906 and 1907 living at 11 Bruce Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Nicolson, Alfred, butcher.13
Principalbetween 1907 and 1908He appeared in a directory of between 1907 and 1908 living at 4c King Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Nicolson, Alfred, butcher (last entry in Dundee Directories.)14
Head of Household2 April 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Catherine Reilly in the 1911 census at 22 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, . Alfred H Nicolson, head, 39, mar, butcher, worker, b Dundee; Catherine Nicolson, wife, 44, married 14 years, 2 children born 2 still living, b Dundee; 3 rooms with windows, 4 people in household; also in the household were Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant and Kate Nicolson shirt maker.15
Principalbetween 1914 and 1915Alfred Henry Nicolson was listed to vote in the register of between 1914 and 1915 at 175 Victoria Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Butcher, tenant & occupier. Dwelling-house Victoria Road.
Principal1920He was listed in the electoral roll of 1920 at 15 Tay Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Nicolson, Alfred
Nicolson, Mrs Kate
Nicolson, Albert Edward.16
Principal1921He was listed in the electoral roll of 1921 at 3 Watt Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Nicolson, Alfred
Nicolson, Mrs Catherine
Nicolson, Albert Edward.17
Tenantbetween 1935 and 1936He was a tenant at 337 Arbroath Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , Valuation Roll for the burgh of Dundee for the year 1935-36, Dundee Combination Parish, page 183, ref 5387, dwelling house, 337 Arbroath Road 425, U, tenant Alfred J A Nicolson agent, yearly rent £23 10/-, rateable value £23 10/- between 1935 and 1936.18

Family:

Catherine Reilly b. 28 Mar 1865, d. 27 Feb 1946
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Catherine Reilly, daughter of Charles Reilly and Catherine Brady, on 3 June 1896 at 1 Wellington Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1896 on the third day of June at 1 Wellington Street Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Presbyterian Church; Alfred Henry Nicolson flesher master bachelor, 24, 55 Victoria Road Dundee, Robert Davidson Nicolson jute mill mechanic, Jessie Nicolson ms Worrall (dec); Catherine Riley jute spinner spinster, 29, 18 William Street Forebank Dundee, Charles Reilly stableman (dec) Catherine Reilly ms Brady (dec); signed James Robbie BD minister of James UP Church. signed Neil Smith, Susan Mackie witnesses; regsitered 1896 June 4th at Dundee, Jas Murray registrar.3

Children:

Albert Edward Nicolson civil servant+ b. 7 Jul 1897, d. 2 Feb 1953
Kate Nicolson shirt maker+ b. 7 Oct 1899, d. 22 Sep 1956

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory births 1871, ref 1044 [Dec 2004].
  2. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) Scots Origins www - ref 282/4/1044.
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutiry marriage 1896 ref 192 [May 2004].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Deaths 1944 Dundee St Mary & St Peter ref 282 .... 10 [Dec 2004].
  5. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory birth 1899 St Clement Dundee image held [July 2004].
  6. [S43] PCC.
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS stautory deaths 1946, St Andrew, ref 199 [Jan 2005].
  8. [S30] LDS 1881 Census ref 0203487 vol 282-4 Enum Dist 16 page 36.
  9. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland).
  10. [S37] Directory Dundee (Dundee:, Dundee Directory 1900-01, 1901-02, 1902-03, 1903-04, 1904-5. Hereinafter cited as Dundee Directory.
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1901 [Dec 2004].
  12. [S37] Dundee Directory, Dundee Directory 1905-06.
  13. [S37] Dundee Directory, Dundee Directory 1906-07.
  14. [S37] Dundee Directory, Dundee Directory 1907-08.
  15. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 335/00 005/00 011 [Apr 2011].
  16. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939 Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland + image [Jan 2020].
  17. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription Scotland, Dundee & Forfarshire (Angus) Electoral Registers 1857-1939 Dundee, Forfarshire (Angus), Scotland [Jan 2020].
  18. [S51] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Valuation rolls Dundee 1935-36 ref VR009800301-000183 [Feb 2014].