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Robert Davidson Nicolson

M, #497, b. 11 September 1888, d. between 1 July 1970 and 30 September 1970
1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
  • Birth*: Robert Davidson Nicolson was born on 11 September 1888 at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; father machine fitter journeyman.
  • He was the son of Alexander Fairweather Nicolson and Mary Hunter McHardy.
  • Education*: Robert Davidson Nicolson received a bursary for 2 years study Art & Science evening classes at a Higher or Technical Institution on 11 September 1907 at 177 Victoria Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.1
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Martha R McKane, daughter of Mary Ann Carmichael, on 10 July 1915 at 10 Dura Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1915 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 168; 1915 on the tenth day of July at 10 Dura Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; Robert D Nicolson mechanical engineer, bachelor, 26, 177 Victoria Road Dundee, Alexander Fairweather Nicolson mechanical engineer, Mary Nicolson ms McHardy (dec); Martha R McKane, spinster, 26, 20 Dura Street Dundee, William Mc Kane powerloon tenter, Mary Ann McKane ms Carmichael (dec); signed James Boath Wood, Hannah Ogilvie Murray, Albert Edward Nicolson, witnesses; registered 1915 July 11th at Dundee signed Jas Murray registrar.2
  • Photograph*: Robert Davidson Nicolson and Martha R McKane are in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, along with Eleanor C McKane.3
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
    L-R: Martha McKane Nicolson, Robert Davidson Nicolson, Eleanor McKane Brown
  • (Deceased) Death*: Robert Davidson Nicolson died between 1 July 1970 and 30 September 1970 at Bromley, Kent, England, vol 5a page 993.4
  • Anecdote forWeb*: Catherine Nicolson Miller was reminscing about Robert Davidson Nicolson who was a jute engineer in India during the 1930s; had children who all went to High School and lived with their aunt in Balmossie Street (Broughty Ferry/Barnhill) - Bobby (Robert Carmichael) drowned in WWII, Eleanor, Jimmy (in accident after WWII); brought the 'Kukri Knife' brooch to his cousin Kate Miller (ms Nicolson); when he was home from India, they (he & wife) would visit with you.5

Census Events

Principal1891Robert Davidson Nicolson appeared on the census of 1891 at 51 William Street Forebank, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.6
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of Alexander Fairweather Nicolson in the 1891 census at 51 William Street Forebank, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert Nicolson son aged 2 born Forfarshire Dundee; Alexander Nicolson head married aged 25 mechanic employed born Forfarshire Dundee; Mary Nicolson wife married aged 21 born Forfarshire Dundee.7
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of James Sanderson and Sarah Ann Nicolson in the 1901 census at 55 Victoria Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert Nicolson, boarder, 12, scholar, Dundee; James Sanderson, head, 48, currier of leather, Alloa Clackmannanshire; Sarah, wife, 52, Dundee.8
Last Edited: 24 Apr 2018

Parents:

Father*: Alexander Fairweather Nicolson b. 20 Jan 1866, d. 31 May 1941
Mother*: Mary Hunter McHardy b. 4 Jul 1868, d. b 10 Sep 1902

Family:

Martha R McKane b. c 1888
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Robert Davidson Nicolson married Martha R McKane, daughter of Mary Ann Carmichael, on 10 July 1915 at 10 Dura Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1915 marriages in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 168; 1915 on the tenth day of July at 10 Dura Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; Robert D Nicolson mechanical engineer, bachelor, 26, 177 Victoria Road Dundee, Alexander Fairweather Nicolson mechanical engineer, Mary Nicolson ms McHardy (dec); Martha R McKane, spinster, 26, 20 Dura Street Dundee, William Mc Kane powerloon tenter, Mary Ann McKane ms Carmichael (dec); signed James Boath Wood, Hannah Ogilvie Murray, Albert Edward Nicolson, witnesses; registered 1915 July 11th at Dundee signed Jas Murray registrar.2

Child:

Robert Carmichael Nicolson b. 1916, d. 29 Apr 1941

Citations

  1. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) Friends of Dundee City Archives http://www.fdca.org.uk/pdf%20files/Bursaries01n.pdf [Feb 2015].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriage 1915 Dundee St Andrew 282/... 168 image held [Dec 2004].
  3. [S133] Interview with unknown informant (unknown informant address). Unknown repository (unknown repository address), CNM DGA Wedding Album [1950].
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005, 1970 Jul-Aug-Sep N 10.
  5. [S33] Interview , CNM [c2004].
  6. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Census 1891 parish etc of Dundee burgh ward IV
    282/04 book 39 page 12
    51 William Street, Forebank, Dundee
    Alexander Nicolson head married aged 25 mechanic employed born Forfarshire Dundee
    Mary Nicolson wife married aged 51 born Forfarshire Dundee
    Robert Nicolson son aged 2 born Forfarshire Dundee.
  7. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, Census 1891 parish etc of Dundee burgh ward IV 282/04 book 39 page 12; 51 William Street, Forebank, Dundee.
  8. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dundee; ED: 14; Page: 28; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1901_100; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Sept 2011]