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James Nicolson

M, #1531, b. 8 September 1807, d. 20 September 1880
Last Edited: 31 Mar 2020

Parents:

Father*: John Nicolson b. c 1765, d. Jan 1836
Mother*: Grace Grant b. 26 Apr 1769
  • Birth*: James Nicolson was born on 8 September 1807 at Old Machar, Aberdeen, Scotland, .
  • He was the son of John Nicolson and Grace Grant.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Nicolson married Mary Emslie, daughter of John Emslie and Janet Tait, on 31 December 1833 at Old Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, ; LDS M119068 Feb 2005.
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Nicolson died on 20 September 1880 at 31 Frederick Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, , at age 73 James Nicholson, marble cutter, widower of Mary Emslie, 1880 September 20th about 5h am, 31 Frederick Street, Aberdeen, m, 73 years, fath John Nicholson, blacksmith (dec), moth Grace Nicholson ms Grant (dec), probably disease of the heart as cert by James Rodger MD, inf Henry Haynes son-in-law, 166 Crown Street Aberdeen, reg 1880 September 21st at Aberdeen Charles Stronach assist reg.
  • (Witness) Baptism: He witnessed the Baptism of William Pirie Smith Brand on 9 September 1836 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, ; image from Astrid Hess; ref OPR 168/A00 0230 0214; 212, Aberdeen September 1836; Brands, John Brands carter & his spouse Elizabeth Nicholson had a son borm & baptised by the Rev'd John Allan by the name of William Pirie Smith in presence of John Brands senior, carter & James Nicholson stone cutter [May 2009] & LDS C111688 [Feb 2005].
  • (Interred) Burial: John Nicolson was buried with James Nicolson on 1 January 1836 at St Peters Cemetery CY/56/8, Aberdeen, Scotland, , burials in this plot:
    John Nicolson 1 Jan 1836
    John Nicolson 1 Apr 1836
    Andrew Henderson 1 Dec 1836
    Helen Nicolson 24 Mar 1847 [not found]
    James Towns 3 Apr 1867 [no connection?]
    Mary Nicholson 1 Jan 1869 [Emslie]
    Henry I Hanes 5 Nov 1878
    James Nicolson 23 Sep 1880
    Mary M Nicolson 19 Dec 1884 [Haynes]
    Margaret Nicolson 7 Mar 1891.1
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: He is commemorated on the headstone erected in 1880 at St Peters Cemetery, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, . Inscription reads In Memory of
    James Nicholson
    Born 18th Sept 1807
    Died 20th Sept 1880.
    He was a faithful & trusted employee of
    originally Messrs McDonald & Leslie
    for 57 years.
    Also his wife
    Mary Emslie
    Born 24th June 1818
    Died 22th Decr 1868
    And of their three infant children
    Also of their daughter
    Mary
    The beloved wife of Henry A Haynes RN
    Born 6th April 1858 Died 15th Decr 1884
    Also Henry son of Henry A [..] Haynes
    Born 11th July 1875 Died 4th Novr 1878
    Also their daughter Margaret
    Who died 3rd March 1891 Aged 43 years
    Susan Nicholson beloved wife of John Rose
    Postmaster Dundee died 27th Jany 1912 aged 63 years.2

Census Events

Principal6 June 1841James Nicolson and Mary Emslie appeared in the 1841 census at Frederick Street, North Parish, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, . James Nicholson, 30, marble cutter, Aberdeenshire; Mary Nicholson, 25, Aberdeenshire; Jemima Nicholson, 10, Aberdeenshire.
Head of Household30 March 1851He was listed as head of household along with spouse Mary Emslie in the 1851 census at 30 Frederick Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, . James Nicholson, head, mar, 43, marble cutter, Aberdeen; Mary Nicholson, wife, mar, 36, Aberdeen; also in the household were William Alexander Nicolson, James Nicolson, Janet Tait Nicolson, Robert Nicolson, Susan Nicolson and Margaret Nicolson.
Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Mary Emslie in the 1861 census at 30 Frederick Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, . James Nicholson, head, mar, 53, marble cutter, Aberdeen; Mary Nicholson, wife, mar, 43, Aberdeen; 3 rooms with windows; also in the household were Janet Tait Nicolson, Robert Nicolson, Margaret Nicolson, Susan Nicolson, Helen Grant Nicolson, John Nicolson and Mary Melvin Nicolson.
Principal2 April 1871James Nicolson appeared in the 1871 census at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, . James Nicholson, head, w, 63, marble cutter, Aberdeen.

Family:

Mary Emslie b. 22 Jun 1813, d. 29 Dec 1868
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Mary Emslie, daughter of John Emslie and Janet Tait, on 31 December 1833 at Old Machar, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, ; LDS M119068 Feb 2005.

Children:

John Nicolson b. 26 Apr 1835, d. Apr 1836
William Alexander Nicolson b. 12 Jan 1837
James Nicolson+ b. 30 Nov 1838, d. 2 Jun 1903
Janet Tait Nicolson b. 10 May 1841
Robert Nicolson b. 25 Jun 1843
Margaret Nicolson b. c 1846, d. 3 Mar 1891
Susan Nicolson+ b. c 1849, d. 27 Jan 1912
Mary Melvin Nicolson+ b. 6 Apr 1853, d. 15 Dec 1884
Helen Grant Nicolson+ b. 24 Jun 1855, d. a 31 Mar 1911
John Nicolson b. 25 Jun 1857

Citations

  1. [S62] Website Deceased online (www.deceasedonline.com) Burial Record St Peters Cemetery Aberdeen ref CY56/8 [Mar 2015].
  2. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , Headstone Photograph transcription Aberdeen St Peter Cemetery PCC [Jul 2019].