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Norfolk ancestors of John Nickols (1848-1915)

Journal by Andrew37

My great-grandfather John Nickols spent almost all of his life in south Lincolnshire, but he was born in Norfolk, in the village of Wormegay (near Downham Market) in April 1848. His parents were Thomas Nickols and Ann Shawl. Thomas was born in Wormegay in 1824, a child of John Nickols and Sarah Moulton. She is elusive, but John Nickols was a son of Thomas Nickols and Ann Broffit, who were married in Wormegay in 1766. Ann was born in Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalene in April 1744. Very sadly, her mother died as a result of the birth. She was Ann Holliday, who had married William Broffit in Congham in 1737. William remarried (Mary Roslin). Ann Shawl was born in East Winch in 1827, a daughter of Thomas Shawl (1790-1840) and Mary Patrick (1793-1866). Thomas Shawl was a son of Patrick Shawl (1755-1842) and Ann Sutton, married at West Winch in c1782. Patrick Shawl's parents are Thomas Shawl, a shoemaker and Sarah Crisp, who were married in South Creake in 1749. He died in 1763 and she in 1780. There are earlier families named Shale, Shales etc in the area, but I cannot tie them together. Mary Patrick's parents are Matthew Patrick (c1761-1822) and Elizabeth Rust (b1767). Matthew was most probably born in Middleton and I believe him to be a son of Henry and Judith Patrick. Henry died 1761 and Judith remarried. According to a 1741 lists of apprentices, Henry Patrick is a son of John. On the document the name is spelled: Partrick. Elizabeth Rust is a daughter of Matthew Rust (c1734-1808) and his second wife, Elizabeth Mason. They married at Wighton in 1763, his first wife Mary Jell having died. Matthew Rust may have come from Sculthorpe. Mary Patrick was born in Great Walsingham in 1793. I feel that she is related to the Henry and Matthew Patricks mentioned on other sites, who came from Thursford, Baconsthorpe and other villages. I hope someone who reads this may be connected with one or other family mentioned. Andrew Wilson

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on 2012-10-25 09:04:17

Andrew37 , from London, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2010. is researching the following names: WILSON, MCNAUGHT.

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by ALV on 2012-10-27 02:46:07

I think this is your Sarah Moulton
County Norfolk
Place Tottenhill
Church St Botolph
Baptism Date 03 Mar 1792
Forename Sarah
Sex F
FatherForename Robert
MotherForename Frances
FatherSurname MOULTON
FileNumber 1441

by Andrew37 on 2012-10-27 06:05:16

Thank you very much. I will investigate, Andrew

by canky on 2016-02-22 06:49:30

Hi Andrew
John Nickols was also my great-grandfather and so have found this information fascinating!!

by Andrew37 on 2016-02-22 19:42:08

canky: Thank you. You must! tell me how you are descended from the great man. I have photos of him on my laptop and will send them to you if you want and send me an email address. You need not worry. I am not a hacker or stalker, etc. I come from Lincoln and have lived in south London for thirty years now. May dad's family are very like the Nickolses, as am I, in terms of receding hair etc!! Olive Ffewkes, a cousin of my dad, who went to New Zealand, died 2006, was a daughter of Ralph Nickols, who she called Ralph I. There are three more Ralphs since then. I can't imagine the stupidity of using the same name in each generation. If you are Ralph IV I apologise. Olive wrote out for me massive family trees of all the known descendants of John Nickols. I have added much to these and they are falling apart now and fraying. I could photocopy them for you, if you want. You would be mightily interested in them. I could try to remember many Nickols relatives I have met, at Great Hale, Heckington, Pinchbeck. My father's mother was Eveline Nickols (1893-1952). My dad died in 1991. I am 56. I have been in hospital for several weeks and am now fine, thank God. Please reply and give me a better day. I have to go to the dentist in the morning near Clapham Junction station, SW11. At least tell me your real name and where you are. It occurs to me you could be one of Mr Nickols's descendants in the U.S. Andrew Wilson. I also have photos of their farm at Pinchbeck Marsh, etc etc. No relative has ever replied on this site to anything I have written, not in five years. Thank you!!! AJW Look forward to hearing from you Tuesday, if you are able to.

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