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Robert Davidson Nicolson

M, #482, b. 27 November 1823, d. 17 June 1907
  • Birth*: Robert Davidson Nicolson was born on 27 November 1823 at St Nicholas, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland; GROS 168/A00 0210 0125 image held Jan 2007; Aberdeen 27th November 1823; Nicolson; Robert Nicolson, blacksmith, and his spouse Sarah Ann Henderson had a son born named Robert Davidson, baptised by the Rev Mr Lyon in presence of John Nicolson and Andrew Henderson; IGI C111688.1,2
  • He was the son of Robert Nicolson and Sarah Ann Henderson.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Robert Davidson Nicolson married Janet Worrel, daughter of John Worrel and Elspeth Tait, on 27 December 1850 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.3,4
  • (Informant) Death: Robert Davidson Nicolson registered the death of John Worrel on 28 September 1860 at Dudhope Crescent, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; John Worrall, plasterer (jour) (married), male, 74 years, fath John Worrall, gamekeeper (dec), moth Helen Worrall ms Hume (dec), broncho pnuemonia as cert by David Greig MD who saw deceased on 28th September, buried New Burying Ground Dundee as certified by Robert Patullo undertaker, inf Robert Nicolson son-in-law 3 Crescent Street (not present), registered 1860 ZSeptember 29th at Dundee Peter Smith assist registrar, initialled AL registrar.5
  • (Witness) Death: Robert Davidson Nicolson witnessed the death of Robert Nicolson on 17 November 1863 at 19 Bucklemaker Wynd, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; cert held: 1863 deaths in the 1st district of the burgh of Dundee in the county of Forfar, #1051, Robert Nicolson blacksmith journeyman married to Sarah Ann Henderson, 1863 November seventheenth 1h 55m am 17 Bucklemaker Wynd Dundee, m, 65 years, John Nicolson blacksmith (dec) Grace Nicolson ms Grant (dec), peritonitis ten days as cert by J m Baxter surgeon, Robert D Nicolson son 3 Crescent Street present.
  • (Informant) Death: Robert Davidson Nicolson registered the death of Elspeth Tait on 22 August 1864 at Poor House, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Euphemia Worrell widow of John Worrell, plasterer (jour), 1864 August 22nd 5h 0m am at Poor House Dundee, female 74 years, fath Robert Tait, baker (dec) moth Betsy Tait ms Hume [probably incorrect info - believed to be Helen Clark] paralysis debility as cert by J M Baxter, surgeon, inf Robert D Nicolson, son-in-law, 3 Crescent Street (not Present), registered 1864 August 22nd at Dundee W Johnston registrar.6
  • (Informant) Birth: Robert Davidson Nicolson registered the birth of Alfred Henry Nicolson 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.7,8
  • (Witness) Death: Robert Davidson Nicolson witnessed the death of Sarah Ann Henderson on 8 November 1877 at 35 ... Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; general debility.
  • (Informant) Death: Robert Davidson Nicolson registered the death of Janet Worrel on 5 May 1881 at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1881 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 467; Jessie Nicolson married to Robert Nicolson engine fitter journy, 1881 May 6 7hr 15m am 3 Crescent Street Dundee; female aged 50 years parents John Worrall carter (journeyman) (deceased) and Elspeth Worrall ms Tait (deceased); cause of death phthisis pulmonalis 3 years as cert by J Johnston MB CM, informant Robert Nicolson widower (present), registered 1881 May 6th at Dundee - F MacDairmid Registrar.9
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Robert Davidson Nicolson married Isabella Yeaman, daughter of John Yeaman and Isabel Clark, on 4 August 1882 at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.10
  • (Deceased) Death*: Robert Davidson Nicolson died on 17 June 1907 at 3 Cotton Road, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, at age 83 Senile Debility aged 83.

Census Events

Member of Household6 June 1841Robert Davidson Nicolson was listed in the 1841 census at George Place Joint Stock Building, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert Nicolson, 40, blacksmith, not this county; Sarah Nicolson, 35, England; Robert Nicolson, 17, apprentice blacksmith, not in this county.
Head of Household30 March 1851He was listed as head of household in the 1851 census at 25 Cowgate Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert Nicolson, 27, machine maker, Aberdeen; [Sarah] Janet Nicolson, 22, Errol, Perthshire; also in the household were Janet Worrel, Sarah Ann Nicolson and Euphemia Nicolson.
Head of Household7 April 1861He was listed as head of household, along with spouse Janet Worrel in the 1861 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert Nicolson, head, mar, 38, engine smith, Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, mar, 31, Errol Perthshire; also in the household were Sarah Ann Nicolson, Euphemia Nicolson, Robert Davidson Nicholson, John Shaw Nicolson, Andrew Nicolson and Betsy Mellish Nicolson.
Head of Household2 April 1871He was listed as head of household in the 1871 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert Nicolson, head, mar, 47, engine fitter, Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, mar, 42, Errol, Perthshire; also in the household were Janet Worrel, Sarah Ann Nicolson, Euphemia Nicolson, Robert Davidson Nicholson, John Shaw Nicolson, Forester Cockburn Nicolson, Alexander Fairweather Nicolson and William Laird Nicolson.
Head of Household3 April 1881He was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert Nicolson head, married, aged 57, Engine fitter at works, born Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, married, aged 57, born Perth; also in the household were Janet Worrel, Alexander Fairweather Nicolson, William Laird Nicolson and Alfred Henry Nicolson.11
Head of Household5 April 1891He was listed as head of household along with spouse Isabella Yeaman in the 1891 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. 3 Crescent Street, Dundee; Robert Nicolson, head, married, aged 67, engine fitter, employed, born Aberdeen; Isabella Nicolson, wife, married, aged 39, born Rescobie, Forfarshire; also in the household were Alfred Henry Nicolson, George Kinnear Nicolson and Agnes Baxter.12
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household in the 1901 census at 75 Victoria Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. 75 Victoria Road, Dundee; Robert D Nicolson, head, married, aged 77, retired mechanic, born Aberdeen; Isabella Nicolson, wife, married, aged 50, born Forfar, Forfarshire

; also in the household were Isabella Yeaman, George Kinnear Nicolson, Margaret Robertson Nicolson and Davina Kinnear Gow Nicolson.12
Last Edited: 9 Oct 2016

Parents:

Father*: Robert Nicolson b. 14 Aug 1799, d. 17 Nov 1863
Mother*: Sarah Ann Henderson b. c 1802, d. 8 Nov 1877

Family 1:

Janet Worrel b. 24 Aug 1829, d. 5 May 1881

Children:

Sarah Ann Nicolson+ b. c 1849
Euphemia Nicolson b. Feb 1851
Robert Davidson Nicholson+ b. c 1853, d. 29 Dec 1924
Mary Ann Nicolson b. 11 Apr 1855, d. 18 Mar 1856
John Shaw Nicolson b. 8 Feb 1857, d. 23 Apr 1912
Andrew Nicolson b. 5 Feb 1859, d. 17 Aug 1861
Betsy Mellish Nicolson b. 3 Jan 1861, d. 21 Aug 1861
Forester Cockburn Nicolson+ b. 21 Jul 1862, d. 19 Jan 1926
Alexander Fairweather Nicolson+ b. 20 Jan 1866, d. 31 May 1941
William Laird Nicolson+ b. 2 Apr 1869, d. a 10 Apr 1930
Alfred Henry Nicolson+ b. 25 Aug 1871, d. 20 Jan 1944
James Campbell Nicolson b. 21 Oct 1874, d. 11 Mar 1875

Family 2:

Isabella Yeaman b. 6 May 1852, d. 8 Oct 1932

Children:

William Mitchell Yeaman b. 3 Jun 1882, d. 19 Jan 1883
George Kinnear Nicolson+ b. 4 Mar 1884, d. 30 Oct 1941
Margaret Robertson Nicolson+ b. 29 Jun 1886, d. c 1970
Mary Ann Geekie Nicolson b. 17 Apr 1889, d. 10 Jun 1890
Davina Kinnear Gow Nicolson+ b. 26 Jan 1894

Citations

  1. [S35] Old Parochial Register of pre-1855 (General Record Office of Scotland) OPR index - no image.
  2. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), C111688.
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), OPR index - no image.
  4. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), M112825.
  5. [S50] Unknown subject, International Genealogical Index (IGI) (New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland: General Record Office of Scotland), GROS Statutory Death 1860 Dundee 2nd District 282/02 0923 image held [June 2005].
  6. [S50] International Genealogical Index (IGI), GROS Statutory Death 1864 Dundee 1st District 282/01 0978 image held [June 2006].
  7. [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].
  8. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) Scots Origins www - ref 282/4/1044.
  9. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory death 1881 St Andrew Dundee Ref 282/4 467 [Dec 2004].
  10. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, 1882 Marriages in the District of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee
    page 104, no 207
    1882 on the fourth day of August at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland
    Robert D Nicolson, engine fitter (journeyman), widower of Jessie Worral, aged 59, 3 Crescent Street, Dundee
    father Robert Nicolson, ... mechanic (deseased)
    mother Sarah Nicoslon ms Henderson (deseased)
    Isabella Yeaman, bleachfield worker, spinster, aged 30, 18 Ann Street, Dundee
    father John Yeaman, ... (deceased)
    mother Isabella Yeaman ms Clark
    signed Archibald ... minister of ... Church
    witnesses John Yeaman, Jessie C Yeaman
    1882 August 5th at Dundee
    J M ... registrar.
  11. [S30] LDS 1881 Census ref 0203487 vol 282-4 Enum Dist 16 page 36.
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland).