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Robert Davidson Nicholson

M, #484, b. circa 1853, d. 29 December 1924
  • Birth*: Robert Davidson Nicholson was born circa 1853; No birth entry found.
  • He was the son of Robert Davidson Nicolson and Janet Worrel.
  • Occupation: Say 1872 Robert was Marine Engineer.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Margaret Combs Sword, daughter of Charles Robert Sword and Mary Richardson Combs, on 7 August 1874 at 11 Craigie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1874 Marriages in the district of St Andrew in burgh of Dundee, page 120, ref 239; 1874 on the seventh day of August at 11 Craigie Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; Robert Davidson Nicolson, engine fitter journeyman, batchelor, aged 21, 3 Crescent Street Dundee, father Robert Davidson Nicolson, engine fitter journeyman, mother Jessie Nicolson ms Worrall; Margaret Sword, powerloom weaver, spinster, aged 20, 11 Craigie Street Dundee, father Charles Sword, iron moulder journeyman, mother Mary Sword ms Combs; signed Archibald Bell minister, witnesses George Stewart, Helen Sword; registered 1874 August 10th at Dundee F Macdonald registrar.1
  • (Informant) Birth: Robert Davidson Nicholson registered the birth of Mary Combs Nicholson on 29 May 1875 at 11 Craigie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1875 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 732, Mary Combs Nicholson, 1875 May Twenty-nineth 7h 25m pm 11 Craigie Street Dundee, female, parents Robert Davidson Nicholson engine fitter jorneyman and Margaret Nicholson ms Sword, married 1874 Aug 7th Dundee, signed Robert D Nicholson father present, registered 1875 June 9th at Dundee F Macdairmid registrar.2
  • (Informant) Birth: Robert Davidson Nicholson registered the birth of Robert Nicholson on 15 December 1876 at 11 Craigie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1876 Births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee page 13 no 37, Robert Nicholson born 1876 December 15th 6h 0m am 11 Craigie Street, Dundee, male, father Robert Davidson Nichoslon, engine fitter journeyman, mother Margaret Nicolson ms Sword, marriage 1874 Aug 7th Dundee,
    informant Robert D Nicholson father present, registered 1876 December 27th at Dundee J Mcadairmid registrar.3
  • (Informant) Death: Robert Davidson Nicholson registered the death of Robert Nicholson on 18 August 1877 at 11 Craigie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1877 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee ref 707, Robert Nicholson single, 1877 August Eighteenth 2h 10m am 11 Craigie Street, male aged 8 months father Robert Davidson Nicholson engine fitter journeyman, nother Maragret Nicholson ms Sword, meningitis 5 weeks as cert by David MacEwan MB, signed R D Nicholson father present, registered 1877 August 18th at Dundee F Macdairmid registrar.4
  • (Informant) Birth: Robert Davidson Nicholson registered the birth of Charles Sword Nicholson on 8 March 1880 at 11 Craigie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1880 births in the district of St Andrews in the burgh of Dundee ref 360; Charles Sword Nicholson, 1880 March Eighth 1h 0m am 11 Craigie Street Dundee, male parents Robert Davidson Nicholson engine fitter journeyman and Margaret Nicholson ms Sword married 1874 Aug 7th Dundee, signed Robert D Nicholson father present, registered 1880 March 10th at Dundee F MacDairmid registrar.5
  • (Informant) Death: Robert Davidson Nicholson registered the death of Charles Sword Nicholson on 26 February 1881 at 61 Crescent Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1881 deaths in the district of St Andrews in the burgh of Dundee ref 228, Charles Sword Nicholson single, 1881 February Twenty-sixth 8h 50m am 61 Crescent Street Dundee, male aged 11 months parents Robert Davidson Nicholson engine fitter journeyman and Margaret Nicholson ms Sword, diptheria 2 days as cert by David MacEwan MD, signed R D Nicholson father present, registered 1881 February 26th at Dundee F MacDairmid registrar.6
  • Occupation*: On 24 August 1890 at 48 Crescent Lane, Dundee, Scotland, Robert was Engineer in Steamer - from twins' birth and death records.
  • (Informant) Birth: He registered the birth of Margaret Sword Nicholson on 19 August 1895 at 1 Graham Place, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1895 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee ref 1118, Margaret Sword Nicholson 1895 August Nineteenth 1h 0m am 1 Graham Place Dundee, female parents Robert Davidson Nicholson engine fitter journeyman and Margaret Nicholson ms Sword m 1874 August 7th Dundee, signed Robert D Nicholson father present, regsitered 1895 August 29th at Dundee Jas Murray registrar.7
  • (Deceased) Death*: Robert Davidson Nicholson died on 29 December 1924 at 4 Wortley Place, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, Robert Davidson Nicolson, engine fitter, married to Margaret Sword, 1924 December 29th ...pm 4 Wortley Place, Dundee, male aged 71 years, father Robert Davidson Nicolson, jute mill mechanic (deceased), mother Jessie Nicolson ms Worrall (deceased), pelvic carcinoma as cert by T King ... MBChB, informant C Sword, broter-in-law, present, 111 Arbroath Road, Dundee, registered 1924 December 30th at Dundee H T Templeton registrar.8
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Margaret Combs Sword died on 1 February 1934 at 21 Eglington Street, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland; 1934 deaths in the district of Beith in the county of Ayr; Margaret Nicholson widow of Robert Davidson Nicholson engineer; 1934 February first 5h 10m am 21 Eglington Street Beith; female aged 80 years, parents Charles sword iron moulder (dec) and Mary Sword ms Coombs (dec); arterio sclerosis, cerebral haemorrhage as cert by Ian F Somerville MBChB; signed Frank McNeill son-in-law present; registered 1938 February 1st James Anderson registrar.9

Census Events

Member of Household7 April 1861They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Davidson Nicolson and Janet Worrel in the 1861 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert D Nicolson, son, 8, scholar, Dundee; Robert Nicolson, head, mar, 38, engine smith, Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, mar, 31, Errol Perthshire.
Member of Household2 April 1871They was listed as a member of the household of Robert Davidson Nicolson in the 1871 census at 3 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert Nicolson, son, unm, 18, engine fitter, Dundee; Robert Nicolson, head, mar, 47, engine fitter, Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, mar, 42, Errol, Perthshire.
Principal3 April 1881Robert Davidson Nicholson appeared in the 1881 census. Not at home.
Principal5 April 1891He appeared in the 1891 census. Not at home.
Head of Household31 March 1901He was listed as head of household along with spouse Margaret Combs Sword in the 1901 census at 1 Graham Place, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Robert D Nicholson, head, married, aged 47, engine fitter, worker, born Dundee; Margaret Nicholson, wife, married, aged 46, born Dundee; also in the household were Mary Combs Nicholson, Primrose Davidson Nicholson, Davina Lowson Nicholson, Robert Davidson Nicholson and Margaret Sword Nicholson.10
Witness28 April 1910Robert Davidson Nicholson appeared on the census of 28 April 1910 in the household of William Laird Nicolson and Ann Stewart Fairweather at Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, USA; Unreadable street name, no 220, Nicholson, William, head, male, white, 39 on last birthday, married for 17 years; born Scotland, father born Scotland, mother born Scotland; able to speak English; occupation moulder, iron factory, worker... no... 0; able to read, able to write, property rented, is a home; Nicholson, Annie, wife, female, white, 38 last birthday, married 17 years, mother of 4 children, 4 children living, born Scotland, father born Scotland, mother born Scotland; able to speak English; can read, can write; McDonald, David, boarder, male, white, 28, single, himself & parents all born Scotland; immigrated 1908, alien, able to speak English; occupation machinist, tool works, worker, not unemployed, 0 months unemployed; able to read, able to write; Gorden, David, boarder, male, white, 28, single, himself & parents all born Scotland; immigrated 1908, alien, able to speak English; occupation machinist, tool works, worker, not unemployed, 0 months unemployed; able to read, able to write.11
Last Edited: 29 Apr 2015

Parents:

Father*: Robert Davidson Nicolson b. 27 Nov 1823, d. 17 Jun 1907
Mother*: Janet Worrel b. 24 Aug 1829, d. 5 May 1881

Family:

Margaret Combs Sword b. 4 Dec 1853, d. 1 Feb 1934
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Robert Davidson Nicholson married Margaret Combs Sword, daughter of Charles Robert Sword and Mary Richardson Combs, on 7 August 1874 at 11 Craigie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1874 Marriages in the district of St Andrew in burgh of Dundee, page 120, ref 239; 1874 on the seventh day of August at 11 Craigie Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Established Church of Scotland; Robert Davidson Nicolson, engine fitter journeyman, batchelor, aged 21, 3 Crescent Street Dundee, father Robert Davidson Nicolson, engine fitter journeyman, mother Jessie Nicolson ms Worrall; Margaret Sword, powerloom weaver, spinster, aged 20, 11 Craigie Street Dundee, father Charles Sword, iron moulder journeyman, mother Mary Sword ms Combs; signed Archibald Bell minister, witnesses George Stewart, Helen Sword; registered 1874 August 10th at Dundee F Macdonald registrar.1

Children:

Mary Combs Nicholson b. 29 May 1875, d. 20 Oct 1929
Robert Nicholson b. 15 Dec 1876, d. 18 Aug 1877
Jessie Worrall Nicholson+ b. 29 Jun 1878
Charles Sword Nicholson b. 8 Mar 1880, d. 26 Feb 1881
Davina Lowson Nicholson b. 17 Jul 1882, d. 1955
Primrose Davidson Nicholson b. 27 Apr 1888
Robert Nicholson b. 24 Aug 1890, d. 24 Aug 1890
Margaret Nicholson b. 24 Aug 1890, d. 26 Aug 1890
Robert Davidson Nicholson b. 7 Apr 1892, d. 24 Jul 1905
Margaret Sword Nicholson b. 19 Aug 1895

Citations

  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Marriages 1874 St Andrew Dundee 282/.../239 [Dec 2004].
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Birth 1875 St Andrew Dundee ref 732 [Nov 2004].
  3. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Birth 1876 St Andrew Dundee ref 37 [Jan 2005].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Deaths 1877 St Andrew Dundee ref 707 [July 2004].
  5. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Birth 1880 St Andrew Dundee ref 360 [Jun 2006].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Deaths 1881 St Andrew Dundee ref 228 [Jun 2006].
  7. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory births 1895 St Andrew Dundee ref 1118 [Dec 2004].
  8. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, 1924 Deaths in the district of St Andrew in the Burgh of Dundee, page 260, ref 779.
  9. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1937 Beith 581/00 0004 [Jan 2007].
  10. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Parish of St Andrew, City of Dundee, book 7, page 19 [May 2004].
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) image held; Thirteenth census of the United States 1910-population; State - New Jersey; County - Union; Supervisor's district no - 5; Enum Dist - 100; Sheet - 17B;Township or other division -blank; Name of Institution - blank; name of incorporated place - part of City of Plainfield; Ward of city - 4 part; Enumnerated by me on the 28th day of April 19100, John E Watson, Enumerator.
    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Plainfield Ward 4, Union, New Jersey; Roll: T624_910; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 0100; Image: 1126; FHL Number: 1374923. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. [Oct 2009]