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Forester Cockburn Nicolson

M, #489, b. 21 July 1862, d. 19 January 1926
Last Edited: 3 Sep 2018


Father*: Robert Davidson Nicolson b. 27 Nov 1823, d. 17 Jun 1907
Mother*: Janet Worrel b. 24 Aug 1829, d. 5 May 1881
  • Birth*: Forester Cockburn Nicolson was born on 21 July 1862 at 7 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .
  • He was the son of Robert Davidson Nicolson and Janet Worrel.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Forester Cockburn Nicolson married Jane Lawson Pitkethly, daughter of David Clark Pitkethly and Janet Lawson, on 16 January 1885 at Catholic Apostolic Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .
  • (Deceased) Death*: Forester Cockburn Nicolson died on 19 January 1926 at 22 North Erskine Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 63 Gas Works Stoker.
  • Occupation: On 12 October 1907 at 27 Lyon Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Forester was gas work stoker; death of daug Sarah Ann.
  • (Witness) Death: He witnessed the death of John Shaw Nicolson on 23 April 1912 at 12 Glebe Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; Customs Officer.
  • Occupation*: On 31 January 1913 at 22 North Erskine Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , Forester was Jessie marriage : Stoker in Gas Works.
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Jane Lawson Pitkethly died on 15 December 1936 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Jane Lawson Nicolson widow of Forester Cockburn Nicolson ...
    ur 22 North Erskine Street
    74 years
    fath David Pitkethly mason (dec, moth Janet Petkethly ms Lawson (dec)
    Cerebral haemorrhage cert by James ... Stalker MD
    inf Robert Nicolson son 24 North Erskine Street.

Census Events

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, . Forester, son, 9, scholar, Dundee; Robert Nicolson, head, mar, 47, engine fitter, Aberdeen; Jessie Nicolson, wife, mar, 42, Errol, Perthshire.
Member of Household3 April 1881He was listed in the 1881 census; not found.
Principal5 April 1891Forester Cockburn Nicolson appeared in the 1891 census at ss Dean, Dartford, Kent, England, . Household transcription, Nicolson Forester, vessel Dean Steam, port/place Dundee, crew, married, male, age 28, Fireman, born Dundee Forfarshire; RG no RG12, piece 648, folio 53 page 1, reg dist Gravesend, civil parish Dartford, county Kent.1
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, . Forrester Nicolson, boarder, 38, mariner f..., Dundee; James Sanderson, head, 48, currier of leather, Alloa Clackmannanshire; Sarah, wife, 52, Dundee.2


Jane Lawson Pitkethly b. 17 Apr 1862, d. 15 Dec 1936


Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson+ b. 12 Apr 1887, d. 13 May 1954
Helen Jane Nicolson b. 26 Apr 1890, d. 6 Dec 1929
Robert Davidson Nicolson+ b. 15 Jan 1893, d. 13 Feb 1951
David Pitkethley Nicolson b. 15 Jan 1893, d. 21 Sep 1896
Sarah Ann Nicolson b. 26 Nov 1895, d. 12 Oct 1907
Forester C Nicolson+ b. 31 Jan 1899, d. 11 Apr 1981
Henry Millar Nicolson b. 26 Jul 1903


  1. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) findmypast.com 1891 census [feb 2008].
  2. [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]