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Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman1

M, #489, b. 21 July 1862, d. 19 January 1926
Last Edited: 17 Jun 2020

Parents:

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 seaman 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 seaman married Jane Lawson Pitkethly, daughter of David Clark Pitkethly and Janet Lawson, on 16 January 1885 at Catholic Apostolic Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1885 marriages in the district if St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 25; 1885 on the Sixteenth day of January at Catholic Apostolic Church Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Catholic Apostolic Church; signed Forester C Nicolson stoker in steamboat bachelor aged 22 residing 3 Crescent Street Dundee, parents Robert Davidson Nicolson machine fitter and Jessie Nicolson ms Worrall (dec); signed Jane L Pitkethley domestic servant spinster aged 22 residing 139 Princes Street Dundee, parents David Clark Pitkethley mason and Janet Pitkethley ms Lawson; signed John Rankin minister, signed John Pitkethley witness, Christina A Whyte witness; registered 1885 January 20th at Dundee signed Jas Anderson registrar.2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman 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.
  • (Informant) Death: He registered the death of Sarah Ann Nicolson on 12 October 1907 at Kings Cross Hospital, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1907 deaths in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 283; Sarah Ann Nicolson single died 1907 October Twelfth 10h 15m pm Kings Cross Hospital, ur 27 Lyon Street Dundee, female aged 11 years, parents Forester Cockburn Nicolson gas works stoker and Jane Nicolson ms Pitkethly; cerebral meningitis as cert by C Templeman MD, signed Forester C Nicolson father 27 Lyon Street, registered 1907 October 15th at Dundee signed Alex Simpson registrar.3
  • (Witness) Death: Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman 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.
  • Photograph*: Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman is in this photograph taken circa 1915.4
    Front L-R Forester Cockburn Nicolson (1862-1926), Henry Millar Nicolson, Helen Jane Nicolson, Jane Lawson Pitkethly
    Back L-R Forester C Nicolson (1899-1981), Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson, Robert Davidson Nicolson (1893-1951)
  • Photograph: Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman and Jane Lawson Pitkethly are in this photograph taken say 1916 at 3 Shuttlefield, Newburgh, Fife, Scotland, , along with Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson, Helen Jane Nicolson, Robert Davidson Nicolson textile fitter, Forester C Nicolson iron turner and Henry Millar Nicolson jute mill overseer.6
    Thought to be: the folk on seats from L-R: Forester C Nicolson (dob 1862); satnding child 1; Jane Pitlethly; 'Grampa' unknown (could this be a Pitkethly??); 'Grandma' unknown; standing child 2; Helen Jane Nicolson (dob 1890, died 1929) with the dog.
    Standing at the back L-R Unknown male 1; Unknown female 1; son Robert Davidson (1893) or Forester (1899); unknown male 2; unknown male 3, could be David Watson?; Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson (dob 1887, married to David Watson); unknown couple.
    Sitting at the front: Left child 1; right Harry Millar Nicolson
  • (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.7
Member of Household3 April 1881He was listed in the 1881 census; not found.
Principal5 April 1891Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman 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.8
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.9
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Jane Lawson Pitkethly in the 1911 census at 20 N Erskine Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Forrester Nicolson, head, 48, mar, mechanical stoker, gas works minicipal, worker, born Dundee;
Jane Nicolson, wife, 48, married 26 years, 8 children born alive, 5 still living, born Newburgh Fife;
Jessie, daug, 23, single, sewing machinist, jute, worker, born Newburgh;
Helen, daug, 20, single, jute weaver, worker, born Newburgh;
Robert, son, 18, single, apprentice machine fitter, jte work, worker, born Newburgh;
Forrester, son, 12, at school, born Newburgh;
Henry, son, 7, at school, born Newburgh; also in the household were Jessie Pitkethly Nicolson, Helen Jane Nicolson, Robert Davidson Nicolson textile fitter, Forester C Nicolson iron turner and Henry Millar Nicolson jute mill overseer.10

Family:

Jane Lawson Pitkethly b. 17 Apr 1862, d. 15 Dec 1936
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Forester Cockburn Nicolson seaman married Jane Lawson Pitkethly, daughter of David Clark Pitkethly and Janet Lawson, on 16 January 1885 at Catholic Apostolic Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1885 marriages in the district if St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 25; 1885 on the Sixteenth day of January at Catholic Apostolic Church Dundee after banns according to the forms of the Catholic Apostolic Church; signed Forester C Nicolson stoker in steamboat bachelor aged 22 residing 3 Crescent Street Dundee, parents Robert Davidson Nicolson machine fitter and Jessie Nicolson ms Worrall (dec); signed Jane L Pitkethley domestic servant spinster aged 22 residing 139 Princes Street Dundee, parents David Clark Pitkethley mason and Janet Pitkethley ms Lawson; signed John Rankin minister, signed John Pitkethley witness, Christina A Whyte witness; registered 1885 January 20th at Dundee signed Jas Anderson registrar.2

Children:

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 textile fitter+ 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 iron turner+ b. 31 Jan 1899, d. 11 Apr 1981
Davina Pitkethly Nicolson11 b. 21 Jun 1901, d. 7 May 1902
Henry Millar Nicolson jute mill overseer b. 26 Jul 1903, d. 1976

Citations

  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory marraige Dundee St Andrew 282/nn 453 [Dec 2004].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory marriage 1885 Dundee St Mary 282/nn 25 [Dec 2004].
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Statutory death 1907 Dundee 282/nn 283 image held [Jan 2005].
  4. [S6] CO via email [May 2018].
  5. CO via email [May 2018]
  6. [S40] CO via email [May 2018].
  7. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Census 1871 Dundee, 3 Crescent St; image held [Jun 2005].
  8. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) findmypast.com 1891 census [feb 2008].
  9. [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]
  10. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, Census 1911 Dundee ref 282/4 42/ 47 image held [May 2020].
  11. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, Statutory death 1902 Newburgh 450/ 17 image held [May 2020].