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Margaret Combs Sword

F, #493, b. 4 December 1853, d. 1 February 1934
  • Birth*: Margaret Combs Sword was born on 4 December 1853 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Robert Sword and Mary Richardson Combs.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Margaret Combs Sword married Robert Davidson Nicholson, son of Robert Davidson Nicolson and Janet Worrel, 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: Margaret Combs Sword registered the birth of Jessie Worrall Nicholson on 29 June 1878 at 11 Craigie Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1878 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee ref 892, 1878 June Twentyninth 2h 30m am 11 Craigie Street, female parents Robert Davidson Nicholson engine fitter journeyman and Margaret Nicholson ms Sword, married 1874 Aug 7th Dundee, signed Mrs Nicholson mother, registered 1878 July 1st at Dundee F MacDairmid registrar.2
  • (Informant) Birth: Margaret Combs Sword registered the birth of Davina Lowson Nicholson on 17 July 1882 at 61 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1882 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 1049; Davina Lowson Nicholson, 1882 July seventeenth 1h 0m pm 61 Crescent Street Dundee, female parents Robert Davidson Nicholson marine fitter journeyman and Margaret Nicholson ms Sword, m 1874 Aug 7th Dundee, signed M Nicholson mother, registered 1882 August 1st at Dundee F Macdairmid registrar.3
  • (Informant) Birth: Margaret Combs Sword registered the birth of Primrose Davidson Nicholson on 27 April 1888 at 48 Crescent Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1888 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee ref 621, Primrose Davidson Nicholson, 1888 April April Twenty-seventh 1h 0m pm 48 Crescent Lane Dundee, female parents Robert Davidson Nicholson engine fitter journeyman and Maragret Nicholson ms Sword m 1874 Aug 7th Dundee, signed M Nicholson mother, registered 1888 may 18th at Dundee F MacDairmid registrar.4
  • (Informant) Birth: Margaret Combs Sword registered the birth of Robert Davidson Nicholson on 7 April 1892 at 1 Graham Place, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1892 births in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee ref 517, Robert Davidson Nicholson, 1892 April Seventh 0h 50m am 1 Graham Place Dundee, male parents Robert Davidson Nicholson engine fitter journeyman and Margaret Nicholson ms Sword m 1874 August 7th Dundee, signed Margaret Nicholson mother, 1892 April 25th at Dundee Jas Murray registrar.5
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse 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.6
  • (Deceased) Death*: Margaret Combs Sword died on 1 February 1934 at 21 Eglington Street, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland, at age 80 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.7

Census Events

Head of Household3 April 1881She was listed as head of household in the 1881 census at 61 Crescent Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Margaret Nicolson, head, married, aged 27, born Dundee; also in the household was Mary Combs Nicholson and Jessie Worrall Nicholson.8
Head of Household5 April 1891She was listed as head of household in the 1891 census at 48 Crescent Lane, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Margaret Nicolson, head, married, aged 37, housekeeper, born Dundee; also in the household was Mary Combs Nicholson, Jessie Worrall Nicholson, Davina Lowson Nicholson and Jane Sword.9,10
Spouse31 March 1901She was listed in the household of Robert Davidson Nicholson 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. Mary Combs Nicholson, Primrose Davidson Nicholson, Davina Lowson Nicholson, Robert Davidson Nicholson and Margaret Sword Nicholson were also listed in the household.11
Last Edited: 24 Feb 2013

Parents:

Father*: Charles Robert Sword b. 24 Jun 1827, d. 16 Feb 1877
Mother*: Mary Richardson Combs b. 8 Jun 1829, d. 5 Feb 1889

Family:

Robert Davidson Nicholson b. c 1853, d. 29 Dec 1924
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Margaret Combs Sword married Robert Davidson Nicholson, son of Robert Davidson Nicolson and Janet Worrel, 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 1878 St Andrew Dundee ref 892 [Nov 2004].
  3. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory births 1882 St Andrew Dundee ref 1049 [Jun 2006].
  4. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory births 1888 St Andrew Dundee ref 621 [Nov 2004].
  5. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory births 1892 St Andrew Dundee ref 517 [Jul 2004].
  6. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1924 Deaths in the district of St Andrew in the Burgh of Dundee, page 260, ref 779.
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Death 1937 Beith 581/00 0004 [Jan 2007].
  8. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Census Film 0203487 GRO ref Vol 282-4 Enum Dist 17 page 28.
  9. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, Parish of Wallacetown, city of Dundee, book 21, page 38 [Jul 2004].
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dundee; ED: 21; Page: 39; Line: 1; Roll: CSSCT1891_94; Year: 1891. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1891 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1891 Scotland Census. Reels 1-409. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Oct 2011]
  11. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, Parish of St Andrew, City of Dundee, book 7, page 19 [May 2004].