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From: "Kate Davis" <>
Subject: Re: [CmnFHS] Nichol(l)s family
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 23:38:50 -0000
I'm also trying to trace a Nicholas family - with similar names but the
dates don't quite match.
My Margaret was born circa 1834, supposedly in Bridell, Pembs but I've not
been able to check because I can't manage to download the census images, I'm
working on this!
Her father was also John Nicholas, I don't know the mother's name or any
brothers or sisters. My Margaret married Benjamin Phillips in Llanboidy
Church in 1863 and their children were Thomas, Sarah, Henry, Ben, Sophia,
Gomer, Anne and Edward.
I have found many Nicholas families in the Pembroke area so it may be worth
you looking there - several are mariners, do you suppose that is why your
John is not at home? I did come across a Margaret Nichols on the IGI,
christened 29 Aug 1847 in St Martin, Haverfordwest, Pembroke. Her father is
John but her mother is Mary. I will keep a look out, do let me know if you
see a family that may be mine.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Margaret Pratila" <>
Sent: Friday, February 10, 2006 2:49 PM
Subject: Re: [CmnFHS] Nichol(l)s family
> Hi Pauline,
> Thanks for replying so quickly. Yes I did find the family in 1841. I also
> found a Henry Nicholas aged 15, an Ag. Lab. He was down as "detached to
> Cwm". Wonder what that means? In 1851, I found a Peter Nichols, aged 13,
> FS, Born Llangunnog, in Mydrim. I looked up Danyffordd, Llangunnock in the
> 1881 Census and there was a John Nicholas, aged 64years, born Mydrim,
> Farmer of 10 acres, his wife, Anna, aged 40, born Newcastle, Carmarthen, I
> suppose that was Newcastle Emlyn, with a son David aged 14. Since Anne was
> 40 in 1851, It cannot be the same woman. I suppose John could have been 34
> in 1851, if I can find him. I did not have the wedding and I thank you.
> Since there was an Eleanor Thomas with Anne in 1841, it is possible she
> was Anne's mother. I haven't looked in Glamorgan for John, I was looking
> in Carmarthen because he was a labourer inthe tinworks. That was a
> mistake. There were many tinworks in Carmarthenshire. Could someone who
> has the 1861 and 1871 censuses have a look in Danyffordd so see if John
> made it home for any census?
> Many thanks,
>>From: "Pauline James" <>
>>Subject: Re: [CmnFHS] Nichol(l)s family
>>Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2006 10:07:57 +0100
>>I have not come across John Nicholas in either 1841 or 1851 wonder where
>>he is......have you looked in Glam for him at all...
>>You did not mention you found Anne in 1841 - in case you have not here
>>1841 census Llangynog /Llangunnock
>>Anne Nicholas 30 farmer born in county yes
>>Peter Nicholas 6 yes
>>William Nicholas 4 yes
>>do you have the marriage of these two?
>>18335 22nd October Llangynog parish church
>>John Nicholas parish Merthyr Carms and Anne Thomas of this parish
>>Have you asked in Carmarthen registry office for the birth certificate for
>>Margaret or Mary twins of the above born c 1847 ......did they do a five
>>year search for you......
>>let me know Pauline
>>----- Original Message ----- From: "Margaret Pratila"
>>Sent: Thursday, February 09, 2006 5:54 PM
>>Subject: [CmnFHS] Nichol(l)s family
>>>I am looking for a family, the Nichol(l)s of Llangunnog. John Nicholls is
>>>a farmer, owner of 65 acres in Llangunnck(CFHS Owners of Land 1873). In
>>>the 1851 census he is not at home but his wife Anne is listed as wife,
>>>aged 40, wife of Freeholder of 6 acres and Labourer in Tinworks. Address
>>>is Danyffordd, Llangunnog. There are 3 daughters, Sarah 8 years and Mary
>>>and Margaret, twins, aged 4. The family was still at Danyffordd in July
>>>of 1866 when Margaret married. I've tried to find the birth/christening
>>>of Margaret without success. Is anyone else searching this family? In
>>>the 1881 census at the same address I found a John Nicholas, 64 years,
>>>wife Anna, 40 and son David 14 years
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