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Nicolson of Edinburgh

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auckland
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Alexander Nicolson born c 1794 was a merchant of Edinburgh in the 1820's, died in 1827/28 aged in his 30's, leaving a widow, Mary and 2 chldren . Is it possible to find what he died of .He had a brother named Daniel, a wine merchant who immigrated to Australia in 1840.It is possible that the father of these men was James Nicolson. Is it possible to find their mothers name and if there were other siblings please.
Appreciate any help thanks.
 
He had a brother named Daniel, a wine merchant who immigrated to Australia in 1840

Hi, is it possible for you to give us more information on Daniel please? Do you know where in Australia he come and or when he died? Just might help find his parents names if they are noted on his death index.
 
Hi, not finding an Alexander Nicolson dying about that time in the deaths on Scotlandspeople. Where did you find the info about his death and what part of Edinburgh was he a merchant in? Do you have any other information that might help?

Barbara
 
It's very early on to be exact.Not finding a death or a Will for said Alexander Nicolson/Nicholson.1 Marriage in time frame
Name Alexander Nicholson
Spouse's Name Mary Reid
Event Date 18 Feb 1820
Event Place South Leith,Midlothian,Scotland
Spouse's Father's Name David Reid


Where did you find this info ?No Alexander Nicolson appearing in Edinburgh Directories.

Edit--http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyMidlothian.htm#E

Ellie
 
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Post Office Directory 1825-6 Edinburgh, Leith & Newhaven [online]

Not sure if this is any help, also a James at 9 Rose St. [Tailor]..

I should add surname = Nicholson..
 
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1834-5 Publication..

This may not be the same Alexander, different occupation/address..

Daniel stil in Broughton St.
 
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In 1827-8 there is the same Alexander as in 1825-6 [also there is the farming implement manufacturer in 1827-8]. No sign of Alexander the grocer after that.

Of course still conjecture until we have more.

Geoff
 
Thank you to everybody for your help.
In British newspaper website I found a notice of the creditors of Alexander Nicholson ,late grocer of Union Street, mentioning that a scheme of division would lay at his house at no.17West Nicholson Street , dated oct.2nd 1828
I never found a death notice, and I would be quite interested to know how he died.
thanks
Kevynne
 
Daniel Nicholson and wife Janet and family immigrated to Adelaide South Australia in 1840. He opened a grocer and wine merchant shop. He died in 4 th August 1843 and janet died 1846 and both were buried in West Terrace cemetery , Adelaide.
 
A couple of entries from the SA Pioneer Families..

"NICHOLSON Daniel, Janet Wilkie (wife), ch inc Jas, Mgt, Jessie arrived 1840-09-20 on Martin Luther from Greenock 40-06-05

NICHOLSON Daniel, died 1843-08-01 aged 57 at Broughton Cottage, Ade; relative/informant James (S); buried Adelaide West Terrace Cemetery"

Age at death = b. c1786

Geoff

EDIT: Not giving much away..

"NICHOLSON Janet Wilkie, died 1846-04-01 aged 60 at Adelaide; relative/informant Daniel (DH)"
 
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A couple of trees have this, not validated..

"Daniel Nicholson married Jane Wilkie at St. Cuthbert's on Wednesday, 30 May 1810 at Edinburgh"

Geoff
 
Daniel

Last name
Nicolson

Marriage year
1810
Marriage date
30 May 1810
Marriage place
Saint Cuthberts,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland
Spouse's first name(s)
Janet
Spouse's last name
Wilkie
Place
Edinburgh

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Spouse's father's first name(s)
Alexander
Spouse's father's last name
Wilkie

ellie
 
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Daniel Nicolson
Spouse Janet Wilkie
Event Date 30 May 1810
Event Place Saint Cuthberts,Edinburgh,Midlothian,Scotland
Spouse's Father's Name Alexander Wilkie

Geoff
 
In British newspaper website I found a notice of the creditors of Alexander Nicholson ,late grocer of Union Street, mentioning that a scheme of division would lay at his house at no.17West Nicholson Street , dated oct.2nd 1828

There is this..

Saturday 09 August 1828 , Edinburgh Evening Courant , Midlothian, Scotland
 
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Alexander Nicolson
Gender Male
Christening Date 06 Nov 1815
Christening Place SAINT CUTHBERTS, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 29 Oct 1815
Father's Name Daniel Nicolson
Mother's Name Janet Wilkie
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Isobella Nicolson
Gender Female
Christening Date 30 Oct 1813
Christening Place SAINT CUTHBERTS, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 27 Oct 1813
Father's Name Daniel Nicolson
Mother's Name Janet Wilkie
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John Nicolson
Gender Male
Christening Date 01 Dec 1817
Christening Place SAINT CUTHBERTS, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 03 Jul 1817
Father's Name Daniel Nicolson
Mother's Name Janet Wilkie
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James Nicolson
Gender Male
Christening Date 08 Jul 1819
Christening Place SAINT CUTHBERTS, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 11 Jun 1819
Father's Name Daniel Nicolson
Mother's Name Janet Wilkie
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Alexander Nicolson
Gender Male
Christening Date 06 Nov 1815
Christening Place SAINT CUTHBERTS, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Father's Name Daniel Nicolson
Mother's Name Janet Wilkie
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Daniel Nicholson
Gender Male
Christening Place SAINT CUTHBERTS, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 15 Jan 1827
Birthplace Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Father's Name Daniel Nicholson
Mother's Name Janet Wilkie
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Margaret Nicholson
Gender Female
Christening Place SAINT CUTHBERTS, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 01 Jun 1824
Birthplace Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Father's Name Daniel Nicholson
Mother's Name Janet Wilkie
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Janet Nicholson
Gender Female
Christening Place SAINT CUTHBERTS, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 03 Sep 1825
Birthplace Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Father's Name Daniel Nicholson
Mother's Name Janet Wilkie
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Marion Nicolson
Gender Female
Christening Date 30 Dec 1822
Christening Place CANONGATE, EDINBURGH, MIDLOTHIAN, SCOTLAND
Birth Date 09 Nov 1822
Father's Name Alexander Nicolson
Mother's Name Mary Reid
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Edit-I see you have been searching for a while.
http://www.nls.uk/catalogues/scottish-book-trade-index/nelson-oliver

Edit-see who lived there before Alexander perhaps
http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/search/partner/edinburgh?class=city&id=52
 
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Alexander was still alive in 1825 A mention of him in the Scotsman. Think they mean 1825 not 1285
 

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Thank you to all of you wonderful people for the information that you have sent to me, especially the newspaper articles. it is great to find when Alexander died, it is sad that he was so young. Would he have died in St.Cuthberts Parish , I don't suppose it would be possible to know what cemetery he would have been buried in.
Thanks again, I really appreciate your help.
Kevynne
 
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