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Marcelle Report 19 Oct 2007 09:11

If you need anymore look ups I am more than happy to look. I am having a break from my tree!



Marcelle Report 19 Oct 2007 21:23



Marcelle Report 20 Oct 2007 12:37


Jo in Wales

Jo in Wales Report 20 Oct 2007 23:03

Thanks very much for looking. Will make a note of the one you found which is worth looking into with the names being so close.

Best wishes


Marcelle Report 22 Oct 2007 11:06

Geoff, no Benjamin Naish to go on. Were there any brothers or sisters


Marcelle Report 22 Oct 2007 17:56

Hello Kathleen

Sorry couldnt find any marriages for Joseph & Caroline. There were quite a few for Joseph's but none to Caroline.

I had a search for George Hawkins but nothing. Do you have any brothers or sisters of George to go on?



Marcelle Report 23 Oct 2007 17:30



Kay Report 24 Oct 2007 07:13

Hi Marcelle,

Thank you for your kind offer.

Please could you help find the date of marriage of
John Nichols and Maria Wallace.
Their first child was born 1928 Winterbourne

John Nichols was born c.1806 Mangotsfield
Maria Wallace was born c.1807 Hambrook

Many Thanks


Marcelle Report 24 Oct 2007 08:09

Do you mean 1828? John would have been 122 when first child born. Can you give me childs name


Marcelle Report 24 Oct 2007 18:26

All the marriages for Joseph are listed below. Luckily I jotted them all down:

Joseph & Elizabeth Kirbey 18/04/1825 Bedminster
Joseph & Eliza Hopes 24/04/1826 Bitton
Joseph & Hester Bliss 14/04/1827 St Mary Redcliffe
Joseph & Eliza Budd 04/08/1834 St Stephen
Joseph & Henrietta Brinkworth 04/09/1834
Joseph & Elizabeth Christian 17/05/1835 St Nicholas
Joseph & Anna Burton 29/04/1837 St Mary

That's all there were



Kay Report 24 Oct 2007 20:27

Sorry Marcelle, I did mean 1828

John Nichols and Maria Wallace


James Nichols born 1828 Winterbourne
Elizabeth Nichols born 1831 Winterbourne
Samuel Nichols born 1834 Winterbourne
John Nichols born 23 Jun 1837 (certificate held)
Eliza Nichols born 1840 Winterbourne

Best regards


Marcelle Report 24 Oct 2007 21:29

Hi Kay.
This is what I found. First I checked Nichols. These are all children with parents John and Maria:

Eliza Nichols Father John Mother Maria 05/03/1837 @ Westerleigh

Clara Nichols 17/12/1826 baptised at 4 months @ SS Philip & Jacob. Father a mason

Emma 20/11/1825 @ Westerleigh. Father a labourer

Anne 03/11/1822 @ Westerleigh. Father a labourer

Then checked Nicholls:
Sarah 14/08/1831 @ Westerleigh. Father a labourer
Rosena 14/06/1835 @ SS Philip & Jacob. Father a mason.
Matilda 19/09/1924 @ SS Philip & Jacob. Father a mason
Emma Maria 22/04/1821 @ SS Philip & Jacob. Father a mason
Emma Maria 23.03.1823 SS Philip & Jacob. Father a mason
Alfred Adolphus 22/02/1829 @ SS Philip & Jacob

The only Samuel I could find was Samuel Nicholls 19/01/1834 @ Winterbourne but his father was Samuel Mother Maria.

There was also an Elizabeth 07/11/1830 @ Winterbourne but her father was Samuel Mother Maria.

James Nichols 11/05/1828 @ Winterbourne, again father Samuel Mother Maria. Abode Frenchay

Seems strange that 3 of the children are listed with father as Samuel.

I will check marriages and get back to you



Marcelle Report 24 Oct 2007 21:46


How sure are you with John & Maria's birth

I searched Nichols and found John Nichols & Maria Hemmings married 28/10/1816 @ St George.

I will check under Nicholls in the morning



Kay Report 25 Oct 2007 06:11

Ohhh! Marcelle,
Please forgive me. I must have had a bad head day.
I had the wrong names. It should have been ..

Samuel Nichols who married Maria Wallace/Wallis

Samuel born c1806 Mangotsfield
Maria born c 1807 Hambrook parents John Wallis and Sarah Lacey

They changed the spelling of Nichols to Nicholls and back every few years.

I have been chasing this family for years and have twice done the wrong line.

The three children you have ( above ) born to Samuel and Maria are mine and I am sure somewhere the others are connected as a lot of the Nichols/Nicholls were masons.

I appreciate I have wasted your time by getting the names wrong but if you could find the marriage and possibly the birth of Samuel Nichols/Nicholls born c1806.

Many thanks


Louisa Report 25 Oct 2007 09:06

Hi Marcelle
I am looking for Elizabeth Bentley born 1884 died 1939 i have been told that she came from bristol so any information about her or her parents would be great. Many Thanks


Marcelle Report 25 Oct 2007 09:51

Hi Kay

Never mind...we all have bad days!

I checked Samuel and found this:

Samuel Nicholls baptised 02/10/1803 @ St Paul. Father Joseph Mother Ann

This one seems like yours:
Samuel nicholls baptised 09/03/1806 @ Mangotsfield
Father John Mother Susannah.

I looked for other children of John and Susannah. They are all baptised in Mangotsfield

Edward Nicholls 13/06/1808
Ann Nicholls 19/05/1799
Joh Nicholls 06/01/1804
Mary 10/01/1802
Robert 16/04/1797

If these ring a bell let me know and I will look for marriage of John and Susannah.

In the 1841 census at Frenchay, I found these:

Samuel Quarryman aged 30
Maria 30
James 13
Elizabeth 10
Samuel 7
John 3
Eliza 6 months



Marcelle Report 25 Oct 2007 09:53

Hi Louisa

Sorry the discs cover 1754 - 1812 & 1813-1837



Kay Report 25 Oct 2007 18:44

Hi Marcelle,

Thank you so much. Yes this is my family of Nicholls/Nichols.

If you could confirm the marriage of
John Nicholls and Susannah. for me please.and also
the marriage of Samuel and Maria

I think if it is the right couple I have a connection with a cousin.


Many thanks



Marcelle Report 25 Oct 2007 21:06

Hi Kay

Sorry, checked marriages but nothing on discs. John & Susannah are before 1813 so wont be there as disc is 1813 - 1837 for marriages and I cant find Samuel & Maria. If you get any leads come back to me



Marcelle Report 25 Oct 2007 21:26


did a bit more digging:

From parish records

Susannah Nichols abode Mangotsfield buried 15/05/1859 @ 85 Years

Samuel Nichols abode Frenchay buried 29/09/1867 : 61 years.

John Nichols abode Mangotsfield buried 03/10/1855 @ 82 years

Children of Samuel & Maria:

Eliza 17/07/1836
Ann 13/08/1843
Alfred 15/08/1847
Alfred 16/07/1850
George 06/02/1853
Abode for all was frenchay

Now it gets sad!

Eliza buried 24/06/1838 @ 2 years
Ann buried 29/10/1846 @ 3 years
Alfred buried 10/09/1847 @ 10 weeks
George buried 07/01/1855 @ 2 years

Gosh thats awful! will keep looking