Charles Nicholson

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Nicholson was born on 25 January 1830, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Nicholson Jr., was 32 and his mother, Maria Mariah Cawkwell, was 38. He married Ruth Dickensen on 22 August 1848, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Great Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Berkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891. He died on 24 May 1902, in England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72, and was buried in London, Ontario, Canada West, British Colonial America.

Photos and Memories (6)

Do you know Charles? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles Nicholson
Deborah Garty
Marriage: 29 May 1855
Alfred Earnest Nicholson
Clara Nicholson
Herbert Nicholson
Vernon Nicholson
Laurence Nicholson

Sources (30)

  • Charles Nicholson, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Charles Nicholson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Charles Nicholson in entry for Deborah Garty, "England, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1538-2016"

World Events (6)

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English (northern) and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Nic(h)olas or the vernacular form Nic(h)ol + son; see Nichol , Nicholas . In Scotland the name was sometimes substituted for McNichol .

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Nicolaisen or Nikolaisen , or of the Swedish cognate Niklasson, patronymics from equivalents of the personal name Nicholas .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Story Highlight

History of Charles Nicholson (1830-1902)

Footnotes as noted in parentheses ( ) at end of document. CHARLES NICHOLSON was the fourth child of William Nicholson and Maria Cawkwell. He was born 25 Jan 1830 and christened on 21 Feb 1830 in the …

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a FREE Account

Search for Another Deceased Ancestor

Share this with your family and friends.