Martha Nicklas

12 May 1789–15 July 1868 (Age 79)
Kilmersdon, Somerset, England

The Life of Martha

When Martha Nicklas was born on 12 May 1789, in Kilmersdon, Somerset, England, her father, Thomas Nicklas, was 43 and her mother, Martha Hamblyn, was 30. She married Henry Denning on 13 January 1823, in Kilmersdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Kilmersdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died on 15 July 1868, in Frome, Somerset, England, at the age of 79, and was buried in Coleford, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Henry Denning
Martha Nicklas
Marriage: 13 January 1823
Caroline Denning
Sarah Denning
James Henry Denning
Daniel Denning
Abraham Denning

Spouse and Children

13 January 1823
Kilmersdon, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (7)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 12

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 19

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 26

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Nickolaus .

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

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Story Highlight

Letters to brother, James Denning

dated 10 May 1861 Bathhampton, England Regarding her mother: It is very pleasant here in the summer but rather dull in the winter. Mother has spent 5 weeks with us since we have been over here. Sh …

Sources (3)

  • Martha Denning in household of Henry Denning, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Martha Denning, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Martha Denning in household of Henery Denning, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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