William Nichols


Brief Life History of William

When William Nichols was born in 1845, in Harrold, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Goodwin Nichols, was 23 and his mother, Ann Allen, was 20. He married Annie Wilkins on 29 September 1868, in Hardwick, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Wilby, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom for about 40 years.

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William Nichols
Annie Wilkins
Marriage: 29 September 1868
James Nichols
John Nichols
Emily Jane Nichols
Henry Nichols
Ethel Nichols
Lizzie Nicholls
Amy Nichols
Allen Nichols
Leonard Nichols
Joseph Nichols
Helena Annie Nicholls

Sources (21)

  • William Nicholls, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Nichols, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • William Nichols en tant qu’entrée de John Nichols, "Angleterre, naissances et baptêmes, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 September 1868Hardwick, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 9

    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.

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

    Age 35

    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


    Age 39

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Nichol , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognates from other languages, e.g. Croatian and Serbian Nikolić (see Nikolic ); see also below.

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

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