George Nichols

Brief Life History of George

When George Nichols was born on 18 December 1830, in Colchester, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Nichols, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Totham, was 33. He married Mary Ann Wyard on 4 September 1854, in Colchester, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Colne Engaine, Essex, England, United Kingdom in 1841.

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George Nichols
Mary Ann Wyard
Marriage: 4 September 1854

Sources (4)

  • Geo Nicholls, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • George Nichols, "England, Essex Non-Conformist Church Records, 1613-1971"
  • George Nickels, "England, Essex Parish Registers, 1538-1997"

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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.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

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

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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