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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 20 November 16 18:12 GMT (UK) »
Reply 16 - mentions Jacob George in the probate for Stephen Nichols -

Jacob George - Mothers maiden surname Nichols      
GRO Reference: 1878  J Quarter in Whitehaven  Volume 10B  Page 607

Mother was Jane Nichols sister to Richard James Nichols and Stephen Nichols.

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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #19 on: Thursday 01 March 18 10:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Sandra

Richard J Nicholls hailed from The Garras, Gulval, Penzance. The Garras being a tenement and adjacent farm. His father [John Cock I think] was the Captain at Ding Dong Mine.

You can see from the census Richard was off the radar for a while, he and a brother headed West to the states, to a mining district not too far from Chicago leaving Jane Armstrong alone to her own devices. I believe it was an ore mine that they worked in over there.

Richard later headed to Kimberley in the Northern Cape where he mined and lfought with Cecil Rhodes private army. He managed to buy land there "Spion" something or other, I forget [not Kop!]. There was some legal dispute with his joint investor and Richard lost the case and the land. Not long after he took a tumble down the "great hole" of Kimberley he'd help engineer; he died shortly after. The Diamond Fields Advertiser, reported, "he was attended by a goodly gathering of freemasons". RJ and brother Stephen were both members of the Charles Warren Lodge. RJ's son Walter was born out there. Jane then found her way back to Frizington with son Walter where it is alleged she became a bit of a soak and spent the supposedly nice little egg nest that RJ had put aside.

Jane is buried in St Paul's churchyard just down from the road from the Griffin. Some years back I visited putting flowers on her grave. I never really understood her past, I know she was friendly with either the Cammells or the Lairds of the shipbuilding dynasty. I know this because when Walter was gassed during WW1, the baron sent a coach and horses to collect him from the docks.

Jane is my Great-Grandmother.

Best wishes

Jim A Nicholls


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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #20 on: Thursday 01 March 18 10:28 GMT (UK) »
Hi Jim

Welcome to RootsChat

Sadly I was not related but just trying to help out with a little research.  Sounds a very interesting family story.  Hope you all manage to make contact with each other to exchange family stories.
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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #21 on: Thursday 10 May 18 16:36 BST (UK) »
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To Sandra Topic Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley Thank you for passing on the information sorry for the delay I am still learning how to send messages Jim A  Nicholls will be my second cousin I did not know we had any more relations on that side of the family untill last year I have been in contact with his mother and brother Family lost contact nearly 70 years ago I dont know how to get in contact with him though We did not know anything about Richard except that he died young My nan told me that William got gassed in the First World War she also told me that they had to hide down the mines to escape the Boers She also told me a bit about Cecil Rhodes We may also have relations on the Nicholls side in South Africa as I have recently discovered photographs It would be interesting to know what happened to  Stephen Nicholls Thanks for your help I have passed it on to my uncle
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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #22 on: Thursday 10 May 18 19:06 BST (UK) »
Hi Robin,

That you for your message and update.  If you click on Jims name and then send pm in the left hand margin on next screen, this should get you to the message screen where you can send Jim a private message.

A little information on Stephen Nicholls - Kimberley Cape Province

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2QM-H32C

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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #23 on: Thursday 10 May 18 19:12 BST (UK) »
Probate

 - Stephen Nicholls - South Africa, Cape Province, Kimberley, Probate Records of the Supreme Court.
 https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C9BY-Y7YK-3?i=789&cc=2521616

Spouse Hannah Bella Nicholls

Children - William John Nicholls - May Nicholls - Elizabeth Jane Nicholls - Stephen Nicholls - Richard Nichols - Hannah Bella Nicholls Jnr - George Nichols (minor)

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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #24 on: Thursday 10 May 18 19:15 BST (UK) »
Flick thru the images................Son - William John Nicholls - aged 32 years - fatal injured in a mine fall of blue under ground - passed away 8 May 1907 - Kimberley Hospital. (page 2)

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Hannah Bella Nicholls - aged 80 years - East London Cemetery. 10 July 1931.

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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #25 on: Friday 11 May 18 08:29 BST (UK) »
Probate for Hannah Bella Nicholls.  10 July 1931 probate 30 December 1938

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Re: Jane Armstrong Nicholls nee Bewley. Frizington 1865
« Reply #26 on: Friday 11 May 18 08:42 BST (UK) »
Death Notice for Richard J Nicholls -  25 November 1903

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