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Re: Help needed with Christopher (Frederick) Nickels - Gutta-Percha Manufacturer
« Reply #36 on: Friday 26 July 13 16:43 BST (UK) »
Henry Waterlooo born 1815
So I'm not sure about a 1767 birth for his mother as she would be 48 when he was born

1790 is much more likely - if she had children Chris in 1811 ish and Henry W'loo in 1815.

The 1767 birth and 1827 death could well be the previous generation.
Maybe there is a generation missing in the first post?
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Re: Help needed with Christopher (Frederick) Nickels - Gutta-Percha Manufacturer
« Reply #37 on: Friday 26 July 13 16:53 BST (UK) »
There is a birth/christening for a George Nickels DOB 28 Sept 1833, CHristening 24 April 1836 at Lion Meeting House, Colchester.  Parents John NIckells and Elizabeth Buckingham

Also a sister: Frances Emma Nickels bn 6 DEc 1830, christened 21 April 1833

I think she married Henry James Dyer in St Marys, Newington on 18th Oct 1850.  Father is John Nickels, deceased!

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Re: Help needed with Christopher (Frederick) Nickels - Gutta-Percha Manufacturer
« Reply #38 on: Friday 26 July 13 18:12 BST (UK) »

So Elizabeth nee Buckingham could be one of the other deaths ( rather than nee Pells, nee West or nee Dixon)

Too many Elizabeths to be sure which death is which, esp in the 1700 s when only PR's to look at, and they dont usually give a lot of info.
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Help needed with Christopher (Frederick) Nickels - Gutta-Percha Manufacturer
« Reply #39 on: Friday 26 July 13 20:10 BST (UK) »
There is a rather nice write up of the funeral of Walter Nickels in the Western Times (28th Oct 1932).  It is far too long to type up here, but the salient points are that he was the son of Christopher Nickels, gentleman, of Camberwell S E. and he had come to Halburton with his brother about 60 years ago.  He was a key member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church - which would fit in with the non-conformist Christening records.  He was married twice with his first wife predeceasing him in 1919.  Second wife survived him.  There were no children.


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Re: Help needed with Christopher (Frederick) Nickels - Gutta-Percha Manufacturer
« Reply #40 on: Friday 26 July 13 20:15 BST (UK) »
Another snippet from the newspapers - it appears that in Feb 1850, a nearby timber yard caught fire and soon engulfed the India Rubber works and several houses in York Road.  House numbers 7,8,9,10,11,12 were burnt to the ground.


A few years later: Leicester Journal 6th April 1858.  A write up of the Abbey Mills Annual Festival (basically a works outing).  A range of toasts are being proposed, including one to "The health of Mr Christopher Nickels, Esg who though no longer a partner of the firm was still their sincere friend; he was sorry that illness prevented him from leaving London, but hoped that the illness would be of a temporary duration"