Edward Richmond Nicholas was the son of Edward Nicholas (Ni14-1-2-1-1-10-1-1-5) and Bridget Richmond
|Born: about 1728
Married: Jane Neate in 1752 at St Pauls Wharf (the wedding entry describes Edward as groom of Roundway, Devizes. While a groom can be a person employed to take care of horses, the word was also used for an officer in the the English Royal Household. So the question is whether Edward was not the squire of Roundway and merely the squire's servant or whether this wording describes the general duty of a squire to administer local justice and ride in battle for the King, which is still not an officer in the household. The latter would seem to be the case, as manors were granted as a more or less revocable priviledge for serving the king or overlord to enable the squire to keep horse etc. for battle.)
Jenny Neate died Oct 12 AD. 1764, Aged 38. There is an elaborate monumnet to her in the church in Devizes.
Died: at Clifton, near Bristol the 27th December 1826
|Edmond Richmond Nicholas and Bridget Richmond had issue:
(Ni14-1-2-1-1-10-1-1-5-1-1) Robert Nicholas.
Edward Richmond Nicholas, an eminent Physician of Devizes and elder brother of Rev. Dr. John Nicholas, died at Clifton, near Bristol the 27th December 1826; and was buried at Ashton Keynes, Wilts. his then eldest son Edward, his second surviving son Griffin, and his nephew Captain John Nicholas, R.N., son of Rev. Dr. John Nicholas, following him to the grave in the chancel of the Church of Ashton Keynes, for which purpose these three posted from Clifton to Ashton Keynes in Mr. Edward Nicholas’ private carriage, with relays of four horses, the hearse and their poor father having preceded them.
|A monument in Southbroom Church to Robert Nicholas, Esq., “des les Devizes,” refers to a gentleman whose parish was St. John’s. the next in succession seems to be Robert Nicholas, Justice of the Borough, dying in 1775, at the age of 68, whose second wife Jane (great-great-grandmother of Major Griffin Nicholas, 5th Fusiliers), was daughter of John Child, M.P. for Devizes, brother of Sir Francis Child, the first banker of that name. She was the mother of Edward Nicholas, born 1696, died 1731, who married into the Richmond Family of Ashton Keynes, Wilts, where since about 1780 the family of Nichols continued to reside. This lady’s virtues are largely set forth in the principal Nicholas tablet at Southbroom – an elaborate monument, executed in veined white marble, and flanked with Roman Ionic pillars. She survived her husband 21 years, leaving one Son, Edward Richmond Nicholas, Bachelor of Medicine - the Dr. Nicholas whose death in 1770 as au eminent Physician in Devizes, is recorded in the "Salisbury Journal.|