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Ni8 Dr. George Nicholas


Son of presumably English parents, most probably Philip Nicholas (Ni9)  and Frances ? of Manston Dorset. For it can be established that in Williamsburg, Va., Dr. George Nicholas claimed to have attended St. John's in Cambridge, while there is only a record of a George Nicholas, son of Philip Nicholas of Manston,  actually having matriculated there in 1713. Though it is possible that our George Nicholas claimed to have done what a different George Nicholas had done, there is no particular reason to  not believe that one and the same person is involved here. And we have no evidence that this George Nicholas of Manston went anywhere else, as he certainly did not return to live and die there. For there are only burial records there for his father and mother.  Hence for the time being, the descent from the above mentioned Philip Nicholas will be presumed while conclusive evidence is yet to be found. There continued to be a Nicholas as proprietor in Manston until 1800.
 
Born - about 1695
Matriculated at St. John's College in Cambridge in 1713
Married - After 1721 to Elizabeth Carter (Ct8) widow of Nathaniel Burwell (1680-1721)
Died –before Aug. 22, 1734  at Williamsburg or James City, Virginia
As a direct male descendant of the Nicholas Families of Alcannings and Roundway he was entitled to bear the Nicholas Coat of Arms, as were his sons and theirs etc.
Nicholas of Roundway
George Nicholas and Elizabeth Carter had 3 known children:
 Stepchildren 1 to 4, see appendix to page 8.2
 His own three children by Elizabeth Carter were:

 (Ni7) Robert Carter Nicholas (b. 1725 or 8 - 8 Sept. 1780) married Anne, daughter of Col. Wilson Cary, of “Ceelys”.

(Ni7-2) John Nicholas of Seven Islands b about 1727 (great-grandtfather of Mrs. Willie Harrison Nicholas, who married Philip Barbour Ambler). He married Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel Joshua Fry of Williamsburg. He was clerk of Albemarle 1749-1815, Burgess 1756 -58, and of the Convention of 1774-75, of Buckingham Co.

(Ni7-3) George Nicholas, probably father of Colonel John Nicholas, long Clerk of Dinwiddie.

Complete pedigree: Nicholas of Roundway.

Research at the Museum of History in Devizes by He1-2 revealed hand written notes on the Nicholas Family of All Cannings extending the pedigree down to Philip Nicholas (Ni9) and and five children one of whom was George born about 1695 and immetriculated in Cambridge seem to supply the missing link, but for registration of this pedigree at the College of Arms primary documentation (proven wills or contemporary written statement like baptismal, marriage and burial records) is necessary for George Nicholas's (Ni8) descent from Philip (Ni9) and for Philip's descent from Robert (Ni10). From there on up the pedigree is registered.
Gen. Charles Parsons Nicholas (Ni3-5-1) managed to get a copy of this Philip's will dated 1736 indicating "that he was in straitened circumstances. He himself had gone to Oxford and was a lawyer, and two of his sons went to Cambridge as sizars, but I gather that the family was a victim of misfortune, possibly originating in the Cromwell era and in the subsequent loss of the All Cannings estate."

As the Pedigree for Nicholas of Roundway - as shown in the "Wiltshire Visitation Pedigrees, 1623" - was closely connected with the Nicholas line in All Cannings as the first branching off of Nicholas lines probably during the reign of Henry VII, followed a generation later three new branches from the new House of Allcannings into those of Maningford and Brockenborough , Winterbourne Earles and Bischop's Cannings. This shows the Tudor age as the blossoming years for the Nicholas Family and is likely the reward for good service to Henry VII, VIII and Elizabeth I and only raises questions about what services were rendered.

The Nicholas family of Winternourne Earls brought forth Sir Edward Nicholas, the Secretary of State under Charles II and, of course, was the latter's protagonist during the Cromwell era. Since the latter Nicholas family seems to have been among the leading Stuart loyalists before 1689, the "Bloodless Revolution" followed by the exile of James II may have brought a second wave of intrigues and reprisals that could have further weakened the Nicholas families of All Cannings and Roundway. The change of possession of the estates during this period lets us suspect something of the kind.

 


 

The obvious though unclear connection of these three Nicholas branches together with George Nicholas' immediate acceptance in the highest circles in Virginia and marriage to a granddaughter of Sarah Ludlow whose family had been located within easy visiting distance of all three Nicholas branches make not only his descent probable but also that there were earlier social or even family connections (about 1615 Edmund Ludlow had contacted John Nicholas of Winterbourne Earls to arrange a marriage between his daughter and the later Sir Edward Nicholas). Further, the peculiarities of  the Wessex gentry's accent are certain to have quickly won the confidence and sympathy of Virginia gentry from eactly the same area and class. George Nicholas (Ni8) also seems to have had legal difficulties in London, where his grandfather-in-law, John Carter, had come from about 85 years earlier. So he may have come with other connections, references or recommendations as well.

Furthermore, it should ber bourne in mind that Gabriel Ludlow (Lu12), Sarah's father and a cousin of Edmund Ludlow, had been receiver to and administrator of a third of Charles I's estates until 1639, while this same Edmund sat in the Rump Parliament that sentenced Charles I to death and was the only member of this body to die of natural causes in bed and in exile. All the others were hunted down and murdered by the Stuart Loyalists. Whether Gabriel resigned in opposition to Charles I's attempts to rule without parliament and by jailing its members without trial or just because of age is not known, but his son, Gabriel, did fight on the side of parliament and died in a battle, where the Royalists declaared that no quarter would be given, the result of which was that the wounded like Gabriel could not be helped and died in agony. Yes, the Roundheads knew why they felt that Charles I ought to lose his head.
 

Dr. George Nicholas (Ni8) the immigrant to Virginia, is said to have come from Lancashire, England, and is said to have been a surgeon in the British Navy. While a dissertation on the history of the Nichols family of Virgina supposedly shows that he was convicted of forgery but the sentence was commuted to deportation to the colonies. Whatever the records may show this, it ought to be bourne in mind that contradictory documents are often presented as evidence in court by parties disputing each others claims, and in those days the genuine ones may as well have been declared forgeries as quickly as the forged ones declared authentic, when honest and reliable judges and not to mention forensic expertise were much harder to come by than today. In the days of Orangemen, families tainted with Jacobite or Republican connections could expect anything but justice in court. About as close a connection with Lancashire as can be found until now is only that William Nicholas(Ni15-2) was "slaine without the gatehouse in Runway" which - besides establishing that ther must have been significant fortifications there in the fifteenth century - indicates that this William may have fought for the House of Lnacaster at the Battle of Tewkesbury or the battle immediately preceeding it and pursued to his father's very gate-house after being routed as all other Lancaster forces only to be slaine a few yards from safe walls and family help.

 There are records of his land patents in the Virginia records. One of these follows:
"---the first patentee of land on James River, within the present County (Goochland) was George Nicholas of Williamsburg. He made the entry, the third in the County, of 2600 acres in 1729.u This is from Lyon G. Tyler's Williamsburg, page 289.

In Wood's History of Albemarle, the same entry appears, but adds "including the present site of the Village of Warren".

His home in Williamsburg is said. to have been called "Retreat" .

He was a vestryman of Bruton Parish Church at Williamsburg. ¬He was in active practice of medicine at Williamsburg.

Quoting from the Journal of the House of Burgesses 1727-¬1734, page 62: “Since last session, College of William and Mary transferred and pursuant to charter of sd. College--a writ for electing one Burgess for said College--and thereupon George Nicholas is returned a Burgess to serve in the present General Assembly", etc. Quoted from page 173 of the Journal: "Ordered that a message be sent to the Governor to desire him to order a new writ to issue for electing a Burgess to serve, etc, in the Room" of Mr. Geo. Nicholas. deceased. Thursday, Aug. 22, 1734".

Sources:
Birth
Marriage - Carter Papers. Virginia Magazine Vol. XXXII, page 43. and Will of Robert Carter of Lancaster County, Virginia
Death - Journal House of Burgesses - 1727 - 1734, pg. 173
The Momoir of Col Joshua Fry
 

The following birth records found at http://familysearch.org show that there were a number of people by the name of George Nicholas in England at this time for whom evidence of their later lives ought to be investigated before ruling them out completely, so a breakthrough may be difficult. But since these records do not include the birth of a George Nicholas the son of Philip of Manston, they may be deemed incomplete, and some are mere conjecture and not record content at all:



http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/View/index.cfm?doc=ResearchReports%5CRR1451.xml
http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/nexsen-nicholoff.html#NIAL The impressively long list of major US Politicians with the name Nicholas:
Nicholas, Carolyn — of Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Tex. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988. Female. Still living as of 1988.
Nicholas, E. G. — of Purcell, McClain County, Okla. Republican. Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1960. Still living as of 1960.
Nicholas, Elizabeth — of California. Communist. Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 8th District, 1940 (Communist), 1942. Female. Still living as of 1942.
Nicholas, Elmer H. — of Michigan. Democrat. Candidate for Michigan state house of representatives from Newaygo District, 1950. Still living as of 1950.
Nicholas, Fred — of Los Lunas, Valencia County, N.M. Republican. Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Mexico, 1932. Interment somewhere in Albuquerque, N.M.
Nicholas, George (c.1754-1799) — Born in Williamsburg, Va. Brother of John Nicholas and Wilson Cary Nicholas. Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1781; delegate to Virginia state constitutional convention, 1788; U.S. District Attorney for Kentucky, 1789, 1793; delegate to Kentucky state constitutional convention, 1792; Kentucky state attorney general, 1792. Nicholasville, Kentucky, is named for him. Died in June, 1799. Interment at Old Episcopal Cemetery, Lexington, Ky. Nicholas County, Ky. is named for him.
Nicholas, George — of Kentucky. Progressive. Candidate for U.S. Senator from Kentucky, 1914. Burial location unknown. (?possibly Ni3-5)
Nicholas, Henry — of Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Democrat. Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1992; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2000, 2004. Still living as of 2004.
Nicholas, Jeffrey W. — of West Hartford, Hartford County, Conn. Libertarian. Candidate for Presidential Elector for Connecticut, 1996. Still living as of 1996.
Nicholas, John (c.1757-1819) — of Williamsburg, Va.; Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y. Born in Williamsburg, Va. Brother of George Nicholas and Wilson Cary Nicholas; uncle of Robert Carter Nicholas; grandfather of Peter Myndert Dox. Democrat. U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1793-1801 (15th District 1793-97, at-large 1797-1801); member of New York state senate Western District, 1805-09; common pleas court judge in New York, 1806-19. Died in Geneva, Ontario County, N.Y., December 31, 1819. Interment at Glenwood Cemetery, Geneva, N.Y.
See also: congressional biography.
Nicholas, Robert C. — of New York. Member of New York state senate 7th District, 1839-42. Burial location unknown.
Robert Carter Nicholas (b. 1725 or 8 - 8 Sept. 1780) treasurer of the Colony of Virginia, First Justie of the Virginia supreme court, onlymajor politician to vote against the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, married Anne, daughter of Col. Wilson Cary, of “Ceelys”.
Nicholas, Robert Carter (1793-1857) — of Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La. Born in Virginia, 1793. Nephew of John Nicholas and Wilson Cary Nicholas. Democrat. U.S. Senator from Louisiana, 1836-41. Died in 1857. Entombed at St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
See also: congressional biography.
Nicholas, Thomas A. — of Casper, Natrona County, Wyo. Mayor of Casper, Wyo., 1953. Still living as of 1953.
Nicholas, William H. (b. 1892) — of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. Born in Butler County, Iowa, October 10, 1892. Served in the U.S. Navy during World War I; member of Iowa state house of representatives, 1947; Lieutenant Governor of Iowa, 1951-53, 1957-59. Methodist. Member, Farm Bureau; American Legion; Freemasons; Order of the Eastern Star; Elks; Odd Fellows; Rotary. Burial location unknown.
Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761-1820) — of Virginia. Born in Virginia, January 31, 1761. Brother of George Nicholas and John Nicholas; uncle of Robert Carter Nicholas. Democrat. Member of Virginia state house of delegates, 1784-88, 1789, 1794-1800; U.S. Senator from Virginia, 1799-1804; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1807-09 (21st District 1807-09, 20th District 1809); Governor of Virginia, 1814-16. Died October 10, 1820. Interment at Monticello Graveyard, Near Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Va. Nicholas County, W.Va. is named for him.
See also: congressional biography.



GEORGE NICHOLAS
  Male
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  03 JUL 1687   Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England
   Age at Christening:  1
  Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  THOMAS NICHOLAS  Family
  Mother:  ESTER
 

GEORGE NICHOLLAS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  About 04 JUN 1685   Morville, Shropshire, England
 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  RICHARD NICHOLLAS  Family
  Mother:  MARY

GEORGE NICHOLAS
  Male
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  01 JUN 1685   Llanvair Discoed, Monmouth, England
 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  HOWELL NICHOLAS  Family
 
 

George NICHOLAS (AFN: 1DBH-G7S)  Pedigree
 Sex:  M Family
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Event(s):
 Birth:   1689
  Christening:   23 Mar 1689/1690
  Freshwater, Isle Of Wight, Hampshire, England
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 Parents:
 Father:  John NICHOLAS (AFN: 1DBH-G1K)  Family
 Mother:  Mary COOK (AFN: 1DBH-G2R)
 
 

GEORGE NICHOLAS DOCTOR     Compact Disc #101     Pin #599891
 Sex: M
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Event(s):
 Birth:  abt 1692  Place:   , ENGLAND
 Death:    Place:   , VIRGINIA
 Burial:    Place:   , VIRGINIA
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Parents:
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Marriage(s):
 Spouse:  ELIZABETH CARTER     Disc #101     Pin #599890
 Marriage:  abt 1715  Place:  , VIRGINIA
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Notes and Sources:
 Notes:   Available on CD-ROM Disc# 101
 Sources:  None
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Submitter:
 donald COTTAM
24128 MIDDLEBELT RD. NEW BOSTON, MI. 48164
 

George Nicholas Dr.     Compact Disc #114     Pin #266937
 Sex: M
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Event(s):
 Birth:  1680  Place:
 Birth:  abt 1692  Place:
 Death:  1734  Place:   Williamsburg, [James City Co.], Va
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Parents:
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Notes and Sources:
 Notes:   None
 Sources:  Available on CD-ROM Disc# 114
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Submitter:
 Lynn Logsdon WILLIAMS
22 Kittiwake Ct. The Woodlands, TX 77380
 
 

George NICKOLAS (AFN: 187D-VNK)  Pedigree
 Sex:  M Family
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Event(s):
 Birth:   1691
 Christening:   18 Aug 1691
  Malden, Surrey, , England
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Parents:
 Father:  George NICOLAS (AFN: 187D-VKX)  Family
 Mother
 
 

GEORGE NICHOLS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  20 JUL 1690   St Mary Whitechapel, Stepney, London, England
 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  GEORGE NICHOLS  Family
  Mother:  SUSANNAH
 

A son of George Nichols and Elizabeth Carter
GEORGE NICHOLAS
  Male
 --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
 Birth:  1726   , , Virginia
  Christening:
 Death:  1771
  Burial:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Parents:
  Father:  GEORGE NICHOLAS  Family
  Mother:  ELIZABETH CARTER
 
 

GEORGE NICHOLAS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  01 JUN 1685   Llanvair Discoed, Monmouth, England

 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  HOWELL NICHOLAS  Family

GEORGE NICHOLLAS
  Male
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  About 04 JUN 1685   Morville, Shropshire, England

 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  RICHARD NICHOLLAS  Family
  Mother:  MARY
 

GEORGE NICHOLS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  30 AUG 1685   All Saints, Worcester, Worcester, England

 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  MICHAEL NICHOLS  Family
  Mother:  WINNIFRID

Nicholas
  Male   Family
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Event(s):
 Birth:  About 1685   Of Stowey, , Somerset, England

 Christening:
 Death:
 Burial:
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Marriages:
 Spouse:  Unavailable  Family
 

GEORGE NICHOLAS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  03 JUL 1687   Saint Dunstan, Stepney, London, England
  Age at Christening:  1
 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  THOMAS NICHOLAS  Family
  Mother:  ESTER
 

George Nicholas
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:  < 1688>   , Lancashire, England
 Christening:
 Death:
 Burial:
 

GEORGE NICHOLAS DOCTOR     Compact Disc #101     Pin #599891
 Sex: M
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Event(s):
 Birth:  abt 1692  Place:   , ENGLAND
 Death:    Place:   , VIRGINIA
 Burial:    Place:   , VIRGINIA
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Parents:
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Marriage(s):
 Spouse:  ELIZABETH CARTER     Disc #101     Pin #599890

 Marriage:  abt 1715  Place:  , VIRGINIA
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Notes and Sources:
 Notes:   Available on CD-ROM Disc# 101
 Sources:  None
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Submitter:
 donald COTTAM
24128 MIDDLEBELT RD. NEW BOSTON, MI. 48164
 
 

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George NICHOLAS (AFN: M9T1-BP)  Pedigree
 Sex:  M Family
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Event(s):
 Birth:   Abt. 1685
  <Of, Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia>
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Parents:

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Marriage(s):
 Spouse:  Elizabeth CARTER (AFN: M9T1-F7)  Family
 Marriage:  Abt 1715
  Of, Corotoman, Lancaster, Virginia
 

GEORGE NICHOLS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  08 OCT 1689   Creed, Cornwall, England

 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  JOHN NICHOLS  Family
 

George Nicholas
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:  About 1689   Of Corotoman, , Lancaster, Virginia

 Christening:
 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  George Nicholas  Family
  Mother:  Elizabeth Shirley Carter
 
 

GEORGE NICHOLAS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  01 JUN 1684   Llanvair Discoed, Monmouth, England

 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  HOWELL NICHOLAS  Family
 

George NICKOLAS (AFN: 187D-VNK)  Pedigree
 Sex:  M Family
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 Event(s):
 Birth:   1691

 Christening:   18 Aug 1691
  Malden, Surrey, , England
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Parents:
 Father:  George NICOLAS (AFN: 187D-VKX)  Family
 Mother:
 

Possible elder brother:
PHILLIP NICHOLAS
  Male
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  20 JUN 1686   Saint Augustine The Less, Bristol, Gloucester, England
  Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  PHILLIP NICHOLAS  Family
  Mother:  MARY
 
 

    2nd possible EB
PHILIP NICHOLAS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  16 FEB 1687   Dulwich College, Dulwich, London, England

 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  PHILIP NICHOLAS  Family
  Mother:  JANE
 

GEORGE NICHOLAS
  Male
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  04 JAN 1696   Holy Trinity, Exeter, Devon, England
 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  GEORGE NICHOLAS  Family
  Mother:  MARY
 
 

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GEORGIUS NICHOLAS
  Male
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Event(s):
 Birth:
 Christening:  21 JUN 1694   Much Wenlock, Shropshire, England
 Death:
 Burial:
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Parents:
  Father:  WILLMI. NICHOLAS  Family
  Mother:  MARGARETAE