Charles Nicholas (c1790)
Charles Nicholas

The 1901 Seymour Township census returns state that Charles and Elizabeth (Currie) emigrated in 1842 and 1855 respectively, although an entry in Rev. Robt. Neill's marriage register (1840-1878) has them married on 22 Jun 1852 (Francis Bell and Catherine Currie, witnesses) in Seymour Township, Ontario. Their first child, Mary, was born in Canada in 1854, making the Yorkshire theory seem extremely unlikely.

...from the 1851 Seymour Township census:
Nicholas, Francis (40) single, farmer, b. England, Church of England
Nicholas, Charles (21) single, labourer, b. England, Church of England
Living together...possibly uncle and nephew? Although presumed, there is no proof that this Charles is our Charles.

...from the 1857 Northumberland County, Seymour Township Poll Book:
Charles Nicholas, yeoman {farmer} - tenant on Lot 8, Con. 9 (supporting Meyers over Clark)

...from the 1861 Seymour Township census:
Nicholis, Charles (32) farmer, b. England, Church of England
Betsy (28) b. Scotland, Church of Scotland
Mary (8) b. Canada, Church of England
Elizabeth (6)
Amelia (4)
William (2)

...from the 1871 Seymour Township census:
Nicholas, Charles (40) farmer, b. England, Church of England
Elizabeth (38) b. Scotland, Presbyterian Kirk
Mary (17) b. Ontario
Elizabeth (16)
Amelia (14)
William (12)
Isabella (10)
Sarah (8)
Alexander (6)
John (4)
Catherine (1)

...from the 1881 Seymour Township census:
Nicholes, Charles (53) England Farmer Church of England
Elizabeth (45) Scotland C. Methodist
William (20) Ontario
Isabella (18)
Alexander (15)
John (14)
Kate (11)
Charles (8)
Sarah (4)

...from the 1891 Seymour Township census:
Nicholas, Charles (62) born England, farmer
Elizabeth (56) born Scotland
Catherine (21)
Charles (18)
Sarah (13)

...from the 1901 Seymour Township census:
Nichilas, Charles (73) farmer, b. England, Methodist
Elizabeth (67) b. Scotland, Methodist


Direct Descendants of William Nicholas

William Nicholas (c1800-
+Mary ??? (c1805-
...2 Charles Nicholas (1827-1910)
.... +Elizabeth Currie (1833-1912)
........3 Mary Nicholas (1854-1926)
........3 Elizabeth Nicholas (1855-
........3 Amelia Nicholas (1857-1935)
........3 William Nicholas (1859-1950)
........3 Isabella Victoria Nicholas (1861-1932)
......... +John Wesley Frederick (1856-1943)
.............4 Olive Florence Frederick (1884-1975)
.............. +Alfred Burney Skitch (1881-1927)
..................5 Margaret Vera Skitch (1915-1967)
................... +Arthur Edward Bolton (1914-1964)
.......................6 Peter John Bolton
........................ +Barbara Elizabeth Jean Kyle
........3 Alexander Nicholas (1865-1950)
........3 John Nicholas (1867-1931)
........3 Katherine Nicholas (1870-1948)
........3 Charles F. Nicholas (1872-1945)
........3 Sarah Nicholas (1877-1959)


Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario
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