Euphemia Scott Gibb

#180, (circa 1839-25 May 1915)
FatherJames Gibb (c 1798-)
MotherChristian Angus (c 1800-)
Euphemia Scott Gibb
Donald Nicholson and Euphemia Scott Gibb
     NOTE: The information on this page is my research to date and is subject to change as I become better informed. I very much welcome any corrections or additional info you might have - my email address is at the bottom of this page - Tim Hill.
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Euphemia was born circa 1839 at Aberdeen. She was said to have had a crippled hand, perhaps from birth, and blue eyes.1,2 She was the daughter of James Gibb and Christian Angus. She was listed as a member of the household of James Legg in the 1841 census at Netherkirkgate, Aberdeen.3

She was recorded as living with her uncle and his wife, another uncle and a visitor in the 1851 census at Church Terrace, Tranmere, Cheshire. She was recorded as being 10 years old.4 Her occupation was recorded as being a scholar in the census.4 She was listed as a member of the household of James Reid in the 1861 census at 58 John Street, Aberdeen.2 Her occupation was recorded as being a teacher in the census.2 Euphemia Scott Gibb was a schoolteacher in her early twenties, running a successful private school circa 1862 at Aberdeen.5 She was honoured for her services on 22 June 1864.

She married Donald Nicholson, a bookkeeper, son of Donald Nicholson and Jane Wetherell, on Wednesday, 7 October 1868 at Aberdeen.1,6

Euphemia Scott Gibb was recorded as the spouse of Donald Nicholson in the 1871 census at 3 Edgar Terrace, Hulton Street, Moss Side, Manchester. She was recorded as being 31 years old. Also in the house was her and Donald's infant son, as well as 5 children from his previous marriage aged 8 to 14.7 Euphemia and Donald Nicholson, aged 37 became the parents of Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson in May 1872 at Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.8,9,10 She presumably lived with her spouse Donald at Plumley, Cheshire, in June 1878.11

Euphemia Scott Gibb was recorded as the spouse of Donald Nicholson in the 1881 census at Plumley Moor, Plumley, Cheshire. She was recorded as being 40 yearsold; in the house were also her 5 children.10

Euphemia and her husband Donald emmigrated with their four children from Glasgow on 3 November 1883 on the 'Loch Katrine'. The ship was described as a 'Magnificent Iron Clipper Ship', and the Nicholsons travelled as second class passengers.12,9,13 Euphemia and her husband Donald arrived at Melbourne on 4 February 1884. The voyage took a long 89 days. It is reported that the ship was popular, and the passengers had an agreeable time at sea.12,14,9



The Nicholsons were granted 90 acres of land at Tasmania on April 1884.15
Donald Nicholson and Euphemia Scott Gibb c1890
(source: B. L. Nicholson)
Euphemia Scott Gibb was the principal of Launceston Training College in 1900.5 The Nicholson family posed for a photograph c1910.
The Nicholson family posed for a photograph c1910 (George Gibb Nicholson, Marguerite Danuser, Hubert Nicholson, Lily Euphemia Eveline Nicholson, Marguerite Nicholson, Euphemia Scott Gibb, Donald Nicholson, Charles Leigh Clare Nicholson, Lousie Augusta Fooks)
(source: B. L. Nicholson)
In January 1910 Lily Euphemia Eveline Nicholson and her mother Euphemia Scott Gibb enjoyed a three week holiday to the the North West Coast of Tasmania, stopping at the end at Waratah, Tasmania. At the same time, Lily's future husband was also visiting.16 Euphemia and Donald lived in 1914 at Orr Street, in Queenstown, Tasmania.17 Euphemia Scott Gibb was was engaged in home duties in 1914.17

Euphemia died on 25 May 1915 at Queenstown, Tasmania. She died at home.18,19 Her body was interred at Queenstown General Cemetery at Queenstown, Tasmania. She is buried with her daughter Lily..18

Children of Euphemia Scott Gibb and Donald Nicholson

Children
Last Edited7 Nov 2014

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
c 1839BirthAberdeen1,2
1851Occupation4
1861OccupationAberdeen2
c 1862OccupationAberdeen5
1868MarriageAberdeen1,6
1900Occupation5
1914ResidenceOrr Street, in Queenstown, Tasmania17
1914Occupation17
1915DeathQueenstown, Tasmania18,19
BurialQueenstown General Cemetery, in Queenstown, Tasmania18
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Barbara Nicholson - ancestors
Descendents of Donald Nicholson

Citations

  1. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson p.6.
  2. [S551] National Census for Scotland, 1861 (online image) Registration Number:168A, Registration district: St Nicholas, Civil parish: St Nicholas, Household schedule number: 101, Roll: CSSCT1861_24.
  3. [S552] National Census for Scotland, 1841 (online image) Parish: Aberdeen East; ED: 2; Page: 6; Line: 1400; Year: 1841.
  4. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Registration district: Wirral, Sub-registration district: Birkenhead, Piece: 2175, Folio: 813, Page Number: 8 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  5. [S526] Website Launceston Family Album (http://www.launcestonfamilyalbum.org.au) http://www.launcestonfamilyalbum.org.au/Controller
  6. [S2] NSW Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1924 No.8954.
  7. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) Registration district: Chorlton, Sub-registration district: Hulme, Piece: 4007, Folio: 72, Page Number: 44 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  8. [S261] Tasmania, Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1910 No.1271.
  9. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson p.21.
  10. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) Registration district: Altrincham, Sub-registration district: Knutsford, Piece: 3511, Folio: 35, Page Number: 11 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  11. [S831] The Cheshire Observer, Saturday 22 June 1878 p.5.
  12. [S338] Website Ancestry.com.au (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) Series: VPRS 7666; Series Title: Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports) [Microfiche Copy of VPRS 947].
  13. [S607] Land Applications and Warrants, 1868-1887 Nominal Register of Land Order Warrants Issued by the Emigrant and Colonists' Aid Corporation and Other, with Details of Native Country, Age, Date of Issue and Amount, and Acreage.; Film: SLTX/AO/EP/243; Series: CB7/25 Issued under 7th Section No.544 LCB No.102 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  14. [S336] The Argus, 1884 'BLUFF HAUBOUR.', The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1956), 5 February, p. 4, viewed 7 April, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article11843898
  15. [S607] Land Applications and Warrants, 1868-1887 Nominal Register of Land Order Warrants Issued by the Emigrant and Colonists' Aid Corporation and Other, with Details of Native Country, Age, Date of Issue and Amount, and Acreage.; Film: SLTX/AO/EP/243; Series: CB7/25Issued under 7th Section No.544 LCB No.102 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  16. [S567] The Zeehan and Dundas Herald, 1910 'WARATAH.', Zeehan and Dundas Herald (Tas. : 1890 - 1922), 25 January, p. 4, viewed 19 September, 2012, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article84541016
  17. [S483] Australia - Electoral Rolls 1900-1980, Electorate of Darwin, Subdivision of Queenstown 1914 p.24 (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  18. [S477] Website Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007 Ancestry.com, Cemetery: Queenstown General Cemetery, Cemetery Location: Lyell, Tasmania.
  19. [S567] The Zeehan and Dundas Herald, 1915 'Family Notices.', Zeehan and Dundas Herald (Tas. : 1890 - 1922), 27 May, p. 2, viewed 16 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article83848942