Margaret Nicholson

#456, (circa 1845-10 August 1883)
FatherDonald Nicholson (12 Jan 1812-3 Nov 1899)
MotherMargaret Brown (14 May 1818-22 May 1874)
Margaret Nicholson with baby Alexandra c1871
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Margaret Nicholson was also known as Margaret Evyline.1 Margaret was born circa 1845 at the Sydney suburb of Balmain. Margaret was Donald and Margaret's third child. She does not appear to have been baptised, and so her exact date of birth is unknown..2 She was the daughter of Donald Nicholson and Margaret Brown. Margaret presumably lived with her family in the Yass district up until her early teens. She lived with her parents at the NSW country town of Bowning, New South Wales, in June 1850. She lived with her parents at Yass, New South Wales, in October 1852. She lived with her parents at Limestone Creek, in the district of Yass, New South Wales, in January 1859.3

She married Hugh Joseph Sutherland, a wheelwright from Scotland., son of Hector Joseph Sutherland and Margaret Mckay, in a Wesleyan ceremony at the house of Donald Nicholson on Tuesday, 31 October 1865 at Forbes, New South Wales. Although not the oldest child, she was the first to be married - she also seems to have understated her age by as much as two years. Witnesses to the wedding were Donald Nicholson and Margaret Brown.4

Margaret and Hugh Joseph Sutherland became the parents of Grace Sutherland in 1866 at Forbes, New South Wales. Grace was the first of eight children born to her parents..5 However, Grace died young, as did the first child of Margaret's mother and her brother James. Eight more children were born to Hugh and Margaret, mainly in Forbes and Parkes. Seven of those children eventually married.

Her mother died 22 May 1874 at the age of 56.6,7 She was a witness at the wedding of Michael Bourke and her sister Susannah Alletta Nicholson at her father's house on Saturday, 26 December 1874 at Parkes, New South Wales.8 Margaret provided information for the birth of James John Bourke, on 26 December 1874 at Forbes Street, in Parkes, New South Wales. James was apparently born on the same day as his parent's wedding (although it is not known which of these two events happened first on this rather momentous day). James was to be the first of four children born to Michael and Susannah, but did not live much beyond his first birthday.9,7

Margaret was instrumental in arresting a burglar: in May 1875:
One of the new comers had a stop put to his little game for a few months at, least last week, by getting fully committed to stand his trial, at the next quarter sessions at Forbes, for burglary. He gives his name as William Jones. He was first noticed as a suspicious character by Mrs. Sutherland. She therefore watched his movement!, and saw him go to the back window of Mr.. Charles Guigni's jeweller's shop, and then return and look up and down the street. He then managed to get in. She soon afterwards heard the noise of wood being broken, and she then gave the alarm to Dr. Austin, Mr. P. B. Cooke, and several others who were standing on the verandah of the Royal Hotel.10



Margaret died on 10 August 1883 at Cobar, New South Wales, during childbirth. The child, Hugh, survived.11 Her body was interred on 12 August 1883 at Cobar, New South Wales.11

Children of Margaret Nicholson and Hugh Joseph Sutherland

Children
Last Edited25 Jul 2013

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
c 1845Birththe Sydney suburb of Balmain2
1865Marriagethe house of Donald Nicholson, in Forbes, New South Wales4
1875Quotation type 110
1883DeathCobar, New South Wales11
1883BurialCobar, New South Wales11
ChartsBrown family - descendants
Miller Family (Scotland) - descendants
Nicholson Family 1 - descendants
Four generations

Citations

  1. [S452] Private Nicholson Source, Genealogical Notes, unknown date NIC001 p.3.
  2. [S1] NSW Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1883 No. 6175.
  3. [S1] NSW Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1859 No. 14301.
  4. [S3] NSW Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1865 No. 2533.
  5. [S1] NSW Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1866 No. 10840 (Index only).
  6. [S2] NSW Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1874 No. 4743.
  7. [S1] NSW Birth Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1875 No. 10,895.
  8. [S3] NSW Marriage Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1874 No. 2353.
  9. [S2] NSW Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1876 No. 6115.
  10. [S593] The Australian Town and Country Journal (New South Wales), 1875 'PARKES.', Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907), 29 May, p. 34, viewed 18 March, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article70491300
  11. [S2] NSW Death Certificate, Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages 1883 No. 6175.
  12. [S452] Private Nicholson Source, Genealogical Notes, unknown date NIC001 p.13.