Walter Wetherell Nicholson1,2

#12548, (2 September 1838-circa 1915)
FatherDonald Nicholson1 (28 Feb 1804-10 Feb 1874)
MotherJane Wetherell1 (9 Sep 1802-c Dec 1870)
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Descendents of Donald Nicholson
Last Edited28 Apr 2018
     (For a brief history and context on the Nicholson family see this page)

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Walter Wetherell Nicholson was born on 2 September 1838 at Liverpool.3,1,4 He was the son of Donald Nicholson and Jane Wetherell.1

He was recorded as living with his parents, a servant and siblings Margaret, Eliza, Jessie, Donald and Parker in the 1841 census at Walton-on-the-Hill, Liverpool. He was recorded as being 3 years old.5 He presumably lived with his parents at Castle Street, in Liverpool, in December 1843.6

He was recorded as living with his parents and siblings Eliza, Donald and Parker in the 1851 census at Prescot Road, West Derby, Liverpool. He was recorded as being 12 years old.1 His occupation was recorded as being an office boy in the census.1

Walter Wetherell Nicholson married Mary Goodfellow, daughter of Thomas Goodfellow, at St. John's on Thursday, 29 July 1858 at Manchester. They were 19 and 20 respectively.7,8

He was recorded as head of household in the 1861 census with Mary Goodfellow as his spouse at 112 Stocks Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. He was 22 years old. Also living in the house was their two year old son Joseph.9 His occupation was recorded as being a shopman in the census.9

He was recorded as head of household in the 1871 census with Mary Goodfellow as his spouse at Hereford Street, Sale, Cheshire. He was 32 years old. Also living in the house were six of their children aged from one to eleven, a servant and a nurse.10 His occupation was recorded as being an umbrella manufacturer employing seven persons in the census.10

His father died 11 February 1874 at the age of 69. Walter was aged 35 when this happened.11

He was recorded as head of household in the 1881 census with Mary Goodfellow as his spouse at Brighton Grove, Rusholme, Manchester. He was 42 years old. Also in the house were eight of their children aged 19 to 4, a four-year-old visitor and two servants.12 His occupation was recorded as being an umbrella manufacturer employing a man and three women in the census.12

Walter and his wife Mary emigrated from England circa 1885. Walter and his wife Mary arrived at Canada circa 1885.



Walter died circa 1915 at Montreal, Quebec.4

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
Family
1838BirthLiverpool3,1,4
1
1851Occupation1
1858MarriageSt. John's, Manchester7,8
1861Census (Eng) 1861112 Stocks Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester9
Occupation9
1871Census (Eng) 1871Hereford Street, Sale, Cheshire10
Occupation10
1881Census (Eng) 1881Brighton Grove, Rusholme, Manchester12
Occupation12
1885Emigratn-newEngland
1885Immigratn-newCanada
1915DeathMontreal, Quebec4

Family

Mary Goodfellow (3 May 1838-31 May 1921)
Children

Citations

  1. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 2192; Folio: 744; Page: 11; GSU roll: 87200-87201.
  2. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.6 (for middle name).
  3. [S507] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).
  4. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.6.
  5. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 519; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Walton On The Hill; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 46; Page: 7; Line: 24; GSU roll: 306905. (http://search.ancestry.com.au/Browse/View.aspx).
  6. [S829] The Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, England, Friday 05 April 1844 p.4.
  7. [S829] The Liverpool Mercury, Liverpool, England, Saturday 14 August 1858 p.11.
  8. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.7.
  9. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 2970; Folio: 125; Page: 41; GSU roll: 543057.
  10. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) Class: RG10; Piece: 3684; Folio: 146; Page: 57; GSU roll: 841873.
  11. [S400] General Register Office, England - Death Certificate, Certified copy of an entry in a Register of Deaths, Chorlton Registration District, 1874, Mar Qtr., Vol.8c, p.549.
  12. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) Class: RG11; Piece: 3912; Folio: 34; Page: 46; GSU roll: 1341934.
  13. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.25.
  14. [S338] Ancestry.com.au Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com.au/) http://trees.ancestry.com.au/tree/4710121/person/…
  15. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.26.