Martha Davies1

#13705, (6 November 1809-4 April 1904)
FatherThomas Davies2 (c 1785-)
MotherMartha (?)3
ChartsNicholson Family 2 - descendants
Descendents of Donald Nicholson
Last Edited8 Nov 2013
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Martha Davies was born on 6 November 1809 at West Kirby, Cheshire.4,5,6 She was the daughter of Thomas Davies and Martha (?)2,3 She was probably baptised on Sunday, 31 December 1809 at West Kirby, Cheshire.3

Martha Davies married Alexander Nicholson, son of Donald Nicholson and Ann Metcalf, at St. Nicholas on Saturday, 22 May 1830 at Liverpool. They were 20 and 22 respectively.7,1

Martha Davies was recorded as living with Alexander Nicholson in the 1841 census at Hoose, Wirral, Cheshire, and other records indicate this was her spouse. Also living in the house were |Also living in the house were four of their children. Alexander wasn't home on census night..8 Her occupation was recorded as being a mariner's wife in the census.8

She was recorded as head of household in the 1851 census at Hoose, Wirral, Cheshire. She was 41 years old. Also living in the household were her six children, but not her husband (who was probably out fishing on census night.)4 Her occupation was recorded as being a fisherman's wife in the census.4

Martha Davies was recorded as the spouse of Alexander Nicholson in the 1861 census at 22 Village Road, Hoose, Wirral, Cheshire. Also living in the house were two of her two youngest children. Her eight year old daughter Amy was visiting with her son Thomas' wife, and her husband was away from the house, probably working.9,10

Her husband Alexander died 25 January 1871 at the age of 62, leaving her a widow at age 61.

She was recorded as head of household in the 1871 census at Bird's Yard, Hoose, Wirral, Cheshire. She was 61 years old. This was likely the same place as they were in the previous census ten years ago as all their neighbours were the same. Her youngest daughter and two of her grand-children.11 Her occupation was recorded as being a midwife in the census.11

She was recorded as living with her daughter Effie, her husband, and six of her grandchildren aged 12 to one year old in the 1881 census. Her age was recorded as being 71 years old.12 Her occupation was recorded as being a nurse in the census.12

She was recorded as living with her daughter, her daughter's husband and five grandchildren in the 1891 census at Marmion Road, Hoose, Wirral, Cheshire. She was recorded as being 81 years old. The Jones household was next door to Effie's brother Thomas' house.13 Her occupation was recorded as being a midwife in the census.13

Martha died on 4 April 1904 at Hoylake, Cheshire, at age 94.14,1

Timeline

DateEventPlace
Family
1809BirthWest Kirby, Cheshire4,5,6
2,3
1809Baptism-LikelyWest Kirby, Cheshire3
1830MarriageSt. Nicholas, Liverpool7,1
Occupation8
1851Census (Eng) 1851Hoose, Wirral, Cheshire4
Occupation4
Occupation-hide9
1871Census (Eng) 1871Bird's Yard, Hoose, Wirral, Cheshire11
Occupation11
Occupation12
Occupation13
1904DeathHoylake, Cheshire14,1

Family

Alexander Nicholson (10 Mar 1808-25 Jan 1871)
Children

Citations

  1. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.7.
  2. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.15.
  3. [S517] England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906 (www.ancestry.com) Name: Martha Davies, Gender: Female, Christening Date: 31 Dec 1809, Christening Place: West Kirby, Cheshire, England, Father's Name: Thomas Davies, Mother's Name: Martha, Place: West Kirby, Cheshire, England; Date Range: 1801 - 1811; Film Number: 1656757.
  4. [S392] National Census for England, 1851 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 2174; Folio: 151; Page: 6; GSU roll: 87165-87167.
  5. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 2638; Folio: 73; Page: 7; GSU roll: 543003. (in this record, her birthplase is given as 'Hoose').
  6. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.7 (for exact date. Records the place as 'Hoylake' which is 1.6 miles distant).
  7. [S704] Parish Registers for St. Nicholas, Name: Alexander Nicholson, Marriage Date: 12 May 1830, Parish: Liverpool, St Nicholas, Spouse's Name: Martha Davies, Reference Number: 283 NIC/3/15.
  8. [S397] National Census for England, 1841 (online image) Class: HO107; Piece: 127; Book: 12; Civil Parish: West Kirby; County: Cheshire; Enumeration District: 8; Page: 19; Line: 8; GSU roll: 241254.
  9. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 2638; Folio: 73; Page: 7; GSU roll: 543003.
  10. [S398] National Census for England, 1861 (online image) Class: RG 9; Piece: 2638; Folio: 86; Page: 33; GSU roll: 543003.
  11. [S412] National Census for England, 1871 (online image) Class: RG10; Piece: 3743; Folio: 98; Page: 10; GSU roll: 842135.
  12. [S393] National Census for England, 1881 (online image) Class: RG11; Piece: 3573; Folio: 37; Page: 22; GSU roll: 1341855.
  13. [S391] National Census for England, 1891 (online image) Class: RG12; Piece: 2877; Folio: 57; Page: 35; GSU Roll: 6097987.
  14. [S510] FreeBMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/).
  15. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.18.
  16. [S27] Carroll Nicholson, Some relatives of Carroll and Nancy Nicholson (Kingprint of Richmond, Eng.), p.19.