Mary Margaret MacDougall1

#12848, (circa 1770-circa 1841)
ChartsNicholson Family 1 - descendants
Mike Hill - ancestors
Last Edited12 Dec 2021
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     Mary Margaret MacDougall was also known as Mary McDougal.2 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. Whilst historical facts are not copyright, my writing about these facts are. If you wish to use any text from this site on Ancestry or on any other website, please ask me first - Tim Hill.
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She was born circa 1770 at Scotland.1 It seems that Donald Nicholson took up with Mary Margaret MacDougall but no marriage certificate has been found. Donald and Mary had a number of children. There is good evidence to think that Anne (c.1795), Fanny (c.1805) and Donald were his children; Margaret (c.1805) and James (c.1796) probably were; a there may have been a number of other children of the union but the available evidence is not strong.

Mary and Donald Nicholson may have become the parents of Anne Nicholson circa 1803 at Perth, Scotland.3

Mary and Donald Nicholson became the parents of Donald Nicholson on Sunday, 12 January 1812 at the Parish of Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland.4,5

Mary died circa 1841 at Scotland.1

Although there is no evidence that she attended the wedding, her son Donald married Margaret Brown in a Presbyterian ceremony at Free Presbyterian Church in Pitt Street on Friday, 19 March 1841 at Sydney. It isn't known how they met but perhaps it was through Donald's work. After their marriage Donald and Margaret lived in Parramatta at least until the start of the new year. Together they were to go on to have 10 children over 18 years.6

Mary died before 20 December 1869.7


Note memo only
1812Married Name1


Donald Nicholson


  1. [S586] Private Nicholson Source, Genealogical Notes, January 2013 p.1.
  2. [S263] Parish Registers for Assynt, 1798- Old Parish Registers Births 044/ 10 29 Assynt Page 29 of 159.
  3. [S792] National Census for Scotland, 1891 (online image) Parish: Stoer; ED: 2; Page: 4; Line: 13; Roll: CSSCT1871_9.
  4. [S49] Donald Nicholson, "James Moran" passenger manifest.
  5. [S263] Parish Registers for Assynt, 1798- Batch/Film 0110442 Serial/Sheet 0717.
  6. [S21] Parish Registers for Scot's Church Sydney, 1788-1856 Vol. 75 entry 932.
  7. [S959] Scotland, Death Certificate, Statutory Registers 1869 NICHOLSON, MARGARET (Statutory registers Deaths 055/ 26).
  8. [S338], (…
  9. [S463] Family Search (A service provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) ( indexing project (batch) numberC11044-2, system origin: Scotland-ODM, source film number 101977, 990560.
  10. [S985] Parish Registers for Stornoway, 30/09/1805 NICOLSON, KENNETH (Old Parish Registers Births 088/ 10 17 Stornoway) Page 17 of 165.
  11. [S959] Scotland, Death Certificate, Statutory Registers District of Kelvin, Burgh of Glasgow 1884 No.252 p.84.