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We have four Nicholson families in our tree, one at Alston on the Holmes side, the others at Eskdale, Irton and Netherwasdale on the Armstrong side.
At the top of this tree is Edward Nicholson. He married Ann Tailford at Alston in 1781, they had three sons,
John, Thomas and Edward.
Edward, the youngest son, born in 1787, married Jane Shield at Alston in 1814. In the 1841 census Edward and Jane were living at Foulard End, Alston, with children Jonathan 25, Thomas 20, Ann 19, Shield 15, John 13, Jane 12, and Elizabeth 8. Edward, Jonathan, Thomas, Shield and John were all lead miners.
John, Edward and Ann’s eldest son, born in 1782, married Nancy Bell at Alston in 1807. John and Nancy had seven children. In the 1841 census John was widowed, living at Hudgill Rigg, Nenthall with children Hannah, John, Joseph and Nancy, John was a lead miner.
John and Nancy’s son John, born in 1817, married Sarah Walton at Alston in 1846. John died at Workington in 1882. John and Sarah had six children;
Joseph, John and Sarah’s eldest son, born in 1847, was a lead miner. He married in 1869, had a family and moved to Newcastle upon Tyne between 1881 and 1891.
Mary, born in 1851, was known as Polly. Polly and her sister Fanny, born in 1854, spent a number of years in Workington with their father as boarding-house keepers, they returned to Alston between 1891 and 1901.
John Cameron Nicholson, born in 1856, died at the age of 24 in 1881.
Thomas, John and Sarah’s youngest son, was born in 1859, we have only managed to trace him in the 1861 census.
Ann Nicholson, John and Sarah’s daughter, born in 1849, was known as Annie. She married Walton Holmes at Alston in 1870.

Descendants of Edward Nicholson

1 Edward Nicholson
.. +Ann Tailford
.... 2 John Nicholson 1782 - 1843
........ +Nancy Bell 1783 - 1839
.......... 3 Hannah Nicholson 1808 - 1850
.......... 3 Thomas Nicholson 1811
.......... 3 Robert Nicholson 1813 - 1872
.............. +Frances Stephenson 1813 - 1867
.......... 3 John Nicholson 1815 - 1815
.......... 3 John Nicholson 1817 - 1882
.............. +Sarah Walton 1826 - 1859
................. 4 Joseph Nicholson 1847
..................... +Mary Ann B Lattimer 1848
................. 4 Ann Nicholson 1849 - 1903
..................... +Walton Holmes 1839 - 1920
....................... 5 Thomas Arthur Holmes 1870 - 1926
........................... +Dora Simpson 1872 - 1953
............................. 6 William Walton Holmes 1902 - 1999
................................. +Edith Elsie Maud Ruff 1920 - 2012
.................................... 7 Glenys Elizabeth Holmes
........................................ +Roger Campbell
.......................................... 8 Stephen Campbell
.............................................. +Sarah Harding
.......................................... 8 Sally Ann Campbell
.............................................. +Aidan Harington
................................................. 9 Evie Harington
................................................. 9 Leo Harington
.................................... 7 Jillian Mary Holmes
.................................... 7 William John Holmes
........................................ +Jane Elizabeth Armstrong
.......................................... 8 Alan William Holmes
.............................................. +Vicki Hodgson
................................................. 9 Matthew Alan Holmes
.......................................... 8 Sarah Jane Armstrong Holmes
.......................................... 8 John Andrew Holmes
.............................................. +Leanne Marie Davis
................................................. 9 John William Holmes
............................. 6 John Holmes 1904 - 1978
................................. +Dulcie Mary Thompson 1905 - 1977
.................................... 7 Ian Holmes 1940 - 2000
............................. 6 Arthur Ernest Holmes 1905 - 1963
............................. 6 Dorothy Annie Holmes 1915 - 1993
................................. +William Davidson Souter 1909 - 1987
.................................... 7 William Holmes Souter 1945 - 1997
.................................... 7 Alan Souter
........................................ +Svetlana V Starostenko
.......................................... 8 Daniel Alan Winston Souter
....................... 5 John Edwin Holmes 1872 - 1873
....................... 5 Sarah Jane Holmes 1874 - 1893
....................... 5 Charles William Holmes 1876 - 1933
........................... +Agnes Rachel Stevenson 1880
............................. 6 Florence Ray Holmes 1902
................................. +Emil Austin
.................................... 7 Helen Austin
........................................ +Richard Thompson
.......................................... 8 Phillippa Thompson
.......................................... 8 Stuart Thompson
.................................... 7 Shirley Austin
........................................ +Derek Ivy
.......................................... 8 Son Ivy
....................... 5 Florence Annie Holmes 1877 - 1899
....................... 5 John Cameron Holmes 1880
............................. 6 Walton Robert Holmes
.................................... 7 Sandy Holmes
....................... 5 Frederick Walton Holmes 1882 - 1925
........................... +Florence Amelia Stevenson 1884 - 1952
............................. 6 Gretta Holmes
................................. +John Hilaire Alwyn Fenlon 1914 - 1996
....................... 5 Ernest Nicholson Holmes 1884 - 1886
....................... 5 Herbert Sydney Holmes 1885 - 1981
........................... +Cecilia Margaret Drury 1901 - 1996
............................. 6 Cecilia Jean Holmes
................................. +Warren Jack Evans January - 1997
............................. 6 Frederick Walton Holmes
................................. +Shirley Dorothy King 1924 - 2006
.................................... 7 Penelope Joy Holmes
........................................ +Michael William Cook
.......................................... 8 Hamish Michael Cook
.................................... *2nd Husband of Penelope Joy Holmes:
........................................ +Douglas Andrew Rosie
.......................................... 8 Thomas Alexander Holmes Rosie
.................................... 7 Cameron Walton Holmes
........................................ +Tracey Coral Walker
.......................................... 8 Georgia Sarah-Anne Holmes
.............................................. +Taylor Lowe
.......................................... 8 Eilish Beresford Holmes
.......................................... 8 Angus Walton Holmes
.................................... 7 Joanne Margaret Holmes
........................................ +Russell Brian Farmery
.......................................... 8 Acacia Grace Farmery
.......................................... 8 Devin Reed Farmery
.................................... 7 Murray Kenneth Holmes
........................................ +Deborah Kaye Baker
.......................................... 8 Bryce Nicholas Holmes
.......................................... 8 Kirsten Lisa Holmes
.................................... 7 Richard John Holmes
........................................ +Andrea Jayne Welten
.......................................... 8 Christopher John Holmes
.......................................... 8 Emma Louise Holmes
.......................................... 8 Matthew James Holmes
............................. 6 Kenneth Nicholson Holmes
................................. +Patricia Joan Duff 1929 - 1975
.................................... 7 Glenn Nicholson Holmes
........................................ +Catherine Mary Dick
.......................................... 8 Jane Patricia Holmes
.............................................. +David Philip Martin
................................................. 9 Jessie Laura Martin
.......................................... 8 Alastair Nicholson Holmes
.............................................. +Anna Seaton
................................................. 9 Joseph Nicholson Holmes
................................................. 9 Toby Jonathan Holmes
................................................. 9 Elijah Frederick Holmes
.......................................... 8 David Thacker Holmes
.............................................. +Madelaine Sophie Gilmour
.......................................... 8 Mary Catherine Holmes
.............................................. +Louis Tasman Shaw
.................................... 7 Robert Bruce Holmes
............................. *2nd Wife of Kenneth Nicholson Holmes:
................................. +Patricia Phyllis Gall 1930 - 1976
............................. *3rd Wife of Kenneth Nicholson Holmes:
................................. +Barbara Judith Vanstone 1925 - 1990
............................. *4th Wife of Kenneth Nicholson Holmes:
................................. +Nola Jean Best 1924 - 2001
............................. 6 Gordon Vallancy Holmes 1927 - 1998
....................... 5 Eveline Mary Holmes 1889 - 1968
........................... +Thomas Arthur Lindsay 1880 - 1972
............................. 6 Kathleen Mona Lindsay 1914
................................. +John Joseph Alexander 1910
............................. 6 Walton Holmes Lindsay 1916 - 2005
................................. +Moya Devlin 1913
.................................... 7 Walton Lindsay
.......................................... 8 Caroline Lindsay
.......................................... 8 Moya Lindsay
.......................................... 8 William Lindsay
.................................... 7 William Lindsay
.................................... 7 Catherine Lindsay
........................................ +Robert Cammann
.......................................... 8 Juliet Cammann
.......................................... 8 Michelle Cammann
.................................... 7 Moya Lindsay
.................................... 7 Peter Lindsay
............................. 6 Sheila Lindsay
................................. +Nicola Orsi
.................................... 7 Giovanni Orsi
........................................ +Stefania Lanzone
.......................................... 8 Nicola Alessandro Orsi
.......................................... 8 Riccardo Orsi
.................................... 7 Anna Orsi 1964 - 1965
.................................... 7 Paolo Orsi
....................... 5 Mabel Edna Holmes 1890 - 1963
........................... +Campbell Menzies 1884 - 1951
............................. 6 Walton Richard Menzies
............................. 6 Neil Menzies
............................. 6 Jean Menzies
................................. +Don Menzies
.................................... 7 Gwen Menzies
.................................... 7 Lynne Menzies
....................... 5 Richard Henry Holmes 1892 - 1969
................. 4 Mary Nicholson 1851 - 1930
................. 4 Frances Sarah Nicholson 1854 - 1939
..................... +William Salkeld 1846 - 1921
................. 4 John Cameron Nicholson 1856 - 1881
................. 4 Thomas Nicholson 1859
.......... 3 Joseph Nicholson 1819
.......... 3 Ann Nicholson 1822
.... 2 Thomas Nicholson 1784
.... 2 Edward Nicholson 1787 - 1847
........ +Jane Shield 1790 - 1875





© J Holmes January 2016