Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Nicholson

Male Abt 1665 - 1719  (~ 54 years)


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  • Name William Nicholson 
    Born Abt 1665  Berwick-upon-Tweed, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Oct 1719  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36868  Tree1
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 

    Father William Nicholson,   b. Bef 1645,   d. May 1690, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne MNU Nicholson,   d. Nov 1681, Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1665  Berwick-upon-Tweed, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F23444  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Burgess,   b. 5 Aug 1688, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1716, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married Aug 1704  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Nicholson,   b. 28 Nov 1704, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1731, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)  [natural]
     2. Joseph Nicholson,   b. 6 Aug 1709, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1787, Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2022 
    Family ID F23443  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Nichollson, William, mercht.,A. A. Co.,25th Sept., 1719; 19th Oct., 1719.
      To son William and hrs., 1,000 A., "Poplar Neck," Baltimore County, and 2 lots in Londontown, A. A. County, bou. of Thos. Holland and Mahittable Pairpoint.
      To son Joseph and hrs., 3 tracts, viz.: 298 A., "Batchelors Delight," 702 A., "Clerk's Directions," in A. A. County, and 400 A., "Lockwood's Adventure,” in Baltimore Co.; and also 1 lot in Londontown, taken up by Capt. Richard Jones, dec'd.
      To sons Benjamin, Samuel and Edward and their hrs., testator's pt. of Nichollson's Manor, Baltimore County, cont. 4,200 A.
      Friends James Monat, Stephen Warman, James Nichollson and Jno. Beale, exs. of estate in Maryland, or any two of them, are empowered to make over in fee to purchasers, following tracts, viz.: part of "Covell's Troubles," "Rockey Point," pt. of "Covells Cove," "Turkey Island," pt. of "Michells Chance," "Puddington," pt. of "Puddington Harbor," "Elk Thickett," "Williams Addition" and "Poplar Neck," all in A. A. County, to be sold with personalty thereon for benefit of personal estate.
      To son Benjamin and hrs., 1 lot in London Town, next lot now belonging to Turner Wooten (originally taken up by Capt. Edward Burgess).
      To servt. James Nichollson, £5 and personalty formerly belong. to Samuel Burgess.
      To sons afsd., entire personal estate, equally. Plate to be sold by exs. in Md. Money from personal estate and lands directed to be sold to be remitted by exs. in Md. to Wm. Hunt, mercht., in London, for use of sd. children. Child. left to the care of sisters Mrs. Elinor Foster, Mrs. Anne Nichollson and Mrs. Eliza: Nichollson till of age. In case of death of any two of sd. sisters, Wm. Hunt to have care and tuition of sd. child.
      Sisters afsd. and Wm. Hunt, exs. of estate in Great Brittain.
      Exs. in Maryland: James Monat, James Nichollson, Stephen Warman, John Beale.
      Test: John Arnold, Wm. Simme, Marg. Kinnerstone. 15. 325.
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      William Nicholson 3.308 AA £1743.7.6 Jan 26 1719
      Servants mentioned: William Sing, Henry Davis, Anthony Foulgent. Appraisers: Thomas Worthington, Richard Warfield.
      Approvers: Edward Burges, James Burges.
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      William Nicholson 3.484 A AA £1743.7.6 £483.19.0 Jul 17 1721
      Received from: William Chapman, Mr. Samuell Peele.
      Payments to: David Mackgill, James Betterson, Mahitable Peirpoint, Henry Phillips, Orlando Griffeth, Henry Carter, Edward Gaither per Richard Warfield & Thomas Worthington, Albert Grinning (administrator of Dr. Arnoldi), Richard Rakestraw, John Dunn and his wife Mary Dunn, Christ. Dangerman paid to John Dangerman, Fran. Hardesty, Thomas Worthington, Edward Bur ess, William Ware, Mr. Michael Miller, Capt. John Dorsey, col. William Holland, Dr. Charles Carroll, Daniell Larke, James Harris, Esq., Isil Groves, James Nicholson (accountant), Thomas Bordley, Esq.
      Executors: James Mouat, Stephen Warman, John Beale, James Nicholson.
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      Samuel and Fonda Carroll Genealogy in Maryland and Ohio

      From: "Historic Families of America" and Ancestry of Albert Gallatin and of Hannah Nichollson, NY, and des. By Will. Plumb Bacon. New York,1916. (57p.)
      William Nichollson, son of the preceding William and Anne Nichollson, was born at Berwick-Upon-Tweed, England in 1665/66. He was the first of the name known to be in Maryland, being settled in Annapolis around 1700. In December, 1703, he purchased 1,000 acres of land at the head of Bush River in Baltimore County, a property known as Poplar Neck. Between 1707 and 1719, he acquired several other tracts of land amounting to nearly 3,000 acres. In 1719, he patented 4,200 acres, afterward known as Nichollson's Manor on the Gunpowder River in Baltimore County.
      William Nichollson married Elizabeth Burgess, daughter of Captain Edward and Sarah (Chew) Burgess. They has six children. Sarah died sometime before William. William Nichollson died in 1719, his will being proved in Annapolis, September 25, 1719, and a sworn copy filed in London in 1720. After his death, his children were sent back to England to be brought up and educated under the care of a sister of their father. Only two of them, William and Joseph, returned to America. Benjamin
      Nichollson and his wife Margaret were in Berwick-Upon-Tweed in 1750. Samuel Nichollson was a physician of Stockton-Upon-Tees in 1750. Edward Nichollson died without issue in England in December, 1739. The only daughter of the family was Elizabeth Nichollson, who was born September 14, 1707 and died March 27, 1711.

      2. Many Jacobites, Scottish loyalists, who fought unsuccessfully to place the Stuarts on the throne of Britain in 1715 and 1746 were captured by the English, shipped and sold in Maryland to the highest bidder as indentured servants for seven years. Many were of ancient and Honourable lineage.

      From a list of rebells transported in the ship FRIENDSHIP of Belfast, Michael Mankin, Commander, the 20th of August 1716

      Rebels purchased by William Nichollson: William Smith and Alexander Spalding

      3. Indentured servant of William Nichollson: William Harrison, born 4 February 1697, son of William H., butcher, admitted from St Botolph Aldgate; January 1712 to his mother Elizabeth H. to serve William Nichollson of South River, Maryland, merchant.

      4. From "Abstracts of Land Records of Anne Arundel County, Maryland 1699-1709", ed. Rosemary B. Dodd and Patricia M. Bausell, Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society.

      Grantor: Edward Burgess, Anne Arundel County, Gent.
      Grantee: William Nichollson, Anne Arundel County, Gent.
      Date of Deed: 14 Aug 1704
      Date Recorded: 15 Aug 1704

      Consideration: "...in consideration of a marriage to be speedily had and solemnized between the William Nichollson and Elizabeth Burges, daughter to the said Edward Burges..."

      Signiature: Edward Burges
      Witnesses: Samuel Young, Samuel Chambers

      Description: Two separate tracts, Part of a tract called "Puddington Harbour" originnally granted to George Puddington for 700 a. By LWT George Puddington devised tract to Edward Burgess. The tract lies on south side of South River adjacent to a tract called "Puddington" and contains 178 acres. Also, all that tract called "Puddington" originally likewise granted to George Puddington for 160 acres but now upon resurvey found to contain 222 acres. This tract was likewise devised by the LWT of George Puddington to Edward Burgess. The tract is on the south side of South River on Jacobs Creek, adjacent to the land of Dr. More, originally laid out for Colonel William Burgess this indenture for 400 acres.

      Release of dower: Sarah Burges.

      Samuel and Fonda Carroll Genealogy in Maryland and Ohio note: Note the wording "in consideration of marriage to be speedily had". Indeed, the marriage took place on 15 Aug, 1704, the day after the date of the deed transfer. Also, note that the first child of William Nichollson and Elizabeth Burgess was born only five months later on 28 Dec 1704

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