Person:Eliza Carrick (1)

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Kate Eliza Carrick
m. 9 Jun 1890
Facts and Events
Name Kate Eliza Carrick
Alt Name Eliza Carrick
Gender Female
Birth[6] Abt 1864 Winchester, Hampshire, England
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Winchester, Hampshire, EnglandNew Winchester Union House
Census[3] 3 Apr 1881 Winchester, Hampshire, England75 Eastgate Street
Emigration[4] 25 Jun 1884 Cooktown, Queensland, Australia
Marriage 9 Jun 1890 Gympie, Queensland, AustraliaSalvation Army Barracks
to Jesse Nicholls
Death[6] 26 Aug 1948 Maryborough, Queensland, AustraliaSt Stephen's Hospital

Kate Eliza Carrick's origins are unclear. She claimed to have been born in Winchester in Hampshire around the mid 1860s, and that her parents were Henry James Carrick and Mary Ann Kelly. On her marriage certificate, Henry's occupation is given as bootmaker, whereas her death certificate describes him as a fruit dealer. No obvious birth or baptism record has been found for her to support these claims, nor has a marriage for Henry James Carrick and Mary Ann Kelly been found in England. It would seem quite likely that Kate Eliza's first sighting is in the 1871 census as "Eliza Craddick" at the New Winchester Union Workhouse. She was described as a six year old scholar and there was a Mary A. Craddick with her who was eight years old. No evidence of these Craddick girls has been found in the birth registers or other censuses either.

By 1881, Kate Eliza seems to have been living with an uncle, William Carrick, and his family at 75 Eastgate Street. She was working as a domestic nurse at this time. It is perhaps worth noting that William's father's name was Henry, which was the name Kate Eliza gave for her father.

In 1884, when she was said to be 19 years old, Kate Eliza emigrated from England to Australia. She left Plymouth on 7th May 1884 on the 'Duke of Westminster', arriving at Cooktown in Queensland on 25th June, seven weeks later.

On 9th June 1890 she married Jesse Nickols, a farmer who had also emigrated from England in the 1880s. Kate Eliza was described as a domestic servant at the time. They married at the Salvation Army Barracks in Gympie. Between 1891 and 1907 they went on to have nine children together, although two died young.

The family moved around within Queensland. Electoral rolls show that from at least 1905 to 1912 the family lived at South Isis, from 1912 to 1917 at Goomeri, from 1922 to 1925 at Nikenbah, and from 1928 at Torquay Road in Pialba.

Jesse died on 24th October 1935, aged 76. Kate Eliza survived him by nearly 13 years. She died at St Stephen's Hospital in Maryborough on 26th August 1948. She was said to be 84 years old.

References
  1.   Births index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office).

    No obvious birth entry has been found for Kate Eliza Carrick (or variations thereof) in the Winchester area in the mid 1860s. There is a Kate Carrick birth in Winchester in 1865, but that appears to relate to a child who died young later that year:
    b. Kate CARRICK, September Quarter 1865, Winchester Registration District, Volume 2c, page 96, mother's maiden name Stokes
    d. Kate CARRICK, December Quarter 1865, Winchester Registration District, Volume 2c, page 82, aged 0

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). England and Wales. 1871 Census Schedules. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG10; Piece 1209; Folio 56; Page 5, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: New Winchester Union House, Winchester, Hampshire
    [Many inmates including:]
    Mary A. Craddick, inmate, female, 8 [1862/3], Scholar, b. Winchester, Hampshire
    Eliza Craddick, inmate, female, 6 [1864/5], Scholar, b. Winchester, Hampshire

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1881 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands: . (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG11; Piece 1232; Folio 136; Page 6, 3 Apr 1881.

    Address: 75 Eastgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire
    William Carrick, head, married, male, 35 [1845/6], Brewers Manager, b. Winchester, Hampshire
    Kezia Carrick, wife, married, female, 30 [1850/1], b. Eling, Hampshire
    Kate E. Carrick, daughter, unmarried, female, 10 [1870/1], Scholar, b. Winchester, Hampshire
    Ada R. Carrick, daughter, unmarried, female, 8 [1872/3], Scholar, b. Winchester, Hampshire
    Charles H. Carrick, son, unmarried, male, 7 [1873/4], Scholar, b. Winchester, Hampshire
    William G. Carrick, son, unmarried, male, 3 [1877/8], Scholar, b. Winchester, Hampshire
    Reginald Carrick, son, male, 1 [1879/80], b. Winchester, Hampshire
    Eliza J. Carrick, niece, unmarried, female, 15 [1865/6], Nurse Dom[estic], b. Winchester, Hampshire
    Edith M. Carrick, daughter, unmarried, female, 5 [1875/6], Scholar, b. Winchester, Hampshire

  4. Queensland, Australia. Assisted Immigration 1848-1912 (Queensland Government).

    Duke of Westminster, sailed from Plymouth 7th May 1884 arrived at Cooktown 25th June 1884 - continued to other ports including Brisbane:
    Brisbane / Free
    Carrick, Eliza, 19 [1864/5] - note in margin in different handwriting: "Pension Enq 1/7/36"

  5.   Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980.

    1905: Childers subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Eliza / F / South Isis / domestic duties
    Nickols, Jesse / M / South Isis / farmer

    1906: Childers subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Eliza / F / South Isis / domestic duties
    Nickols, Jesse / M / South Isis / farmer

    1908: Childers subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Eliza, Isis South, home duties, F
    Nickols, Jesse, Isis South, farmer, M

    1909: Childers subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Isis South, farmer, M

    1912: Childers subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Isis South, farmer, M

    1912: Kilkivan West subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Goomeri, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Goomeri, home duties, F

    1913: Kilkivan West subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Goomeri, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Goomeri, home duties, F

    1915: Kilkivan West subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Goomeri, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Goomeri, home duties, F

    1917: Kilkivan West subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Goomeri, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Goomeri, home duties, F

    1922: Pialba subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Nikenbah, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Nikenbah, home duties, F
    Nickols, Victor Herbert, Nikenbah, farmer, M
    Nickols, William Jesse, Nikenbah, farmer, M

    1925: Pialba subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Nikenbah, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Nikenbah, home duties, F
    Nickols, Victor Herbert, Nikenbah, farmer, M
    Nickols, William Jesse, Nikenbah, farmer, M

    1928: Pialba subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Torquay rd., Pialba, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Torquay rd., Pialba, home duties, F
    Nickols, Violet Irene, Torquay rd., Pialba, home duties, F

    1932: Pialba subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Torquay rd., Pialba, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Torquay rd., Pialba, home duties, F

    1934: Pialba subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Jesse, Torquay rd., Pialba, farmer, M
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Torquay rd., Pialba, homes duties, F

    1936: Pialba subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Torquay rd., Pialba, home duties, F

    1943: Pialba subdivision, Wide Bay division, Queensland
    Nickols, Kate Eliza, Torquay rd., Pialba, home duties, F

  6. 6.0 6.1 Death certificate, in Queensland Government. Queensland Civil Registration.

    Summary
    No. 9457
    When and Where Died: 26th August 1948, St Stephens Private Hospital Maryborough
    Christian Name and Surname, and Occupation: Eliza Nickols, Widow
    Sex and Age: female, 84 years [1863/4]
    Father: Henry James Carrick, Fruit Dealer
    Mother: Mary Ann Kelly
    Informant: V.H. Nickols, son, Nikenbah
    Buried 27 Aug 1948, Maryborough Cemetery
    Where Born: Winchester England
    How long in the Australian States: 66 years in Queensland
    Married at Gympie, Queensland, aged 25 to Jesse Nickols
    Issue, living, in order or Birth, their Names and Ages:
    Henry Daniel, 54
    Elsie Margaret, 51
    William Jesse, 50
    Victor Herbert, 48
    Arthur Stanley, 45
    Alfred Samuel, 40
    Deceased: 3 females