Person:Fanny Prickett (2)

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Fanny Prickett
m. (Sept quarter) 1851
  1. Albert PrickettAbt 1857 -
  2. George PrickettAbt 1862 -
  3. Emma PrickettAbt 1864 -
  4. Fanny Prickett1867 - 1962
m. 1 Nov 1890
  1. Arthur Nicholls1891 - 1918
m. 7 Aug 1894
  1. Emily Nicholls1895 - 1958
  2. Daniel Nicholls1897 - 1976
  3. James Victor Nicholls1900 - 1974
  4. Beatrice May Nicholls1905 - 1979
  • WFanny Prickett1867 - 1962
  1. Sarah Prickett1886 - 1972
  2. Edith Prickett1888 - 1966
Facts and Events
Name[6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15] Fanny Prickett
Gender Female
Birth[6][7][11][12][1] 23 Sep 1867 Thame, Oxfordshire, EnglandRecord gives details per quarter
Census[2] 2 Apr 1871 Thame, Oxfordshire, EnglandFriday Street
Residence[7] 1871 Thame, Oxfordshire, EnglandRelationship: Daughter
Other[11][12] 7 May 1874 Maryborough, Queensland, AustraliaArrival
Marriage 1 Nov 1890 Maryborough, Queensland, AustraliaFerry Lane
to Frederick Nicholls
Marriage 7 Aug 1894 Maryborough, Queensland, Australiato Arthur Daniel Nicholls
Other? 1898 Nicholls family: Arthur and Fanny with Sarah, Edith, Arthur, Emily and Daniel Photo
Residence[15] 1931 Maryborough, Queensland, Australia319 Ann Street. Husband Arthur Daniel now at 324 Alice Street
Residence[14] 1943 Maryborough, Queensland, Australia245 Ann Street
Residence[11] Queensland, Australia
Death[9][5] 16 Nov 1962 Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Fanny Prickett was born in 1867 at Thame in Oxfordshire, England. She was the daughter of Emma Prickett, formerly Bradbury, and her husband George Prickett, a bricklayer. Fanny appears in the 1871 census living with her parents and siblings on Friday Street in Thame.

The family emigrated in 1874, when Fanny was six years old. They sailed from London on 11th January 1874 on the 'Glamorganshire', arriving at Maryborough in Queensland some sixteen weeks later on 3rd May 1874.

In 1886, Fanny had a daughter called Sarah. She was followed in 1888 by a daughter called Edith.

On 1st November 1890, Fanny was married at Maryborough to Frederick Nicholls. They had a son, Arthur, in 1891. Frederick died the following year, aged just 30.

Just over two years later, Fanny married again. Her second husband was Arthur Daniel Nicholls, younger brother of her first husband. They went on to have four more children between 1895 and 1905. Electoral registers show the family lived at Ferry Lane in Maryborough from at least 1905 to 1919 and that Arthur worked as a labourer. Fanny's son Arthur from her first marriage was killed in the First World War, fighting in the Somme area in France.

Some time between 1919 and 1925 the family moved within Maryborough to Bazaar Street. By 1931, Arthur and Fanny were living separately; she lived at 319 Ann Street and he lived at 324 Alice Street. Their relationship had clearly broken down, as Arthur went to court in 1931 to try to get their marriage annulled on the basis that it used to be illegal for a man to marry his late brother's wife. The judge took a dim view of this argument as the couple had been living together for over thirty years and had four adult children. The case was adjourned several times through 1931, but no final verdict has been found. Whether the case was dropped or the judge ruled against annulment is therefore unclear, but it does seem to be the case that Fanny and Arthur remained married, but continued to live separately at different addresses within Maryborough.

Arthur died on 25th July 1947, aged 76. Fanny outlived him by over fifteen years. She died on 16th November 1962, aged 95.

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

    b. Fanny PRICKETT, December Quarter 1867, Thame Registration District, Volume 3a, page 549, mother's maiden name Bradbury

  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 1431; Folio 9; Page 10, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: Friday Street, Thame, Oxfordshire
    Geo[rge] Prickett, head, married, male, 45 [1825/6], Bricklayer, b. Thame, Oxfordshire
    Emma Prickett, wife, married, female, 43 [1827/8], b. Ickford, Buckinghamshire
    Albert Prickett, son, male, 14 [1856/7], Labourer, b. Thame, Oxfordshire
    George Prickett, son, male, 9 [1861/2], Scholar, b. Thame, Oxfordshire
    Emma Prickett, daughter, female, 7 [1863/4], Scholar, b. Thame, Oxfordshire
    Fanny Prickett, daughter, female, 3 [1867/8], b. Thame, Oxfordshire
    Mary Prickett, daughter, female, 1 [1869/70], b. Thame, Oxfordshire

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

    Glamorganshire sailed from London 11 Jan 1874 arrived Maryborough 3 May 1874
    Assisted:
    Prickett, George, 46
    Prickett, Emma, 44
    Prickett, Albert, 17
    Prickett, George, 14
    Prickett, Emma, 10
    Prickett, Fanny, 6
    Pricket, Mary, 4

  4.   Australia, Electoral Rolls 1903-1980 (Ancestry).

    1905: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel / M / Ferry lane / labourer
    Nicholls, Fanny / F / Ferry lane / domestic duties

    1906: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel / M / Ferry lane / labourer
    Nicholls, Fanny / F / Ferry lane / domestic duties

    1908: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, Ferry lane, labourer M
    Nicholls, Fanny, Ferry lane, home duties, F

    1913: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, Ferry lane, labourer M
    Nicholls, Fanny, Ferry lane, home duties, F

    1916: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, Ferry lane, labourer M
    Nicholls, Fanny, Ferry lane, home duties, F

    1917: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, Ferry lane, labourer M
    Nicholls, Fanny, Ferry lane, home duties, F

    1919: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, Ferry lane, labourer M
    Nicholls, Fanny, Ferry lane, home duties, F

    1925: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, Bazaar st., labourer, M
    Nicholls, Daniel, Bazaar st., letter carrier, M
    Nicholls, Fanny, Bazaar st., home duties, F
    Nicholls, Mary Elizabeth Eva, Bazaar st., home duties, F

    1931: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, 324 Alice st., labourer, M
    Nicholls, Fanny, 319 Ann st., home duties, F

    1934: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, 324 Alice st., labourer, M
    Nicholls, Fanny, 319 Ann st., home duties, F

    1936: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, 324 Alice st., labourer, M
    Nicholls, Fanny, 319 Ann st., home duties, F

    1937: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, 324 Alice st., labourer, M
    Nicholls, Fanny, 319 Ann st., home duties, F

    1943: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Arthur Daniel, 7 Kenilworth st., M
    Nicholls, Fanny, 245 Ann st., home duties, F

    1949: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Fanny, 245 Ann st., home duties, F

    1958: Wide Bay Division, Maryborough subdistrict
    Nicholls, Fanny, 66 Fort lane, home duties, F

  5. Deaths index, in Queensland Government. Queensland Civil Registration.

    Name: Fanny NICHOLLS
    d. 16 Nov 1962
    Reg # 1962/C5689
    Father: George Pricket
    Mother: Emma Bradley

  6. 6.0 6.1 General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Birth Index. (London, United Kingdom: General Register Office, 1837-Present).

    _APID: 1,8912::29177555

  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 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: 1431; Folio: 9; Page: 10; GSU roll: 828778.
  8. Australia. Birth Index, 1788-1922. (Ancestry.com).
  9. 9.0 9.1 Australia. Death Index, 1787-1985. (Ancestry.com).
  10. Australia. Marriage Index, 1788-1950. (Ancestry.com).
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Reakes, J., comp. Maryborough, Queensland Australia Immigrants from the British Isles Germany 1861-91. (Ancestry.com Operations Inc).
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Ancestry.com. Queensland, Australia, Passenger Lists, 1848-1912. (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.)
    Queensland State Archives; Registers of Immigrant Ships' Arrivals; Series: Series ID 13086; Roll: M471.
  13. Ancestry.com. Australia, WWI Service Records, 1914-1920. (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.)
    National Archives of Australia; Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia; B2455, First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980. (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).
  15. 15.0 15.1 Ancestry.com. Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980. (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.).

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