Person:George Nicholls (4)

m. 8 Apr 1899
  1. James Nicholls1899 - 1904
  2. Rose Nicholls1901 - 1985
  3. Minnie Nicholls1903 - 2005
  4. Lily Nicholls1905 - 1998
  5. Daisy Nicholls1907 - 1907
  6. Arthur Nicholls1909 - 1973
  7. George Nicholls1911 - 1946
Facts and Events
Name George Nicholls
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 5 Feb 1911 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandWheathampstead Road
Census[3] 2 Apr 1911 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandWheathampstead Road
Christening[2] 16 Apr 1911 Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandSt Nicholas
Death[4] 1946 Stotfold, Bedfordshire, EnglandThree Counties Hospital
Burial[5] Harpenden, Hertfordshire, EnglandWestfield Road Cemetery
George Nicholls was born on 5th February 1911 at Harpenden in Hertfordshire, son of a straw hat machinist named Annie Maria Nicholls, formerly Moles, and her husband George Nicholls, a bricklayer. He was the youngest of the couple's seven children, although two of the elder children had died before George's birth, such that he was in effect the youngest of five children.
George with his parents and siblings in about 1918
George with his parents and siblings in about 1918

The family remembers George as being deaf, but having a happy and hearty disposition. However, his health deteriorated when he was still a young man and he spent some time in the Three Counties Hospital at Arlesey.[6] His family used to visit him there, but the journey from Harpenden was not easy.

George's mother died in September 1944. He only outlived her by about 18 months, dying in 1946, aged 35.

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

    b. George NICHOLLS, March Quarter 1911, St Albans Registration District, Vol. 3a, page 818

  2. 2.0 2.1 Baptisms register, in Church of England. Harpenden Parish Registers, Primary quality.

    No. 296
    When baptised: 16 Apr 1911, born 5 Feb 1911
    Name: George
    Parents: George & Annie Maria
    Surname: Nicholls
    Abode: Wheathampstead Road, Harpenden
    Father's Occupation: Labourer

  3. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 14 General Register Office: 1911 Census Schedules, Class RG14; Piece 7656; Schedule 170, 2 Apr 1911, Primary quality.

    Address: Wheathampstead Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    4 rooms occupied
    George Nicholls, head, male, 36 [1874/5], married, General Labourer, worker, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Annie Maria Nicholls, wife, female, 38 [1872/3], married 12 years, 7 children born, 5 children still living, Straw Hat Machinist, worker, working at home, b. Hitchin, Hertfordshire
    Rose Nicholls, daughter, female, 9 [1901/2], b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Minnie Nicholls, daughter, female, 7 [1903/4], b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Lily Nicholls, daughter, female, 6 [1904/5], b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    Arthur Nicholls, son, male, 2 [1908/9], b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    George Nicholls, son, male, 1 month [1911], b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire

  4. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. George NICHOLLS, March Quarter 1946, Biggleswade Registration District, Vol. 3b, page 463, aged 35 [1910/11]

  5. St Albans District Council Burial Records, Primary quality.

    Grave No. C117, Westfield Road Cemetery, Harpenden

  6. Technically the hospital was in the parish of Stotfold, but it was generally known as Arlesey, which was the nearest village and the railway station which served the hospital.