Person:Jesse Nicholls (1)

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Jesse Nicholls
d.24 Oct 1935 Queensland, Australia
  1. William Abraham Nicholls1857 - 1891
  2. Jesse Nicholls1859 - 1935
  3. Frederick Nicholls1861 - 1892
  4. Mary Ann Nicholls1863 - 1935
  5. Alfred Nicholls1866 - 1910
  6. Sarah Nicholls1868 - 1940
  7. Arthur Daniel Nicholls1871 - 1947
m. 9 Jun 1890
Facts and Events
Name Jesse Nicholls
Alt Name Jesse Nickols
Gender Male
Birth[1] 7 May 1859 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandNomansland
Census[2] 7 Apr 1861 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandNomansland
Christening[3] 31 May 1863 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, England
Census[4] 2 Apr 1871 Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, EnglandNomansland
Emigration[5] 3 May 1881 Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Marriage 9 Jun 1890 Gympie, Queensland, AustraliaSalvation Army Barracks
to Kate Eliza Carrick
Death[7][8] 24 Oct 1935 Queensland, Australia

Jesse Nicholls or Nickols was born in 1859 at Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire. He was the son of a straw plaiter called Susan Warner and an agricultural labourer called Daniel Nicholls. As Susan and Daniel were not married, Jesse's birth was registered as Jesse Nickols Warner, but in all other records he used his father's surname. The 1861 and 1871 censuses each find Jesse living with his parents and siblings at Nomansland in Wheathampstead. By 1871 he was working as an agricultural labourer.

When Jesse was about twelve years old, his mother died. A few months later Jesse's father married Susan's half-sister, Maria Hornet, who thus went from being Jesse's aunt to also being his stepmother.

In 1881, Jesse emigrated to Australia. He sailed from Plymouth on 20th January 1881 on the 'Duke of Athole', arriving at Maryborough in Queensland on 3rd May 1881.

On 9th June 1890 he married Kate Eliza Carrick, a domestic servant who had also emigrated from England in the 1880s. 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.

Back in England, Jesse's father died in 1901.

Jesse worked as a farmer, and 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. He was buried at Polson Cemetery in Point Vernon in Hervey Bay. Kate Eliza survived him by nearly 13 years.

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

    b. Jesse Nickols WARNER, June Quarter 1859, St Albans Registration District, Volume 3a, page 280, mother's maiden name blank

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (abbreviated TNA). 1861 Census Schedules for England and Wales, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands. (Kew, Richmond, Greater London TW9 4DU, United Kingdom)
    Class RG9; Piece 927; Folio 43; Page 10, 7 Apr 1861.

    Address: No Mans Land, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Daniel Nichols, head, married, male, 27 [1833/4], Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Susan Nichols, wife, married, female, 26 [1834/5], Wife of labourer, b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    William Nichols, son, male, 3 [1857/8], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Jesse Nichols, son, male, 2 [1858/9], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

  3. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Wheathampstead Parish Registers. (Hertford: Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies).
    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Wheathampstead in the County of Hertford in the Year 1863
    No.When BaptizedChild's Christian NameParent's NameAbodeQuality, Trade, or ProfessionBy whom the Ceremony was performed
    ChristianSurname
    1641863 May 31Jessy NicholsDaniel
    &
    Susan
    Nichols

    Warner
    Nomansland, WheathampsteadLaborer

    Single woman
    Owen W. Davys, Rector

    Baptised same day as his sister Mary Ann.

  4. 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 1376; Folio 51; Page 18, 2 Apr 1871.

    Address: No Man's Land, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Daniel Nichols, head, married, male, 37 [1833/4], Ag[ricultural] Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Susan Nichols, wife, married, female, 36 [1834/5], Straw plaiter, b. Harpenden, Hertfordshire
    William Nichols, son, male, 13 [1857/8], Ag[ricultural] Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Jessie Nichols, son, male, 11 [1859/60], Ag[ricultural] Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Frederick Nichols, son, male, 9 [1861/2], Ag[ricultural] Labourer, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Mary Ann Nichols, daughter, female, 7 [1863/4], Straw plaiter, b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Alfred Nichols, son, male, 5 [1865/6], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Sarah Nichols, daughter, female, 3 [1867/8], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
    Arthur Nichols, son, male, 1m [1871], b. Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

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

    Duke of Athole, departed: 20 Jan 1881, Plymouth, arrived 3 May 1881, Maryborough
    Free
    Jesse Nicholas, 21 [1859/60]

  6.   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

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

    Jesse NICKOLS
    d. 24 Oct 1935
    Reg # 1935/C4606
    Father: Daniel
    Mother: Susan Warner

  8. Australia and New Zealand. Find a Grave Index.

    Polson Cemetery, Point Vernon, Fraser Coast Region, Queensland, Australia:
    In Loving Memory of JESSE NICKOLS DIED 24TH OCT. 1935 AGED 76 YEARS / ELIZA NICKOLS DIED 26TH AUG. 1948 AGED 84 YEARS