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Papers of The Nicholson Family Of Stockport, Macclesfield And Liverpool.
Papers of The Nicholson Family Of Stockport, Macclesfield And Liverpool.
late 18 cent.-late 19 cent.
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Papers relating to the business interests including the Stockport Junction Railway, lead mining in Flintshire and the Peak Forest Canal. Also includes maps and legal papers relating to Stockport, Heaton Norris and BramhallPlace:/Stockport/Stockport/Cheshire/England/Macclesfield/Cheshire/England/Liverpool/Lancashire/England
Title:
Papers of The Nicholson Family Of Stockport, Macclesfield And Liverpool.
Date of work:
late 18 cent.-late 19 cent.
Reference number:
GB127.C17
Level of description:
Fonds
Custodial history:
These papers relate mainly to the families of Rev. Ralph Nicholson, rector of Didcot, Berks., and his son Lt. Col. William Nicholson of Liverpool and the latter's widow, Hannah, later Lady McDougall. William and Hannah Nicholson were the parents of John Ralph Nicholson, later John Ralph Shaw of Arrowe Park, Birkenhead. The Nicholsons descended from a Cumberland family who moved to Reddish in the 16th century and spread to Heaton Norris, Stockport and Macclesfield in the 17th and 18th centuries. Ralph Nicholson, born in Macclesfield in 1754, and rector of Didcot, Berks., from 1768 to his death in 1792, seems to have moved to Liverpool in 1785 (see accounts for alterations at St. James's, Liverpool 1785. His son William lived at Liverpool, becoming Mayor in 1813 and remaining an alderman till his death in 1852. There is a monument by Sir Francis Chantrey to Rev. Ralph, William and his children in St. James's Cemetery. church, Liverpool.
Source:
These papers were deposited in the Library by the British Records Association (BRA 1129) in 1961 from Messrs. Vardon and Corfield, solicitors, of 18 Bedford Square London, W.C.l.
Use restrictions:
Unrestricted
Record types:
COLLECTION
Language:
English
Record number:
7181429
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