- Francis Nicholls b. ??????
- Eliza …… b. ?????
- Joseph Henry Nicholls b. 1870 Patricks Plains d. ?????
- Francis James Nicholls b 1873 Buxton d 1953 Mayfield??? Married Violet Barnes 1909 in Tamworth.
My Grandfather Arthur Harold Nicholls was the son of Francis James and Violet Barnes and was born in Tamworth in 1918.
I am trying to find out more about his family. His father Francis James was born in Buxton (Maitland area) and I believe he died in 1953 in Mayfield although I am not positive about this. I believe he had a brother who was born in 1870, Joseph Henry Nicholls, but I have found no further information on him.
I have not been able to find much information on Francis and Joseph’s father, Francis Nicholls or their mother Eliza.
There is a Francis Nicholls on the enrolment list at Mary Anne Creek, Patricks Plains in 70/71, 73/74 but not in 75/76 or later. There was a Francis Nicholls who died in the Newcastle district in 1873 with parents William and Mary but this is a bit of a stretch.
I would love to know any information on any of these family members. In particular on how this family came to Australia and where they were from. I will update this post as more information comes in.
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