Arvin Congleton was a great grandson of Benjamin Lewis Nicholas. He was born on March 13, 1939, in Holland MI, the son of the late Clayton and Harriett (Burrows) Congleton. Arvin grew up in Ft. Lauderdale FL, resided several years in Cambridge MA, and lived in the state of New Hampshire since 1974. He graduated…Read More
One of the questions that has remained unanswered is how Thomas Nicholas (1820-1898) met and married a girl born in Manchester, Lancashire, England, almost 200 miles north of Bletherston! Unable to find a Martha Lewis, born: Manchester, Lancashire, England between 1821 and 1825 (1823 +/- 2 years) in the 1841 Census of England & Wales;…Read More
To the memory of JOHN NICHOLAS of WHITEHOOK Who died September 22nd 1828 Aged 33 years My friends grieve not my early fate You all must try this untry’d state When my memory brings a sigh Apply the words I too must die Also of THEODOCIA Widow of the above who died 28 November 1881…Read More
SS Bothnia was a British steam passenger ship that sailed on the trans-Atlantic route between Liverpool and New York City or Boston. The ship was built by J & G Thomson of Clydebank, and launched on 4 March 1874 for the British & North American Royal Mail Steam Packet Company, which became the Cunard Line in 1879.
Link to a Tithe Map from 1840 showing the Ownership, Tenancy and extent of both Whitehook and Holloway Fach
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bletherston https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/PEM/Bletherston GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bletherston in Pembrokeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time. http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/4546 Holloway Whitehook https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/print/#zoom=14.26&lat=51.8663&lon=-4.7804&layers=171&b=1
5 descendants of John and Theodocia Nicholas of Whitehook, Bletherston, Pembrokeshire, Wales emigrated to various parts of the United States between 1881 and 1913. 1881 1. Benjamin Lewis Nicholas (1856-1939) Benjamin and his wife Margaret Beynon were the first members of the Nicholas family to emigrate to the USA in 1881. Emigration: 7thApril 1881 (Age…Read More
In the 1871 Census of England and Wales Benjamin’s occupation is listed as ‘Tailor’s apprentice’ but it gives no indication of who the tailor could have been. However recent investigations into the 1871 Census have identified a possible candidate – Richard Phillips. Richard was born in New Moat in about 1830. In 1858 Richard married Hannah…Read More