How did Thomas Nicholas meet Martha Lewis?

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

SS Bothnia

SS Bothnia

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.[1]

Holloway 1960s

Aerial photograph of Holloway taken in the 1960's.

Bletherston Parish GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Bletherston in Pembrokeshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time. Holloway Whitehook

Fastnet Rock - the last view of the British Isles seen by emmigrants to the USA

5 Emigrate to United States

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

Posty - Richard Philips, 40, Tailor (employing 1 man)

Was Benjamin L. Nicholas apprenticed with Richard Phillips?

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

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