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Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 13 Jun 2003 10:53PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nicholan, Nicholas, Nicholson, Griffiths, Godfrey
Gg gf William John Nicholan, a miner, married Emma Griffiths in Buninyong 4 Jan 1858. William John was born in Van Dieman's Land c1837, father William, a miner and mother Mary Ann Burnham. The closest match I have found in Tasmania was a William John b1835 to William Nicholas, a farmer, and Mary Ann. I have found members of this family as Nicholan, Nicholas and even Nicholson in Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. William John possibly has five English born siblings - given names not listed on shipping register to Hobart. Has anyone come across any of these spellings in Buninyong?

The marriage was witnessed by Mary Griffiths - possibly Emma's mother nee Godrey - a widow of Monmouthshire.
Emma had brothers Isaac and William. Have no leads on Mary after arrival in 1856.

Does anyone know of either family? Residences on the marriage certificate are Carngham, The Green Hills for WJN and Buninyong, the Durham Lion? for Emma. Are these properties, mines or Inns?

William John and Emma settled near Colac on Irrewillope although he died at Coolgardie WA.

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Margaret (View posts)
Posted: 11 Dec 2003 11:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: GRIFFITHS
I am interested in the Griffiths family at Buninyong during the 1850s please contact me.

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 9 Jul 2011 12:32PM GMT
Classification: Query
Have just started researching the Griffith/NIcholan line in my family tree

Have any one been able to find out any information on William John Nicholan and Emma Griffiths living in the Buninong during the 1850's their able to share.

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 10 Jul 2011 9:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Worth looking at public trees here,but use only verified information.

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 13 Jul 2011 4:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Sharron,
William and Emmas marriage:
Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: William John
Event: M
Spouse Surname/Father: GRIFFITHS
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma
Sex: M
Year: 1858
Reg Number: 82

William NICHOLAN d 1889 aged 86 Colac- parents unknown # 6842
Their children :
Digger - Pioneer Index. Victoria 1836-1888

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Mary Jane
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: STAR
Year: 1860
Reg Number: 10131

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Amelia
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: SMYSDALE
Year: 1861
Reg Number: 13931

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Emily
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William John
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: SMYT
Year: 1863
Reg Number: 4771

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Sarah Anne
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William John
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: BUNI
Year: 1865
Reg Number: 1029 { died 1955 aged 90 Kensington # 11971}

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: William Alfred
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: ROSS CREEK
Year: 1866
Reg Number: 23674 { died 1964 aged 89 Colac # 7456}

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Leonora
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: ROSS CREEK
Year: 1868
Reg Number: 19052

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Lillias
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITH
Age:
Birth Place: COLAC
Year: 1870
Reg Number: 22174

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Ada Agnes
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITH
Age:
Birth Place: COLA
Year: 1872
Reg Number: 15063

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Albert Henry
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITH
Age:
Birth Place: COLAC
Year: 1874
Reg Number: 14746

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: May Elizabeth
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: COLAC
Year: 1877
Reg Number: 7846 { died 1947 aged 70 Birregurra# 16384}

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Minnie Martha
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: COLA
Year: 1879
Reg Number: 22034

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Minnie Martha
Event: D
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age: 1M
Birth Place: COLAC
Year: 1879
Reg Number: 10127

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Olive Maude Ethel
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: COLA
Year: 1884
Reg Number: 1604

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Herbert James Francis
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: COLA
Year: 1886
Reg Number: 1853 { d 1901 aged 15 Irrewillipe # 6086}

Surname: NICHOLAN
Given Names: Horace Edward
Event: B
Spouse Surname/Father: William
Spouse Gvn Names/Mother: Emma GRIFFITHS
Age:
Birth Place: COLAC
Year: 1888
Reg Number: 28229 { died 1895 Colac # 8846}

Amelia married John Alfred RIPPON { born Birregurra}1879 # 649
Their children {first 9 born Colac}:
1. William Frederick b 1879 # 8163 d 1935 Richmond # 4587
2. John Alfred b 1880 # 1461 d 1880 # 742
3. Jane b 1881 # 1637 d 1881 # 807
4. Lenora Sarah Ann b 1882 # 21947
5. Henry Edgar Arthur b 1885 # 1683 d 1971 Camperdown # 3589
6. Edward b 1886 # 17147 d 1886 # 8734
7. James Albert Edward b 1889 # 2206 d 1960 Colac # 24729
8. Percy George b 1891 # 2103 d 1946 Colac # 20519
9. Charles b 1892 # 31412 d 1892 # 13396
10. May Emma Amelia b 1894 Carpendert # 10425 d 1945 melbourne # 6562- never married
11. Holly John Alfred b 1896 Irrewillipe # 28685 d 1903 # 13816
12. William Oliver Cecil b 1899 Irrewillipe # 3796
13. Harry Charles Francis b 1901 Irrewilipe # 11991 d 1980 Colac # 18758
14. Bertie Neil b 1903 Irrewillipe # 18806 d 1975 Camperdown # 19432
15. Grace Isabel b 1906 # 11445 d 1968 Camperdown # 17137 { married name JOHNSON}

John Alfred RIPPON d 1938 aged 84 Camperdown - William John RIPPON and Sarah FARMER # 17855
Amelia died 1953 aged 93 Camperdown # 22604


Sarah married George ANDERSON { b Ballarat}1886 # 4924
Their children :
1. Robert William b 1887 Colac # 9937 d 1964 Parkville # 21821
2. Maggie b 1888 Colac # 19163 d 1972 Collingwood-married name MCKAY # 24121
3. George b 1890 Colac # 21069 d 1953 Kew # 7218
4. Sarah Ann b 1894 Colac # 10779 d 1896 Irrewillipe # 6357
5. David Horace b 1896 Irrewillipe # 12437 d 1977 Sale # 11101
6. Edith May b 1900 Cowleys Creek # 18186
7. Bertie b 1902 Cowleys Creek # 9738 d 1977 Oakliegh # 9445
8. Flor Olive b 1904 Coweys Creek # 9599
9. Arch Stanley b 1906 Cowleys Creek # 17860
10. Fla Gladys b 1909 Cowleys Creek #10064
George ANDERSON d 1916 aged 54 Colac - Walker Smith and Susannah RAMSDEN # 9666

Lenora married Phillip Innis ANDERSON 1890 # 8698
1. Minnie Isabel b 1891 Colac # 11157 d 1956 Geelong # 20835 { marroed name MCCONACHY}
2, Leslie James b 1903 Irrewillipe # 3995 d 1978 Lara # 17867
3. Lawrence Innes b 1904 Irrewillipe # 3779
4. Gladys Mabel b 1906 Irrewillipe # 3979 d 1956 Fitzroy # 7418 { under the names MCINTOSH and WHITBURN}
5 Ila Lenora b 1909 Irrewillipe # 4086
7. Albert William b ? d 1956 aged 64 Colac # 20472
8. Edith Maude b ? d 1976 aged 81 Geelong # 8368 { married name CARDINAL}

Lenora died 1915 aged 45 Colac # 1054

Mary Jane married William SPOONER 1891 # 634
{All born Hawthorn}
1. Edith Emma b 1893 # 4462
2. Garnet William b 1895 # 29838 d 1984 Templestow # 09799
3 Gladys Olive b 1897 # 28609 d 1985 GLEN # 19862 { married name HUGHES}
4. Claude Albert b 1901 # 3877 d 1901 # 13889

William SPOONER d 1918 aged54 Hawthorn - Winshipp and unknown mother # 9647

May Elizabeth married Robert HISLOP { b Warnambool} 1899 # 3747
{ all born Irrewillipe}
1. Doris Mabel b 1900 # 4044
2. Lucy May b 1901 # 20000 d 1974 Carlton # 14867 { marrid name BOX}
3. Oliver James b 1903 # 11307
4. Violet Emily b 1905 # 11348
5. Claude William b 1907 # 11544 d 1984 Bendigo # 00441
6. Irene Isabel b 1909 # 4087 d 1950 Geelong # 18607 { married name DAFFY}
7. Ruby Margaret b 1911 # 4326
8 Robert Edward b 1913 # 32184
9. Gladys Leonora b 1917 Colac # 19491

Emily Married John Ernest SELL { b Birmingham} 1884 # 2750
All born Colac
1. Eva Maud b 1884 # 8357 d 1969 Ballarat # 22179 { Married name TEBBLE}
2. Florence Emily b 1885 # 16560
3. William Joseph b 1886 # 25091 d 1943 Alsford # 21251
4. John Ernest b 1888 # 10175 d 1959 Kerang # 25783
5. George Henry b 1893 # 11628 d 1935 Warnambool # 13384
6. Lillias Edith b 1890 # 2304 d 1964 Mortlake # 14491 { married name JEWELL}
7. Vera May b 1891 # 31847 d 1960 Fitzroy # 35331 { Marroed name ROCHE}

Lillie married Alfred Joseph ROGERS 1905 # 5704
1. Olive Lillian b 1906 Cobden #9615

Olive Maud Ethel married Thomas Claude JAMES { b Ross Creek} 1908 # 1438
1. Olive Hilda b 1909 Irrewillipe # 11792

Olive Maud JAMES d 1950 Heidelberg# 2001


I hope this helps :)

Regards
Alison

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 14 Jul 2011 10:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thanks for your message. I have some extra information I can share with you. Reply to garwem@yahoo.com

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 2 Aug 2012 11:53AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nicholan, Griffiths, Hislop
I am May Elizabeth Nicholan & Robert Hislop's great granddaughter. I have further family tree members. Are you a relative or can you put me in touch with others.

Cheers Wendy

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 2 Aug 2012 11:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nicholan Griffiths
Hi Sharron

I am May Elizabeth Nicholan & Robert Hislop's great granddaughter. My grandfather Oliver James told me that Emma Griffiths and her family were passing through Ballarat on the night of the Eureka Stockade. I have also researched this side of my family tree.

Cheers Wendy

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 12 Apr 2013 1:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Nicholan, Sell
Wendy,

I am John Ernest Sell & Emily Nicholan's great grand daughter

Regards

Sharron

Re: Nicholan/Nicholas and Griffiths families.

Posted: 12 Apr 2013 1:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 12 Apr 2013 1:55PM GMT
Wendy,

Would like to know more about Emma Griffiths & her family. You can contact me on darrylsharronbetts@hotmail.com

Regards

Sharron
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