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Kelzi Report 26 Mar 2020 19:09

Hi everyone,first time on this chat page for me.Wondering if anyone can help with a little mystery?
I have info William Cecil Nichols married Mary Jane Lumsden in 1928 in Lodden area of Norfolk The scribbled notes seem to read Toftmonks House (possibly Topcroft. They had a daughter Joan-who I have found.Mary Jane was always known as Millie.
I can't find a marriage record for them,nor can I find any of them on the 1939 register?
I'd like to order the marriage certificate if I could find a record.
Any info much appreciated.


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 19:55

Do you have a date of birth for either of them?


Kelzi Report 26 Mar 2020 19:59

Yes,William was born 20/12/ 1894 in Topcroft,Norfolk. Unsure of Mary Jane.


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:09

Just for ref his baptism gives two ls in Nicholls, and middle name is transcribed as Clark, but is 1 l on birth reg Nichols William Cecil Loddon 4b 237

First name(s) William Clark
Last name Nicholls
Sex Male
Birth year 1894
Birth date 20 Dec 1894
Baptism year 1895
Baptism date 21 Apr 1895
Parish Topcroft
Diocese Norwich
Father's first name(s) Richard
County Norfolk
Country England


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:10

Does not appear to be a marriage. Maybe they didn't?


Kelzi Report 26 Mar 2020 20:15

Maybe you're right.I got the info off Joans sister.


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:25

Do you know when Mary Jane died?


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:30

just for ref location

Deaths Dec 1975 (>99%)
Nicholls William Cecil 20De1894 Durham Cen 1 1000


ArgyllGran Report 26 Mar 2020 20:31

Living in Suffolk in 1911 - not that that's any help:

William Nichols
in the 1911 England Census
Name: William Nichols
Age in 1911: 16
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Topcroft, Norfolk, England
Civil Parish: Southwold
County/Island: Suffolk
Country: England
Street address: 17 East Street, Southwold, Suffolk
Marital status: Single
Occupation: Traction Engine Driver
Registration district: Blything
Registration District Number: 216
Sub-registration district: Southwold
ED, institution, or vessel: 02
Piece: 10972
Household Members:
Name Age
Ellen Nichols 51
Blanche Nichols 20
Thomas Nichols 23
William Nichols 16


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:34

Possible, to give an idea of birth date?

Last name NICHOLLS
Gender Female
Birth day 9
Birth month 12
Birth year 1898
Age -
Death quarter 2
Death year 1983
District Durham Central
County Durham
Volume 1
Page 1054


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:42

Just a possible, the birth date is out, but the daughter June mmn Lumsden bn 1934 is showing, on the image, several closed records

Fielder's Crossing Fielders Crossing, Romney Marsh R.D., Kent, England

Nicholls household
(9 people)
First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Sex Occupation Marital status Schedule Schedule Sub Number
William Nicholls 19 Dec 1895 Male Steam Roller Driver Married 66 1
Mildred (Mary) Nicholls 09 Dec 1898 Female Gate Keeper Railway C? Married 66 2

Jean O'connor (Nicholls) 07 Sep 1930 Female At School Single 66 5
June Nicholls 30 Sep 1933 Female At School Single 66 6
George Nicholls 08 Feb 1935 Male Under School Age Single 66 7


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:43

It is ArgyllGran :-) same occupation


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:49

George on the 1939 register, was William George bn Births Mar 1935 (>99%)
Nicholls William G Lumsden Romney M. 2a 1880


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:50

Jean bn 1930 Woolwich, & another daughter bn Romney, which will be one of those closed records, birth is on freebmd


ErikaH Report 26 Mar 2020 20:52

ALL info on thread on Find Ancestors

Duplication is not allowed, Kelzi



Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:53

and another possible in 1942 Durham?


Rambling Report 26 Mar 2020 20:58

Not a happy bunny! :-( Thanks for the heads up Erika :-)