Nicholson (No.9) family genealogy

Of Detroit, U.S.A.

REV. ALEXANDER, a brother of Malcolm who is No. 125 on the "Nicolson" No. 1 pedigree, was the ancestor of Nicholson, of Detroit, Michigan, U.S., America.

125.Rev. Alexander: son of Donald MacNicol, Chief of the Clan in the Isle of Skye, Scotland.

126. James:[1] his son; who went to the county Down, in Ireland, and was, it is believed, ancestor of Genl. John Nicolson, who was slain at Delhi. This James seems to have been kin to Leotain Nicholson, who settled in Dublin.

127. Joseph Nicolson, or Nicholson, of Derryogue, co. Down: son of James; m. Eliza-Sarah Blackwood of Belfast, sister of the Rev. John Blackwood, of the Rocky Quarter, Seaforth, co. Down, and cousin to Sir John Blackwood, whose widow became Lady Dufferin.

128. Thomas Nicholson: son of Joseph; m. Jane Small of Cranfield, at Kilkeel, county Down. Had two brothers—Robert and John.

129. Joseph: his son; b. in co. Down on 25th Sept., 1826; now (1880) Superintendent of the House of Correction, Detroit, Michigan, U.S. America.

130. John Nicholson; his son; has two sisters—1. Frances-Jane, 2. Mary-Louise; all of whom living in 1880.


[1] James: It is also believed that this James followed the business of a goldsmith, which he found very lucrative.