Historical records matching Arthur Bell Nicholls
About Arthur Bell Nicholls
Charlotte spent endless hours writing and painting and found brief happiness with the clergyman, Arthur Bell NICOLLS, marrying "a mere Irishman" over her father's vehement objection. Rev. Arthur Bell NICHOLS had been born in No. Ireland (as had Charlotte's own father) but Arthur was orphaned early and with his brought up and educated by his uncle, Dr. Alan BELL, at the Royal School housed in Cuba Court, Banagher, Co. Offaly. Charlotte went to Ireland for her honeymoon, stopping at the Nicholl's ancestral home, Cuba House. Rev. Nicholls was curate at Haworth but much of his life was spent at Cuba Court, his uncle's home there, and for 40 years he lived at Hill House, Banagher. Charlotte (Mrs. Bell Nicholls), authoress of "Jane Eyre" (1847) wrote shortly before her death, "No kinder, better husband than mine, it seems to me, can there be in the world. I find my husband the tenderest nurse, the kindest support, the best earthly comfort, that ever woman had."