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Margaret Margery Nichols (Bruce)

Also Known As: "Nicolls"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in London, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir George Bruce and Margaret Euphame Bruce
Wife of Francis Nichols, Sr. and Francis Nichols, of Ampthill
Mother of Francis Nichols, Jr.; Edward Nicolls; William Nicolls; Bruce Frescheville; Governor Richard Nichols and 2 others
Sister of Sir George Bruce of Carnock; Robert Bruce, Lord Broomhall; Alexander Bruce; Anne Bruce; Magdelene Bruce and 3 others

Managed by: ANDREW JONATHAN SMITH
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About Margaret Margery Nichols

  • (ACCORDING TO OTHER REFERENCES THIS SGT. FRANCIS NICHOLS IS NOT THE SON OF MARGARET (BRUCE) & FRANCIS NICHOLS)
  • Margaret Bruce1
  • F, #14576, d. 1652
  • Father Sir George Bruce d. 6 May 1625
  • Mother Euphame Primrose
  • Margaret Bruce married Francis Nichols, son of Anthony Nichols, Esq. and Mary Waldron. Margaret Bruce died in 1652.
  • Family Francis Nichols
  • Children
    • Francis Nichols, Sgt.+ b. 1595, d. 16 Jan 1650
    • Richard Nichols, 1st English Colonial Governor of New York b. c 1624, d. 1672
  • Citations
  • [S3901] Unknown author, The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants, by Gary Boyd Roberts, p. 203; Burke's Peerage, 1938, p. 928.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p485.htm#i14576

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  • NICHOLS, Francis (c.1582-1624), of the Middle Temple, London and Ampthill, Beds.
  • b. c.1582, 1st s. of Anthony Nichols of Paddington, Mdx. and Mary, da. of Roger Walrond of Wells, Som.1 educ. M. Temple 1600, called 1607.2 m. settlement c.July 1608, Margaret (d.1652), da. of Sir George Bruce of Carnock, Fife, 3s. (1 d.v.p.) 1da.3 suc. fa. by 1612.4 d. 7 Sept. 1624.5
  • .... etc.
  • From: http://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/nichols-francis-1582-1624

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  • Americana, American Historical Magazine, Volume 15
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=jgM7AQAAIAAJ&lpg=PA88&ots=jgJD5tnKnQ&dq=Mary%20Waldron%20Nichols&pg=PA88#v=onepage&q=Mary%20Waldron%20Nichols&f=false
  • Pg.88
  • .... etc.
  • IV. Francis Nichols, son of Antony and Mary (Waldron) Nichols, married Margaret, daughter of Sir George Bruce, of Carnock, who was a son of Robert Bruce. Edward Bruce, father of Robert Bruce, was born in 1565, son of Sir Robert Bruce. He was the son of Sir David Bruce, who was born in 1497; the line traces backward through Sir David Bruce; Sir David Bruce; Sir Robert Bruce; Sir Edward Bruce; Robert Bruce, of Clackmanan, son of King Roger Bruce, of Scotland, who was born in 1334. In 1613 the custody of the Great Park at Ampthill in Bedfordshire was granted to Sir George Bruce, Margaret (Bruce) Nichols' father, the honor of Ampthill being vested in the Crown. Under this arrangement the Nichols family for many years leased Great Park from the Bruces, and lived at the Great Lodge or Capital Mansion. Francis Nichols is called in the pedigree of 1628, of the Middle Temple, one of the Squires of the Bath. He was buried at Anpthill, about forty miles from London. The will of his wife Margaret was dated April 20, 1651; William Nichols, dean of Chester, and her "ancient servant," Thomas Greene, alias Hodson, were executors; she bequeathed all to her son Francis. The will of Sir William Craford, Knight, of the Beckerings Park, Bedfordshire, dated February 24, 1634, proved May 28, 1636, and filed in the Prerogative Court, Canterbury, England, bequeaths "To Margaret Bruce, wife of Francis Nicholls, 50 pounds. Francis Nicholls, Esq., now in the Indies, 150 pounds." The children of Francis and Margaret (Bruce) Nichols were: 1. Edward, born before 1600: held military office under the Royalist regime; he was forced to flee the county under the Commonwealth and never returned; died in Paris. 2. Francis, mentioned below. 3. Bruce, a daughter, married John Frecheville (baron), of Stavely, Derby, and died in 1629. 4. Richard, governor of New York in 1664, returned to England in 1667. 5. William, died young.
  • Pg.89
  • (ACCORDING TO OTHER REFERENCES THIS SGT. FRANCIS NICHOLS IS NOT THE SON OF MARGARET (BRUCE) & FRANCIS NICHOLS)
  • V. Sergeant Francis (2) Nicholls, son of Francis (1) Nicholas, (or Nicholls) Sr., and Margaret Bruce, his wife, was born in England before 1600. He emigrated in 1635, and was among the first settlers of Stratford, Connecticut, where he was living as early as 1639. He had military training, and was a member of the Horse Guards in London prior to his coming to America. In 1639 he was chosen to train and exercise the men of Stratford in military discipline. Francis Nicholls subsequently removed to Westchester County, New York. He was also an extensive land owner in Southold, Long Island, where he married Anna, daughter of Deacon Barnabas Wines. His estate was distributed among his children be his death, in 1650.
  • VI. Caleb Nicholls, son of Sergeant Francis (2) Nicholls, came to Stratford with his father in 1639. About 1650 he married Ann Warde, daughter of Andrew and Esther (Sherman Warde, of Fairfield. .... etc.

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  • Genealogical and Family History of the State of Connecticut ..., Volume 2, Part 2 By William Richard Cutter
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=w-8nAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA1168
  • https://archive.org/details/genealogicalfami002cutt
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalfami002cutt#page/1168/mode/1up
  • (I) .... etc.
  • (III) Antony, son of Thomas Nichols, married Mary Waldron, of Sav, Somerset county. On the monument of his daughter Elizabeth, he is mentioned as living in Paddington, now a part of London. Children : Francis, mentioned below ; Antony, William, Elizabeth.
  • (IV) Francis, son of Antony Nichols, married Margaret, daughter of Sir George Bruce, of Carnock, who was son of Robert Bruce. Edward Bruce, father of Robert, was born 1565, son of Sir Robert Bruce. He was son of Sir David Bruce, born 1497. Sir David Bruce was son of Sir David Bruce, who was son of Sir Robert Bruce, born 1393. Sir Robert Bruce was son of Sir Edward Bruce. His father, Robert Bruce, of Clackmanan, born 1367, was son of King Robert Bruce, who was born 1334. In 1613 the custody of the Great Park at Ampthill in Bedfordshire was granted to Sir George Bruce, Margaret's father, the honor of Ampthill being vested in the Crown. Under this arrangement the Nichols family for many years leased the Great Ampthill Park under the Bruces, and lived at the Great Lodge or Capitol Mansion, as it was called then. It is occupied now by Lady Ampthill, one of the late Queen Victoria's ladies-in-waiting, and it is called by the villagers "The Park House." Francis Nichols is called in the pedigree of 1628, of the Middle Temple, one of the Squires of the Bath. He was buried at Ampthill, about forty miles from London. The will of his wife Margaret was dated April 20, 1651, and William Nichols, dean of Chester, and her "ancient servant," Thomas Green, alias Hodson, were executors, and she left everything to her son Francis. In a will found on file in the prerogative court, Canterbury, England, there is a legacy to Francis and his wife. It is the will of Sir William Craford, Knight of Beckerings Park, Bedfordshire, dated February 24, 1634, and proved May 28, 1636: "To Margaret Bruce, wife of Francis Nicholls, 50 pounds. Francis Nicholls, Esq., now in the Indies. 150 pounds." Children: 1. Edward, born before 1600, held military office in the Royalist cause, and was compelled to flee the country, and never returned : died in Paris. 2. Francis, born before 1600, mentioned below. 3. Bruce, a daughter, married John Frecheville (baron), of Stavely, Derby, died in 1629. 4. Richard, was governor of New York in 1664, and returned to England in 1667. 5. William, died young.
  • (ACCORDING TO OTHER REFERENCES THIS SGT. FRANCIS NICHOLS IS NOT THE SON OF MARGARET (BRUCE) & FRANCIS NICHOLS)
  • (V) Francis (2), son of Francis (1) Nichols, was born in England before 1600. He was the immigrant ancestor, and was among the first seventeen settlers and founders of Stratford, Connecticut, where he was living as early as 1639. He had a military training
  • https://archive.org/stream/genealogicalfami002cutt#page/1169/mode/1up
  • and belonged to the Horse Guards of London, it is believed. He was brother of Colonel Richard Nichols, the first English governor. In 1639 he was chosen by the general court to train and exercise the men of Stratford in military discipline. He owned land in Southold, Long Island. He lived at Stratford but a short time, and finally settled in Westchester county, New York. No mention is made in the records of his wife when he came to Stratford, so he was very likely a widower. He married (second) in 1645, Anna, daughter of Deacon Barnabas Wines, of Southold, Long Island, by whom he had a daughter. He died in 1650. His estate was distributed among his children before his death. His widow married (second) John Elton, a wealthy planter of Southold; (third) Captain John Tooker, of Setauket, Long Island ; (fourth) Colonel John Youngs, son of Rev. John Youngs, the first minister at Southold. Children, born in England : John ; Isaac ; Caleb, mentioned below ; daughter, married Richard Mills. Child by second wife : Anna, married Christopher Youngs Jr., nephew of her step-father.
  • (VI) Caleb, son of Francis (2) Nichols, .... etc.

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Margaret Margery Nichols's Timeline

1577
1577
London, Middlesex, England
1594
1594
Age 17
Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
1598
1598
Age 21
Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
1602
1602
Age 25
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
1602
Age 25
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
1604
1604
Age 27
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1620
September 12, 1620
Age 43
Hertfordshire, England
1624
1624
Age 47
Ampthill, Bedfordshire, England
1652
1652
Age 75
London, Middlesex, England