Parents
 
Robert Nicholson
?
? - 1740 ? - ?
     
Parents
 
Marie Walton
1638 - 1717
1644 - 1676
HUSBAND
860 Robert Nicholson, Jr.
b. 1676
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
d. 1750; Probate 21 Jan 1751
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
WIFE

Martha Bartlett

b. About 1678
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
d. 1736
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Relationship Events:
10 Oct 1700 Marriage Robert Nicholson, Jr. to Martha Bartlett
     
CHILDREN OF ROBERT NICHOLSON AND MARTHA BARTLETT:
  Robert Nicholson bp.10 Aug 1712 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA; probate 9 Jun 1740
m.
Emma Peach 16 Feb 1737 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Jonah, Abigail Nicholson
Ancestor Leaf 745 John Nicholson bp.10 Aug 1712 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
m.
Mary (Marey) Peach 17 Oct 1728 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Eight Children: John (1), Mary, Thomas, William, Martha, Emma, Robert, and John Nicholson
Martha Nicholson bp.10 Aug 1712 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA

m.
William Dodd 7 Oct 1728 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Five Children: William (1), Nathaniel, Thomas (1), Thomas (2), and William (2)
  Mary Nicholson bp.10 Aug 1712 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
m.
Thomas Brown 4 Jun 1724 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Seven Children: Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth (1), Robert, Benjamin, John, and Elizabeth (2)
  Benjamin Nicholson bp. 27 Nov 1715 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
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  Nathaniel Nicholson bp. 9 Mar 1717 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
 
  Abigail Nicholson bp. 26 Nov 1721 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
m.
Joseph Davis 12 May 1742 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts
Six Children: Hannah, William, John, Joseph, Joseph, and Hannah Davis
  Josiah Nicholson bp. 26 Jan 1723 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
m.
Abigail Merry 3 Dec 1747 in Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Seven Children: Abigail, Martha (1), Martha (2), Abigail, Josiah (1), Josiah (2), and Martha (3) Nicholson
What We Know

 

I've put together this family group based on records that are a bit sketchy. Many Maine inhabitants moved into the Marblehead area to escape from the attacks of the Indians at about this time, In fact, it's possible that this Robert is the son of Robert Nichols and Winifred Bonython, the granddaughter of our ancestor Richard Bonython. Robert and Winifred were married in Falmouth. Maine in July of 1673. Both of his parents were killed by Indians in 1675, and their son Robert was known to be in Marblehead at the time of their deaths. The Nicholson family spelled their name in a variety of ways (notably "Nichols" and variations of "Nicholson, which makes record location something of a challenge.

 

 

Both the Nicholsons and the Bartletts were in the Marblehead area in the 17th century. Robert's son Robert died about 1740. He died intestate, and his wife Emma was named administratrix.

Robert's will was probated in January of 1751. At the time of his death, his surviving children named in his will were sons John (our ancestor), Josiah, and daughters Martha, Mary, and Abigail.

Martha's name was given to generations of her female descendants down to Martha Catherine Henderson, daughter of Martha M. Harris.

 

Vital Records

Marriage Record for Robert Nicholson Jr. and Martha Bartlett

 

Baptism Records for Their children:

 

The Marriage Records for Their Children:

 

Only the death records for Robert and his wife could be found:

 

Probate Records for Two Robert Nicholson, Jr.'s

Will of Robert Nicholson

 

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