Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Malcolm Sydney NICOLSON (1865-1941)

and Emma Jane ELPHICK (1871-1938)


Malcolm Sydney Nicolson and Emma Jane Elphick married in the third quarter of 1894 in the Greenwich registration district.  (They were not my direct ancestors.  Their youngest son married my dad's elder sister.)

Malcolm Sydney Nicolson was born about 1865 in Hounslow, Middlesex.  His birth may have been registered as Malcolm Patrick Nicolson (this was how his name was recorded on his son's marriage certificate) in the second quarter of 1865 in the Brentford, Middlesex registration district.  He died on 7 May 1941 in Welling, Kent was buried with his wife on 12 May 1941 in Greenwich.  Malcolm was a butcher.  (I have a small photograph of Malcolm, which I will eventually scan in and include on this page.  I also have a copy of his will.)

Emma Jane Elphick was born in the first quarter of 1871 in Greenwich, London.  She died on 9 January 1938 in Greenwich.

When the 1911 census was recorded the family were living at 32 Park Street, East Greenwich.  Malcolm Sydney was a 43 year old butcher journeyman and Emma Jane was 40.  He gave his place of birth as Hounslow and she as Greenwich.  They had been married 17 years and had had 4 children who were all still alive.  Also with the family was 65 year old widow and mother Emma Elphick who had been born in Greenwich and 24 year old unmarried boarder Arthur Hiscott.  Their 4 children were at home on census night (Winifred Emma, Malcolm George, Dorothy Ivy and Stephen Patrick) and they were all born in Greenwich.


Malcolm Sydney Nicolson and Emma Jane Elphick had 4 known children:

  1. Winifred Emma Nicolson was born in the third quarter of 1897 in Greenwich.  She was 13 years old in 1911 and at school.

    Winifred may have married Arthur Thomas in the third quarter of 1921 in the Greenwich registration district.

  2. Malcolm George Nicolson was born in the third quarter of 1898 in Greenwich.  He was known as Son.  He was 12 years old in 1911 and at school.

  3. Dorothy Ivy Nicolson was born on 27 October 1902 in Greenwich.  She was 8 years old in 1911 and at school.

    Dorothy married Reginald P. Garrett in the fourth quarter of 1924 in the Greenwich registration district.

  4. Stephen Patrick Nicolson was born on 31 August 1908 in Greenwich.  He was 2 years old in 1911.  He died suddenly on 12 October 1977 at his home, 87 Southwick Street, Southwick and was buried in the Downsway cemetery in Southwick.  His cause of death was Myocardial infarction, Coronary artery occlusion and Atherosclerosis.  He was known as Steve.

    He married twice, firstly to Eileen Caroline Harriett Barnard on 31 August 1932 and then to my dad's sister, Ivy Willard on 22 September 1951 in Hove, Sussex.  His first marriage ended in divorce and there were no children from either marriage.



This page was updated on 20 May 2012