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Thomas Nicholson (1784-1861)

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Thomas Nicholson (c1784-1861), railway contractor

1841 Married(2) at Longden Dale, Cheshire, to Margaret Hopkins

Contractor on the eastern part of the Woodhead Tunnel 1

1861 Living at Back Lane, Sedbergh: Thomas Nicholson (age 77 born Ripon), Railway Superintendent. With his wife Margaret Nicholson (age 42 born Abington, Wilts.) and their two children George Nicholson (age 14 born Woodhead, Cheshire) and Lucy Nicholson (age 12 born Marsden, Yks.).[1]

1861 May 9th. Died. 'On the 9th inst., at Sedbergh, from injuries received with being run over by a railway waggon on the 1st inst., near Ingleton, Mr. Thomas Nicholson, inspector of masonry on that line, aged 78 years. Much and deservedly respected by all who knew him.'[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. Westmorland Gazette - Saturday 11 May 1861