1841 Census

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
NICHOLSON Elizabeth 30 Independent Yks
NICHOLSON William 7 Yks

Ann and William are children of Christopher Nicholson and Elizabeth, nee Batty. Ann was baptized in Redmire 11 March 1832, and William 9 February 1834.

Two more children of Christopher and Elizabeth are living nearby with their uncle at the Swan:

Name Age Occupation Birthplace
BATTY John 65 Farmer Yks
BATTY Elizabeth 65 Yks
BATTY John 30 Yks

John was baptized in Redmire 6 March 1825, and Mary 21 September 1828.

1851 Census

By 1851, only John Nicholson is left in the village:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
BATTY John Head 41 Leadminer Redmire
BATTY Mary Wife 36 Raydale
BATTY Isabella Daughter 8 Redmire
BATTY Alice Daughter 7 Redmire
BATTY Elizabeth Daughter 4 Redmire
BATTY John Son 2 Redmire
BATTY James Son 1 Redmire
NICHOLSON John Nephew, Unmarried 26 Leadminer Redmire

1861 Census

John is still the only Nicholson in 1861, still working in the lead mines:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
BATTY John Head 51 Leadminer Redmire
BATTY Elizabeth Daughter 14 Redmire
BATTY John Son 12 Scholar Redmire
BATTY James Son 11 Scholar Redmire
BATTY William Son 9 Scholar Redmire
BATTY George Son 7 Scholar Redmire
BATTY Mary Daughter 5 Scholar Redmire
BATTY Emma Daughter 4 Redmire
BATTY Fredrick Son 1 Redmire
NICHOLSON John Boarder, Unmarried 37 Leadminer Redmire

1881 Census

A new Nicholson family is at High Road in 1881, recently moved to Redmire from Penrith:

Name Relationship Age Occupation Birthplace
NICHOLSON Isaac Head, Married 32 Horse Dealer Bainbridge
NICHOLSON Jane Wife, Married 27 Licenced Hawker Hemsiby, CUL
NICHOLSON Wm. Son 6 Penrith, CUL
NICHOLSON Mary Daughter 4 Penrith, CUL
NICHOLSON Margaret Daughter 4m Penrith, CUL

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