Captain Murdoch Nicholson
(-Abt 1839)


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Catherine McIver

Captain Murdoch Nicholson

  • Marriage: Catherine McIver
  • Died: Abt 1839 1

bullet  General Notes:

Shown in Register of Rev. Hugh MacKensie as married to Catherine McIver. Five children's births are recorded therein: Margaret, Murdoch, Catherine, Isabella, Christina.
Register of Rev. Hugh MacKensie reads:
Murdoch Nicholson and Catherine McIver, Gulfshore, had a son 9th March 1835 - Murdoch. (Recorded in Register April 12, 1835)

1871 Census shows Catherine as a widow with Murdoch, Isabella and John at home.

Ages of children in census at variance with Rev. MacKensie's Register:
Isabella in Register = 32, in 1871 Census =26 (If 26 was correct, she would not be in Rev. MacKensie's Register as it covered only the period 1832-1844)
Murdoch in Register = 36, in 1871 Census=35

Probate/will of Captain Nicholson found in the Nova Scotia Archives, Microfile reel 19290. Catherine signed the document with an "X".

Catherine's headstone in the same cemetery refers to husband as: Capt. Murdoch Nicholson.
Unverified information below:
Original owner of "The Stone House", Gulf Shore, Cumberland County Nova
Scotia. Last owners were "The Estate of Douglas Thompson" of NYC. Last known
contact for taxes was Stephen G. Thompson, 101 Norton Avenue, South Easton
Mass, 02375
Recent owner is Roland C. Crooks, Gulf Shore Road, Pugwash NS (902) 243-2285


Murdoch married Catherine McIver, daughter of Angus McIver and Christy Anne Mac Leod. (Catherine McIver was born about 1802 in Lewis Island, Scotland, died on 12 May 1876 2 and was buried in Fox Harbour Cemetery, NS.)



1 Probated Will, Nova Scotia Archives.

2 Cemetery headstone.

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