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Name: Alexander Nicholson

Burial Number: 0159

Gender: Male

Occupation: Watchmaker

Born: 00/00/1832

Died: 30/01/1890

Buried: 03/02/1890


Little is known of Alexander’s early life but he first appears on the 1861 census at 20 London Street, Paddington, London where he is working as a Horology Watchmaker. He has an apprentice working with him.

In 1871 he has moved to 201 High Street St. Pancras London, where he is still a Watchmaker, and has one assistant working with him.

He married Isabella Sommers in 1874 in St. Pancras; there is no record of them having children.

When Alexander retired, the couple moved to 41 Bath Street, Portobello, Midlothian, Scotland.

Isabella must have died around this time as Alexander moved to Worthing in Sussex, and lived at Thorn terrace West Worthing

He died 30th January 1890 and left £100 (£8200 in 2020), administration to the solicitor of the treasury Effects (meaning he died intestate)

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 8 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): spray.lanes.paused

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Alexander Chivas Nicholson is buried under the headstone for Annie and John Ashdown


"Mother" In loving memory of Annie Elizabeth Ashdown died March 16th 1927 "Jesu Mercy" "Peace" John Ashdown died March 9 1961

Further Information


Name: Alexander Chevas Nicholson

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1832

Town: Unknown

County: Aberdeenshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1874

Spouse First Name: Isabella

Spouse Last Name: Sommers

Town of Marriage: St Pancras

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/01/1890

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Thorn Terrace

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £100 s d

Current value of effects: £8200

Census Information


20 London Street, Paddington London

Alexander C Nicolson (Head) age 28, Alfred Merkins (Apprentice) age 15, plus 1 housekeeper


201 High Street, St. Pancras, London

Alexander Nicolson (Head) age 39, James Lewis (assistant) age 24,


41 Bath street, Portobello, Midlothian Scotland

Alexander C Nicolson (Head) age 49, Isabella Nicolson (Wife) age 49

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.