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Name: Caroline Nichols

Burial Number: 0082

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess

Born: 00/00/1821

Died: 1/07/1883

Buried: 04/07/1883


Caroline Elizabeth Nichols was born in 1821, she was baptised on 22nd November 1822 at All Saints, Edmonton, Enfield, together with her brother, John Dorsett. She was the daughter of William Nichols, a coal merchant, and Mary Nichols. Caroline had 3 other siblings, George b.1818, Amelia b.1826, and Henry Zachery b.1829.

By 1851 Caroline and Amelia were both working as governesses, George was running the coal business and Henry was a mariner; they lived together at 7, St. Michael’s Terrace, Hanover Square.

Caroline doesn’t appear on another census until 1881, when she has retired as a governess and is living in Clewer, near Windsor, Berkshire, at St. Andrew’s Cottages; these properties were alms-houses for elderly ladies, run by an Anglican religious community for women.

Caroline died on 1st July 1883, aged 62yrs, at an unknown address in Heene, Worthing, she was buried at Heene cemetery on 4th July 1883. Probate was granted to Francis Mount Durnford, solicitor, acting for her brother, Henry Zachery Nichols, now residing in New Zealand.

Effects, £136 10s 3d. Value 2022 – £17,600.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): rapid.handed.sweep

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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"Looking for Jesus" In loving memory of Caroline Elizabeth Nichols fell asleep July 12 1883 aged 62 years.

Further Information


Name: Caroline Elizabeth Nichols

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1821

Town: Enfield

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 1/07/1883

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 3: Heene

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £136 10 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £17600

Census Information


Living at 7, St. Michael’s Terrace, St. George, Hanover Square, Middlesex. George A. Nichols, Hd. 33yrs, Coal Merchant, brother, Henry Zachery, 22yrs, Mariner, and sisters, Caroline E. 30yrs. and Amelia, 25yrs, both Governesses.


Living at 7, St. Andrew’s Cottages, Clewer, Berkshire. Caroline Elizabeth Nichols, Hd. 60yrs, Late Governess.

Miscellaneous Information

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