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Christopher NICHOLSON (1685-1722) m. Mary POOL (1683-1759)
s/o Christopher NICHOLSON (1638-1688) and Ann ATWOOD (1660-1743)
d/o Solomon POOL (1650-1687) and Margaret WHITE (1657-1693)
p/o Thomas NICHOLSON (1715-1780)


1638 Christopher NICHOLSON’s father Christopher: Married (1): 11d 2m 1662 in Lynn MA to Hannah Rednap, dau of Joseph Rednap. It is not known when they went to NC, but were there when she d. Perquimans Co NC 2 Dec 1678. They attended the Society of Friends Monthly Meetings there. Married (2): to Ann Atwood, dau of Thomas Atwood, at the house of Francis Toms on 2-11-1680. Theirs was the first marriage entry in the minutes of Perquimans MM. Ann was b. abt 1659 in England. Christopher d. 10d 9m 1688 and on 26 Jun 1690, Richard Dorman and Ann Nicholson, "ye releck of Christopher" were married. She d. 11d 9m 1743/4. Christopher and Hannah Rednap had seven children, and he and Ann had six. We decend through his child with wife Ann and dau Sarah. [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I, Perquimans MM, p.64: marriage (2) in 1680 at Albemarle (doc)]

15 Oct 1683 Mary POOL born at Pasquotank, North Carolina [her parents were married 24 Apr 1679 at Pasquotank MM, NC] [
Some Colonial and Revolutionary Families of North Carolina, Volume I; Marilu Burch Smallwood; Volume I Published by the Author, 1964] [Solomon POOL: Quaker records. Married Margaret WHITE 1679. Lists: Richard POOL (1681); Ane POOL (1682); Mary POOL (1683); Solomon POOL (1687). Note: Made (?) (Maybe?) he son of Richard POOL, Middlesex, England] [Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I, Pasquotank MM, p.114: (doc)]

2 Nov 1685 Christopher NICHOLSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina (one source says 2 Oct 1685) [Quaker Birth Records for Perquimans MM (2doc)]

8 Jan 1707 Christopher NICHOLSON and Mary POOL listed for marriage intention at Pasquotank/Symons Creek MM (doc)

7 Oct 1707 Christopher NICHOLSON listed in
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I Supplement, for Perquimans MM, p.5 as “gc for clearness” (doc) [granted certificate]

8 Nov 1707 Christopher NICHOLSON and Mary POOL listed for “liberated to marry” at Perquimans MM [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I, Pasquotank MM, p.154: (doc)]

13 Nov 1707 Christopher NICHOLSON and Mary POOL listed for marriage intention at Pasquotank/Symons Creek MM (2doc)

22 Nov 1707 Christopher NICHOLSON and Mary POOL married at Perquimans, North Carolina [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I, Pasquotank MM, p.108: (2doc)] [Quaker Marriage Records for Symons Creek MM say 22 Jan 1707 (doc)]

1708 dau Deborah Anne NICHOLSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; died 4 Mar 1780 at Perquimans, North Carolina; married (1) Josiah BOGUE on 1 Nov 1732 at Perquimans, North Carolina; (2) Benjamin HEATN in 1756

1708 dau Margaret NICHOLSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; died 1732 at Perquimans, North Carolina; married William BOSWELL

1710 dau Miriam NICHOLSON born at Pasquotank, North Carolina; died 21 Jul 1755 at Pasquotank, North Carolina; married Thomas OVERMAN on 4 Nov 1726 at Pasquotank, NC

1713 Quaker Graveyard & Little River Meeting House: THE SIGN READS: "The Meeting up Little River in Perquimans began in 1713 in the house of Christopher and Mary Nicholson, descendants of Nicholson's persecuted in Massachusetts in the 1600s. In 1744 the property was conveyed to Quaker trustees. John Woolman, antislavery leader from New Jersey, labored to a crowd in 1757. The Meeting nurtured Thomas Nicholson, minister and antislavery advocate, in the 1700s. NC Yearly Meeting convened here for nine sessions between 1786-1812. Social problems and migrations to lands West were largely responsible for the sale of the meetinghouse lot in 1856."

15 Oct 1713 Christopher NICHOLSON listed at Symons Creek MM as misc event (doc)

1 Jun 1715 son Thomas NICHOLSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; died 4 Mar 1780 at Perquimans, North Carolina; married (1) Mary Jane HILL on 7 Feb 1732 at Perquimans, North Carolina; (2) Sarah SMITH on 24 Jan 1773

7 Mar 1717 Christopher NICHOLSON listed at Piney Woods MM as misc event (doc)

1 Nov 1717 dau Mary NICHOLSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; died 10 Aug 1751 at Perquimans, North Carolina; married Joseph ROBINSON on 4 Sep 1734

19 Feb 1718 Christopher NICHOLSON listed at Symons Creek MM as misc event (doc)

20 Feb 1719 dau Ann NICHOLSON born at Perquimans, North Carolina; died 1807 at Perquimans, North Carolina; married Charles OVERMAN

23 Mar 1723 Christopher NICHOLSON died at Perquimans, North Carolina [July 23, 1723 in WILL PERQ 1723 BOOK 22 PG 53 RALEIGH, NC (doc); lists wife and 6 children: Samuel, Ann, Thomas, Sabora, Mariam, Mary] [NC Wills, Vol 22-24, Mos-Pop (doc)] [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I, Pasquotank MM, p.108: (doc)] [Quaker Meeting Record for Symons Creek MM (doc)]

17 May 1723 Will Abstract: July 23, 1723. Son: THOMAS ("my plantation"). Daughters: MARIAM, DABORA, MARY and ANN NICKOLSON. Wife and Executrix: MARY. Executor: SAMUEL NICKOLSON (brother). Witnesses: JEAMES NEWBY, SOLOMON POOL, RICHARD POOL. Clerk of the Court: RICHARD LEARY. (Source: Abstracts of North Carolina Wills, By: J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, 1910, Page 266) [Complete Will (doc)]

22 Nov 1725 Mary POOL married (2) William BUNDY at Perquimans, North Carolina (one source says 7 Aug 1723) [Quaker Marriage Records for Perquimans/Piney Woods say 5 Feb 1724 (doc)] [2
nd Quaker Marriage Record for Perquimans/Piney Woods say 2 Sep 1729 (doc)

7 Jan 1751 Mary POOL listed as BUNDY at Pasquotank MM [
Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Vol. I, Pasquotank MM, p.132: (doc) shows leave to marry William LOW]

6 Apr 1751 Mary POOL married (3) William LOW at Pasquotank, North Carolina [Quaker Marriage Records for Symons Creek MM say 6 Jun 1751 (doc)]

1759 Mary POOL died at Perquimans, North Carolina [some sources say Pasquotank, North Carolina]