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Female 1829 - 1891  (61 years)


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  • Name Sophia Richardson  [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 6 Sep 1829  Wareham, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    AFN 25R5-W4 
    Residence 1841  Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1861  Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Girth Web Shiner 
    Occupation 1871  Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Linen Web Weaver 
    Residence 1881  Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 21 Aug 1886  Liverpool, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elder David Kunz Company on the steamship Wyoming 
    Immigration 31 Aug 1886  New York City, New York Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Elder David Kunz Company on the steamship Wyoming 
    Died 13 Aug 1891  Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 18 Aug 1891  Riverton City Cemetery, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I525  default
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2016 

    Father Thomas Richardson,   b. Abt 1810, of Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 1841 to 1851, Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Mother Jane Forrester,   c. 26 Apr 1812, St. Mary Church, Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Jul 1832  Parish Church, Great Canford, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F270  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edward Nichols,   b. 25 Oct 1824, North Perrott, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1878, Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 6 May 1855  Chard, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: Marriage not found among Crewkerne Parish Church records
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Mary Jane Nichols,   b. 9 Nov 1856, Bridport, Dorset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1936  (Age 79 years)
     2. Merina Nichols,   b. 4 Nov 1859, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1860  (Age 0 years)
     3. Jane Nichols,   b. 3 Feb 1861, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1862, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     4. Rosa Nichols,   b. 20 May 1863, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Sep 1944, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +5. Sophia Nichols,   b. 20 Feb 1865, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1949, Riverton, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Thomas Nichols,   b. 6 Jun 1867, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1954, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. George Nichols,   b. 10 Apr 1869, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +8. Mark Sylvester Nichols,   b. 18 Mar 1871, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1957, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +9. Marina Nichols,   b. 17 Mar 1873, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1961  (Age 88 years)
     10. Charles Job Nichols,   b. 12 Jun 1875, Crewkerne, Somerset Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1955  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2010 
    Family ID F18  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Illustration
    Illustration
    Illustration believed to be that of Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols; Original in possession of Chad G. Nichols
    Wyoming [1870-1893]
    Wyoming [1870-1893]
    Photo of the Wyoming that carried various family members to the United States. Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols and her son, Mark Sylvester Nichols, from Liverpool to New York City in 1886. She was built in 1870 by Palmer Bros & Co, Jarrow-on-Tyne for the Guion Line. She was a 3,238 gross ton ship, 366.2 feet (length) x 43.2 feet (beam), straight stem, one funnel, two masts (rigged for sail), iron construction, single screw and a speed of 11 knots. There was accommodation for 76 first, 100 intermediate, and 800 third class passengers. She sailed from Liverpool on her maiden voyage to Queenstown and New York on 25 Nov 1870. In 1874 or earlier she was rebuilt to 3,729 tons and on 19 Nov 1893 commenced her last Liverpool - New York crossing. She was scrapped in 1893 [North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2,p.709]. The Wyoming made 38 voyages with Mormon passengers; Photo scanned by Chad G. Nichols.
    St. Bartholomew Church
    St. Bartholomew Church
    Photo of St. Bartholomew's Church at Crewkerne, Somerset. Photo avaialble online at the parish church website. This church played a vital role in the Edward Nichols and Sophia RICHARDSON family

    Documents
    1861 British Census
    1861 British Census
    1861 British Census - Edward Nichols family: Edward Nichols, Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols, and children: Edward M, Elizabeth Mary Jane, & Jane
    Wyoming Passenger List [31 Aug 1886]
    Wyoming Passenger List [31 Aug 1886]
    New York Passenger Arrival List onboard the Wyoming from Liverpool & Queenstown, Master L Rigby, arriving New York City 31 Aug 1886; Passengers were Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols and son, Mark Sylvester Nichols Sr. Recorded as 'Sophia Nicholls' and 'Mark Nicholls.' Sophia was listed on the 10th page of the manifest (002609.jpg) while Mark was listed on the 11th page (003977.jpg). A complete passenger manifest has been compiled as 002609.pdf. Research by Chad G. Nichols
    1871 British Census
    1871 British Census
    1871 British Census - Edward Nichols family: Edward Nichols, Sophia RICHARD Nichols, and children: Elizabeth Mary Jane, Rosa, Sophia, Thomas, George, & Mark Sylvester
    1881 British Census
    1881 British Census
    1881 British Census - Sophia Nichols family: Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols and children: Rosa, Sophia, Thomas, George, Mark Sylvester, Merina, & Charles Job
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census - Thos Richardson family
    LDS Baptism & Confirmation Records, p 1 [1869 to 1871]
    LDS Baptism & Confirmation Records, p 1 [1869 to 1871]
    LDS baptism and confirmation records [page 1] of Edward Nichols (#116), Charles Nicholls (#122), Ellen Nicholls (#124), Edward Nichols (#125), Sophia Nichols (#130), Ann Nichols (#131), Walter Nichols (#135), Matilda Nichols (#136), and Annie Nichols (#137) from 1869 to 1879. Research by Chad G. Nichols. WARNING: This is a large download!
    LDS Baptism & Confirmation Records, p 2 [1869 to 1879]
    LDS Baptism & Confirmation Records, p 2 [1869 to 1879]
    LDS baptism and confirmation records [page 2] of Edward Nichols (#116), Charles Nicholls (#122), Ellen Nicholls (#124), Edward Nichols (#125), Sophia Nichols (#130), Ann Nichols (#131), Walter Nichols (#135), Matilda Nichols (#136), and Annie Nichols (#137) from 1869 to 1879. Research by Chad G. Nichols. WARNING: This is a large download!

    Headstones
    Headstone
    Headstone
    Headstone of Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols at Riverton City Cemetery

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: According to Endowment records and headstone, Sophia was born in 1829, but census records show 1832 as correct. She was 8 yrs old in the 1841 census. Submitted by Thomas L. Torkelsen, 12380 S 1700 W, Riverton, UT 84065. Conference Register [record 75], shows that Sophia emigrated to the United States 21 Aug 1886.

      BIRTH: Myrtle Kump Nichols records indicate b. 6 Sep 1829 in Warem (sp?), Somerset, England.

      PARENT: Myrtle Kump Nichols records indicate father as either Thomas or James Richardson.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      Illustration - 000134
      1841 British Census - 003203
      1861 British Census - 002606
      1871 British Census - 002607
      LDS Baptism & Confirmation Record [1871] - 004102
      1881 British Census - 002608
      Wyoming Passenger List - 002609
      Grave Marker - 000318

    2. [S518] Record of Members, 1848-1879, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1953 [FHL BRITISH 0086993 Item 4]) (Reliability: 3).
      LDS BAPTISMS:
      Alternative bap 22 Jan 1850 (IGI)
      Crewkerne Branch #130: bap 27 Jul 1872 by William Rowsell, conf by Wm Rowsell
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)

    3. [S57] 1841 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1841 Census for England was taken on the night of 6 June 1841) (Reliability: 3).
      Bridport, Dorset - Thos Richardson family:
      --Thos, age 40, Carpenter, b. in the county
      --Jane, age 30, b. in the county
      --Mark, age ?, Farmer, b. in the county
      --George, age ?, b. in the county
      --Sophia, age 8, b. in the county
      --Mary, age 6, b. in the county
      --Thomas, age 3, b. in the county
      --Esther, age ?, b. in the county

    4. [S519] 1861 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1861 Census for England was taken on the night of 7 April 1861) (Reliability: 3).
      20 Parsonage Barn St, Crewkerne, Somerset, England:
      --Edward Nichols, age 36, Girth Web Weaver, birthplace North Perrott, Somerset
      --Sophia, age 27, Girth Web Shiner, birthplace Bridport, Dorset
      --Edward M, age 8, Scholar, birthplace North Perrott, Somerset
      --Eliza M J, age 5, Scholar, birthplace North Perrott, Somerset
      --Jane, age 2 mo, birthplace North Perrott, Somerset

    5. [S530] 1871 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1871. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1871 census for England was taken on the night of 2 April 1871) (Reliability: 3).
      42 South St, Crewkerne, Somerset, England:
      *Edward Nicholls, age 46, Linen Web Weaver, birthplace North Perrott, Somerset
      *Sophia, age 38, Linen Web Weaver, birthplace Bridport, Dorset
      *Elizabeth M J, age 14, A Cutler in Factory, birthplace Bridport, Dorset
      *Rosa, age 7, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      *Sophia, age 6, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      *Thomas, age 3, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      *George, age 2, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      *Mark, age 1 mo, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset
      [Research by Chad G. Nichols]

    6. [S537] 1881 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com & The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. 1881 British Isles Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1881. Images Crown copyright. Images reproduced by courtesy of The National Archives, London, England. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. The 1881 British Isles Census was taken on the night of 3 April 1881) (Reliability: 3).
      24 Rope Walks, Bridport, Dorset, England: Sophia Nichols, Widow, age 49, birthplace Bridport, Dorset; Rose, age 18, Flax Mill Hand, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Sophia, age 16, Domestic Servant, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Meriana, age 7, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Tom, age 15, Flax Mill Hand, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; George, age 11, Flax Mill Hand, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Mark, age 10, Flax Mill Hand, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset; Charles, age 5, Scholar, birthplace Crewkerne, Somerset

    7. [S283] Mormon Immigration Index , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department., (Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000 [CD-ROM]) (Reliability: 3).
      DEPARTURE. -- The fourth company of this season's emigration left Liverpool per S.S. Wyoming, on Saturday the 21st instant. It consisted of 301 souls, of whom 145 were Scandinavians, 53 Swiss and German, 87 British, and 16 returning elders of all these nationalities. Just previous to starting, services were held on board under the direction of President Wells, when an organization was effected with David Kunz president, and Thomas Sleight and Nephi W. Anderson counselors. We learn by letter from the presidency of the company that they arrived at Queenstown the next morning, all in good health and spirits.

      Sat. 21. [Aug. 1886] -- The steamship Wyoming sailed from Liverpool, England, with 301 emigrating Saints on board, in charge of David Kunz. The company arrived in New York on the 31st. Forty-five of the emigrants were detained there by Commissioner Stephenson on pretended charges of pauperism. Finally all were permitted to continue their journey, except a woman and three children, who were sent back to England. The remainder of the company arrived in Salt Lake City Sept. 7th.

      . . . A number of Saints (131 souls) emigrating to Zion sailed from Copenhagen, Aug. 12, 1886, per steamship 'Bravo' in charge of five returning elders, namely, August K. Anderson, Anders Gustaf Sandberg, Peter M. Anderson, Christian Nielsen and Nephi Anderson. After a safe voyage across the North Sea, the emigrants arrived in Hull, England, Sunday Aug. 15, and thence traveled by rail to Liverpool, where they joined with other emigrants and returning missionaries from the British Isles. At Liverpool they went on board the steamship 'Wyoming,' which sailed from that port on Saturday, Aug. 21, in charge of Elder David Kunz, a returning elder from the Swiss and German Mission. After a pleasant voyage, the company arrived in New York on the 31st. Forty-five of the emigrants were detained there by Commissioner Stephenson of pretended charges of pauperism, but finally all were permitted to continue their journey, except a woman and three children who were sent back to England. The rest of the company left New York Sept. 21, 1886, and traveled over the Baltimore and Ohio and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads to Utah, arriving safe and well in Salt Lake City, Sept. 27, 1886. A small company of Saints, 13 in number, emigrating to Utah, sailed from Christiania, Norway, Aug. 13, 1886, per steamship for England, where they arrived in safety and were united for the journey across the Atlantic with the company of Scandinavian Saints which left Copenhagen, Denmark, August 12th. . . .
      Wyoming, departed Liverpool 21 Aug 1886, 301 LDS immigrants, Church Leader David Kunz, arrived 31 Aug 1886 at New York City; Mark is not listed as a passenger on this voyage, although his mother is listed "Sophia Nicholls, age 65." Sources: Customs #1050 (FHL #1,027,366); Deseret News, 35:33 (Sep. 8, 1886) pp. 537; MS, 48:35 (Aug. 30, 1886), p. 554; MS, 48:38 (Sep. 20, 1886), pp. 601-03; Diary of Thomas Sleight ; ;

    8. [S276] Passenger Manifest (Reliability: 3).
      Ship Wyoming, Master Charles L Rigby, from Liverpool/Queenstown, arrived New York City, New York Co, New York - The Sophia RICHARDSON Nichols family:
      --Passenger 450, Sophia Nicholls, age 54, Wife, Compartment Occupied Main, Pieces of Baggage 2
      --Passenger 451, Mark Nicholls, age 16, Lab(?), Compartment Occupied Fore, Pieces of Baggage 1

    9. [S193] International Genealogical Index (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1980, 2002, 2006) (Reliability: 3).
      b. 6 Sep 1829 Wareham, Dorset, England

    10. [S633] Bishop's Transcripts for Great Canford, 1813-1879, Church of England. Parish Church of Great Canford (Dorsetshire), (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1986 [FHL 1279488 Items 9-12]; Microfilm of original at Wiltshire County Record Office, Trowbridge) (Reliability: 3).
      Thomas Richardson md Jane Forrester 9 Jul 1832
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)