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William May Nicol, II
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1775
Whitburn
West Lothian, Scotland
Death: Oct. 28, 1850
Hammond
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA

William May Nicol II was second oldest child of the children born to William May Nicol I and Isabell Mitchell. He was born in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland. His father, William May Nicol I, died in Scotland.

On June 5, 1798 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland William II married Agness Brounlie (Scottish spelling) Bronlee (English spelling), daughter of Robert Brounlie (1744-1828) and Janet (Jannett) Walker (b. 1749) born May 23, 1772 in Carluke, Lanarks, Scotland.

They had all of their children in Scotland, except the youngest, Jeannette, who was born aboard the Norris ship May, 1819. The passage across the ocean was more tedious at that time than now, as it took the Norris ( a sailing vessel) 3 weeks to cross. When they landed on the banks of Newfoundland on May 12, 1819 everything was covered in ice and the sailors had hard work to keep themselves warm. The trip up the St. Lawrence was made in Durham boats*. All were married and died in the USA except the oldest, Jennett Nicol who died in Scotland and only lived about a month.

The William May Nicol II family was the first generation to emigrate to the United States. They settled in Hammond, St. Lawrence County, NY, the last holdout of British soldiers after the American Revolutionary War. The British soldiers did not realize the war was over.

They had 11 children before they left Scotland and settled in Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York. After William, a farmer, died (Oct, 28. 1884 in Hammond, NY, Agnes lived out her the rest of her life with her son, Robert Nicol, and his family also from Hammond, NY.

Eleven Children:
1. Jennett Nicol 20 days b. Sept. 30, 1799, in Gillhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. October 20, 1799, in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

2. Isabel Nicol 51 yrs. b. September 1, 1801, in Gillhead, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland d. September 27, 1852, of mountain fever near Echo Canyon, Summet, Utah. Mormon convert. Spouses: (1) Simeon McIntier (1795-1871) and (2) William Austin (1800-1887).

3. William May Nicol III 82 yrs.(twin) b. May 22, 1803, in Hill of Gillhead Mill, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Christened June 19, 1803 in Carluke. m. Ap. 29, 1825 in Hammond, NY d. October 24, 1885, in Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa. Buried in Stacyville Cemetery. Spouse: Margaret (Peggy) Pollock (1808-1897) . (my 3rd Gt. Grandfather) Six children.

4. Agness Nancy Nicol 51 yrs (twin) b. May 22, 1803, in Gillhead Mill, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Christened Jun 19, 1803, in Gillhead, Carluke. m. Jan 1, 1822 in Hammond, NY to William Austin. d. January 14, 1887, in North Trenton, Cache, Utah. Mormon convert. Spouse: William Austin. (no children)

5. Robert Nicol 76 yrs b. January 14, 1805, in Gillhead Mill, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Christened Jun 26, 1809 d. November 29, 1881, in Hammond, New York. Age 76 years, 10 months, 16 days. Buried in the Fairview Cemetery with his mother,Agnes.

6. Andrew Nicol, 78 yrs. b. 17 April 1807, Gillhead Miel, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was christened 21 April 1807, Carluke. Married firstly to Sarah Van Alstine, born 1818, died 1842. Married secondly circa 1842 to Catherine (Katrina) Rarick, born 1820, died 1902. Andrew died 13 June 1885, in Hammond, St Lawrence, NY and was buried 13 June 1885, in Rarick Cemetery, Hammond, NY

7. James Nicol, 16 yrs. b. 14 June 1809, Gillhead Miel, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was christened 26 June 1809, in Carluke. He died 1825, in St Lawrence County, NY. Perhaps he drown as the Hammond history records show a Nicol boy that accidentally drown.

8. David Mitchell Nicol,Sr. born 10 May 1811, in Gillhead Miel, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was christened 12 May 1811, in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Married firstly circa 1837 to Nancy Morris, born 1813, died 1852. Married secondly circa 1853 to Mary Wilbur, born 1827.

9.Catherine Nicol, 61 yrs. born Oct. 30, 1813, Gillhead Miel, Lanarkshire, Scotland and was christened on 27 April 1813, Carluke. Married on 4 February 1848, in Hammond, St Lawrence, New York to Alexander Gregor, born 1815, died 1890. Catherine died 21 May 1874, in Hammond and was buried May 1874, in Hammond.

10. John Nicol, 66 yrs. was born 27 February 1815, Gillhead Miel, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He was christened 7 April 1816, in Carluke. Married Sophia Potter. John died 2 November 1881, at Brier Hill, NY. John was the executor of his father's estate.

11. Jennetta "Jessie" Nicol 77 yrs. born 12 May 1819 aboard the ship coming to the St. Lawrence Co. NY from Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Died in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Married James R. Ross. Seven children.


Sources: Family information, old letters, Carluke Parish Register,
> FHL film #102892; TIB (Temple Records Index Bureau);
> Cambusnethan Parish Registers, FHL film #102891;
> Shotts Parish Registers, FHL film #028965;
> Logan Temple Records
> Carluke Vol. 1. Births, Baptisms 1690-1819;
> Carnwath Parish Registers 1709-1819, FHL film #102895;
> Marriage date for William Nicol & Agnes Bronlee is
> also given in the IGI as 30 Sep 1798, Shotts,
> Lanarks, Scotland.
Historical family bible and original pictures from my grandmother, Grace Nicolas Rowe, whose grandmother was Violet Catherine Nicol, dau. of William May Nicol III.

 
 
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 Parents:
  William May Nicol (1755 - 1835)
  Agness E. Bronlee Nicol (1772 - 1855)
 
 Spouse:
  Agness E. Bronlee Nicol (1772 - 1855)
 
 Children:
  Isabella Nicol Austin (1801 - 1852)*
  William May Nicol (1803 - 1885)*
  Robert Nicol (1805 - 1881)*
  Andrew Nicol (1807 - 1885)*
  James Nicol (1809 - 1825)*
  David Nicol (1811 - 1874)*
  Catharine Nicol Gregor (1813 - 1874)*
  John Nicol (1816 - 1881)*
  Jeannette Nicol Ross (1819 - 1896)*
 
 Siblings:
  William May Nicol (1775 - 1850)
  David Mitchell Nicol (1777 - 1832)**
  Isabella Nicol Austin (1801 - 1852)**
  Agness Nancy Nicol Austin (1803 - 1887)**
  William May Nicol (1803 - 1885)**
  Robert Nicol (1805 - 1881)**
  Andrew Nicol (1807 - 1885)**
  James Nicol (1809 - 1825)**
  David Nicol (1811 - 1874)**
  Catharine Nicol Gregor (1813 - 1874)**
  John Nicol (1816 - 1881)**
  Jeannette Nicol Ross (1819 - 1896)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: No gravestone marker
 
Burial:
Fairview Cemetery
Hammond
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Record added: Jun 14, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91909696
William May Nicol, II
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
 
William May Nicol, II
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
 
William May Nicol, II
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
 
 
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