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 Agness E. <I>Bronlee</I> Nicol

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Agness E. Bronlee Nicol

  • Birth 23 May 1772 North Lanarkshire, Scotland
  • Death 25 Dec 1855 Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
  • Burial Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
  • Memorial ID 27170255

Agness E. Bronlee Nicol (83) was born May 23, 1772 in Barony,Lanarkshire, Scotland, the oldest of seven children (Agness, James, John, Jennett "Janet", Catherine, William, & Robert)born to Robert Bronlee and Janet Walker of Scotland.

On June 5, 1798 in Barony, Lanarkshire, Scotland, Agness Bronlee (26) married William May Nicol II (19 yrs) (1779-1884), son of William May Nicol I and Isabella Mitchell. They were the first generation of the William May Nicol family to emigrate to the United States via Newfoundland on the Norris in late April 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*.It should be noted that William May Nicol's uncle, William Samuel Nicol 2nd, had already emigrated to Lock, Cayuga, NY and fought in the American Revolutionary War. Their youngest dau. Jeannette Nicol was born aboard the Norris.

Agness and William May II settled in the last holdout of British soldiers after the American Revolutionary War, Hammond, St. Lawrence County.

They had 11 children before they left Scotland and settled in Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York Nov. in 1830. When her husband, William May Nicol II, died she lived with her son Robert Nicol and his family in Hammond, St. Lawrence Co. NY and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, which to this day is a Nicol descendent (Janet Nicol of Hammond, NY) records burials.

1. Jennet Nicol b. Sept. 30, 1799, in Gillhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. October 20, 1799, in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

2. Isabella Nicol b. September 1, 1801, in Gillhead, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland; christened 13 Oct 1801, in Carluke, Scotland d. September 27, 1852, of mountain fever near Echo Canyon, Summet, Utah. Mormon convert. Spouses: Simeon McIntire and William Austin. (no grave site has been found)

3. William Nicol III (twin) b. May 22, 1803, in Gillhead, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. October 24, 1885, in Stacyville, Mitchell County, Iowa. Buried in Stacyville, Iowa Cemetery. Spouse: Margaret (Peggy) Pollock. Occupation: Farmer

4. Agnes "Nancy" Nicol (twin) b. May 22, 1803, in Gillhead, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. January 14, 1887, in North Trenton, Cache, Utah. Mormon convert. Spouse: William Austin.

5. Robert Nicol b. January 14, 1805, in Gillhead, Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. November 29, 1881, in Hammond, New York. Age 76 years, 10 months, 16 days. Buried in the Fairview Cemetery with his mother, Agness Bronlee Nicol, and his family. Spouses: Sarah "Sally" Dake, Elizabeth "Eliza"Dake, Agnes La Frenay.

6. Andrew Nicol b. April 17, 1807, in Gilhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. June 13, 1885, in Hammond, St. Lawrence, New York. Buried in Rarick Cemetery in Hammond, New York. Spouses: Sarah Vanalstine & Catherine Rarick.

7. James Nicol b. June 14, 1809, in Gillhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. by drowning at 16 years of age, 1825. Buried in Rarick Cemetery, Hammond, New York.

8. David Nicol b. May 10, 1811, in Gillhead Mill, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. May 18, 1874, in Rarick Cemetery, Hammond, New York. Spouse: Nancy Morris.

9. Catherine Nicol b. October 30, 1813, in Gillhead Mill, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. May 21, 1874. Buried in Pleasant Valley, St. Lawrence County, New York. Spouse: Dr. Alexander Gregor

10. John Nicol b. February 27, 1815, in Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland. d. November 2, 1881, in Morristown, St. Lawrence County, New York. Buried in Brier Hill, St. Lawrence, New York. Spouse: Sophia Potter.

11. Jennette Nicol b. May 12, 1819, on board the ship Norris going from Carluke, Lanarkshire, Scotland to Newfoundland and then on to Hammond, NY d. 1896, in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada. Spouse: James Guy Ross.(seven children)

Written history provided by my grandmother, Grace Nicholas Rowe, whose grandmother was Violet Catherine Nicol, dau. of William Nicol III, and Danelle Freed.
Historical records at the Historical Society in Hammond, NY.

Family Members

Gravesite Details mother of Robert Nicol, Aged 88 yrs





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  • Originally Created by: Anne Cady
  • Added: 28 May 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27170255
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Agness E. Bronlee Nicol (23 May 1772–25 Dec 1855), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27170255, citing Fairview Cemetery, Hammond, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Evelyn Rowe Nelson (contributor 47040334) .