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Benjamin Nicholl (abt. 1717)

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Benjamin Nicholl aka Nicolls, Nicholls, Nichols
Born about in Dorchester Co., MDmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married 1746 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Benjamin Nicholl settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.
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C. 1717
probably in Dorchester Co., MD[1]


Sold all known MD property owned.[2]


A 1746 deed in which Benjamin Nicolls and "Darcas his wife" sell property in Dorchester Co., MD, is in the Maryland Archives Online [scanned copy in my files]. This is the earliest mention of Benjamin, Jr., being married. In 1746 and 1747 he appears to have divested himself of all the land that he inherited from his father.
R.B. Nichol Notes: A 2007 DNA sample taken from a living descendant of Levin Nichols, presumably this Benjamin's first cousin, son of his uncle John Nicolls, Jr., is an exact match with samples from two living descendants of Benjamin Nichol, b. 1769: David Green Nichol and Robert Ernest Nichol, my second cousins once-removed. As the immediate descendants of John Nicolls, Jr. do not include a Benjamin, this indicates that Benjamin and Levin most likely shared a grandfather, John Nicoll(s), Sr. Since all of the males named Benjamin thus far discovered in this family follow a single line of descent, I have taken the liberty of assuming that Benjamin Nichol, b. 1769, is also in this line, and not that of one of the four Nicolls uncles--Moses, Isaac, Joseph, and John--all of whose offspring [except possibly Moses'] seem to be accounted for. This assumption enables me to save data on these people in a logical manner, until I am proven wrong or right.
To date, this Benjamin Nicoll, married to Darcus Willis, is not known to have had children. Even so, we know that a Benjamin Nichol was born in Dorchester County in 1769, and that there was an Isaac Nichol(s) "of Benjamin" --this apparently to distinguish him from Isaac Nichols, Jr., his cousin--on the 1783 Caroline County Tax Assessment, owning land in that same area of Caroline County that had been Dorchester County until 1773. Most likely, Benjamin and Darcus Nicoll(s) had at least two sons, Isaac and Benjamin, both of whom appear to have moved to NC after the Revolution, to live among the Quakers and Nichollites in the Guilford Co. area.


bef 1746[3][4]


  • Source: S479 Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Title: International Genealogical Index Abbreviation: International Genealogical Index Repository: #R150 Italicized: Y
  • Repository: R150 Name: Family History Library Address: 35 N. West Temple Street CONT Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 CONT USA CONT
  • Source: S520 Author: Todd, E. Parker Title: The Todd Family of Caroline County, Maryland Abbreviation: Todd, E. Parker Publication: RootsWeb/17 Nov 2007 Note: is functioning email address, but author has not responded to queries. He appears quite confident in his research from about 1700 onwards. Website: CONT Italicized: Y Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S530 Author: State of Maryland, compiler Title: Maryland Archives Online Abbreviation: MD Archives Online Note: Check Notes* in pertinent data file for pertinent documentation. Italicized: Y
  1. Source: #S479
  2. Source: #S530
  3. Source: #S520
  4. Source: #S530


Thank you to Bob Nichol for creating WikiTree profile Nicoll-83 through the import of Nichol Ancestry.GED on Feb 14, 2013.

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