THE REV WILLIAM NICHOLSON, of Tallbridge, County Armagh, Rector of Derrybrochus, settled in Ulster, and was murdered in the Irish rebellion of 1641.
He married Elizabeth Percy, and had a son,
JOHN NICHOLSON, of Cranagill, County Armagh, who purchased the lands of Breaheaville and Derry, County Tyrone, 1632, and was murdered with his father at Cranagill, leaving a son,
WILLIAM NICHOLSON (1632-1715), of Cranagill, who joined the Society of Friends.
He wedded Isabella Gilbert, and had issue,
JOHN, of whom presently;The eldest son,
James, both killed at the siege of Londonderry, 1688-9;
Abraham, died young;
Prudentia; Sarah; Elizabeth; Jane.
JOHN NICHOLSON, of Derrycaw, where he built the house in 1698, espoused Margery Brownlow, and dvp 1704, having had issue,
William, of Derrycaw;The third son,
JOHN, of whom hereafter;
JOHN NICHOLSON (1691-), of Hall's Mill, near Lawrencetown, County Down, married, in 1710, Mary Walker, of Lurgan, and had issue,
John;The youngest son,
JAMES, of whom presently;
JAMES NICHOLSON (1734-79), of Dublin, who purchased, in 1760, the Hill portion of Cranagill, from John Nicholson, of Tallbridge, wedded firstly, in 1755, Ruth Morton, of Grange; and secondly, 1777, Sarah ______, and had issue by his first wife,
JOSEPH, of whom presently;The eldest son,
JOSEPH NICHOLSON (1758-1817), of Dublin, afterwards of Bernagh, Grange, County Tyrone, and finally of Bessbrook and Cranagill, County Armagh, espoused, in 1782, Abigail, daughter of James Hogg, of Lisburn, and had issue,
James, died in infancy;The third son,
James, of Keady, died unmarried;
JOSEPH, of whom presently;
Thomas, of Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA;
John, died in New York, USA;
JOSEPH NICHOLSON JP (1786-1805), of Cranagill, County Armagh, married, in 1810, Elizabeth, daughter of George Roe, of Mount Roe, County Armagh, and had issue,
Joseph (1811-30);The fourth son,
George Roe, died young;
HENRY JOSEPH, of whom hereafter;
Elizabeth; Charlotte Matilda; Frances Elizabeth.
HENRY JOSEPH NICHOLSON JP (1832-1907), of Crannagael, County Armagh, wedded, in 1865, Emma, daughter of Andrew MacCallum, of Nottingham, and had issue,
HENRY PERCY, his heir;Mr Nicholson was succeeded by his eldest son,
George Edward Roe, b 1873;
Thomas MacCallum, Indian Army;
Mary Frances Josephine, m R R Atkinson, of Summer Island, of Loughgall.
HENRY PERCY NICHOLSON (1866-), of Crannagael.
CRANNAGAEL HOUSE, near Portadown, County Armagh, is a mid-18th century Georgian house, owned and occupied by Jane and John Nicholson.