Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family v2/21 - Person Sheet
NameDr Alexander Jaffray NICHOLSON, 15406
FatherJohn NICHOLSON , 15405 (1762-1825)
MotherIsabella WAKEFIELD , 15404 (1768-)
1Clara HOGG, 15425
ChildrenJohn , 15407 (1822-1857)
 Alexander , 15426
 Mary Hogg , 15427
 Charles , 15428 (-1862)
 James , 15430 (1826-1840)
 William , 15431 (1829-1849)
Notes for Dr Alexander Jaffray NICHOLSON

John of Stramore had a son named Alexander who became a doctor of medicine. Charles Allen states that he shocked the family by marrying out of the Quaker connection. His bride was Miss Clara Hogg, a Presbyterian, and Allen claims that because of the family opposition Alexander decided to move to Dublin. ( Allen may have overstated this family opposition because James N. Richardson records an earlier marriage of a Hogg to a Richardson and also writes amusingly, "I used often to be taken to pay two other visits, which I greatly disliked, to two stately old ladies alluded to as Cousin Nicholson and Cousin Hogg who also resided at Castle Street, Lisburn. The former was mother of him who afterwards became General John Nicholson and the latter of Sir James Weir Hogg - both of Indian fame."

In Dublin Alexander gained an excellent reputation at the lying-in hospital but unfortunately in 1831 he caught a fever from one of his patients and died. By this time Clara had borne him five sons (one of whom died in boyhood) and two daughters. The early death of her husband left her in poor circumstances from which she was rescued by the return from India of her uncle, James W. Hogg, who had made a large fortune there. He brought her to Lisburn and saw to the education of the children.
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