'Nicolas1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Nicolas of East Looe

BLG1847 reports that "The family of Nicolas was originally of Brittany, in which province their ancestors possessed the Seigneuries of Kervisiou, near Lannion; of Quinquisalion, near Carhaix; of Plessis, of la Touche, of Clay, and of Champs-Gerault, in the vicinity of Rennes; and also of Clermont, near Nantes, and were ennobled before the 14th century." The first mentioned by Commoners is the following "Oliver Nicolas, Chevalier, ... with the title of "Messire", (which style was only applied to persons of noble descent)".
Oliver Nicolas (a 1336)
1. Jean Nicolas, Sn de Kerviziou a 1381, "one of the Lords of Brittany")
  A. ?? Nicolas
  i. ?? Nicolas
  a. ?? Nicolas
  (1) ?? Nicolas
  Commoners reports that "Jean Nicolas's fifth lineal descendant was" ...
  (A) Yvon Nicolas, Sn de Kerviziou, Quinquisaliou & la Touche (a 1543)
  (i) ?? Nicolas
  (a) Jean Nicolas, Sn de Kerviziou, la Touche, etc. (a 1614)
  m. Jeanne Martin, Dame des Champs-Gerault
  ((1)) Jean Nicolas, Sn de Champs-Gerault
  m. Nicole le Vayer, Dame de Claye
((A)) Jeane Nicolas, Sn de Claye, Champs-Gerault, la Touch, Plessix, etc.
  m. Marquise Pepin-du-Ferttay
  ((i)) Germain Nicolas, Sn de Claye (a 1669)
  m. Renee de Chenin (dau/heir of Rene de Chenu, Sn. de Clermont, Chenu. etc.)
  ((a)) ?? Nicolas presumed intermediary generation
  (((1))) Germain Nicolas, Sn de Claye & Clermont
  (((A))) daughter (heir)
  m. (1725) Marquis de la Bourdonnaye, Sn, de Lire
  ((ii)) Jean Nicolas des Champs-Gerault (a 1669)
  m. Maria Renne de Rosmadec (dau of Sebastian, Marquis de Rosmadec, Governor of Nantes, by Renee de Kergournadech de Kercoent)
  ((a)) Abel Nicolas (d 01.1731) - continued below
  ((iii)) son



Abel Nicolas, later of East Looe, Cornwall (d 01.1731) - continued above
Abel "emigrated from Brittany in 1685, after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes, and settles at East Looe in Cornwall".
m1. Anne de Pouldouran, Brittany (d 1720)
1. Paul Nicolas, Mayor of East Looe (b 03.1696, d 02.1752)
  m. (06.1717) Elizabeth Mellow (dau of William Mellow of Talland)
  A. Paul Nicolas, Mayor of East Looe (b 11.1721, d 01.1780)
m. (23.01.1752) Martha Harris (dau/coheir of Nicholas Harris of East Looe, brother of John of Manadan (Devon))
  i. Paul Harris Nicolas of East Looe (b 11.1753, d 16.05.1788)
  m1. (1777) Sarah Ilingston
  a. Frances Nicolas (dsp 1819)
  m. William Rundle
  b.+ other issue (d unm) - Nicholas Harris (d 187, Captain), Loveday (d 1806)
  m2. Anne Blake (dau/coheir of John Blake)
  ii. Nicholas Harris Nicolas (b 1755, dsp 11.1816, Major)
  m. (1786) Phillis Blake (dau/coheir of John Blake)
  iii. John Harris Nicolas (b 22.11.1758, d 12.07.1844, Commander RN)
  m. (21.05.1787) Margaret Blake (dau/coheir of John Blake by Ann, dau/coheir of Rev. John Keighwin by Prudence, sister/heir of William Busvargus of Busvargus)
  a. John Toup Nicolas of Busvargus (b 22.02.1788, d 01.04.1851, Rear Admiral RN) had issue
  m. (01.08.1818) Frances Anna Were (d 15.11.1877, dau of Nicholas Were of Landcox)
  b. Paul Harris Nicolas (b 01.03.1790) had issue
  m. Ann Morcoumbe (dau of William Morcoumbe of Probus)
  c. William Keigwin Nicolas (b 23.04.1792, d unm 1871, Captain RN)
  d. Sir Nicholas Harris Nicolas (b 10.03.1799, d 1848, 4th son)
  The following is supported by BLG1847 ('Nicolas of London') & Commoners (vol 4, 'Nicolas of London', p292).
  m. (28.03.1822) Sarah Davison (b 1799, dau of John Davison of Loughton)
  e. Charles Henry Nicolas (b 15.04.1801) had issue
  iv. Elizabeth Nicolas (b 1760, d 01.1825)
  m. (1789) Robert Grigg of East Looe
  v.+ other issue (d unm) - 2 sons, Martha (b 1763, d 01.1833), daughter
  B.+ other issue (d infant) - Abel, Elizabeth
2. James Nicolas (b 1701) had issue
3. Renee Nicolas (b 1706)
  m. John Dyer of East Looe
m2. (1720) Renee Aurello

Main source(s): Commoners (vol 4, 'Nicolas of Ease Looe', p138+) with input/support for the lower section from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1887), Cornwall, 1530+1573+1620+additions, 'Nicolas', p601), BLG1847 ('Nicolas of East Looe')
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