Benjamin NICHOLS 3
Benjamin's place of birth is not known. He had three children with his first wife Mary. When he remarried in 1781 to Sarah Tomkinson, a widow from Farnham in Surrey, he was described as a yeoman of Northington, a village near Winchester in Hampshire. He later moved to Farnham, where he was a hop planter and the Proprietor of the Bush Hotel and Posting House, previously owned by Sarah's first husband William Tomkinson.
Benjamin married Mary. (Mary was buried on 24 Oct 1778 in St John, Northington, Hampshire 2.)
1 Marriage allegation, Index to Hampshire Marriage Allegations 1689-1837, Harleian Society Vol 35 (1893), Hampshire County RO.
2 Church Register, St John Northington, Hampshire County RO Mfc.
3 Florence Stevens, et al (1909 et seq), "Stevens Family History", Unpublished compilation.
4 Inference, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO Mfc (burial).
5 Church Register, St Andrew Farnham, Surrey County RO Mfc.
Inference, Marrriage allegation dated 16-3-1781, Winchester, Hampshire RO Mfc.