Nicolls, Mary

Mary Hemmings was the widow of Edward Bagshaw before marrying Sir Augustus Nicolls.  Augustus was born in Ecton, Northamptonshire, in April 1559, and was the second son of Thomas Nicolls, Serjeant at Law, by Anne, daughter of John Pell, of Ellington, Huntingdonshire. Augustus trained in the common law and become a Reader at the Middle Temple in the autumn of 1602. In 11th February 1603 HM Elizabeth I summoned him to become Serjeant at Law, but she died before he could swear the oath, so it was renewed by HM James I; on 14th December of the same year he was made Recorder of Leicester. In 1610, he was attached as Serjeant to the household of HRH Henry, Prince of Wales. On 26th November 1612 he was appointed Justice of Common Pleas and was knighted at the same time. Mary and Augustus had no children. They lived at Faxton Manor, which passed to his nephew on his death. He died on 3rd August 1616 at Kendal, Westmoreland.

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