Thursday, 13 May 2010

Nicholas Wilfred ROSKELL 1819-1877

great-great-grandfather.7, originally uploaded by shadowgirl386.
A photo of a painting of my great-great-grandfather, Nicholas Wilfred ROSKELL.

Nicholas was born in 1819 in Holywell, Flintshire, Wales and died in 1877 at Penang, Malaysia.

His parents were George ROSKELL (first mayor of Flintshire) and Mary Anne POTTS. He is one of 14 children. The family had a connection with "Stokyn Hall" in Holywell

Nicholas was captain for the P & O Line and a Royal Navy Commander.

He married Mary Charlotte JONES, no details on their marriage have been found so far.

Nicholas & Mary had 6 children


  1. You sure do have a nice start on the family history. And a picture too. wow. I'm impressed. Keep up the search.


  2. Finding out about your family history is interesting, isn't it?

  3. Did you see "Who do you think you are?" last night? A good episode but I still prefer the English version.

  4. Hi Maria,
    Interesting photo. I was wondering whether you were still doing your family history. Don't you just love the clothes they wore.
    Hugs Suex

  5. Gosh how fantastic fun to research your family history so far back and have photos of people! I would love to be able to research my family, but have no clue where to start now my parents are no longer able to help.
    How exciting for you.
    Have a lovely day.

  6. Family history is so much fun. I love looking through old photos - they are such great stroytellers.

  7. What was the man thinking when the photo was made?

    It's great to take a dive in family history.

    ~X~ Karin

  8. Such an interesting pursuit. He looks like a very interesting member of the family. The wedding looked beautiful, by the way. What a lovely spot. Ros