Oryndia Nicholson née Griffits born 1839
Lodge, believed to have stood in Aveling Road
moved across from Lambeth way,
cousins here you see,
when my husband passed away
meant a lot to me.
Henry died quite young poor dear,
a mushroom which he ate,
man from Kent , and not from here,
And only thirty eight!
yet he’d fathered thirteen babes,
us he worked and also saved
helped us with our lives,
Aveling Lodge became my home,
daughters by my side,
though, myself, am not well known
girls are Wycombe’s pride.
Oryndia Nicholson was a Griffits by birth.
She was the granddaughter of John Griffits the saddler in
Square and niece of James Olliff Griffits. She married Henry
Nicholson from Kent who was a tax inspector. They had 13
children. Lena Nicholson married Albert Taplin, Mabel
Nicholson married Richard Treacher and Elsie
Nicholson married Charles Arthur Skull.
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