Brigadier Graham H. W. Nicholson married Major Gordon's sister Helen Isabelle Gordon in 1897, and the couple received their firstborn and first son Cameron Gordon G. Nicholson, the year after.

In the early months of the First World War, Brigadier Nicholson invited his Brother-in-Law to his headquarters in France while Major Gordon guided Mrs Asquith (wife of the Prime Minister) through the front. While starting to have some tea in the kitchen of the H.Q., four German 12-pounder shells fell just outside the cottage. Luckily because of the extended rainfall in previous days, the shells exploded inside the ground, and no one was injured, although Brigadier Nicholson said: "Good God! What would the Prime Minister say!" Later in the war, Brigadier Nicholson's son accompanied him as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Artillery.

In 1904 Brigadier Nicholson received his second son Reginald Arran Graham who later served as a Major in the Second World War.

Brigadier Nicholson retired from the army and died in 1946.


Peter of Ballee                         William of Ballyskeagh 1697 - ?

x                                                   x

Mary Boak                                Mary Ross


                                                 Aaron Gordon                                            William Gordon (1738 - 1831)                  Margaret Gordon                           Mary Gordon


                                                 Margaret Boak (1744 - 14/11/1837)                                                                              

Elizabeth(... - 1839)         Aaron(1781 - 8/10/1844)       Robert of Stragollen (1774- 7/9/1850)         William(..- ./1/1837)          Mary

                                                                                                              X 19/04/1809

                                                                                               Ellen Eagleson (1786 - 21/09/1860)

George (22/6/1824 - 4/6/1896)   William(15/5/1812 - 25/2/1814)  Aaron  (17/5/1814 - 1860)   Matilda An (1/11/1817 - 1863)    William E. (4/6/1831-15/1/1873)     Elizabeth   Robert (4/6/1823 - 23/7/1823)   Margaret (5/5/1810 - 1816)   Ellen (1827 - 1899)     Robert (1830 - 1883)

    X (1)Marion Hay Forbes

Robert (1855-1918)                                                                                                                                                                               X (2) Emelia M. Dick


Marion Elizabeth Versfeld                                                                                                                      

                                                                                                                                                                    William Eagleson                       Archibald Alexander                   Robert Aaron                   Emily Mackenzie                           Helen Isabelle

George    Ronald Eagleson                                                                                                                                x                                                         x                                                                                                                                                         x                                                                                       x                                                                                                                                         Margaret Katherine Blair                Lizzie Maude Smith                                                                                                                      Graham H. W. Nicholson              

                    Vera Newcomb                                                                                                                                    


 Cyriel Vivian Eagleson                                                                                          Colin Mackenzie Blair                William "Bill" Hyde Eagleson   Archibald G. R.   Edmund Robert Adam           Cameron Gordon Graham (Nicholson)