Nicholson, Joseph B, Dd
Nicholson, Joseph B., D.D.
an English divine, antiquarian, and author, was born in 1795. He graduated at Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1820; in 1826 became domestic chaplain to his royal highness the duke of Clarence; in 1835 he was appointed rector, and in 1846 rural dean of St. Albans, where he continued till his death, July 27, 1866. He was also appointed surrogate for the archdeaconry of St. Albans, and in 1862 was nominated an honorable canon of Rochester Cathedral. Dr. Nicholson was a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, of the Royal Astronomical Society, and a member of the Numismatical Society; was vice-president of the Archeological and Architectural Society; a magistrate for St. Albans and the county of Hertford. In 1851 he published the first edition of a work entitled, The Abbey of St. Abans, and soon after an enlarged edition. See Appleton's Annual Cyclopaedia, 1866, page 596.