This is the fourth in my new series of blogs documenting the lives of my 2 x Great Grandparents and next up we have the very exotic sounding Nicolina Elizabeth Stampa.
Nicolina was the youngest of eight children born to Italian born Father Dominicio Stampa and Mary Hair, she was born on 14th May 1822 at High Calton, Edinburgh. She was baptised 25th June 1822 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Edinburgh and she was actually baptised as Nicholasa, although on all other documentation she called herself Nicolina. Her parents are listed as Dominicio Stampa and Mary Hair.
At the time of the 1841 Census Nicolina is still living at home with her parents at Gayfield Place, St. Cuthberts, Edinburgh Midlothian. Her Father, Dominicio, aged 75, is listed as a Print Seller, Overseas Born (Known to be Como, in Italy) and Mary Stampa (nee Hair) is aged 55. Also…
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