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plates by H. Shaw, with Introduction,’ London, 1844, large fol.; 2nd edit. 1869. 10. ‘Examples of Decorative Tiles sometimes called Encaustic, engraved in facsimile,’ London, 1845, 4to. 11. ‘The Chronicle of Calais in the Reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII to the Year 1540,’ London, 1846, 4to (Camden Soc. No. 35). 12. ‘Camden Miscellany,’ London, 1847–75 (various contributions to vols. i. ii. iii. iv. and vii.). 13. ‘The Diary of Henry Machyn, 1550–63,’ London, 1848, 4to (Camden. Soc. No. 42). 14. ‘Pilgrimages to St. Mary of Walsingham and St. Thomas of Canterbury, by Des. Erasmus, newly translated,’ London, 1849, sm. 8vo; 2nd edit. 1875. 15. ‘Description of the Armorial Window on the Staircase at Beaumanor, co. Leicester,’ London, privately printed [1849], 8vo. 16. ‘The Literary Remains of J. S. Hardy, F.S.A.,’ London, 1852, 8vo. 17. ‘The Chronicle of Queen Jane and of Two Years of Q. Mary,’ London, 1852, 4to (Camden Soc. No. 48). 18. ‘Chronicle of the Grey Friars of London,’ London, 1852, 4to (Camden Soc. No. 53). 19. ‘Grants, &c., from the Crown during the Reign of Edward V,’ London, 1854, 4to (Camden Soc. No. 60). 20. ‘Literary Remains of Edward VI, with Notes and Memoir,’ London, 1857–8, 2 vols. 4to (Roxburghe Club). 21. ‘Narratives of the Days of the Reformation chiefly from the MSS. of John Foxe,’ London, 1859, 4to (Camden Soc. No. 77). 22. ‘Catalogue of Portraits of Edward VI,’ London, 1859, 4to. 23. ‘The Armorial Windows erected in the Reign of Henry VI by John, Viscount Beaumont, and Katharine, Duchess of Norfolk, in Woodhouse Chapel, by the Park of Beaumanor,’ 1859, 4to and 8vo (privately printed). 24. ‘The Boke of Noblesse addressed to Edward IV, 1475, with Introduction,’ London, 1860, 4to (Roxburghe Club). 25. ‘Notices of the Company of Stationers,’ London, 1861, 4to. 26. ‘A Descriptive Catalogue of the Works of the Camden Society,’ London, 1862, 4to; 2nd edit. 1872. 27. ‘The Family Alliances of Denmark and Great Britain,’ London, 1863, 8vo. 28. ‘Wills from Doctors' Commons, 1495–1695,’ London, 1863, 4to (with John Bruce; Camden Soc. No. 83). 29. ‘The Heralds' Visitations of the Counties of England and Wales,’ London, 1864, 8vo. 30. ‘History from Marble,’ compiled in the Reign of Charles II by Thomas Dingley,’ London, 1867–8, 2 vols. 4to (Camden Soc. Nos. 94 and 97). 31. ‘History of the Parish of Whalley and Honor of Clitheroe in the Counties of Lancaster and York, by T. D. Whitaker,’ 4th ed. revised, London, 1870–6, 2 vols. 4to (the 2nd vol. posthumous). 32. ‘Bibliographical and Critical Account of Watson's Memoirs,’ London, 1871, 4to. 33. ‘The Legend of Sir Nicholas Throckmorton,’ London, 1874, 4to (Roxburghe Club). 34. ‘Autobiography of Anne, Lady Halkett,’ London, 1875, 4to (Camden Soc. new. ser. No. 13). Nos. 33 and 34 were posthumous.

Nichols contributed many articles to the ‘Archæologia of the Society of Antiquaries,’ 1831–73, vols. xxiii–xliv.; the ‘Journal &c. of the Archæological Institute,’ 1845–51; the ‘Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archæological Association,’ vols. i–iv.; and the ‘Collections of the Surrey Archæological Society,’ vols. iii. and vi.

The following periodicals were edited by him: ‘The Gentleman's Magazine,’ new ser. 1851–6, vols. xxxvi–xlv.; ‘Collectanea Topographica et Genealogica,’ 1834–43, 8 vols., large 8vo; ‘The Topographer and Genealogist,’ 1846–58, 3 vols. 8vo; ‘The Herald and Genealogist,’ 1863–74, 8 vols. 8vo.

[The chief source of information is the Memoir of J. G. Nichols, by R. C. Nichols, Westminster, 1874, 4to (enlarged from Herald and Genealogist, 1874, viii.), with photographs; see also the Athenæum, 22 Nov. 1873; Journal of Massachusetts Historical Soc. 1873, p. 122; Transactions of London and Middlesex Archæological Soc. 1874, iv. 488; Times, 15 Nov. 1873; Annual Register for 1873, p. 159; Life of Robert Surtees, 1852; Bigmore and Wyman's Bibliography of Printing, ii. 76–7.]

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NICHOLS, JOSIAS (1555?–1639), puritan divine, born probably about 1555, was educated at Oxford, where he graduated B.A. 18 March 1573–4. In 1580 he was presented by Nicholas St. Leger and his wife to the rectory of Eastwell, Kent. He was strictly puritan in his treatment of the Book of Common Prayer and ceremonies (Lansdowne MS. 42, f. 84; Strype, Whitgift, i. 271); and on the imposition of Whitgift's three articles in 1583 he declined to sign, and was described as a ringleader of the puritan ministers in Kent. Whitgift suspended him and his friends in February 1583–4. In May 1584 some gentlemen of Kent interceded in their behalf. Nichols was restored, evidently by Whitgift's favour, as Dr. William Covel [q. v.] told him distinctly that the archbishop had shown him more honour ‘than many others of your quality and deserts’ (Covel, Modest Examination, chap. iii.). His views, however, remained as strongly puritan as before; he signed the book of discipline, and took part in the attempted erection of the ‘government’ in 1587, when he was a member of a synod which met apparently in London (Strype, Annals, iii. ii. 477). This