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The Holland Family History

John Rothwell born in Clifton Lancashire in 1906, had a sad early childhood due to his father Thomas and mother Prudence passing away when he was just 8 years old.

After getting through the 'difficult years' with the help of a family about whom I know nothing more but their name - Kavanagh - John Rothwell was to meet a young lady who changed his life -

Mary Holland

of Swinton

 
Mary Holland - aged 17 - photograph taken August 1923
Daughter of George Holland & Elizabeth Woodward

This is the story of the Holland family from Wellington, Shropshire and later Swinton

 

 

Our Direct Lineage:

Richard Holland 1745 - ?
Joseph Holland 1771 - ?
William Holland 1809 - ?
John Holland 1841 - ?
George Holland 1861 - ?
MARY HOLLAND 1906 - 1999

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RICHARD HOLLAND

born circa 1745

married

Margaret Moores
at Wellington All Saints

6 February 1766

children:

Name

Born/Bpt

Other Information

Married

Died

John 26 September 1766 Wellington    
William 9 April 1769 Wellington    
Joseph 7 August 1771 Wellington Jane ....? circa 1800  

 

JOSEPH HOLLAND

bpt. 7 August 1771

married

Jane .........................

circa 1800

 

children:

Name

Born/Bpt

Other Information

Married

Died

Mary 5 June 1803 Wellington    
Margaret 25 December 1806 Wellington    
Joseph ** 25 December 1806 Ketley, Wellington
Margaret Lloyd
b Hadley, Wellington
m. 16 April 1827
 
William 19 November 1809 Wellington
Elizabeth Webb
4 December 1827
 

** Joseph & Margaret aged 75 were living in New Hadley Row in 1881 with their son John, their son Joseph and his wife Jemima and their children, along with some of their grandchildren and their niece Harriet Lloyd and her illegitimate daughter Emily.

Joseph and Margaret's children:

Name

Date

Place

Married
William 23 December 1827 Wellington  
Joseph ** 13 July 1834 Wellington Jemima circa 1865
Sarah 11 June 1837 Wellington  
Maria 25 Sept 1842 Wellington  
John 17 April 1846 Wellington  
** Joseph & Jemima aged 44 living with Joseph's parents and his brother John in New Hadley Row in 1881.
Name
Date
Place
Married
John 9 August 1868 Hadley  
Fanny 1871    
Elizabeth 10 May 1874 Hadley  
Thomas 1876    

 

WILLIAM HOLLAND
bpt. 19 November 1809

married

ELIZABETH WEBB
 
4 December 1827

 

 

children:

Name

Born / Place

Other Information

Married

Died

John 1841  
1. Rebecca Jones
2. Dinah Lloyd
 
 
JOHN HOLLAND
born 1841
Bilston, Stafford
living at New Hadley Row, Wellington, Shropshire 0n 1881 census

married on 2 February 1862

REBECCA JONES
(witnesses were Joseph & Jemima HOLLAND. John's cousin & wife.)
d. 1872
(buried in the churchyard of Wellington Parish Church)
JOHN later moved to Swinton seeking work, and met and

married

DINAH LLOYD
b. abt. 1854
(from Hadley, Shropshire)
in 1873

Between these two wives JOHN HOLLAND had approximately 16 - 18 children

Name

Born / Place

Other Information

Married

Died

William Albert
 
2 May 1862
New Hadley, Shropshire
Collier. Lived in
8 Spencer St Pendlebury,
34 Lonsdale St Swinton,
29 New Cross Street Swinton.
4/9/1886. Wife Margaret Coop
Parish Ch. of St John. Pendlebury
2/10/1905
29 New Cross St Swinton
Jonah 1863, Trench Lived at Dorning St with brother George & family. Never married. Described as an imbecile. 1891. Died aged 27 in 3rd qtr of 1891.
John 1865, Hadley     1925
GEORGE 1868, Hadley George was a coal miner & Lived in 63 Dorning St Swinton 15/12/1888 Elizabeth Woodward
St Peter's Church Swinton
 
Julia 1870, Hadley      
Samuel 1871, Hadley      
Aaron 1881, Hadley     1900 (age 19)
Enoch 1884 Maude St Pendlebury m. Ellen........... 1907 1935
John 1891      
Dinah 1894   Robert Chapman  
(Rebecca's Children in blue text - Dinah's children in red text)

REBECCA'S DEATH. The death of Rebecca HOLLAND in 1872 was informed by a Martha Hackett. On the 1881 census it is noted that a Joseph and Martha HACKETT lived with their children, only 2 doors away from John HOLLAND, thus it is assumed that the informant of Rebecca's death was indeed her neighbour.

 
John was employed as an ironworker in Shropshire, but after moving to Swinton with his father in the later 1880's he was employed as a collier. No record has been found of John ever marrying, and he was still at home with his father in Kirby Row in 1891.

Following is information on John & Rebecca's eldest son WILLIAM. Although it is GEORGE who I will be following, as he is in the direct line, it was felt that because there was so much information on William's family available to me, it was worthwhile including it in here.

The eldest son, WILLIAM, of 8 Spencer Street, married Margaret Coope (the girl across the street) of 5 Spencer St Pendlebury, daughter of Thomas Coope, joiner, on September 4, 1886. Their children were:

John
16 Feb 1887
Lonsdale St Swinton
   
29/5/1905 (aged 18)
Pulmonary TB
Charlotte
23 Aug 1895 29 New Cross St Swinton
 
2/6/1920 Fred Rothwell (aged 28)
 
Olive
6 Oct 1899
New Cross Street
   
1976
Margaret (Maggie)
1902
 

 

 

 

17/10/1929 (aged 27)
 

Notes on William & family

On 30 June 1905. In consideration of the sum of 1.5.5 paid by William Albert Holland, 29 New Cross Street, Swinton, the exclusive right of burial in the grave space marked 361 in Section C in the Church of England portion of Swinton Cemetery.

William died at New Cross Street, Swinton on 2 October 1905 aged 43, from Pulmonary Tuberculosis. He had suffered for 20 months. Death was certified by Sam Nosegood MRCS. Certificate was incorrectly written out as September and was corrected by MJ Berry, Registrar in the presence of Margaret Holland, widow of William.

June 2 1920 - St Peters Church, Swinton. Daughter Charlotte married Fred Rothwell, grocer of 1 Dudley Road Pendlebury, aged 28. Fred was the son of Albert Rothwell, miner. Witnesses were Ernest Rothwell and Olive Holland.

On 17 February 1929, William's widow Margaret aged 63 died of a. Influenza and b. chronic bronchitis. No post mortem was held. Certified by Dr JP Williams. Informant was daughter Olive who was present at her death at New Cross Street. Her funeral expenses were 15.0.6.
 
On 17 October 1929, daughter Maggie suffered an epileptic fit and passed away at aged 27 years. She was a spinster and worked as a beamer in a local cotton mill.
Maggie's funeral expenses dated Oct 19th 1929 were 14.15.6. Swinton Burial Board interment fee was 1.2.6.

During all these years, the family of William and Margaret Holland resided in 29 New Cross Street, Swinton. The last Electrol Register showing any of the remaining family was in 1931/33 when Olive was still living there. She was not there in the 1935/36 register.

 

 

 
GEORGE HOLLAND
a miner
b 4 October 1867 at New Hadley
(son of John & Rebecca)
 
married
ELIZABETH WOODWARD
(daughter of Joseph & Alice Woodward)
a Cotton Spinner
on 15 December 1888
St Peter's Parish Church, Swinton
Witnesses - Ralph Collier & Julia Holland
Julia was George's younger sister & Ralph was the stepson of John Layhee,
beerseller of 72 Manchester Road, Worsley.

CHILDREN:

Name

Born/Bpt

Place

Married

Died/Buried

John (Jack)
Jan 1 1889
63 Dorning Street Swinton
Married ..............?
 
Son - Walter
Died circa 1978

Walter died 12/4/2001 at his daughter's home in Nottingham.

Samuel (Sam)
June 19 1890 63 Dorning Street Swinton  
Died May 1912 from typhoid fever
James       Died Sept 1900 - Measles
Joe       Died Dec 1897 - Measles
William       Died in childhood
Julia
b August 21 1892
bpt Oct 26 '92.
63 Dorning Street Swinton
Child - Harry

 

Died circa 1948
Hilda
b circa 1903
63 Dorning Street Swinton
Spinster
Died 1993
Mary
9 January 1906
63 Dorning Street Swinton
Married John ROTHWELL
25 May 1929
2 May 1999
at Williamstown Victoria Australia
Sarah (Sally)
Born 1908
 
 
Married Harry JOLLY
Children: Eileen & Mary
G.Children: Stephen & Wayne Lomas
Sal Died 1976
Harry  
(Harry was born to Julia and
raised by George and
Elizabeth as their own.)
Married Vera Dowling  
Sarah Holland
daughter of George Holland & Elizabeth Woodward
Family of Elizabeth Woodward
1881 Census Record
of 224 Atherton Road, Hindley
Joseph Woodward Head 52 Farmer, 15 acres Westleigh  
Alice Woodward wife 46 Housewife Westleigh  
Richard son 14 At Home Westleigh  
Elizabeth daughter 12 Scholar  
Lettis daughter 11 Scholar    
Eliza daughter 8 Scholar    
Annie daughter 6 Scholar    
   

Footnote: It should be noted that although our family's direct HOLLAND lineage ended with the marriage of MARY to JOHN ROTHWELL, the HOLLAND line continued with JACK's son WALTER. Unfortunately Jack passed away on 12 April 2001 at his daughter's residence in Nottingham.

from left George Holland, Hilda, Sam, Jack, Mary & Elizabeth Holland.
Yet to be born - Sarah and Harry.
Sam Holland aged approx 21 years

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Other Holland records.

Thomas Holland - Head - 43 - Hadley - b. 1835 to Richard & Sarah Holland - Wellington
Eliza - Wife - 35 - Wellington
Richard - Son - 12 - Ketley
Sarah - Daughter - 10 - ditto
Thomas - Son - 7 - ditto - b. 10th December 1873 - Wellington
William - Son - 5 - ditto
Susan - Daughter - 2 - ditto
 
William Holland - Head - 52 Labourer in Iron - Hadley - b. 1829 to Richard & Sarah - Wellington
Hannah Holland - Wife - 51 - Shr. Oakengate
William - Son - 24 - Shingler - Ketley
Mary Ann - Daughter - 22 - unemployed shingler - Ketley
Thomas - Son - 20 - Coal miner - Kettley - 3rd March 1861 - Wellington
Enoch - Son - 15 - labourer at brickworks - Hadley
Jabas - Son - 11 - scholar
Joseph - son -11
 
Emma Holland - Head - 26 - widow - Shr. Beverley, Wellington.
Thomas Holland - Son - 21 - Iron Forger new Hadley
 
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Rothwell Family History

Wallwork Family History

Woodward Family History

Holland Family Photographs

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Carol - Updated March 2001