James Holden

b. 18 October 1778
FatherJohn Holden b. c 1747, d. Mar 1819
MotherSusanna Roofe b. 10 Dec 1756, d. 1824
     James Holden was born in 1778 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
James Holden was baptized on 18 October 1778 at Brighton, Sussex, England. He was the son of John Holden and Susanna Roofe.
James Holden witnessed the will of John Holden dated 6 April 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).

James Holden

b. 27 April 1804, d. 29 March 1892
FatherJames Holden b. c 1773, d. 1812
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 6 Aug 1775, d. 1851
     James Holden was baptized on 27 April 1804 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of James Holden and Sarah Akehurst.
James Holden married Martha Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Maria Burgess, on 7 June 1826 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
James Holden was a labourer on 15 October 1826.1
James Holden was a brickmaker in 1838.2
James Holden and Martha Akehurst emigrated in 1838 to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, on the ship "Alfred" arriving 16 Jan 1839. One of the daughters is said to have died on the journey.They settled in the Allyn River area of NSW now called Dungog.2 James Holden and Martha Akehurst were Methodists.2
In the shipping records it states that James was a native of Hellingly, Sussex, could read and write, was a Methodist and was of good health. He was a brickmaker. He was stated to be the son of James Holden, labourer and Sarah Ackhurst daughter of John Ackhurst, labourer, all of the same place. His character was certified by Thomas Freddy, Wesleyan Minister and Jeremiah Smith.
James Holden died on 29 March 1892 at Moruya, New South Wales, Australia, at age 87.

Family

Martha Akehurst b. 4 Nov 1804, d. 25 Nov 1854
Marriage*
James Holden married Martha Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Maria Burgess, on 7 June 1826 at Hellingly, Sussex, England
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Sally Mariah Holden."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "State Records Authority of New South Wales; Kingswood New South Wales, Australia; Persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists); Series: 5316; Reel: 2134; Item: [4/4784]
    Source Information: Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007."

James Holden

b. circa 1773, d. 1812
     James Holden was born circa 1773 at Sussex, England.
Marriage banns for James Holden and Sarah Akehurst were published on 29 September 1799 at Wartling, Sussex, England; Sarah Akehurst of Wartling, James Holden of Hellingly.1
James Holden married Sarah Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell, on 15 October 1799 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, Sarah of Wartling.1
James Holden died in 1812 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
James Holden was buried on 9 May 1812 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England.

Family

Sarah Akehurst b. 6 Aug 1775, d. 1851
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for James Holden and Sarah Akehurst were published on 29 September 1799 at Wartling, Sussex, England; Sarah Akehurst of Wartling, James Holden of Hellingly.1 
Marriage*
James Holden married Sarah Akehurst, daughter of John Akehurst and Sarah Funnell, on 15 October 1799 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, Sarah of Wartling.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

James Robert Holden

b. 2 July 1881, d. 16 August 1951
FatherJames William Holden b. 16 Jun 1840, d. 21 Mar 1929
MotherSusannah Bosanko Lean b. 12 Jun 1844, d. 21 Nov 1926
     James Robert Holden was born on 2 July 1881 at Dungog, New South Wales, Australia. He was the son of James William Holden and Susannah Bosanko Lean.
James Robert Holden married Martha Thompson in 1907 at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia.
James Robert Holden died on 16 August 1951 at Hannam Vale, New South Wales, Australia, at age 70.
James Robert Holden was buried after 16 August 1951 at Moorland, New South Wales, Australia.

Family

Martha Thompson b. 1888, d. 19 Jan 1979
Marriage*
James Robert Holden married Martha Thompson in 1907 at Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

James William Holden

b. 16 June 1840, d. 21 March 1929
FatherJohn Walter Walters
MotherSarah Mariah Holden b. 15 Oct 1826, d. 24 Apr 1899
     James William Holden was born on 16 June 1840 at Paterson River, New South Wales, Australia. He was the son of John Walter Walters and Sarah Mariah Holden.
James William Holden married Susannah Bosanko Lean on 6 March 1866 at Hatfield Park, Dungog, New South Wales, Australia.
James William Holden died on 21 March 1929 at Ross Glen, New South Wales, Australia, at age 88.

Family

Susannah Bosanko Lean b. 12 Jun 1844, d. 21 Nov 1926
Marriage*
James William Holden married Susannah Bosanko Lean on 6 March 1866 at Hatfield Park, Dungog, New South Wales, Australia
Children

Jane Holden

b. 17 October 1802, d. 28 October 1882
FatherJohn Holden b. c 1747, d. Mar 1819
MotherSusanna Roofe b. 10 Dec 1756, d. 1824
     Jane Holden was born on 17 October 1802 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of John Holden and Susanna Roofe.
Jane Holden was baptized on 14 November 1802 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Jane Holden witnessed the will of John Holden dated 6 April 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Jane Holden married Robert Barber, son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane, on 6 August 1821 at Hove, Sussex, England, He had just turned 19 years old and she was 18 years. According to the 1851 and 1861 census returns her occupation was a straw bonnet maker.3
Jane was the youngest child in her family and was 16 years old when her father was buried on 1 April 1819 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton. He appointed his friend Henry Laker, victualler, as trustee and made special provision for Jane in his will: "... from time to time pay and apply the Interest thereof and such part of the principal as he or they shall find necessary or think proper for and toward the support, maintenance, education and bringing up of my youngest child Jane Holden until she shall attain the age of 21 years or be married or be otherwise provided for whichever shall first happen". Her mother Susanna and Henry Laker were appointed executors. However, the will was not probated until 6 Dec 1824 (nearly 3 months after Susanna’s death) at which time the estate was valued at under £100. The will directed that this should be divided equally amongst Jane and her eight siblings.2
Robert and Jane moved to London sometime after 1824 and returned to Brighton in 1829. The children Elizabeth, Susannah and Mary were all born in London during this period but were all baptised together on their return at St Nicholas, Brighton on 2 August 1829. The document "Brothers & Sisters of Grandfather [John] Barber" gives the place of birth of these children as 111 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, London, presumably their residence while in London. Interestingly, Jane's sister Mary Anne Bignell (nee Holden) is a widow living with her son, Henry Bignell (a licensed victualler) and family at 123 Jermyn St in the 1861 census. Needs further work to explore this connection.4,5,6
Jane Holden witnessed the probate of the estate of John Holden on 6 December 1824; Note that John Holden's wife Susanna was buried on 23 Sep 1824 which likely caused the probate event so that the will could be finalised.
Robert and Jane's daughters Susannah and Mary were twins, born on 25 April 1826. There was a history of twins in the family with Jane's mother, Susanna Holden (nee Roofe), also having twins Edward and Thomas in 1794.7,5
On their return from London in 1829 they lived at Mt Sion Place in Brighton (probably no. 3 Mt Sion Place as this is where William, Emma and Anne were born). Robert was working as a cabinet maker.5
In the 1841 census they were living at Gardiner Street in Brighton (no. 21 according to birth of John Barber).4
In 1841 Robert and Jane's eldest daughter, Jane, became pregnant at the age of 17 years to James Goldsmith, also 17 years, and the couple were married as minors in Hampstead, London on 28 Dec 1841 possibly to avoid embarrassment. It appears that they stayed in London until the child was born before returning to Brighton. They had three children before Jane died in 1848 in Brighton of an acute skin infection. Her husband James remarried and emigrated to Victoria, Australia in 1853 with the children Samuel, James and Mary on the ship "Six Sisters". After some time in Geelong, the family travelled to the gold diggings at Ballarat where they lived at Bakery Hill, Ballarat East. The family were involved in the now famous Eureka Uprising of 1854 and during the brief battle daughter Mary Abigail was hidden down a mine shaft by her father. Mary's obituary in the Ballarat Courier newspaper in 1930 records: The late Mrs Barnett was living in Ballarat during the Eureka riots and was hidden by her father, Mr Goldsmith, in a hole with some other children at Bakery Hill. They were left there till after the riot. Mrs Barnett well remembers the fear she experienced whilst the shooting was in progress." James Goldsmith died in Melbourne in 1877 and many descendants of the family survive in Australia today.8,9
On 30 March 1851 Jane Holden and Robert Barber lived at 35 Queens Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.10
Jane Holden was a bonnet maker on 30 March 1851.
While working in service in London, their daughter Elizabeth Barber gave birth to an illegitimate son, Alfred Barber, on 28 Dec 1850 who was subsequently raised by Robert and Jane. The birth certificate for Alfred shows that he was born at 11 Gunn Yard, Aldgate and the mother was Elizabeth Barber of 38 Camomile St, London. No father was given. The 1851 census for 11 Gunn Yard, St Botolph, Aldgate has an Alfred Barber, 3 months, nurse child (i.e. no relation to the family he was with) born Middlesex, Aldgate. The 1851 census for All Hallows London Wall, Middlesex at 38 Camomile St has Elizabeth Barber, age 22 yrs, unmarried, servant, b. Brighton, Sussex. She is working for Saul and Sarah Yates whose eldest son Alfred (the likely father?) is aged 26 years. Both Saul and Alfred are solicitors. Alfred Yates (the likely father) died in 1851.11
On 7 April 1861 Jane Holden and Robert Barber lived at 23 Kensington Gardens, Brighton, Sussex, England.12
Jane Holden was a straw bonnet maker on 7 April 1861.
Two of Robert and Jane's sons married and had large families in Brighton. William Lane Barber married Ellen Nell in 1863 and they had eight children. John Barber married Susannah Victoria White in 1865 and they had nine children.
Despite the difficulties with daughters Jane and Elizabeth, Robert and Jane left a substantial legacy of children and grandchildren in Australia and New Zealand as well as Brighton. The history of this family remains a work in progress as we seek more information about their other daughters Mary, Susannah, Emma and Anne. It is likely that their stories will be revealed when other family historians discover their connection to Robert and Jane while working back on their family trees, just as it was for daughters Jane and Elizabeth.
Jane Holden witnessed the marriage of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White on 15 May 1865 at The Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.13
On 2 April 1871 Jane Holden lived at 71 Upper North St, Brighton, Sussex, England, a widow, living with her daughter Rebecca Ollive and husband William. Intriguingly, there is a visitor, Mary Wenham, age 42 yrs (born c1829) born in Lee, Kent. The villages of Leigh (Lee), Hildenboroug and Tonbridge in Kent are all adjacent and is where the Barbers lived before settling in Brighton.14
On 3 April 1881 Jane Holden lived at Race Hill Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex, England, She was age 79 years, widow, straw bonnet maker. Most of the people in the workhouse were older people in their 60’s, 70’s & 80’s. The workhouse was often the only place that elderly people could go for nursing and care in old age, and was not necessarily a sign of poverty and abandonment.15
Jane Holden died on 28 October 1882 at Race Hill Workhouse, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 80. She died of heart disease (morbis cordis, some years) and asthma.16

Family

Robert Barber b. 6 Jul 1802, d. 4 Feb 1867
Marriage*
Jane Holden married Robert Barber, son of Thomas Barber and Mary Lane, on 6 August 1821 at Hove, Sussex, England, He had just turned 19 years old and she was 18 years. According to the 1851 and 1861 census returns her occupation was a straw bonnet maker.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Source Citation: Place: Brighton, Sussex, England; Collection: St Nicholas; -; Date Range: 1791 - 1812; Film Number: 1067105."
  2. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 6/40 page 23."
  5. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  6. [S273] Will of Charles Barber of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 27 Sep 1978, proved in the Brighton, 15 May 1980. (800506812M).
  7. [S272] Copy of Letter from Victoria and Albert Griffiths, to Rita and Fred Barber, dated 1 June 1980 (GG Barber Private Archives, Perth, W. Australia).
  8. [S252] Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, Victoria, Australia: 1839–1923 [database on-line].
  9. [S283] Webpage Ballarat Courier (http://trove.nla.gov.au/) "Monday 19th November 1930."
  10. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1645 folio 748 page 32."
  11. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1851, City of London, Vol 2 Page 128."
  12. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 598 folio 64 page 34."
  13. [S60] Marriage certificate of John Barber and Susannah Victoria White, married 15 May 1865 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 381).
  14. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1087 folio 46 page 17."
  15. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1090 folio 134 page 12."
  16. [S81] Death certificate of Jane Barber, died 28 Oct 1882, registered 31 Oct 1882 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 131).

Jane Holden

b. 27 May 1810
FatherJames Holden b. c 1773, d. 1812
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 6 Aug 1775, d. 1851
     Jane Holden was baptized on 27 May 1810 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of James Holden and Sarah Akehurst.

Jane Anne Holden

b. 22 March 1837, d. 1838
FatherJames Holden b. 27 Apr 1804, d. 29 Mar 1892
MotherMartha Akehurst b. 4 Nov 1804, d. 25 Nov 1854
     Jane Anne Holden was born in 1837 at Rye, Sussex, England.
Jane Anne Holden was baptized on 22 March 1837 at St Mary the Virgin, Rye, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of James Holden and Martha Akehurst.
Jane Anne Holden died in 1838 at At Sea. Died on board the ship "Alfred" on the journey to Australia.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Holden

b. circa 1747, d. March 1819
     John Holden was born circa 1747 at Sussex, England.
John Holden married Susanna Roofe, daughter of Edward Rofe and Lucy Catt, on 30 January 1778 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1
John Holden was a yeoman in 1813.2
In 1819 John Holden and Susanna Roofe lived at North St, Brighton, Sussex, England.3
John Holden died in March 1819 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Holden was buried on 1 April 1819 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, age 72 years, of North St.4
John Holden left a will made on 6 April 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
This is the last Will and Testament of me John Holden of Brighthelmston in the County of Sussex yeoman .. .... (that is to say) First I will order and direct that all my just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expenses and the expenses of proving this my Will be paid and discharged by my Executor hereinafter named as soon as conveniently may be after my decease and subject thereto I give devise and bequeath unto my ffriend Henry Laker of Brighthelmston aforesaid Victualler his Heirs Executors and Administrators All and every my Messuages or Tenements Buildings Grounds and all and every other my real Estate whatsoever situated in Brighthelmston aforesaid or elsewhere And also all and singular my Household Goods Furniture Implements of Household and Effects and all other my personal Estate Property Substance and Effects whatsoever and wherever found at the time of my decease or to which I am in anywise entitled To hold the same with the Appurtenances unto the said Henry Laker his Heirs Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely and for ever according to the nature or tenure of such respective Estates But upon this special trust and confidence nevertheless in him …….(?) that he the said Henry Laker his Heirs Executors or Administrators do and shall from time to time and at all times hereafter permit and suffer my Wife Susanna Holden and her Assigns to enter into have hold use occupy or otherwise receive and take and enjoy the such issues and profits of all and singular my said real and personal Estate Property Substance and Effects aforesaid for her and their own use benefit and behoof for and during the term of her natural life without impeachment of waste(?) and from and immediately after her decease Upon Trust that he the said Henry Laker his Heirs Executors or Administrators do and shall forthwith sell and dispose of all and singular my said real and personal Estate Property Substance and Effects whatsoever either by private sale or public Auction whichever to him or them shall appear most advantageous to the Trust hereby in him reposed and for the most money and best price and prices he or they can or may reasonably obtain for the same and from and after my said real and personal Estates aforesaid shall be converted into money and after paying off and discharging the expenses of such sale or sales aforesaid and the costs and expenses which shall attend or be incurred by the execution of the Trusts herein contained and of carrying the same into full execution Upon Trust that he the said Henry Laker his Executors or Administrators do and shall stand possessed of and ……….(?) in the clear net balance of the monies and effects then remaining in his Hand Upon Trust to put and place the same out at Interest upon some …(?) and sufficient security and from time to time pay and apply the Interest thereof and such part of the principal as he or they shall find necessary or think proper for and toward the support maintenance education and bringing up of my youngest child Jane Holden until she shall attain the age of Twenty one years or be married or shall be otherwise provided for whichever shall first happen Then Upon Trust that he the said Henry Laker his Executors or Administrators do and shall pay distribute and divide the clear net monies and effects then remaining in his hands under or by virtue of this my Will unto between and amongst all and every my Children (viz.) James Holden, Susanna Holden, John Holden, William Holden, Mary Holden, Eliza Holden, Thomas Holden, Edward Holden and Jane Holden or such of them as shall be then living in equal shares and proportional share and share alike to whom I do hereby give and bequeath the same accordingly Provided always that in case it shall happen that any or either of my said children shall depart their life before his her or their share or shares shall become payable as aforesaid leaving issue of his or her Body lawfully begotten him or her surviving them and in which case I do hereby give and bequeath the part share and proportion of him or her so dying and leaving lawful issue as aforesaid unto the Child or Children of such deceased Parent in equal shares and proportion if more than one share and share alike But in case it shall happen that any or either of my said children shall happen to die before his or her share become payable in manner aforesaid without leaving lawful issue of his or her body him or her surviving then and in such case I do hereby give and bequeath the part share and proportion of such of my said children so dying aforesaid without lawful issue unto the survivors or survivor of my said children their Executors and Administrators in equal shares and proportions share and share alike to take as tenants in common and not as joint tenants. And I do hereby direct and declare that the receipt or receipts in writing of my said Trustee his Heirs Executors or Administrators for any sum or sums of money payable to him or them under or by virtue of this my Will shall be a sufficient and effectual discharge for the same respectively or so much thereof respectively as shall be expressed to be acknowledged or received And that the person or persons to whom the same shall be given his her or their Heirs Executors Administrators or Assigns shall not afterwards be answerable for any loss or misapplication or be in anywise obliged or concerned(?) to see to the application of the money or any part thereof thereby expressed to be received
And I do hereby also declare that my said Trustee his Heirs Executors and Administrators shall not be answerable or accountable for any more of the Trust monies and Effects than shall actually come into his or their hands by nature of this my Will nor with or for any loss which may happen thereto unless the same shall or may happen by or through his or their own wilful neglect or default And further that it shall and may be lawful to and for my said Trustee his Heirs Executors and Administrators to deduct and reimburse to himself and themselves out of the aforesaid Trust Premises(?) all such costs charges damages and expenses which he or they shall or may sustain expend disburse be at or put unto in or about the execution of the aforesaid Trusts and relating thereto And Lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint my said Wife
Susanna and the said Henry Laker Executrix and Executor of the my Will and hereby revoking and making null all former and other Will or Wills by me at any time hereto under I do publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I there said John Holden have to this my last Will and Testament contained in three sheets of Paper set my hand and seal (that is today) to the first two sheets thereof I have set my hand and to this the third and last sheet thereof my hand and seal this Sixth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirteen.
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said
John Holden the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in hispresence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed or names as Witnesses
John Colbatch
James Lugsdin
Wm Penfold Junr
The mark and seal of
John Holden
The 6th December 1824 there was sworn
Henry Laker the surviving Executor in this Will named
To whom was nominated the …………………
Sworn also that the Goods Chattels and Credits of the deceased did not amount in Value unto One Hundred Pounds
By …
George Proctor Surrogate
(Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber, June 2012.)
His estate was probated on 6 December 1824 Note that John Holden's wife Susanna was buried on 23 Sep 1824 which likely caused the probate event so that the will could be finalised.
Note that a Henry Laker, possibly one of the executors of John Holden's will (or son of), was buried in Brighton St Nicholas on 24 Mar 1836 age 48 years. His abode was Prince's St, Brighton. There is also a baptism of a Mary Ann Laker to Henry and Mary Laker on 23 Aug 1810 in Brighton. A Henry Laker married Mary Hastings 29 Dec 1808 in Brighton (botp).1,5,3

Family

Susanna Roofe b. 10 Dec 1756, d. 1824
Marriage*
John Holden married Susanna Roofe, daughter of Edward Rofe and Lucy Catt, on 30 January 1778 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 72 years, North St, Brighton."
  5. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Holden

b. 11 February 1781
FatherJohn Holden b. c 1747, d. Mar 1819
MotherSusanna Roofe b. 10 Dec 1756, d. 1824
     John Holden was born in 1781 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
John Holden was baptized on 11 February 1781 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Holden and Susanna Roofe.
John Holden witnessed the will of John Holden dated 6 April 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).

John Holden

b. 5 April 1801, d. 1859
FatherJames Holden b. c 1773, d. 1812
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 6 Aug 1775, d. 1851
     John Holden was baptized on 5 April 1801 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. He was the son of James Holden and Sarah Akehurst.
John Holden married Ann Cornford on 23 January 1826 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1
John Holden died in 1859 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.

Family

Ann Cornford
Marriage*
John Holden married Ann Cornford on 23 January 1826 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Lydia Maria Holden

b. 1867, d. 16 February 1928
FatherJames William Holden b. 16 Jun 1840, d. 21 Mar 1929
MotherSusannah Bosanko Lean b. 12 Jun 1844, d. 21 Nov 1926
     Lydia Maria Holden was born in 1867 at Dungog, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of James William Holden and Susannah Bosanko Lean.
Lydia Maria Holden died on 16 February 1928 at Campsie, New South Wales, Australia.

Madeline Vera Holden

b. 20 June 1900, d. 7 August 1995
FatherFrederick Thomas Holden b. 29 Jan 1876, d. 24 Aug 1958
MotherMatilda Harriet Maddalena b. 12 May 1878, d. 2 Dec 1960
     Madeline Vera Holden was born on 20 June 1900 at Upper Stewarts River, Hannam Vale, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of Frederick Thomas Holden and Matilda Harriet Maddalena.
Madeline Vera Holden was also known as Madge.
Madeline Vera Holden married John Alexander Anderson on 31 March 1921 at Comboyne, New South Wales, Australia.
Madeline Vera Holden died on 7 August 1995 at Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, at age 95.

Family

John Alexander Anderson b. 15 Nov 1897, d. 4 Feb 1960
Marriage*
Madeline Vera Holden married John Alexander Anderson on 31 March 1921 at Comboyne, New South Wales, Australia
Child

Martha Jane Holden

b. 1879, d. 6 October 1962
FatherJames William Holden b. 16 Jun 1840, d. 21 Mar 1929
MotherSusannah Bosanko Lean b. 12 Jun 1844, d. 21 Nov 1926
     Martha Jane Holden was born in 1879 at Dungog, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of James William Holden and Susannah Bosanko Lean.
Martha Jane Holden died on 6 October 1962 at Kendall, New South Wales, Australia.

Mary Holden

     Mary Holden and Thomas Luxford obtained a marriage licence on 27 September 1614 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Thomas a yeoman from Herstmonceux; Mary a widow from Wartling.1

Family

Thomas Luxford
Marriage License*
Mary Holden and Thomas Luxford obtained a marriage licence on 27 September 1614 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England, Thomas a yeoman from Herstmonceux; Mary a widow from Wartling.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Mary Anne Holden

b. 30 November 1789, d. 14 December 1861
FatherJohn Holden b. c 1747, d. Mar 1819
MotherSusanna Roofe b. 10 Dec 1756, d. 1824
     Mary Anne Holden was born in 1789 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Mary Anne Holden was baptized on 30 November 1789 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of John Holden and Susanna Roofe.
Mary Anne Holden married James Bignell on 25 December 1809 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.2
Mary Anne Holden witnessed the will of John Holden dated 6 April 1813 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Mary Anne Holden was a laundress on 7 June 1841.4
On 7 June 1841 Mary Anne Holden and James Bignell lived at St John Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 7 April 1861 Mary Anne Holden lived at 123 Jermyn St, St James, Westminster, Middlesex, England, widow, age 75 years living with her son Henry Bignell (a licenced victualler) and family.5
Mary Anne Holden died on 14 December 1861 at St James Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England, at age 72.
Mary Anne Holden was buried on 19 December 1861 at All Souls, Kensal Green, Middlesex, England.

Family

James Bignell b. c 1790, d. 1849
Marriage*
Mary Anne Holden married James Bignell on 25 December 1809 at Brighton, Sussex, England, both of Brighton.2 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S274] Will of John Holden of Brighton, Sussex, England, made 6 Apr 1813, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 6 Dec 1824. (ESRO: PBT 1/1/75/339).
  4. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1121 folio 1/24 page 7."
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 63; Folio: 18; Page: 35; GSU roll: 542566."

Mary Harriet Holden

b. 1873, d. 15 April 1944
FatherJames William Holden b. 16 Jun 1840, d. 21 Mar 1929
MotherSusannah Bosanko Lean b. 12 Jun 1844, d. 21 Nov 1926
     Mary Harriet Holden was born in 1873 at Tweed River, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of James William Holden and Susannah Bosanko Lean.
Mary Harriet Holden died on 15 April 1944 at Moorland, New South Wales, Australia.

Phyllis Holden

b. 15 February 1808
FatherJames Holden b. c 1773, d. 1812
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 6 Aug 1775, d. 1851
     Phyllis Holden was baptized on 15 February 1808 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of James Holden and Sarah Akehurst.

Sarah Holden

b. 3 October 1802
FatherJames Holden b. c 1773, d. 1812
MotherSarah Akehurst b. 6 Aug 1775, d. 1851
     Sarah Holden was baptized on 3 October 1802 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of James Holden and Sarah Akehurst.

Sarah Ellen Holden

b. 1871, d. 28 July 1950
FatherJames William Holden b. 16 Jun 1840, d. 21 Mar 1929
MotherSusannah Bosanko Lean b. 12 Jun 1844, d. 21 Nov 1926
     Sarah Ellen Holden was born in 1871 at Tweed River, New South Wales, Australia. She was the daughter of James William Holden and Susannah Bosanko Lean.
Sarah Ellen Holden died on 28 July 1950 at Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia.