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William Holbrough

He was born 20 May 1818 in Homley Hoo House, Charlton Abbots, and died 1896. 

His first marriage was to Mary (Amey) Skinner on 13th Oct 1840 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of Thomas Skinner and Jane Cooke.  She was born 1821. 

His second marriage was to Mary Barnes on 10 Mar 1878 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. She was the daughter of William Barnes and was born 1848 in Minsterworth. She died in 1905.

1841 census Winchcombe, Gloucester Street (NB ages are rounded in the 1841 census)

  •   Holbrow William 20   Ag Lab
  •   Holbrow Amey   20
  •   Holbrow Charlotte   2m

1850 Rate Book for Gloucester Street; William Holbrough was living on the south side of the street at No 42. in a house belonging to Thomas Woolvin

1851 census

  • HOLBROW William 31 Ag Lab Sudeley
  • Amey 34 Paper Mill Winchcomb
  • Mary Ann 6 Scholar Winchcomb
  • Matilda 4 Winchcomb
  • Ruth 1 Winchcomb

He appeared on the census of 1861, 1871 and 1881 in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe.

1891 Census Winchcombe

  • HOLBOROUGH William 69 General Lab Sudeley
  • Mary 46 Minsterworth
  • Frederick 12 General Lab Winchcombe
  • Charlotte 11 Scholar Winchcombe
  • Charles 9 Scholar Winchcombe
  • Annie 8 Scholar Winchcombe
  • Edward 5 Scholar Winchcombe

He was buried on 20th Aug 1896, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

The children of William Holbrough and Mary Skinner were:

  • i. Charlotte Holbrough, born Abt. Apr 1841 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died 19 Dec 1841.
  • ii. Henry Holbrough, born 1843 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died 1843.
  • iii. Mary Ann Holbrough, born 1845 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died in  .
  • iv. Matilda Holbrough, born 1847 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died 1859.
  • v. Ruth Holbrough, born 1849 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died in  .  She married Manfred Pash 20 Feb 1869 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; born in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; She was a silk winder in 1861. She appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in the household of William Holborough in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. She appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in the household of Manfred Pash in Back Leamington Place (rooms over Coach House), Cheltenham. Manfred Pash was a coachman in 1881. Manfred Pash and Ruth Holbrough were married on 20 Feb 1869, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
  • vi. Jane Holbrough, born 1852 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; She married George Jones on 17 May 1877 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; born 1848. Jane Holbrough was a silk winder in 1861. She appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in the household of William Holborough in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. She witnessed the marriage of Amy Holborough and Robert Richings on 5 June 1876 in Winchcombe. She appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in the household of George JONES in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. She appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in the household of George JONES in Winchcombe. George Jones was a Labourer At The Paper Mill.
  • vii. Amy Holbrough, born 1854 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.  She married Robert Richings 05 Jun 1876 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. Amy Holbrough appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in the household of William Holborough in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. She appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in the household of William Holborough in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. She was a rag sorter in Postlip Paper Mills. She appeared on the census of 1881, 1891 and 1901 in the household of Robert Richings in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. He was a Labourer At A Pottery
  • viii. Pamila Holbrough, born 1857 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died 1859.
  • ix. Louisa Holbrough, born 1861 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. She appeared on the census of 1861 and 1871 in the household of William Holborough in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe. She appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Training College, Cheltenham; as a housemaid in the household of Ebenezer Brereton, Vice Principal of training college and Captain Engineer Volunteers.

The children of William Holbrough and Mary Barnes were:

  • i. Frederick William Holbrough, born 1878 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire
  • ii. Charlotte Holbrough, born 1880 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died 1905 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.
  • iii. Charles Holbrough, born 1881 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.  He married Florrie Williams 30 Oct 1909. He was a Postman
  • iv. Annie Matilda Holbrough, born 1883 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.
  • v. Edward George Holbrough, born 1885 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. He appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in the household of William Holborough in Winchcombe. He was a labourer in fruit gardens. He appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in the household of Mary Barnes in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe.

 

Sarah Holbrough

She was born 1820 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, and died 1893.  Her first marriage was to someone called Wiggins. She was an agricultural labourer in 1841. She appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in the household of Jane Sollis in Footbridge, Winchcombe. By the 1851 Census described as a pauper and a widow with 2 small chidren and a brother of 8 living with her. However, this seems to have been a 'face saver' as William was actually baptised as her own.

1851 Gloucester Lane, Winchcombe

  • WIGGINS Sarah Widow 30 Pauper Winchcombe
  • Mary Ann 3 Didbrook
  • Caroline 2 Winchcombe
  • HOLBROOK William Brother 8 Winchcombe
  • WIXEY William Lodger Widr 44 Ag Lab Kineton
  • William His children 14 Ag Lab Kineton
  • Mary Ann 11 Kineton
  • Fanny 9 Kineton

She appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in the household of William WIXEY in Bull Lane, Winchcombe. She appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Footbridge, Winchcombe.

1891 Census, Winchcombe

  • WIGGINS Sarah Widow 68 Field Worker Winchcombe
  • HOLBROUGH William Son 44 General Labourer Winchcombe

She died in 1893 and was buried on  24 May 1893

Her Children were:

  • i. Mary Ann Wiggins, born 1848 in Didsbrook. She appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in the household of Sarah Holborough in Gloucester Road, Winchcombe. She was a silk factory girl in 1861. She appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in the household of William WIXEY in Bull Lane
  • ii. Caroline Wiggins, born 1849 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died 1922 in Hawarden, Sioux County, Iowa.  She married Thomas Yates 1871 in Cleveland Ohio; born Feb 1849 in Severn Stoke; died 1927 in Denver, Colorado. She appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in the household of Sarah Holborough in Gloucester Road, Winchcombe. She was a silk factory girl in 1861. She appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in the household of William WIXEY in Bull Lane, Winchcombe.
  • iii. William Howborough, born 1843 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. He appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Winchcombe; as a lodger in the household of Obadiah Jones. He appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in the household of Sarah Holborough in Winchcombe
  • iv. George Wiggins, born 1857 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died 1859.

William fell foul of the law on several occasions;

    WILLIAM HOLBROW

    Gloucester Gaol Calendars
    Date of Admission:  26 February 1861
    Number in Index:  370
    Late Residence:  Winchcomb
    Trade:  labourer Age: 18
    Dark brown hair, grey eyes, oval visage, sallow complexion, freckled face.  Cut left little finger.  Scar left thigh near groin
    Cause of Commitment:  Breaking and entering the dwelling house of Emanuel Harris at Winchcombe on the 22nd Feby 1861 and stealing therein a coat apair of boots and other articles the property of John Harris
    By whom committed: J C Dent Esq
    By what court to be tried and when:  Quarter Sessions, Mar 20, 1861
    Event of trial:  Guilty of House breaking
    Sentence passed:  Twelve Calendar Months Hard labour in the Penitentiary
    When discharged or removed:  Discharged 1862, Mar 19
    By what authority:  Term expired
    Conduct in prison:  Orderly
    Previous known character, habits etc:  Native of Lydbrook.  Single, mother lives at Winchcombe, works for Robt Wilsker [Wiltshire?] and others at Winchcombe, was in Northleach prison for 1 month for felony 2 years ago.  Church

Gloucestershire Echo Saturday 30th September 1893

Petty Sessions, Friday - Before Mr J Wadingham, (chairman), Hon H Hanbury-Tracy, and Rev W D Stanton

    William Holborrow, labourer, North street, admitted catching a rabbit, on land occupied by Mr J C New, Langley, on September 14, and was fined 5s and 10s 6d expenses

    Gaol registers

    1861 holbrow william    winchcombe : 26 Feb 1861
    1869 holbrow william    gloucester : 23 Sep 1869
    1877 holbrough william    winchcombe : 23 Dec 1877

 

Ann Holbrough

She was born 1822 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.  She married Benjamin Williams 08 Oct 1842 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.  He was born 1821 in Stanway.

She was an agricultural labourer in 1841. She appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in the household of Jane Sollis in Footbridge, Winchcombe. She was a silk winder in 1851. She appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in the household of Benjamin Williams in Kinsham, Worcestershire.

The Children of Ann Holbrough and Benjamin Williams were:

  • i. Charles Williams, born 1846.
  • ii. Henry Williams, born 1849 in Toddington.

 

Mary Holbrough

She was born 28 Dec 1824 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire; died 05 Jan 1832 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire.

 

Charles Holbrough

He married Elizabeth Light 1837 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. At his marriage his father, Thomas Holbruck is described as a Blacksmith. His half-brother George is a witness. His occupation was a Blacksmith

 

John Holbrough

He was born 14 Jan 1830 in The Oaks, Sudely, Gloucestershire, the first of Janes children born after the death of her husband in 1825. John  appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in the household of Jane Sollis in Footbridge, Winchcombe. He was an agricultural labourer. He appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in the household of William Tarrant in Gloucester Street, Winchcombe.

 

Fanny & Lucy Griffin

These twin girls were, born and died in 1839 in Winchcombe, Gloucestershire. In the Baptismal register Jane is described as living apart from her husband at their birth. They were Christened on  03 Mar 1839, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire

Frances died and was buried aged 21 weeks on  01 Jul 1839, Lucy died and was buried aged 47 weeks on 30 Dec 1839.

 

 

 

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