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holbrook davis

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Gerard Report 24 Mar 2013 00:18

hi looking for a holbrook davis born 1829 in nottingham,he is the son of holbrook davis born in dublin in 1804.i have no mothers name or where he lived after 1841 thanks gerry


GlitterBaby Report 24 Mar 2013 00:52

Where was he in 1841 ?


GlitterBaby Report 24 Mar 2013 00:55

No idea if relevant or not

Ireland, Civil Registration Deaths Index, 1864-1958

Name: Holebrook Davis
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1831
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1887
Death Age: 56
Registration district: Dunshaughlin
Death Country: Ireland
Volume: 2
Page: 742
FHL Film Number: 101594


GlitterBaby Report 24 Mar 2013 00:56

1841 just for info
Name: Holbrook Davis
Age: 12
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1829
Gender: Male
Where born: Nottinghamshire, England

Civil parish: St Mary
Hundred: Nottingham
County/Island: Nottinghamshire
Country: England

Street Address:

Occupation: View image

Registration district: Nottingham
Sub-registration district: Sherwood
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 870
Book: 16
Folio: 6
Page Number: 5
Household Members: Name Age
Holbrook Davis 35
Ann Davis 27
Holbrook Davis 12
Elizebeth Jackson 20
Mary Thompson 30

Looks as if parents are on 1851 in Middlesex


GlitterBaby Report 24 Mar 2013 01:03

So mother is not Ann

Name: Ann Harwood
Age: Full Age
Marriage Date: 28 Oct 1837
Parish: Liverpool St David
Spouse's Name: Holebrook Davis
Father's Name: Robert Harwood
Spouse Father's Name: William Henry Davis


Flip Report 24 Mar 2013 06:29

Not seeing him on any census - wonder if he went to Ireland there's this possible marriage, and the death previously posted:

Holbrook Davis
Date of Registration: 1858
Registration district: Kilkenny
Volume: 6
Page Number: 309
FHL Film Number: 101247
Records on Page: Name
Holbrook Davis
Catherine Cowley


MarieCeleste Report 24 Mar 2013 10:38

Just in case it's of any relevance, on the 1837 marriage above Holebrook Davis was recorded as a widower of Burnley, Lancs.

The witnesses were Hannah Maria Harwood and Robert Harwood.


Gerard Report 24 Mar 2013 13:22

hi thanks to everybody for there help,I will check out the marriage in kilkenny and the death in dunshaughlin to see if it is the same holbrook.Glitterbaby does it mention the name of william henry davis wife in the marriage of holbrook and ann harwood in 1837,Ihave no information of his wife or of william henry davis,I know he was a lieutenant in the army,but no other information thanks again gerry


MarieCeleste Report 24 Mar 2013 13:58

Hello Gerard, marriage records in England don't give details of the bride and groom's mothers (well, except on some very rare occasions when I've seen the mother's name given in place of a father when the person marrying is illegitimate).

The marriage record does state that William Henry Davis was a Lieutenant in the army.


MarieCeleste Report 24 Mar 2013 14:09

The Coventry Herald on 10 November 1837 actually carried a notice of the marriage - their version is slightly different to the info on the marriage record:

"On the 28th ult., at Liverpool, Holbrooks davis, Esq., merchant of Dublin to Ann, third daughter of Robert Horwood, Esq., late of Birmingham"

(On the actual marriage record Holbrook is a widowed tailor and draper of Burnley. Ann's father Robert was a book-keeper).

If Dublin is correct then it's starting the Irish connection ......


MarieCeleste Report 24 Mar 2013 14:12

Further info on that 1858 Kilkenny marriage:

Holbrook Davis, "Ireland, Marriages, 1619-1898"

Name: Holbrook Davis
Spouse's Name: Catherine Cowley
Event Date: 20 Nov 1858
Event Place: Kilkenny, Kilk, Ireland
Father's Name: Holbrook Davis
Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Cowley
Marital Status: Single
Spouse's Marital Status: Single

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M70218-6
System Origin: Ireland-EASy
GS Film number: 101397
Reference ID: 309

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Gerard Report 3 Apr 2013 10:27

hi,just to update and thank everybody for there help,i went and got the copies of holbrook born 1831 his marriage cert and death cert and it mathches up,he was a land steward and had a daughter elizabeth presant at death which i did not know about,thanks again


MarieCeleste Report 7 Apr 2013 13:12

From new thread:

"looking for a william henry davis born late 1700s,he was a lieutenant in army in 1837.i do not know his wifes name but i know of one son called holbrook davis born dublin in 1804 or 05 or 06,i have no other information on him ,thanks gerry"