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willie holroyd(1868)

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Bryan

Bryan Report 1 Aug 2014 19:35

Hi there, Bryan...

I am completely new to this GR site, so this may be way off mark regarding your search, but I can tell you that at the top of Turf Pit(s) Lane, Moorside, Oldham was (and still is but a different kind of business) a dairy farm owned by a Holroyd family during the 1940s when I was a kid living on Strinesdale estate right by that farm....

You mention 'Yorkshire or Lancashire' in your posting - well, the county boundary was (and still is despite the invention of 'Greater Manchester'!) about 300 yards from Holroyds' farm!

Best o' luck...Bryan (yes, another one!)

PricklyHolly

PricklyHolly Report 28 Jun 2014 11:58

In case this is of interest to you......


West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
about Joseph Norman Holroyd Name:Joseph Norman Holroyd
Parish:Rastrick, St Matthew
Baptism Date:6 Aug 1893
Born: 2 June 1893
Father's Name:Willie Holroyd (Cloth Presser)
Mother's name:Eliza Holroyd


West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
about Ada Holroyd Name:Ada Holroyd
Parish:Rastrick, St Matthew
Baptism Date:7 Apr 1895
Born: 25 Feb 1895
Father's Name:Willie Holroyd (Cloth Presser)
Mother's name:Eliza Holroyd


West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
about Elsie Holroyd Name:Elsie Holroyd
Parish:Rastrick, St Matthew
Baptism Date:3 Jan 1897
Born: 1 Nov 1896
Father's Name:Willie Holroyd (Fish Monger)
Mother's name:Eliza Holroyd



West Yorkshire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1813-1935
about Joseph Norman Holroyd (Bachelor) Carter.....9 Clifton Road, Brighouse
Birth Year:abt 1893
Age:22
Marriage or Bann Date:16 Oct 1915
Parish:Brighouse, St Martin
Father's Name :Willie Holroyd (Coal-Marchant
Spouse's Name :Mand Lord (Maud) Spinster.....17 Manley Street
Spouse's Father's Name:Robert Lord (Calico-Printer)
Witnesses: Herbert Marsden...Herbert Lord?.....Ada Holroyd.

There appears to be 3 children born to the marriage........A son and 2 daughters. I assume the son is your father.


England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
about Mabel Holroyd Name:Mabel Holroyd
Mother's Maiden Surname:Lord
Date of Registration:Apr-May-Jun 1918
Registration district:Halifax
Inferred County:Yorkshire
Volume Number:9a
Page Number:458

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England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005
about Mabel Holroyd Name:Mabel Holroyd
Spouse Name: Joe Eastwood
Date of Registration:Oct-Nov-Dec 1937
Registration district:Halifax Inferred County:
Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number:9a
Page Number:1016

Edit: A possible child born to this marriage...........Ruth Q Eastwood.
She appears on the 2014 electoral roll at...........192.com


England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007
about Mabel Eastwood Name:Mabel Eastwood
Birth Date:26 Apr 1918
Date of Registration:Jun 1978
Age at Death:60
Registration district:Halifax
Inferred County:West Yorkshire
Volume:4
Page:0793



England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
about Jen Holroyd Name:Jen Holroyd <<<<<<<<"Jean" on Freebmd
Mother's Maiden Surname:Lord
Date of Registration:Oct-Nov-Dec 1930
Registration district:Halifax
Inferred County:Yorkshire West Riding
Volume Number:9a
Page Number:503






BarbaraFromYorkshire

BarbaraFromYorkshire Report 26 Jun 2014 16:04

I have sent the image Bryan, not sure if you know but you can access it by going to the top of the page and clicking on the tab that says "Messages" Please let me know if you have any trouble with it.
Cheers
Barbara

BarbaraFromYorkshire

BarbaraFromYorkshire Report 26 Jun 2014 15:45

I am so sorry Bryan, his death date on the Probate should have been 31st July 1943 not 1942 as I had put. I have now Edited it on the Probate post above. Once again I am sorry I made that mistake. I will try and send you the probate image by PM.

Best Wishes
Barbara

Bryan

Bryan Report 26 Jun 2014 15:15

thanks Barbara I think the 1943 death for Willie might be the wrong one,but the probate one might be the correct. one. Bryan

BarbaraFromYorkshire

BarbaraFromYorkshire Report 26 Jun 2014 11:53

Hi again Bryan,

You mention Lancashire or Yorkshire in your opening post--so do you think Willie moved to Lancashire at some point ?

There is this Death index

Deaths Sep (Quarter) 1943

HOLROYD Willie --age 74--- Manchester 8d 54

and this record from the National Probate Calendar --which MAY BE about the above Willie

Willie Holroyd of 552 Manchester Road Bury, Lancashire. Died 31st July 1943 at Manchester Royal Infirmary. Probate Llandudno 28th September to ADA HOLROYD spinster. Effects £560.

Now we know Willie had a daughter named ADA in the 1911 census but as I say I can't say this is the right one for you.

Best wishes
Barbara

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 26 Jun 2014 11:34

This is a possible

Print individual transcription View image
First name(s) WILLIE
Last name HOLROYD
Gender Male
Birth day -
Birth month -
Birth year 1869
Age 74
Death quarter 3
Death year 1943
District MANCHESTER
County Lancashire
Country England
Volume 8D
Page 54
Record set England & Wales deaths 1837-2007
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Record collection Deaths & burials
Collections from Great Britain

Bryan

Bryan Report 26 Jun 2014 09:22

This is my family.The only thing I dont know is when he died(during the WW2).

BarbaraFromYorkshire

BarbaraFromYorkshire Report 5 Apr 2013 00:20

Hello Bryan

Just to clarify
Is this the right Willie Holroyd for you in the 1911 census ?

(was Joseph Norman Holroyd your Grandfather ?

1911 England Census 1911 England Census
Name: Willie Holroyd
Age in 1911: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1869
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Elland, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Brighouse
County/Island: Yorkshire-West Riding
Country: England
Street Address: 13 Bottom Of Town Rastrick Brighouse
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Coat Merchant
Registration district: Halifax
Registration District Number: 496
Sub-registration district: Brighouse
ED, institution, or vessel: 26
Piece: 26394
Household Members: Name Age
Willie Holroyd 42
Eliza Holroyd 46
Joseph Northern Holroyd 17 (says Joseph Norman Holroyd on image--I have put a correction in)
Ada Holroyd 14
Elsie Holroyd 14


Source Citation: Class: RG14; Piece: 26394.


Barbara x

Reggie

Reggie Report 4 Apr 2013 16:39

Was he one of these?

Births Sep 1867 (>99%)
Holroyd Willie Bradford, Yk. 9b 3

Births Sep 1868 (>99%)
HOLROYD Willie Halifax 9a 456

Births Dec 1868 (>99%)
HOLROYD Willie Halifax 9a 459

Reggie

Reggie Report 4 Apr 2013 16:11

Start by looking for a marriage for him.....................on freebmd

If he didn't marry, he won't have any traceable, legitimate descendants

WHERE was he born?

Was WILLIE his registered forename?

How much research have you done yourself?

Have you, for instance, looked for his details in 'search all trees'?

Bryan

Bryan Report 4 Apr 2013 15:51

trying to find living family relatives of Willie (possibly in Lancashire or Yorkshire) THANKS