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William Holme

1782 - bef 1851

Father Peter Holme
Mother Ann Bagshaw
Wife Martha Dickens
Children Peter, Ellis, Mary, Ann, Sarah, Elizabeth, Martha, Hannah, William, Eliza, Thomas, Richard, Elizabeth, Robert


William was born in Brushfield 1782, the eldest son of Peter and Ann, and baptised at Taddington on 25th April (1). His younger brother Peter followed in 1784 (2), and then Thomas in 1787 (3). His sister Elizabeth (Betty) was born in 1790 (4), and then three more brothers followed - Richard in 1793 (5), Robert in 1796 (6) and Matthew in 1800 (7). Finally his youngest sister Mary was born at the end of 1803 (8).

A month or two before the birth of his sister Mary, on 1st September, he married Martha Dickens of Taddington at All Saints Chuch, Bakewell (9). They intially settled in Brushfield, with their eldest son Peter born there in 1805 (10), but their residence over the next few years is less clear. Their next two children - Ellis born in 1808 (11), and Mary born in 1809 (12) - were both baptised in Taddington, so the family could still have been in Brushfield, but may equally have been anywhere in the parish. They moved briefly to Stanton Lees, where their daughter Ann was born in 1811 (13), but were back to having their next daughter Sarah baptised in Taddington the following year (15).

By the time of their next daughter Elizabeth's birth in 1814, they had settled at Chelmorton Flats Farm (16), with Martha's father Elias (17). Elias died the following year (18) and William and Martha took over the farm.

Their next daughter, Martha, was born in 1816 (19), followed by Hannah in 1818 (20). William's mother died later that year (21). His son William was born in 1819 (22), another daughter Eliza followed in 1821 (23), then son Thomas in 1823 (24), before daughter Elizabeth died later the same year (25)(26). Son Richard came along in 1826 (27), then youngest daughter (another) Elizabeth in 1827 (28), and finally youngest son Robert in 1829 (29).

At around the time that Robert was born, William put all his farm stock and equipment, and the household furniture up for sale (30). The reason isn't clear, but the family moved away sometime after this (31), and his father's will of 1832 includes a clause concerning William, which is not applied to any of his siblings, stating that if William attempts to get hold of any more of his father's property beyond his explicit legacy then his legacy is to be cut by more than half (32). This could indicate that William had something of a reputation for wasting money, or that he had fallen out with his father perhaps?

William's whereabouts after this are unclear, but he may possibly have moved to Liverpool where he became a provision dealer (33). All that is known is that he was dead by 1851 (35).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: William, son of Peter & Ann Holme of Brushfield, 25/4/1782
  2. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Peter, son of Peter & Ann Holme of Brushfield, 18/10/1784
  3. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Thomas, son of Peter & Ann Holme of Brushfield, 15/11/1787
  4. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Betty Roberts, daughter of Peter & Ann Holme of Brushfield, 22/9/1790
  5. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Richard, son of Peter & Ann Holme of Brushfield, 15/10/1793
  6. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Robert, son of Peter & Ann Holme of Brushfield, 5/9/1796
  7. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Matthew, son of Peter & Ann Holme, 15/3/1800
  8. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Mary, daughter of Peter & Ann Holme, 23/11/1803
  9. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Married: William Holme of Brushfield & Martha Dickens of Taddington, 1/9/1803
  10. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Peter, son of William & Martha Holme of Brushfield, 22/8/1805
  11. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Ellis, son of William & Martha Holme, 20/3/1808
  12. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Mary, daughter of William & Martha Holme, 12/3/1809
  13. That the William and Martha of Stanton Lees who had a daughter Ann in January 1811 (14) are the same William and Martha is shown by later census entries of Ann, who has her mother Martha living with her in 1851 and 1861, and ner niece Julia Holmes living with her in 1861. Julia was the daughter of Ann's younger sister Martha
  14. Parish Register of St Helen, Darley, includes the entry:
    Baptized 1811
    Jany 24 Ann Dauy of William & Martha Holme of Stanton Lees B. 2 Jan Inst
  15. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Sarah daughter of William & Martha Holme, 14/10/1812
  16. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Elizabeth daughter of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatt 30/10/1814
  17. See Martha's father's page
  18. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Buried: Elias Dicken of Chelmorton Flatts, age 77, 20/6/1815
  19. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Chelmorton (transcript by Ancestral Archives), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Martha daughter of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatz 13/10/1816
  20. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Chelmorton (transcript by Ancestral Archives), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Hannah daughter of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatt 3/5/1818
  21. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Buried: Ann Holme of Brushfield, age 57, 24/11/1818
  22. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Chelmorton (transcript by Ancestral Archives), includes the entry:
    Bapt: William son of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatt 24/12/1819
  23. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Chelmorton (transcript by Ancestral Archives), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Eliza daughter of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatt 26/8/1821
  24. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Chelmorton (transcript by Ancestral Archives), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Thomas son of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatt 26/1/1823
  25. Parish Register of St Michael, Taddington (transcript by Val Neal), includes the entry:
    Buried: Elizabeth daughter of William & Martha Holme, age 8, of Chelmorton Flatt 30/4/1823
  26. Memorial Inscription in Taddington graveyard (transcript) reads:
    Elizabeth, daughter of William & Martha Holme of Cherlmorton, died 25 April 1823, aged 8yrs, 6 months & 26 days.
  27. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Chelmorton (transcript by Ancestral Archives), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Richard son of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatt 5/11/1826
  28. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Chelmorton (transcript by Ancestral Archives), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Elizabeth daughter of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatt 4/11/1827
  29. Parish Register of St John the Baptist, Chelmorton (transcript by Ancestral Archives), includes the entry:
    Bapt: Robert son of William & Martha Holme, farmer of Chelmorton Flatt 7/3/1829
  30. Advertisement in Derby Mercury of Wednesday 11th February 1829 reads:
                   BY MESSRS. EYRE AND SON.
    
                     CHELMERTON FLAT FARM,
                        Near Taddington
         And six miles from Bakewell, in the County of Derby.
    
             LIVE and DEAD FARMING STOCK, five Stacks
    of Oats, three Stacks of Straw, two Stacks of Hay containing
     about 50 Tons, Horses, Cows, Calves, Cart, Plough, Harrow,
    Gearing, Cheese, Cheese Press and Dairy Utensils, Poultry, &c.
    Also about seven acres of Seed Turnips, and the HOUSEHOLD
                      FURNITURE, Clock, &c.
    
                      TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
                     By Messrs. EYRE and SON,
         (Without Reserve, and free from Auction Duty,)
             On the Premises of Mr. WILLIAM HOLMES,
               Of Chelmerton Flat Farm aforesaid,
    On Saturday the 15th February, 1829, sale to commence at ten
                              o'clock.
  31. Simply deduced from their disappearance from any records around Taddington
  32. William's father's will (page 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) (ref: B/C/11/Peter Holme, Brushfield, 1833 @ LRO) reads:
      In the Name of God Amen, I Peter Holme of Brushfield
    in the Parish of Bakewell & County of Derby (yeoman)
    being of sound mind & memory (Praised be God) do
    make & ordain this my last Will and Testament in
    Manner and form following that is to say
      First I leave to my son William Fifty Pounds to be Paid
    him at the end of two year after my decease if he be then living
    but if he should not be living at the end of two year after
    my decease or when the said legacy should become due
    then in that case, I will that my Executor pay unto his
    children the beforesaid Fifty Pounds share & share alike &
    to receive it as they arrive at the age of twenty one years
    but if in case my Son William should offer or attempt
    to get any part of my Property which I bequeath to my
    Executor then in that case I only leave him Twenty Pounds.
      I also leave my son Thomas one Hundred Pound
    to be paid him by my Executor in the sum of ten Pounds
    a year, and to be Paid by four equal payments that is
    fifty shillings in every Quarter of a year until the said
    one Hundred Pounds be all paid, & to commence at my
    decease and I also give him the bed that he now sleeps in.
      I also leave my Daughter Betty White the Sum of one
    Hundred and Thirty Pounds to her own use and to dispose of
    as she thinks proper And I leave my two sons Robert & Matthew
    In trust for the same, And I order that my Daughter Betty
    shall receive (if she shall think proper) the beforesaid Legacy
    by Installments the first fifty Pounds to be Paid at the end of
    twelve months after my decease, And fifty more at the end
    of two years after my decease, And thirty the remainder at the
    end of three yeras after my decease, But if my Daughter Betty
    should die before she receive any or all of the beforesaid Legacy
    then in that case I will that my Executors pay to her Daughter
    Ann White all the remainder or remainders that may remain
    due when she arrives at the age of twenty one years.
      I also leave my two sons Matthew & Robert the good will of the
    Farm I rent of the Duke of Devonshiore and I desire his Graces Agents
    will accept them Tenants, And I also leave my two Sons Matthew
    and Robert all my land in the Liberty of Tideswell part in my
    own possession & Part in the possession of George Needham.
      I also leave them two Fields in the Liberty of Ashford,
    I also leave them those five Fields on Priestcliff Neither Common,
    I also leave them all my Land at Taddington that is the Wings
    Close, the Stack Yard, the Wings pingle, the Peas Roods Close, the Hart
    Close, the Edge top, the Peas Roods side, & a Piece of Land joining
    the top of Peas Roods, the Haddendale edge Close, the two under
    ways Closes, the Woefield Close, the townhead pingle, and that
    property that I bought of Joseph Gregory, I also leave my two
    sons Robert and Matthew all my shares of Mogshaw mine
    and every thing belonging to it, And also all my shares of Burford
    and Bole Ton mines and every thing belonging to them, And
    I also leave them the Edge top mine, and the Peas Rood Vein,
    And I also leave my two Sons Robert & Matthew all my
    Personal Property of what nature or kind soever, concisting of
    Neat Cattle, Horses, Sheep, also all Farming Impliments and
    also all the Household furniture & every other thing belonging
    to me of what nature or kind the same may be.
      And I also leave my two Sons Matthew and Robert In trust
    for the House which my son Richard now Inhabits and also
    the Stable, the Cowhouse, the Brewhouse, the Garden and yard
    and all Priviledges & Appurtenances  belonging the same And
    also all the Household Furniture of whatsoever concisting that
    are in the said House or anywhere upon the said Premises
    which my Son Richard now Occupies of mine, And also it
    is my order that when my beforesaid trust, Viz, Matthew &
    Robert shall see a proper time of delivering the beforesaid House
    and all the Premises before expressed, together with all the
    Household furniture as before expressed, together to such of my Son
    Richards Children, as they shall think proper, that they upon
    entering upon the same shall pay or cause to be paid into
    the hands of my Executors the sum of one Hundred Pounds
    Arising out of the same for their own use, viz, Matthew & Roberts
      And all the rest residue and remainder of my Estate both
    real and Personal I give & bequeath unto my two Sons
    Robert and Matthew their Heirs Executors & Administrators or Assigns in
    equal shares & Proportion to take as Tenants in Common &
    not as joint Tenants subject never the less to the Payments of all
    my just debts Legacies annuities & all other & every other matter
    & things hereinbefore by me directed, And I do make all
    real and Personal Estate chargeable with the Payment of
    the same; And lastly I do hereby Nominate constitute
    and appoint my two Sons Robert Holme & Matthew Holme
    joint Executors of this my last will and testament In Witness
    whereof I have hereunto set my Hand and Seal this Eighth
    day of February in the Year of our Lord one thousand eight
    and thirty two
    Signed sealed published Pronounced
    and declared by the said Peter Holme
    the testator & for his last Will and
    testament in the presence of us who           Peter Holme
    in his presence at his request & in
    the presence of each other have sub-
    scribed our Names as Witnesses here to
         Mathhew Roberts
         Ellin Holme X her mark
         Henry White
    
  33. There is a William and Martha Holmes with daughter Elizabeth, all born "out of county" and with appropriate ages in Toxteth Park, Liverpool in the 1841 census (34). No other potential matches have been found in this census.
  34. Census of 7th June 1841 reads:
    Place: Toxteth Park, Liverpool
    William Holmes above 55 Provision Dealer No
    Martha Do 55   No
    Elizabeth Do 13   No
  35. Martha was a widow by the time of the 1851 census (36).
  36. Census of 30th March 1851 reads:
    Place: Chapel Steads, Wormhill
    Samuel Slack Head Mar 45 Farmer of 200 acres employing 2 labourers [Derbyshire], [Wormhill]
    Ann Do Wife Mar 40 Farmers Wife Do, Stanton
    Joseph Do Son U 17 Farmers Son emplyd at Home Do, Wormhill
    William Do Do U 16 Do - Do Do, Do
    Richard Do Do . 15 Do - Do Do, Do
    Thomas Do Do . 12 Do Scholar Do, Do
    Samuel Do Do . 11 Do Do, Do
    John Do Do . 6 Do Do, Do
    Caroline Do Daur . 9 Do Do, Do
    Martha Do Do . 7 Do Do, Do
    Elizabeth Do Do . 4 Do Do, Do
    Ann Do Do . 2 Do Do, Do
    Betty Wilshaw Servant U 40 House Servt Do, Do
    Martha Holme Mother in Law W 65 Retired Farmer Do, Taddington



Notes:

Confirm PR entries in original register


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