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The entries for people & families with the surname Holden are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Adam Holden [1???-1???]
Arthur Holden [18??-19??]
Benjamin Holden [1876-1916]
Clarence Holden [18??-19??]
E. Holden [18??-19??]
Elizabeth Holden [1720-1800]
Evelyn Holden [18??-1919]
Frank Holden [189?-1917]
Fred Holden [18??-1917]
Frederick Holden [1857-1927]
Grace Holden [18??-18??]
H. Holden [17??-18??]
Henry Holden [1849-1925]
Irvine Holden [1906-1945]
Rev J. Holden [18??-19??]
James Holden [1843-1874]
Jane Holden [18??-18??]
John Holden [1???-18??]
John Holden [18??-18??]
John Holden [1876-19??]
Joshua Holden [1870-1933]
Nathaniel Holden [16??-1723]
Nathaniel Holden [1656-1716]
P. Holden [1???-19??]
Percival Holden [1883-1917]
Peter Kenyon Holden [17??-18??]
Philip Holden [1???-1???]
R. Holden [17??-18??]
R. Holden [19??-19??]
Richard Thomas Holden [1886-1916]
Robert Holden [1???-1???]
Thomas Holden [1???-16??]
Thomas Holden [17??-1805]
Tom Holden [1862-1???]
W. A. Holden [18??-19??]
Walter Holden [1882-19??]
William Holden [18??-1???] 


Holden, Adam
[1???-1???] Partner in Hainsworth, Holden, Swaine & Pollard Bank

Holden, Arthur
[18??-19??] He served in World War I.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Patmos Congregational Chapel, Todmorden

Holden, Benjamin
[1876-1916] Son of Henry Holden.

He was a cotton twiner [1891] / a cotton weaver [1911] / employed at Abraham Robertshaw & Sons.

During World War I, he enlisted at Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire, and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

He was killed in action [10th July 1916] (aged 40).

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [13A & 14C], on a memorial in St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

His brother Richard Thomas also died in the War

Holden, Clarence
[18??-19??] Printer at 19 Lord Street, Halifax [1927]

Holden, E.
[18??-19??] Ginger beer brewers in Sowerby Bridge

Holden, Elizabeth
[1720-1800] Aka Betty.

In 1740, she married Thomas Crossley.

Her grandson John Crossley wrote that


She kept one of the best boarding schools for young ladies in the neighbourhood of Halifax
 

Holden, Evelyn
[18??-1919] He lived at 4 Ada Street, All Souls' Road, Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

He died of pneumonia in No.2 General Hospital, France [19th February 1919].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Holden, Frank
[189?-1917] He lived at Todmorden.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 1st/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, formerly the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed in action [19th July 1917].

He was buried at the Wancourt British Cemetery [I A 30].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Oddfellows' Hall, Todmorden

Holden, Fred
[18??-1917] Of Todmorden.

During World War I, he served with the Royal Fusiliers.

He died in the conflict [1917].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance, on Patmos War Memorial, and on the Roll of Honour of Patmos Congregational Church

Holden, Frederick
[1857-1927] Born in Manchester.

He was a dyer [1875].

On 14th October 1875, he married Elizabeth William [1857-1915] in Manchester.


Elizabeth was born in Manchester
 

Children:

  1. Frederick William [b 1876]
  2. Herbert [b 1879]
  3. Walter [b 1882]
  4. Percival
  5. Elizabeth [b 1887]
  6. Emily [b 1888]
  7. Hannah [b 1888]
  8. Louisa [b 1889]
  9. Arthur [b 1891]

Holden, Grace
[18??-18??] A hand-wheel spinner of Clark Bridge.

She was the last person to be flogged in the district after she had delivered under-weight yarn to her employer in the 1850s

Holden, H.
[17??-18??] Grocer at Ripponden.

In May 1820, he was declared bankrupt

Holden, Henry
[1849-1925] Son of Benjamin Holden, overlooker.

Born in Blackburn / Bury.

He was a smith of Bridge Gate, Wadsworth [1873] / a cotton mill operative [1881] / a cotton carder [1891] / a cotton operative [1901] / unemployed [1911].

On 5th July 1873, he married Rhoda Heap [1849-1913] at St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale.


Rhoda, a twister of Upper Mill, Erringden, was born in Erringden, the daughter of John William Heap, twiner
 

Children:

  1. child who died in before 1911
  2. Grace Agnes [b 1875] who was a card room operative [1891], a cotton operative [1901]
  3. Ann Elizabeth [b 1878] who was a cotton spinner [1891], a cotton operative [1901]
  4. William [b 1880] who was a cotton twiner [1891], a cotton operative [1901]
  5. Alice [b 1881] who was a cotton spinner [1891], a cotton operative [1901]
  6. Benjamin
  7. Mary Ellen [b 1884] who was a cotton weaver [1911], a cotton operative [1901], a cotton weaver [1911]
  8. Clara [b 1884] who was a cotton weaver [1911], a cotton operative [1901]
  9. Richard Thomas

The family lived at

  • Castle Mill Lane, Erringden [1881]
  • 2 Castle Mill Lane, Erringden [1891]
  • Castle Row, Mytholmroyd [1901]
  • Birks Hall, Twist Clough, Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd [1911]

Living with them in 1911 was granddaughter Lilian Law [b 1907]

Sons Benjamin & Richard Thomas died in World War I

Holden, Irvine
[1906-1945] Born in Halifax [23rd July 1906].

He was a keen gardener / employed in the Grocery Department of the Pye Nest Branch of the Halifax Co-operative.

He married Barbara.

Children:

  1. son
  2. daughter
They lived at 2 Copley Avenue, Pye Nest.

During World War II, he enlisted [October 1940], and served as a Driver with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

He died of cerebral meningitis in Hospital at Münster [19th July 1945] (aged 38).

He was buried at the Münster Heath War Cemetery [3 E 15].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Holden, Rev J.
[18??-19??] Baptist minister at Ripponden. In 1924, he moved to Clackmannanshire

Holden, James
[1843-1874] Born in Ovenden.

He was a mechanic [1871].

On 29th May 1867, he married Nancy Vincent Foulds [1841-1913] at Halifax Parish Church.


Nancy was born in Ovenden
 

Children:

  1. Thomas (Tom)
  2. Ralph [b 1865]
  3. Martha Ann [1868-1892]
  4. Mary [1870-1956] who was a dress maker [1891]
  5. Clara [1871-1928] who was a damask weaver [1891]

The family lived at

  • 2 George Street, Ovenden [1871]
  • 4 Cockcroft's Court, Northowram [1891]

In 1894, son Tom – who had gone to live in Australia, and returned – was charged with having attempted to murder his mother. Nancy survived the attack

Holden, Jane
[18??-18??] Lodging house keeper at Brunswick Terrace, Halifax [1850]

Holden, John
[1???-18??] Of Todmorden.

He and his family were involved in forging bank-notes.

Holden and his eldest son were transported for life for uttering forged £5 notes on the Derbyshire bank.

His son, Zachariah, and two other sons and a daughter were also involved in the forgery but were acquitted.

Zachariah hanged himself at Stoodley Edge on 6th June 1855

Holden, John
[18??-18??] In November 1844, he and William Barker were found guilty of assaulting and robbing John Bairstow. The jury recommended mercy for Holden who had a wife and family

Holden, John
[1876-19??] Born in Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

He was a mason's labourer [1901, 1911].

In 1897, he married Hannah Elizabeth Robertson in Halifax.


Hannah Elizabeth was born in Glasgow.

She had a son: Charlie Robertson

 

Children:

  1. Elsie [b 1898] who was a ring doubler cotton spinning [1911]
  2. Mary [b 1899] who was a copy twirler (cotton spinning) [1911]
  3. Edward [b 1901]
  4. Willie [b 1906]
  5. George [b 1906]
  6. Anne [b 1910]
  7. Edith [b 1910]
  8. Nellie [b 1911]

The family lived at

  • 25 Cote Hill Square, Warley [1901]
  • 1 Belmont Street, Sowerby Bridge [1911]

Holden, Joshua
[1870-1933] MA.

Born in Mankinholes.

He studied chemistry at Cambridge.

He was head of Roomfield Higher Grade School from 1898.

In 1910, he wrote A Short History of Todmorden.

In 1912, he was at Whitcliffe Mount School, Cleckheaton.

In 1914, he went to teach in Woking.

See Rev James Midgley

Holden, Nathaniel
[16??-1723] A mercer at Halifax.

Son of Nathaniel Holden.

He married Mary Mitchell [1685-1746] of Walterclough Hall.

Children:

  1. Hannah [1722-1753]
  2. child
  3. child
  4. child

Members of the family were buried in Halifax Parish Church where an inscription reads

Holden, Nathaniel
[1656-1716] A mercer at Halifax.

He was an apprentice to Thomas Dunn.

He was an acquaintance of Oliver Heywood who baptised him in May 1678.

On 23rd April 1678, he married Hannah Worrel [1656-1733].

Children:

  1. Thomas
  2. Richard
  3. daughter [b 1678/9] / Anna [d 1694]
  4. Nathaniel

He owned much property in Halifax. To his wife and sons, he bequeathed property identified as Crosshill, Elme Tree, Sidelins, Tongue Close, and a barn in Cow Green

Members of the family were buried in Halifax Parish Church where an inscription reads

Holden, P.
[1???-19??] He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Holden, Percival
[1883-1917] Son of Frederick Holden.

Born in Sowerby.

He was a plumber [1909].

On 3rd July 1909, he married (1) Norah Royds [1886-1914] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Norah was born in Sowerby
 

Children:

  1. Olive [1909-2002]

After 1909, the family moved to Rochdale.

Norah died in Rochdale [1914].

She was buried at St Mary's Church, Cottonstones.

On 25th December 1915, he married (2) Jessie Evelyn Royds [1891-1967] at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.


Jessie Evelyn was the sister of his first wife
 

Children:

  1. Phyllis [b 1916]

During World War I, he served as a Sapper with the 17th Division Signal Company Royal Engineers.

He was killed in action [19th November 1917].

He was buried at the Solferino Farm Cemetery [II B 28].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint Peter's Church, Sowerby, and on the Memorial at Christ Church, Sowerby Bridge.

After Percival's death Jessie married again:

In 1922, she married (2) Daniel Good [1889-1949] in Halifax.

In 1950, she married (3) Harold Hoyle [1895-1959] in Halifax.

In 1965, she married (4) Cyril Eastwood in Halifax.

Holden, Peter Kenyon
[17??-18??] Halifax agent, bookseller and publisher, and agent for Norwich Union [1822, 1829]

He had business at King Cross Street, Hall End [1811], and 1 Old Market Place [1829]

He was a partner in Holden & Dowson

He published Rev Patrick Brontë's Cottage Poems [1811], his The Rural Minstrel [1813], and Richard Oastler's Vicarial Tithes, Halifax [1827].

In 1809, a Mr P. Holden (bookseller) married Miss Pollard, both of Halifax, at Skipton.

He was buried at Undercliffe Cemetery, Bradford

Holden, Philip
[1???-1???] He lived at Holden House, Barkisland

Holden, R.
[17??-18??] He ran a school in Halifax [1828]

Holden, R.
[19??-19??] He was educated at Crossley & Porter School.

He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Crossley & Porter School, Halifax

Holden, Richard Thomas
[1886-1916] Son of Henry Holden.

He was a cotton operative [1901] / a cotton weaver [1911] / employed at Wood Top, Hebden Bridge.

He lived at 30 Square, Mytholmroyd.

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax, and served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders.

He was killed in action [19th July 1916].

He is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial [15C], on a memorial in St John in the Wilderness, Cragg Vale, and in the book Royd Regeneration.

His brother Benjamin also died in the War

Holden, Robert
[1???-1???] Constable at Todmorden & Walsden [1765]

Holden, Thomas
[1???-16??] He married Grace, daughter of Richard Nichols.

Children:

  1. Mary
  2. Grace

Holden, Thomas
[17??-1805] Whitesmith, ironmonger and hardware dealer with premises next door to the House at the Maypole in Corn Market, Halifax.

In 1784, he rebuilt the shop.

He was a Lieutenant in the Halifax Volunteers

He married Susannah Ogden [1771-1843].


Susannah was daughter of Rev Reuben Ogden MA, curate of Birstall
 

In August 1805, the Corn Market shop was occupied by the Nicholson family.

In 1780, he, John Emmett and William Bolland set up a blast-furnace and foundry at Birkenshaw. They produced iron and possibly steel castings.

He was buried with full military honours.

After his death, Susannah planned to continue the business as a whitesmith.

In 1808, Susannah married Hartley Murgatroyd

Holden, Tom
[1862-1???] Son of James Holden.

From Halifax.

He was a worsted spinner [1871].

He went to live in Australia.

He returned to Halifax around 1892.

He had been out of work for some time.

He lived at 4 Cockroft's Court, Halifax [1894] with his widowed mother Nancy Holden and his 2 sisters, one of whom was an invalid and in bed.

On 31st May 1894, he was charged with having attempted to murder his mother, on the previous day, by striking her on the head with a hatchet.

Earlier that day, as his mother was washing clothes, Holden had remarked to Nancy

Mother, I shall never go to heaven. If you die you will go to heaven

and a few minutes later, he rendered Nancy insensible with the blows of a hatchet. She survived the attack.

When Holden was later apprehended in a field above Claremount, he said

Yes, I did it. Is she dead?

Witnesses at the trial included Detective Inspector Brodley

At the trial, Holden said

I did not do it purposely

The Court heard that he had been affected by sunstroke whilst he was in Australia. His Lordship said and that there was no doubt that Holden was insane at the time he struck his mother.

He was sentenced to 6 months' imprisonment

Holden, W. A.
[18??-19??] He lived at 25 Back Foundry Street, Halifax.

He was a reservist.

During the South African Wars, he was called-up [December 1899], and served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died in 1900.

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Holden, Walter
[1882-19??] Born in Sowerby Bridge.

He was a house painter [1911].

In 1905, he married Rose Hannah, daughter of John Marshall, in Halifax.

Children:

  1. Reggie [b 1909] who married a cousin of entertainer Eric Sykes
  2. Nellie [b 1911]

In 1911, they were living with Rose Hannah's parents at Lock House, Sowerby Bridge

Holden, William
[18??-1???] He was partner in J. Bulcock & Company [1876] / partner in Bulcock & Holden [1877]

 

Holden surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 30 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Holden, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Holden:


Marriages 1803, 1810, 1874, 1895; Deaths 1804, 1810, 1899
 



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