Holsworth, William

Holsworth, William[1, 2]

Male 1834 - 1911  (76 years)

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  • Name Holsworth, William 
    Born 3 Sep 1834  Salhouse, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St. Faith District, 
    Christened 7 Sep 1834  Salhouse, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    _FSFTID KVGW-CGH 
    _UID 5ED695515BD6B84E985F24DCB63E09226754 
    Buried 1911  Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Mar 1911  Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6722  Peplers and Peplows | 1900-1 Descendents of Hugh Peploe and Ursula Baylies
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2007 

    Family King, Sarah 1900-1,   b. 7 Mar 1836, Great Stanmore, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1915, Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1864  St. John, S Ch., Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bethnal Green
      Created 1st July 1837. In Middlesex until 1889.
      Sub-districts : Bethnal Green East; Bethnal Green North; Bethnal Green North East; Bethnal Green South; Bethnal Green South West; Church; Green; Hackney Road; Town.
      GRO volumes : II (1837-51); 1c (1852-1930).

      Bethnal Green.
    Children 
     1. Holsworth, James 1900-1,   b. 10 Feb 1865, Islington, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1942, Willow Lake, Clark, South Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Holsworth, Walter (Single) 1900-1,   b. 6 Apr 1869, Battersea, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1901, Harrison, Kootenai, Idaho, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     3. Holsworth, William Farmer 1900-1,   b. 23 Jul 1871, Barrie, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1947, Benalto, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     4. Holsworth, Ruth E. Homemaker 1900-1,   b. 24 May 1874, Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1964, Benalto, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     5. Holsworth, John King Farmer 1900-1,   b. 19 Apr 1877, Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1958, Courtney, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     6. Holsworth, Caroline Elizabeth (Single) 1900-1,   b. 29 Jun 1879, Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1935, Gilroy, Santa Clara, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F2053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Address:
    St. Faith District, - 3 Sep 1834 - Salhouse, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
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    Link to Google MapsChristened - 7 Sep 1834 - Salhouse, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Mar 1864 - St. John, S Ch., Bethnal Green, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1911 - Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Mar 1911 - Red Cloud, Webster, Nebraska, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


    • 1841 Salhouse County Census Kiln Road
      Holsworth Mary 45 Agriculture Labourer
      Holsworth Elizabeth daughter 20 Agriculture Labourer
      Holsworth Mary Daughter 15
      Holsworth James son 14
      Holsworth Robert son 12
      Holsworth William son 5
      Holsworth Sarah daughter 5
      George Charles 40 Carter
      George Elizabeth 50
      George William 20
      George Judah 15
      Myhall Robert 20



      1851 British Census Norfolk County
      Name Relationmship Mar. Age Sex Occupation Birthplace
      Elizabeth Futter Head W 74 F Farmer Belaugh Norfolk
      John Futter Son M 34 M Aglab St. Faiths Nflk
      Mary Ann Futter Wife M 32 F Norwich Nflk
      Lydia Futter Daughter U 7 F Salhousie Nflk
      Edward futter Son 9m M Salhousie Nflk
      William Holsworth lodger 16 M Salhousie Nflk

      Federal Census of 1871 (Ontario Index)
      HOLSWORTH , WILLIAM
      Sex:Male
      Age:38
      Birthplace:ENGLAND
      Religion:Church of England, Anglican
      Origin:ENGLISH
      Occupation:PEDLAR
      District:YORK EAST ( 045 )
      Sub-district:Scarborough ( C )
      Division:2
      Page:25
      Microfilm reel:C-9968

      1880,US Census
      Name Relation Marital StatusGenderRaceAge BirthplaceOccupationF-BirthplaceM-Birthplace
      William HOLESWORTH Sel f M Male W 46 ENG Farmer ENG ENG
      Sara h HOLESWORTH WifeM Female W 45 ENG Keeping House ENG ENG
      James HOLESWORTH Son Male W 15 ENG Farming ENG ENG
      Walter HOLESWORTH SonS Male W 11 ENG Farming ENG ENG
      William HOLESWORTH Son S Male W 8 CANADA School ENG ENG
      Ruth HOLESWORTH Dau S Fema le W 6 NE School ENG ENG
      John HOLESWO RTH Son S MaleW 3 NE ENG ENG
      Caroline HOLESWORTH DauS Female W1 NE ENG ENG
      Source Information:Census Place Red Cloud, Webst er, Nebraska

      1900 Nebraska Census,Webster County, Red Cloud
      Name Relationship Color Sex Birthdate AgeMarital statusW born F-birthM-birth Occupation
      Holsworth William Head W M Sept. 1834 65 M36yrs ENG ENG ENG farming
      Holsworth Sarah Wife W F Mar 1836 64 M 36yrs ENG ENG ENG
      Holsworth John K. Son W M Apr 1877 23 S NE ENG ENG Farm labourer
      Holsworth Caroline E.Daughter W F J une 1879 20 S NE ENG ENG

      1910 Nebraska Census,Webster County
      Holsworth William Head M W 75 M46yrs. ENG ENG ENG None
      Holsworth Sarah Wife F W 63 M 46yrs. ENG ENG ENG None
      Holsworth Carrie Daughter F W 31 S Nebraska ENG ENG Sales lady drygoods

      Notes from his grandson William A. Holsworth Sept. 16 1988. He had a large beard.
      In England he worked as a rivitter on the Londan Bridge.

      In Barrie Ontario, where they first settled after leaving England in 1869, he worked as a peddler of tea or medicines. They had relatives at Barrie, probably King,s or White,s. He moved with his family to Nebraska in 1871, because there was no good homestead land left in Ontario. He homesteaded the (Hope Farm) 3 miles north of Red Cloud, on the Crooked Creek. He grew vegetables and marketed them in Red Cloud.

      In 1905 he moved with his wife Sarah to Red Cloud for retirement.
      Two sons born in England, one son born in Ontario and the rest of the family born in Nebraska.
      Notes from Mrs. Maud Earl (Williams grandaughter)
      Williams parents died when he was a young boy, (Eston Holsworth (Willaims grandson) says that they where killed in a horse carriage accident) his fathers estate wa s left to him with his Uncle to see that he got a good home and education. The temptation was too much for the Uncle. He took over the estate and put William out to work at the age of nine.
      The estate is now in the center of London. He also changed the spelling of his last name. It had been spelled with a
      d' (Holdsworth). William being a little lad did not know the difference or how it might change his claim to,the property. When his daughter Caroline visited one o f his sister in laws in England, she tried to coax Caroline to get a lawyer and try to get some of the estate back. But she said no, that the families were al l happy with their farm homes.

      Other notes by Laura Holsworth and Maud Earl
      The W. Holsworths travelled by rail to Nebraska City, from there to Red Cloud by wagon and team. For a few months they lived in the stockade while Mr. Holsworth prepared a home on their homestead, (Hope Farm) 3 miles north of Red Cloud on Crooked Creek. Their first home was a dugout on the creek bank. Mr. Holsworth dug a large room in the bank leaving a doorway. As they needed more room, more earth was dug out. The dugout was warm in the winter and cool in the sum mer. One difficulty with the dugout was that when they had a heavy rain the roof let the water drip through and it was hard to keep food as well as clothing dry. They suffered many privations common to the pioneers. While rabbits wer e plentiful and were a good sourse of meat. Supplies were hauled from Nebraska City, 250 miles away. This trip took about 6 weeks. There was no way to keep the meal and flour dry, so that it was usually moldy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S185] Art Nielson Notes.

    2. [S184] GEDCOM file imported on 11 Dec 2007.

    3. [S26] International Genealogical Index (R).