Category Archives: Parker

Eliza Holdsworth (1801 – 1885): a life in service

In recent posts I’ve been exploring the lives of two of my maternal great-great-great-grandmothers, who happened to be first cousins. In the last post I wrote about Keziah Holdsworth, and this post I want to set down what we know … Continue reading

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Thomas Windle Esquire of Mile End Old Town

In the last post I wrote about the family of Richard Eykin Windle, a London surgeon and apothecary at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, who acted as executor of the will of my 5 x great grandmother … Continue reading

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Who were the Windles?

My 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth née Gibson died on 1st March 1809 at the age of 76 and was buried a week later in the churchyard of St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney. In her last will and … Continue reading

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William Holdsworth: cordwainer or carrier?

In my timeline for the Holdsworth siblings, the last date I listed for my great-great-great-grandfather, William Holdsworth, was 1806, when his youngest child Sarah was born and when, according to the records of Little Alie Street Baptist Meeting, he was … Continue reading

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Sarah Holdsworth and Thomas Parker

In the last post, I suggested that the Sarah Holdsworth who married Thomas Parker in Stepney in 1821 was the daughter of William Holdsworth, rather than – as had previously been thought – his brother John (both of them were, … Continue reading

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The Holdsworth siblings: a timeline

In the last post I shared some new discoveries about Edward Porter (d. 1799), the first husband of Sarah Holdsworth, and in an earlier post I reported what I’d learned from the will and burial wishes of  Sarah’s mother Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Edward Porter, a plumber in 18th century Mile End

Last week I wrote about the will of my 5 x great grandmother, Elizabeth Holdsworth, and her burial in the family vault at St Dunstan and All Saints, Stepney. Elizabeth’s will mentions a number of her children, including her daughter … Continue reading

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