Category Archives: Porter

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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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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