Category Archives: Holdsworth

The Mortimers of Huddersfield

On Tuesday I paid my first ever visit to Huddersfield, for a meeting at the university. It was a gloriously sunny day and I made sure to take photographs of some of the Yorkshire town’s imposing Georgian and Victorian architecture. One … Continue reading

Posted in Gibson, Holdsworth, Mortimer, Woodhead | 5 Comments

A brief visit to Blunham

A couple of weeks ago I was at a work-related meeting at Moggerhanger Park in Bedfordshire. It was a glorious spring day, and on the way home, I took the opportunity to visit the neighbouring village of Blunham for the first … Continue reading

Posted in Evans, Holdsworth, Roe | Leave a comment

Reviewing what we know about Captain William Greene of Ratcliffe (died 1686)

My recent ‘second look’ at the will of my 7 x great grandfather, London goldsmith Joseph Greene (1677 – 1737), has re-awakened my interest in the Greene family of Stepney. As I noted in the last post, my discovery two … Continue reading

Posted in Bonner, Byne, Elliott, Greene, Holdsworth, Leete | Leave a comment

The life of Bowes John Gibson (1744 – 1817)

As part of my continuing effort to understand the life of my 5 x great grandmother, Elizabeth Holdsworth, formerly Collins, née Gibson, I’ve been revisiting the information I’ve managed to gather about her younger brother, Bowes John Gibson. I only … Continue reading

Posted in Bonner, Collins, Gibson, Holdsworth, Schwartz | Leave a comment

A property passed down through five generations

On 24th January 1689, just a few months after the so-called ‘Glorious Revolution’ that deposed King James II and put the Dutchman William of Orange on the throne of England, my Sussex-born 8 x great grandfather John Byne, a citizen … Continue reading

Posted in Bonner, Byne, Coates, Gibson, Greene, Holdsworth, Schwartz | Leave a comment

Revisiting the Schwartz family

Reflecting on a crucial ten-year period in the life of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth, formerly Collins, née Gibson, has reawakened my curiosity about some of her close relatives. In the previous post, I noted that Elizabeth’s younger … Continue reading

Posted in Bonner, Collins, Gibson, Holdsworth, Schwartz | Leave a comment

Reflection on ten years in the life of Elizabeth Gibson

Setting out the events of my 5 x great grandmother’s life, in the years 1753 – 1763, in chronological order, as I did in the previous post, throws some light on her key relationships in this decade. The births of a number … Continue reading

Posted in Bonner, Coates, Collins, Gibson, Greene, Holdsworth, Schwartz | Leave a comment