Category Archives: Holdsworth

Ten years in the life of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Gibson: 1753 – 1763

I’ve been revisiting the life of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Gibson, trying to solve some of the mysteries that still surround her story. In the past week or two, I’ve been researching the lives of some of Elizabeth’s … Continue reading

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The children of Richard and Ann Collins

In the last few posts I’ve been exploring the lives of Richard Collins (died 1770) and his wife Ann Champain. Richard was the older brother of John Collins of Epping, the first husband of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Some thoughts on the will of John Champain (died 1756)

What can we learn from the last will and testament of John Champain, the London citizen and wine cooper who died in 1756, and what light, if any, can it throw on the lives of his daughter Ann, her husband … Continue reading

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Revisiting the life of Elizabeth Gibson (1733 – 1809)

I continue to be fascinated by the life of my great-great-great-great-great-grandmother Elizabeth Holdsworth, formerly Collins, née Gibson. Born at Tower Hill, London, in 1733, Elizabeth was the daughter of coal factor John Gibson and his wife Mary Greene, and the … Continue reading

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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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Keziah and Eliza Holdsworth: two cousins and their connections

One of the intriguing things about my maternal family tree is the fact that two of my great-great-great-grandmothers were cousins. My great-great-grandfather Daniel Roe married my great-great-grandmother Mary Ann Blanch on 30th October 1848 at St Anne’s church in Limehouse, … Continue reading

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James Jemblin, Citizen and Salter of London

In the 1737 will of Captain Richard Boulton the elder we find the following (my emphasis): I give and bequeath to my Nephew John Jamblen the sum of five hundred pounds of like Lawfull money  And in a memorandum to … Continue reading

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