Edwin Holley

7 September 1831–21 April 1917 (Age 85)
Orcop, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Edwin

When Edwin Holley was born on 7 September 1831, in Orcop, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Holley, was 41 and his mother, Ann Cecil, was 42. He married Elizabeth Prosser on 9 January 1855, in Orcop, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Monmouthshire, Wales, United Kingdom for about 20 years. He died on 21 April 1917, in Garway, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 85, and was buried in Garway, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Holley
1831–1917
Elizabeth Prosser
1833–1915
Marriage: 9 January 1855
Sarah Ann Holley
1855–1939
Caroline Holley
1863–1883
Hannah Holley
1866–
Mary Holley
1868–1943
Edwin Holley
1870–1871
Elizabeth Holley
1856–1916
Henry Holly
1857–1940
Emma Holley
1859–1859
James Holley
1859–1930
Louisa Holley
1861–1881
Rosa Holley
1868–1919
Edward Holley
1869–1871
Levi Holley
1871–1871
Crissie Holley
1875–1950
Jessie Holley
1883–
George Holley
1887–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
9 January 1855
Orcop, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom
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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 2

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 23

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name from Middle English holin, holi(e) ‘holly tree’. Compare Hollen .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Edwin Holly, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Edwin Holly, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Edwin Holley in household of John Holley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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