Robert Cooper Holmes

3 January 1831–1915 (Age 84)
Norwich, Norfolk, England

The Life of Robert Cooper

Robert Cooper Holmes was born on 3 January 1831, in Norwich, Norfolk, England as the son of Moores Cooper and Elizabeth Holmes. He married Easter Land on 1 June 1851, in Sprowston, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Beeston, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Farnley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1915, in Bramley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Robert Cooper Holmes
Easter Land
Marriage: 1 June 1851
Emma Holmes
Tabitha Holmes
Lydia Jane Holmes

Spouse and Children

1 June 1851
Sprowston, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom


    Emma Holmes


    Tabitha Holmes


    Lydia Jane Holmes


Parents and Siblings

    Moores Cooper


    Elizabeth Holmes




World Events (8)

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.

Age 12

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
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

1 English (chiefly central and northern England): variant of Holme .2 Scottish: probably a habitational name from Holmes near Dundonald, or from a place so called in the barony of Inchestuir.3 Scottish and Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Thomáis, Mac Thómais ( see McComb ). In part of western Ireland, Holmes is a variant of Cavish (from Gaelic Mac Thámhais, another patronymic from Thomas ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Robert Holmes, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Robt Holmes, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Robert Holmes, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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