John Holmes

9 April 1821–26 June 1891 (Age 70)
Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire ENG

The Life of John

John Holmes was born on 9 April 1821 as the son of William Holmes and Sarah. He married Sarah Ann Irving on 29 September 1859, in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 26 June 1891, in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

John Holmes
1821–1891
Sarah Ann Irving
1835–1909
Marriage: 29 September 1859
Eliza Florence Holmes
1860–
William Charles Holmes
1862–
Alice Mary Holmes
1864–1866
John Joseph Holmes
1866–1913
Robert Fletcher Holmes
1868–1936
Alice Louisa Holmes
1870–
Victoria Stanley Holmes
1874–1875
Victoria Eleanor Holmes
1877–1878

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 September 1859
Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
children

(8)

    Eliza Florence Holmes

    Female1860–Female

    William Charles Holmes

    Male1862–Male

    Alice Mary Holmes

    Female1864–1866Female

    John Joseph Holmes

    Male1866–1913Male

    Robert Fletcher Holmes

    Male1868–1936Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Holmes

    MaleMale

    Sarah

    FemaleFemale

siblings

(1)

World Events (7)

1829

Age 8

Australia is claimed as British territory.
1837

Age 16

George Grey explores Western Australia.
1841

Age 20

George Grey appointed Governor of South Australia.

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 (1)

  • John Holmes, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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