Martha Holt

Whitefield, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

Martha Holt was born in 1764, in Whitefield, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She married James Dawson on 19 October 1784, in Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters.

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James Dawson
Martha Holt
Marriage: 19 October 1784
Betty Dawson
John Dawson
Sally Dawson
James Dawson
Mary Dawson
William Dawson
Thomas Dawson
Robert Dawson
Jesse Dawson
Ann Dawson

Spouse and Children

19 October 1784
Prestwich, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 37

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 51

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 61

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Name Meaning

1 English, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the very many places named with this word. In England the surname is widely distributed, but rather more common in Lancashire than elsewhere.2 Shortened form of Dutch van Holt, a habitational name from places named Holt (see 1).

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

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  • Martha Holt, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"
  • Martha Holt, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"
  • ... in entry for John Dawson, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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