Would like to contact Celia Bennett with regard to Harry Holman. My grand mother was his sister and I think we are related. My e-mail address is [email protected] Would like any more information on Harry Holman.
Louise Josephine Chiswell was married to Harry Holman, AB he was a Quarter Master on the Donegal,prior to enlisting on the Titancic.Poor Harry never made it. I would like to hear from any Chiswell who may have been related. Heres hoping
Hello Laura - here is some extra information:-Holman, Harry. Lived in a house called Cathcart, Britannia Road, Northam, Southampton. Occupation - Able Seaman. Age 27. (Born in Hampshire). (Wife: Louisa Josephine).
(Death Notice from the Southern Daily Echo 26th April, 27th April, 28th April,, 29th April, 2nd May 1912 and the Hampshire Independent 27th April, 4th May 1912 and Hampshire Advertiser 27th April 1912).
Dearly Loved and Loving Husband of Louisa Josephine Holman, Cathcart, Britannia Road and Portsmouth. Aged 27.
Aged 27. Deeply Mourned by His Sister Emily and Brothers in Portsmouth.
(From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913)
Number 6. Holman L. J. Widow. Class G dependent.
(From the Titanic Relief Fund Minute Book number 2, Southampton Area)
Date June 30th 1913.
Case number C6. A grant of £2 per week be made from the Compassionate Fund due to sickness.
Thats all I have - I hope it helps - best regards - Brian
The wife's name was Louise Josephine Chiswell. The parents are William Edward Holman and Priscilla Mary Unwin. The siblings were (after Harry) Joseph Edward, Alice Emma, Nellie Louisa, possibly John,(I am not sure if this is the same as the next one) Alfred John and Frederick James. They were all born in Portsmouth.
Louise's parents were William James Chiswell and Ellen Sarah Chandler. Siblings: Ellen Matilda, Ethel, Alice Emily, Louise Josephine, William James, Fillmer and Harry Louis. They were all born in Southampton. The younger two boys died in WWI. Alice died at the age of 4. William James' parents were James Ashe Gabb Chriswell and Matilda Bond. Going back to the earlier post - Priscilla's (Harry's mother) parents were James Unwin and Susanna Bolton.
Dee, in cases like yours the thing is to work backwards from yourself. You will get two or three generations easily and you can look at the various branches of your family tree. Harry Holman lived not all that long ago and records should be there. The cost of searching varies a lot and in some places it's decidedly expensive. There are limits to what can be done online, so be prepared to dig into old files in all formats. Good hunting!
Thanks Dave, I have an extensive tree on Ancestry dating back to 1500's! I pay a monthly fee due to being so addicted to it! I have not followed all paths completely but it looks unlikely that I am related. Most of my Holman ancestors were from Cornwall.