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Holdaway of Titchfield, Hants, UK

Article by rivpharm

James Walter Holdaway & William Holdaway, sons of Stephen & Sarah Holdaway, then living in Southampton left for Australia in 1869. Work was scarce for the waterboys so they decided to try for a better life at Moreton Bay , Queensland. The land allocated to them was not too good for vegetable growing (it later became the famous Gabba Cricket Ground) so they headed south to the Clarence River. Here they cut timber. Later they came to Sydney.Stephen snr ws a sawyer, which craft was taken up by his son in NSW. I am looking for past family history, some of which I have or contact fromfamily who stayed in Hampshire.
R Dunk
South Australia

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on 2012-06-29 02:25:23

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by SilverVixen on 2012-06-30 08:06:50

They all show up in the UK 1851 & 1861 Census' : do you have that information?

There is a Stephen Holdaway baptised 16 April 1809 in Bishops Walton, Hampshire. His parents by coincidence were Stephen & Sarah.

by rivpharm on 2014-01-29 20:02:01

And now I know that My great grandfather's grandfather was that Stephen who were married on Christmas Day at Bishops Waltham, Hants. The parents were Stephen & Sarah Vere & now I think I have traced the ancestry quite a way back. See My Heritage.
Stephen baptised 1809 married Sarah Dimmick but it took me a long time to find that out, in fact until December 2013

by rivpharm on 2014-02-11 21:08:48

And now the descendants in England have got on to me & it is all working out. It tookuntil we found Sarah Dimmick 3 weeks ago.Rowena in South Austrlia

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