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HOULDEY in Gloucestershire, England

Journal by ucantsayno

HOULDEY - It is believed that the name HOULDEY comes from HOLDEHYE, which means dry river bed. There is an area around Gloucester Castle, (now disappeared) of bare land where a small river used to flow. It is around this area which most of the Houldeys from Gloucester originated. Today this area is called Bearland, which is where some of my ancestors lived and died.
The Houldey line I am tracing begins with Ephraim Houldey. He was christened in 1798 and his parents were James and Elizabeth. Ephraim had one sister, called Elizabeth. Other than her christening, I know nothing about her, but would like to find out.
Ephraim had three wives and 11 children. I have been able to locate nearly all of the children, who they married and where they have lived. But some still eluded me. Samuel Houldey was the first child, christened 30 November 1814 and Henry Houldey was the third child, christened 23 July 1818; of these two sons I know nothing else, but again would like to figure it all out.

Surnames: HOULDEY HOWLEY
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on 2005-03-16 17:59:01

ucantsayno , from Victoria, Australia, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Mar 2005. is researching the following names: CHRISP, HOULDEY, SHARP and 31 other(s).

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by 30071990 on 2008-09-22 16:06:16

my fathers name was Robert Charles Houldey. His father was Charles Henry Houldey and his father was Henry Houldey. Not sure if he would have been your Henry but dating is possible. It seems Henry had some skelingtons in closet that i never found out but there was once a discussion about it email if interested.

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