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Looking for HOLL of Australia and LEE (Chinese) Great grand mother.

Query by Treann

My grandmother VIOLET MARY MAY HOLL (nee PURTELL) D.O.B: 10/10/1906 gave to me A family Bible before she passed away on 4/8/1991.It has quite alot of names and dates in it. Some of the entries only have christian names. I am interested in any information that may be revealed as a result of this post and hope it may be of help to others. My great grand mother was chinese and my great grandfather was german.

Great grandfather ESCHOL JOHN McQUARIE HOLL DOB: 19/5/1877 DOD: 4/7/1952 aged 75.
Great grandmother EMILY AMELIA LEE DOB 11/12/1886 DOD: July 1957 aged 71.
They had one son my grandfather ALBERT(BERT)ESCHOL ANTHONY HOLL DOB: 25/8/1907 DOD: 21/6/1971 aged 63.Lived RIVERWOOD NSW, AUSTRALIA.

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by janilye on 2012-01-30 18:43:59

I know your great grandmother's father was Henry LEE. From around Glen Innis and married Annie Pearson.I came across this family through Emily's brother Percival when I was doing some research about marriages abroad during the first war. At that time I had no reason to look at the HOLL family but Eschol's father was Robert and came to Australia on the Gypsy Queen from London at 15. I came across his obituary when I was doing that piece about Newtown in Sydney a few days ago. I remember it because the boy was named after the place he lived 'Eschol' I'll have to get back to you with the details.

by asheppard on 2012-01-30 19:04:59

Does the Bible tell you where your Great Grandparents were born and when and where they married.

The best place to start would be to get a copy of your Great Grandparents Marriage certificate if you can find the details and your grandfather Albert's marriage and birth certificates as well to compare to the Bible.

I couldn't locate a birth in NSW for Eschol John McQuarie Holl from 1860 to 1880 but did find this


NSW Birth Deaths and Marriages are online you can search there to try and find more information on the other names in the Bible.


happy hunting

by Treann on 2012-01-30 19:41:29

Thank you so much janilye and asheppard.

by janilye on 2012-01-30 20:13:34

Sorry for the delay, I was away from my own computer.

The Sydney Morning Herald Thursday 3 September 1925
DEATH OF PIONEER.Fix this text
DUBBO, Wednesday.
Mr. Robert Holl, who died in a private hospital in Dubbo, was 88 years of age, and had lived here since 1876. He came to Australia from London at the age of 15, in the ship Gipsy Queen, and carted and sold water for domestic purposes from Brickfield Hill where Anthony Hordern and Sons' building now stands. He had a saddler's shop and hotel combined In Penrith, South Creek, Bowenfels and Bathurst. Later he had a farm and hotel at Eschol, and finally took the old Royal Oak Hotel in Macquarie-street, Dubbo. Mr. Holl was a considerable property owner in the town. He leaves a family of ten, two sons and
eight married daughters.

Now these are all the HOLL children:
Elizabeth Holl 1862
Randolph R Holl 1864
Jessie Matilda Holl 1866 1945
William Henry Holl 1870 1937
Frederick Charles Holl 1873 1873
Edith Maud Holl 1875
*John Macquarie Holl 1877 died on 5 July 1952 in Johnson St., Annandale.
Ethel Mary F E Holl 1879
Constance Ushany V Holl 1880 1966
Minnie M I Holl 1883
Floria J G Holl 1885

by janilye on 2012-01-30 20:22:14

TROVE holds a lot of information re- this family

by janilye on 2012-01-30 21:06:21

I forgot Robert born 1864 he died 1909 and he had a son Robert who was killed in action. Also Robert snr1837-1925 had a brother John who went down with 'Dunbar' in 1857 when he was coming out for a visit. You'll find his name in Crew and Passenger list

by Treann on 2012-01-30 21:24:13

Thank you janilye.

by janilye on 2012-01-30 21:26:13

This (below) might be his baptism;
London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906
about Robert Holl
Name: Robert Holl
Record Type: Baptism
Estimated Birth Date: abt 1840
Baptism Date: 7 Oct 1840
Father's Name: James Holl
Mother's name: Hannah Elizabeth Holl
Parish or Poor Law Union: Horselydown St John
Borough: Southwark
Register Type: Parish Registers

Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007
about Robert Holl Name: Robert Holl
Death Age: 88
Birth Date: abt 1837
Death Date: 29 Aug 1925
Cemetery: Dubbo Cemetery
Cemetery Location: Dubbo Region

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