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Holdway Family

This is a family name that no one knew of until I started my research. I have two Holdway sisters marrying into my Collett and Duncan families.

 Descendants of Henry Holdway

Generation No. 1

1.  HENRY2 HOLDWAY  (JOSEPH1) was born January 1820 in Basingstoke, and died 17 July 1891 in Jundla, India.  He married ANN MATILDA ROBERTSON 8 October 1850 in Meerut, India, daughter of CHARLES ROBERTSON and MARY NORMAN.

Notes for HENRY HOLDWAY:

9 May 1840 - Embarked for Bengal on the Ship 'Malcolm'.

1860 - Discharged from the Army.

Discharge Papers state:

" BY HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL OF INDIA IN COUNCIL.

This is to certify that the Bearer hereof Henry Holdway Late a Sergeant of the Stud Depot 41 years, 5 feet 11 3/4 inches high, Brown Hair, fresh Complexion, grey eyes, by trade a Labourer a Native of Basingstoke in the County of Hampshire and Kingdom of England Enlisted at Westminster on the Nineteenth day of March One thousand eight hundred and forty for unlimited service. Is hereby discharged from Her Majesty's Indian Military Forces being admitted to pension GO 20th January 1860 and having recieved a full, just and true account of all his Pay, Arrears of pay, Clothing and all other Demands from the time of his first enlisting into the Service to this present date, as appears by the reciept on the other side.

Character.  Very Good

Given under my hand at Fort William in Bengal, this nineteenth day of June One thousand eight hundred and sixty.

To all Officers, Civil and Military, whom this may concern.  By Order of His Excellency the Governor General of India in Council, Entered in the Adjutant General's Office. No.74 Dy Secy. to the Govt. of India, Mily. Dept Major

SEP. BECHER, Major,

Offg. Depy. Adjt. Genl. of the Army."

Date.....................        Designation.........        District...............................        Salary.....        Remarks        

30 June 1881.......        Ticket Collector...        Traf. Dept. Jamalpore........        150 0 0

30 June 1882.......        Ticket Collector..        Traf. Dept. Jamalpore........        150 0 0

31 Dec 1882........        Ticket Collector..        Traf. Dept. Jamalpore........        150 0 0

30 June 1884.......        Ticket Collector...        Traf. Dept. Jamalpore........        150 0 0..On furlough from1/1/1884

30 June 1885.......        Ticket Collector..Traf. Dept. Jamalpore.......        150 0 0..On furlough from 1/1/1884

Buried at either Christ Church or the Station by W. B. Hesketh Biggs.

More About HENRY HOLDWAY:

Burial: 18 July 1891, Tundla, India

Cause of Death: Failure of the hearts action.

Military service: 19 March 1840, Enlisted at  Westminster, London, England

Occupation 1: 1850, Drill Sergeant Bengal Horse Artillery

Occupation 2: 1854, Rough Riding Sergeant Horse Artillery

Occupation 3: 1855, Sergeant Holdway, 14th Light Field Battery

Occupation 4: 1859, Overseer of the Stud

Occupation 5: 1862, Guard of the East India Railway

Occupation 6: 1869, Guard E.I.R.

Occupation 7: 1891, Late Guard East India Railway

More About ANN MATILDA ROBERTSON:

Baptism: 30 September 1827, Cawnpore, India

Burial: 19 July 1891, The General Episcopal Cemetery ,Lower Circular Road, Calcutta, India

Cause of Death: Chronic diarrhoea

Grave Number: 27 May 2002, Plot No. 47-3E-9N

Children of HENRY HOLDWAY and ANN ROBERTSON are:

2.                i.       GRACE ELIZABETH3 HOLDWAY, b. 10 January 1852, Lahore, India; d. 27 July 1926, Bangalore, India.

                  ii.       JOHN JOSEPH DUNCAN HOLDWAY, b. 26 September 1854, Umballa, India; d. 4 November 1855, Meerut, India. 

More About JOHN JOSEPH DUNCAN HOLDWAY:

Burial: 4 November 1855, Meerut, India

Christening: 15 October 1854

                 iii.       JENNIE MARIA HOLDWAY, b. Abt. 1856; m. THOMAS JOHN SAVAGE, 19 August 1872, Jamalpore, India.

More About THOMAS JOHN SAVAGE:

Occupation: 1872, Fitter, EIR

                 iv.       JAMES EDWARD WILLIAM HOLDWAY, b. 17 April 1859, Karun Thadee, India; d. 15 April 1872, Jamalpur, India.

More About JAMES EDWARD WILLIAM HOLDWAY:

Burial: 15 April 1872, Jamalpur, India

Cause of Death: Perforation of intestine from abnormal wound

Christening: 20 June 1859

3.               v.       JESSIE ADELAIDE HOLDWAY, b. 23 December 1861, Howrah, India; d. 15 July 1938, Lahore, India.

                 vi.       GEORGE EDWARD HOLDWAY, b. 1865, India; m. ALICE JANE NAVIN, 10 January 1887, Allahabad, India.

Notes for GEORGE EDWARD HOLDWAY:

Date.......................       Designation............       District....................................       Salary per mensem      

30 June 1881.........       Apprentice..............       Loco. Dept. Jamalpore..........       30 0 0

30 June 1882.........       Apprentice..............       Loco. Dept. Jamalpore...........       40 0 0

31 Dec 1882..........       Apprentice..............       Loco. Dept. Jamalpore...........       40 0 0

30 June 1884.........       Apprentice..............       Loco. Dept. Jamalpore...........       50 0 0

31 Dec 1884..........       Apprentice..............       Loco. Dept. Jamalpore...........       ?

30 June 1885.........       Fitter.......................       Loco. Dept. Allahabad...........       80 0 0

31 Dec 1885..........       Fitter.......................       Loco. Dept. Allahabad...........       100 0 0

30 June 1886.........       Fitter.......................       Loco. Dept. Allahabad.......       110 0 0

30 June 1887.........       Fitter.......................       Loco. Dept. Allahabad..........       110 0 0

 

4.             vii.       CLARA ADELAIDE HOLDWAY, b. 15 June 1869, Monghyr, India; d. Bef. 1890.

 

Generation No. 2 

2.  GRACE ELIZABETH3 HOLDWAY (HENRY2, JOSEPH1) was born 10 January 1852 in Lahore, India, and died 27 July 1926 in Bangalore, India.  She married JOHN JAMES GRAHAM DUNCAN 10 January 1871 in Jamalpore, India, son of JOHN JAMES DUNCAN.

More About GRACE ELIZABETH HOLDWAY:

Burial: 28 July 1926, St Johns, Bangalore. India

Cause of Death: Senile debility

Christening: 28 January 1852, Mean Meer, Lahore, India

Notes for JOHN JAMES GRAHAM DUNCAN:

Marriage Register states his Rank of Profession as Guard, E.I.R.  Residence at time of marriage Allahabad.

Date..............                  Designation.........        District....................        Salary.....Remarks

30 June 1881.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini...... 250 0 0

30 June 1882.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

31 Dec 1882........        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

30 June 1884.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

31 Dec 1884........        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

30 June 1885.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini...... 250 0 0

31 Dec1885.........        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

30 June 1886.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0....Offg. Station Master, Jubbulpore

30 June 1887.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

31 Dec 1887........        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

30 June 1888.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

31 Dec 1888........        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini...... 250 0 0

30 June 1889.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Naini.....  250 0 0

31 Dec 1889........        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Sutna....  250 0 0

30 June 1890.......        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Sutna..... 250 0 0

31 Dec 1890........        Station Master.....        Traf. Dept. Sutna..... 250 0 0                                                   

Burial performed by George J. Chree, Asstt Chaplain.

More About JOHN JAMES GRAHAM DUNCAN:

Burial: 13 August 1899, Allahabad, India

Cause of Death: Locomotive ataxy

Medical Information: LOCOMOTOR ATAXIA (Gr. it, priv., and rit~ts, order; synonyms, Tabes dorsalis, posterior spinal sclerosis).

Occupation 1: 1871, Guard E.I.R. Allahabad

Occupation 2: 1872, Station Master East India Railway

Occupation 3: 1877, Asst Station Master, East India Railway

Occupation 4: 1879, Station Master East India Railway

Occupation 5: 1881, Station Master E.I.R., Naini

Occupation 6: 1883, Station Master East India Railway

Occupation 7: 1888, Station Master East India Railway, Naini

Occupation 8: 1892, Station Master East India Railway, Sutna

Occupation 9: 1894, Station Master East India Railway, Sutna

Occupation 10: 1895, Station Master East India Railway, Sutna

Occupation 11: 1899, Late Station Master East India Railway

Residence 1: 1883, Naini, India

Residence 2: 1877, Mokameh, India

Children of GRACE HOLDWAY and JOHN DUNCAN are:

                   i.       JANET AGNES4 DUNCAN, b. 19 October 1881.

More About JANET AGNES DUNCAN:

Christening: 25 December 1881, St Mary's, Jamalpore

                   ii.       FREDERICK HENRY DUNCAN, b. 15 January 1872, India.

More About FREDERICK HENRY DUNCAN:

Christening: 4 March, 1872

                 iii.       MATILDA RACHEL DUNCAN, b. 9 November 1873, Jamalpore, West Bengal, India; m. FREDERICK WILLIAM DUNN, 1895.

More About MATILDA RACHEL DUNCAN:

Baptism: 24 February 1874, Jamalpore, West Bengal, India

Christening: 2 February 1874, India Office Ecclesiastical Returns-Bengal Presidency, Misc, India

                 iv.       FRANCIS BURRYAN DUNCAN, b. 24 September 1875, Jamalpore, West Bengal, India; d. 1876.

More About FRANCIS BURRYAN DUNCAN:

Baptism: 29 October 1875, Jamalpore, West Bengal, India

                  v.       ETHEL MAUD DUNCAN, b. 13 September 1877; m. CHARLES FREDERIC WILLIAM ATTWOOD, 4 October 1897, Allahabad, West Bengal, India.

More About ETHEL MAUD DUNCAN:

Christening: 9 November 1877, Dinapore, India

                 vi.       EVA GRACE DUNCAN, b. 27 August 1879, Nynee, Allahabad, West Bengal, India; d. 22 December 1967, 9 Freeland Street, Ealing, London; m. ARNOLD BENJAMIN COLLETT, 19 March 1901, Christ Church (Church of England), Jabalpur, M.P. India.

More About EVA GRACE DUNCAN:

Cause of Death: A) Congestive Cardiac failure B) Senile Myocarditis C) Arteric Sclerosis

Christening: 4 October 1879, All Saints (Temporary) Church, Allahabad, India

Emigration: 15 January 1949, Arrived at Tilbury from Bombay aboard P&O "Maloja"

More About ARNOLD BENJAMIN COLLETT:

Burial: 24 May 1921, Jubalpur

Cause of Death: Cerebral laceration & concussion.  The result of a fall.

Occupation 1: 1902, Driver EIR

Occupation 2: 1903, Driver EIR

Occupation 3: 1906, Driver BNR

Occupation 4: 1907, Driver BNR

Occupation 5: 3 November 1916, Loco Inspector BNR

Occupation 6: 1918, Loco Inspector

Occupation 7: 1921, Locomotive Department East India Railway

                vii.       ADELAIDE JESSIE DUNCAN, b. 26 August 1883, India; d. 3 July 1909, Ireland; m. FREDERICK PERRY.

Notes for ADELAIDE JESSIE DUNCAN:

Monument inscription reads:

Aday - nee Duncan-

born Naini, E. India 1883

died at Fomerla 3rd July

1909 wife of Fred Perry

S & T Corps Indian Army

An excellent wife

& devoted mother

and loved by all

who knew her

More About ADELAIDE JESSIE DUNCAN:

Burial: Ireland

Christening: 14 November 1883, All Saints Temp Church, Allahabad, India

3.  JESSIE ADELAIDE3 HOLDWAY (HENRY2, JOSEPH1) was born 23 December 1861 in Howrah, India, and died 15 July 1938 in Lahore, India.  She married (1) ROBERT BENJAMIN COLLETT 27 December 1877 in St Luke, Dinapore, India, son of GEORGE COLLETT and ANN HACKNEY.  She married (2) ALEXANDER FREDERICK HUTCHINS 31 August 1885 in All Saints (Temporary Church), Allahabad, India, son of JOHN RICHARD HUTCHINS.  She married (3) J. HEWSON Aft. 1887 in India.

Notes for JESSIE ADELAIDE HOLDWAY:

Burial records state cause of death as "Heart failure attendant on pneumonia" and occupation as "Widow of J. Hewson S+T."  Burial performed by L.F. Geddes, Chaplain.

More About JESSIE ADELAIDE HOLDWAY:

Burial: 16 July 1938, Lahore, India

Cause of Death: Heart failure attendant on pneumonia

Christening: 26 January 1862, St Stephens Church, Kidderpore, India

Residence: 1885, Allahabad

Notes for ROBERT BENJAMIN COLLETT:

Baptised by D. Fynes Clinton.

Burial records state cause of death as "Accidental drowning" and occupation as "Engine Driver East Indian Railway."  Burial performed by C.B. Westerhout, Railway Chaplain.  There are two family stories as to how Robert drowned.  One story says that he fell in whilst fishing and the other story has it that he fell in the river during a family picnic.

More About ROBERT BENJAMIN COLLETT:

Burial: 21 September 1880, Ghazuabad, India

Cause of Death: Accidental drowning

Christening: 4 May 1862, St Pauls Church, Agra, India

Occupation 1: 1875, Shunter, loco dept., Toondla

Occupation 2: 1877, Night foreman E.I.R

Occupation 3: 1879, Driver EIR

Occupation 4: 1880, Engine Driver East India Railway

Residence: 1877, Assensole, India

More About ALEXANDER FREDERICK HUTCHINS:

Occupation: 1885, Railway Guard

Residence: 1885, Tundla

Children of JESSIE HOLDWAY and ROBERT COLLETT are:

                   i.       ARNOLD BENJAMIN4 COLLETT, b. Abt. 1878; d. 23 May 1921, Jabalpur, India; m. EVA GRACE DUNCAN, 19 March 1901, Christ Church (Church of England), Jabalpur, M.P. India.

More About ARNOLD BENJAMIN COLLETT:

Burial: 24 May 1921, Jubalpur

Cause of Death: Cerebral laceration & concussion.  The result of a fall.

Occupation 1: 1902, Driver EIR

Occupation 2: 1903, Driver EIR

Occupation 3: 1906, Driver BNR

Occupation 4: 1907, Driver BNR

Occupation 5: 3 November 1916, Loco Inspector BNR

Occupation 6: 1918, Loco Inspector

Occupation 7: 1921, Locomotive Department East India Railway

More About EVA GRACE DUNCAN:

Cause of Death: A) Congestive Cardiac failure B) Senile Myocarditis C) Arteric Sclerosis

Christening: 4 October 1879, All Saints (Temporary) Church, Allahabad, India

Emigration: 15 January 1949, Arrived at Tilbury from Bombay aboard P&O "Maloja"

                  ii.       KATHLEEN ADELAIDE COLLETT, b. 22 November 1878; m. WALTER JAMES MADDEN, 9 February 1898, St James, Delhi, India.

More About KATHLEEN ADELAIDE COLLETT:

Christening: 15 January 1879, All Saints, Allahabad

4.  CLARA ADELAIDE3 HOLDWAY (HENRY2, JOSEPH1) was born 15 June 1869 in Monghyr, India, and died Bef. 1890.  She married JOSEPH FERRIS LEADBEATER 15 August 1883 in St Mary's, Jamalpore, son of WILLIAM EDWARD BLAIR LEADBEATER.

More About CLARA ADELAIDE HOLDWAY:

Christening: 13 August 1869, Jamalpur, India

Residence: 1883, Jamalpore

More About JOSEPH FERRIS LEADBEATER:

Occupation: 1883, Inspector of Bengal Police

Residence: 1883, Jamovee, Mongyr

Child of CLARA HOLDWAY and JOSEPH LEADBEATER is:

                   i.       EMMA ELIZABETH4 LEADBEATER, b. 2 October 1886.

 More About EMMA ELIZABETH LEADBEATER:

Christening: 29 November 1886, Gya, West Bengal

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