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"Who wishes to serve his fellow creature will meet with the merit of his own action in time to come."
Joseph Holt 1756 - 1826, A Rum Story, Peter O'Shaughnessy editor, 1988, p.53.

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29th Jul 19 09:25:06 mary byrd Just checking in as I was with some cousins last week who did not know about the Holt connection. I pulled out my genealogy box which I have not looked at in a few years and now see I have not been on this site since 2016. I do have a bit of research on Iowa Holts if anyone is ever interested.
I have a beginning draft of a screen play that Peter O'Shaunessy was working on about Joseph Holt when I met him during the 1998 Bicentennial festivities in Wicklow.
All the best to cousins around the world!
1st Jul 19 08:15:00 Peter Eldred Hi everyone
My wife Deb & I are heading over to Ireland later this month
Does anyone have a suggested itinerary.
Regards Peter
21st May 19 03:10:18 Phil Holt Hi Laurie, we must be relatives
as I am also descended from the general's brother Joshua. I would be interested to know your line if you fancy sharing, and me with you...?
16th May 19 08:14:45 Laurie Wilson Hi everyone; a long time since I visited this site. Genealogical records suggest that I am a descendant of the General's brother Joshua (1760-1826). I have done a DNA test and I have shared DNA matches with direct descendants of the General (through the Fowler family), which proves that my Holt ancestors (including Joshua 1810-1894) are members of the General's extended family.
15th May 19 10:09:51 Phil Holt Hi, I am planning a trip to Ireland in September and part of the trip will be to visit sites linked to my 5th Great Uncle Gen Joseph Holt. So far I have Monkstown, the 1798 memorial near to Roundwood and Ballydaniel on my list of places to vist. Can anyone recommend any other sites please? Many thanks,

12th Nov 18 10:20:49 Carole Parkes The previous post is from the issue dated Mon 20 April1863.
12th Nov 18 10:15:59 Carole Parkes I can't remember if I added this. here it is anyway, in case I didn't

Found in Trove newspapers: The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)

On January 12, at 101, Lower George-street, Kingstown, Ire- land, of bronchitis, Mary Anne Holt, relict of the late Mr. William Shaw, daughter of Joseph Holt, Esq., better known as General Holt, and sister of the late Joshua Holt, Esq., of this city.
6th Sep 18 23:30:49 Carole Parkes Nigel, have you tried searching the general's chat search box right at the bottom of this page. I wish I could help more, but Lionel Fowler, the founder of this site, added the information you seek and I don't think he's active on this site anymore.
30th Aug 18 08:51:31 Carole Parkes Hi Mike,
Did you see this information I found on Mary Ann Shaw?

Mary Anne Holt (Marrianne) daughter of General Joseph Holt was born about 1793 and she married William Shaw at Christ Church Delgany 16/1/1809. She was living at Bellevue, no address for William.
The following children baptised at Christ Church Delgany were probably theirs.
A William Peter Shaw was baptised 15/Apr/1810 with parents William and Mary (Anne?) who lived Bellevue.
Also an Emily Shaw c 8/Mar/1812, parents this time says William and Mary ANNE of Bellevue.
Also a Charles Stewart Shaw c 15/Jan/1814, parents Willaim and Mary (Anne missed out again) of Bellevue. There is a burial for Charles Stewart on 24/Jan/1814.

These are in addition to the baptisms in Monkstown. Joseph Holt Shaw b. 26/5/1817 c 15/6/1817, John Shaw b 11/10/1823 c 26/10/1823, Elizabeth Shaw b 22/11/1825 c 4/12/1825, Robert Shaw b 13/8/1836 c 22/10/1836. Another possible daughter was Amelia Shaw (born about 1817) was confirmed in Monkstown but not baptised there and also Hester confirmed at the same time. (Monkstown baptisms from Pam).

Also we now have:
St Peters C.O.I. Esther Shaw d/o Wm and Mary ann Shaw was baptised 8/4/1815
St James R.C. Mary Ann Shaw baptised 3/12/1813 d/o Wm and Mary Ann Shaw.
St James R.C. Robert Shaw baptised 1/4/1827
St James R.C. Elizabeth Shaw 22/2/1833
24th Jul 18 10:44:56 Nigel Burch I'm writing a biography of Sir Richard Dry. The first two chapters cover his father Richard and the United Irishmen. You have a portrait of Richard Snr on the website. Does anyone know where this comes from? Also, you say Gen Holt recommended Richard Dry Snr as Superintendent of Livestock in 1805. What is the source of this? Many thanks for any help.

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