THE HOLT FAMILY FELLOWSHIP
Est.11th January 2000
"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.
The General's Chat Room
With the retirement in Australia of Pamela Goesch and Lionel Fowler after approximately sixty years spent researching the true descendants of General Joseph Holt, Bernadette (Ber) Holt has offered her research services to our chat rooms. We would all be aware of and appreciate Ber's amazing family research abilities. The Holt Family Fellowship researchers are extremely lucky to receive such a wonderful offer. Most of us understand the tremendous work that this involves. The Holt Family Fellowship has accepted Ber's offer with our deepest gratitude. It is fitting that our family research in our chat rooms will now be based in Ireland.
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Most recent messages:
|4th Dec 16||00:53:27||Carole Parkes||I've never understood why there is such a lack of information, in the newspapers and elsewhere, about Joseph Harrison Holt.
There was no mention of him when his father, General Joseph Holt, died and was buried in Ireland, even though his elder siblings were both mentioned. No mention of him either when his elder brother Joshua died in 1960, nor when his sister Marianne died in 1963. Even though both his siblings deaths were reported in the papers, Joseph Harrison's death in 1884 wasn't.
Apart from the mention of him in 1848 being appointed 'Keeper of the Pound' he seems to have disappeared after that. In 1853 someone was appointed "in the room of Joseph Harrison Holt, retired". This doesn't necessarily mean it was Joseph H Holt who retired in 1853. He may have left earlier. I have wondered if he was one of the Holt's who went to California in the Gold Rush.
I also have doubts about that 1884 death certificate. It only names the person who died as Joseph Holt, not Joseph Harrison Holt. The age is wrong for J H Holt, The children's names are correct athough some are missing. The names are also in the wrong order and the ages are out. This Joseph Holt's occupation was a painter, something J H was never associated with. His father was Joseph Holt, grazier, not General Joseph Holt. His mother's name was unknown. I find the last fact most hardest to believe. I'm sure his children would have read their grandfather's memoirs and seen the name of their grandmother. After all, most of us know her name was Hestor.
|4th Dec 16||00:07:17||Carole Parkes||Please remember it was Lionel's wish that all Holt information be shared here for all members to see. Sharing is a vital part of research. You never know when one little snippet might trigger a memory in someone else. Good hunting everyone.|
|13th Nov 16||14:04:20||Jonathan Laird||Thanks Ber.
I remember you telling me about some possible US relatives? Has anyone tried to reconnect with them, do you recall their names?
|30th Oct 16||19:58:28||Jonathan Laird||Unfortunately JH's memorial at Mullinaveigue has deteriorated to the point that it's mostly illegible. Similarly for 3/4 of his headstone at Carrickbrennan Cemetery. It could be good to obtain rubbings to record the texts here if anyone may have the opportunity?|
|15th Oct 16||11:05:04||Bernadette Holt||Hi All
Jonathan you arrived home safely !
Laurie Wilson..........need your help have someone looking for info on your Kelly g aunts who also reared an ancestor of theirs ...a Norman Holt died in Thailand 1941 ring any bells with you ?
|6th Oct 16||23:40:41||Jonathan Laird||Unfortunately JH's memorial at Mullinaveigue has deteriorated to the point that it's mostly illegible. Similarly for 3/4 of his headstone at Carrickbrennan Cemetery. It could be good to obtain rubbings to record the texts here if anyone may have the opportunity?|
|5th Oct 16||09:38:42||Carole Parkes||Just popped back to read the latest.I haven't done any research for quite some time, and still don't know where my Joseph Holt was born in Ireland. Wish they'd been more specific on the census.|
|22nd Sep 16||06:43:15||Jonathan Laird||Unfortunately JH's memorial at Mullinaveigue has deteriorated to the point that it's mostly illegible. Similarly for 3/4 of his headstone at Carrickbrennan Cemetery. It could be good to obtain rubbings to record the texts here if anyone may have the opportunity?|
|24th Aug 16||15:16:14||Jonathan Laird|
|14th Aug 16||08:26:38||Jonathan Laird|
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