General Joseph Holt
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Joseph Holt 1756 - 1826, A Rum Story, Peter O'Shaughnessy editor, 1988, p.53.

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11th Dec 17 15:55:32 Richard Paul Holt Hi Bernadette , I would like to send you our latest Christmas letter but not sure of your e mail address. Can you send an e mail to me @ ritaholt@hotmail.com regards Rick
18th Nov 17 15:08:39 Mike Pierce Hello Bernadette Holt and Maurice Barrett.
I can confirm that Edward Holt married Margaret Cosgrave in 1881 at Rathdrum. Edward's age is different in the two census records of 1901 and 1911, so his d.o.b. is circa 1839-1844. 11 Sept 1839 seems to be his accepted date of birth.
He died in 1914 at 74. He was a farmer and stonemason. he had 6 children but one of them died between 1901 and 1911, leaving Matthew, Maryann, John, William, and Edward.
William is my grandfather on my mother's side, Eva Holt from Avoca who married my father Larry Pierce from Arklow.
All the very best to all Holt connections, Mike Pierce
28th Oct 17 18:06:29 Matthew Fowler Dad (Lionel Fowler) and I have been looking online at https://www.ancestry.com.au/interactive/61177/45578_mul%5Eba19061964-00014?pid=300390889&backurl=http://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db%3DSydneyParish%26h%3D300390889%26ti%3D5544%26indiv%3Dtry%26gss%3Dpt&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true to find four (4) Holt-Fowler family descendants were Baptised at St Thomas' Church of England, Mulgoa, New South Wales, Australia in 1914.
10th Jul 17 06:45:20 Jonathan Laird Mmm, exciting thanks Carole.
10th Jul 17 06:42:09 Jonathan Laird Hi All, hope you are keeping well. Does anyone know if the General was involved in Captain Cox's construction of the 1st road to cross the Blue Mountains in New South Wales?
8th Jun 17 01:18:05 Carole Parkes Hi Jonathan, I think if you read the pages about General Holt , it's somewhere there. I'm pretty sure I read about him being sent to find a route through the blue mountains. Good hunting!
24th May 17 15:01:27 Jonathan Laird Hi All, hope you are keeping well. Does anyone know if the General was involved in Captain Cox's construction of the 1st road to cross the Blue Mountains in New South Wales?
19th Mar 17 21:26:54 Jonathan Laird Hi All, hope you are keeping well. Does anyone know if the General was involved in Captain Cox's construction of the 1st road to cross the Blue Mountains in New South Wales?
13th Mar 17 22:19:04 Jonathan Laird Hi All, hope you are keeping well. Does anyone know if the General was involved in Captain Cox's construction of the 1st road to cross the Blue Mountains in New South Wales?
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.

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