William Hold[1]

Male 1815 - 1895  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name William Hold 
    Born 05 Nov 1815  Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: William Hold
      Baptism Date: 5 Nov 1815
      Baptism Place: Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
      Father: Willilam Hold
      Mother: Anne Hold
      FHL Film Number: 6127709
      Reference ID: yr 1813-1855 p 6
      (England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975)
      (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912)

      Child (Ann Garley
      Name: George Hold
      Birth Date: Abt 1840
      Baptism Date: 8 Nov 1840
      Baptism Place: Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
      Age: 0
      Parish as it Appears: Little Harrowden
      Register Type: Bishops Transcripts
      Father: William Hold
      Mother: Ann Hold
      (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1912 )

      Death
      Name: George Hold
      Birth Year: abt 1840
      Burial Date: 21 May 1848
      Age: 8
      Burial Place:
      Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England
      Parish as it Appears: Little Harrowden
      Register Type: Parish Registers
      (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1912)

      Death
      Name: Sarah Hold
      Burial Date: 2 Jan 1849
      Burial Place: Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
      FHL Film Number: 1999469
      Reference ID: p
      (England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991)
      Burial

      Name: Ann Old
      Gender: Female
      Age: 0
      Birth Date: 1821
      Death Date: 22 Jul 1821
      Death Place: Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
      FHL Film Number: 1999469
      (England, Select Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991)
      Burial)

      Record information
      Event Death
      Event registration number 3172
      Registration year 1880
      Personal information
      Family name HOLD
      Given names John
      Ship name Marpesia
      Father's name Unknown
      Mother's name Unknown (Unknown)
      Place of birth UNKNOWN
      Place of death At Sea On Board " Marpesia "
      Date of death 19/01/1880
      (Victoria Death Index)

      SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
      arrived, Hobson's Bay, December 31, Marpesia, ship, from Liverpool.
      Mount Alexander Mail, Victoria, Wednesday, 22 December 1880


      1841 England Census
      Little Harrowden
      No name given to this part of village
      Wm Hold, age 24, Ag. Labourer
      Ann Hold, age 20 yrars
      George Hold, age 8 months

    Gender Male 
    Census 1841  Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1841 England Census
    Little Harrowden
    No name given to this part of village
    Wm Hold, age 24, Ag. Labourer
    Ann Hold, age 20 years
    George Hold, age 8 months
     
    Emigration 1851  From North Hamptonshire to Adeliade, South Australia then to Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigrants to South Australia, (UK, assisted passage) 1847-1886
    Ship Osceola, 769 tons, Captain Robinson Waite, from London December 1850 / Plymouth 26th December 1850, arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia 5th April 1851.
    The Sydney Shipping Gazette (SSG) reports . . April 5th: Asceola [sic], ship, 769 tons, Waite, from London and Plymouth 26th December [1850] with 284 Government emigrants ; there were five births and nine deaths on the passage.?3rd ship from England to S.A. with government passengers for 1851 ; D. Macish, surgeon-superintendent
    South Australian Register 7 April 1851
    Saturday April 3: the ship Asceola [sic] 759 tons Waite master from London and Plymouth 26th December
    284 Government Emigrants

    Hold William 35 Labourer 762/1 Northampton: Ann 21: John 7: Hannah 2 died at sea, March 22nd

    OSCEOLA / ASCEOLA 1851
    from London 26 - 12 1850 via Plymouth with Captain Waite, arrived Port Adelaide on 5-04-1851

    STEERAGE PASSENGERS
    Hold, William 35 Labourer 762/1 Northampton HOLD, William and family
    Ann 21
    John 7
    Hannah 2 died at sea HOLD, Hannah 2 died on voyage (SAR: Mary Ann 2) died Mar 22 on voyage

    A daughter is listed born to Ann Hold. It was actually a son called Thomas.  
    Land 1874  Mount William , Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    First Name: William
    Last Name: Hold
    Title:
    Year: 1874
    Subject: Licenses Under Section 19 Approved
    Country: Australia
    State: Victoria
    Location: Government Gazettes, Victoria 1858-1900)
    Record set: Victoria government gazettes
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    Life Story 05 Nov 1815 - 16 Sep 1895  Little Harrowden, England and Victoria Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    William was born and christened in Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England. Christening date; 05 Nov. 1815. His father was William Hold and his mother Anne, maiden name unknown at present. It is likely the William Hold listed in the 1841 Census, aged 74 and born abt. 1787 in Wymington.Bedfordshire, Eng. is the father of William (B.1815) He is listed in the Civil Parish of Little Harrowden in the census, a Lodger with the Larum Family. He was a Widower and he was an Agri. Labourer. This William Hold died in December 1866, aged 79.His death is registered in Wellingborough

    William Hold married Anne Croxen, daughter of Benjamin Croxen and Anne,on Feb 25. 1848. They were married in Little Harrowden, in the Parish Church. William was a Widower, Full Age. His occupation a Labourer. Anne was a Miner (Under Age). She was a Lacemaker. Both were born in Little Harrowden.

    Their first child, Hannah was born in 1849 and christened on 03 Jun 1849 in Little Harrowden. Hannah was also called Mary Ann in the Shipping Records. Hannah died on 22 Mar 1851, aged 2 years. She died on the voyage to Port Adeliade on the ship Osceola.

    William and Ann had a child born on the voyage also. The Records of the Osceola state it was a daughter. Later records in Victoria show it was a boy named Thomas and born very close to the date of Hannah`s (Mary Ann) death.

    William , Ann , John and Hannah boarded the Osecola, a 769 ton, sailing ship in London, bound for South Australia. The Osceola saild from Plymouth, 26 Dec 1850 and arrived at Port Adeliade on 05 Apr 1851. Their daughter Hannah died at sea on 22 Mar 1851, and a son, Thomas was born on the voyage. His birth would have been close to Hannah`s (also called Mary Ann) death.

    Nothing is known of their time spent in South Australia. They left for the Goldfields of Victoria, shortly after the birth of their daughter, Mary Ann. She was born in the Adeliade District on 12 Aug 1853.

    William was a Gold Digger, and later called a miner. They moved around Victoria, following the Gold Rushes. These are the known places where William and Ann and their family lived in Victoria, until Ann`s death on 02 Jul 1864.
    Acoca, 1854; Linton near Ballarat, 1856; Green Hills, near Ballarat, 1857; Back Creek, near Amhurst which was also close to Avoca, 1859: Lamplough, near Avoca, also 1859; Inglewood 1862: Inglewood 1864. These places were very rich gold mining areas. William was still a Miner when his wife Ann died on 2 Jul 1864.

    He then spent more time on the gold fields around Ballarat and Wedderburn before coming to Jallukar. He was engaged in bullock driving around the gold fields when he first came to Pomonal and selected land in 1874 - 1875.

    1874
    HOLD William 1874 Mount William Victoria (Aus) Names in Government Gazettes, Victoria
    Location: Mt William
    County: Victoria
    Country: Australia
    Year: 1874
    Given Name: William
    Surname: Hold
    Subject: Licenses Under Section 19 Approved
    Quality: Unchecked
    (Names in Government Gazettes, Victoria, Data Provider: The Genealogical Society of Victoria)

    Mt William
    At 1,167 metres, Mt William is the highest point in the Grampians National Park and provides great 360-degree views of mountain ranges and open plains.

    Under the Land Act of 1869-1879, William and his son William , obtained selections at Pomonal, close to Jalluker and Stawell.
    Arthur is not mentioned at this time.

    1876
    William Hold, farmer, Stawell applied for a licence on 31st Jul 1876 at Jalluker on the oppisite side of the creek to his former selection. 5 acres were under cultivition.

    31 Jul 1876. Certificate of Registration. Mr William Hold of Stawell regestered under the Lands Act of 1869 for a licence to occupy 50 acres in the Parish of Jallukar. He had paid the sum of One Pound for the fee for the certificate.

    Edward Bolton, the father of William Hold Jun. future wife, Selina was also a Selector in the Stawell District, at this time.

    Arthur Hold
    A list of early (pre-selection) land dealings for the Parish of Jallukar. They give dates of Licences bing granted, renewed, cancelled, and transferred.
    Week ending Saturday Jan 3 1885
    A transfer of 154 Acres 3 Rood 30 Perches (CA11, Sec.1, Jallukar) from Archibald EMERSON to Arthur HOLD, Farmer, Jallukar during the week ending Saturday 3 January 1885.
    (Victoria Government Gazette - Online Archive - 1885, p195)

    Nothing at all is known of John, after the families arrival in South Australia. He appears to be alive when William died in 1895, as he is listed on the death certificate and his age given.

    William and his sons became Orchardists. They suffered tremendous hardships. The land was poor, there were droughts and dreadful Bushfires, also Rabbits eating the small fruit trees. William Hold is listed as a Rate Payer in the Parish of Jalluker in 1880. His Property was valued at Two Pounds and Ten Shillings. The selectors struggled to make a living.Much of the land was to sandy for cultivation  
    Buried 16 Sep 1895  Stawell Cemetery, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • WILLIAM HOLD aged 85 years, born Northamptonshire and died on 16 Sep 1895 at Jalluker via Stawell is buried in the same grave as his son William Hold and daughter in law Selina Bolten.
      In the same grave also are William Edward Hold and John Hold sons of William and Selina Hold
      GRAVE NUMBER 3858, Stawell Cemetery
    Personal 1926  Ararat Advertiser Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1926 Ararat Advertiser
    Bill Hold camped his bullocks at what is now Fernside, the fine orchard of Mr Archibold, and soon after started to plant fruit trees. This was the first step in the development of the fruit growing industry on what was regarded as waste, scrub covered barren sand.
     
    Personal 24 Mar 1928  The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    THE POMONAL DISTRICT

    Pomonal enjoyed this year one of the most productive seasons in its history. Ochardists and their assistants are busily engaged gathering, grading, and packing 80,000 cases of apples for export. The work was commenced over a month ago and will continue for another six weeks at least.

    The apples are of splendid size and Mr. Prosser, the Agricultural department's expert, considers the quality of the fruit to be excellent. Many of the trees are so heavily laden that they will give four or five pickings, and some trees from which the largest fruit has already been gathered two or three times are still carrying average crops. The orchards lies on the eastern slopes of the Mom Cassel range of the Grampians, between Hall's Gap and Long Gully, and what was formerly waste scrub land is now one of the most noted fruit growing centres in the State.

    Major Mitchell, the explorer, passed through the district in 1837, and the tree that he marked close to Pomonal withstood, the ravages of bush fires until a year or two ago.

    In the sixties William Hold, Tom May, Peter de May, J. Smith, T. Copely, and J. -McGee, most of whom were carting timber from the mountains for fencing purposes, camped with their bollock teams at a spring near this tree, and Tom May planted the first fruit trees. The brothers Diggory and Torn Morcorn, the late H. H.Wettenhall, late Dr. Syme, and Mr. G. Barnes were early followers of his example, and for many years past the fruitgrowing industry at Pomonal has been quietly but steadily growing.
    Now a group of soldier settlers are assisting in the development of the locality and tobacco growing is being combined with orchard work. Orchardists are sending away over 300 worth of apples each week, and a fair amount of this produce comes through Ararat. To give better transport facilities the Ararat Shire Council spent a good deal of money last year in improving the Ararat to Pomonal road, and constructed a bridge (which was opened by Lord Somers) over the Little Wimmera at the sheep wash. Though apple culture is at present the chief activity at Pomonal, other fruits, as pears, stone fruits, lemons, persimmons, grapes, and passion fruit and chestnuts, are also grown with much success.
    The Australasian, Melbourne, Victoria, Saturday 24 March 1928
     
    Died 15 Sep..1895  Jallukar, Victoria. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Registration:
      HOLD, Wm : Death: : Father: Unknown: Mother: Unknown: Age 84: Death Place: Stawell: Reg No 11186 [Victoria Federation Index 1899 - 1901]

      Information on William Hold's Death Certificate

      Death 51th September 1895 at Jallukar, Shire of Ararat, County of Borung, William Hold, Farmer, male age 84 years: The cause of his daeth was Chronic Rheumatism, Chronis Bronchitis for some years. Haemoptysis -?: Father and Mother: Not Known: The Informant was his son William Hold, Jallukar. His death was registered on September 17th 1895. Church of England burial: He was married at Northampton, England, age not known to Ann Croxton. He had been previously married, other information not known. Issue: William, 38 years: Arthur, 36 years. By first marriage, John. age not known.
      haemoptysis US, hemoptysis: Medicine / Pathology) spitting or coughing up of blood or blood-streaked mucus.
    Person ID I4387  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 4 Jul 2017 

    Father William Old/Hold,   b. Abt 1790, Wymington, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1866, Union Workhouse, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Ann Robinson,   b. Abt 1793, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1833, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married 14 Feb 1814  Denford, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Possible Marriage
      Name: William Hold
      Marriage Date: 14 Feb 1814
      Marriage Place: Denford, Denford, England
      Event Type: Marriage
      Spouse: Ann Robinson
      Parish as it Appears: Denford
      Register Type: Parish Registers
      (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1912)
      William hold, Batcholer, of Luddington in the County of Huntingdon and Ann Robinson, Spinster of this parish.
      They signed with their mark.

      Huntingdon is a market town in Cambridgeshire, England. The town was chartered by King John in 1205. It is the traditional county town of Huntingdonshire, and is the seat of the Huntingdonshire district council
    Family ID F1795  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ann Garley,   b. 24 Sep 1820, Orlingbury, Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1839  Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: William Hold
      Spouse's Name: Ann Garley
      Event Date: 28 Nov 1839
      Event Place: Little Harrowden, Northampton, England
      Father's Name: William Hold
      Spouse's Father's Name: John Garley
      (England Marriages, 1538?1973, LDS Family Search)

      William Hold was a Labourer. His father William Hold was also a Labourer.
      Ann Garley was a Lace Maker. Her father John Garley was a Labourer.
      William and Ann signed with their mark.
      They were married in the Parish Church

      Name: William Hold
      Gender: Male
      Age: Full Age
      Marriage Date: 28 Nov 1839
      Marriage Place: Little Harrowden, Little Harrowden, England
      Event Type: Marriage
      Spouse: Ann Garley
      Father: William Hold
      Parish as it Appears: Little Harrowden
      Register Type: Parish Registers
      (Northamptonshire, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1912)

      His brother John's marriage

      Name: John Hold
      Gender: Male
      Age: Full Age
      Marriage Date: 18 Apr 1839
      Marriage Place: Little Harrowden, Little Harrowden, England
      Event Type: Marriage
      Spouse: Elizth Vorley
      Father: Wm Hold
      Parish as it Appears: Little Harrowden
      Register Type: Bishops Transcripts
      (Northamptonshire, England, Church
      William hold, father was a Labourer in Little Harrowden
      Timothy Vorley's occupation was Clicker, in Little Harrowden

      The Witnesses were William Hold and Ann Garley.

    Children 
     1. George Hold,   b. 1840, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1848, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
     2. John Hold,   b. 1843, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 10 May 2016 
    Family ID F1793  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ann Croxen,   b. 1829, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1864, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 25 Feb.1848  Little Harrowden, Northamptionshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: In the Parish Church 
    • William was a Widower, Full Age. His occupation a Labourer. Anne was a Miner (Under Age). Her occupation was Lacemaker [Source: Marriage Certificate]
    Children 
     1. Hannah/Mary Ann Hold,   b. 12 Dec 1848, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1851, At Sea on the ship Osceola Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     2. Thomas Hold,   b. Mar 1851, At Sea on the Osceola Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1854, Avoca, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 3 years)
     3. Mary Ann Hold,   b. 12 Aug 1853, Adelaide District, South Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1854, Avoca, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +4. William Hold,   b. Abt 1856, Linton near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1921, Pomonal, via Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
    +5. Arthur Hold,   b. 28 Jul 1857, Green Hills near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb.1925, St Vincents Hospital Toowoomba, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Sarah Hold,   b. Apr 1859, Back Creek near Amherst, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1859, Lamplough, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. Unamed Girl Hold,   b. 31 Dec 1861, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1861, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Unamed Hold,   b. Abt May 1864, Inglewood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 6 Mar 2013 
    Family ID F1358  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


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