Arthur Hold[1]

Male 1857 - 15 Feb.1925


Personal Information    |    Sources    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name Arthur Hold 
    Born 28 Jul 1857  Green Hills near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Birth: 21 July 1857 at Green Hills: Arthur: Father: William Hold, Miner, age 31 years: Birth Place: Arden, Northamptonshire, England: Married in 1846 in Arden, Northamptonshire, England: Issue: 2 living: one dead. Mother Anne Scrockson, age 33 years: Birth Place Arden, Northampton, England. The Informant was Anne Hold who signed with a mark. Registered on 5 November 1957 at Buningyong
      Note: William Hold and Ann Croxten were both born in Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England

      First name(s) Arthur
      Last name Hold
      Sex Male
      Birth year 1857
      Birth place Byong
      Father's name William
      Mother's name Anne Scrockson
      Registration number 15009
      State Victoria
      Country Australia
      Record set Victoria Births
      (Victoria Birth Index 1836-1913)

    Gender Male 
    Electoral Roll 1903  Mt Mistake, Grampians District Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Victoria Electoral Roll 1903
    Division of Grampians - Subdivision of Buangor
    No 59: Name in Full: HOLD, Arthur: Place of Living: Mt Mistake: Occupation: Labourer
    No 60: Name in Full: HOLD, Victoria: Place of Living: Mt Mistake: Occupation; home Duties
     
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1912  Warra Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1912
    Hold, Arthur, Warra, farmer
    Hold, Julius, Tuckerang, Warra, labourer
    Hold, Louis, Tuckerang, Warra, labourer 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1913  Warra Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1913
    Division of Maranoa - Subdivision of Dalby
    No 2203: Name in Full: HOLD, Arthur, Warra: Occupation: Farmer
     
    Personal 8 Sep 1917  The Ararat Advertiser, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    POMONAL
     
    Queensland Electoral Roll 1919  Inverai, Warra Find all individuals with events at this location 
    QUEENSLAND ELECTORAL ROLL 1919
    Division of Maranoa - Subdivision of Dalby
    No 2272: Name in Full: HOLD, Arthur, Inverai, Warra: Occupation: Farmer
     
    Death Notice 27 Feb 1925  The Dalby Herald, Qld. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    DEATH
    Mr Arthur Hold, of Inverai, passed
    away last week in the Toowoomba Hospital. He had been a well-known resident of this district for about 18
    years. Several sons survive the deceased.
    The Dalby Herald, Qld., Friday, 27 February 1925  
    Died 15 Feb.1925  St Vincents Hospital Toowoomba, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death; 15.02.1925 at St Vincents Hospital Toowoomba
      Cause of death; Malignant Prostrate, Cachexia, Cardiac Failure.
      Buriel Details; Toowomba Cemetery; 16.02.1925
      Section, Church of England, Block 3, Allotment 34.
      His youngest daughter Victorine is buied beside him. Block 3 Allotment 33

      STATUTORY NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
      Re ARTHUR HOLD, late of Inverai, near Warra, in the State of Queensland, farmer, deceased.

      Notice is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having claims against the estate of the abovenamed Arthur Hold, late of Inverai, near Warra, in the State of Queensland, deceased, who died on or about the fourteenth day of February, 1925, A.D., at Toowoomba, in the said State, are hereby required to send their claims to the Public Curator, Brisbane, on or before the nineteenth day of May, 1925. And that after the expiration of the last- mentioned date the Public Curator will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have had notice.

      Dated this eighteenth day of March, 1925.
      R. J. S. BARNETT,
      Official Solicitor to the Public Curator,
      Brisbane. 7617.

      The Dalby Herald, Qld., Tuesday, 24 March 1925

    Buried 16 Feb.1925  Toowoomba Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Funeral Notice

      Toowoomba Chronicle, Monday,16 Feb.1925.
      HOLD ARTHUR.
      Friends of the deceased, late of Jandowae are respectfully invited to attend the funeral to move from Rosentengels Ltd. Funeral Parlor, Union Street, this afternoon at 2 o`clock to the Toowoomba Cemetery.

      Toowoomba Cemetery Burial Register
      Family Name HOLD
      Given Names ARTHUR
      Gender Male
      Religion C of E
      Age at Death 71
      Date of Death: 15 February 1925
      Next of Kin
      Date of Burial: 16 February 1925
      Undertaker R ROSENSTENGEL
      Minister of Religion: W P OAKELEY
      Burial Number: L31:
      Cemetery Drayton
      Location Section: CE 4, Block: 3, Allotment: 34

      Another Hold buried in Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance

      Shirley Theresa Hold, Court
      Birth unknown
      Death 24 May 2004
      Burial
      Toowoomba Garden of Remembrance
      Toowoomba, Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia
      Plot 755-A-2
      Memorial ID 180203293 View Source

      COURT Shirley Theresa
      Funeral notice 24 MAY 2004
      Deathn age, 68 late of Oakey
      The Chronicle (Toowoomba) 27 MAY 2004
    Notes 
    • FARMING in VICTORIA

      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)

      Arthur Hold, Farmer, Bellellan. 2 Feb 1892. Taken from a form which Arthur filled in , detailing the improvements which he had made on his seletion.
      At this date Arthur had fenced one hundred and eighty six and a half chains of his seclection , at a cost of Five Shillings and Sixpence a chain. The total cost was Fifty Three Pounds. The cost of the posts and wire Thirty One Pounds.

      In the second year, Arthur planted one acres of Vines at a cost of Seven Pounds and Ten Shillings
      There are no entries for the third and fourth years.

      In the fifth year,he planted three acers of fruit trees at a cost of Forty Two Pounds.These were destroyed by rabbits.
      The sixth year; Three acres of vines were planted, the cost of which was again Forty Two Pounds. He also bought half a ton of hay, either for his horses or cattle. Arthur now had seven acres cultivated. Total time Seven Years .This would mean Arthur obtained this selection in 1895.

      The dwelling which Arthur had constructed, consisted of two rooms and a kitchen. It was made with weatherboards, which cost One Hundred and Thirty Pounds. The cost of the iron roof was Fifteen Pounds.

      For his water supply. he had dug two wells, one twenty feet deep, and the other eighteen feet, at a cost of Forty Six Pounds. The water was very close to the surface.
      The ringbarking and clearing of the trees was another expence. Twelve Pounds.

      Arthur and his family had only lived continuously on this land for two years. He had previously held one hundred and fifty five acres of land, which he had sold owing to the loss incurred from bush fires and rabbits.

      Much of his land was unfit for cultivation. This was typical of the land around the Stawell District. The soil was very sandy and of poor quality.

      Arthur was supposed to have all his land enclosed by the sixth year, but had not complied owing to a lack of money and time. At this time Arthur and Victorine had four children.Arthur, William Louis , Julius and Louis . Josephine arrived arrived in 1890 as well.

      1899 - 1902
      Children of Arthur Hold and Victorine Metzger who attended the Pomonal Primary School which opened in 1899.
      20: William Hold, May 1899, deceased 1900. Date of Birth: 26/10/1886
      21: Hold, Louis, May 1899 - 1902: Date of Birth: 22/2/1899
      22: Hold, Arthur, June 1899 - 1900. Date of Birth: 26/6/1885
      23: Hold, Josephine, June 1899 - 1902. Date of Birth: 5/10/1891
      24: Hold, Victorine, June 1899 - 1902: Date of Birth: 19/5/1893
      28: Hold, Julius, June 1899 - 1902: Date of Birth: 15/5/1887
      29: Hold, Alfred, Nov 1900 - 1902: Date of Birth: 19/8/1896

      The next event that is known of Arthur`s farming , is a letter he wrote to the Secretary of the Lands Department in Melbourne, dated June 27th.,1901.
      Due to his destitute circumstances, Arthur was utterly unable to pay the rents due on his selection.His health had not been good.The land was to poor to give returns. He had planted fourteen acres of fruit trees and vines, but as yet they were still young so they yielded little.
      Arthur had paid One Hundred Pounds in land rents earlier, on his three hundred and twenty acres. He asked if this could go towards making one hundred acres freehold. he wished to abandon the rest.

      Quoting Arthur directly from his letter," I am unable to work to provide for my family, but if you would kindly make me this concession, I may be able to make a living when my orchard comes into bearing. Trusting you will grant my request.
      I have the honour to be your obedient servant,
      Arthur Hold".
      It is not known if Arthur`s request was granted.

      Arthur must have been very dispondent. He was not alone though, for there were many selectors who were unable to pay their rents. Bushfires and poor soil, droughts and rabbits were all great problems in the Stawell district.

      In January 1887. William Hold, wrote to the Lands Department. Quoting from his letter, " I am sorry that I cannot comply with your wish by sending you the money at once. , for the grasshoppers destroyed the 'ole of my crops"

      Arthur and Victoria Hold are lisrted on the 1903 Electoral Roll for Victoria. They were living at Mt Mistake. Arthur Hold's occupation was labourer.

      Arthur left Victoria for Queensland with his children, but without his wife Victorine, after 1903 and before the 4th. Dec 1906, when he received a grant of land in Warra near Jandowae. This is not very far from Dalby or Toowoomba. Arthur and his family were in Dalby when he applied for the grant.

      The family travelled to Queensland by horse and wagon. They must have had many adventures. It is known a horse died on the way. It would have been a great relief to reach the end of their long journey.
    Person ID I4377  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 10 May 2018 

    Father William Hold,   b. 05 Nov 1815, Little Harrowden, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep..1895, Jallukar, Victoria. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother 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 
    • William was a Widower, Full Age. His occupation a Labourer. Anne was a Miner (Under Age). Her occupation was Lacemaker [Source: Marriage Certificate]
    Family ID F1358  Group Sheet

    Family Victorine Metzger,   b. 06 Dec 1855, Mt. Molliagu, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1926, Geelong West, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 25 Aug.1884  St. Patricks Church, Stawell, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Arthur James Hold,   b. 26 Jun 1885, Jallukar, Victoria. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun.1976, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. William Louis Hold,   b. 26 Oct 1886, Jallukar, Stawell, Victoria. Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1899, Stawell Hospital, Stawell, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 12 years)
    +3. Julius Hold,   b. 15 May 1888, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1974, Proserpine, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Louis Hold,   b. 22 Feb 1890, Jallukar, near Stawell, Victoria Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1927, Warrick , Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +5. Josephine Hold,   b. 05 Oct..1891, Jalluker near Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1924, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     6. Victorine Hold,   b. 19 May 1893, Jalluker near Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun.1918, Toowoomba, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +7. Albert/Alfred William Hold,   b. 27 Aug 1895, Jallukar near Stawell, Vic. Aust. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1985, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +8. Horace Hold, - Farmer,   b. 15 Oct 1897, Jalluker, near Stawell, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1993, Urangan, Hervey Bay, Queensland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2010 
    Family ID F1357  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Mrs Laurina Collins.


Home Page |  What's New |  Most Wanted |  Surnames |  Photos |  Histories |  Documents |  Cemeteries |  Places |  Dates |  Reports |  Sources