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William and Amelia Holt

William Holt wed 1856 #1356 to Amelia Bolton and lived at Dunolly, Moliagul
13 Children 1. Amelia Louisa Holt 1857 #7476
2. Edwin Holt 1859 #15774
3. Susan Holt 1860 #21633
4. Mary Ann Holt 1862 #14211
5. William Arthur Holt 1864 #21504
6. George Washington Holt 1867 #21471
7. James Holt 1869 #15160
8. Samuel Holt 1871 #25090 lived 14 years
9. Lavina Holt 1876 #15630
10. Albert Holt 1879 #10745
11. Sarah Alvesta Holt 1881 #4323
12. Matilda Holt 1883 #16469 lived 35 weeks
13. Ernest Forest Holt 1886 #25913
1. Amelia Louisa Holt 1857 #7476 wed 1880 #4632 to Thomas Kellett born in Hobarttown, and lived at Fenton's Creek, 6 Children
2. Edwin Holt 1859 #15774 wed 1881 #1871 to Margaret McClelland 1857 - 1941 #16466 aged 84, and lived at Fentons Creek
4 Children 1. William Richard Holt 1881 #16363
2. Herbert Edwin Holt 1883 #9190
3. Mabel Annie Holt 1886 #18037
4. Bertha Vera Holt 1888 #20194
3. Susan Holt 1860 #21633 wed 1881 #1870 to Robert Kellett born in Hobarttown. He could be born 1855, son of Mary Sharkey wed 1851 to John Kellett, 5 Children
5. Arthur Wm Holt 1864 #21504 wed 1900 #2166 to Ann Wharton and lived at St Arnaud
6 Children 1. Wm Hy Holt 1901 #6780
2. David Lenord Holt 1906 #8777
3. David Leonard Holt 1906 #8207
4. Gilbert Clifford Holt 1906 #8776
5. Harold Percy Holt 1907 #16766
6. Leslie Geo Holt 1905 #8746
6. George Washington Holt 1867 #21471 wed 1890 #4919 to Rachael Wharton and lived at Burkes Flat and Rheola
10 Children 1. Albt Edwin Holt 1894 #27303
2. Elsie Ann Holt 1896 #22755
3. Geo Washington Holt 1892 #30456
4. Jas Ernt Holt 1899 #21526
5. Jos Wharton Holt 1901 #17168
6. Mary Ellen Holt 1897 #30716
7. Thomas Henry Holt 1893 #29631
8. Wm Arth Holt 1891 #22623
9. Rupert Septimus Holt 1905 #24153
10. Rach Amelia Holt 1907 #24836

William and Mary Ann Holt


From on Tuesday, 1 June, 2010

Dear Elizabeth
Thankyou for your work on William Holt to Mary Ann Cook 1854. Just to let you know that there was also a Rebecca Holt (born 31 Dec 1958 died 13 Aug 1942 at her sons at Northcote) of the same parents she was listed in the births with a mother Mary Cork, and on her death certificate it is Cook. She also grew up in Bacchus Marsh and married a Charles Weston had 3 children, then married Alfred John Pezet, and had 2 children and then Robert Burbidge no children. I do have the details of all her children if you would like to update the Rebecca.
thankyou, Tracey Waegele


William Holt came c1854 with Mary Ann Cook and lived at Bacchus Marsh
7 Children 1. Mary Ann Holt 1854 #3313
2. Rebecca Holt (born 31 Dec 1958 died 13 Aug 1942
2. Joseph Holt 1857 #1537 - 1865 #2954 lived 9 years
3. William Martin Holt 1861 #7068 - 1862 #7859 lived 1 year
4. Hester Holt 1863 #168
5. Robert Holt 1865 #6243
6. Sarah Jane Holt 1867 #5934
7. William Holt 1869 #20085
1. Mary Ann Holt 1855 wed 1877 #1217 to Wm Worthy
2. Rebecca Holt born 31 Dec 1958 died 13 Aug 1942, wed 1878 #175 to Charles Weston Born c1826 Staffordshire she was only 18 when they married (1876 approx) Rebecca's family owed Charles Weston money and she was to pay the debt. Charles died on 12 Jun 1885 at Coimadai Bacchus Marsh. Not sure who his parents were as they were listed on his death certificate as Jno Rawlison and Maria Rawlinson we think he was born before they married still looking.
3 Children 1. Charles Weston 1879 #153 - 16 April 1920, no children
2. George Charles Weston 1880 #19996 - 1930 Wollongong NSW - wed Esther Angelena Freestone Born 1886 dau of Caroline Ann Tindall wed 1879 to George W Freestone, born at East Macquarie - 6 Children
3. Ann Weston 1882 #13368 - 1888 #104 lived 5 years
Rebecca Weston then wed 1889 #301 to Alfred John James Pezet 11 Oct 1844 - 13 Oct 1892 aged 42, born Alderney Guernsey Channel Islands, died at Bennett Street Bacchus Marsh, son of Rachel Simon and John Pezet and brother of Peter Tardif Pezet who died 1897 aged 64 at Daylesford, Vic
2 Children 4. William John Pezet B:1889 D: 1968 Northcote - Married Ida Ross Middleton - 1 Child
5. Cid Francis pezet 1890 #29299 - 1893 #8351 lived 2 years
6. Amy Rebecca Pezet 16 Jan 1893 - 24 Dec 1919 She was a in a wheelchair all her life and she died at the Burbidge home Bacchus Marsh
Rebecca Pezet, 3rd Marriage (with no chn), wed 1902 to Robert Burbridge (Bunbidge) who wed 1885 #5580 to Mary Anne Alford 4899 #4296 aged 37 dau of Norah Fallon and James Alford died at Bacchus Marsh, no known chn. Robert Burbridge owned Bacchus Marsh Race Course (VIC) and had to sell in the depression
4. Hester Holt 1863 #168 wed 1882 #11 to Thomas Rawlinson from Strathfordshire
1 Child 1. Emily Rawlinson 1883 #13719

George Holyoak

The FF2001 page by Shirley Jean Stone, records George Holyoak 1815 - 1899, born at Alveston, Glos, Uk and died at Laanecoorie, Vic, came 1852 on the Joshua with Elizabeth Coventry 1822 - 1910, born at Rankeworthy, Glos, UK and died at Talbot, Vic. Descendants are not listed.
George Holyoake aged 35, born c1814 - 1899 #1514 aged 85, came to Melbourne Feb 1852 as Unassisted Inward Passenges on the Joshua with Elizth Holyoake aged 30, Sarah Holyoake aged 7, Ann Holyoake aged 4 and Lucy Holyoake aged 2
James Holyoak was born 1852, and then Registration started in Victoria, recording
8 Children 1. Sarah Holyoake aged 7, c1844
2. Ann Holyoake aged 4, c1847
3. Lucy Holyoake aged 2, UK Jan-Mar 1850 in Chipping Sodbury, in the county of Gloucestershire;
4. James Holyoak 1852 - 1876 #12217
5. Mary Holyoak 1854 #5149 at Bendigo
6. George Holyoak 1858 #19100 - 1860 #3313 lived 16 months
7. Anna Maria Holyoak 1861 #4372
8. George Holyoak 1863 #17314
3. Lucy Holyoake aged 2, UK Jan-Mar 1850 - 1932 #6185 aged 82, born in Chipping Sodbury, in the county of Gloucestershire, died in Maldon, wed 1868 #2339 to Robert Barkly Nicholson from NSW, lived at Newbridge, Tarnagulla, Eddington
6 Children 1. Unnamed Male Nicholson 1868 #26246
2. Walter Nicholson 1871 #5338
3. Lucy Nicholson 1872 #26258
4. Lillie Nicholson 1875 #2037
5. Charlotte Nicholson 1877 #15217
6. Thomas Nicholson 1879 #17183
4. James Holyoak 1852 - 1876 #12217 aged 24, wed 1874 #957 to Elizabeth Jane Cock c1852, Elizabeth Jane Cock wed 1877 #4151 to Thomas Morcom Allen 1853 - 1883 #12530 aged 30, son of Elizth Morton and Wm Allen died at Sandhurst. Both listed Cornwall as birthplace.
4 Children 1. George Henry Holyoak 1875 #5872 born at Tarnagulla, mother Elizabeth Jane Cox
2. Ernest Morcom Allen 1879 #11818 born at Sand, mother Elizabeth Jane Cock
3. William Leslie Allen 1881 #12171
4. Hilda May Allen 1883 #12176
5. Mary Holyoak 1854 #5149 at Bendigo, wed 1879 #436 to George Heath, possibly son of Maria and Charles Heath, born in Melb, baptised at 1852 #17557 at the Church of England, St James, Melbourne. Lived at St Arnaud in 1885
3 Children 1. Arthur Heath 1881 #19901
2. Eva Maria Heath 1883 #23838
3. George Heath 1885 #29048
8. George Holyoak 1863 #17314 wed 1887 #3403 to Rachel Neeson 1864 #24736 - 1957 #8086 aged 92, dau of Elleanor Jones wed 1856 #3450 to John Neeson, born at Sandhurst/Kangaroo Flats. Family lived at Prahran, Heyfield, Tarnagulla, Talbot
7 Children 1. Ethel Holyoak 1887 #22749
2. Mabel Neeson Holyoak 1889 #20049
3. Ida May Holyoak 1891 #13470 - 1951 #353 aged 59, wed Main
4. Jean Ellen Mary Holyoak 1894 #16116
5. Dorothy Isabel Holyoak 1895 #16388 - 1940 #6207 aged 45, wed Knight
6. Florence Marie Holyoak 1901 #22907 - - 1976 #29712 aged 75
7. George Woolfrey Holyoak 1905 - 1983 #17343 aged 78

George Honeyman

George Honeyman wed 1851 #41114 to Margaret Holland at St Francis Roman Catholic Church, lived at Melbourne suburbs
9 Children 1. Mary Honeyman 1853 #7611
2. Margt Honeyman 1854 - 1926 #9234 aged 72,
3. Helen Honeyman 1857 #8694
4. Emily Ellen Honeyman 1859 #18122
5. George Honeyman 1862 #4352 - 1926 #13697 aged 63, wed 1883 #4671 to Jennet Lucas of Geelong
6. Rose Ann Honeyman 1864 #10798 - 1931 #16097 aged 65,
7. William Honeyman 1864 - 1935 #15442 aged 71
8. Francis William Honeyman 1867 #21005
9. James Honeyman 1870 #14100 - 1921 #1975 aged 51
10. Catherine Honeyman 1872 #15117 - 1951 #13218 aged 79,
11. John Patrick Honeyman 1876 #9338
2. Margt Ann Honeyman 1854 - 1926 #9234 aged 72, wed 1881 #781 to Richard Palmer Boulton from Staffordshire
2 Children 1. Mary Frances Boulton 1893 #25895
2. William Palmer Boulton 1894 - 1976 #22982 aged 92
6. Rose Anne Honeyman 1864 #10798 wed 1884 #1506 to James Stewart Liddle 1862 #7294, 7 chn
10. Catherine Honeyman 1872 #15117 - 1951 #13218 aged 79, wed 1894 #5747 to George Curry/Corrie 1870 #15294 - 1956 #8988 aged 86, son of Ann Sutherland and William Curry
6 Children 1. Bernard James Corrie 1891 - 1973 #7609 aged 64
2. Mary Myrtle Unknown/Corrie 1894 #27417 - 1971 #12937 aged 76, wed Rietschel
3. Ellen Agatha Agnes Currie 1897 #1376 - 1897 #752 lived 1 month
4. Geo Jas Corrie 1899 #8545 - 1900 #4801 lived 1 year
5. William Francis Corrie 1901 #11060 - 1976 #20460 aged 75
2. Mary Myrtle Unknown/Corrie 1894 #27417 - 1971 #12937 aged 76, wed Charles Vincent Rietschel 1887 - 1944 #7689 aged 57, son of Elizabeth Ann Bone wed 1883 #1806 to Henry John August Rietschel
second child of Ann - Clarence Victor Rietschel 1892 #1552
1 Child 1. Clarence George Rietschel 1923 - 1984 #15465 aged 61

John Hookey

John Hookey wed 1863 #3470 to Jane Elizabeth Vevers Lasslett from Kent and lived at Malmsbury
6 Children 1. Ada Emily Hookey 1865 #9634
2. Alfred John Hookey 1867 #22862
3. George James Hookey 1870 #24244
4. Bertha Mabel Hookey 1873 #3590 - 1873 #10060 lived 10 months
5. Hector Hookey 1874 #23855
6. Frederick William Hookey 1877 #10051
1. Ada Emily Hookey wed 1891 #6894 to Samuel Goodman Fleming 1864 #10129 and lived at Malmsbury - see Fleming

Robert Hooks

Robert Hooks was born in Newry, County of Down, Ireland, 1818, and died 28 Nov 1882 in Tarnagulla, aged 64. He wed 13 May 1850 to Prudence Anderson died 19 Dec 1893. Prudence was born in Down, Ireland 1821, and died in Tarnagulla, aged 72. They boarded the Hooghly at Southhampton, England on 15 Dec 1851 and landed at Portland, Victoria on 19 March 1852. They went first to Mt Gambia in South Australia then Sandhurst before registered Elizabeth 1857 at Dunolly, Jane at Sandhurst, Emma at Newbridge and the other children at Tarnagulla.
12 children 1. William Hooks 1850 died 1851 aged 15 months in Ireland
2. Mary Hooks 1851 born in UK wed 1871 #2221 to George Cousins, 12 chn
3. William Hooks 1853 - 6 Mar 1896
4. Elizabeth Hooks 1857 wed Thomas Page
5. Jane Hooks 1860 - 1 Mar 1922 wed William Clark
6. James Thomas Hooks 1861 - 14 Oct 1935 wed Mary Ann Hargreaves
7. Robert Alexander Hooks 1863 went to West Aust.
8. Rachael Ellen Hooks 1864 wed John Bradford
9. John Hooks 1866 died in infancy
10. Emma Hooks 1867 did not marry
11. Twin Annie Hooks 1870 died
12. Twin Margaret Hooks 1870 wed Sutherland

3. William Hooks was born in Tarnagulla, 1853 and died 6 Mar 1896 aged 43. He wed 1889 to Mary Ann Bradford. Went to the Western Australian gold fields.

2 children 1. William Harold Hooks (Fitzroy, 1890)
2. Ellen Ann Hooks (Echuca, 1892)
Wrongly listed by me as Percy and Vera
From a Cousin whose email bounced 28 Nov 2004
You mention a William Hooks, born Tarnagulla 1853. He was actually born in Millicent, South Australia, Oct, 1854 and given the names William George Glen Vansittart Hooks, 2nd, 3rd and 4th forenames after the owners of the Murraya Station where Robert and Prudence were indentured as farm labourers after their arrival from Ireland. He married a Mary Ann Bradford in Coburg in 1889. They had children William Harold (Fitzroy, 1890) and Ellen Ann (Echuca, 1892). I know nothing of the Percy and Vera you list and am very interested.

On Thu, 28 Apr 2005
Perhaps I am the cousin whose e mail on Hooks bounced in 2004? My e mail address now Our Hooks info does not fully equate. Tony Anderson (descended from Prudence (nee Anderson) Hooks's brother William).

And on Tue 16 Jan 2007,

My name is Tony Anderson, I am descended from William Anderson whose sister Prudence married Robert Hooks in Down before coming to Australia. I notice on your site that you have Robert and Prudence going to Sandhurst before moving on to Dunolly. I am wondering what the evidence for this is. The Hooks were indentured as labourers to William Vansittart, who had the Muyurra run at Millicent after they disembarked from the Hooghly at Portland early 1855. I don't know how long they stayed at Mayurra. Vansittart was killed in late Nov that year and the Hookses first child was born on Mayurra about three weeks before his death and was subsequently given the names William George Glen Vansittart Hooks (George Glen was in partnership with Vansittart). The next official notice I have of them is from April, 1857 when they registered at Dunolly the birth of a daughter (that registration is listed on the same page in the registration book as Prudence's brother William's son, John Joseph, born around the same time in early 1857. The Hookses and the Andersons were obviously mining together at Dunolly, then at its most active as a diggings. The registration papers state the occupations of both fathers as diggers.

If you think the Hookses were at Sandhurst going to Dunolly can you let me know what the evidence is? I have over the last ten years written a very precise history of the Andersons based on careful use of documentary evidence which includes information on Robert and Prudence Hooks and if there is anything I have missed I would love to know.

I would be very happy to hear from you.
Many thanks,
Tony Anderson

6. James Thomas Hooks wed c1886 to Mary Ann Hargreaves 1862 - 1929 aged 67 years. She is buried in Melbourne, Victoria.

3 children 1. James Thomas Hooks was born 14/6/1887.
2. Carol Hooks buried in St. Arnaud, Victoria
3. John W. Hooks was born 1896 - 26/11/1902 at 6 years of age. Killed by a falling log from a log fence at Hodges Station near Yawong Springs.

6.1. James Thomas Hooks was born 14 June 1887 in Murphy's Creek, and died 26 Sep 1959 in Bendigo, at 72 years of age. Buried at Tarnagulla. He married 15 Aug 1917 to Mary Elizabeth Wood in Dunluce. She was born in Charlton, 5 Apr 1893 and died 15 Sep 1983 in Dunolly, at 90 years of age.

7. Robert Alexander Hooks was born in Tarnagulla, Victoria, 26/11/1862. Robert went to West Australia. He died 6/10/1909 in Kookynie, West Australia, at 46 years of age. His Body was interred, 7th October 1909 in Kookynie Cemetery, West Australia.
He married Mary Dislena Lanfranchi in Tarnagulla, Victoria, 6/2/1895 registered 1895 #2817X1901 (listed for 1901). Mary was born 12/11/1876 and registered 1877 #5466, daughter of Mary Ann Casey and Bernard Lanfranchi. Mary died 25/5/1918 at 41 years of age.

3 children 1. Robert Alexander Hooks was born 2 Oct 1895.
2. Emma Vera Hooks was born in St. Arnaud, Victoria, 1897 - 5 Jul 1978 in Cessnock, NSW, at 81 years of age. She married Eric Edward Crawford in Wellington, West Australia, 1920.
3. Percival Henry Hooks was born in St. Arnaud, Victoria, 1900 - 29 Oct 1951 at 51 years of age. He married Louise E Chambers in East Coolgardie, West Australia, 1923.

7.1 Robert Alexander Hooks 2 Oct 1895 was born in St. Arnaud, Victoria and died 11 Dec 1975 in Rockingham, West Australia, at 80 years of age. Robert was cremated at Karrakatta, West Australia. He married Edith Alma Edwards in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Kalgoorlie, West Australia, 27 July 1921. Edith was born 20 June 1900 and died 22 Dec 1971 at 71 years of age.

3 children 1. George Henry Hooks. He married Mildred C Broadwood 1944.
2. Robert Alexander Hooks was born 9 Oct 1921.
3. Veronica Mary Hooks was born in Kalgoorlie, West Australiia, 18 Apr 1925. Veronica died 23 July 1972 in Perth, West Australia, at 47 years of age. Veronica's body was interred in Karrakatte, West Australia. She married Charles Maxwell McPherson in Boulder, West Australia, 14 Oct 1944.


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