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Edward John Holmes, Nathan Holmes, Thomas Holmes, William Holmes,
William and Sarah Holmes, William James Holmes, William wed Honora Holmes


Edward John Holmes

Edward John Holmes of Sandridge wed 1880 #2404 to Mary Ann Symes lived at Sandridge
5 Children 1. Emma Edith Holmes 1880 #12967
2. William Hanley Holmes 1882 #12031 lived 8 months
3. James Henry Holmes 1883 #12403
4. Bertie Holmes 1885 #20352
5. William Edward Holmes 1887 #22639

Nathan Holmes

The Argyle came Apr 1841 with 489 Assisted British Immigrants including Nathan Holmes 31, Jane Holmes 33 and Edward Holmes 7. In Victoria they baptised at St James CofE Elizabeth Holmes 1844 #13762, Mary Ann Holmes 1846 #14891 and John Holmes 1849 #16145
Nathan Holmes 1810 - 1880 aged 70 from Liverpool came 1841 with Jane, who may be Jane Holmes 1813 - 1884 #8262 aged 71 daughter of Sarah Pill and Samuel Cole died at Castlemaine
4 Children 1. Edward Holmes 1834
2. Elizabeth Holmes 1844 #13762
3. Mary Ann Holmes 1846 #14891
4. John Holmes 1849 #16145
1. Edward Holmes 1834 born in Liverpool wed 1875 #757 to Marion Rainey Thompson and lived in Castlemain then Melbourne
6 Children 1. Edward Lovelady Holmes 1876 #1335
2. Annie Ethel Florence Holmes 1878 #1313
3. Jane Marion Margt Holmes 1880 #18838
4. William Duncan Stuart Holmes 1882 #19233
5. Alice Isabella Edith Holmes 1884 #27915
6. John Donald Robertson Holmes 1886 #29770 - 1887 #8402 lived 6 months
3. John Holmes 1849 #16145 wed 1872 #2680 to Ann S (Sophia) Greed 6 born c1851 at Taunton, and lived at Sandford
5 Children 1. Alethea Phoebe Holmes 1873 #12255
2. Eveline Alice Holmes 1875 #5093
3. Ethel Isabel Holmes 1877 #4913 lived 1 year
4. Charles George Holmes 1882 #18668
5. John Weaver Holmes 1888 #24336

Thomas Holmes

Thomas William Henry Holmes wed 1855 #144 to Jane Bosley and lived at Ballarat
5 Children 1. Robert Henry Holmes 1856 #1794 - 1884 #4227 aged 28
2. Alice Jane Holmes 1858 #2259 wed 1899 #5085 to Geo Hy Wakefield
3. Alfd Edwd Holmes 1859 #12954
4. Emily Isabella Holmes 1861 #7349
5. Louisa Marian Holmes 1867 #366
3. Alfd Edwd Holmes 1859 #12954 wed 8 April 1886 #2628 to Eliza Ann Bryant 1864 #4330 born at Tarnagulla, and lived at Charlton
4 Children 1. Ivy Lillian Holmes 1887 #9677
2. Louisa Jane Holmes 1889 #1932
3. Thos Wm Hy Holmes 1892 #11972
4. Aubrey Geo Herbt Holmes 1898 #2100
4. Emily Isabella Holmes 1861 #7349 wed 1895 #4000 to Jno Edw Opie, 1 Child Constance Sarah Alice Opie 1897 #2149 lived 1 month
5. Louisa Marian Holmes 1867 #366 wed 1891 #5012 to Geo Opie 1864 #13016, and lived at Charlton, 3 Children

William Holmes

Joan Vivian discovered William Holmes arrived at Port Phillip 1842 on the Thetis, he was born at Tipperary, Ireland 1822.
William Holmes aged 19, a labourer, Protestant, both read and write, from Tipperary, with
sister Eliza Holmes aged 24, and cousin Peter Cantilon aged 20 with birthplace Kings County.
Amelia Primrose born at Edinburgh, Scotland 1831 arrived at Port Phillip 1841 on the Grindlay.
William Holmes wed in Geelong Presbyterian Church 1849 #2163 to Amelia Primrose.
William died 1908 at Charlton, when his parents names were unknown, and Amelia Holmes died 25 Jan 1915 at her residence Austin St, Newtown, Geelong. Late of Barrakee, Charlton, eldest and only surviving dau of John Primrose, aged 84, been in the colony 73 years. Interred Charlton Cem on 26 Jan 1915.
12 children 1. John Thomas Holmes 1851
2. William Holmes 1853
3. Isabella Holmes 1855 #10885 - 1939 #16783
4. David George Holmes 1860 #13905
5. Daniel Holmes 1863 #18607
6. Samuel Holmes 1865 #20217
7. Elizabeth Holmes 1867
8. Alexander Holmes 1870 #14120
9. Adam James Holmes 1873 #7846
10. Amelia Holmes 1875
11. George Duncan Holmes 1880 #14401
12. Frances Ann Holmes 1883 #15190 wed Frederick William Judd
From on Thu, 2 Dec 2004
Dear Elizabeth,
I have found some information and have emailed to Lynne the following info.
Our John Thomas Holmes was born at Batesford (near Geelong) 7 June 1851 and he wed Isabella Spence Stewart in 1883, she was born 1861 at Ercildoune Vic. so dates are similar, but no John Thomas in their family either - their family were Isabella (Belle), Amelia Jane (Millie - possibly who my mother was named after), Charles William (Charlie) and Annie. Hoping this clears up one mystery but doesn't help Lynne except to eliminate one theory.

Two called John Thomas Holmes

Holmes is a site with John Thomas Holmes, as part of family.
Mary Anne Murphy wed George Fox on the 20 November, 1845, Yass. George Fox died on the 24 June, 1847, Goulburn. Mary Ann then wed John Holmes on the 11 June, 1848.

John Holmes (born 1 January, 1847 in Goulburn took the surname Holmes) and Mary Ann Clarke (born in Braidwood) were married on the 12 August, 1875, Bombala According to the certificate, John would have been born c.1847-48 and Mary Ann c.1860.

John Thomas Holmes was born in Bombala in 1887 and died on the 26 September, 1917 in France during World War I.

3. Isabella Holmes 1855 #10885 - 1939 #16783 aged 84, wed c1875 to Robert McAdam 1853 - 1932 #11616 aged 79, son of Jean Hendry and William McAdam, and lived at Lethbridge
Robert Mcadams aged 31 came Apr 1870 on the Percy
Brother Alexr McAdam 1859 - 1883 #1272 aged 24 who appears to arrive as Mr A Mcadam aged 22 came Mar 1880 on the Tararua
7 Children 1. Emily McAdam 1876 #14863 - 1970 #28363 aged 94, wed Drew
2. George McAdam 1877 #14144 - 1923 #5868 aged 45
3. Mary Jane McAdam 1879 #7985 wed 1898 #3447 to Daniel Richards
4. Isabella McAdam 1883 - 1971 #23844 aged 88
5. William McAdam 1883 #1374 - 1962 #14145 aged 79
6. Robert James McAdam 1885 #8707 - 1957 #22149 aged 72
7. Alexander McAdam 1886 #23940 - 1944 #17318 aged 57
1. Emily McAdam 1876 #14863 - 1970 #28363 aged 94, wed William John Drew
1 Child 1. Mervyn Clifford Drew 1907 - 1976 #12123 aged 69
3. Mary Jane McAdam 1879 #7985 wed 1898 #3447 to Daniel Richards and lived at Lethbridge
2 Children 1. Jno Richards 1896 #4730
2. Geo Mcadam Richards 1898 #20083
3. Daniel Willis Richards 1901 #14577 - 1979 #9761 aged 78
4. Hector Richards 1904 - 1961 #20458 aged 57

William and Sarah Holmes

William Holmes from Birmingham wed 1866 #2961 to Sarah Piggott from Cambridgeshire, and lived at Sandhurst
9 Children 1. Frederick Walthew Holmes 1869 #18477
2. William Holmes 1873 #19717
3. Esther Holmes 1875 #12025
4. Annie Holmes 1877 #11252
5. John Holmes 1879 #5203
6. Eva Holmes 1881 #5372
7. Ada Holmes 1881 #5373
8. Julia Holmes 1884 #5361
9. Ethel Holmes 1886 #29576

William James Holmes

William James Holmes came c1864 with Bertha Elenora Waylandt
5 Children 1. Bertha Holmes 1864 - 1865 #5118 lived 7 months
2. George Rudolph Holmes 1866 #9610
3. Jane Leanor Holmes 1868 #26499
4. Bertha Louisa Holmes 1873 #22317
5. Julia Victoria Holmes 1879 #25313
2. George Roudolph Holmes 1866 #9610 wed 1886 #4594 to Elizabeth Ann Carr

William Holmes


From on Saturday, 31 December 2011
Hi Elizabeth, My name is Michaela Fogarty and I believe that Edward John Holmes on your web page is the brother of Emma Jane Holmes, their parents being William Holmes and Ann Nora Hanley.
I believe this is Edward Johnís parents: HOLMES William wed HENLY(HANLY) Honorah registered 1857 #326
Edward Johnís sister, Emma Holmes, married George Allan and one of their children is my grandmother:
Ann Cecilia Allan [205] was born in 1902 in Port Melbourne and died in 1978 in Elsternwick at age 76.
Anne Cecilia, my grandmother who raised me, married William Gove Fogarty, thus the Fogarty/Allan/Holmes connection.
It has been difficult tracking the Holmes side of the family. Hope you can assist.
Thanks very much Michaela Fogarty

William Holmes wed Honora

William Holmes wed 1857 #326 to Honora/Nora Henly/Hanly/Hanley and lived at Sandridge
5 Children 1. George James Holmes 1858 #1495
2. Edward John Holmes 1859 #12205
3. Charlotte Ann Holmes 1861 #1481
4. Emma Jane Holmes 1865 #11518
2. Edward John Holmes of Sandridge wed 1880 #2404 to Mary Ann Symes born in Castlemaine, possible registered 1859 #9334 dau of Harriett Poor and John Harris, family lived at Sandridge
5 Children 1. Emma Edith Holmes 1880 #12967
2. William Hanley Holmes 1882 #12031 lived 8 months
3. James Henry Holmes 1883 #12403
4. Bertie Holmes 1885 #20352
5. William Edward Holmes 1887 #22639
3. Charlotte Ann Holmes 1861 #1481 wed 1882 #4943 to Charles Cawthorn 1855 #4107 son of Mary Ann Batty and John Cawthorn, born in Sandridge
4. Emma Jane Holmes 1865 #11518 wed 1887 #264 to Joseph Harris 1861 #2862 son of Elizabeth Hunt and John Harris, born in Geelong

Emma Holmes

From on Friday, 6 April, 2012
That is marvellous Elizabeth! So it was the Honorah Boyston, one of two Honorahís that I thought possible. Very much appreciated, wagging tail and all.
So that means the William Holmes m to Honora Henly Hanly domiciled Sandridge so do you think that the Boyston and Hanly Hanorah are one and the same??? Will take a look at the web page, very exciting.
Much appreciated thatís for sure, did I give you the Jane Ogle info, daughter of convict John Ogle? Alexander Allan her husband was also a convict. Michaela


Emma Holmes 1861 - 1939 #2369 aged 78, dau of Honarah Boyston and William Holmes, wed 1885 #6424 to George Allan registered as George Allen 1856 #8709 - 1935 #2073 aged 78, son of Jane Ogle and Alexander Allan, lived at Warragul
5 Children 1. Honorah Allan 1886 #30375 - 1961 #16013 aged 74
2. Wm Geo Allan 1889 #17314 - 1945 #11043 aged 55
3. Geo Allan 1891 #7751 - 1909 aged 18
4. Emma Veronica Allan 1893 #8315 - 1966 #11979 aged 72
5. Ilene Mary Allan 1894 #33777 - 1972 #3410 aged 77, wed Bliss
6. Frances Susan Allan 1897 #15253 - 1971 #15243 aged 74
7. Thomas James Allan 1899 #29074 born at Port Melbourne
8. Annie Cecilia Allan 1902 - 1978 #9236 aged 76
9. Grace Kathleen Allan 1904
1. Honorah Allan 1886 #30375 - 1961 #16013 aged 74 wed Wm John Walker 1881 - 1960 aged 79
1 child 1. Marie Cecelia Walker 1920 - 1943 #12837 aged 23
8. Annie Cecilia Allan 1902 - 1978 #9236 aged 76 wed William Gove Fogarty 1901 #25411
1 child 1. Kerin Therese Fogarty 1930 - 1985 #18390 aged 54 wed Griffiths

William Gove

See the Gove family web page. Born: 1834, Exeter
Marriage (1): Johanna McMahon on 12 May 1857 in All Saints, Portland, Victoria, Australia
Marriage (2): Catherine McMahon in 1876 in Coromby, , Victoria, Australia
Died: 25 May 1917, Aberdeen Street, Geelong, , Victoria, Australia at age 83
William married Johanna McMahon, daughter of Timothy McMahon and Ellen Leonard, on 12 May 1857 in All Saints, Portland, Victoria, Australia.
(Johanna McMahon was born in 1834 in County Clare, Ireland, died on 21 Jan 1875 in Bushfield, Victoria, Australia 22 and was buried in 1875 in Warrnambool Cemetery, Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia.)
bounced Fogarty web page - by dryandra1
William Gove wed 1857 #1876 to Johanna Mcmahon and lived at Woodford
10 Children
of Johanna
1. William James Grove c1858
2. Thomas Gove 1860 #3614
3. Unnamed Female - Mary Ellen Gove 1861 #14979
4. Elizabeth Gove 1862 #24294
5. Ellen Gove 1863 #23774
6. Joseph Timothy Gove 1863 #23775
7. Ann Gove 1865 #5928
8. Catherine Gove 1866 #24811
9. Margaret Gove 1868 #20538
10. Sarah Bridget Gove 1869 #25925
11. Johanna Gove 1872 #6400
2 Children
of Catherine
12. John Wilfred Grove
13. Winifred Gove

Patrick Fogarty

Patrick Fogarty 30 came Dec 1857 on the Almora with Mary Fogarty 25 and Mary Fogarty 1, also Ann Fogarty 22
Mary Mahoney and Patrick Fogarty came and lived at Woodford
8 Children 1. Mary Fogarty 1856 born in Ireland
2. Patrick Fogarty 1858 #7549 at Woodford
3. Johanna Fogarty 1859 #14385 - 1870 #5917 lived 11 years born at Spring Valley
4. William John Fogarty 1862 #24305 at Woodford
5. Bridget Fogarty 1864 #5977
6. James Fogarty 1866 #18794
7. Mary Ann Fogarty 1875 #20420 - 1876 #10738 lived 1 year
8. Jeremiah Fogarty 1879 #6328
6. James Joseph Fogarty wed 1896 #750R to Margt Constance Gove. See Gove family page, and Fogarty page (email to them bounced 6 Ap 2012)

deaths - Which James Joseph?
Jas Joseph Fogarty 1922 #10354 aged 55, son of Mary Mahony and Patrick Fogarty
or
James Joseph Fogarty 1929 #13932 aged 63, son of Sarah Mulhall and Thos Fogarty died at Collingwood
Margt Constance Fogarty 1942 #3639 aged 73, dau of Unknown Mcmahon and Wm Gove

Thankyou for the 2016 link.
Philip Perkin &
see Gove family web site

Margaret Constance Gove was born in 1868 in Woodford, Victoria, Australia and died on 19 Apr 1942 in Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia at age 74.
She was the ninth child of
6. William Gove [149] (Thomas1) was born in 1833 in Exeter, was christened on 10 Nov 1833 in Christow, Devonshire, England, died on 25 May 1917 in Aberdeen Street, Geelong, Victoria, Australia at age 84, and was buried in 1917 in Warrnambool Cemetery, Warrnambool, , Victoria, Australia.
William married Johanna McMahon [150] [MRIN: 52], daughter of Timothy McMahon [159] and Ellen Leonard [160], on 12 May 1857 in All Saints, Portland, Victoria, Australia. Marriage status: single. Johanna was born in 1834 in County Clare, Ireland, died on 21 Jan 1875 in Bushfield, Victoria, Australia at age 41, and was buried in 1875 in Warrnambool Cemetery, Warrnambool, , Victoria, Australia.
Thankyou for renewing this link.



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