Thursday, July 19, 2007

Jane Tuckwell

Jane Tuckwell, née Ramsbottom, daughter of Mary Elizabeth Holyer (1933-1980) made contact by e-mail. Although she was born in England, the family emigrated to Australia in 1964 and I provided her with information on other Kent Holyer families that went there. She is keen to make contact with other Holyer descendants in Australia and elsewhere.

Monday, July 09, 2007

The Three Pots Inn

Cy Voller sent through these 2 photos of the Three Pots Inn at Burbage, associated with the Sharnford Holliers from around 1853 into the 20th century. In 1861, Edward and Sarah Hollier were there. In 1871, it was occupied by the widow Sarah Hollier and her family. In 1881 William Goode Hollier was landlord. In 1891, the Steedon family were at the Three Pots, and in 1901 were joined by Allen Hollier who had married into the Steedon family in 1899. The top photo shows the original building and that below shows how it was extended in the early 20th century. According to Harry Duckworth, this building burnt down, but there is still a pub on the site. The whole surrounding estate is now known as Three Pots.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

More NZ info

Bernadette Siebert sent through some more Hollier information from New Zealand which she had collected from the card index at the National Library in Wellington, plus some other info from the web.