A Holden family of Charlesworth.

Generation One.

Henry Holden, a bleacher had a son, John Holden born about 1809.

Generation Two.

John Holden was born about 1809 in Ratcliffe, Lancashire. He was a widowed bleacher, living in Failsworth, when he married Clara Ford, born 11 April 1815 in Glossop, daughter of Joseph Bennett and Elizabeth Bennett (see The Bennett family of Simmondley and Birch Vale) on 24 December 1842 in Manchester Cathedral. They had three children:
     Eliza Holden born 1845.
     Alice Holden born 1849.
     Elizabeth Holden born 1861.
In the 1851 census the family was living at Dinting Vale; in 1861 in Cooper Street, Whitfield and in 1871 at Simmondley.
Clara died, aged 62, on 26 October and was buried on 30 October 1877 at St Mary's Charlesworth.
In the 1881 census John was aged 73, living with Benjamin & Alice Platt as a widower.
John Holden died, in his 82nd Year, on 28 October 1889, buried at St Mary's Charlesworth.

Generation Three.

Eliza Holden was born in 1845 in Glossop. She married James Fielding (son of William Fielding and Ann Barlow), born in 1846 in Stalybridge, on 11 February 1865 at the Parish Church, Mirfield. They had six children:
     John William Fielding, born in 165 in Mirfield, Yorkshire.
     Elizabeth Ann Fielding, born in 1867 in Glossop.
     Henry Fielding, born in February 1870, died on 6 January 1873, buried at St Mary's Charlesworth. MI says he was 2 years and 11 months when he died.
     James Henry Fielding, born in April 1875, died on 7 Jul 1877, buried at St Mary's Charlesworth. MI says he was aged 2 years and 3 months when he died.
     Walter Fielding, born in 1877 in Glossop.
     Clara Fielding, born in 1880 in Glossop.
In the 1881 census the family was at 2 Queen Street, Glossop. James was aged 34, a Calico printer and Eliza aged 36, a grocer.
James died, in his 67th year, on 12 February 1913 and was buried at St Mary's Charlesworth.
Eliza died, aged 87, on 16 September 1932 and was buried at St Mary's Charlesworth.

Alice Holden was born in 1849 in Glossop. She married Benjamin Platt, born 23 June 1849 in Dinting Mill, Glossop, son of James Platt and Eliza Oldham (see The Platt family of Glossop) on 1 February 1871 in St James, Whitfield.

Elizabeth Holden was born in 1861 in Glossop. Her original name was Elizabeth Heywood. Her mother (Ann) is thought to have died. The family lived next door to John and Clara on the 1861 Census (Ann a 25 year old unmarried cotton weaver, Elizabeth aged 0). Ann also had a 3 year old son at the 1861 census, Wright Cheetham Heywood, born in Newton , Cheshire. He is thought to have been taken in by his grandmother, Sarah Heywood. In the 1871 census Elizabeth is living with John and Clara, adopted, aged 10. In the 1881 census she is aged 20 living, as was John, in Benjamin & Alice's house, a cotton weaver. She married Phineas Taylor in September 1883 and they had two children:
     Annie Taylor, born in 1885 in Glossop. She married Albert Bradbury in September 1910 in Glossop.
     John Holden Taylor born 29 August 1897 in Glossop. He married Alice Broadley. After Alice died he married Hilda Grosvenor and they had four children: Stanley, Jean, Margaret and John Taylor.

Generation Four.

Children of Eliza Holden.

John William Fielding was born in 1865 in Mirfield, Yorkshire. He married Sarah Evans, born 23 March 1866 in Mold, Flintshire, in 1890 at Howard Town Wesleyan Chapel. They had two children:
     James Robert Fielding, born in 1898 in Glossop, died on 21 May 1899 aged 15 months, buried at St Mary's Charlesworth.
     Walter Fielding, born on 10 June 1893 in 128 Pikes Lane, Glossop, died on 25 November 1979 (of 36 Kingsthorpe, York), aged 86. He married Eliza Wallace (daughter of Walter Wallace born 17 September 1894 in Oldham), on 10 May 1917 in St Margaret's, Hollinwood. They had a daughter. Elsie, borrn in 1 April 1921. They subsequently moved back to Glossop to run the grocery business at 128 Pikes Lane.
John William Fielding was executor of his aunt Ann (Bennett) Blackburn's estate in 1903 (see The Bennett family of Simmondley and Birch Vale).. He died on 13 May 1938 at 36, Rutland, Ave, Lancaster, aged 72, and was buried on 17 May 1938 at St Mary's Charlesworth.
Sarah died on 15 January 1951 at 36, Rutland, Ave, Lancaster, aged 84, and was buried on 19 January 1951 at St Mary's Charlesworth.

Elizabeth Ann Fielding, was born 1867 in Glossop. She married John Newton (son of Robert Newton), in 31 July 1892 in St James' Whitfield. They emigrated to Canada where their first son was born but then moved back to Glossop. they had three identified children:
     Robert Newton, born 11 Jul 1893 in Magog, Quebec, Canada. He became an apprentice (then qualified motor mechanic) at Glossop Motor Co in Arundel Street (owned by his uncle Walter Fielding). Robert married Elsie May Warner (born 18 November 1892, daughter of Leonard Warner) on 10 September 1919 at St. James', Whitfield. He subsequently went into business with William Heap as Newton & Heap at 25 High Street East (see An Early History of numbers 1 to 25 High Street East, Glossop.). Robert Newton died in 1979 and Elsie in 1996.
     Eliza Newton, born 1895 in Glossop.
     James Newton, born 1897 in Glossop.

Walter Fielding, was born on 2 November 1877 in Glossop. He became owner of Glossop Motor Company in Arundel Street which evolved from the Cycle company started by his father at 12 High Street West (see An Early History of High Street West, Glossop, between Railway Street and Arundel Street.). He married Annie Wain, born 4 September 1876 in Manchester in 1901 in Howard Street Reform Church. They had two children:
     Westerman Fielding, born 16 July 1903 in Glossop, died 12 January 1972 in Sutton, Surrey (of 4 Elgin Road, Wallington, Surrey). A pharmacist at 36 & 38 Market Street, Hollingworth, he married Olive Mabel Joy Wheeler (born 25 December 1910, daughter of Thomas Edward Wheeler) on 23 September 1933 in Emmanuel Church, West Dulwich.
     James Fielding, b. 21 Oct 1914 in Glossop.
Annie died in 1946 in Devon.
Walter Fielding, died on 19 January 1953 in Exmouth.

Clara Fielding was born on 6 June 1880 in Glossop. She married Thomas Robinson, born 20 December 1873 in Glossop, on 15 Aug 1907 at St Charles Borromeo Church, Hadfield. They had a daughter, Winifred Robinson, born 28 April 1908 in Hadfield.
Thomsa Robinson died on 17 Novenber and was buried at Glossop Cemetery on 21 November 1961.

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