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, born about 1847 in Stalybridge. They had six children:
     John William Fielding, born about 1866 in Mirfield, Yorkshire. He was executor of his aunt Ann (Bennett) Blackburn's estate in 1903 (see The Bennett family of Simmondley and Birch Vale)..
     Elizabeth A Fielding, born about 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 about 1878 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.

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