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George Hollins was born about 1768 in Chester, Cheshire England.   An IGI item stated his "relative" was Ernest Hollings.  The area and date are at least close.  The rest needs confirmation. 

George Hollins married Sarah Clark about 1805, very likely in Derbyshire.  Because on Nov. 26, 1807 they baptized their daughter Lucy Hollins in Mellor Derbyshire.  It is right on the Cheshire line, just east of StockportFHK film # 2082303 of Derbyshire England Parish Registers 1538-1910

George would not have been a young man at the time his only known daughter was born.  It would be nice to be able to track him back further. 

Sarah Hollins was found on the England 1841 Census, class HO106, piece 114, Book 6, Folio 6, page 5, GSU Roll 241246.  She was a resident of the Civil Parish Stockport, Hundred of Macclesfield, Sub-district Hyde of the county Cheshire.  On that census she is noted specifically on Treach Hill, she was 70 years old. I cannot tell if she is living alone or with a family. So we would guess George Hollins had died prior to 1841.  The families listed on either side of her are the Wood and Bradbury families. Within those families all who could work were in the cotton weaving trade.

Sarah was not found on the 1851 census.   Lucy's family emigrated to American in 1848.  So I believe it possible that Sarah had died by that time, and the family moved on.

There is a set of records from Nantwich, Chesire, England & Wales Civil registration Death Index 1837 - 1915. 
    Sarah Hollins died March 1845   Vol 19, pg 151
    George Holling died Sept 1847    Vol 19, pg 127

 If this were true, it gives the reason for Lucy's family to leave in 1848.   However, where was George on the 1841 Census?  Nantwich is about 50 south of Stockport, and there is a direct train line between the two.  This may be our couple, but I have strong doubts. 

Lucy's family, the Taylors, actually sailed on the Rappahannock, arriving in New York Port, November 6, 1848.  I have the ships manifest with 2 pages of names. National Archives microfilm Publications # 1232. The page with Taylors is quite clear, the next hard to read, but there is a Wood family on board.  Possibly neighbors of Sarah from Treach Hill.



If you know the answer please CONTACT US
1.  When and where was George born?
2.  Who were his parents?
3.  Get the names and dates of other children they may have had.
4.  Did he work in the textile trade?
5.  When and where did he die?

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