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THE STORY AS I KNOW IT.
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 Stockport. FHK 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
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
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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