Holmes [08151213]

1799: Manuscript pedigree compiled about 1895, dating back to the birth of Robert Vaughan Wynne Williams in 1799, son of William Williams of Peniarth, Merionethshire, by his wife Gaynor Thomas. Robert married, 1stly, Marianne Aked (born 1803) daughter of Nathaniel Aked of Bradford by Mary Holmes his wife; 2ndly, Rebecca C. Dalgleish. Spouses to his descendants are Bessie Lambert, Charles Turner Simpson, Betty Rawson, – Berry, Clement Stone-Wigg, J. Arthur Barratt, Claude Baggallay, Lewis Wilkin, and John Henry Helpman

May 1835: Directory of Alfreton, with the hamlet of Swanwick, the chapelry of Riddings, Shirland with Higham and Neighbourhoods. Gentry and Clergy: Mr John Holmes, Alfreton

27 October 1866: The Register of Electors to Vote in the Choice of a Member or Members to Serve in Parliament, for the City of Gloucester, for 1866-7. Occupiers of property in the parish of St Michael: Henry Capel Holmes, for a house in Eastgate Street. Occupiers of property in South Hamlet: Robert Bartholomew Holmes of Spa, for a house in Spa Villas.

7 April 1879: Deserter from the Lancashire Militia —  absent from training: James Holmes, [Reg. No:] 2777, Lancashire Militia; [born:] Tuam, Galway; [trade] labourer; [age] 22; [size:] 5[ft] 8¾[in]; [hair:] brown; [eyes:] grey; [face:] fair; [coat & trousers:] —; [date of desertion:] 17 March 1879 [at] Lancaster; [marks & remarks: blank]

25 March 1880: County court judgment against Thomas Holmes, 187 Turner’s Road, Burdett Road, dairyman

25 March 1880: Bill of sale by Edward Josiah Wall, 8 Edward Street, Derby, yeast dealer, in favour of John Holmes; and a bill of sale by Edward Jordan, Phoenix Tavern, Sandling Road, Maidstone, beerhouse keeper, in favour of John Holmes and another; and a bill of sale by Mary Holmes, 85 Broughton Lane, Manchester, grocer, in favour of Thomas Lomas; and a bill of sale by James Holmes, Blackfordby, near Ashby-de-la-Zouch, labourer, in favour of Harris M. Beirnstein; and a bill of sale by Enoch Holmes, 39 Cobden Street, Dresden, near Longton, collier, in favour of Meyer Mindelsohn; and a bill of sale by Richard Holmes, Snaith, near Selby, innkeeper, in favour of Joseph Cliff

28 August 1891: Porthcawl. To let, furnished, with or without attendance, 13 roomed house, on esplanade, close to sea, or part of house would be let, sea fishing, safe bathing, tennis, beautiful scenery, particularly bracing climate. Holmes, 4 Esplanade, Porthcawl.

c1905: Postcard to Mrs Holmes, High Wood Farm, Torksey, near Lincoln: ‘Potter Hanworth   I shall be over to see you on Wendsday forget about it till I got nearly home  your truly   G. Massam’

29 August 1907: Postcard to Miss Alec Holmes, 4 Coburg Terrace, Ilfracombe: ‘I am glad to hear the time is passing so swatly   give Lilly a–lick for me to give Jack. I suppose I shall have to visit Cardiff to meet my nephews Jack & Alec   Heaps of kisses to all including Jack & Alec.  from Aunty Kit.   What tide was their when you all went in to Bathe. High tide I suppose’

September 1909: Subscriptions for the Sunday School Treat: Collected by Misses E. Saxty and F. Valance  –  Mrs Marshall 6d, Mrs Bayliss 6d, Mrs Waters 3d, Mr Fox 6d, Mrs Millard 6d, Mrs Gardner 6d, Mr Matthews 6d, Miss Waters 3d, Mrs Marchant 6d, Mrs Long 6d, Mrs Dawkins 6d, Mrs Mayo 2d, Mrs Davis 3d, Mrs Pritchard 6d, Mrs Derrett 6d, Mrs Phillpotts 3d, Mrs Sterry 3d, Mrs Davis 3d, Mr Toomey 6d, Mrs Holmes 3d, Miss F. Valance 3d, Mrs Macdonald 1/-, Mr C. Saxty 1/-, A Friend 6d. Total 10/8

24 January 1910: Postcard to Miss Lydia Holmes, 57 Nelson Road North, Great Yarmouth: ’24/1/1910   Dear Lydia   Just a card to wish you many happy returns of the day, & many of them    Jack’

25 January 1910: Postcard to Miss L. Holmes, 57 Nelson Road N., Gt Yarmouth: ‘From S.H.G.[?]’

1 August 1917: Postcard to Mrs Holmes, 27 Ashbourne Road, Aigburth, Liverpool: ‘St Bees   We are having a very nice time, have just come back from Whitehaven   Bessie was here yesterday   Love from Millie’

27 August 1919: Postcard to Miss M. Holmes, c/o Mrs Little, 98 Main Street, St Bees, Cumberland: ‘9 Elmswood Road, Aigburth   Dear Mabel, Glad to hear you are having a good time. The Weather here is awful, raining on and off all the time. This PC is horrid to write, on so will ring off. Give my love to Alice   Same for yourself   Edith’

c.1920?:  Postcard to Master B. Holmes, Claremont, Penrhyn Crescent, Llandudno: ‘Why don’t you write a card and report yourself   am looking out every day for one   love from Daddy & Mother

14 August 1923: News of Old Girls: At 29 Manley Road, Whalley Range, birth to Dr and Mrs A. Hillyard Holme/Holmes (née Hilda Beales), a daughter;

November 1923: News of Old Girls: Evelyn Holmes, who went on to Manchester High School from Whalley Range, has taken her final M.B. and Ch.B. examination under the new regulations this year

30 August 1923: Postcard to Miss Gracie Holmes, 27 Ashbourne Road, Aigburth, Liverpool: ‘I do hope you are having a nice holiday with heaps of good fun. I am having a lovely time, & only wish you were here to join me. There are some lovely sandhills which you could make sandpits with. Very much love, darling, from V. M. Harrison   xxxxxxx   Would your sister kindly forward Joan’s on, as I do not know her address.’

January 1927: Candidate for family membership of the Cyclists’ Touring Club: Miss F. M. Jones, 9 Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire.

July 1930: Bootham School, Summer Term 1930: List of Boys: Philip N. Holmes, Burnley: Lower Senior, bedroom 4, Ford House

Splendid letters had been received from Old Scholars abroad – from Jan Mennell, who is in Malaya, C. E. Holmes in Hong Kong, and Andrew Paton in Shanghai.

O.Y.S.A.: Bootham Overseas: Cedric Holmes (1911-13), whose ‘consulting hours, 10 to 11, or by appointment’ paper looks very British, has been in Natal almost seven years. “Originally I came here as a Government Medical Officer under the Natal Provincial Administration. For some years I have been living on the north coast of Natal at the village of Tongaat, situated about 26 miles north of Durban. This is a sugar-growing district, and apart from the planters in the locality the population is in the main Indian and native. The only Old Scholar I have met in South Africa is Gilbert Reynolds of Durban, and I see him occasionally.”

1 April 1931: Urban council elections: Cleethorpes: Sydney Ward: candidates: J. Harvey, H. Holmes, E. F. Marklew;

The report on the last meeting of the season of the Nottinghamshire Amateur and Professional Golfers’ Alliance held over the Chilwell Manor course gives the names of the members respective teams:- Bulwell Forest: J. B. Fulford, E. Holmes, F. M. Bellaby, W. Hayes, H. Leatherland, C. F. Whittle, C. Morris, A. H. Hare

July 1934: Mundella Secondary School: Form Notes: III D.   We were very sorry to hear of the death of Wainman’s father. Wainman, unfortunately, was compelled to leave School. We miss him very much. We were also sorry for Holmes, who was absent for a whole week with tonsilitis. Fortunately, or unfortunately for him  –  the first Test match was being played at Trent Bridge the same time. The news that Dr Storey is leaving us at mid-summer was received with sincere sorrow. All we can hope for now is that our next Form Master will be as helpful and considerate. We welcome a new boy from High Pavement School. We are glad to see that he has settled down comfortably.

Swimming. The Swimming Sports were held in the Portland Baths, on Wednesday, July 11th, 1934. Boys (Open) – 1 length Crawl for Style. 1. Farlow (Th); 2. Holmes (Wn); 3. Ward (Wk). Boys (Open) – 3 lengths Crawl Race (74 3/4 secs). 1. Farlow (Th); 2. Holmes (Wm); 3. Ward (Wk). Boys (over 15) – 1 length any style. (19 secs). 1. Holmes (Wn); 2. Farlow (Th); 3. Ward (Wk). Boys (over 15) – 1 length back stroke race (24 secs) 1. Farlow (Th); 2. Holmes (Wn); 3. Ward (Wk). Boys (over 15) – Distance Plunge (39 ft 6 in) 1. Holmes (Wn); 2. Staveley (Wk); 3. Farlow (Th). Boys (over 15) – Diving. 1. Farlow (Th); 2. Holmes (Wn); 3. Ward (Wk).

17 May 1938: Mr Arthur Bedward Spencer of Blidworth Dale, managing director of the firm of George Spencer, Ltd, Vedonia hosiery works, Basford, and also managing director of the subsidiary firm of W. E. Saxby, Ltd, bleachers and dyers, of Bar Lane, Basford, who died in a Nottingham nursing home on Thursday, in his 48th year, was cremated at Wilford Hill yesterday. A service was held at Mansfield Road Baptist Church, Nottingham, after which the ashes were scattered over the park at Blidworth Dale. The services at Wilford Hill, Mansfield Road church, and at Blidworth Dale, were conducted by the Reverence James Amos, M.A., minister of Moseley Baptist Church, Birmingham, formerly of the Mansfield Road church. … The mourners were: Mrs A. B. Spencer (widow), Mr George Spencer (father), Mr H. B. Spencer and Mr G. H. Spencer (brothers), Mr John Spencer (uncle), Mr A. I. Spencer and Mr Vernon Spencer (cousins), Mr D. G. Hopewell and Mr D. H. Jackson (brothers-in-law), Mr F. Ballam (Belfast), Mr James Barlass (Manchester), Mr F. Cox (Market Harborough, Mr Geoffrey Dawson (Bury St Edmunds), Mr J. C. Edwards (Manchester), Mr A. C. Farrow (London), Mr Eric Forth (Nottingham), Dr Adam Fulton (Harrogate), Mr S. Grain (Old Basford), Mr W. Holmes (Old Basford), Mr Allen Lovell (Leicester), Mr Douglas Main (Glasgow), Mr R. Mallett (Nottingham), Mr S. Morrison (Hucknall), Mr A. Newell (Old Basford), Mr A. Robinson (Lutterworth), Mr Herbert Sands (Nottingham), Mr R. A. Shipstone (Nottingham), Mr R. B. Spencer (Nottingham), Mr Edward Stibbe (Leicester), Dr R. H. Vartan (Hucknall), and Mr W. Wallace (London). Representing Mansfield Road Baptist Church were Messrs A. M. Edward (secretary), T. Cave (treasurer), W. H. Webster, Rev. T. Adamson, T. S. Adamson, W. Goodliffe, W. T. Westby, A. H. Cullen, A. Walters, W. W. Wood and Mrs A. W. Staveley. Mr H. R. Lindley represented Nottingham and Notts County Boy Scouts’ Association, Mr W. O. Burrows (Nottingham Chamber of Commerce), Mr E. B. Hancock (Shepshed Lace Co.), Mr Frank Bradwell (also representing Lieut.-Col. H. Bradwell), Mr C. G. Tuthill (Mansfield Conservative Association), Mr D. W. Harrison (L.N.E.R., Nottingham), Mr J. E. Widall (representing Mr F. M. Geeson, passenger and parcel agent, L.N.E.R., Nottingham), Lieut.-Col.  A. A. Walton, Principal H. A. S. Wortley (University College), Dr and Mrs T. L. T. Knox, Dr and Mrs Lakin (representing Mr and Mrs J. Beales), Mr E. Bignall (chairman) and Mr S. E. Ward (director) of J. B. Lewis and Sons, Ltd. Rev. J. Lowndes, Old Basford, Mr O. L. Bell (Westminster Bank), Mr S. Blythen, Mr and Mrs R. Hunterburom, Mr A. C. P. Hughes (Nottingham Y.M.C.A.), Mr H. Morley (Hucknall), Mr J. Hinchliffe (Hucknall), Captain L. L. Cooper, Miss Hope Cooper, Miss Anthea Cooper, Miss Ethel M. Smith (Nuthall), Mr E. A. Silverberg, Mr G. F. Godson, Messrs H. Bingham, T. Turner, F. G. Peach, C. H. Turner (Bradford), J. J. Spencer, H. W. Saunderson, W. G. Jacobson, E. J. Icke, J. F. Young, A. E. Short, Eric Potter, A. F. Roberts, S. W. D. Roberts, F. E. Bruckshaw (Leicester), G. Hind, Mr and Mrs F. G. Cox, Mr A. A. Aitken (representing Alex A. Aitken Ltd, and also the Egyptian Spinners Ltd, Bury), Mr A. A. Haley (Wakefield), Mr E. J. Allsop (Dobson and Allsop Ltd, Sutton-in-Ashfield), Mr J. Murray (Murray Bros and Co. Ltd, Bulwell), Mr A. H. Perkins and Mr A. E. Hudspeth (representing Holland and Webb Ltd), Mr F. L. Gell (G. Hopewell and Son Ltd). In addition there were representatives of the staffs and workpeople of the Old Basford, Hucknall and Lutterworth factories of George Spencer and Co. Ltd, and of W. E. Saxby Ltd, as well as Messrs H. Gulson, J. Gulson and W. Gulson of Blidworth Dale and Mr George Nicholson (Arkholme).

28 January 1948: E. Holmes, cello, London Philharmonic Orchestra

30 June 1951: Marriage, in Winchester Cathedral, by the dean of Winchester, assisted by the Reverend H. G. M. Clarke, rector of Holy Trinity, Marylebone, captain John Rodney Reay Holmes, Rifle Brigade, son of the late Group Captain, A. J. Holmes, A.F.C., and Mrs Holmes, of Barklye Wood, Heathfield, Sussex, to Susan Elizabeth Trethewy Lambert, daughter of the late H. F. Lambert, M.C., The Royal Hampshire Regiment, and Mrs O. C. Downes, of Harestock House, Winchester

1953: Thurlby High Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel Sunday School: Primary Class: Pamela Holmes.

15 April 1953: County court judgments against Leslie Frederick H. Holmes, 1 The Drift, Hulland Road, Ipswich; and against Mr G. H. Holmes, 5 Cross Street, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, grocer; and against Josephine Holmes, 11 Holly Street, Rhydyfelin, Pontypridd, Glamorgan

3 August 1962: Postcard to C. E. Holmes, Esq., 52 Wordsworth Street, Penrith: ‘I hope this does not take as long to reach you as your card from Italy at Easter took to come home or else you will be away. I think the spire is the best part of this cathedral. Most of the churches are Baroque. I have had a tour round the State Opera House but there are no performances until September & several of the theatres are also closed. It is certainly a very interesting & attractive coty. It has been very hot here the last two days – hope you get some of it for your holiday   Alan’

3 April 1963: Postcard to Mr Christopher Holmes, 52 Wordsworth Street, Penrith: ‘Cher Christophe, Je m’amus beaucoup et je vais sur la balançoire. J’ai vu des taureaux comme sur la carte. Je reviens bientôt. Bonnes vacances! Bons Baisers   Claire x x x x’

4 October 1963: Jean Holmes, contralto Covent Garden Opera Chorus

30 December 1964: Notice of marriage between John Howard Holmes, 32, bachelor, builder’s labourer, 44 The Crescent, Trecennydd, Caerphilly, and Margaret Lynne Rossiter, 22, spinster, shorthand typist, 17 Kingsbridge Road, Parkstone, Poole: intended to be solemnized at Congregational Church, Parkstone, Poole.

c1970: Postcard to Mr & Mrs H. C. Holmes,19 Mabel Grove, West Bridgford, forwarded to 11 Bisham Drive, Abbey Park: ‘After spending the first night at sunny Heathrow we finally made it. Temperatures in the 80s and 90s; cheap (and pretty nasty) local wine and dubious seafood are making it an excellent holiday. Went on a trip to Venice yesterday  –  Pricey but well worth it. Moving on to another resort at the weekend which we hope will be as good as this. Hope your move goes/has done OK   Heather & Graham’

12 October 1978: Postcard to Mr and Mrs C. E. Holmes, Mr and Mrs A. Thompson, 8 Croft Terrace, Penrith, Cumbria: ‘Our room has got a shower and sink in and is huge, though it needs decorating & curtains don’t close properly. Hotel generally a bit run down. They have asked us to provide them with a list of what we want to eat. Flight over very good  –  had a meal on plane. Bus brought us to hotel from airport. Arrived hotel about 2 a.m. Tuesday was very windy & some drizzle. Went to Valetta and saw various sights including the Cathedral. It looks very plain from outside but as you can see is magnificent inside. Wednesday, very hot, we went to St Julians Bay and sunbathed on the rocks. I think I have overdone it as I am pretty red. After we went to Valletta again. We are now having a shower etc. before dinner  –  we have ordered pizza. lots of love, Christopher & Hilary’

8 September 1980: Postcard to Chris & Hilary Holmes, 11 Bisham Drive, Abbey Park, West Bridgford, Nottingham: ‘Mon 8th Sept.   Newly developed tourist area on reclaimed land  –  a bit basic! However, Sal & I have got around the Pyrenees a bit (including Andorra). The weather has been excellent as has the Swimming, it is extravagant to pay more than €1 for wine and the local ale is 30p a litre. Today we are stuck in Perpignan (no hardship) because my hire bike has got a flat tyre; we are watching the French equivalents of Roxy & Yogi eating pigeons, regards Sally Ann & N S P.’

25 March 2009: Steward signed up for Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, season 2009: Pat Holmes