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Descendants of Henry Hollingsworth

Sixth Generation


267. Anne Hollingsworth (Nicholas Henry , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born in 1796 in Ballycanew Parish, County Wexford. She died after 1861 in Escott Township, Leeds County, Ontario.

Anne's husband William Warren was a farmer and schoolteacher in Ballycanew. The Warrens emigrated to Canada about 1835.

Anne married William Warren on 15 Jan 1817 in Ballycanew. William was born about 1787 in Ballycanew Parish, County Wexford. He died after 1871 in Escott Township, Leeds County, Ontario.

William Warren of the parish of Ballycanew and Ann Hollingsworth of said Parish were married in this Church by licence this 15th day of January 1817 by me, Arthur Colley. (no witnesses named)

William and Anne had the following children:

+ 454 M i Benjamin Warren was born on 11 Nov 1822. He died in 1851.
+ 455 M ii William T. Warren was born in 1825.
  456 F iii Mary Ann Warren was born in 1828 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. She died in 1851.
  457 M iv Thomas John Warren [scrapbook] was born on 28 Apr 1832 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. He was christened on 7 May 1832 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford. He died in 1861 in Escott, Leeds County, Canada.

In 1861 John was single and a farmer.

271. Samuel Hollingsworth (Nicholas Henry , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born on 21 Dec 1801 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. He died in 1833 in Prescott, Grenville County, Ontario.

Believed to have gone to Quebec in 1817, settling in Prescott, Ontario, and who died there in 1833 at aged 32.

A recent mention of Samuel in the HR shows Samuel being confirmed at the Church of Ferns on October 5, 1821 by Robert Lord Bishop of Ferns. So he could not have left for Quebec until after 1821.

Samuel married Mary.

They had the following children:

  458 M i Samuel Hollingsworth.
  459 M ii John Hollingsworth.

272. Thomas Hollingsworth [scrapbook] (Nicholas Henry , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born in May 1804 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. He was christened on 18 May 1804 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford. He died on 7 Feb 1858 in Farmersville, Leeds County, Ontario. He was buried in Elizabethtown Cemetery, Leeds Co., Ontario.

Thomas was raised in Ballycanew and became a shopkeeper with a fine accommodation selling wine and spirituous liquors. His landlord was Mr Henry Furney, Esq., whose own daughter was the wife of a Hollingsworth.

Thomas is listed as a "Innkeeper and Carman" in the baptism record for the birth of his son William.

The family home and property was leased to Thomas upon the death of his mother Mary. Thomas is again shown on a lease in 1818, at age 14 of A Capital Over-Shot Water Mill, that supplied with a powerful Head of Water, by a Stream flowing from the River Ounavarra. The mill worked two pairs of stones with rooms and lofts over an excellent dwelling house, offices, an oak mill with warehouse and lofts over gardens and land.

In Thomas's will dated March 24, 1858 he mentions his living sons Nicholas, Frederick, Samuel and wife Alice. All of his other brothers and sisters died young. One of the yeoman who witnessed the will was John Rathwell, most likely an uncle and brother to his mother Mary Rathwell.

Thomas was confirmed in the Church of Ferns on the 5th day of October 1821 at the age of 17, by Robert Lord Bishop of Ferns. Confirmed along with Thomas was his brother Samuel and his sister Harriot.

Thomas married Alice (Ally) Robinson [scrapbook]. Alice was born about 1798. She died on 16 Jun 1880 in Farmersville, Leeds County, Ontario. She was buried in Elizabethtown Cemetery, Leeds Co., Ontario.

Imigrated to Escott, Leeds County, Ontario in 1846 and died there in 1858. When her husband Thomas died "Ally" erected a nice memorial stone. Her son Nicholas erected her stone.

Thomas and Alice had the following children:

  460 M i William Samuel Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 18 May 1823 in Ballinakill, Ballycanew, County Wexford. He died in Apr 1895 in Ballinakill, Ballycane, County Wexford. He was buried on 27 Apr 1895 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford.
        William married Unknown.
  461 M ii Nicholas James Hollingsworth #1 [scrapbook] was born on 5 Dec 1827 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. He was christened on 22 Dec 1827 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford. He died on 27 Feb 1835 in Died young.
  462 M iii Henry Samuel Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 5 Jul 1829 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. He was christened on 20 Aug 1829 in Old Ballycanew Church. He died in Died young.
  463 M iv William Hollingsworth was born on 10 Sep 1830 in Gorey, County Wexford. He was christened on 20 Feb 1831. He died on 6 Feb 1840.
  464 M v John Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 16 Dec 1832 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. He was christened on 3 Feb 1833 in Old Ballycanew Church. He died in Died young.
+ 465 M vi Nicholas James Hollingsworth #2 was born on 14 Apr 1835. He died on 28 Nov 1913.
+ 466 M vii Samuel Hollingsworth was born on 8 Mar 1837. He died on 6 Aug 1912.
  467 M viii Thomas Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 25 Mar 1839 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. He was christened on 14 Apr 1839 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford.
  468 M ix William Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 28 Feb 1841 in Ballycanew, County Wexford.
+ 469 M x Frederick James Hollingsworth was born on 1 Oct 1843. He died in 1910.
  470 M xi Edward Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 14 Jul 1845 in Ballicanew, Ireland Stone says age 48. He was christened on 28 Sep 1845 in Ballycanew Parish, County Wexford. He died in Died upon arrival in Canada by gas stove..
  471 F xii Mary Ann Hollingsworth was born in 1849. She died on 13 May 1918 in Leeds, Ontario, Canada.

273. John Hollingsworth (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born in 1789 in Ballinakill, County Wexford. He died on 16 Dec 1877 in Ballycanew, County Wexford.

From HR the "Tithe-Composition Appoltment Books, Ballycanew, County Wexford, Ireland 1833" list in Ballyankill, Mrs. Hollingsworth (I believe this lady to be my ancestor's mother and John Hollingsworth who I believe to be his older brother.) There is another Mrs. Hollingsworth listed in Ballycanew, she I believe is the widow of Nicholas Hollingsworth who died in 1826. Actually either one of these two ladies and gentlemen could be my ancestor's parent. At this point I am not sure which one. They both used the same first names for the children that carried over to my ancestor James Nicholas Hollingsworth (born 1811, Ballycanew) Have now determined the first listed Mrs. Hollingsworth above to me my ancestor and Nicholas to be the direct ancestor of my cousin Donald Page Hollingsworth in Edmonton.

The family house was two stories, slated roof,and stone built, not in bad repair. The house in later years was divided into two parts so two families could occupy it. No graves or plates on the house are known to have existed. Harry thinks it is possible his "Frederick" was born in this house about 1803 and who knows maybe James (1811) was born there too.

Ad in the (Gorey Correspondent newspaper)

Sat. March 23, 1861, Column 4: "FOR SALE -- A serviceable Mare, now Five years old, trained to all kinds of farming work, or would make a first - rate poster, to be seen at J. Hollingsworth of Ballinakill."

Family legend: JOHN HOLLINGSWORTH, Esq.
Of Ballinakill, Wexford County, Ireland -- Died December
16th, 1877, age 88 years. Pure Angle-Saxon (family tradition not proven) stock, came
from England about 1665. Since this date the family have
lived there. (The pure Angle-Saxon stock is in doubt but the fact he died in his house at Ballinakill is a known fact.)

"This week we have the painful duty of recording the death of one of the oldest and best members of civil society in our locality. At this repe age of eighty-eight years, without a blot on his moral character and in the faith, fear and love of God his Savior, without a pain or struggle and in great peace, our much esteemed and lamented friend John Hollingsworth, Esq., of Ballinakill, paid the debt of nature, and went to his reward above - greatly lamented by his sorrowing family and a large circle of friends and acquaintances."

The above appeared December 16th (1877), in the Gorey Correspondent and Arklow Standard, County of Wicklow. It announces the death of the father of Mr. Edward Thomas Hollingsworth, the Cashier of the ENQUIRER Company.

John married (1) Susanna Hollingsworth [scrapbook] daughter of William Hollingsworth and Elizabeth Jones on 23 Oct 1819 in Ballycanew. Susanna was born in 1791 in Cranacrower . She died on 1 Feb 1872 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. She was buried on 3 Feb 1872 in Ballycanew, County Wexford.

John Hollingsworth of Ballinakill married Susannah Hollingsworth of
Cranacrower - his first cousin - and named their first two children
Samuel, and William. (See following article, page 6 paragraph 3 for
further discussion.)
The name Thomas appears as a second name in the
third son - Edward Thomas Hollingsworth. Note also in the above family
record, that the name Thomas does not appear at all in the Johnston
children, though the name Samuel does. The given name of the wife of
Samuel Hollingsworth of Ballinakill was Anne. Not the usage of this
name too. Anne Hollingsworth's maiden surname is quite probably Anne
Earl, daughter of Edward and Esther Earl of Knockduff. Note the name
Esther above. Susan Hollingsworth, whom we believe to be a child of
Samuel & Anne, married Edward Dalton of Raheenduff, Co. Wexford. Again,
see the record above.

The rents which John Hollingsworth rode to Dublin to collect are
easily explained. Upon his marriage to Susannah, her father, William
Hollingsworth of Cranacrower - who was not only John's father-in-law,
but his uncle - bestowed upon them a rent charge from "the lands of
Clonard or Great Fowkestown, in County Dublin." William had a full
one third title to them, along with the sister of his deceased wife
Elizabeth (Jones), Mary Dalton and her brother-in-law William Robinson.
The Edward Dalton above referred to who married Susan Hollingsworth, was
a son of this said Mary (Jones) Dalton. The land descended to them from
John Jones of Abbeybrenney, Co. Wexford (died 1798), Leigh, after Jones'
death. Clonard totalled 182 acres.

John and Susanna had the following children:

  472 M i Samuel Hollingsworth is printed as #440.
  473 M ii William Hollingsworth is printed as #441.
+ 474 M iii Edward Thomas "Ned" Hollingsworth is printed as #442.
+ 475 F iv Elizabeth (Eliza) Hollingsworth is printed as #443.
  476 M v John Hollingsworth #1 is printed as #444.
+ 477 M vi John Hollingsworth #2 is printed as #445.
  478 M vii Abraham Hollingsworth is printed as #446.

John married (2) Elizabeth Fields in Baby born out of wedlock.. Elizabeth was born about 1800 in Record in Ballycanew Church Book. She died in Son Thomas born 1816 out of wedlock..

They had the following children:

+ 479 M viii Thomas Hollingsworth was born on 21 Jan 1816. He died on 18 Jan 1879.

275. Jane Hollingsworth (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born about 1791 in Ballinakill, Ballycanew, County Wexford.

Jane married Benjamin Whitney in 1812.

The Whitneys were known to have lost a number of family members in the Scullabogue Barn fire and the remains of the victims were buried in the Old Ross Cemetery. In 1969 Martha Hubbard (nee Whitney) wrote Harry Hollingsworth and said her sister and husband are living in the Scullabogue House with two sons, and there is still one wall of the old ill faded barn still standing after all those years. That was about 32 years ago, wonder if it is still there, I doubt it.

Benjamin and Jane had the following children:

  480 M i Thomas Whitney was born in 1815 in Baptized at Killan Church near Old Ross.

276. Esther Hollingsworth [scrapbook] (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born in 1794 in Ballinakill, Ballycanew. She died on 11 Jun 1868 in Cranacrower, Ballycanew. She was buried on 16 Jun 1868 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford.

Esther of Ballinakill, Ballycanew was the first cousin of John and the daughter of Samuel and Anne (Earl) Hollingsworth.

John and Esther marriage was witnessed by John and Charlotte Colley on 4 November 1819.

Esther and her husband John Hollingsworth's grave stone is right next to her father and grandfather's stone. Located in the St. Mogue's church grave yard next to the south wall under the yew.

Esther died on 14 Jun 1868 at Cranacrower Townland, Ballycanew, County Wexford, Ireland. Cause of death: disease of the heart, immediate, Certified. J.B. Allen was the coroner for the County Wexford.

Esther married John Hollingsworth [scrapbook] son of William Hollingsworth and Elizabeth Jones on 4 Nov 1819 in Ballycanew Chruch by Arthur Colley. John was born in 1783 in Cranacrower, Ballycanew County Wexford. He died on 13 Nov 1863 in Cranacrower . He was buried on 16 Nov 1863 in Ballycanew, County Wexford.

Inherited lands and leases of Cranacrower. Married his first cousin, daughter of Samuel & Anne of Ballinakill. In John's will he bequeath to his wife Esther (maiden name Hollingsworth) all of his right title and interest in Clonard County Dublin and Raheenderrigg County Wexford.

John bequeath in his will a fiddle to his grandson John Tackaberry, son of his daugther Susanna. He also appointed Henry Johnston of Tomagaddy and his wife Esther sole Executors of his will.

Memorial in Ballycanew Church Cemetery:
Erected by John Hollingsworth of Cranacrower in memory of his mother Eliz (Elizabeth Jones) d. Feb 12th 1805 aged 52 yrs. Also, his father William Hollingsworth died March 19th 1827 aged 76 yrs. Also, John Hollingsworth of Cranacrower/ their son died Nov. 15th 1865 aged 80 yrs. esteemed by all who knew him and Ester Hollingsworth his beloved wife d. June 14th 1868 age 74 yrs. (Esther was his cousin daughter of Samuel Hollingsworth of Ballinakill and Anne Earl of Knockduff.

John Hollingsworth of Ballynakill was appointed Church Warden for the year for Ballycanew at a Vestry meeting on 9 April 1822.

John and Esther had the following children:

  481 M i Abraham Hollingsworth is printed as #428.
  482 M ii Edward Hollingsworth is printed as #429.
+ 483 F iii Charlotte Hollingsworth is printed as #430.
  484 F iv Elizabeth Hollingsworth is printed as #431.
+ 485 F v Susanna Hollingsworth is printed as #432.
  486 F vi Anne Hollingsworth is printed as #433.
  487 F vii Jane Hollingsworth is printed as #434.

279. Frederick Hollingsworth [scrapbook] (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born in 1803 in Ballinakill, County Wexford, Ireland. He died on 2 Feb 1869 in Jasper County, Iowa.

Frederick married Elizabeth Brown in 1836 and settled at Cherry Valley, Illinois the following May.

by: Harry Hollingsworth (HR)

Frederick Hollingsworth was born at a tiny townland called Ballinakill, which contained about 96 acres according to the Townland Survey, a part of the Ordnance Survey of 1841 for Ireland. Nearly all of the property was under lease to the Hollingsworths. The townland is in the Protestant (Episcopal) Parish of Ballycanew, in the Barony of Gorey, in north County Wexford, Ireland. The year of his birth was about 1802 or 1803,(Note by Tom Hollingsworth: Based on the age he gave when arriving in America, he was born in 1806.) according to his age given in the U.S. Census enumerations of 1850 and 1860. The names of his parents are not presently known. (Believed to have been Samuel Hollingsworth and Anne Earl. * Note by Tom Hollingsworth June 12, 2004) The Editor has been trying to get this information for over five years!) He died on Feb. 2, 1869, in Jasper County, Iowa. The location of his burial is not known. (The five year search also has included all Jasper County and surrounding county cemeteries, with no result.) He may be buried in the "Our Silent City" outside of Kellogg, in Jasper County, where his wife and one son and one grandchild are buried. But if he is laid to rest there, there are no markers or cemetery records to prove or disprove it.

Note by Tom Hollingsworth (22 Feb 2004)

My ancestor James b:1811 Ballycanew named his children, Thomas, James, Samuel, John and Frederick. As you can see Frederick certainly fits as a family name and most likely an older brother to James.

After a search of the records in Ireland was carried out, one record became as priceless as the above Family Dictionary Record. This was a Marriage Settlement, bearing the date of June 4, 1823, and registered at Gorey, in County Wexford, Ireland. (Gorey is a small town about 4 miles north of Ballinakilll, Frederick Hollingsworth's residence as of that date.) The name of the Commissioner who supervised the legal completion of the transaction was Richard Brownrigg, Esq., of ?H?oneylawn, in the Parish of Leskinfere, Co. Wexford, which Parish adjoins Ballycanew to the west. In his own certification, Brownrigg says "...and I know the Deponent." (Frederick Hollingsworth.) Frederick was called upon to sign the document twice. Fortunately for us, his descendents, in Ireland, the original memorials of deeds, etc., are placed on file in the Registry of Deeds, Henrietta Street, Dublin. These were first so registered and filed in 1708, and are in lead-lined storage boxes in the basement vaulte. Since a fire in the year 1922 during the Irish Civil War destroyed a great amount of records at the Four Courts Buildings, the Deeds now constitute a very valuable substitute depository of genealogical information, untouched or marred by any such disaster

New York Port arrival Record of Frederick Hollingsworth in America:

Frederick Hollingsworth 24, Private Gentleman; Ireland to U.S.A Brig "William", from Dublin, Ireland, July 20 1829, Richard Keating Jr., the Master. 169 tons List #163, Cargo was salt and raisins, to Locke & Keating, J. McBride, G. Mackie & Co., 62 passengers, and the trip took 49 days from Dublin.

Frederick married Elizabeth Brown [scrapbook] daughter of Jacob Brown Sr and Unknown on 17 Apr 1836 in LaPorte, Indiana. Elizabeth was born on 20 Jun 1820 in New Lisbon, Penna.. She died on 11 Nov 1892 in Kellogg, Jasper County, Iowa.

Elizabeth Brown died of Paralysis at age 72 years, 4 months and 22 days. She was a good mother and a "believer in God". Funeral services were held at the Christian Church of which society she was an honored member on Saturday afternoon, conducted by the pastor Elder T. F. Odenweller, attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends.

Frederick and Elizabeth had the following children:

+ 488 M i Edward Earl Hollingsworth was born in 1838. He died in 1902.
  489 M ii Samuel Hollingsworth was born about 1839.
  490 M iii Jacob Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born in 1842. He died in 1917.
  491 M iv John Samuel Hollingsworth Dr. was born in 1845 in Lived in Wisconsin. He died in 1917 in He was a Veterinary Surgeon..
+ 492 M v William Wallace Hollingsworth was born on 19 Feb 1858. He died on 25 Mar 1912.

280. Thomas Hollingsworth (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born in 1804 in Ballycanew, Ireland.

(a) Lease of 30 Aug 1818, Earl of Mount Norris to Henry Furney of Ballycanew, 22 acres, townland of Ballycanew, for the lives of Henry Furney, Jr., aged 7 years, son of the lessee, William Barney, aged 6 years, and THOMAS HOLLINGSWORTH, aged 14 years etc. (Incumbered Estate Rental Books, Vol 79, PRONI, Belfast, duplicates in National Library and P.R.O., Dublin, and filmed by FHC in Salt Lake.) (b) Lease of 10 Aug 1844 from Andrew Thunder, Aston Park, Co Dub- lin, Esqr. to William Maguire of Ballycanew, 54 acres for (one) life of THOMAS HOLLINGSWORTH, aged about 40 years. (Same source.) These and other similar documents all use this same Thomas, born in 1804 as computed by all said clauses for "lives in being." The In- cumbered Estates rental showed he was still alive in 1857, not saying where he was living.

Thomas married Elizabeth (Eliza) unk maiden about 1822. Elizabeth was born about 1806.

They had the following children:

  493 F i Elizabeth Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 2 May 1823 in Ballycanew, County Wexford. She was christened on 13 May 1823 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford.
  494 M ii Samuel Hollingsworth was born on 29 Jun 1826 in Ardamine, County Wexford.
  495 F iii Mary Anne Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 27 Sep 1827 in Ardamine, County Wexford. She died on 30 Jan 1847 in Ballywalter, County Wexford, Ireland.
  496 F iv Alice Hollingsworth was born on 12 Jul 1829 in Ardamine, County Wexford.
  497 M v John Hollingsworth was born about 1831.

281. Mary Hollingsworth (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born on 14 Jul 1806 in Ballycanew, County Wexford, Ireland.

Mary was baptized on 14 July 1806 at Ballycanew Church by Rev. Arthur Colley, Curate.

Mary was married in the same church she was baptised in, Ballycanew Parish St. Mogue's Church to John Agar of the Parish of Bagnalstown, Parish of Dunleckney and County of Carlow, by H.W. Browne. (no witnesses named)

Mary married John Agar on 25 Nov 1828 in Ballycanew Church by H.W. Browne. John was born in Bagenalstown, County Carlow.

They had the following children:

+ 498 M i Doctor Samuel Hollingsworth Agar was born on 1 Nov 1829. He died on 14 Feb 1905.
+ 499 M ii William Agar was born about 1830.
+ 500 M iii Frederick Agar Doctor was born on 6 Dec 1833. He died on 27 Jan 1908.

282. Samuel Hollingsworth (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born about 1809 in unk Family/Ballycanew/Tomgar.

From the Hollingsworth Register by: Harry Hollingsworth
One More Ballycanew Record

I never thought I'd see another record on my home parish for my surname.
The Irish Genealoigist, kindly given to me by Correspondent Frank Phillips
of Ealing, London (not a Hollingsworth kinsman) issue of 1990 (only one
number per year is issued) Vol. 8, No. 1, has an article describing the
Schedules of the Clergy Relief Fund, 1831, Tax Defaulters and Their Occu-
pations, by Suzanne C. Hartwick. She had come across these records during
her study of the Tithe Wars of Ireland, ca 1830. They were formerly kept
at the State Paper Office in Dublin Castle. Thank God: never transferred
to the Public Record Office wbere they surely would have perished in 1922.
But now, they have been transferred to the new branch of the National Ar-
chives of Ireland - formerly the Public Record Office. (Let us pray.)
I ordered photocopy, according to Suzanne's lists, for several parishes
of interest to me, including Ballycanew. After the usual false start,
(money returned, etc.) the material was mailed from Dublin 15 Apr and ar-
rived on 30 May 1991. Sent sea-mail, though I asked for Air Mail.
Only one of our family was a tithe-defaulter:

Parish of Ba11icanew (sic) County of Wexford Diocese of Ferns
(Third name on page)
Samuel Hollingsworth, abode Ballcanew, amount or estimated Value of the
Tithes so due and in arrear from each of the aforesaid Persons  2.19.0d.
The Names of the Lands, by their commonly received Denomination, whereout
such Arrears of Tithes are due and payable, with the Amount or Value due
out of each of those Lands respectivly: Ballicanew, Â 2.19.0d. The Name
of the Townland or Half Townland and Parish in which such Lands lie:
Parish of Ballicanew, Townland of Ballicanew, Barony of Gorey. (END)
This list for the parish contains 4 names, which I deduce to be most-
ly Roman Catholics - if a name can reveal a person's re1igion, Donely,
Whelan, Byrne, Cavanagh, Keogho, Roche, Garney, Brenan, Doyle, Dempsey and
otbers. These are mostly Gaelic surnames. Besides the Roman Catholics were
predominately the tithe-defaulters, because they objected rightly to being
tithed (taxed) to support the Protestant Church of Ireland! This then, is
a valuable document for obtaining lists of names aside from the Tithe Ap-
plotment Books, for which Ballycanew is dated 1833. Due to the multipli-
city of Samuels, I can't say which one this Samuel Hollingsworth is! But I
very truly doubt that he was not a Protestant or a Wesleyan.

Samuel married MaryStark. MaryStark was born Believed out of wedlock.

They had the following children:

  501 M i John Hollingsworth was born on 2 Apr 1833 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford. He was christened on 22 Apr 1833 in St. Mogue's Ballycanew, County Wexford.

283. Susanna Hollingsworth (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born on 1 Feb 1810 in Ballinakill, Ballycanew. She died on 14 Feb 1887 in Raheenduffe, Horetown Parish, Cty Wexford.

Susanna's wedding was witnessed by John Hollingsworth and John Dalton. Most likely her brother and her husband's brother. Married by Hawtrey White Browne.

Susanna's Will proved 22 March 1887 at Principal Probate Registry, Dublin, by Edward Dalton of Raheenduffe, the sole executor. Her oldest son had already died so everything was left to her son Edward. Susanna was the last known surviving child in a family of twelve and the sister ot Frederick Hollingsworth of Ballycanew. She must have been nearly ninety at the time of her death. Her brother James Nicholas Hollingsworth had retired from the army and settled in England, it is not known if they kept in touch.

Susanna married Edward Dalton on 19 Oct 1833 in Ballycanew Parish, County Wexford. Edward was born in Raheenduff, Horetown Parish Co. Wexford. He died on 9 Sep 1862 in Raheenduff, County Wexford.

They had the following children:

+ 502 F i Anne Dalton.
  503 M ii John Dalton was born in Horetown Parish, Old Ross Section of County. He was christened in Was not alive when his mother died. He died on 17 Jul 1835 in Raheenduffe, Horetown Parish, Cty Wexford.
        John married Jane Mary Dalton unk maiden.
  504 F iii Jane Dalton was born in Paid her inheritance when she married..
        Jane married unk in 1861.
  505 M iv Edward Dalton Jr. was born in 1846 in Raheenduffe, Horetown Parish, Cty Wexford. He died on 20 Jun 1881 in Buried at Old Ross Church.
  506 F v Elizabeth Susan Dalton.
        Elizabeth married Michael Hewetson son of David Hewetson on 13 Oct 1868 in St James Church, Horetown, County Wexford. Michael was born in Strang's Mills. He died in Merchant.
  507 F vi Ellen Dalton.
  508 F vii Susan Dalton.
  509 F viii Georgina Dalton.
  510 F ix Mary Dalton.
        Mary married Richard Hewetson son of David Hewetson on 30 Jul 1861 in Horetown Parish Church. Richard was born in Kilmallock Horetown Parish, Cty Wexford.

284. James Nicholas Hollingsworth (Sgt-Retired) [scrapbook] (Samuel , John , Thomas , Thomas , Henry ) was born in 1811 in Ballycanew, Wexford, Ireland. He died in Believed still alive @ 1881 Census Manchester.

I really feel the following Census from 1871 is our family, the parents and sister-in-law of Thomas Nicholas Hollingsworth Sr.

I think whoever took the Census really got it messed up, James would have been 60, Mary (not Ann) would have been 50, and her sister Ann would have been 35 or 36.

1871 Census Manchester, England

39 Spittall Rd. Manchester James Hollingsworth head Mar. 50 Fustian Cutter B. Manchester Ann wife 50 Factory Operative. B. Manchester Michl. Murphy lodger unmarr 35 Fustian Cutter B. Manchester

A person who lifted and cut the threads in the making of Fustian, formerly a kind of coarse cloth made of cotton and flax. Now a thick, twilled cotton cloth with a short pile or nap, a kind of cotton velvet. A long thin knife was inserted into the loops and the threads cut as it was pulled through, stretched between rollers. The cloth was then brushed to raise the pile. Fustian is the old name for corduroy / A weaver of Fustian

I think there is a direct connection with the family mentioned in Rev Hayden's e-mail. James (1811) named his first son Samuel and first daughter Elizabeth Ann. I believe Samuel was named after his father and Elizabeth Ann after his mother Ann and her mother Elizabeth Tackaberry. James's middle name is Nicholas, after I believe his mother's father Nicholas Tackaberry.

Hi Tom,
I did as you requested and checked the records again today. I am afraid that there is no entry for James Hollinsworth- the only entry in that time frame is for a Susanna Hollinsworth born on February 1st 1810 to Samuel and Ann Hollinsworth of Ballinakill.
Many families moved around the area at that time as the 1798 rising was only 12 years previously and things were still volatile here for some years. Some families had also lost their homes and compensation was slow in coming from the Crown. I will check my 3 other parishes when time permits to see if James was baptized in one of them.
My mailing address is as follows:
Reverend Mark Hayden.
The Rectory,
The Avenue,
Co. Wexford,

December 13, 2002
I received Mrs Martin's report today on Sergeant James Hollingsworth of the 19th Regiment of Foot. (Riding Regiment) One paragraph states:
The musters for 1848/9 were chosen as a starting point but he was not found until, working back, he was found to have left the army soon after birth of Elizabeth. Two extracts from the muster for the 1st Quarter 1845 were photocopied for the report and these show James "Discharged 9 February with a Gratuity of Six Months Pay". The record of losses to the Regiment at the back of the muster adds the information that he enlisted 7 January 1827 and that he was born in Ballycanew in County Wexford, Ireland i.e., not in Warwick as expected. He was a labourer by trade.
It looks like your family traditions are more accurate than the written records.
Doug Hollingsworth

According to the DNA test, we are related to the Henry & Valentine line that came to America in the late 1600s. That being the case, then Henry either had another son or brother that is not known at this time.

James (1811) was born in Ballycanew, County Wexford, Ireland, joined the British Military at age of 16; was stationed at a barracks in Nenagh, Tipperary, Ireland (19th Yorkshire North Riding Regiment, married his childhood sweatheart from Gorey Mary Murphy, had their eldest children (Samuel & Elizabeth) while assigned to the Meditranian area, and then settled down in Manchester after being discharged in February of 1845.

According to Hollingsworth Register, I believe James's father died in 1815, and then his uncle Nicholas died in 1826. The lost of both of these men I think is what prompted James to join the army in 1827, at the age of 16. He was low man on the tokum poll as far as the personal property and land distribution, so he saw no other future.


Marriage is allowed to all the staff-sergeants, to 50% of the other sergeants, 4% of the corporals and privates in the cavalry, artillery and engineers, and 3% in the infantry.

Nenagh Barracks: The barracks stand on an elevated, triangular fortified site, surrounded by an earthen moat. It had accommodation for a company of 246 men and 4 horses; a gatehouse with detention cells, an infirmary and a barrack-masterâs residence. The military introduced cricket and rugby football to the Nenagh area. It was garrisoned by regiments of the British Army almost continually from 1833 to 1922 when the North Staffordshire Regiment departed after the Irish Free State came into being.

The Green Howards (previously 19th Riding Regiment Yorkshire)(Princess of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire) derived its subtitle from its association with Alexandra, consort of Edward VII, while that couple were still the Prince and Princess of Wales -- and the regiment still uses Alexandra's cypher as its badge. Another example is Diana, Princess of Wales, who as Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Hampshire Regiment became Colonel-in-Chief of a new regiment when it merged in 1992 to form The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. While Diana relinquished the colonelcy upon her divorce, the regiment continues to bear her title.

History of the Nineteenth 1845 - 1870
1838: James was stationed at Nenagh Barracks, Tipperary, Ireland, we know this to be a fact because he married Mary Murphy in 1838 at Modreeny Parish.

1845: After nearly 3 years' service in the Ionian Islands the Nineteenth embarked on board the "Java" freightship for the West Indies once more, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Hay, and sailed on 5 December 1845. James mustered out just before the Regiment left.

1846: On 20 January 1846 the regiment disembarked at Barbados, and during the year had detachments quartered at Demarara and Trinidad.
The establishment was augmented in March to 950 privates, making a total of ranks of 1118.

19th The 1st Yorkshire, North Riding Regiment
Life was to become even more dangerous and precarious for the British army as it become embroiled in the highly difficult task of containing the expansion of Revolutionary and then Napoleonic France. The army would therefore be forced to expand to an unusually large size and would be strained to its limits. The prominent role played by the British army in ultimately defeating Napoleon would restore its pride and prestige both at home and overseas.
In the period following victory in 1815, the British army was regarded as the fire brigade of the Empire - being sent to where ever there were disturbances or problems. It would become involved in countless small wars in far flung corners of the globe, most of which would be successful endeavors. However, the army would be sorely tested by the events of the Crimean war and the Indian mutiny. The problems encountered in these actions provided the rationale for the Cardwell army reforms which were implemented progressively from the late 1860's to the early 1880's.

Ballinakill is a townland in the Parish of Ballycanew. Ireland has thousands of townlands, many of which are no bigger than half a mile, or even less so many do not feature on bigger modern maps.
Ballycanew townland encircled the village of Ballycanew.

Ballycanew including the Village consisted of 2,381 acres.

James married Mary Murphy [scrapbook] daughter of William Murphy and Elizabeth ?? on 26 Feb 1838 in Cloughjordan Parish, Tipperary. Mary was born in 1820 in (All 3 still alive at 1871 Census). She died in Sister Ann Murphy lived with them..

Nenagh Infantry barracks. (where James was stationed at time of marraige to Mary) Accommodation for 1 field officer, 12 officers, 208 men, 4 horses. 21 bed hospital and a magazine.

Dear Mr Hollingsworth,
Thank you for your note and enclosed $20. We have checked and obtained
the relevant entry in the Cloghjordan parish register. Unfortunately the
quality of this register is very poor as it was water damaged in the
church several years ago, but we have been able to decipher most of the
information. Unfortunately details of parents are not given in the

RCB Library P573.1.1 Cloughjordan combined register of baptisms,
marriages and burials

26 February 1838
James Hollingsworth of said parish, Regiment, and Mary Murphy of Cloughjordan, were
married by banns [banns of marriage, rather than licence, an indication
that the couple were known in the parish].

Two witnesses are recorded too - only the name of one is decipherable:
Thomas Cruess.


Dr Susan Hood
Asst. Archivist
RCB Library
Braemor Park
Dublin 14

Cloughjordan or Cloghjordan (Cloch Shiurdain in Irish, translates to Jordanâs Stone (Castle)) is a town and parish in the barony of Lower Ormond, the county Tipperary and the province of Munster.

Cloughjordan is a town and parish situated 9 miles west of Roscrea on the Nenagh to Parsonstown road. The village consists principally of one main street, which has a number of shops, houses and a school. The town was the birthplace in 1878 of Thomas MacDonagh, the writer and patriot, who was executed for his part in the 1916 rising.

A branch of the Murphy family, originally from County Wexford, moved to County Tipperary when their lands were confiscated by Cromwell. A member of the family who saved the life of one of William III's entourage was granted a lease of lands at Ballymore, Cashel, County Tipperary, in 1689. Succeeding generations lived there until it was sold in 1848.

Two revered Murphys are the patriot priests, Father John Murphy and Father Michael Murphy. Father John (c. 1753 - 98) of Ferns, County Wexford, was a leader in the rising of 1798. He had been educated in Spain and was parish priest of Boolavogue. At first a loyalist, he became outraged by the savagery of the army and led his people in revolt. He was killed in action, as was his colleague, Father Michael.

The following is from the records in Gorey of Mary's father's death.
MARY MURPHY, Gorey, County Wexford, Relict (means survivor of) of the late William Murphy, etc. Dated May 4, 1868. Witness: Peter Hollingsworth (is this Peter Roe Hollingsworth or his son Peter a 22 year old cousin of Mary's husband, James Hollingsworth?), Gorey, County Wexford. (Book C, Ditto, page 1505.)

Ironically, her son Thomas Nicholas Hollingsworth Sr., booked and left England two months later for America. Did the few dollars she might have inherited in May 1868 pay for or help pay for her son's passage to America? Brothers Samuel, James, John and Frederick also sailed for America.

James and Mary had the following children:

  511 M i Samuel Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born about 1842 in Malta , British Settlement.
  512 F ii Elizabeth Anne Hollingsworth [scrapbook] was born on 19 May 1844 in Cephalonia, Ithaca, British Settlement. She was christened on 27 Aug 1844 in Ithaca Military Barracks, Mediterranean.

ELIZABETH PROBABLY DIED YOUNG AND SUFFERED FROM "BYSSINOSIS", An occupational disease of the lungs caused by inhaling of cotton dust. At the 1851 Census, Elizabeth was 16 years old and working in the cotton factory along with many young women her age. Then, as now, workers were not protected from the harmful illnesses caused by their working conditions. At this time we don't know what happen to Elizabeth, hopefully further research will reveal more information.

I believe that Elizabeth Anne was named after James's mother Anne Earl and his grandmother Elizabeth Tackaberry.

Alexis de Tocqueville was a French aristocrat who visited Manchester in 1835.
A sort of black smoke covers the city. Under this half-daylight 300,000 human beings are ceaselessly at work. The homes of the poor are scattered haphazard around the factories. From this filthy sewer pure gold flows. In Manchester civilized man is turned back almost into a savage.

Dr. Roberton, a Manchester surgeon, wrote a letter to the Parliamentary Committee on the Health of Towns in 1840.

Manchester is a huge overgrown village, built according to no definite plan. The factories have sprung up along the rivers Irk, Irwell and Medlock, and the Rochdale Canal. The homes of the work-people have been built in the factory districts. The interests and convenience of the manufacturers have determined the growth of the town and the manner of that growth, while the comfort, health and happiness have not been considered. Manchester has no public park or other ground where the population can walk and breathe the fresh air.
  513 M iii James Hollingsworth was born in 1846 in Lancashire,Winwick, England.
+ 514 M iv Thomas Nicholas Hollingsworth Sr. was born on 21 Nov 1847. He died on 15 Apr 1911.
+ 515 M v John Hollingsworth was born in 1851. He died on 2 May 1923.
  516 M vi Frederick Hollingsworth was born in 1853 in Manchester, England. He died in Joined Navy - Never Heard From Again.

According to his brother John, Fred went into the British Navy and was never heard from again. If he did go into the Navy he probably went at a young age.
        Frederick married Unknown.

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