Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire1
1881 (age 19)
199 Bolton Road, Aston, Birmingham2
Address: 199 Bolton Road, Aston, Birmingham
1881 (age 19)
Glass Decorator, Picture frame maker; Birmingham2
1901 (age 38)
3 Broadway Parade, 21 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, Walthamstow, Essex3
Address: 3 Broadway Parade, 21 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, Walthamstow, Essex
Mar 1906 (age 42)
185 Nechells Park Road, Birmingham4
2 Apr 1911 (age 48)
856 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London5
Address: 856 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London
1921 (age 57-58)
According to the 1921 census
30 Dec 1925 (age 62)
4 Jan 1926
Broadwater Cemetery, Worthing - A15, row 4, plot 336
Address: South Farm Road, Worthing
Section A15, row 4, plot 33. No headstone.
Maud B HOLLOWAY
Stoke Newington, London3
Frank Stephen HOLLOWAY
West Ham district, Essex
Aged 62 at time of death. Birth index 8C p545. 1881 census gives place of birth as Gorton.
Harry is buried in the same cemetery as Mary Hughes, supposedly the inspiration for the poem Mary Had a Little Lamb, although I believe that has now been discounted.
Mary had a little lamb
it's fleece was white as snow
and everywhere that Mary went
the lamb was sure to go.
He followed her to school one day
that was against the rule
it made the children laugh and play
to see the lamb at school.
And so the teacher turned him out,
but still he lingered near,
and waited patiently about
til Mary did appear.
And then he ran to her and laid
his head upon her arm,
as if he said "I'm not afraid,
you'll keep me from all harm".
"What makes the lamb love Mary so?"
the eager children cry.
"Oh, Mary loves the lamb you know"
the teacher did reply.
"And you each gentle animal
in confidence may bind,
and make it follow at your call,
if you are always kind".
Extract from Worthing Gazette 1931 recording the passing of Mary Hughes
Mary Hughes death was recorded in The Worthing Gazette on Saturday 12 December 1931
And Mary is dead. Do not try to explain it to little children for they will not believe you. They will tell you that she has gone away to play among the lambs she loved so well. So Mary is dead, and yet she will never die, her memory will go on for ever, immortal. When she was about six years old her little lamb followed her to school and frolicked until the mistress turned him out. That was why a Miss Buel who was staying at the farm at the time wrote the little verse. Probably even now a little child is murmuring through it or lisping it to daddy for his approval. While children live and play it will not die.
But Mary - Mrs. Mary Hughes of Ty-lssaf Farm, in the vale of Llangollen - the heroine of the Nursery Rhyme is dead, She died on Wednesday in her ninety-first year in the house of her daughter. Nurse Hughes, at 11 Ethelred Road, West Tarring. When I went to see Nurse Hughes, I was shown into the cosy little sitting room with the fret work motto 'Home sweet Home' hanging over the mantelpiece, and Mrs. Hughes' lovely cat Fluffy came in and lay by the fire. As I sat there, I was told how so long ago Mrs. Hughes used to mother her pet lambs feeding them from a teapot. She also expressed a wish, said Nurse Hughes, that she should be buried in Broadwater Cemetery and I am going to carry out that wish.
She was buried on the Monday :
lamb is cut in relief on the simple headstone of her grave.
Mary had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow
and everywhere that Mary went, her lamb was sure to go
possible death Q2 1951, Essex S.W
FreeBMD online information.
Fred Holloway Death Certificate.
Harry Holloway Memorial Card.