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Family of Harry HOLLOWAY and Rebecca Louisa MILLS

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Family of Harry HOLLOWAY and Rebecca Louisa MILLS, 1920, Harry Holloway Family 1920s 001

Husband: Harry HOLLOWAY (1863-1925)
Wife: Rebecca Louisa MILLS (1870- )
Children: Alfred Harry HOLLOWAY (1891- )
Phyllis Louisa HOLLOWAY (1893- )
Maud B HOLLOWAY (c. 1896- )
William Ralph HOLLOWAY (1900- )
Frank Stephen HOLLOWAY (1911- )
Marriage 2 Aug 1890

Husband: Harry HOLLOWAY

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Harry HOLLOWAY, 1920, age 57

Name: Harry HOLLOWAY
Sex: Male
Father: Frederick Edward HOLLOWAY (1839-1906)
Mother: Elizabeth Jane WILLIAMS (c. 1835-1922)
Birth Q2 1863 Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire1
Residence 1881 (age 19) 199 Bolton Road, Aston, Birmingham2
199 Bolton Road, Aston, Birmingham
Occupation 1881 (age 19) Glass Decorator, Picture frame maker; Birmingham2
Residence 1901 (age 38) 3 Broadway Parade, 21 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, Walthamstow, Essex3
3 Broadway Parade, 21 Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, Walthamstow, Essex
Residence Mar 1906 (age 42) 185 Nechells Park Road, Birmingham4
Residence 2 Apr 1911 (age 48) 856 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London5
856 Forest Road, Walthamstow, London
Death 30 Dec 1925 (age 62)6
Burial Broadwater Cemetery, Worthing6

Wife: Rebecca Louisa MILLS

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Rebecca Louisa MILLS, 1920, age 50

Name: Rebecca Louisa MILLS5
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 14 Feb 1870 Stoke Newington, London3

Child 1: Alfred Harry HOLLOWAY

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Alfred Harry HOLLOWAY, 1920, age 29

Name: Alfred Harry HOLLOWAY5
Sex: Male
Birth Q2 1891 Stoke Newington, London3

Child 2: Phyllis Louisa HOLLOWAY

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Phyllis Louisa HOLLOWAY, 1920, age 27

Name: Phyllis Louisa HOLLOWAY5
Sex: Female
Birth Q1 1893 Stoke Newington, London3

Child 3: Maud B HOLLOWAY

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Maud B HOLLOWAY, 1920, age 24

Name: Maud B HOLLOWAY
Sex: Female
Birth c. 1896 Stoke Newington, London3

Child 4: William Ralph HOLLOWAY

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William Ralph HOLLOWAY, 1920, age 20

Name: William Ralph HOLLOWAY5
Sex: Male
Birth Q2 1900 Walthamstow, Essex3

Child 5: Frank Stephen HOLLOWAY

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Frank Stephen HOLLOWAY, 1920, age 9

Name: Frank Stephen HOLLOWAY
Sex: Male
Birth Q4 1911 West Ham district, Essex

Note on Husband: Harry HOLLOWAY (1)

Aged 62 at time of death. Birth index 8C p545. 1881 census gives place of birth as Gorton.

Note on Husband: Harry HOLLOWAY (2)

Harry is buried in the same cemetery as Mary Hughes, the inspiration for the poem Mary Had a Little Lamb.

 

Mary of Llangollen

 

Mary Hughes the inspiration for the world famous nursery rhyme 'Mary had a little lamb'is buried in Broadwater Cemetery, Worthing.

 

Born in Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales, on the 18th May 1842 during the reign of Queen Victoria.

 

Mary's father, John Thomas was a sheep farmer in the Vale of Llangollen.

Mary attended the British School in Brook Street, Llangollen and one day one of the lambs she had reared by hand as pets followed her to school where it caused such a commotion that the teacher Miss Coward made her remove it and tie it outside to the nearby toll gate.

 

One of three sisters, named Burls who were visiting the area at the time from London was so amused by the incident that on her return home she penned the poem 'Mary had a little lamb' that later became the well known nursery rhyme.

 

Mary in her later life moved to the South of England where she died in Worthing on 9th December 1931 at the age of 89 and was buried in Broadwater Cemetery.

 

To commemorate her life a lamb was cut in relief on the simple headstone of her grave.

 

Mary Hughes is buried at Broadwater Cemetery in plot number B13-1-4.

 

 

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

 

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

Note on Wife: Rebecca Louisa MILLS

possible death Q2 1951, Essex S.W

Sources

1"FreeBMD online information".
2"1881 Census".
3"1901 Census".
4"Fred Holloway Death Certificate".
5"1911 Census".
6"Harry Holloway Memorial Card".