Meredith Earl Holdaway

M, b. 9 October 1907, d. 20 May 1987
  • Meredith Earl Holdaway was born on 9 October 1907 in Blenheim, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Louis Charles Holdaway and Elizabeth Laking.
  • Meredith Earl Holdaway died on 20 May 1987 in Napier, New Zealand, at age 79.

Muriel Amy Holdaway

F, b. 15 September 1893, d. 9 January 1969
  • Muriel Amy Holdaway was born on 15 September 1893 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Holdaway and Mary Jane Ching.
  • At the age of 18 years, Muriel Amy Holdaway married Cecil Henry Isaac Kent in 1912 in New Zealand.
  • On 11 June 1964,her husband, Cecil Henry Isaac Kent died in New Zealand at age 72.
  • Muriel Amy Holdaway died on 9 January 1969 in New Zealand at age 75.

Child of Muriel Amy Holdaway

Child of Muriel Amy Holdaway and Cecil Henry Isaac Kent

Myrtle Winifred Holdaway

F, b. 30 September 1910, d. November 1976
  • Myrtle Winifred Holdaway was born on 30 September 1910 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Bernard Holdaway and Marion May Eames.
  • Myrtle Winifred Holdaway married Robert Kendall Brown circa 1931 in New Zealand. They had seven children.
  • Myrtle Winifred Holdaway died in November 1976 in New Zealand at age 66.

Noel Richard Holdaway

M, b. 13 February 1916, d. 22 June 1942
  • Noel Richard Holdaway was born on 13 February 1916.
  • He was the son of George William Holdaway and Eliza Ann Crowther.
  • Noel Richard Holdawayserved in the New Zealand Artillery, 7 Anti Tank Regiment in WWII He was a gunner and served in the Western Desert.
  • Noel Richard Holdaway died on 22 June 1942 in the Western Desert at age 26. He was killed in action.
  • He was buried in El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt.

Norman Harold Holdaway

M, b. 30 July 1894, d. 7 October 1950
  • Norman Harold Holdaway was born on 30 July 1894 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Holdaway and Elizabeth Mary Jane Eyles.
  • At the age of 25 years, Norman Harold Holdaway married Gladys Pearl Evernden in 1920 in New Zealand.
  • Norman Harold Holdaway died on 7 October 1950 in Blenheim, New Zealand, at age 56.

Olive Ethel Holdaway

F, b. 13 October 1908, d. 2000
  • Olive Ethel Holdaway was born on 13 October 1908 in Crofton, Marton, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Thomas Bernard Holdaway and Marion May Eames.
  • At the age of 18 years, 3 months and 6 days, Olive Ethel Holdaway married Norman Blackler on 19 January 1927 in Marton, New Zealand. They had 10 children.
  • In 1978,her husband, Norman Blackler died in New Zealand.
  • Olive Ethel Holdaway died in 2000 in New Zealand.

Olive Agnes Holdaway

F, b. 30 December 1892, d. 13 September 1900
  • Olive Agnes Holdaway was born on 30 December 1892 in New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Oscar Holdaway and Jane Edwards.
  • Olive Agnes Holdaway died on 13 September 1900 in Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand, at age 7.
  • She was buried in Motueka Cemetery.

Phoebe Marinda Holdaway

F, b. 17 December 1857, d. 27 July 1938
  • Phoebe Marinda Holdaway was born on 17 December 1857 in Richmond, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of John Holdaway and Amelia Eyles.
  • At the age of 23 years, 10 months and 23 days, Phoebe Marinda Holdaway married Benjamin Budden on 9 November 1881 in Richmond.
  • Phoebe Marinda Holdaway died on 27 July 1938 in New Zealand at age 80.

Children of Phoebe Marinda Holdaway and Benjamin Budden

Reginald George Holdaway

M, b. 29 June 1911, d. 11 April 1986
  • Reginald George Holdaway was born on 29 June 1911 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of George William Holdaway and Eliza Ann Crowther.
  • At the age of 28 years, 5 months and 24 days, Reginald George Holdaway married Rona Daphne Hunter on 23 December 1939.
  • Reginald George Holdaway died on 11 April 1986 in Blenheim, New Zealand, at age 74.

Reginald John Holdaway

M, b. 15 June 1906, d. 9 August 1996
  • Reginald John Holdaway was born on 15 June 1906 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of John David Holdaway and Edith Caroline Shute.
  • Reginald John Holdaway married Myrtle Victoria Harris circa 1932.
  • On 9 September 1988,his wife, Myrtle Victoria Harris died in New Zealand at age 85. Her last address was 21 Winter Street, Hamilton.
  • Reginald John Holdaway died on 9 August 1996 in New Zealand at age 90. His last address was 168A Rata St Nae Nae, Lower Hutt.
  • He was buried on 15 August 1996 in Hamilton Park Cemetery.

Renie Lillian Holdaway

F, b. 23 December 1894, d. 3 February 1978

Rona Penelope Holdaway

F, b. 9 December 1905, d. 4 July 1990

Ronald Maunsell Holdaway

M, b. 9 November 1908, d. 28 June 1995
  • Ronald Maunsell Holdaway was born on 9 November 1908 in New Zealand. He was a twin to Leslie Irvine.
  • He was the son of George William Holdaway and Eliza Ann Crowther.
  • At the age of 29 years, 6 months and 30 days, Ronald Maunsell Holdaway married Olive Grace Stephens on 8 June 1938.
  • On 9 March 1977,his wife, Olive Grace Stephens died in New Zealand at age 63.
  • Ronald Maunsell Holdaway died on 28 June 1995 in Blenheim, New Zealand, at age 86.

Roy Holdaway

M, b. 25 December 1894, d. 3 July 1966

Sarah Holdaway

F, b. 21 May 1849, d. 25 January 1905
  • Sarah Holdaway was born on 21 May 1849 in Maitai, Nelson, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of John Holdaway and Amelia Eyles.
  • At the age of 21 years, 11 months and 5 days, Sarah Holdaway married Reverend Joseph Henry Simmonds on 26 April 1871 in Richmond, New Zealand.
  • Sarah Holdaway died on 25 January 1905 in Richmond, New Zealand, at age 55.

Children of Sarah Holdaway and Reverend Joseph Henry Simmonds

Stanley Douglas Holdaway

M, b. 4 April 1910, d. 4 July 1910

Stanley Herbert Holdaway

M, b. 20 February 1918, d. 17 October 1990
  • Stanley Herbert Holdaway was born on 20 February 1918 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of George William Holdaway and Eliza Ann Crowther.
  • Stanley Herbert Holdaway died on 17 October 1990 in New Zealand at age 72.

Thomas Holdaway

M, b. August 1853, d. July 1909
  • Thomas Holdaway was born in August 1853 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of John Holdaway and Amelia Eyles.
  • In April 1880 Thomas Holdaway appeared in court after he had been stabbed by a pitchfork. Benjamin Primmer was a witness. The Nelson Evening Mail reported :- "ASSAULTING WITH A PITCHFORK. William Henry Klein, having been remanded from Brightwater yesterday, was brought up, charged with having on the 2nd April unlawfully wounded Thomas Holdaway, at Hope. The defendant was engaged in the Franco-Prussian war in Nov. 1870, and he there received a bad sabre cut down the centre of his forehead, the scar from which is a considerable disfigurement. Mr Bunny appeared for the defendant, Inspector Acheson prosecuting. The first witness called was Thomas Holdaway, who, being sworn, said I reside at Richmond, and am the proprietor of a threshing machine. I know the defendant, who is a farm labourer. On Friday last I was working at Mr Jessops' at Hope, and the accused was also, working there. Just as we were finishing work about a quarter past five, I was standing on the engine, and defendant was about ten yards away. He beckoned to me, and I went towards him. He said, "You don't know what harm you are doing... by letting boys get on the engine." He had fork in his hand, and when I was speaking to him I put my left hand on the top of it, and he said, "Leave it alone; it's mine?”. I said, “Hold hard a minute," and was going to speak to him. He picked up the fork and stabbed at me without saying another word that I could understand, for he was talking in German. One prong struck me on the hand, and the other went through my linen jumper by my side and under my right arm. It was a violent thrust that he made. I saw it coming, and sprung back. He made a second attempt, but I was out of his reach. When he could not reach me he turned round and made a thrust at a young man named James Jary. We, all left him then. He appeared very excited. Nothing had been done to him all day so far as I am aware. If I had not jumped back I don't think I should have been here to give evidence to-day. I have only known the prisoner about a fortnight. He had had some drink, but till within five minutes of the time referred to he appeared to be as sober as anyone on the ground. I don't drink. Cross-examined by Mr Bunny- There was beer on the ground, and most of the men drank some. Mr Jessop employed them. I heard no chaff. The accused was a stranger to most of the men. When he called me the prongs of the fork were in the ground. There had been no dispute. He spoke to me in quite a friendly manner. I put my hand on his fork unthinkingly. Had he meant to stab me in the body it was possible he might not have stabbed me for I sprang back. I went back partly sideways, and the fork passed by my hand wounding my arm. I will not swear that there was not a wound there before. Supposing I had not moved I believe the fork would have gone right through me. He did not follow me up. I did not in the least expect him to stab at me. I had no idea of his intention till I saw the fork coming. By the Bench- After the accused had thrust at me he could have followed me up had he liked, but he made no attempt to do so, and turned away from me altogether and went to another young man. There was no provocation for his assault. I had given him no reason for his action. None of the men showed any signs of having drank freely. He had no appearance of being excited through drink. Benjamin Primmer deposed- On the day in question the prisoner and I were both working for Mr Jessop. Shortly after 5 o'clock I saw accused beckon Holdaway towards him. Holdaway went towards him, and I saw him standing, and they were talking about the engine. The accused had a fork in his hand, when he up with the fork and stabbed Holdaway. The fork went with violence, and Holdaway left band went between the prongs of the fork and kept it from his body. I went to see if Holdaway was hurt, and there was a mark on the forefinger of the right hand. I only saw accused make one stab at Holdaway. I saw where the fork went into Holdaway's jumper. After stabbing Holdaway the accused stabbed at Jary. The fork was taken away from him by force by two men before he stabbed at Jary. The first man that was stabbed was Coleman, and two men rushed forward and took the fork from him, but whilst we were talking he got the fork again, and it was not taken from him after. When he had stabbed at Jary he left the field and went towards home. Cross-examined by Mr Bunny -There had not been much drinking going on all were sober. We had "some tea and some beer. We had some beer from two breweries, but that was not because one could not supply enough. A good deal had occurred before Mr Holdaway was touched; it was before that the folk was taken away from him. There had been no chaffing going on, but it appeared that Coleman blew the whistle of the engine in answer to the railway train engine, and this seemed to annoy accused. By the Bench- I am sure there was nothing in the way of chaffing. The whistle was blown to answer the train it appeared afterwards that this annoyed him. Inspector Acheson said he had further evidence, but he scarcely 'thought' it necessary to call the witnesses. Their Worships concurred, and Mr Bunny then said that he should like their Worships to say whether they thought of dealing with the case summarily, because, if not, he should not then address the Court, The Chairman said they intended to deal with the case, whereupon Mr Bunny said that the prisoner, who was a Russian, served in the war in 1869 and 1870, and whilst fighting for his country received a bad sabre wound, which necessitated his being kept in a Lunatic Asylum in Germany for some time, and even now apparently any excitement affected him greatly. He said it was evident that he called Holdaway in a friendly manner, but it seemed to him that something had been kept back by the witnesses for the prosecution, and, indeed, he considered that their case had entirely broken down. The informant had received a mere scratch, but he did not think it was at all certain as to how he it, and he commented upon the prosecution omitting to produce either the pitchfork or the jumper. He urged that there must have been great aggravation, and he hoped their Worships would find that there had been, but if they thought an assault bad been committed he asked them to inflict merely a nominal penalty. Their Worships said a very severe assault had been, committed by the defendant with very little reason, and they thought there must really be something wrong about the accused, who, after calling the informant in an apparently friendly manner, stabbed at him. The effect of this stabbing might have been very dangerous, but luckily for the defendant the injury inflicted was only trivial. They should not put the country to the expense of committing deferent to the Supreme or District Courts, for they thought that by dealing with the case summarily justice would be done, and they accordingly fined the defendant £10 and costs, and in default sentenced him to two months imprisonment, with hard labour. Mr Trautvetter having been engaged as interpreter, the Court ordered that his fee be paid."
  • At the age of 27 years, Thomas Holdaway married Mary Jane Ching in 1881 in New Zealand.
  • Thomas Holdaway died in July 1909 in New Zealand at age 55.

Children of Thomas Holdaway and Mary Jane Ching

Thomas Bernard Holdaway

M, b. 25 May 1886, d. 22 July 1966
  • Thomas Bernard Holdaway was born on 25 May 1886 in Richmond, New Zealand.
  • He was the son of Thomas Holdaway and Mary Jane Ching.
  • At the age of 22 years and 15 days, Thomas Bernard Holdaway married Marion May Eames on 9 June 1908 in Marton, New Zealand. They had nine children.
  • On 14 November 1962,his wife, Marion May Eames died in New Zealand at age 79. Her last address was 32 Florence Street, Palmerston North.
  • Thomas Bernard Holdaway died on 22 July 1966 in New Zealand at age 80.

Children of Thomas Bernard Holdaway and Marion May Eames

Violet Rita Holdaway

F, b. 21 February 1915, d. 2003

Walter Owen Holdaway

M, b. 24 May 1881, d. 18 January 1949
  • Walter Owen Holdaway was born on 24 May 1881 in New Zealand.
  • He was the son of James Holdaway and Elizabeth Mary Jane Eyles.
  • At the age of 23 years, 11 months and 11 days, Walter Owen Holdaway married Elizabeth Maria Gridley on 5 May 1905 in Blenheim, New Zealand. They had five children.
  • Walter Owen Holdaway died on 18 January 1949 in Wairau, New Zealand, at age 67.

Children of Walter Owen Holdaway and Elizabeth Maria Gridley

William Holdaway

M, b. 1 July 1829, d. 4 May 1897
  • William Holdaway was born on 1 July 1829 in Brentworth, Hampshire, England.
  • He was the son of John Holdaway and Mary Norgate.
  • William Holdaway immigrated in 1841 to Nelson, New Zealand, with Mary Norgate and John Holdaway. They arrived on the "Mary Ann" on 5 February 1842, along with their children William, Emma, George and James. A fifth child was born and died on the "Mary Ann" in 1841.
  • At the age of 25 years and 16 days, William Holdaway married Anna Carter on 17 July 1854 in Richmond, New Zealand.
  • William Holdaway died on 4 May 1897 in Richmond, New Zealand, at age 67.
  • He was buried on 7 May 1897 in Richmond Cemetery.

Child of William Holdaway and Anna Carter

William Leslie Holdaway

M, b. 22 June 1918, d. 19 August 2008
  • William Leslie Holdaway was born on 22 June 1918.
  • He was the son of Henry Leslie Holdaway and Alice Hutchings.
  • William Leslie Holdaway died on 19 August 2008 at age 90. His last address was Palmeston North.
  • He was buried on 23 August 2008 in Mangahao-Ballance Pahiatua Cemetery. The inscription on his headstone reads : In loving memory of William Leslie (Bill) Holdaway, 22.6.1918 - 19.8.2008, aged 90 years. Loved husband of Ivy, loved father of Alan, Glenis and Graham.

Winifred Hilda Holdaway

F, b. 9 July 1884, d. 9 February 1968

Children of Winifred Hilda Holdaway and Samuel Francis Knowles

Winifred Ora Holdaway

F, b. 2 June 1908, d. 31 May 1996
  • Winifred Ora Holdaway was born on 2 June 1908 in Mudgee's Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • She was the daughter of Albert Arthur Ernest Holdaway and Agnes Lawson Alston.
  • At the age of 21 years, 2 months and 29 days, Winifred Ora Holdaway married Ernest Llyod Eastman on 31 August 1929 in Surry Hillis, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
  • On 17 May 1980,her husband, Ernest Llyod Eastman died in Mt Waverley, Victoria, Australia, at age 75.
  • Winifred Ora Holdaway died on 31 May 1996 at age 87.

Alfred Holden

M, b. 1872
  • Alfred Holden was born in 1872 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Holden and Emma Holden.
  • At the age of 23 years, Alfred Holden married Elizabeth Stower in 1895 in Queensland.

Alice Holden

F, b. 1889

Alice Holden

F, b. March 1862, d. 1942
  • Alice Holden's birth was registered in the Stockport, Cheshire Registration District in the March 1862 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of John Holden and Emma Holden.
  • At the age of 22 years, Alice Holden married John Copp in 1885 in Queensland.
  • Alice Holden died in 1942 in Brisbane, Queensland.

Annie Ethel Holden

F, b. 1891, d. 1958

Elizabeth Holden

F, b. 1864, d. 1942
  • Elizabeth Holden was born in 1864 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of John Holden and Emma Holden.
  • At the age of 22 years, Elizabeth Holden married John Smart in 1886 in Queensland.
  • Elizabeth Holden died in 1942 in Queensland.