William MOTLEY
(Abt 1727-1795)
Elizabeth WAITE
(Abt 1727-1817)
Mark HOLMES of Spilsby
(Abt 1762-1839)
Susannah MOTLEY
William HOLMES of Spilsby
(Abt 1791-1860)


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William HOLMES of Spilsby

  • Born: Abt 1791, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
  • Christened: 12 Feb 1791, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England 2
  • Married: Abt 1817 1
  • Died: 30 Oct 1860, Halton Rd., Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England 3
  • Buried: 4 Nov 1860, Spilsby St. James, Lincolnshire, England 4

  General Notes:

Compiler's 3 x great-grandfather

  Research Notes:

1841 England Census:

Age given: 50 years
Birthplace given: Lincolnshire, England
Dwelling Place: Halton Lane, Spilsby, Lincolnshire
Occupation: Sawyer

Present were wife Margaret (50), children (all born in Lincolnshire): Ann (20), Thomas (16), Mark (12), Mary (10), Lucy (7)


1851 England Census:

Age given: 60 years
Birthplace given: Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England
Dwelling Place: Halton Lane, Spilsby, Lincolnshire

Present were wife Margaret (65) of Skelton in Yorkshire, daughters (both born in Spilsby): Martha (24) and Lucy (16)


William Holmes, sawyer, died in Halton Road Spilsby as a result of decay of nature aged 70 years. Ann Sanders of Halton Road Spilsby present at death. 3

William Holmes died aged 70 years (burial record).

  Marriage Information:

William married Margaret about 1817 1. (Margaret was born in 1787 in Skelton, Yorkshire, England, died on 17 Jan 1865 in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England and was buried on 20 Jan 1865 in Spilsby St. James, Lincolnshire, England.

  Marriage Notes:

Estimated from date of christening of eldest child.

Note: A William Holmes married Margaret Dunn 1 Feb 1814 in St. Wilfrid Church, North Muskham, Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire marriages, 1528-1929


1 Compiler, estimate based on birth of first child Frances.

2 Spilsby Parish Registers, Register of baptisms & burials, p. 33.

3 England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007, vol. 7a, p. 288, entry 134 (a copy of the death certificate held by the compiler).

4 National Burial Index For England & Wales.

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