(Abt 1790-)
Elizabeth WILLEY
William HOLMES
(Abt 1791-1860)
Susanna Ann HOLMES


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  • Born: 24 Jun 1857, Alford, Lincolnshire, England 2 3
  • Married: 19 Aug 1882, Alford St. Wilfrid, Lincolnshire, England 1
  • Died: 24 Mar 1916, County Asylum, Prestwich, Lancashire, England 4

  Research Notes:

1881 England Census:

Age given: 23 years
Birthplace given: Alford, Lincoln, England
Dwelling Place: 8 Penn St., Oldham, Lancashire
Occupation: Basket Maker

Lodging with Ann Sykes, dressmaker


Unable to find John in either the 1891 or 1901 Censuses. However, in 1891, wife Alice (37) of Appleby in Lincolnshire, shopkeeper, was married and living at 4 Werneth Hall Rd., Oldham, Lancashire. Present were children (all born in Oldham): Francis Alice (6), scholar, William Edwin (5), scholar, Charles Frederick (2) and Laurance Horace (1 month).

In 1901, wife Alice (47) of Appelby in Lincolnshire, was shown as married and living at 6 Werneth? Hall Rd., Oldham, Lancashire, with children (all born in Oldham): Wm. S. (15), barber's assistant, Charles F. (12), and Lawrence H. (10). Daughter Frances (16), domestic servant, was living nextdoor with widow Annie E. Mellor as her "adopted daughter".


Administration Manchester 7 Jun 1916 to Horace Younger, iron turner.

   Marriage Information:

John married Alice PROCTOR, daughter of Joseph PROCTOR and Hannah, on 19 Aug 1882 in Alford St. Wilfrid, Lincolnshire, England 1. (Alice PROCTOR was born about 1852 in Appleby, Lincolnshire, England.)

   Marriage Notes:

John Younger son of Robert Younger, and Alice Proctor daughter of Joseph Proctor


1 Alford Parish Registers.

2 England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008, 2nd Quarter, vol. 7a, p. 518.

3 Chris Ward's Wardworks,

4 England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations).

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