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The Holt Family of The Banks

James Holt, listed in the 1841 census as living on The Banks, was identified by the Bingham local history group as occupying plot 293 on the tithe map of 1841. The map shows a building in he North East corner of the plot, and this building continued to feature on maps until 1910. In 1910 Albert Squires built Ebenezer House on part of this plot. The Holt family are listed as being on the Banks for each census between 1841 and 1901, so it is reasonable to suppose occupied this plot until then.

1841 (adult ages were rounded down to nearest 5 or 0)
James Holt  
45
agricultural labourer
Ann wife
50
 
Mary daughter
25
lace runner
Henry son
10
 
Alfred son
3
 
   
 
1851  
 
Ann Holt married
60
seamstress
Mary daughter
35
seamstress
Henry son
20
farm labourer
Alfred son
13
scholar
   
 
1861  
 
John Holt  
67
widower
Henry son
31
labourer
   
 
1871  
 
Henry Holt  
42
agricultural labourer
Elizabeth wife
36
dressmaker
   
 
1881  
 
Henry Holt  
51
agricultural labourer
Elizabeth wife
45
dress maker
   
 
1891  
 
Henry Holt  
61
general labourer
Elizabeth wife
56
dressmaker
   
 
1901  
 
Henry Holt
 
71
 
Elizabeth  
67
 

Some questions arise with the above list:
Was James (1841) and John (1861) the same person; if so where was he in 1851? Ann was shown as married but also head of household, so he probably would not have been away just for the night.
Presumably as eldest son Henry would have inherited the tenancy. When he died sometime after 1901 he property was probably left vacant. The presence of narrow bricks and pantiled roof suggest the cottage seems to have become the outbuilding east of Ebenezer House.


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