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Started by: LindaHolmes (7)

Hello!! I found this topic through Google and just joined the site so I can find out more information!
My name is not really Holmes but I am interested in Joseph Holmes born in 1831 in Wigan, Pemberton, Lancashire, England. He did not marry a local. He married a lady, Mary Clark Woodhead from Rawmarsh, Yorkshire and almost immediately migrated to Australia in 1856. He is my 3x great grandfather!! His mother was Hannah and it seemed he lived with Hannah and Samuel Holmes who may not have married Hannah. He appears in the 1841 and 1851 censuses if we have the correct man.
We don't know about siblings nor where either of his parents are from or their parents.
If ANYONE has information, or if they think they may be related, I would be delighted. I have done DNA testing so we could compare if you have done that testing too.
There is a lot of relatives here in Australia!!!! The township of Holmesville is where he settled with wife Mary and it is still nearby to where I live today. It was named after them.
I am also going to start a new post in case it helps more people to notice this.

Replied: 20th Jun 2021 at 05:59

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