William Greely HOLT

Male 1829 - 1914  (85 years)


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  • Name William Greely HOLT 
    Born 1829  Bangor, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1914 
    Buried 1914  St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6210  Kirkpatrick Family
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2021 

    Father William HOLT,   b. 5 Sep 1792, Bangor, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1882, Winterport, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Susanna MANSELL,   b. 1795, Jackson Brook, Washington, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Dec 1816  Jackson Plantation, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1967  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Amelia BOLTON,   b. 1840, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1914, St Arnaud, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1856  Bendigo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The family moved around the Victorian Goldfields . During gold rush times Dunolly and the surrounding district turned up more gold nuggets than any other region in Australia and became known as the "Golden Triangle". Gold found in the area included the then largest gold nugget in the world, the 69 kilogram "Welcome Stranger"', which was found in 1869 in nearby Moliagul
    Children 
     1. Amelia Louisa HOLT,   b. 23 May 1857, Dunnolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1936, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     2. Edwin HOLT,   b. 1859, Moliagul, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1932, Wedderburn, Victoria , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Susan HOLT,   b. 1860, Moliagul, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Maryborough, Victoria , Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     4. Mary Ann HOLT,   b. 1862, Moliagul, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1909  (Age 47 years)
     5. William Arthur HOLT,   b. 24 Sep 1864, Dunnolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1949  (Age 85 years)
     6. George Washington HOLT,   b. 1867, Dunnolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1934  (Age 67 years)
     7. James HOLT,   b. 9 Aug 1869, Dunnolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1951, Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Samuel HOLT,   b. 1871, Moliagul, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Fenton's Creek, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     9. Lavina HOLT,   b. 29 May 1876, Dunnolly, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1956  (Age 80 years)
     10. Albert HOLT,   b. 1879, Moliagul, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1895, Avoca River, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     11. Sarah Alvesta HOLT,   b. Feb 1881, Moliagul, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1967  (Age ~ 86 years)
     12. Matilda HOLT,   b. 1883, Fenton's Creek, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Fenton's Creek, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     13. Ernest Forest HOLT,   b. 4 Sep 1886, Fenton's Creek, Victoria.Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1965, Bendigo, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F1936  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • As a teenager he worked the Goldfields of California, USA.William arrived in New South Wales ( disembarked in Melbourne)on 9th June 1855 , a passenger on the vessel Wonga Wonga ,and travelled on to Melbourne.His occupation was recorded in the manifest as a Miner ,aged 26 years.(Remarks in the manifest are "Miner, English, to Melbourne Victoria")

      Ref:State Records Authority of New South Wales: Shipping Master's Office; Passengers Arriving 1855 - 1922; NRS13278, [X90] reel 399.

      He travelled to Bendigo, where he continued mining. William spent his life as a farmer and an axe man. He owned a farm at Fenton's Creek before his marriage to Amelia. In 1869 his occupation was a miner. Their grave is close to the entrance at St. Arnaud Cemetery.


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