Since my original post I have now found a Harriot Holder christened
on 18 Oct 1818 on St Helena. Parents: Richard Holder and Rebecca.
I know of a Reuben Holder (1791 - 1864) from Uley who was married to
Rebecca born abt 1784 Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales who in the 1851
census describes herself as a cook. This might be them assuming
Harriot's father's name was recorded incorrectly.
Harriot turns up in Liverpool in the 1841 census, but I have not been
able to find her anywhere else.
If anyone can shed any more light on this I would love to hear from
> --- In email@example.com, "bojaniwska"
> > I am trying to establish the truth of a family legend relating to
> > couple called HOLDER from Uley, Gloucestershire, England. The
> > goes that while Mr Holder was stationed on the island with the
> > troops keeping watch over Napoleon, his wife became the Emporer's
> > The story is reported in The Story of Uley, M Lloyd-Baker, and
> > A History of Uley Gloucestershire, Alan Bebbington, but neither
> > provide a source.
> > I have found in the English census a George Holder, born on St
> > in 1817, presumably their child.
> > If anyone is able to shed any light on the tale I would be very
> > grateful. My maternal grandfather was a Holder from Uley and I am
> > to see if these people are related.
> > Helen Bojaniwska
> Don't know the Holder Family but my great grand mother was Rachel
Uley who lived on the
> island in the 1850's forward. Perhaps her parents have a
connections. I have no
> information on the Uley line of the family.
> Genie Murphy