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From: "David Lamb" <>
Subject: Re: Holliday family
Date: Sat, 31 May 2003 07:35:47 +0100
Do you think "Ditham" might be Witham (pronounced "Witt'm")? Just a
thought, which would certainly put it back on the Essex map :-) Wickham
Bishops is only 2 or 3 miles from Witham. (The only place I can think of
beginning with D and ending in ham is Dedham, which I suppose is another
possibility. However, Witham seems to be more likely, as the 1881 Census
has 22 HOLLIDAYs or HOLIDAYs born within a 5 mile radius of Witham, and
still living in Essex. 15 of these were born in Wickham Bishops, and 5 in
Rivenhall. None in Dedham. The 1861 Census Index which covers Dedham
doesn't show any, either. Unfortunately, I don't have the 1861 Index for
David Lamb (Paignton, Devon, UK)
Interests (Essex): BAXTER, BERRY, EREY, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, MOTT, PARTRIDGE,
SARGENT, TICHBORNE, WEBB, WILLSHER
(Suffolk): BRYNGLOVE, CRISPE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE, PORTER, PRATT
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Windsor" <>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2003 4:16 AM
Subject: Holliday family
> Happy days,
> Anybody seen the Holliday family recently.
> 1881 Census show James Holliday born 1829 at Ditham [disappeared off Essex
> map] Emma Holliday nee ???? born 1831 at Burnham - sons, George Holliday
> born aprox 1859 at Wickham. Thomas Holliday born approx 1861 at Wickham.
> Other children born South Lambeth, London.
> There are two Wickhams in Essex - Wickham Bishops and Wickham St Paul.
> Not a trace of this Holliday family in St Caths Index. No marriage no
> births. There must be more one England.
> Are there Hollidays living in Essex these days?
> Regards, Jim Windsor. Titahi Bay, NZ