...................................The Hollings Family
The Hollings Family are related to Herbert Musgrove's wife Ivy. Her grandmother was Mary Ann Hollings who married Thomas Arthington Bristow. One of their children was Ivy's mother Alice Eliza Bristow who later married Lambert Wiliam Harris.

The Hollings family originate from Herefordshire from the tiny village of Little Birch. The story begins with William Hollings (1793-1865) marrying Mary Starling (1801-1867) at St Andrews Holborn in 1820. William's parents were Samual Hollings (b1752) and Mary Preece (b1756).

William and Mary Hollings brought up a family between 1822 to 1842 in the Shoreditch area of London. They had at least eight children during this period.

The 1841 census records William and Mary Hollings with their children Eleanor, Louisa, Mary Ann, Charlotte and Alfred. Their son William Samual Hollings is not listed. He married Hannah Eliza Parkes in Islington in 1848. Also not shown is their daughter Emma Frances Hollings.

Over the next ten years two more children would marry. Eleanor married John Stanhope Archer in1848 and her sister Louisa married John Evans in Hereford in 1849.


Hollings Family Ambrotype Photographs circa 1855


Mary Hollings 1801- 1867
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Mary Hollings (right) With her daughter Mary Ann Bristow (1830-1904)

Unknown member of the Hollings/Bristow family


The 1851 census records the family living at 1 Shaftesbury Street Hoxton. William Holllings is now 57 and a general dealer. His wife Mary is 50. The children remaining at home are Mary Ann, Charlotte, Alfred and Emma.

Mary Ann Hollings married Thomas Arthington Bristow in 1852. Her sister Charlotte married William Henry Tapley the following year in 1853.

By the time of the 1861 census William and Mary Hollings had retired and moved to the Herefordshire village of Hoarwithy. They lived with their married daughter Mary Ann Bristow and her four children Mary Ann, Alice Eliza (future wife of Lambert William Harris) Ellen (known as Nellie) and Alfred. Sadly Alfred Thomas William Bristow died in 1864 aged four.

William and Mary Hollings son Alfred had not moved to Herefordshire but remained in Clerkenwell where he married Mary Ann Luscombe in 1862.

William Hollings lived to the age of 72 and in Hoarwithy in 1865. His wife Mary died 2 years later in 1867 also in Hoarwithy. Their daughter Emma Frances Hollings and her cousin Mary Ann Bristow who had been employed as a school mistress both moved to Wales to the town of Crickhowell. In 1868 Emma married David Maddocks Rumsey a local publican in Crickhowell.

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Daughter
ELEANOR
ARCHER
1822-??

Son
William
samua
Hollings
1824-1894

Daughter
LOUISA
EVANS
1826-1901
Daughter
MARY ANN
BRISTOW
1830-1904
Daughter
CHARLOTTE
SUSANNAH
TAPLEY
1833-1928
Son
ALFRED HOLLINGS
1839-1875
Daughter
EMMA
FRANCES
RUMSEY
1842-1900