George Frederic Holroyd

George Frederic Holroyd

b: 6 MAY 1824
d: 15 SEP 1874
From 'A Branch of the Holroyd Family' by Thomas Holroyd, 1879:

George Frederic Holroyd was sent to Winchester College as a Commoner in February, 1837. While at Winchester he gained the second Heathcote prize, and also the Duncan prize for Mathematics on its first institution, as well as other prizes. He was entered at Trinity College, Cambridge where he went to reside in October, 1842. In January, 1846, he graduated B.A. a Wrangler and second class in the Classical Tripos, and M.A. in 1849. Whilst at Cambridge he was distinguished as one of the best oarsmen of the Trinity Boat Club, rowed stroke at the head of the River for a year, and number two in the University Crew of 1845, who were victorious. He also rowed in other successful Matches, particularly at the Thames Regatta, when a four-ordered Crew of the T.B.C. defeated the Oxford University four. He passed an examination in Hebrew after he had taken his degree, and continued at Cambridge for some years taking pupils. In 1865 he came forward as a Candidate for the representation of the Town of Northampton in Parliament, at the invitation of the Conservatives, and though defeated succeeded in polling a larger number of votes than any Conservative Candidate had previously obtained. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, 1873, and devoted himself to Parliamentary practice. His career at the Bar, commenced so late in life, but already full of promise, was cut short by his sudden death in 1874. He was a Magistrate for the County of Northampton, and held a Lieutenant's Commission in the Militia for that County.
Biography
From 'A Branch of the Holroyd Family' by Thomas Holroyd, 1879:

George Frederic Holroyd was sent to Winchester College as a Commoner in February, 1837. While at Winchester he gained the second Heathcote prize, and also the Duncan prize for Mathematics on its first institution, as well as other prizes. He was entered at Trinity College, Cambridge where he went to reside in October, 1842. In January, 1846, he graduated B.A. a Wrangler and second class in the Classical Tripos, and M.A. in 1849. Whilst at Cambridge he was distinguished as one of the best oarsmen of the Trinity Boat Club, rowed stroke at the head of the River for a year, and number two in the University Crew of 1845, who were victorious. He also rowed in other successful Matches, particularly at the Thames Regatta, when a four-ordered Crew of the T.B.C. defeated the Oxford University four. He passed an examination in Hebrew after he had taken his degree, and continued at Cambridge for some years taking pupils. In 1865 he came forward as a Candidate for the representation of the Town of Northampton in Parliament, at the invitation of the Conservatives, and though defeated succeeded in polling a larger number of votes than any Conservative Candidate had previously obtained. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, 1873, and devoted himself to Parliamentary practice. His career at the Bar, commenced so late in life, but already full of promise, was cut short by his sudden death in 1874. He was a Magistrate for the County of Northampton, and held a Lieutenant's Commission in the Militia for that County.
Facts
  • 6 MAY 1824 - Birth -
  • 15 SEP 1874 - Death - ; Connerach, near Youghal, in the County of Cork, Ireland
Ancestors
   
George Sowley Holroyd , Kt.
31 OCT 1758 - 21 NOV 1831
 
 
Edward Holroyd
24 JUL 1794 - 29 JAN 1881
  
  
  
Sarah Chaplin
18 JUN 1768 - 11 NOV 1848
 
George Frederic Holroyd
6 MAY 1824 - 15 SEP 1874
  
 
  
 
   
  
  
 
Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (M) Edward Holroyd
Birth24 JUL 1794
Death29 JAN 1881
Marriage28 DEC 1820to Caroline Pugsley
FatherGeorge Sowley Holroyd , Kt.
MotherSarah Chaplin
PARENT (F) Caroline Pugsley
Birth
Death
Marriage28 DEC 1820to Edward Holroyd
FatherCharles Pugsley
MotherSarah Wadland
CHILDREN
FSarah Louisa Holroyd
Birth6 OCT 1821
Death
Marriage20 APR 1853to Francis Thomas Clarke Margetts , Rev at Wimbledon
MGeorge Frederic Holroyd
Birth6 MAY 1824
Death15 SEP 1874Connerach, near Youghal, in the County of Cork, Ireland
Marriage30 AUG 1862to Charlotte Lavinia Johnson at Roehampton, London
MEdward Dundas Holroyd , QC
Birth25 JAN 1828Surrey, England
Death5 JAN 1916St Kilda, Australia
Marriage19 APR 1862to Anna Maria Hoyles Compton at East St. Kilda, near Melbourne, Australia
MArthur Holroyd
Birth3 MAR 1833
Death30 MAR 1835Buried in Lewisham Church Yard
MWilliam Rice Morland Holroyd
Birth28 OCT 1835
Death
Marriage25 AUG 1866to Helen Maria Sophia Westmacott
Marriageto Eleanor Hay
FCaroline Holroyd
Birth31 MAR 1838
Death
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) George Frederic Holroyd
Birth6 MAY 1824
Death15 SEP 1874 Connerach, near Youghal, in the County of Cork, Ireland
Marriage30 AUG 1862to Charlotte Lavinia Johnson at Roehampton, London
FatherEdward Holroyd
MotherCaroline Pugsley
PARENT (F) Charlotte Lavinia Johnson
Birth1828
Death29 NOV 1870 Dinan, of peritonitis
Marriage30 AUG 1862to George Frederic Holroyd at Roehampton, London
FatherAdolphus Johnson
Mother?
CHILDREN
MFrederic Edward Adolphus Holroyd
Birth21 JUN 1864
Death
FGertrude Beryl Holroyd
Birth26 JUL 1866
Death
FBrenda Holroyd
Birth20 FEB 1868Biarritz
Death20 MAR 1868
FMinna Holroyd
Birth20 FEB 1868Biarritz
Death
FViolette Holroyd
Birth19 NOV 1870
Death6 JAN 1871Blythborough Rectory, Lincolnshire
Evidence
[S1464] Thomas Holroyd "A Branch of The Holroyd Family" - a copy which includes some handwritten annotations.
Descendancy Chart
George Frederic Holroyd b: 6 MAY 1824 d: 15 SEP 1874
Charlotte Lavinia Johnson b: 1828 d: 29 NOV 1870
Gertrude Beryl Holroyd b: 26 JUL 1866
Brenda Holroyd b: 20 FEB 1868 d: 20 MAR 1868
Minna Holroyd b: 20 FEB 1868
Violette Holroyd b: 19 NOV 1870 d: 6 JAN 1871