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History of Lancashire

This is a summary in date order of the information contained within the Victoria History of the County of Lancaster. It was published in 1906 and consists of eight volumes describing the inhabitants of the county which was taken from actual documentary evidence. References are to Volume 4 of History of Lancashire unless otherwise stated
1750 - 1799
1750 Exact date uncertain - Hall of Habergham sold to Mr Holt of Goodshaw Fold. He left it to William Preston and was succeeded by his son who took the name Thomas Preston Holt.(vol 6)
1755
1757 Warrington Academy for Protestant nonconformists founded. John Holt was a tutor at one time(vol 3). Also noted in the dictionary of National Biography John Holt 1743-1801 author, lived near Liverpool, made the agricultural survey of Lancashire in 1790s etc. He had no children.
1763 As mentioned in the Lancashire wills at Chester, Thomas Holt of Blackwater in Rochdale was a Felt hat maker
1770 Dorothea Holt founded free school for 6 poor girls and continued mother`s charity - capital had reached 80 (p201)
1788 Holt charity founded (p232).
1798 Edward Holt was one of the principal landowners in Shevington and Standish ref. Land tax returns at Preston (vol 6)
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