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This is a summary in date order of the information contained within. The wills recorded in Rochdale Library. Wills are a great source of major bequests to close relatvies, personal estate assets and liabilites.
19.8.1801 Richard Holt,Gentleman freeholder of premises top of Yorkshire St. Rochdale sons Richard and John, d Elizabeth, Ann, Alice and Ellen, grandaughters and vicar of Rochdale.
Thomas Holt, weaver Shaw Lane End Hundersfield son John Holt, weaver, d.Peggy Taylor. Bond £40
4.11.1805 Robert Holt, labourer Castleton sons Thomas,Edmund, d Mary,Betty,Alice,Penelope and Jane
9.5.1807 John Holt, Merchant and woollen manufacturer mill in Rossendale lands and messuages Castleton brothers Robert and Francis; uncle Robert; wife Jane, son Robert; d Joanna and Jane.
10.10.1808 Thomas Holt, cloth dresser Newgate, Spotland wife Ann ( Nancy),son James, and son Edmund under 21. He had a pew in Rochdale church.
4.5.1808 Ralph Holt, yeoman Ryecrofts, Castleton brother James and nephew Ralph, wife Betty.
27.12.1808 John Holt, Rag merchant Rochdale wife Mary,d Jane and Mary
16.8.1815 James Holt, farmer Moorcloses, Bamford
2.5.1816 James Holt, brewer Manchester admin
2.1.1818 James Holt, farmer Chesham, Bury admin
16.12.1818 Mary Holt, spinster Rochdale admin
15.08.1820 Mary Holt Rochdale Chester wills 1815-1820
Jan 1821 James Holt, gentleman Townhead,Rochdale
1821 James Holt, farmer Chorlton Cum Hardy
Oct 1821 James Holt, woolen weaver Newbold, Rochdale admin, a widower left funds to a Benjamin Holt no relationship was given
1822 John Holt Rochdale
11.1.1824 James Holt, Farmer Townhead, Rochdale wife Mary,son Robert; d Sarah and Jane.
Dec 1824 Mary Holt, widow Vicar's Moss Rochdale Lancashire wills
May 1827 James Holt, cotton weaver Musbury, Bury admin, left funds to his wife susannah
1829 Mary Holt,widow Vicars Mops, Rochdale no Holts named except d Jane
3.4.1830 John Holt, Merchant Rochdale half sister Mary, nephew William, the half son of the late half brother Robert Holt, brothers Thomas and half brother George Holt and neices. He had warehouses and premises in Yorkshire St.,messuages, lands and tenements in Oldham. Also 21 Rochdale Canal shares. Total under £8000.
Oct 1834 James Holt, Tailor Little Holcombe parish of Bury
5.1.1835 William Holt, Gentleman Chetham St. Rochdale wife Betsey and all his children
feb 1835 Mary Holt, widow Breightmet
June 1836 James Holt Mill Houses near Whitworth parish of Spotland
Oct 1837 Mary Holt, spinster Bury
Jan 1838 James Holt, wheelwright Rochdale admin
Mar 1838 James Holt, dyer Michael Hey, Spotland, Rochdale no wife was mentioned just sons James and George Arnold
Jun 1838 Mary Holt, widow Liverpool Admin
Jan 1839 James Holt, rope maker Rochdale
April 1839 Mary Holt, wife of James Manchester Admin
Aug 1843 Mary Holt, widow Rochdale
Dec 1843 James Holt, drysalter Manchester
Oct 1844 Mary Holt, widow Heap Effects under £100
Oct 1844 James Holt, farmer Rochdale otherwise known as Walsh of Rochdale
July 1845 James Holt, cotton spinner Bury left funds to his wife Sarah
June 1849 James Holt, yeoman Bury James left funds to his wife Mary, his daughter Mary and son James and he lived at the bottom of the lane Fecit near Bury
May 1852 James Holt, gentleman Rochdale
Dec 1854 James Holt, stonemason Rochdale
Feb 1857 James Holt,mechanic Bury Admin
May 1857 Mary Holt, widow 30 Greengate Salford who died 22 August 1857 at Greengate aforesaid was proved at Manchester by the oath of Mary Holt of Greengate aforesaid spinster the daughter and the sole executrix
3.12.1858 James Holt,engraver to calico printers Manchester late of Chorlton Cum Hardy in the county of Lancaster, gentleman, deceased who died 9 Nov 1858 at Chorlton Cum Hardy, will was proved at Manchester by oaths 3 Dec 1858 of John Holt of 11 St Johnís manufacturer , the grandson the execters. Effects under £20,000.
28.4.1860 James Holt,butcher Cheetham Street, Rochdale deceased who died 20 Mar 1860 at Cheetham Street, aforside was proved at Manchester by Oaths 28 Apr 1860 of Ann Holt of Cheetham Street, widow the relect and Ellen. Effects under £1,500.
10.10.1821 Benjamin Holt,Weaver
son and next of kin of James woollen weaver and widower of Newbold,Rochdale,deceased 8.6.1812
Newbold,Rochdale value under £100 signatories were James Whitehead, Abraham Whatmough and X for Benjamin (could not write)
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