PERSHORE HERITAGE & HISTORY SOCIETY

HOLLAND Family Cropthorne

Just one of the family’s histories.

1871 census, Court House, Cropthorne,

HOLLAND Francis D. head 42y 1829 J.P.

of Worcestershire, Ann his wife 39y 1832. 

HOLLAND Francis C. son 19y 1852.

Cropthorne Court.      The story of Francis Corbett Holland

1891 census Twyford Farm High St., Norton Evesham

HOLLAND Francis C. Holland head s. 39y 1852 Farmer J.P.  b. Cropthorne & 2 servants  Before he met her, Maria A. Rudge who had in June 1892 had a contact with a gentleman in London and had it was said he would marry her, so she went down to see him in London only to find he was already married, at the Hotel the police were called as the lady was very upset and they were worried about her, they told her to get I touch with her father she refused, but later Mr. Rudge sent his Butler to fetch her, so it all ended very sadly.

  So in the Morning Post of 7 June 1893 the marriage was announced.

Holland - Rudge on the 5th inst.at St. Egwin’s Norton, by the Rev. W.C. Boulter, vicar Francis Corbet eldest son of  Francis Dermot Holland of Cropthorne Court, Pershore, to Maria Augusta daughter of Edward Charles Rudge of Abbey Manor Evesham.

        From the book; The Cropthorne Camera of Minnie Holland 1892-1905)

“The eldest son Frank made a much disapproved marriage to a Miss Rudge of Abbey Manor; their only child was a daughter, Frances. Frank unfortunately went blind and separated from his wife went to live at Breddon Hill attended by a man servant. His daughter was brought up at the Court where she lived until disparing of her unmarried state .Her mother shipped her off to India where she met and married Colonel Slaughter with whom she moved to - Yelverton in Devon”.

Frances Corbett Holland1852 –died Jun q 1925 Tewksbury, 73y.

1901 Maria Augusta Holland was living in Chipping Norton boarder married 36ys, Living on own means, b. London.

 Frances A. Holland in 1911 was at Ladies School Cheltenham 16y born Oxford.

Departure 12 -10 -1925 to Bombay, India, from Liverpool, on the ship California Miss F.A. Holland 31y  

May 1927.Welcome Home at Cropthorne in honour of the return of Mrs. George A. Slaughter formaly Miss Frances Holland a garden party was given. When Miss Holland went to India she met her husband and was married at Allahabad on March 8 1927.  They are staying in Devon at her husband’s house, also with Miss Louisa Holland in Worcester, before arriving at Mrs. Ellis Holland’s residence.

G.A. Slaughter, Lieutenant 2nd Worcestershire Regiment Military Cross 1914-1918:

Decorations: MC.MID. Remarks; later 7 Armoured Car Coy Tank Corps.

Passenger lists laving UK. G.A. Slaughter Major 37y 1886 Army 17-11- 1923

Depart Liverpool-India Bombay. Ship Elysia.

Departure 12 -10 -1925 to Bombay, India, from Liverpool, on the ship “California”

26 Oct 1927: Slaughter George Army Major 41y. The Scarletts Colchester Essex.

Slaughter Frances wife 33y.                                       “”         “”       

1939 reg. Clovelly Willowly Park, Tavistock Devon.

Slaughter George A. 13 Jun 1886 Major Regular Army Retired A.R. Warden. Married

    “”          Frances A. 4 Jun 1894 unpaid domestic worker married. [Anthony Witten

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