John Holton


Personal and Family Information

John was born on 25 NOV 1856 in Paulerspury, Northamptonshire, the son of John Holton and Sarah Ratlidge.

He died on 25 JUN 1916 in Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, U.S.A..

His wife was Maria Bassett, whom he married on 14 SEP 1878 in Healy, Rochdale, Lancashire. Their five known children were Henry (1879-1902), Elizabeth (1880-1933), Frank (1885-1962), Anna (1887-1960) and Sarah (1889-1918).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


John Holton


John Holton


John Harvey Holton


Hannah Holton


Elizabeth Willcox


Sarah Ratlidge



Birth25 NOV 1856
Place: Paulerspury, Northamptonshire
Death25 JUN 1916
Place: Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Christening20 DEC 1856
Place: Paulerspury, Northamptonshire
Type: Christening
Place: Top oth Meadow, Saddleworth, Yorkshire
Type: Census
1881 census - mormon CD version
Source: 1881 census - mormon CD version
Authors: tr. SKF
Publisher: Church of latter-day saints

See Note 2
Burial28 JUN 1916
Place: Greenwood Cem., Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
Type: Burial


Note 1

!CHR: from Paulerspury Church Records copied at Delapre Abbey. Also on Bishops Transcripts, FHL Film # 1999904 #708. Gives year as 1857 and father as a sawyer.

!BIRTH: from his Niece Elsie Peterson. On his death certificate it gives his birth date as 27 Nov. 1858. In an Index of Declaration of Intentions to Citizenship copied at the Superior Public Library it gives his birth year as 1857. The date of issue was Nov. 4, 1882 and the clerk was Charles Lord. Found in Vol. 1, page 73.

!MARRIAGE: Cert. #364 from Somerset House in London. Now St. Catharines.

!DEATH: record #249, page 173, vol. 5 at Douglas County Court House, Superior, WI.

!Emigrated to the U.S. on ship Lake Nepigon from Liverpool to New York where he landed 10 April 1882. His brothers-in-law William Worsley and Thomas Wood were with him. Naturalization record in Vol. A, p. 32 of Circuit Court of Douglas County Wisconsin records at City Library in Superior, Douglas, Wisconsin. Naturalized 26 Feb. 1889. A. Trombley and John Bryden were witnesses.

Note 2

Dwelling: Top Oth Meadow

Census Place: Saddleworth, York, England

Source: FHL Film 1342042 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4363 Folio 83 Page 13

Marr Age Sex Birthplace

John HOLLIN M 22 M Northampton, England

Rel: Head

Occ: General Laborer

Maria HOLLIN M 21 F Slaithwaite, York, England

Rel: Wife

Henry HOLLIN 1 M Saddleworth, York, England

Rel: Son

Elizabeth HOLLIN 3 m F Saddleworth, York, England

Rel: Daur

Sarah HODDIS W 58 F Saddleworth, York, England

Rel: Mother

Occ: Dressmaker

Thomas WOOD U 23 M Rotherham, York, England

Rel: Lodger

Occ: General Laborer


  1. Holton research by Carol Riggle
    Source: Holton research by Carol Riggle
    Authors: cjriggle
    Publisher: email
  2. 1881 census - mormon CD version
    Source: 1881 census - mormon CD version
    Authors: tr. SKF
    Publisher: Church of latter-day saints