Maria Holker, 17841794 (aged 10 years)

Name
Maria /Holker/
Given names
Maria
Surname
Holker
Type of name
birth name
Birth
Death of a paternal grandfather
April 24, 1786 (aged 2 years)
Montigny, Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France
Latitude: 49.425520648 Longitude: 1.00384964963
Text:

1773 28th. April Friday
John Holker, Chevalier of the Order of St. Louis, and inspector-general of the woollen and cotton manufactures of France, died at Rouen, 28th April. He was born at Stretford, and baptised there 14th October, 1719. His parents were married at Manchester in 1715, and the name is found frequently at Monton. He was a “calendarer,” joined the rebels in 1745, and was taken prisoner at Carlisle. When in Newgate awaiting trial a fellow-prisoner found a means of escape from the same cell, but Holker was too bulky to pass through the “straightgate.” The generous comrade returned, and the two in company enlarged the hole and both escaped. Holker was concealed for six weeks by a woman who kept a green stall, but eventually escaped to France, where he entered the army, and retired on a pension of 600 francs in 1755. He had previously, in connection with partners, erected a velvet factory at Rouen, and in 1758 he retired with a fortune. He was inspector-general of foreign manufactures from 1755 until his death. In 1766 he established chemical works and introduced leaden chambers for the manufacture of sulphuric acid. He is said to have visited England secretly to induce English artisans to settle in France. He was nominated a Chevalier de St. Louis, 27th September, 1770. This remarkable life is given with the fullest detail in communications by Mr. J. G. Alger in the Palatine Note-book, vol. iv.,pp. 47, 111.(7)

Death
June 3, 1794 (aged 10 years)
Citation details: p. 25
Family with parents
father
17451822
Birth: 1745 25 19 Manchester, Lancashire, England
Death: April 13, 1822Springsberry, Clarke County, Virginia, USA
mother
17551812
Birth: about 1755Pennsylvania
Death: June 28, 1812Pennsylvania
Marriage Marriageabout 1780Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
17 months
elder sister
17811857
Birth: May 29, 1781 36 26 Shenandoah, Virginia
Death: October 29, 1857
3 years
herself
17841794
Birth: April 1, 1784 39 29 Pennsylvania
Death: June 3, 1794Virginia
Father’s family with Marguerite Elisabeth Julie Quesnel
father
17451822
Birth: 1745 25 19 Manchester, Lancashire, England
Death: April 13, 1822Springsberry, Clarke County, Virginia, USA
stepmother
17481820
Birth: March 9, 1748 34 23
Death: August 3, 1820Versailles, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Marriage MarriageApril 26, 1769Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France
1 year
half-brother
17701844
Birth: April 12, 1770 25 22 Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandie, France
Death: August 18, 1844Paris, Île-de-France, France
Father’s family with Nancy Davis Stackpole
father
17451822
Birth: 1745 25 19 Manchester, Lancashire, England
Death: April 13, 1822Springsberry, Clarke County, Virginia, USA
stepmother
17771857
Birth: May 1777
Death: June 28, 1857
Marriage MarriageJanuary 18, 1815Boston, Massachusetts, USA
2 years
half-sister
Death
Citation details: p. 25