Birth: 26 August 1823

Place or Registered Place of Birth: Locks Park, Spondon, Derbyshire

Baptism: 7 September 1823

Place of Baptism: Locks Park, Spondon, Derbyshire

Death: 1 February 1900

Place or Registered Place of Death: Bramcote, Nottinghamshire

Father: Robert Holden

Mother: Mary Anne Drury Lowe

Spouse(s): Isabella Cunard

Date of Marriage: 1850 - Circa

Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Children:

Harry Wheaton?? Holden (1852-)
Maude Blanch Holden (1860-)
Ethel L. Holden (1861-)
Sybil Annie Holden (1864-)
Frederick W. Holden (1866-)
Ernest F. Holden (1868-)
Wilfred Millington Holden (1870-1938)

Notes:

Captain Henry Holden was the Chief-Constable of Nottinghamshire.

When the 1882 Australian visitors went in for lunch at Trent Bridge, during their tour fixture against Notts, it was soon discovered that no lunch had been provided. It was, of course, the long-established convention for the hosts to look after the amateur "gentlemen" cricketers in respect of catering, while the paid professionals were expected to join the line of spectators over at the public refreshment tents. The Australians, however (although all of them were making money out of the venture), did not regard themselves as amateurs - and neither did the majority of the country in which they were travelling. They were, therefore, less than impressed at what they regarded as a pointed statement by the local authorities.

The Notts secretary, Captain Henry Holden (prevalently known as"Hellfire Jack"), was the man in command of the luncheon arrangements, and his defence, quite simply, was that he "forgot". That, of course, hardly satisfied the Australians, whose manager, Charlie Beal, backed up by big George Bonnor and several others, engaged him in an irate quarrel about tour conditions. When pressed again about matter of the missing lunch, Holden made the contemptuous rejoinder that professionals found their own.

Holden then proceeded to lay into Billy Murdoch, the Australian captain, telling him that, as the secretary of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, it was he, not the umpires or the team captains, who was responsible for deciding upon the duration for which the wicket would be rolled between innings. Bonnor, meanwhile, had grown so livid that he had to be held back, and Holden announced that he had had quite enough of this. Taking out a cigar, the secretary asked, pointedly, and with emphasis, "Will some Englishman give me a light?"

Bonnor shot back in an instant: "I can tell you, sir. I am as much an Englishman as you or any gentlemen present. I can trace my family back for six generations, and perhaps you cannot do more."

That evening, a hanger-on to the Australian team chalked onto its hotel door some nasty comments about the nasty man who had caused all the trouble that day. The remarks were discovered the following morning, and Holden openly accused Beal of having made them. This was disproven, however, when it was discovered that it had actually been the work of the aforementioned sycophant.

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1861 Census:

Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire
Henry Holden - Head - Married - 37 - 1824 - Captain, Chief Constable
Isabel - Wife - 34 - 1827 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Harry Wheaton?? Holden - Son - 8 - 1853 - Winchester, Hampshire
Maude Blanch Holden - Daughter - 1 - 1860 - Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire
Ethel L. Holden - Daughter - 3 weeks - 1861 - Hoveringham, Nottinghamshire

1871 Census:

The Grove, Bramcote, Derbyshire
Henry Holden - Head - 47 - 1824 - Chief Constable of the County - Locks, Derbyshire
Isabel Holden - Wife - 44 - 1827 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Maud Holden - Daughter - 11 - 1860 - Notts
Ethel L. Holden - Daughter - 10 - 1861 - Hoveringham, Notts
Sybil A. Holden - Daughter - 7 - 1864 - Notts
Fredrick W. Holden - Son - 5 - 1866 - Notts
Ernest F. Holden - Son - 3 - 1868 - Notts
Wilfred Holden - Son - 0 - 1871 - Notts

1881 Census:

(The Grove), Chilwell Lane, Bramcote (Nottingham), Derbyshire
Henry Holden - Head - Married - 57 - 1824 - Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire - Locks Park, Spondon, Derbyshire
Isabel Holden - Wife - 54 - 1827 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Maud B. Holden - Daughter - Single - 21 - 1860 - Hoveringham, Notts.
Ethel L. Holden - Daughter - Single - 20 - 1861 - Hoveringham, Notts.
Sybil A. Holden - Daughter - 17 - 1864 - Lenton House, Notts.
Catherine S. Gregory - Sister - Widow - 74 - 1807 - Lady of the Manor of Bramcote - Darley Abbey, Derbyshire

1891 Census:

The Grove, Town Street, Bramcote, Derbyshire
Henry Holden - Head - Married - 67 - 1824 - Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire - Spondon, Notts
Isabel Holden - Wife - 64 - 1827 - Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Sybil A. Holden - Daughter - Single - 27 - 1864 - Lenton, Notts
Frederick W. Holden - Son - Single - 25 - 1866 - Bramcote, Notts

Captain Henry Holden