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Posted Feb 2012 by a free member
Oakham, Rutland

Does anyone know where the Hollis family came from? They came to Cottesmore in the 1790's or the 1800's. They have all stayed fairly local since then but I cannot find where they were before. William married Elizabeth Laxton both born in 1820 and were lodging with the Garfoots when first married. William's parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Bex from Rotherby,near Melton Mowbray,Leics- they were married in Melton. Thomas was born in Cottesmore in 1791 and he was a blacksmith and Elizabeth was a draper and she kept the shop in Cottesmore and later her daughter Harriet ran it. William and Elizabeth had several children, one was Samuel a butcher there and one was a builder said to have built Barnsdale Hall and several large houses. His two sons wanted to join him but he said he never got paid for most of these lovely houses and made the boys go into carpentry. They later started Hollis flooring in Leicester specialising in parquet floors.I think one had a second marriage to a Annie Ashby, My G Grandfather married Mary Tidd from Ashwell. Any help please!

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