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Seth Holden of Bolton
« on: Thursday 18 January 18 22:24 GMT (UK) »
Dear Friends, would highly appreciate your help on Seth Holden a "Bolton Hero", who was famous local strongman (weight lifter) and champion wrestler in the early 1840's. His primary occupation was a saddler (master of stirrups and leather). Thanks in advance. Kind regards, R

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 18 January 18 23:10 GMT (UK) »
What sort of information do you want, and what else have you discovered about him?

Have you done a basic internet search?

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 18 January 18 23:16 GMT (UK) »
Birth/Death/Marital status. I am registered on BNA and trying to find more of his wrestling results, but I figured he was quite active in other sports...and any sort of contests including "singing" hahaha

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 18 January 18 23:31 GMT (UK) »
So when do you think he was born, approximately?

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #4 on: Friday 19 January 18 00:25 GMT (UK) »
I am assuming between 1815 and 1820. In 1841 he was already well known in the local sporting circles.

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #5 on: Friday 19 January 18 06:53 GMT (UK) »
There is a blacksmith born about 1810, any good?

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #6 on: Friday 19 January 18 07:18 GMT (UK) »
Dear Friends, would highly appreciate your help on Seth Holden a "Bolton Hero", who was famous local strongman (weight lifter) and champion wrestler in the early 1840's. His primary occupation was a saddler (master of stirrups and leather). Thanks in advance. Kind regards, R
You say he was a Saddler - is this his Marriage ??  Holden / Holding - common in those days for slight spelling differences - notes say Seth was Illegitimate ..

Marriage: 19 Dec 1844 St Peter, Bolton, Lancashire, England
 Seth Holding - Full, Saddler, Bachelor, Great Bolton
 Mary Kirkman - Full, Spinster, Great Bolton
     Bride's Father: William Kirkman, Farmer
     Witness: Thomas Kay; James Liptrot
     Married by Licence by: J Slade Vicar
     Notes: ['Illegitimate' is written in the groom's father's name column]
     Register: Marriages 1844 - 1845, Page 77, Entry 154
     Source: Microfilm of the register at Manchester Library

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the only illegitimate Seth Holding I can find in the time frame is
Baptism: 6 Nov 1814 Parish Church, Coppull, Lancashire, England
 Seth Holding - Son of Ellen Holding
     Abode: Coppul
     Occupation: Spinster
     Baptised by: Jos. Taylor
     Register: Baptisms 1813 - 1833, Page 10, Entry 75
     Source: LDS 1849656

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Coppull to Bolton is 14 miles by road today
something for you to look at anyway - he may be your man ???
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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #7 on: Friday 19 January 18 13:49 GMT (UK) »
yeah that looks like it could be him, he was a saddler, interesting Holding=Holden, huh, makes sense, and age is matching his sporting records, b. 1814, married 1844, and yeah he was already well known in 1841. Were you able to locate his date of  death?

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #8 on: Friday 19 January 18 15:30 GMT (UK) »
He seems to have gone off to NY !
Go to:
http://www.fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html

and using "the exact phrase" from the drop-down list- type in his name as "Seth Holding".

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