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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #9 on: Friday 19 January 18 15:38 GMT (UK) »
State of NY? I am not sure if that's possible though...he was very local Bolton celebrity...doubtful he could get that far. I see Seth Holding on Fulton as you suggested, but I am not sure if its him. Yeah it says "old English gentleman".

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #10 on: Friday 19 January 18 15:54 GMT (UK) »
It's him,though. Try looking for one of the 1883 Port Jervis ones:OBITUARY. BETH HOLDING. Seth Holding, for many years pro- prietor of the Holding house at ....etc.

You know you can read the entire article,right?

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #11 on: Friday 19 January 18 15:57 GMT (UK) »
Meant to add-this looks like his arrival:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:27GT-3B9

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #12 on: Friday 19 January 18 16:04 GMT (UK) »
Maureen, thanks here's the clip of the paper you were referring to.
It says he was champion of England...huh, I dont have him winning any major titles,
but I will go over it on BritishNewspaperArchives again. All I had he was celebrated wrestler.
I can't folow that link you posted I am not registered on their web...
When did he arrive to US? Does it mention Bolton as place of departure?
Thanks again for your input, and my deepest appreciation.
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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #13 on: Friday 19 January 18 16:23 GMT (UK) »
I think you have to throw in a "grain of salt" with the champion wrestler title. :)

Not much info on the passengers lists that early on:
Name:   Seth Holding occ:Saddler
Arrival Date:   5 May 1848
Age:   31
Port of Arrival:   New York
Port of Departure:   Liverpool
Place of Origin:   England
Ship:   St. Patrick

I did wonder why I couldn't find any references to him on the British Newspapers in the 1850s...nor any likely deaths.

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Re: Seth Holden of Bolton
« Reply #14 on: Friday 19 January 18 16:57 GMT (UK) »
Oh yeah, now I see that's definitely him, thanks again, appreciate your time and help a lot.
Yes, port of departure - Liverpool (Merseyside), that's where from they were getting to the US from South Lancashire. And yeah, occupation saddler. So 1848...I will go deeper on BNA...may be there are some of his sporting achievements that I don't know of. I understand that "champion wrestler" is of course more or less proverbial...but still may be he really won something...they did have regular annual championships at Back Hold then. Manchester (from the 1830's) and even in Bolton since 1844. Lower Nag's Head the public house/inn in Bolton that's where from he operated during his sporting days.