George Mansell HOLLOWAY (1868–1889)
His aunt Mrs Hannah DRAPER, née Holloway (c.1836–1915)
St Paul [St Barnabas] section: Row 50, Grave J24½
son of the late
George & Eliza Holloway
who fell asleep January 6th, 1889
aged 20 years and 5 months
IF LOVE AND CARE COULD DEATH PREVENT,
THY DAYS WOULD NOT SO SOON BE SPENT.
LIFE WAS DESIRED BUT GOD DID SEE
ETERNAL REST WAS BEST FOR THEE.
Also of Hannah Draper,
aunt of the above,
who died February 23rd 1915
Aged 79 Years
See also separate grave of George Mansell Holloway’s grandfather Charles Holloway (c.1816–1878) and his father George Holloway (1842–1875)
(1) George Mansell Holloway
George Mansell Holloway was born in Brighton in 1868, the son of George Holloway and Eliza Mansell, who were married at St Giles’s Church, London in the first quarter of 1865. His parents had two children:
- Jessie Eliza Holloway (born in Brighton in 1866, reg. fourth quarter)
- George Mansell Holloway (born in Brighton in 1868, reg. third quarter)
George’s mother Eliza Holloway died at Longwall Street, Oxford at the age of 35 in 1870.
At the time of the 1871 census George Mansell Holloway (2) was living at 19 Trafalgar Street in Brighton with his father George (28), who was a bookbinder, his sister Jessie Eliza (4), and his father’s sister Miss Charity Ann Holloway (24), who had come to look after the family with the help of a servant.
George’s father must have brought his children back to Oxford soon after the census, as he died at Kingston Road on 16 October 1875 at the age of only 33. The two orphaned children were then brought up in Oxford by their aunt, Mrs Hannah Draper.
George Mansell Holloway died in 1889 when he was only 20:
† George Mansell Holloway died at 30 Walton Crescent at the age of 20 on 6 January 1889 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 11 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Barnabas’s Church).
(2) George Mansell Holloway's aunt, Mrs Hannah Draper, née Holloway
Hannah Holloway was born in Church Street, St Ebbe’s, Oxford on 15 January 1836. Her birth was recorded in the Dissenters Birth Registry and she was probably received into the Commercial Road Baptist Chapel. For more on her early life and her parents Charles & Charity Holloway, see her father’s grave.
Hannah, being the eldest daughter, had to care for her younger siblings after her mother’s death in 1850, when she was aged 14. The 1851 census shows her living with her father Charles Holloway, who was an accountant, at Paradise Square plus Jane (12), Mary Sophia (10), George (8), Henry (6), and Charity Ann (4).
Hannah may have gone into service in Warwick once the youngest child was past the age of 12, as in the second quarter of 1861 she married the widower George Williamson Draper in Warwick. They do not appear to have had any children.
At the time of the 1871 census Hannah (35) was living in Lennox Street, Aston with George (50) and George’s son by his first marriage, Walter H. Draper.
Hannah appears to have left her husband and come back to Oxford, and at the time of the 1881 census was living at 26 Walton Street with a lodger and a servant. She had reverted to her maiden name, Holloway, and described herself as a widow.
At the time of the 1891 census Hannah described herself as married and was again using her married name of Mrs Draper. She was, however, still the head of the household and living on her own means, and was now at 1 Penarth Villas, Chalfont Road. Two of her nieces were living with her: Jessie Eliza Holloway (24), who was George Mansell Holloway’s sister, and Marian Holloway (11), the daughter of her deceased brother Henry. A domestic help also lived with them.
Her niece Jessie (the daughter of George Mansell Holloway) was married in 1892:
- In the third quarter of 1892 in Oxford, Jessie Eliza Holloway married Francis Richard Hall, and they settled in Littlemore.
Her other niece Miriam also moved away.
At the time of the 1901 census Hannah (64) described herself as a widow. She was living at 1 Chalfont Road with an adopted daughter Florence Daisy Walklett (16).
Hannah was still there in 1911, but Florence was now described as her general servant.
Hannah died there in 1915:
† Mrs Hannah Draper, née Holloway died at 1 Chalfont Road at the age of 79 on 23 February 1915 and was buried with her nephew George Mansell Holloway at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church.