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Holman (née Atkinson), Susanna

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Type of person Individual
Date of birth 1828
Place of birth Waddingham, Lincolnshire, England
Date of arrival 1839
Principal occupation Wife and mother
Date of departure 1853
Date of death 1894
Place of decease Napperby near Crystal Brook, South Australia

Susanna Holman (nee Atkinson) was born on 17 August 1828 and was baptized at St. Mary and St. Peter’s church in Waddingham, Lincolnshire, England. She was the youngest daughter of Robert Atkinson (1774-1832) and Susanna Fish (1788-1832) of Hayes Farm, Snitterby. She was only 4 when her parents died. Religion – Church of England.

Susanna travelled with her four brothers (William, Robert, Thomas and Joseph) and her sister (Bridget, some with their families, travelled to South Australia on board Singapore from London. They arrived at Holdfast Bay on 12 November 1839, Susanna was then 11 years old and she lived in Willunga during the 1840s.

Susanna Atkinson married James Holman (1827-1903) on 9 Sept 1852 at Willunga. By 1853 James and Susanna Holman had moved to Bald Hills near Yankalilla where they lived for some years (perhaps until after 1883) but by 1887 they had moved to Napperby near Crystal Brook. They had eleven children (five sons and six daughters): William (09/06/1853-16/09/1936) m. Agnes Stewart Carmichael on 25/07/1883, Bridget Catherine (23/08/1854-21/10/1890) m. Thomas Smith on 03/01/1883, Thomas Atkinson (13/06/1856-14/11/1892) died aged 36 years, unmarried, Susanna Millicent (14/01/1858-10/06/1890) m. Robert Bain Carmichael on 30/03/1887, James (30/04/1859-23/04/1860) died aged 11 months, Mary Louisa (23/07/1860-08/09/1890) m. Henry Young, Hannah (Annie) (04/04/1862-1893) died aged 31 years, unmarried, Ada (20/09/1863-23/09/1889) died aged 26 years, unmarried, Philippa (07/03/1865-25/06/1895) died aged 30 years, unmarried, James (26/02/1867-29/06/1894) died aged 17 years, unmarried, Robert John (28/10/1869-13/04/1942) m. Eliza Rosanna Hawkins on 04/01/1894.


Susanna Holman (nee Atkinson) died on 31 May 1894 at Napperby near Crystal Brook in South Australia and she is buried in the Crystal Brook cemetery.



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