Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1880 & 89

Holden Veevers (1801 - 1881)

 Holden Veevers was a Cotton Spinner and Manufacturer, with two of his *uncles, at Oakwood Mill, on the north bank of the Peak Forest Canal in Romiley, Cheshire.

He was born in Bacup, Lancashire in 1801 and baptised on 17th July of that year. His father was Sagar Veevers (1764 – 1828) a Wool Manufacturer in Bacup. His mother was Mary Heyworth (1760 – 1845) daughter of *Peter Heyworth (1743 – 1799), a successful Wool Manufacturer in Bacup, and Betty Holden.

Holden Veevers grew up in Bacup with six siblings: John Sagar (b.1789), Ellen (b.1791), Mary (b.1793), Susey (b.1798), Harriet (b.1803) and Thomas (b.1806).

In 1839, at the age of 38, Holden married Clarinda Colliver at Madron, Penzance, Cornwall. She was born in 1811 and was the daughter of Michael and Mary Colliver of Penzance. Their children were: Sagar Colliver (b.1840 in Liverpool), Peter Holden (b.1842 in Stockport, Cheshire), Mary (b.1844 in Stockport, Cheshire), Clara Susey (b.1846 in Marple, Cheshire, who died in 1848 aged 2) and Susey (b.1848 in Marple, Cheshire). The 1841 census shows Holden aged 36, Clarinda aged 26, and Sagar aged 1, at Coal Clough House, Burnley, Lancashire.

In 1861, the family lived at 13, Seedley Mount, Pendleton. Holden was aged 60 and a Cotton Manufacturer, Clarinda was 50, Sagar was 21 and a Cotton Cloth Salesman, Peter was 18 and also a Cotton Cloth Salesman, Mary was 17 and Susey was 12. But one year later, on 26th July 1862, Holden's wife Clarinda, died aged 51. She was interred in a vault in Weaste Cemetery, which said she lived at Albany Square.

In 1871 the family lived at Brookside, Singleton Road, Broughton. But on 16th March 1881, Holden died (registered in Stockport), aged 80 and was re-united with his wife. Also in 1881, Holden's sons Sagar C. and Peter H. lived at Willow Bank, Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire. Sagar was a Muslin Manufacturer and Peter was a Salesman and Dealer. But later that year, on 29th July 1881 Peter died aged 39. Ten years later, on 21st September 1891 Sagar Colliver Veevers died in Jasper, Minnesota, USA aged 51.

The 1891 census at Rectory Road, Crumpsall, Prestwich, Manchester shows Mary Veevers, Head, single, aged 46, Schoolmistress, and Susey Veevers, sister, single, aged 42, Schoolmistress. Six years later, on 24th December 1897, Mary died at Prestwich, Manchester, aged 53.  On 11th March 1901, Susey married Rev Samuel Chorlton at St Mark's Church, Cheetham, Manchester. She was aged 55 and Samuel, a widower, was aged 63. He was vicar at Pitsmoor Church, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

*Peter Heyworth was Holden Veevers's maternal grandfather. When Peter's first wife died in 1845, he married again to Elizabeth Ormerod and had seven more children, two of whom were Ormerod Heyworth and Lawrence Heyworth. Ormerod set up Oakwood Mill in 1837, and his brother Lawrence and his nephew Holden Veevers became partners. (I am indebted to Alta Jamison of Pretoria, SA. for genealogical information).