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As well as my 3 booklets, you are recommended to read my January 2007 article on the One-Name Study as published in the Journal of One-Name Studies. You can read this here, filesize is 830k. Alternatively, you can read a slightly revised version which has been published on the web as a Google 'Knol'.
I have produced 3 illustrated booklets on the Hollyer, Holyer and Hollier families. This page gives details of their contents and allows you to download them in Acrobat PDF format. They can also be supplied in hardcopy if needed, but there is a charge for this to cover my costs. These files are quite large, so bear in mind that if you have a traditional narrowband dial-up Internet connection, download may take a considerable time: but be patient - it's worth it! When you download from the links below, I strongly suggest you right click the blue hyperlinks below and then Save Target As so you can read off-line at your leisure. For Mac users, do Control + Click and then Save As.
The three booklets are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to read these PDF files. This is available for all platforms, PC, Mac, Unix, Linux etc. If you haven't got this, you can download from here:-
The Hollyer Family - A Genealogical Review produced in 1996. 36 pages. Filesize 1.65M. Introduction; The name and its origins; The name spreads..; The Hollyer Families; Researchers and Correspondents; Some Notable Hollyers in the main Hollyer families; Hollyers at war; Hollyers in print; The Hollyer Coat of Arms; The 1799 Pedigree of Matthew Hartley Hollyer; Appendices and Photographs. To download right click here and save.
The Continuing Story of the Hollyer Family produced in 1998. 56 pages. Filesize 3.78M. Progress since 1996; Hollyer on the Internet; Family Contacts; Hollyers and Holyers found in the 1881 Census Index; The story of Walter Hollyer; Hollier Surgeons in the 17th century; the City Hollyers and St Paul's Cathedral; Charles Holyer's adventures abroad; Hollyer criminals; More Hollyers in print; Hollyer schoool-mistresses; Hollyer silk-merchants; Josiah Hollyer and his hotels; Joseph Hollyer's apprenticeship; 21 appendices. To download right click here and save.
Notes from Hollow Places produced in 2002. 72 pages. Filesize 2.94M. Why Notes from Hollow Places?; Trials and tribulations of a One Name Study; What's in a Name?; Information Sources; Researching the Hollier name variant; The Holyer name variant; A portrait of Thomas Hollier, Pepys's Surgeon; The 'Sharnford' Holliers; Tim Hollier's Family History; Art in Photography (Frederick Hollyer); Sketches of Matthew Hartley Hollyer?; Elliott Hollier; The family of William Stanley Hollyer; The Sydenham Holliers; Origin of the Lock-Keeper Hollyers; Eleanor Hollyer's Photo Albums; Hollyers in the US 1880 census; Name Distribution statistics; The Murder of Henry Arthur Hollyer; Owners of Land 1873; More on Walter Hollyer; Isle of Wight Holliers; Cameron Hollyer; Diary of a One Name Study 1998-2002; more photos and snippets. To download right click here and save. Some articles from Volume 3 are also featured on this website.Back to top