There have been several people who have passed through India, but few have settled. Most were out there as government staff or with the army. But some families did have children in India, some known after their return to Britain, but some not yet identified.
Henry Hollier, who in later life became Steward to the Marquess of Bute was born in India in 1755, but came to Britain in 1784. Robert Hollier, from the "Till Hollier" family was a Church Clerk and schoolteacher in India until his death in 1800.
Amongst the families who served with the army were Charles Hollier (born Fazeley STS in 1816) and Harriet Martin who married in Bengal in 1847 and had their first 2 children in India; Edward Hollier (born Loughborough 1861) and Joanna Buyers who married in Quetta in 1887 and had their first 3 children in India and finally Walter Hollyer who married Rose Ann Rielly in Kirkee in 1874 and had their first 4 children in India. William Frederick Hollier (b1863) from the Sharnford Holliers is also believed to have been in the army in India and settled there.
The baptism records of Ghazeepore show two Hollier families in the 1850s at Mirzapore. Charles (Head Clerk in the Judge's office) & Margaret and Robert & Matilda. Robert is shown as a Clerk at the Custom House and later as Assistant in the Opium Department. The East India Register contains a number of Hollier references in the period 1813-1820, while the Madras Marriage Index shows William Hollier marrying Agnes S Turner in 1864. The connections of these families are not known.Back to top