Family history can be a very dry business if we just think of everyone as a list of names with their date of birth and death etc. However, in some cases this is the only information we have or at the very least is a good way to find more detailed stories about them.
There are currently around a hundred Wholeys in Britain and three main family trees which account for a third if not more of all British Wholeys families:
- W1: Headed by Timothy Wholey and Jane Murray who moved from Ireland to London in the 1870s
- W2: Headed by Jarvis and Mary Wholey who lived in Lincolnshire from the 1770s
- W3: Headed by William Wholey who lived in Derbyshire from the mid 1600s
Irish and American Wholeys
There are around a thousand Wholeys in America and most are Irish in origins. We do not have a huge amount of information on them, but can sometimes point you in the right direction is specific information is needed.
WHEN REQUESTING INFORMATION: Sending an email that says “My uncle was John Wholey and he married Mary are we related?” is not enough information. Please give as many dates and locations about John and Mary (made up for this example) along with the names of parents/brothers/children and ideally an occupation if you have them. Email firstname.lastname@example.org