Seeking Thomas and Brenda Holloway (England), last known in Gloucester Crescent, Dapto, Macarthur, NSW

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Thomas was my father's biological father. We are seeking information to track health background.  I believe I've traced him, born in Lambeth, London, England 1915, married to Brenda in 1954 after divorce no later than 1952 from my grandmother, and they reportedly had twins, Brian T (Thomas?) and John William in 1954, also in London.  Entire family probably moved to Australia - not clear what year, but electoral records show them in NSW by 1958.  Any assistance with additional information, death records, etc., would be so helpful. We are seeking longevity info as well as potential cause of death (hard to believe would still be alive).   Thank you and Happy New Year!
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Found a nice record for you

Outward passenger list

Thomas Holloway born 9 jan 1915

Brenda born 12 jun 1925

John W and Brian born 11 aug 1954 (confirm twins)

All were of 23 Nutwood Ave, Betchworth

Thomas was a Motor Driver & Brenda a Housewife

Departure Date: 15 Nov 1957 Port of Departure: London, England Destination Port: Sydney, Australia Ship Name: Himalaya

Here is a picture of the ship link

Knowing he was born 9 jan (with 6 weeks to register the birth ) he must bee in the March quarter 1915

Only one as you said Lambeth vol 1d page 716 mother Porritt

Only Porritt to wed a Holloway was

(? did they get married, order birth cert to check, but if they did this is it)

William Holloway to Ethel Porritt Mar Q 1913 in Camberwell Reg dist.


Researching on the best match for Ethel in 1911 census

Ethel Porritt Age in 1911: 13 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1898 Relation to Head: Daughter Gender: Female Birth Place: Camberwell, London, England Civil parish: Erith County/Island: Kent Country: England Street Address: 211 Bexley Road, Northumberland Heath, Belvedere Occupation: School Registration district: Dartford Registration District Number: 43 Sub-registration district: Erith ED, institution, or vessel: 3 Household schedule number: 33 Piece: 3743 Household

Father is Thomas William Porritt age 55

Note her father is widowed

Looking for his death and probate there is one in Kent in 1934 age 78 years (good age for the time)There are a couple of people with public trees on Ancestry with Thomas William Porritt on one has a picture link

I’d have a check of this and see if you link up the info is not the same so it may not be the correct ones.

As for finding Thomas Holloway There are too many in London to be sure of getting the correct one I’d order a copy of his parents marriage

William Holloway to Ethel Porritt Mar Q 1913 in Camberwell Reg dist. vol 1d page 1162

 order from this site link:


to get his fathers name / occupation and the check back with the census 1911 / 1901 to see which one fits the information you have.

Hope this helps




by Peterson Cobbett G2G6 Mach 2 (20.3k points)
Many thanks Peterson!!
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Thomas and Brenda holloway were my uncle and aunt.

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