dear maureen i have only recentlystarted my family history and found this site and it seems we have a common ancestor with john holdway and elizabeth mar.1801 at u.c.c.my research suggests he was bapt.27.10.1771 in st.mary bourne and died 1826 ish. in u.c.c.his parents were john and sarah( nee soper.) who marr.in 1769 he also had a sister born 1770 named sarah i am presently awaiting copies of the b. m.d. from hampshire records office.to go back further. i would really appreciate it if you had any information on this family.