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M. A. Holbein

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Montague Alfred Holbein

Montague Alfred Holbein (c1862-1944), Early cyclist

c1862 Born at Twickenham

1901 Living at 54 Vancover Road, Sydenham: Montague Holbein (age 39 born Twickenham), a Cotton Warehouseman and Employer. With his wife Constance Holbein (age 31 born Sunderland) and their children Marjorie Holbein (age 5 born Catford) and Arthur Holbein (age 3 born Catford). Two servants.[1]

1901 Failed attempt to swim the English Channel

1903 Failed attempt to swim the English Channel

Made four failed channel attempts in total

1911 Living at 9 Exbury Road, Catford Hill, Catford, SE: Montague Alfred Holbein (age 49 born Twickenham), a Textile Agent - Cotton. With his wife (married 16 years with two children) Constance Bankart Holbein (age 41 born Sunderland) and their children Marjorie Constance Holbein (age 15 born Catford) and Arthur Montague Holbein (age 13 born Catford). One visitor and one servant.[2]

1944 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1901 Census
  2. 1911 Census