Elizabeth Holmes (neé De La Cherois Crommelin), born in 1854, was married to John Gordon Holmes, a Church of Ireland Minister based in Antrim, in 1883.
When John died in November 1889, she moved from Antrim with their children to a house in Downpatrick, loaned by her maternal Uncle John (Lord Dunleath). Their daughter Eileen, was born in Downpatrick in April 1890, five months after John’s death.
Elizabeth’s family, social obligations and charity work consumed the majority of her time. Moving permanently to live in England in 1894, with her children, Dorothea (Dolly), John (Johnny) and Eileen, she returned frequently to visit family. She died April 1942.
Researcher: Alison Duddy
PRONI Reference for Diary: D3739/2
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