Just wondering if anyone can help with my research of the Holmes family that was part of the Lace Trade. My Great Grandfather was born in St Pierre Calais I think 30/01/1881 (1881 is Correct) his name Frederick William Holmes. His fathers name as far as I know is William Henry Holmes, His wife Mary Ann who was born in Portsmouth, Not sure where William originated from or where hom ad Mary ann got married. If anyone knows how I can trace what happened to William or if he emigrated with any children I would appreciate this.
Thamks Maggie Holmes