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  HOLBROOK, c.1560-aft.1725
Related Families:  Saunders | Powyes | Pitts | Eames | Corbett

Migration: England>Woodstock, CT>Mendon, MA>Bellingham, MA


        (1)  William Holbrook, born about 1560 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England, died 11 December 1625 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England; married in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, Edith Saunders, died 11 June 1612 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.

Children:

  1. Joan, born 1587 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England.
  2. Thomas, mentioned below
  3. John, born 1595 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England, died 14 November 1643.
  4. Rebecca, born 1597 in England, died 1688 in Massachusetts.
  5. William, born in England, died 1699 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England.
  6. Basell, born 1602 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England.
  7. Elizabeth, born in England.

 

 

        (2)  Thomas Holbrook, born 1589 in England, died 10 March 1677 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; married 12 September 1616 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England, Jane Powyes, born in England, died 24 April 1677 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
        Thomas and his wife Jane, their sons John, Thomas, Anne, and Elizabeth sailed from Weymouth, England, on or near 10 March 1635 with Rev. Joseph Hull's Company. He came from Broadway, Somersetshire, England, and came ashore at Corchester 7 June 1635, then to the place now called Weymouth, and built a house there, as he attested in court 2 Noember 1666. He was made a freeman of Massachusetts Bay Colony in May 1645. He was a selectman of Weymouth for five years from 1645 through 1654. Ten acres were granted to him in the First Division and thirty acres in the Second Division on 14 December 1663.
       
Thomas, in Weymouth 1643, may have come several years earlier at Weymouth (whence rem. the first sett. of Rehoboth in that yr.) and though he was one of the grantees of Rehoboth, for not going to reside there his share was forfeited in January 1645. All his children probably were brought from England. He was a freeman in 1643. He was living in Dorchester in 1652, and in Medfield in 1668.
       
His will dated 31 December 1668, with codicil 31 December 1673, and proved 24 April 1677 at Weymouth, names wife Jane, three sons, three married daughters, and grandchildren John, Peter and William Holbrook. A deposition made 7 November 1666 gives Thomas' age as 77 years.

Children:

  1. John, born 1617 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England, died 23 November 1699 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
  2. William, born 1620, died 3 July 1699.
  3. Thomas, born 1624 in England, died 22 January 1697 in Braintree, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
  4. Anne, born 1629 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England, died 3 July 1699 in New London, New London Co., Connecticut.
  5. Elizabeth, born 1631, died 1674.
  6. Jane, born 1635 in Glastonbury, Somerset Co., England, died 1680 in Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

 

 

        (3)  Capt. William Holbrook, born about 1620 in Glastonbury, Somerset, England, baptized 12 June 1620 at St. Johns, in Glastonbury, died 3 July 1699 at Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; married Elizabeth Pitts, born about 1622 at Newcastle, Tyne, England, died about 1696 at Scituate, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts, daughter of William & Elizabeth Pitts. "Capt. William Holbrook came to Scituate in 1660, and purchased lands in Conihasseett, adjoining the farm of Capt. Michael Pierce, on the sowth-west. His house was built on the south side of the Cohasset road, a half mile west of Capt. Pierce's." He resided in Weymouth till about 1663, when he removed to Mendon. The Indians drove him back in 1676 and thereafter he settled in Scituate by 1676. Freeman 1647. Selectman, Deacon, and Captain in militia at Mendon.

Children:

  1. Samuel, born about 1643, died 29 October 1712.
  2. Elizabeth, born about 1649.
  3. Mehitable, born about 1649 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, died 29 October 1719 in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
  4. Jane, born about 1652 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts.
  5. William, born about 23 June 1657 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, died 19 November 1714 in Mendon, Worcester Co., Massachusetts.
  6. Hopestill, born about 1656 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, died 12 January 1706 in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.
  7. Cornelius, mentioned below
  8. Persis, died 1696.
     
     

 


        (4)  
Cornelius Holbrook, born 10 November 1662 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts, died 14 December 1742 at Weymouth, Norfolk Co., Massachusetts; married Margery Eames, born about 1655 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

Children:

  1. Mehitable, born 10 March 1687 in Weymouth, Suffolk Co., Masachusetts; married on 23 December 1703 in Mendon, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, Dr. John Corbett, born 7 December 1683 in Mendon, Worcester Co., Massachusetts, died 5 December 1726 in Bellingham, Massachusetts.
  2. Margaret, born after 1687, died unmarried in 1764 at 76 years of age.

 
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