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(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.
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
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.
(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.
(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.
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