Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Kenelm WINSLOW [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-744 was born 4 on 30 Apr 1599 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 5 on 23 May 1599 in Droitwich, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. He died 6 on 13 Sep 1672 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried on 13 Sep 1672. Kenelm married 7, 8, 9 (MRIN:551) Eleanor NEWTON-745 in Jun 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Was a Lieut.
occ. joiner
edu. Signed his will. Inventory included 1 Bible and 7 other books worth 12s rel. Plymouth church; admitted Freeman 1 Jan 1632/3 [PCR 1:4, 5] res. 1629 to NE, Plymouth; Marshfield by 1643
His brother Edward was Govenor of Massachusetts and a Mayflower passenger.


The Great Migration Begins, Robert Charles Anderson, pp. 2033-36
ORIGIN:  Droitwich, Worcestershire
MIGRATION:  1631
FIRST RESIDENCE:  Plymouth
REMOVES:  Marshfield by 1643

OCCUPATION:  Joiner.  On 6 January 1633/4 "Sam[uel] Jenny, the son of John Jenny, hath bound himself apprentice to Kanelm Winslow, of Plymouth, joiner" [PCR 1:24].
FREEMAN:  Admitted 1 January 1632/3 [PCR 1:4, 5].  In list of Plymouth Colony freemen of 7 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:52].  In Plymouth section of 1639 Plymouth Colony list of freemen [PCR 8:173], then erased and entered in Marshfield section of same list [PCR 8:177, 195].  In Marshfield section of 1658 and 29 May 1670 lists of Plymouth Colony freemen [PCR 5:277, 8:201].
EDUCATION:  He signed his will.  His inventory included "1 Bible and 7 other books" valued at 12s.
OFFICES:  Plymouth Colony assessor, 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:26].  Deputy for Marshfield to Plymouth General Court, 7 June 1642, 27 September 1642, 29 August 1643, 10 October 1643, 5 June 1644, 20 August 1644, 6 June 1649, 4 June 1650, 5 June 1651, 7 June 1652, 7 June 1653 [PCR 2:40, 46, 60, 63, 72, 75, 144, 154, 168, PCR 3:9, 32].  Committee on laborers' wages, 5 January 1635/6 [PCR 2:36].  Coroner's jury, 3 May 1653, 14 February 1654/5 [PCR 3:28, 70].  Grand jury, 7 March 1636/7, 5 June 1638, 6 June 1654 [PCR 1:54, 87, 3:49].  Committee on provisions for the governor, 3 June 1657 [PCR 3:120].  Petit jury, 7 June 1636, 4 October 1636 [PCR 1:42, 44].  Plymouth member of colony committee on highways, 5 March 1638/9 [PCR 1:117].

On 1 December 1640 "Kenelme Winslow, being elected surveyor of the highways for the town of Plymouth, and neglecting the same, is fined 10s." [PCR 2:4].  Marshfield constable, 1 June 1647 [PCR 2:115].

In Marshfield section of 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:196].
ESTATE:  Assessed 12s. in Plymouth tax list of 25 March 1633, and 18s. in list of 27 March 1634 [PCR 1:11, 28].

On 8 January 1632/3 "Francis Eaton acknowledgeth that he hath sold to Kanelm & Josias Wynslow the now dwelling house of the said Francis" [PCR 1:8].  Granted mowing ground, 14 March 1635/6, 20 March 1636/7 [PCR 1:40, 55].  Granted "threescore acres of land lying upon the south side of the Eele River, above the great swamp....  This grant was made void upon a grant made to him at Green's Harbor," 6 January 1636/7 [PCR 1:47].  On 5 February 1637/8 "Kenelme Winslow requesteth a grant of lands at Green's Harbor" [PCR 1:76], and on 5 March 1637/8 he received, in partnership with Love Brewster, "all that parcel of land remaining of that neck of land lying on the east side of the lands lately granted to Josias Winslow, at Greene's Harbor" [PCR 1:78, 111].

On 26 October 1647 "Mr. Hatherley here in Court acknowledgeth that Helene, the wife of Kanelme Winslow, acknowledgeth her free assent and consent to the sale of all such lands as her husband had sold unto Samuell Sturdevant.  Captain Miles Standish" deposed the same regarding her consent to sales to Henry Sampson [PCR 2:118-19].

Granted one hundred acres at Teticutt, 4 March 1673/4 (pursuant to an order of June 1662) [PCR 5:141].

In his will, dated 8 August 1672 and proved 5 June 1673, "Kanelme Winslow Senior" ordered that "what estate I have formerly settled on my eldest son Kanelme ... shall remain unaltered" and bequeathed to "my son Nathaniel ... the half of my farm that I last lived upon ... as I gave him by a former deed of gift"; "and the other half of the farm to my wife, for the term of her natural life" and "after the decease of my wife Ellinor Winslow the said half of the farm shall return unto my son Nathaniel"; to "my son Job ... half of my land at Namassakett which is about fifty acres ... and the other fifty acres or thereabouts unto Kanelme Baker my grandchild"; to "my daughter Ellinor" £5; "my wife shall at her decease give unto Mary Addams an equal portion of the goods and moveables as to the rest of my grandchildren"; wife to be sole executrix and "Major Josias Winslow and my son Kanelme Winslow" to be overseers [MD 24:41-42, citing PCPR 3:1:56].

The inventory of the estate of Kenelm Winslow, taken 25 September 1672, totalled £87 15s. 4d.; the real estate, unvalued, followed: "one half of the dwelling house and housings and meadow lands and uplands belonging to the said farm he had lived on and now died possessed of in the town of Marshfield"; "one half of all the lands granted him by the Court with the ancient freemen which lieth on the west side of Taunton River either divided or to be divided hereafter"; and "one half of the portion of land granted by the court to him and his brother Josias Winslow upon the account of their brother Gilbert Winslow as he was a first comer" [MD 24:42, citing PCPR 3:1:57].

BIRTH:  Baptized Droitwich, Worcestershire, 3 May 1599, son of Edward and Magdalen (Oliver) Winslow [NEHGR 4:297, 21:210].
DEATH:  Buried at Salem 13 September 1672 [MarVR 427].
MARRIAGE:  Plymouth in June 1634 "Elen Adames" [PCR 1:30]; she was ELLEN NEWTON, widow of JOHN ADAMS [TAG 55:212-13];  she was buried at Marshfield 5 December 1681, aged 83 [MD 2:250; MarVR 13].

COMMENTS:  Although Kenelm Winslow first appears of record in Plymouth in the tax list of 25 March 1633, and was therefore certainly in New England by 1632, he is paired in the early years with his brother Josiah Winslow, who is known to have arrived in 1631, and so we assume that Kenelm came at the same time.

On 4 June 1645 "Kenelme Winslow complained that he had injustice, in that he could not be heard in the suit betwixt John Mynard and himself"; after investigation by the court, he "was committed to prison and fined £10," whereupon he reversed himself and was released from prison and the fine was eventually remitted [PCR 2:85].

On 5 May 1645/6 "upon hearing of the cause betwixt Roger Chaundler and Kenelme Winslow, for his daughter's clothes, which the said Kenelme detaineth, upon pretense of some further service which he required of her, whereunto the said Roger utterly refused to consent, it is ordered by the Court, that the said Kenelme Winslow shall deliver the maid her clothes without any further delay" [PCR 2:98].

On the same day "Kenelme Winslow, for opprobrious words against the church of Marshfeild, saying they were all liars, &c., was ordered by the Court to find sureties for his good behavior, which he refusing to do, was committed to prison, where he remained until the General Court following" [PCR 2:98].

Despite this bad year, Kenelm Winslow continued to hold important town and colony offices for another decade.  His last year as deputy was 1653, and he virtually disappears from public view at that time, although he lived for another two decades.  This was about the time that his two elder and more prominent brothers, Edward and John, left Plymouth Colony; perhaps Kenelm owed his limited success to the presence of these brothers, and once they were gone his own abilities were not sufficient to maintain himself at this level.

Eleanor NEWTON 1-745 was born 2 in 1598 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3, 4 on 5 Dec 1681 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried on 7 Dec 1681 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Eleanor married 5, 6, 7 (MRIN:551) Kenelm WINSLOW-744 in Jun 1634 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
ADAMS, John

In the 1623 Plymouth land division, Ellen Newton was granted one acre as a passenger on the Anne in 1623 [PCR 12:6].

COMMENTS:  Before 1627 she had married JOHN ADAMS of Plymouth, and after his death in 1633 she married KENELM WINSLOW.

They had the following children.

  M i Kenelm WINSLOW-547 was born in 1636. He died on 11 Nov 1715.
  F ii Ellen WINSLOW-746 was born in 1638. She died on 27 Aug 1676.
  M iii Nathanial WINSLOW-747 was born in 1639. He died on 1 Dec 1719.
  M iv Job WINSLOW-748 was born in 1641. He died on 14 Jul 1719.

Peter WORDEN [Parents]-749 was born 1 in 1609 in England, United Kingdom. He died on 11 Jan 1680 in Massachusetts, United States. Peter married 2 (MRIN:552) Mary WINSLOW-750 in BY 1639 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

Mentioned in fathers will as his only son.
Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories pages 75-76

Mary WINSLOW-750 was born in 1609 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1687 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 1 (MRIN:552) Peter WORDEN-749 in BY 1639 in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.

[VOl. 1, p.12] Will of MARY WORDEN, widow, of Yarmouth: "that there may be no differanc amongst my Children... my sd Children also having manifested their wiliingnes and Consent un to me to dispose or bequeth what should be leift of my worldly goods or estate at my decease as I Should see cause as pr Articles of agreement in writing Indented bearing date the Second of may Anno Dom 1681 doeth and may appeare I... declare this... my last will." All wearing apparell to be equally divided between her three daughters Mary Burge, Mercy Winslow and Martha Seaverns; the rest

*Information regarding the plans of this committee may be found in the "Pilgrim Notes and Queries," in this number.

of the estate, alter debts are paid, to son-in-law John Burge; "excepting my Indian squaw servant which I will and bequeath to my Son Samuel Worden" Executor, John Burge. Will dated, 6 March, 1686, signed by her mark; proved 31 May, 1687, Witnesses, Samuel Sears, Silas Sears and Gov. Thomas Hinckley. Recorded 8 June, 1687, by Joseph Lothrop, Deputy Register.

[p.13] Inventory of widow MARY WORDEN, of Yarmouth, who died 25 March, 1697; taken by Paul Sears, who signed by a mark, and John Hall. Sworn to by John Burge, 31 May, 1687. Recorded 8 June, 1687.

Abstracts of the Barnstabte County Mass., Probate Records pg. 201-202

They had the following children.

  F i Martha WORDEN-752 was born about 1639. She died in 1725.
  F ii Mary WORDEN-753 was born on 10 Feb 1639. She died on 25 Mar 1697.
  F iii Mercy WORDEN-548 was born in 1640/1641. She died on 22 Sep 1688.
  M iv Dr Samuel WORDEN-756 was born in 1645/1646. He died on 26 Aug 1716.

Kenelm WINSLOW [Parents]-549 was christened 1 on 9 Aug 1668 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 20 Mar 1728/1729 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Kenelm married 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:553) Bethia HALL-1999 on 3 Jan 1689 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Bethia HALL-1999. Bethia married 1, 2, 3 (MRIN:553) Kenelm WINSLOW-549 on 3 Jan 1689 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.


Josiah WINSLOW [Parents]-550 was born 1 on 7 Nov 1669 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 31 Jul 1670 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 3 Apr 1761 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Josiah married 4 (MRIN:554) Margaret TISDALE-2000 on 13 Jun 1695 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Margaret TISDALE-2000. Margaret married 1 (MRIN:554) Josiah WINSLOW-550 on 13 Jun 1695 in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.


Melatiah WHITE-2001. Melatiah married 1, 2 (MRIN:555) Mercy WINSLOW-552 about 1694 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Mercy WINSLOW [Parents]-552 was born 1 about 1676 in of Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died about 1720. Mercy married 2, 3 (MRIN:555) Melatiah WHITE-2001 about 1694 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
JENKINS, Thomas

THE WILLS OF THOMAS JENKINS AND HIS SON JOSIAH

BY THE EDITOR

THOMAS JENKINS of Barnstable, Mass., married, first, 24 August, 1687, Experience Hamlin, by whom he had eight children. * He married, second, between 18 December, 1712, and 22 December, 1715, Mercy (Winslow) White, widow of Malatiah4 White (Samuel3, Resolved2, William 1), of Rochester, Mass. No children by the second marriage are mentioned in the will, made 9 March, 1737, and probated 25 February, 1745.

Ebenezer Jenkins, the oldest son, married, for his first wife, his step-sister, Judith5 White (Malatiah4, Samuel3 Resolved2, William 1).

Mercy Jenkins, the third daughter, married John5 white (John4, Samuel3, Resolved2, William1) and Hope Jenkins, the fourth daughter, married Thomas5 White, brother of John5 White.

* Mayflower Descendant, 6:236.

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Thomas JENKINS-2122 was born 1 on 15 Jul 1666 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in Jan 1745/1746 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 3, 4 (MRIN:556) Mercy WINSLOW-552 on 18 Dec 1712 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
HAMBLEN, Experience

THE WILLS OF THOMAS JENKINS AND HIS SON JOSIAH

BY THE EDITOR

THOMAS JENKINS of Barnstable, Mass., married, first, 24 August, 1687, Experience Hamlin, by whom he had eight children. * He married, second, between 18 December, 1712, and 22 December, 1715, Mercy (Winslow) White, widow of Malatiah4 White (Samuel3, Resolved2, William 1), of Rochester, Mass. No children by the second marriage are mentioned in the will, made 9 March, 1737, and probated 25 February, 1745.

Ebenezer Jenkins, the oldest son, married, for his first wife, his step-sister, Judith5 White (Malatiah4,
Samuel3 Resolved2, William 1).

Mercy Jenkins, the third daughter, married John5 white (John4, Samuel3, Resolved2, William1) and Hope Jenkins, the fourth daughter, married Thomas5 White, brother of John5 White.

* Mayflower Descendant, 6:236.
The Wills of Thomas Jenkins and His Son Josiah 157

Josiah Jenkins, of Barnstable, the third son, married Mercy Ellis, in 1738, but apparently had no
children, as his will gives all his estate to his widow, to his brothers and sisters, and to three cousins, as nephews were then called.

We here print exhaustive abstracts of the wills and of all other records, in the Bamstable County, Mass., Registry of Probate, relating to the estates of Thomas and Josiah Jenkins. There are no original papers in the files.

[THE WILL OF THOMAS JENKINS]

[8: 114] On 9 March, 1737, Thomas Jenkins of Barustable made his will. Bequests were as follows:

To "Wife Mercy her thirds as the Law directs and I Give her over and above the best bed in my house and furniture to it and fourty pound in money"

To "my Son Ebenezer the Eastermost end of my house Which he now Improves and Liberty of egress & Regress to and from it so long as it Shall Stand where it doth and Conveniency for Laying of Wood and Improvement of the well and if he Sees Cause to Remove it his Brother Josiah Shall help him build a new Chimney to it. I also give him four Acres of Land in the old field at the Lower End so as to have Conveniency of water att the Spring and half my fresh meadow and Liberty of a way to it and the Land that he now Improves above."

To "my Son Samuell my Land at Skonkenet which he now Improves bounded from Dexters Lot as the River runs Norwest till it Comes to Nathaniel Crockers Lot."

To "my Son Josiah the rest of my homestead With my houses and Barn (reserving Liberty for Ebenezer to put Six Creatures in the Barn so long as his house stands where it doth and hay for them & also to Lay his Corn) and I Give him viz Josiah half my fresh meadow & Liberty of a way to it."

"my son Josiah Shall have One half of my Wood lott & the Other half to be divided Equally between Ebenezer & Samuell."

"my Will is that my Other Land at Skonkenet viz the Last Division be Equally divided between Ebenezer and Josiah."

To "my Grandson Thomas son of Ebenezer my Other half Lott at Skonkenet if he Lives to Come of age and if not I Give it to my Son Samuel"

"My Will is that my Salt meadow be Equally divided between my three Sons Ebenezer Samuell & Josiah & also my Right at Sandy Neck."

158 The Wills of Thomas Jenkins and His Son Josiah

To "my son Josiah the bed he lyes upon and bedding belonging to it.... also all my husbandry tools & Utensells Excepting a Ring Yoak and a Chain Which I Give to Ebenezer."

"I Give my farming tools to Ebenezer and Josiah Equally."

To "my Daughter Thankful" £10.

To "my Daughter Mercy" £10.

To "my Daughter Hope" £10.

To "my Daughters Experience & Sarah Each of them" £20.

To "my Son Josiah all my Quick stock and all the Rest of my personal Estate he paying my Debts and
the Legacies above mentioned only Reserving to my Wife the Improvement of my Negro woman so Long as
she Dwels where she now doth"

"my Loving Wife Mercy & two sons Ebenezer & Samuell To be Joynt Executors"

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Jonathan Russell, Joseph Jenkins, Jr., and Lewis Hamblin.

[8: 115] The wlll was probated 25 February, 1745, all three witnesses being present, and administration was granted to "Samuell Jenkins one of the Executors".

On the same date David Crocker, Esq., Benjamin Mastin and Joseph Blish, Jr., all of Bamstable, were appointed appraisers, and were sworn. They took the inventory, 27 February, 1745. "His Negro Woman with her beding" were valued at £100; "his buildings" £404; "his Lands" £2212; "part of a stable near Ye Meeting house" was not valued. The inventory was sworn to by the executor, 14 June, 1746.

[8:401] On 6 March, 1749, Samuel Jenkins, executor, presented an account, which was approved by the court. Among the items are: "Received of Josiah Jenkins ye Residuary Leagatee To pay the Debts and Leagacies with" £166, 12s., 6d.; "Due to the heirs of Experience a Legatee" £6, 13s., 4d. No other persons are named.

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Mercy WINSLOW [Parents]-552 was born 1 about 1676 in of Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died about 1720. Mercy married 2, 3 (MRIN:556) Thomas JENKINS-2122 on 18 Dec 1712 in Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WHITE, Melatiah

THE WILLS OF THOMAS JENKINS AND HIS SON JOSIAH

BY THE EDITOR

THOMAS JENKINS of Barnstable, Mass., married, first, 24 August, 1687, Experience Hamlin, by whom he had eight children. * He married, second, between 18 December, 1712, and 22 December, 1715, Mercy (Winslow) White, widow of Malatiah4 White (Samuel3, Resolved2, William 1), of Rochester, Mass. No children by the second marriage are mentioned in the will, made 9 March, 1737, and probated 25 February, 1745.

Ebenezer Jenkins, the oldest son, married, for his first wife, his step-sister, Judith5 White (Malatiah4, Samuel3 Resolved2, William 1).

Mercy Jenkins, the third daughter, married John5 white (John4, Samuel3, Resolved2, William1) and Hope Jenkins, the fourth daughter, married Thomas5 White, brother of John5 White.

* Mayflower Descendant, 6:236.

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Nathaniel WINSLOW [Parents]-553 was born 1 in 1678 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Nathaniel married 2 (MRIN:557) Elizabeth HOLBROOK-2002 on 9 Jul 1701 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Marriage to Elizabeth from Scituate, Mass., Vital Records p.16

Elizabeth HOLBROOK-2002 was born 1 about 1634 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 2 (MRIN:557) Nathaniel WINSLOW-553 on 9 Jul 1701 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
HATCH, Walter

Elizabeth's father was Thomas Holbrook:

THOMAS HOLBROOK
ORIGIN: Broadway, Somersetshire.
MIGRATION: 1635 on the Marygould (on 20 March 163[4/]5, "Thomas Holbrooke of Broudway," aged 34, "Jane Holbrooke his wife," aged 34, "John Holbrooke his son," aged 11, "Thomas Holbrooke his son," aged 10, "Anne Holbrooke his daughter," aged 5, and "Elizabeth his daughter," aged 1, were enrolled at Weymouth, Dorsetshire, as a passenger for New England on the Marygould [Hotten 286; GMN 7:9]).
FIRST RESIDENCE: Weymouth.

FREEMAN: [blank] May 1645 (third in a sequence of three Weymouth men) [MBCR 2:294].
OFFICES: On 25 February 1648/9, "Thom[as] Holbrooke" was one of three Weymouth men appointed to a committee "for laying out of the highway for the country, from Waymoth to Dorchester" [MBCR 2:271]; on 8 May 1648, the committee reported on its work [MBCR 3:158]. Weymouth selectman, 1642, 1645, 1646, 1651, 1652, 1654 [Weymouth Hist 3:268]. As selectman, witnessed the sale of lands by the Indians to the town, 26 April 1642 [SLR 13:350].
ESTATE: The Weymouth land inventory of about 1643 has no surviving section for Thomas Holbrook, but he does appear as a previous owner or an abutter in land descriptions of other residents [Weymouth Hist 1:187, 189, 190, 192].

On 2 February 1651/2, "Thomas Holbrook" was to have a Great Lot at Weymouth [Weymouth Hist 1:199]. On 14 December 1663, "Thomas Holbrook" was granted ten acres "in the first division beginning on Brauntry line" [Weymouth Hist 1:200].

On 10 January 1644[/5], "Tho[ma]s Holbrooke" and "John Holbrooke" were included in a list of eighteen Rehoboth proprietors "who have forfeited their lots for not fencing, or not removing their families according to a former order" [Early Rehoboth 2:134, citing "Rehoboth Town Meetings 1:37"].

In his will, dated 31 February 1668[/9] and proved 24 April 1677, "Thomas Holbrook of Weymouth" bequeathed to "Jane, my beloved wife, during her life, my whole estate ... at her dispose for her necessary and comfortable maintenance"; to "my endeared children all my estate, of whatever quality and quantity soever the same shall be, that shall remain at my wife Jane's decease, there being six of them, three sons and three daughters, to be equally divided between them, always provided that my eldest son, John Holbrooke, shall have a double portion, and the rest of my estate to be divided equally, viz: unto my son, Tho[mas] Holbrook, my son W[illia]m Holbrook, unto my daughter Anne Rennolds, unto my daughter Elizabeth Hatch, and unto my daughter Jane Drake, to be equally divided amongst them as near as may be"; to "my grandchild John Holbrooke the eldest, my sword"; to "my grandchild Peter Holbrooke my gun and my gray mare colt"; to "my grandchild W[illia]m Holbrook my musket"; to "all my grandchildren that shall be living at my wife Jane's decease, two shillings apiece"; "I do hereby make and ordain my loving wife, the abovesaid Jane Holbrooke, executrix during her life, and at her decease, I do appoint, make and ordain executor ... my loving son John Holbrooke" [SPR 6:200-1]. A codicil was added: "Whereas Peter Holbrooke my grandchild hath been as a servant, and hath been helpful to me Tho[mas] Holbrooke and my wife Jane in our old age, for the space of about eight years before the date of these presents, and still remains with us as a dutiful child, I, Tho[mas] Holbrooke, Senior, this 31st of December, 1673, do will and bequeath unto my beloved grandchild Peter Holbrooke, his heirs and assignees, my dwelling house and about three acres of orchard and arable land, situate and being in Weymouth" [SPR 6:201].

The inventory of the estate of "Thomas Holbrooke late of Weymoth deceased," taken 10 March 167[6/]7, totalled 129lb. 1s., of which 40lb. was real estate: "house, orchard and land adjoining to it," 40lb. [SPR 12:153-54].

BIRTH: About 1589 (deposed 2 November 1666 aged seventy-seven [Joseph Neal Anc 128-29, citing SJC Case #815]).
DEATH: Between 31 December 1673 (date of codicil) and 10 March 1676/7 (date of inventory).
MARRIAGE: St Johns, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, 12 September 1616 Jane Powys [Joseph Neal Anc 128]. She died between 31 December 1673 (when she was named in the codicil to her husband's will) and 24 April 1677 (when John Holbrook was named executor of his father's estate [SPR 6:201]).
CHILDREN:
i  JOHN HOLBROOK, bp. St Johns, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, 6 April 1618 [Joseph Neal Anc 130]; m. (1) by 1643 Sarah _____ ("Sarah, wife John Holbrook," died at Weymouth on 14 January 1643[/4]); m. (2) by about 1645 Elizabeth Stream; m. (3) by an unknown date Mary (Jacob) Otis (in his will of 12 July 1699, "John Holbrooke of Weymouth" included a bequest to "my beloved wife Mary Holbrooke" [SPR 14:111]).
ii  WILLIAM HOLBROOK, bp. St Johns, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, 12 June 1620 [Joseph Neal Anc 131]; m. (1) by 1655 Elizabeth Pitts (on 1 August 1655, "administration to the estate of Mrs. Elizabeth Pitts deceased is granted to W[illia]m Holbrooke & Elizabeth his wife," who presented an account of what "my mother Mrs. Pitts oweth to me & to others in her sickness & health" [SPR 3:26]); m. (2) about 1696 Abigail (Wright) (Sharp) Clapp, daughter of RICHARD WRIGHT  and widow of ROBERT SHARPE  and THOMAS CLAPP  [TAG 67:38; GMB 3:2072-74].
iii  THOMAS HOLBROOK, b. about 1624 (aged 10 on 20 March 1634/5 [Hotten 286]); m. by about 1651 Joan Kingman (eldest known child b. about 1651 [Joseph Neal Anc 133]; "Henry Kingman" and his daughter "Joane," aged 11, were passengers on the Marygould with the Holbrook family [Hotten 284]; in his will of 24 May 1677, "Henry Kingman of Weighmouth" included a bequest to "my daughter Holbrooke" [SPR 1:530]; in his will of 25 July 1695, "Thomas Holbrooke of Brantry" included a bequest to "my beloved wife Jone Holbrooke" [SPR 11:326]).
iv  ANNE HOLBROOK, b. about 1630 (aged 5 on 20 March 1634/5 [Hotten 286]); m. by an unknown date John Reynolds.
v  ELIZABETH HOLBROOK, b. about 1634 (aged 1 on 20 March 1634/5 [Hotten 285]); m. Scituate 6 May 1650 Walter Hatch [PCR 8:19], son of WILLIAM HATCH  [Joseph Neal Anc 116-18].
vi  JANE HOLBROOK, b. say 1637; m. by about 1657 Thomas Drake (eldest known child b. about 1657 [Weymouth Hist 3:204-5]).

ASSOCIATIONS: Rebecca Holbrook, sister of this immigrant, married CLEMENT WEAVER  [Joseph Neal Anc 128].

This immigrant had a brother John Holbrook, whose fate was unknown in 1625 [Joseph Neal Anc 128]. The absurd claim has been made that this John Holbrook was already in New England in 1626, and was the father of every stray Holbrook male who later appeared in New England [M&JCH 17:89]. There was no John Holbrook in Dorchester in 1635, and this entire proposed family did not exist.

At some point between 1620 and 1635 Thomas Holbrook and his family moved from Glastonbury to Broadway. This move may be connected to the migration of Rev. JOSEPH HULL  to Broadway by 1633.

COMMENTS: The usually accurate and reliable V.C. Sanborn mistakenly assigned this immigrant as a passenger on the Hopewell, but corrected himself within a year [NEHGR 58:305, 59:324]. Many later writers have unfortunately picked up the initial assertion but missed the correction.

There are clearly several errors in the passenger list entry for this family [Hotten 286]. The ages for the immigrant and his two eldest sons are at great variance with other, more reliable records, and son William does not appear. There are too many errors for us to suggest a reconstruction of what mistakes the clerk might have made.

The identities of the second and third wives of son John require some comment. In her will of 22 September 1672, "Elizabeth Otiss of Weymouth ..., widow," made bequests to "son John Streame," to "son-in-law Lt. John Holbrooke," and to "daughter Elizabeth Holbrooke" [SPR 6:133]. This testatrix had been, before her marriage to John Otis, a widow Streame. In his will of 12 July 1699, John Holbrook included bequests to "my beloved wife Mary" and to "her daughter Loring" [SPR 14:111]. Mary Jacob, daughter of RICHARD JACOB  [GMB 2:1069-71], married John Otis, son of the man of the same name noted immediately above. They had a daughter Elizabeth Otis, who married first Thomas Allyn and second, on 20 July 1699, David Loring [Savage 3:323]. Although this latter marriage took place eight days after the making of John Holbrook's will, he would certainly have known of the impending marriage, and so this is very likely the "daughter Loring" named in his will. If all this is correct, then the second and third wives of John Holbrook were related through a string of marriages, although there was no biological connection.

Savage says of this immigrant that he was "of Dorchester 1652, last at Medfield 1668" [Savage 2:443]. Pope claims that he was "Of Dorchester, planter, bought land beyond Neponset, 31 (6)1649" [Pope 234]. On 31 August 1649, "Thomas Holbrooke of the same [Dorchester], husbandman," purchased thirty acres "lying beyond Neponsett River in Dorchester," and, on 10 April 1652, he sold this same parcel [SLR 1:197, 198]. On 8 May 1652, "Thomas Holbrooke" was one of three Dorchester men who bought a large tract of land "on the westerly side of Charles River about three miles from Naticke" [SLR 1:304]. Later deeds regarding this property connect this Thomas Holbrook consistently with Medfield and then Sherborn [SLR 2:308, 8:1, 10:14, 12:264], showing that this was a distinct man from the Thomas Holbrook who is the subject of this sketch and is always seen in Weymouth, and from his son of the same name, who resided in Braintree. This Thomas Holbrook of Dorchester may have been connected with Richard Holbrook of the same place. The existence of this Thomas Holbrook who ended up in Sherborn probably explains the peculiar statement by Savage that the Weymouth man had "three daughters by Experience, d. of first Hopestill Leland" [Savage 2:443]. In this latter error, Savage was doubly misled by the earlier writings of the Rev. Abner Morse, one of the least accomplished genealogists of any generation.

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: The best account of this immigrant and his family was prepared by Walter Goodwin Davis in 1945 [Joseph Neal Anc 125-33]. In 1992 The Mary & John Clearing House published many English records on the Holbrook family, but the section on the immigrant has many errors and should not be relied on [M&JCH 17:85-90].


Edward WINSLOW [Parents] 1-554 was born 2 on 30 Jan 1680/1681 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 29 Jun 1760 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married (MRIN:558) Sarah-2003 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah-2003. Sarah married (MRIN:558) Edward WINSLOW-554 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.


Jonathan HYDE [scrapbook] 1, 2-1018 was born 3 in 1626 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 5 Oct 1711 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jonathan married 5, 6, 7 (MRIN:559) Mary REDIAT-1265 on 8 Nov 1673 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FRENCH, Mary

Jonathan Hyde was born in England in 1626. He was in Cambridge Village (Newton) in 1647, being one of the first settlers. With his elder brother, Samuel, he purchased in 1652, a tract of 240 acres which the two brothers owned in common until 1661. He was a large land owner, and in some of the numerous transfers he is called Sergeant. He in, (I) Mary, dau. of William French of Billerica. She d. May 27, 1672, and he m. (2) Jan. 8, 1673-4, Mary Rediat, dau. of John Rediat of Marlboro. Six days (date Jan. 2, 16734) before his second marriage he entered into a marriage contract with Mary Rediat's father and brother. This document is still extant. By its terms he made ample provision for his second wife in ease she should outlive him. By his first wife, Mary French, he had fourteen children, and seven by his second wife, Mary Rediat, so that in all he was the father of twenty-one children. Little wonder is it that one historian remarks that the posterity of these two brothers (Jonathan and Samuel) is as the sand upon the sea shore. He died Oct. 5, 1711, ae. 85 years. His second wife died Sept. 5, 1708. His eldest son by his first wife was: Jonathan Hyde, b. in Cambridge, April 1,1651: m. May 6,1613, in Billerica, Dorothy Kidder. He d. Aug. 2, 1731, Their daughter Elizabeth Hyde b. May 23, 1680; m. Isaac Farwell.

Came to Cambridge Village in 1647, and purchased two hundred and forty acres of land in the village.
Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Mary REDIAT-1265. Mary married 1, 2, 3 (MRIN:559) Jonathan HYDE-1018 on 8 Nov 1673 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Hannah HYDE-1022 was born 1 on 14 Aug 1677 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1679.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson
  F ii
Sarah HYDE-555 was born 1 on 2 Feb 1679 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson
  F iii
Ruth HYDE-558 was born 1 on 21 Aug 1682 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson
  M iv
Isaac HYDE-559 was born 1 on 31 Oct 1685 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson
  M v
Jacob HYDE-2366 was born 1 on 9 Apr 1686 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F vi
Lydia HYDE-2425 was born 1 on 1 Mar 1689 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson
  F vii
Ann HYDE-1842 was born 1 on 28 Aug 1692 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson
  M viii
Isaac HYDE-9280 was born 1 on 17 Dec 1693 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Stephen WINCHESTER-556. Stephen married (MRIN:560) Beulah TROWBRIDGE-3013 in Oct 1750.

Source: History of Newton Massachusetts, by Francis Jackson

Beulah TROWBRIDGE [Parents]-3013 was born on 29 Aug 1726 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Beulah married (MRIN:560) Stephen WINCHESTER-556 in Oct 1750.

Source: History of Newton Massachusetts, by Francis Jackson

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