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Thomas Holbrook

Male Abt 1589 - 1677  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Thomas Holbrook  [1
    Born Abt 1589  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1601  [4
    Alternate death Between 1673 and 1676  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Alternate death Between 31 Dec 1673 and 24 Apr 1677  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Between 31 Dec 1673 and 10 Mar 1677  Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I35461  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2021 

    Father William Holbrook,   b. Abt 1565, of Glastonbury, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 11 Dec 1625  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Family ID F20835  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Powys,   b. 1601,   d. Between 31 Dec 1673 and 24 Apr 1677  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 12 Sep 1616  St. John's, Glastonbury, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Jane Holbrook,   b. Abt 1637,   d. Abt 1680  (Age ~ 43 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2021 
    Family ID F20834  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated 1635 with his family on the Marygould, and settled at Weymouth.

      From Walter Goodwin Davis (citation details below):

      [He and his wife Jane Powys] lived in Glastonbury until some time after February, 1630/1, when they moved to Broadway, co. Somerset. Thomas Holbrook of Weymouth, Massachusetts, when he was an old man of seventy-seven, made a deposition stating that he came to New England with Mr. Hull's company which came ashore at Dorchester on June 7, 1635, and that after remaining at Dorchester for about a fortnight he went with his family to the place later called Weymouth, where Mr. Hull and the company had preceded him, and built a house there. This he swore to in court November 2, 1666. Mr. Hull was the Rev. Joseph Hull who had received his B.A. from Oxford in 1614 and had been vicar of Northleigh, co. Devon, from 1621 until 1632 when he retired to Crewkerne, co. Somerset, his family home, and became interested in emigration to New England. He gathered his company of over one hundred persons from the country-side about Crewkerne, and they sailed from the nearby port of Weymouth in the spring of 1635, the passenger list being dated March 20.

      The Holbrook family was listed as follows: Thomas Holbrooke of Broudway aged 34 yeare, Jane Holbrooke his wife aged 34 yeare, John Holbrooke his sonne aged 11 yeare, Thom-as Holbrooke his sonne aged 10 yeare, Anne Holbrooke his daughtr aged 5 yeare, Elizabeth his daughtr aged 1 yeare. As a matter of fact, John was about seventeen and another son, William, was eleven, so it is probable that both boys were with their parents and that the clerk combined the name of one with the age of the other. The year of their father's birth, according to the information in the list of passengers, would have been 1601, but, according to his own deposition of 1666, it was 1589.

      Thomas Holbrook was made a freeman of the Massachusetts Bay colony in May, 1645, and was a selectman of Weymouth in 1645, 1646, 1651, 1652 and 1654. He was one of the original grantees of the town of Rehoboth, to which he presumably con- templated moving, but forfeited his claims in January, 1645. On December 14, 1663, Weymouth granted him ten acres in the first division of land and thirty acres in the second division. He died shortly before March 10, 1676/7, when the inventory of his estate calls him lately deceased. His widow, Jane Holbrook, died April 24, 1677.

  • Sources 
    1. [S584] History of Weymouth, Massachusetts, volumes 3 and 4, by George Walter Chamberlain. Weymouth, Massachusetts: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    3. [S4982] The Ancestry of Joseph Neal, 1769-c. 1835, of Litchfield, Maine by Walter Goodwin Davis. Portland, Maine: The Southworth-Anthoensen Press, 1945.

    4. [S692] The Scott Genealogy by Mary Lovering Holman. Boston: 1919.