Nicholas Holt1

#5715, (circa 1608 - 30 January 1685/86)
Relationship7th great-grandfather of William David Lewis

Family 1

Elizabeth _____ d. 1656
Children 1.Elizabeth Holt+24 (1636 - 1710)
 2. Mary Holt+1 (1638 - 1700)
 3.Samuel Holt+24 (1641 - 1703)
 4.Henry Holt+24 (c 1643 - 1718/19)
 5.Nicholas Holt Jr24 (s 1645 - )
 6.Hannah Holt24 (s 1648 - )
 7.James Holt+24 (s 1650 - )
 8.Priscilla Holt24 (1653 - 1653)
 9.Sarah Holt24 (s 1655 - )

Family 2

Hannah Bradstreet d. 1665
Children 1.Rebecca Holt24 (1662 - )
 2.John Holt24 (1663/64 - b 1687)

Family 3

Martha _____ d. 1702/3
Birth*circa 1608He was born circa 1608 at Romsey, Hampshire, EnglandG.2,3,4 
Marriage*circa 1635He married Elizabeth _____ circa 1635 at England or MassachusettsG.1 
April 1635He migrated to Massachusetts Bay ColonyG from Southampton, England aboard the James (first voyage), poss. with wife Elizabeth in April 1635.5,6 
1635He was a tanner in 1635.7 
1635He lived in 1635 at Newbury, Essex Co., MassachesettsG; 4 acre home lot.7,8,9 
17 May 1637He was admitted as a Freeman on 17 May 1637.10 
circa 1652He and Elizabeth _____ lived circa 1652 at Andover, Essex Co., MassachesettsG; "one of the six original settlers."7,11,12,13 
30 March 1652He was on a Jury of Trials [petit jury] on 30 March 1652 at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachesettsG.14 
30 March 1652He was in Court on 30 March 1652 at Court at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.15 
28 July 1652He was a member of a grand jury on 28 July 1652 at Essex Co., MassachesettsG.16 
Marriage*20 June 1658He married Hannah Bradstreet, daughter of Humphrey Bradstreet and Bridget _____, on 20 June 1658 at Ipswich, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.17,18 
Marriage*21 May 1666He married Martha _____ on 21 May 1666 at Andover, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.18,19 
June 1666Nicholas Holt was named guardian of Hannah Rolfe in June 1666 at Salem Quarterly Court, Essex Co., MassachusettsG.20 
1671He and Thomas Johnson were in 1671 at Essex Co., MassachesettsG.21 
Death*30 January 1685/86He died on 30 January 1685/86 at Andover, Essex, Massachusetts Bay ColonyG.18,22 
"Nicholas Holt...came to Boston on the James from Romsey, Hants [i.e., Hampshire] County, England, June 3, 1635. He proceeded to Newbury, where he was one of the first settlers and received his share of the allotments of land given to each settler. At Newbury he kept the first ferry near Holt 's Rocks.
"In 1644 Nicholas Holt was one of the ten original settlers who removed to Andover with their families. In the list of householders his name is sixth. There are interesting accounts of the events in his life in the local histories of Concord. He was a very useful citizen, was appointed to lay out highways, report on bridges, was a proprietor, husbandman, and town officer. He died January 30, 1685."23 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S599] Rev. William W. Johnson, compiler, Johnson Genealogy: Records of the Descendants of John Johnson of Ipswich and Andover, Mass. 1695 - 1892 (North Greenfield, Wisconsin: self-published, 1892), p. 15.
  2. [S602] George Francis Dow, compiler, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County Massachusetts (Salem, Mass.: The Essex Institute, 1911–1919), IV:370 "Nicholas Holt, aged about sixty-three years, deposed that sometime in October or November last, hearing of a rumor in the town that his son-in-law Thomas Johnson had sold strong liquors to the Indians...Sworn, 11 : 2 : 1671 [11 April 1671]" Thomas was found guilty and fined.
  3. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), deposed 11 April 1671 "aged about sixty-three years" [Vol. III:399, citing EQC 4:370].
  4. [S170] Charles Henry Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts (Boston: Charles H. Pope, 1900), p. 238; d. 30 Jan 1685; for Romsey.
  5. [S603] Samuel G. Drake, compiler, Result of some Researches among the British Archives for Information Relative to The Founders of New England (Boston: New Eng. Hist. and Gen. Register, 1860), p. 55 "South[hampt]'on.—A List of names of suche Passengrs as shipt themsclues at the towne of Hampton, in the James of London of iij c tonnes William Coopr Mr [Master] vrs New-England, in and aboute the vt of Aprill, 1635..."
    p. 56 "John Knight and Richard Knight of Romsey, taylers; Thomas Smithe of the same, weaver; Nicholas Holte, thereof, tanner". Hereinafter cited as The Founders of New England.
  6. [S298] The Winthrop Society, online WinthropSociety.com, Master William Cooper; "This table details the roll of passengers of the James, which sailed from London, 6 April, 1635, Julian calendar, bound for New England. The date of record, in this case, was about two months after the James sailed. The ship arrived safe at Massachusetts Bay, although some of the persons listed below may not have arrived....This information was transcribed in the 19th century by Michael Tepper from records found in London, at Her Majesty's State Papers Office.
               Date of record      Note       ROLL #
    John      Knight      tailor      .      12 Jun 1635      of Romsey, Hampshire      40
    Richard      Knight      tailor      .      12 Jun 1635      of Romsey, Hampshire      41
    Thomas      Smithe      weaver      .      12 Jun 1635      of Romsey, Hampshire      42
    Nicholas      Holte      tanner      .      12 Jun 1635      of Romsey, Hampshire      43."
  7. [S170] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 238.
  8. [S305] William Richard Cutter, compiler, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, Volume III, 3rd Series (New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1915), III:1485, entry for HOLT: " one of the first settlers of Xewbury, Massachusetts, where his four-acre home lot was between the homestalls of Edward Rawson and Archelaus Woodman."
  9. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, III:398, 7th name in the 1642 list of proprietors.
  10. [S601] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, editor, Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England (Boston: Press of William White, 1853, 1854), I:373, "Psons made free the 17th of the 3d mo, @ 1637 [17 May]...Nicolas Holt."
  11. [S305] William Richard Cutter, New England Families III, 3rd Series, III:1485, entry for HOLT.
  12. [S601] Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay, Volume I, III:73-74. General Court records, 6 May 1646. "Cutshamache Sagamor of ye Massachusetts came into ye Corte & acknowledged yt for the sum of £6 & a Coat which he had already received he had sold to Mr. John Woodbridge in behalfe of ye inhabitants of Cochichawicke now called Andover all his right, interest & privilege in ye land 6 miles southward from ye towne, two miles eastward to Rowley bounds be ye same more or lesse, and northward to Merrimack river..."
  13. [S2056] John J. Currier, History of Newbury, Mass. 1635–1902 (Boston: Damrell & Upham, 1902), p. 75. "Among the Newbury men who accompanied the Rev. Mr. Woodbridge to Cochichawicke, and settled there, were John Osgood, Joseph Parker, John Stevens, Nicholas Holt, Benjamin Woodbridge, John Frye, Nathan Parker, John Aslett, William Ballard, and John Russ, sr."
  14. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, I:247: "Court held at Ipswich, Mar. 30, 1652. Jury of trials : Mr. Willm. Bartholmew, Lt. Samuell Apleton, Thomas Harte, Isacke Commins, Daniell Hovye, John Leighton. Thomas Millard, William Steevens, William Stickny, Tho. Leaver, Abell Langly and Will. Law. In Mr. Wade's case: Ipswich men left out, these taken in : Nicolas Holt, Nathan Parker, John Stevens, Tho. Abott, John Chenye and John Knight.
  15. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, I:248: "Nicolas Holt and Edward Falkenour, in behalf of the town of Andover v. Joseph Armentage. For not building and finishing a mill."
  16. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, I:260.
  17. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, II:121, Andover marriages; Nicholas Holt and widow Hanna Rofe, 20 Jun 1658, by Mr. Bradstreet, at Andover.
  18. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, III:399.
  19. [S870] Rosaline Preston and Carol Huber, The Preston / Lindsey Trail (Wash. and Calif.: privately published, 1995), p. 2: "Widow Preston married Nicholas Holt 21 May 1666 It is said that this marriage was arranged by Nicholas sons they promisong that if she should survive their father, they would care for her the rest of her life This they did for Nicholas died 30 Jan 1685 at age 83 and Martha lived until 21 Mar 1703 to about 80 years of age After marrying Holt they moved to Andover and probably took all of her seven children with her except the oldest oldest child Thomas who married in Salem 15 April 1669 Rebecca Nurse the daughter of Francis and Rebecca Towne Nurse."
  20. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, III:337: "Hana Roff chose Nicholas Holt, her father-in-law [stepfather], as her guardian, said Holt being bound to pay her her portion when she comes of age."
  21. [S602] George Francis Dow, Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, IV:370, "*Nicholas Holt, aged about sixty-three years, deposed that sometime in October or November last, hearing of a rumor in the town that his son-in-law Thomas Johnson had sold strong liquors to the Indians and had taken an oath to clear himself, he went to his house to speak with him about it, but he not being at home, deponent discoursed with his wife about it. He told her that he heard her husband carried bottles of liquor to the Indians. She replied that there was a great deal more made of it than there was cause, and that she knew of only two or three quarts that he sold them. Sworn, 11 : 2 : 1671, before Simon Bradstreete.
  22. [S170] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, p. 238; d. 30 Jan 1685.
  23. [S600] Annie Gibin Jackson, compiler, Genealogical Record of John Lovejoy (1622--1917) of Andover, Massachusetts (Denver, CO: self-published, 1917), pp. 12-13.
  24. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, III:400.