Thomas Holbrook1

#9746, (circa 1589 - between 31 December 1673 and 10 March 1677)
Relationship8th great-grandfather of William David Lewis
Father*____ Holbrook1
Mother*____ _____1

Family

Jane Powys b. c 1601
Children 1.Capt. John Holbrook2 (c 1618 - )
 2.William Holbrook1 (c 1620 - )
 3.Thomas Holbrook Jr.1 (c 1624 - a 1695)
 4.Anne Holbrook1 (c 1630 - )
 5.Elizabeth Holbrook1 (c 1634 - )
 6. Jane Holbrook+1 (c 1636 - 1679)
Imm. on the same ship as Robert and Elizabeth Lovell, q.v. 
Birth*circa 1589He was born circa 1589.1 
Marriage*12 September 1616He married Jane Powys on 12 September 1616 at Church of St. John the Baptist, Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandG.2,3 
1635He and Jane Powys migrated to Weymouth, Massachusetts, from Weymouth, England on the Marygould in 1635.4,1,5 
May 1645He was admitted as a Freeman in May 1645 at Massachusetts.1 
25 February 1648/49He was appointed to a committee for laying out a highway to Dorchester on 25 February 1648/49 at Massachusetts.6 
31 December 1668He left a will on 31 December 1668 at Massachusetts.7 
Death*between 31 December 1673 and 10 March 1677He died between 31 December 1673 and 10 March 1677 at MassachusettsG.1 
Probate*10 March 1676/77His estate was inventoried on 10 March 1676/77.8 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis

Citations

  1. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), III:350-5.
  2. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, III:350-5, citing Ancestry of Joseph Neal 128.
  3. [S810] John Camden Hotten, editor, The Original Lists of Persons of Quality (London and New York: John Camden Hotten; reprinted Empire State Book Co., 1874), pp. 283-6, unnamed ship from "Waymouth ye 20th of March 1635" footnoted "[Really 1635/6]". See GMN 7:1 & 2 for research identifying this ship as the Marygould (Mary Gould in other sources). This is the ship of "The Hull Company".
    "[66] THOMAS HOLBROOKE of Broudway aged 34: yeare
    67 JANE HOLBROOKE his wife aged 34 Yeare
    68 JOHN HOLBROOKE his sonne aged 1 1 yeare
    69 THOMAS HOLBROOKE his sonne aged 10 yeare
    70 ANNE HOLBROOKE his daughf aged 5 yea an unknown person
    71 ELIZABETH his daughtr aged 1 yeare."
  4. [S810] John Camden Hotten, Original Lists of Persons of Quality, p. 285, unnamed ship from "Waymouth ye 20th of March 1635" footnoted "[Really 1635/6]". See GMN 7:1 & 2 for research identifying this ship as the Marygould (Mary Gould in other sources). This is the ship of "The Hull Company". Passengers 66-71:
    Thomas Holbrooke of Broudway aged 34: yeare
    Jane Holbrooke his wife aged 34 Yeare
    John Holbrooke his sonne aged 1 1 yeare
    Thomas Holbrooke his sonne aged 10 yeare
    Anne Holbrooke his daughtr aged 5 yea(re)
    Elizabeth his daughtr aged 1 yeare."
  5. [S919] Great Migration Newsletter (Boston, MA: Great Migration Study Project), 7: 1 & 2, "Passenger Ships of 1635". "One of the most interesting arrivals of 1635 was the unnamed vessel frm Weymouth in Dorsetshire. The list is dated "the 20th of March 1635," which has been interpreted as 20 March 1635/6 by both Hotten and Coldham....Convincing evidence, however, shows that this vessel must have sailed in the spring of 1635." The writer goes on to identify the lead passenger as Joseph Hull, "a Minister" [Hall in Hotten], the leader of the Hull Company, who with other passengers on this manifest was admitted freeman of Masschusetts Bay Colony on 2 Sep 1635. The writer says that it is possible that the ship is one that arrived 5 May 1635 as claimed by Banks and others though also may not have arrived until early June.. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration Newsletter.
  6. [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), II:271, "Agreed, this 25th 12th mo, 1648, between Thom: Holbrooke, Henry Kingman, & Nathell Adams, a comittee of Waymoth, & Stephen Kingsly & Samu : Basse, a comittee of Braintree, for laying out of the high way for the country, from Waymoth to Dorchestr, that the said country high way shall lye the ps[ent] *wonted high way from Waymoth to Braintree meeting house, foure rods wide ; & whereas, at the said meeting house the way cannot be conveniently had at one end thereof, we appoint the said way to run so as to be two rods at one end of the said meeting house, & 2 rods at the other end, & so to fall at foure rods againe at a markt stump a little beyond the said meeting house, & so that breadth to a stump of a tree neer Henry Neales house, & thence to be carried the said breadth to the lot called Hudsons lot, rectifying the way wch now is, by takeing it of through severall necks, as we have markt the same out, & through the said Hudsons lot, the same breadth to the hill going downe towards the brooke, & thence till tenn poles beyond the brooke, six poles wide, & then to lye foure rod wyde imto Dorchester bounds, & all as we have already set out the same by severall marks for that purpose ; & this wee psent to the honored Corte, to be recorded for the country high
    way for ever. Consented to."
  7. [S920] Rev. Abner Morse, A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants and History of the Towns of Sherborn and Holliston (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1856), pp. 109-110.
    In the name of God Amen,
    The thirtie first of December in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand Six hundred and Eight Thomas Holbrooke of Weymouth in New England being Sick and weake in body but of a good and perfect memory Thanks be to the Lord, & minding the uncertaine Estate of this Transitory Life & desiring to Settle that Estate that God hath blessed me with all, Doe make this my Last will & Testament in manner and forme following. Committing my Soule to almighty God through Christ my Saviour & Redeemer & my body to decent buriall and for the settling of my Temporall Estate I do order Give and dispose the same in manner and forme following That is to say first I will that my debts and funerall Expenses be truly paid out of my Estate.
    Item. I Give and bequeath unto Jane my beloved wife during her Life my whole Estate of what quality and quantity soever the Same to be at her dispose for her necessary & comfortable maintenance and do request my Son John Holbrooke my Son William Holbrooke & my Son Thomas Holbrooke to be helpfull to my wife in assisting of her in what she may have occasion to dispose of for her Subsistance & comfortable maintenance during her life and give their mother the best advice as she is ancient and weake of body Suitable to her necessity without being burthen some to any.
    Item. I Give and bequeath unto my Endeared Children all my Estate of whatever quality and quantity soever the Same Shall be that Shall remaine at my wife Janes Decease there being Six of them Three Sons & Three daughters. To be Equally divided between them alwaies provided that my Eldest Son John Holbrooke Shall have a double portion and the rest of my Estate to be Equally divided namely unto my Son William Holbrooke unto my Son Thomas Holbrooke unto my daughter Annie Reynolds unto my daughter Elizabeth Hatch and unto my daughter Jane Drake. To be equally divided amongst them as neare as may be, and in Case any Sons or daughters should decease before my wife Jame, Then their respective Children and my Grand children.
    Item. I Give unto my Grandchilde John Holbrooke the Eldest my Sword.
    Item. I Give unto my Grandchilde Peter Holbrooke my Gun & my gray mares colt.
    Item. I Give unto my Grandchilde William Holbrooke my musket.
    Item. I Give and bequeath unto all my grandchildren that Shall be Living at my wife Janes Decease Two Shillings a piece.
    Item. I do Hereby make & ordaine my loving wife the above said Jane Holbrooke Executrix during her Life and at her decease I do appoint make and ordaine Executor of this my Last Will & Testament my loving Son John Holbrooke whome I do order and intreate to perform this my will and pay the Legacies out of my whole Estate of what Shall remaine at my wifes decease.
    In witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare before written as in the other side
    my Loving Son John Holbrooke was Enterlined in the 42d line before the Signing & Sealing hereof Published

    (The mark of Thomas T. H. Holbrooke)
    Signed & Sealed in the presence of Us
    (The mark of Rebecca R. B. Burrell)
    William Chard

    [codicil]
    Whereas Peter Holbrook my Grandchild hath been as a Servant & hath bene helpful to Thomas Holbrooke & my wife Jane in our old age for the space of about Eight yeares before the date of these presents and still remaines with us as a dutifull child I Thomas Holbrook Senior the Thirty first of December 1673 do will & bequeath unto my beloved Grandchilde Peter Holbrook his heires and assignes my dwelling house and three acres of Orchard & arable land scittuate & being in Weymouth, bounded with Edward Kingman's Land & the River Northerly & Easterly, & the Highway Southerly & the river westerly or the creeke descending from the River as the said Peter Holbrookes propper Estate of Inheritance to have & to hold after the decease of me. Thomas Holbrooke & Jane my wife & not before. And I Thomas Holbrooke do hereby declare not to alter in any particular from my aforesaid will Dated this day. Was five yeares Since but in this respect as afore written. Concerning my beloved son & grandchilde Peter Holbrooke which accordingly I do desire my Son John Holbrooke as Executor in all points to fulfill Dated the 31st of December as above written in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand Six hundred Seventy and three.

    Published Signed & Sealed in the presence of us
    Thomas While
    William Chard. Seal of Thomas Holbrook
    T.H.
    . Hereinafter cited as Sherborn and Holliston.
  8. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, III:350-5, citing Suffolk County, Massachusetts Probate Records 12:153-54 " of "Thomas Holbrooke late of Weymoth deceased," £129 1s., of which £40 was real estate.