Katherine Holt1

#18806, (circa 1604 - before August 1656)
Father*Edmund Holt2,3 (s 1574 - )


Rev. Richard Mather b. c 1596
Children 1.Rev. Samuel Mather1 (1626 - )
 2.Timothy Mather1 (c 1628 - )
 3.Nathaniel Mather1 (1630 - )
 4.Joseph Mather1 (s 1632 - )
 5.Increase Mather1 (1639 - )
 6.Eleazer Mather1 (1647 - )
Katherine Holt was also known as Hoult.2 
Her married name was Mather.1 
Birth*circa 1604She was born circa 1604 at EnglandG.1 
Marriage*29 September 1624She married Rev. Richard Mather, son of Thomas Mather and Margarite Abrahms, on 29 September 1624 at Bury (now Greater Manchester), Lancashire, EnglandG.4,5,2,3 
1635She and Rev. Richard Mather migrated to Massachusetts BayG on board the James in 1635.6 
Death*before August 1656She died before August 1656 at Dorchester, Massachusetts Bay.1 


  1. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), V:84-90 (entry for Richard Mather).
  2. [S1700] Samuel G. Drake, "Memoir of the Rev. Cotton Mather, D.D.", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 6:9-22 (Jan. 1852).
  3. [S1696] Rev. Cotton Mather, Magnalia Christi Americana, Two Volumes (Hartford: Silas Andrus & Son, 1853), p. 447. "[Richard Mather] being so settled in Toxteth, he married the daughter of Edmund Holt, Esq. of Bury, in Lancashire, September 29, 1624, which vertuous [sic] gentlewoman God made a rich blessing to him for thirty years together, and a mother of six sons..."
  4. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, V:84-90 (entry for Richard Mather); citing Rev. W.J. Löwenberg and Henry Brierley, eds., The Registers of the
    Parish Church of Bury in the County of Lancaster, Christenings, Burials, and Weddings 1617-1646
    , Lancashire Parish Register Society, Volume 10 (Rochdale, Lancashire, 1901), 356.
  5. [S1699] William Joseph Lowenberg and Henry Brierley, editor, The Registers of the Parish Church of Bury in the County of Lancasrter: Christenings, Burials and Weddings 1617–1646 (Rochdale: Printed for the Lancashire Parish Register Society, 1901), p. 356. Richard Mather of Walton pishe [parish], Katrin Houlte of this parishe, marr. 29 Sep 1624. Hereinafter cited as Registers of Bury Church 1617–1646.
  6. [S1702] Alexander Young, Chronicles of the First Planters of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay From 1623 to 1636 (Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1846), pp. 447–481, "Richard Mather's Journal." Describing the journey to the New World: dep. Warrington 16 Apr 1635, arr. Bristol 23 Apr 1635, boarded the James, Capt. Taylor, master, 23 May 1635, dep. and came to King Road (five miles from Bristol; set sail 4 Jun 1635, altogether "five ships, three bound for Newfoundland, viz. the Diligence, a ship of 150 tons, the Mary, a small ship of 80 tons, and the Besse [or Elizabeth]; and two bound for New-England, viz. the Angel Gabriel, of 240 tons, [and] the James, of 220 tons." Sailing along the English coast waiting for favorable winds, the fleet finally set out from Milford Haven, 22 Jun 1635. The James made landing at Boston 17 Aug 1635. The Angel Gabriel was wrecked off the coast of Pemmaquid, Maine, about 15 Aug 1635.
    There were at least two ships with the name James. Another James sailed from England in July 1635, John May, Master, arriving in Massachusetts Bay in September of that year. See the Farnam family as well as Edmund Bridges in this genealogy. Hereinafter cited as First Planters of Massachusetts.