William Oldham (1568 - 1636) MP

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Nicknames: "William Ouldham"
Birthplace: All Saints Parish, Derby, Derbyshire, England
Death: Died in Derby, Derbyshire , England
Managed by: Felicia Kay Wetzig
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About William Oldham

From Oldham History and Genealogies

Oldhams were on this side of the water as early as 1621. Mary Oldham, as a young maiden came over from England on the Fortune in Nov. 1621.

John Oldham of Plymouth, New England, came to Plymouth in 1623, and was murdered in his Shallop, in Narragansett Bay, off the coast of Block Island in1636."

"It is believed that all persons in the colonies prior to the Revolution who bore the name, were of kin, save such as may have acquired the name by adoption.

The family is of an heroric race, old Saxon, as the name implies "Aldholm, literally "Oldhome." The Ald was translated "Old" which was correct, while "holm" for "home" was translated "ham", an old English law term, from which "hamlet" is derived, according to some philogogers.

The name came into England with the Saxons more than fourteen hundred years ago, and to this county in 1623, when Captain John Oldham came to the shores of Connecticut.

Mr. Patterson, Professor of Philosophy and President of the State Agricultural College at Lexington, KY, a philogist, gave the meaning of the name Oldham as Anglo Saxon, and means "Oldhome", the Anglo Saxon for home; being "hame", the "e" was dropped in the course of time.


William Oldham:

Born: 26 Jun 1568 in All Saint's Parish, Derby, England1

Died: 26 Jun 1636 in Derby, Derbyshire, England1

Family 1 Philippa SOWTER, b. 6 Jul 1568 in All Saint's Parish, Derby, England

Married: 17 Nov 1588 in All Saints, Derby, Derbyshire, England1

1. Thomas OLDHAM, b. ABT 1590 in Derby, Derbyshire, England

2. John OLDHAM, b. ABT 9 Apr 1598 in Lancashire/London, England

3. Lucretia OLDHAM, b. 14 Jan 1600/01 in All Saint's Parish,Derby, England

4. Elizabeth OLDHAM, b. 1594

5. Jacobus OLDHAM, b. 1597


1. Huel Jay Oldham notes, Pat Searight notes 10/96

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1. "Dir of Anc Heads of Families" Holmes

2, NEGHR Vol 111

3. "Hist & Genealogies" W H Miller 1907

4. "The English Anc and Homes of the Pilgrim Fathers" Charles EBanks 1962

5. Savage

6. "Watertown MA" Bond

7. Everton GEDSRCH

8. Jacqueline Bartholomew


Earl Crandall, eperry@capital.net

Oldham Family Info, joldham@indy.net

10. Alicia Jane Deats,ajd@aol


1. Sandy Willingham Mueller, sandrajmueller@worldnet.att.net

2. Kristy Whitmire, savannah@tnproweb.com

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William Oldham's Timeline

June 26, 1568
Derby, Derbyshire, England
November 17, 1588
Age 20
Derby, Derbyshire, , England
July 14, 1592
Age 24
Derby, Derbyshire, England
April 9, 1598
Age 29
of, Derbyshire, England
Age 30
January 14, 1600
Age 31
Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England
Age 36
Of Block Island, Newport, Rhode Island
Age 39
Derby, Derby, Eng
June 26, 1636
Age 68
Derby, Derbyshire , England
June 26, 1636
Age 68
Derby, Derbyshire , England, United Kingdom