Ens. John Holman

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John Holman

Birthplace: Swyre, Dorset, England
Death: Died in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Morgan Holman and Alice Holman
Husband of Anne Holman and Ann Butler
Father of Mary Mason; John Holman; Thomas Holman, Sr.; Abigail Holman; Anna Holman and 2 others

Occupation: Woolen draper, fur trader
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Immediate Family

About Ens. John Holman

John Holman, son of Morgan Holman and Alice Odberre, died Betw 10 Jun 1652 and 18 Mar 1652/53 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Married:  Anna Bishop, daughter of Thomas Bishop and Avis Abbott, died before 4 Aug 1673.

John Holman, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 2:973-76.

  • ORIGIN: Swyre, Dorsetshire.
  • OCCUPATION: Woolen draper (apprenticed at Dorchester, Dorsetshire, 25 March 1622 to William Jolliffe [NEHGR 73:190]). Fur trader (in 1632 William Pynchon, as Massachusetts Bay treasurer, received "of John Holman and Richard Collecot 15 March for their beaver trade, £1 12s. [MHSC 2:8:231]).
  • CHURCH MEMBERSHIP: "Mr. John Holman" admitted to second Dorchester church 4 February 1639/40 [DChR 5].
  • FREEMAN: Requested 19 October 1630 9As "John Howman") [MBCR 1:80].
  • BIRTH: Baptized Swyre, Dorsetshire, 27 January 1602/3, son of Morgan and Alice (Odberre) Holman [Aspinwall 104-05; NEHGR 67:260, 72:189].

The inventory of the estate of John Holman was taken 18 March 165/3 and totalled £739 16s., of which £200 was "in housing and land" and £60 "in one-half of a bark the Swallowe"


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Ens. John Holman's Timeline

January 27, 1602
Swyre, Dorset, England
February 23, 1638
Age 36
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
August 6, 1641
Age 39
Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 39
September 29, 1644
Age 42
December 6, 1646
Age 44
January 28, 1649
Age 47