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  • ID: I1801
  • Name: Thomas Holcombe 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 07 APR 1605 in Hole, Devonshire, England 1 4
  • LDS Baptism: 13 JAN 1903 LOGAN 1
  • Burial: Holcombe Homestead Cemetery, Poquenock, Hartford, Connecticut 1 4
  • Endowment: 14 JAN 1904 1
  • Immigration: ABT 1629 From England 1
  • Sealing Child: 26 APR 1949 ARIZO 1
  • Reference Number: H314
  • Ancestral File #: 3GLM-8W 1
  • Event: Record Change 09 OCT 2002 1
  • Event: Pedigree Resource File Nu CD 1 PIN 820500 1
  • Death: 07 SEP 1657 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut 1 10 3
  • Birth: 07 APR 1605 in Pembroke, Wales
  • Death: 07 SEP 1657 in Poquonock, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Note:
    Thomas was one of a company of one hundred forty Puritans who, in March
    of 1630, assembled at the hospital at Plymouth, Devon County, England,
    for the purpose of developing plans for their voyage to America. They
    chartered a 400 ton ship, the Mary and John, and soon set sail. After
    sailing for seventy days the group arrived 30 May, 1630 at Nantasket,
    Massachusetts. The party settledjust south of Boston.
    They named the area Dorchester. It was later incorporated into greater
    Boston. Thomas was granted an eight acre Great Lot at Dorchester, 1
    December 1634; granted Lot #65, three acres, in the meadow beyond
    Naponset; on 12 August 1635 Thomas Holcombe of Dorchester sold to Richard
    Joanes of Dorchester four parcels of land: four acres "with my houses and
    all things thereto pertaining"; eight acres in Great Lots; six acres
    meadow on this side Naponset; and three acres meadow on the other side
    Thomas married Elizabeth (a widow). Elizabeth survived him and married as
    her 3rd husband and his 2nd wife James Eno. Thomas was made a freeman 14
    March, 1634. Within a few years--1635-1636--Thomas, along with sixty
    other people, settled Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut. He sold his
    Dorchester property 12 August, 1635 and moved to a farm at Poquonock,
    Hartford County near Windsor. Thomas represented Hartford County in
    framing the constitution of the Colony of Connecticut, served on a
    Connecticut jury, September 1654. He was also a Deputy and a member of
    the Connecticut Militia.
    The Windsor land inventory on 25 December 1640 states that "Thomas Holcom
    his former grants sold to Josyas Hull, William [illegible] and George
    Phelps." He had then granted "by virtue of purchase at Paquannick for an
    homelot with meadow adjoining twenty acres,"also adjoining "four acres
    and half more or less," also on the west side of the brook before his
    house "twenty-five acres more or less," also by purchasefrom Henry
    Clarke "twenty-five acres with upland adjoining sixty-eight acresmore or
    less." On 7 February 1655[/6] Thomas Holcombe had twelve acres of
    woodland bounded out to him. On 4 March 1655[/6] he had ten acres of
    woodland bounded out.
    Thomas died September 7, 1657 and is buried in an old cemeterynear his
    home in Poquonock, Conn. The old stone has crumbled and been removed. The
    inventory of the estate of "Thomas Holcom of Windsor" was taken 1 October
    1657 and totalled 294 10s., of which 95 10s. was real estate: "eleven
    acres in home lot with housing and orchard," 50; "four acres and a half
    adjoining to the home lot," 6; "ten acres and a half of meadow," 10
    10s.; "in the fourth meadow twelve acres," 15; "twenty-five acres of
    woodland over thebrook against the house," 3; "forty-eight acres of
    woodland," 7 10s.; "tenacres of woodland," 10s.; and "his part in that
    called Tinker's Farm, eightyacres and a barn," 3. He also owned two
    swords. To the inventory was appended the following list:
    The related that survive the abovesaid deceased are
    The relict Elissabeth his widow
    1 Josuay the eldest of age 17 years
    2 Benaiah the second of age 13 years 3 months
    3 Nathanell the third of age 9 years
    4 Abigayle the eldest unmarried of age 18 years 3 quarters
    5 Debora the youngest of age 6 years 7 months
    Elizabeth, the relict and administratrix, was appointed 3 December 1657
    and dealt with the cautions issued by GeorgeGriswold and his father
    Edward Griswold regarding division of the estate.
    i ELIZABETH, b. say 1634; m. Windsor 16 November 1654 Josiah
    ii MARY, b. say 1636; m. Windsor 3 October 1655 George Griswold.
    iiiABIGAIL, b. (or bp.) Windsor 6 January 1638/9; m. Windsor
    11 June 1658 Samuel Bissell.
    iv JOSHUA, bp. Windsor 27 September 1640; m. Windsor 4 June
    1663 Ruth Sherwood.
    v SARAH, b. (or bp.) Windsor 14 August 1642; d. 1654.
    viBENAJAH, b. Windsor 23 June 1644; m. Windsor 1

    Father: Gilbert Holcombe b: ABT 1565 in Hole, Devonshire, England
    Mother: Anne Courtenay b: ABT 1573 in Ladock, Cornwall, England c: 19 FEB 1568 in Of, Brottonin, Cornwall, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Ferguson b: 1617 in Warwick Count, Devonshire, England c: in Of, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
    • Married: 14 MAY 1634 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts 1 10 3
    • Sealing Spouse: 14 JAN 1904 1 11
    • Married: 07 SEP 1632 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts
    • Note:
      [Case 2.FTW]

      1 REFN 3345
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth Holcumb b: 16 NOV 1634
    2. Has No Children Mary Holcumb b: 04 APR 1635
    3. Has No Children Abigail Holcumb b: 06 JAN 1638
    4. Has Children Joshua Holcombe b: 07 APR 1640 in Poquenock, Hartford, Connecticut c: 27 SEP 1640 in Windsor, Hartford, Coonecticut
    5. Has Children Joshua Holcumb b: 27 SEP 1640 in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut
    6. Has No Children Sarah Holcumb b: 14 AUG 1642
    7. Has No Children Benjah Holcumb b: 23 JUN 1644
    8. Has No Children Deborah Holcumb b: 15 OCT 1646
    9. Has Children Nathaniel Holcombe b: 04 NOV 1648 in Poquenock, Hartford, Connecticut
    10. Has No Children Deborah Holcumb b: 15 FEB 1651
    11. Has No Children Jonathan Holcumb b: 23 MAR 1653

    1. Title: Case 2.FTW
      Source Medium: Other

      Text: Date of Import: Aug 6, 2005
    2. Title:
      Page: ~hollyweb/hollytree.html
    3. Title:
      Page: REG&db=:1473672&id=I003617
    4. Title:
      Page: jhholcombe/GHOLCOMB/d0/i0000111.htm
    5. Title: NEHG Register, New England Historic Genealogical Society
      Page: Vol 5, April 1851, Page 227
    6. Title: Seaver, Jesse; "The Holcomb(e) Genealogy; 1925, American Historical Genealogical Society, Philadelphia, PA

      Source Media Type: Book

      Page: PAGE 4, M-M1-1
    7. Title: The Holcombes, Nation Builders; by McPherson; 1947
      Page: Page 7-1 1-1-4-3-1-2-1
    8. Title: The Holcombes, Nation Builders; by McPherson; 1947
      Page: Page 10-1 A
    9. Title:
      Page: Database # :596327 [Kelly Family Tree -- Michael J. Kelly <>]
    10. Title: Ancestral File, FamilySearch; LDS Church
    11. Title: Internalional Genealogical Index; FamilySearch LDS
      Page: Ordinance Records

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