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Thomas Holcombe / Elizabeth Ferguson

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Thomas Holcombe / Elizabeth Ferguson

Husband: Thomas Holcombe
Born: 7 Apr 1605at: Pembroke, Wales, Devon, England
Married: 14 May 1634at: Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Died: 7 Sep 1657at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Father: Gilbert Holcombe
Mother: Anne Courtenay
Notes: [1621]
Sources: [1622]
Wife: Elizabeth Ferguson
Born: 1615at: England
Died: 7 Oct 1679at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Father: Thomas Ferguson
Mother: Elizabeth
Sources: [2165]
Children
Name: Elizabeth Holcombe [3328]
Born: 1 Mar 1634at: Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA.
Died: 17 Sep 1712at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses:

Name: Mary Holcomb [4370]
Born: 4 Apr 1635at: Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Married: at:  
Died: 4 Apr 1708at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses: George Griswold

Name: Abigail Holcombe [2158]
Born: 6 Jan 1639at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 17 Aug 1688at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses: Samuel Bissell

Name: Joshua Holcombe [1626]
Born: 27 Sep 1640at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 17 Aug 1690at: Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Spouses:

Name: Sarah Holcomb [1624]
Born: 1 Feb 1642at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: 22 Jan 1654at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses:

Name: Benjamin Thomas Holcombe [3324] [3325]
Born: 23 Jun 1644at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 25 Jan 1736[3324] at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses: Sarah Eno

Name: Deborah Holcomb [1623]
Born: 15 Oct 1646at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: 1649at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses:

Name: Nathaniel Holcombe [1630]
Born: 4 Nov 1648at: Poquerock, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Married: at:  
Died: 5 Feb 1741at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses: Mary Bliss , Sarah Oven

Name: Johnathan Holcombe [3327]
Born: 23 Mar 1653at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: 13 Sep 1656at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses:

Name: Ebenezer Holcombe [1631]
Born: ABT 1654at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Died: 10 Apr 1708at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Thomas Holcombe

      /--Ellis  Holcombe 
   /--Thomas  Holcombe 
   |  \--Elizabeth  Sydenham 
/--Gilbert  Holcombe 
|  |  /--Thomas  Trethurffe 
|  \--Margaret (Jane)  Trethford 
|     \--Mary  Trevisa 
|--Thomas  Holcombe 
|     /--Edward  Courtney 
|  /--Peter  Courtenay 
|  |  \--
\--Anne  Courtenay 
   |  /--Edward  Courtney 
   \--Katherine  Reskymer 
      \--Alice  Densell 

Pedigree Chart for: Elizabeth Ferguson

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--Thomas  Ferguson 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Elizabeth  Ferguson 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Elizabeth   
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

[1621] Thomas Holcombe and his wife-to-be arrived at the colony Dorchester in later Massachusetts on the 'Mary and John' in 1630. Thomas was recorded as a resident of Dorchester and a freeman on May 4, 1634, moving by 1636 to Windsor, CT. Thomas' estate was inventoried Oct. 1, 1657 at 294/9/8. His widow and unmarried minor children are listed in the distribution. Thomas married about 1634 at Dorchester, MA, with one source given May 14, 1634 as the marriage date. Thomas' history is derived mostly from land and probate records At the time of Thomas' birth, the Renaissance was ending as was the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Perhaps one of the major events of his childhood was the publishing of the King James Bible, which may have affected his life more than any other event of the early 17th century. The Mayflower landed in Plymouth in 1620 and Thomas certainly would have heard of it and perhaps been excited by the possibilities for a young man. The Colony of Massachusetts was founded in 1628 and the Colony of Connecticut was founded in 1633. The stage was set for the second wave of English colonists of which Thomas was a part. Ancestry The sources on Thomas Holcombe differ considerably on Thomas' ancestry. Thomas was born in England, most probably in one of the southwestern counties, Pembrokeshire, Wales, or Devonshire. We do not know the date of his birth even approximately, but his wife seems to have been born about 1617 and their first child born about 1634; McCracken believes this would place his birth somewhere about 1610; Seaver says 1601, but does not give any reasoning for that date. Jesse Seaver thought that English records indicated that Thomas Holcomb was born in Pembrokeshire, Wales or Devonshire, England to Ann and Gilbert Holcomb. Several of Seaver's contemporary researchers agreed with him. A disagreement appeared recently; George McCraken writing in The American Genealogist, Vol. 26:109 found that Gilbert Holcomb's oral (noncupative) of 14 October 1623, will stated d.s.p. which meant died without issue and that Gilbert left his estate to his brother-in-law, Richard Bonithon. McCraken's research is based on J.L. Vivian's, The Visitations of the County Devon, on pages 474 and 533. Quote from Vivian, page 474, "The Holcombe of Hull . . . The portion of this pedigree from the connencement printed in ordinary type is from Pole land Westcote; that printed in italic is from The Visitation of Devon 1564, Harlequin.Mss. 1080, fo. 403, 1091, fo, 42, b, and 5840, fo.52." However, Richard Bonithon himself died before execution of the will and his next of kin was nephew John Bonithon (Bonython). Several early authors state he was a member of Reverend Ephraim Huit's church, and Huit was from Kenilworth in Warwickshire. But, no Holcomb births or records were found from the Diocesan Court at Worchester. The Register of Wroxal, 300 @24, for the year 1634 did list the following; Sarah Huit daughter of Ephraim and Isabell his wife was baptized, and Nathaniel Griswold the son of Samuel Griswold and Anne his wife was baptized. Bowman has found clues recently that Thomas may have been from county Somerset, the city of Bridgewater. She has recently discovered that one of the early Holcomb births in Connecticut was recorded as James the eighth. This could be a clue to ancestry of Thomas Holcomb in that the birth occurred in the third generation of American Holcomb's, i.e. not time to have had eight generations. Bowman lists the ancestry of Gilbert and Ann Courtney Holcomb in her Volume 2 without resolving the question of Thomas' parentage in order that future researchers not duplicate others' efforts in delineating this line. Most recently (October 25, 1998), Bowman updated her Volume 2 with the comment that Christopher was the most likely ancestor of Thomas. The birth and death dates normally assigned to the son of Christopher are not correct nor the marriage to Joan Prideaux. The birth and death dates are those of Thomas, the actor, of London who married Francis Bartlett. The MARY AND JOHN Thomas has been said to have come on the 1630 voyage of the Mary and John, but there is no proof of it, all passenger lists for that voyage being hypothetical. Robert Charles Anderson in NEHGR, April 1993, addressed the many different lists of passengers on the Mary and John. He went about objectively establishing specific criteria for determining the likelihood that a specific individual was on the ship. By the criteria he established, which seem reasonable, Mr. Anderson concluded that Thomas Holcombe is not likely to have come on the Mary and John in 1630. Those that Mr. Anderson concluded had a solid basis for being considered passengers were: Roger Clap, George Ludlow, Roger Ludlow, John Maverick, Richard Southcott, Thomas Southcott, and John Warham. Additional passengers, based on other criteria were: Aaron Cooke, George Dyer, Thomas Ford, William Gaylord, John Holman, Thomas Lombard, Richard Louge, William Phelps, William Rockwell, Henry Smith, Thomas Stoughton, Stephen Terry, Nicholas Upsall, and Henry Wolcott. Another group of families, with less reliable connection to the Mary and John were John Benham, Bygod Eggleston, Christopher Gibson, Matthew Grant, John Greenway, John Hoskins, William Hulbird, Davy Johnson, George Phillips, John Phillips, John Pierce, and Roger Williams. Mr. Anderson assigns five other families that do not meet his criteria, but may, for other reasons, have been on the Mary and John: John Drake, John Gallop, Johathan Gillet, Nathan Gillet, and Henry Way. Mr. Anderson does not mention Thomas Holcombe anywhere in his discussion. However, he does leave room for three or four families that would be unaccounted for if the total number of passengers was 140. The information here, whether it describes Thomas' voyage specifically or not, does describe the similar circumstances which brought him to Dorchester. --From Jim Holcombe (http://www.holcombegenealogy.com/data/p3.htm#i111) Sep 14, 2003

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@1 [1622] [S44]

@1 [2165] [S44]

@1 [3328] [S44]

@1 [4370] [S44]

@1 [2158] [S44]

@1 [1626] [S44]

@1 [1624] [S44]

@1 [3324] [S145]

@1 [3325] [S44]

@1 [1623] [S44]

@1 [1630] [S44]

@1 [3327] [S44]

@1 [1631] [S44]

William de Sutherland / Margaret Bruce

Husband: William de Sutherland
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: Margaret Bruce
Born: ABT 1315at: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Died: 30 Mar 1346at:
Father: Robert Bruce I
Mother: Elizabeth de Burgh
Sources: [3028]
Children
Name: William de Sutherland
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: William de Sutherland

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--William  de Sutherland 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Margaret Bruce

      /--Robert  de Brus 
   /--Robert de  Brus  VI
   |  \--Isabella  de Clare 
/--Robert  Bruce  I
|  |  /--Neil   Earl of Carrick
|  \--Marguerite de  Carrick 
|     \--Margaret  Stewart 
|--Margaret  Bruce 
|     /--Walter  Burgh 
|  /--Richard 'The Red Earl' de  Burgh 
|  |  \--Aveline  FitzJohn 
\--Elizabeth de  Burgh 
   |  /--Walter  Burgh 
   \--Margaret de  Burgh 
      \--Cecilia de  Baliol 

@1 [3028] [S44]

Berzillia Camerelso Phelps / Martha A. Stevenson

Husband: Berzillia Camerelso Phelps
Born: 9 Aug 1849at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father: Albert Phelps
Mother: Nancy McClain Shelpman
Wife: Martha A. Stevenson
Born: at:
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Children
Name: James Phelps
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Easton Guy Phelps
Born: 28 Feb 1884at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Lena Belle Carter

Name: Fred Phelps
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Clifford Phelps
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Nina Phelps
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Tennyson Ellenburger Phelps
Born: at:
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Berzillia Camerelso Phelps

      /--John  Phelps 
   /--Sylvester Ira  Phelps 
   |  \--Anna  Baker 
/--Albert  Phelps 
|  |  /--
|  \--Maria  Lathrop 
|     \--
|--Berzillia Camerelso  Phelps 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--Nancy McClain  Shelpman 
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Martha A. Stevenson

      /--
   /--
   |  \--
/--
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Martha A.  Stevenson 
|     /--
|  /--
|  |  \--
\--
   |  /--
   \--
      \--

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