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Gilbert Holcombe / Anne Courtenay


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Gilbert Holcombe / Anne Courtenay

Husband: Gilbert Holcombe
Born: ABT 1558at: Hole, Devonshire, England
Married: ABT 1583at: of Pembroke, Wales
Died: 1633at: Pembroke, Wales
Father: Thomas Holcombe
Mother: Margaret (Jane) Trethford
Sources: [2166]
Wife: Anne Courtenay
Born: 1568at: Pembroke, Wales
Died: BEF 1642at: England
Father: Peter Courtenay
Mother: Katherine Reskymer
Sources: [3335]
Children
Name: William Holcombe [3336]
Born: 1599at: of Hole, Devonshire, England
Died: 1700at:
Spouses:

Name: Thomas Holcombe [1621] [1622]
Born: 7 Apr 1605at: Pembroke, Wales, Devon, England
Married: at:  
Died: 7 Sep 1657at: Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Spouses: Elizabeth Ferguson

Name: Alfred Holcombe [3340]
Born: 1605at: Pembroke, Wales, Devon, England
Died: at:
Spouses:

Name: Roger Holcombe [3337]
Born: 1607at: Pembroke, Wales, Devon, England
Died: 1648at:
Spouses:

Name: Gilbert Holcombe [3338]
Born: 1609at: Pembroke, Wales, Devon, England
Died: 1619at:
Spouses:

Name: Nicholas Holcombe [3339]
Born: 1611at: Pembroke, Wales, Devon, England
Died: at:
Spouses:


Pedigree Chart for: Gilbert Holcombe

      /--
   /--Ellis  Holcombe 
   |  \--
/--Thomas  Holcombe 
|  |  /--
|  \--Elizabeth  Sydenham 
|     \--
|--Gilbert  Holcombe 
|     /--
|  /--Thomas  Trethurffe 
|  |  \--
\--Margaret (Jane)  Trethford 
   |  /--
   \--Mary  Trevisa 
      \--

Pedigree Chart for: Anne Courtenay

      /--
   /--Edward  Courtney 
   |  \--
/--Peter  Courtenay 
|  |  /--
|  \--
|     \--
|--Anne  Courtenay 
|     /--
|  /--William  Reskymer 
|  |  \--
\--Katherine  Reskymer 
   |  /--
   \--Alice  Densell 
      \--

[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

@1 [2166] [S44]

@1 [3335] [S44]

@1 [3336] [S44]

@1 [1622] [S44]

@1 [3340] [S44]

@1 [3337] [S44]

@1 [3338] [S44]

@1 [3339] [S44]

Martin / (--?--)

Husband: Martin
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Father:
Mother:
Wife: (--?--)
Children
Name: Evaline Martin
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Charles Phelps

Name: Mary Ann Martin
Born: at:
Married: at:  
Died: at:
Spouses: Silas Wright


Pedigree Chart for: Martin

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|-- Martin 
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