Name origin: From Dutch word hultz, a wood; a peaked hill covered with wood, a grove of trees around a house.

______ Holt

b. s/o parents ukn


  1. Agneta Holt m.ca.1280 William de Mountford

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John Holt

b.abt.1324 Yardley, Worcester, England, parents ukn
m.abt.1351 Alianore Durvassal


  1. Katherine Holt m.Guy de la Spine

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Thomas Holt

b.abt.1576 Romsey, Hampshire, England, parents ukn


  1. Nicholaus Holt b.1602

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Nicholaus/Nicholas Holt

b.1602 Romsey in Hants, England; s/o Thomas Holt
d.Jan. 30, 1684/85 Andover, MA
m.(1)abt.1634; Elizabeth Short
b.abt.1606 in England; d/o Henry Short
d.Nov. 9, 1656 in Andover, MA
m.(2)June 20, 1658; Hannah Bradstreet
m.(3)May 21, 1666; Martha Preston

Children of Nicholaus and Elizabeth:

  1. Hannah Holt b.Mar. 8, 1668/69 England d.Mar. 30, 1728
  2. Elizabeth Holt b.Mar. 30, 1636 Newbury, MA d.26 Dec. 1683 Andover, MA m.Oct. 26, 1658 Newbury, MA Ralph Farnham
  3. Mary Holt b.Oct. 6, 1638 Newbury, MA d.Nov. 15, 1700 Andover, MA
  4. Samuel Holt b.Oct. 6, 1641 Newbury,MA d.Nov. 7, 1703 Andover,MA
  5. Henry Holt b.1644 Andover, MA d.Jan. 17, 1718/19 Andover, MA
  6. Nicholaus Holt b.1647 Andover, MA d.Oct. 8, 1715 Andover, MA
  7. James Holt b.1651 Andover, MA d.Oct. 8, 1715 Andover, MA
  8. Priscilla Holt b.Jan. 20, 1653 Andover, MA d.Oct. 16, 1653 Andover, MA
  9. Sara Holt

CHILDREN of Nicholaus and Hannah:

  1. Rebecca Holt b.Nov. 14, 1662
  2. John Holt b.Jan. 14, 1663/64 d.Mar. 10, 1686/87 m.Jul. 31, 1685 Sarah Geerey

NOTE: Nicholas was a tanner. Came to Boston in 1635, one of the first settlers of Newbury, removed to Andover MA 1644.

From Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families 1620-1700 by Holmes: NICHOLAS, tanner, came from Romsey, County of Hants, Eng., to Boston, Mass., 1635, one of the first settlers of Newbury, Mass., removed to Andover, Mass., 1644.

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