Colonial Holbrooks

    There are eight Holbrook lines that were in America prior to 1800. They are listed below with a reference to the geographical location where the line is first found in this country.

Name Location Date
Thomas Holbrook (click on name for more information) of Massachusetts 1635
John Holbrook of Massachusetts pre-1625
Thomas Holbrook of Maryland ca. 1666
John Randolph and William Holbrook of Virginia ca. 1724
Harmaness Holbrook of North Carolina ca. 1685
Joseph Holbrook of Maryland ca. 1683
Rev. John Holbrook of Virginia ca. 1724
James Holbrook of Maryland ca. 1770

    There are several other Holbrook lines that came over in the 1800's, both from England and from Germany. Only a few descendants have been found of these later lines and because contact has been so limited, they are not included in these brief overviews of each line.

Source:  J. C. Halbrook, published June, 1981


20 March 1636.  List of persons bound from Weymouth to New England::

....Thomas Holbrooke of Somerset, 34; Jane Holbrooke his wife 34; John Holbrooke his son 11; Thomas Holbrooke his son 10; Anne Holbrooke his daughter 5; Elizabeth his daughter 1.   

30 March 1635.  Following passengers shipped in the Marygould, Mr. Edward Cuttance, bound from Weymouth to New England:

    Thomas Holbrook, his wife and children; ....

Source: The Complete Book of Emigrants 1607-1660, by Peter Wilson Coldham. pp 130, 176.
Note the 2 entries appear to be for the same family, but the dates are a year apart.


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