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Thomas Holbrook

Male about 1589 - 1673  (~ 84 years)


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  • Name Thomas Holbrook 
    Born about 1589  Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 1 March 1598/9  Eversley, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died between 31 December 1673 and 10 March 1676/7  Weymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Thomas and his wife Jane, their sons John, Thomas, Anne, and Elizabeth sailed from Weymouth, England, on or near 10 Mar 1635 with Rev. Joseph Hull’s Company. He came from Broadway, Somersetshire, Eng, and came ashore at Corchester 7 Jun 1635, then to the place now called Weymouth, built a house there, as he attested in court 2 Nov 1666. He was made a freeman of Massachusetts Bay Colony May 1645. He was a selectman of Weymouth for five years from 1645 through 1654. Ten acres were granted to him in the First Division and thirty acres in the Second Division 14 Dec 1663.

      Thomas, in Weymouth 1643, may have come several years earlier at Weymouth (whence rem. the first sett. of Rehoboth in that yr.) and though he was one of the grantees of Rehoboth, yer for not going to reside there his share was forfeited in Jan 1645. All his children probably were brought from England. Freeman 1643. Was of Dorchester 1652, last of Medfield 1668.

      Thomas has been said to be a descendant of Richard Holbrook of Somersetshire, England. Lived at Broadway, Somerset, England. Left Weymouth, England 30 Mar 1635 at age 34 in the Marygold with wife and oldest five children, arriving at Dorchester on 7 Jun 1635 and settling at Weymouth the same month. His will, dated 31 Dec 1668 with codicil 31 Dec 1673, and proved 24 Apr 1677, Weymouth, MA, names wife Jane, three sons, three married daughters, and grandchildren John, Peter and William Holbrook. Freeman 1645. A selectman at Weymouth six times (1641-1654), and a grantee of Rehoboth, MA, although he forfeited the grant and remained at Weymouth. A deposition made 7 Nov 1666 gives Thomas' age as 77 years. [1, 3]
    Person ID I1622  Schirado
    Last Modified 29 April 2006 

    Father William Holbrook,   b. ca 1560/1575, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. between 11 December 1625 and 1 February 1626, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Mother Edith,   b. about 1562, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 June 1612, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Family ID F1862  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Jane Powyes,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. between 31 December 1673 and 24 April 1677, Weymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 12 September 1616  St John the Baptist, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Capt. John Holbrook,   b. about 1617, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 November 1699, Weymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +2. Capt. William Holbrook,   b. about 1620, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 July 1699, Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +3. Thomas Holbrook,   b. about 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 June 1697, Braintree, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    +4. Anne Holbrook,   b. about 1629, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 July 1699, New London, CT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Holbrook,   b. about 1631, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1674, Weymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years)
    +6. Jane Holbrook,   b. about 1635, Glastonbury, Somerset Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. about 1680, prob. Scituate, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Family ID F1160  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] George Walter Chamberlain, (Boston, 1923).

    2. [S37] Robert Charles Anderson, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston,).

    3. [S9] Joseph Savage, (Little Brown, Boston, 1860).


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