William Holden

Male Abt 1553 - Bef 1619  (~ 66 years)


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  • Name William Holden 
    Born Abt 1553  Of Lindsey, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 8 Oct 1619  Lindsey, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 8 Oct 1619  Lindsey, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I50749  Wyman
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2011 

    Father Holden Click to preview: Holden,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F18294  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose Click to preview: Rose,   b. Abt 1555, Of Lindsey Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 19 Feb 1618, Lindsey, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Married Abt 1578  Of Lindsey, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. William Holden Click to preview: William Holden,   b. Bef 26 Mar 1580, Lindsey, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1625  (Age ~ 45 years)
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2010 
    Family ID F18246  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 8 Oct 1619 - Lindsey, Suffolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • In the book, "The Holden Genealogy Ancestry and Descendants of Richard and Justinian Holden..." Compiled by Eben Putnam Vol. 1 Boston 1923 beginning on page 23 tells about the ancestry of Richard and his brother Justinian Holden. My direct line follows this William's son William and then his son Richard and then Richard's son Justinian and Justinian's daughter Abigail.

      From page 22:
      "William Holden of Lindsey, born presumably about 1553, married Rose, who was buried at Lindsey, listed as "wife of William Holden," 19 Feb., 1617-1618.
      William Holden was buried 8 Oct., 1619.
      Anne Holden, widow, was buried 16 Jan., 1623-1624.
      The following were baptized as children of William Holden:
      Rose, 2 March, 1577-1578.
      William, 26 March, 1580.
      From page 23:
      Agnes, 20 Aug., 1582.
      Bridget, 7 Aug., 1585"

      Note: There is an Anne Holden, widow, who was buried 16 Jan., 1623-24. Is this a second wife of William that he married after Rose died? Or is it his mother? The text does not indicate the relationship of Anne to the family.

      From page 21:

      "The (Lindsey) parish register commences in 1558, and is complete except for a hiatus in the marriage record from 1570-1579. The gap is partly closed by the fact that transcripts are found in the Registry at Bury St. Edmunds for the years 1575, 1577, 1578. The earliest item recovered from Lindsey concerning the Holden family is that of the baptism of Rose, daughter of William Holden, 2 March, 1578. The subside of 1568, which was very complete, does not mention any of the name of Lindsey or vicinity. This would be the case if in that year William was under sixteen years of age, or if he was then earning no more than a common laborer and did not hold any lands. Rose was evidently his eldest child. Assuming him to have been twenty-five years of age in 1578, he would have been born in 1553, and would have been under sixteen in 1568. If he was born in 1553, he was sixty-six years of age at his death in 1619. Adam Holden of Lindsey, who we assume without fear of contradiction was his younger brother, was married in 1582. It was he who was mentioned by Adam Winthrop, lord of Groton manor, father of the John Winthrop who came to New England. That William and Adam were grandsons of the John Holden of Groton in 1524 is a fair assumption, but not proven. The inference is that Adam was named after Adam Winthrop and that the two brothers may have lived in Groton during their minority, later settling in Lindsey where not unlikely some of their kinsfolk enjoyed copyhold estates. The tradition preserved by Abiel Holden in 1813, that the father of the emigrants possessed thirteen houses and that their uncle was one of the 'lords of England' with for that day an immense income, may be disposed of as one of those fairy tales embellishing every tradition which has been handed down through several generations. The marvel of it is that so much of the traditionary statement has been proved correct." Story continues under son William born in 1580 and this William's wife Rose.

      Ancestral File, LDS Family History Library, Ancestral File vers. 4.19,
      William Holden, Born: 1553 L, United Kingdom Mar.: 1578 Of Lindsey, S, England
      Died: 19 Oct 1619 Lindsey, S, England.
      Note: This death is after burial of 8 Oct. 1619, so the date of death 19 Oct. 1619 is not accurate except for month and year.

  • Sources 
    1. [S584] Holden Genealogy, Ancestry and Descendants of Richard, Justinian and Randall Holden Vol. 1, Eben Putnam, (Name: 1923 Boston;), Page 22 (Reliability: 3).
      William Holden of Lindsey, born presumably about 1553, married Rose, who was buried at Lindsey, as "wife of William Holden," 19 Feb., 1617-1618.

    2. [S584] Holden Genealogy, Ancestry and Descendants of Richard, Justinian and Randall Holden Vol. 1, Eben Putnam, (Name: 1923 Boston;), Page 22 (Reliability: 3).
      William Holden was buried 8 Oct., 1619.

    3. [S584] Holden Genealogy, Ancestry and Descendants of Richard, Justinian and Randall Holden Vol. 1, Eben Putnam, (Name: 1923 Boston;), Page 22 (Reliability: 3).
      William Holden was buried 8 Oct., 1619.
      Eben Putnam, Holden Genealogy, Ancestry and Descendants of Richard, Justinian and Randall Holden Vol. 1, 1923 Boston, Page 22, William Holden was buried 8 Oct., 1619. From parish records in Lindsey, Suffolk, England.

    4. [S512] Ancestrial File, LDS Family History Library (Reliability: 3).
      married about 1578 of Lindsey, Suffolk, Enlgand