Saturday, June 17, 2017

Surname Saturday -- HOLLOWAY (England to colonial New England)

It's Surname Saturday, and I'm "counting down" my Ancestral Name List each week.  

I am in the 8th great-grandmothers and I'm  up to Ancestor #1905, who is Mary HOLLOWAY (1641-1703) 
[Note: the earlier great-grandmothers and 8th great-grandfathers have been covered in earlier posts].

My ancestral line back through two generations of this HOLLOWAY family line is:

1. Randall J. Seaver (1943-????)

2. Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983)
3. Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002)

6.  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)
7.  Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977)

14.  Charles Auble (1849-1916)
15.  Georgianna Kemp (1862-1952)

28.  David Auble (1817-1894)
29.  Sarah G. Knapp (1818-1904)

58.  William Knapp (1775-1856)
59.  Sarah Cutter (1785-1878)

118.  Stephen Cutter (1745-1823)
119.  Tabitha Randolph (1752-1841)

238.  Samuel Fitz Randolph (1730-????)
239.  Martha Gach (1730-????)

476.  Jacob Fitz Randolph (1706-1779)
477.  FNU LNU

952.  Samuel Fitz Randolph (1668-1754)
953.  Mary Jones (1672-1760)

1904.  Nathaniel Fitz Randolph, born before 15 May 1642 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States; died 21 November 1713 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States.  He was the son of 3808. Edward Fitz Randolph and 3809. Elizabeth Blossom.  He married November 1662 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.
1905.  Mary Holloway, born about 1641 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States; died 12 July 1703 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States.

Children of Nathaniel Fitz Randolph and Mary Holloway are:

*  John Fitz Randolph (1663-1727), married (1) 1682 Martha Adams (1658-1702); (2) 1702 Sarah Potter (1667-1736).
*  Isaac Fitz Randolph (1664-1694), married (1) 1690 Martha Bingley (1664-1691); (2) 1692 Ruth Higgins (1672-1709).
*  Nathaniel Fitz Randolph (1666-1703), married 1692 Grace Hull (1672-1752).
*  Samuel Fitz Randolph (1668-1754), married 1693 Mary Jones (1672-1760)
*  Joseph Fitz Randolph (1670-1718), married 1700 Isabel Laing (1675-1755).
*  Edward Fitz Randolph (1672-1760), married 1704 Katherine Hartshorne (1682-1759).
*  Martha Fitz Randolph (1674-????).

3810.  Joseph Holloway, born about 1605 in Crewkerne, Somerset, England; died December 1647 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  He married before 1638 in Probably Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.
3811.  Rose Allen, born about1609 in England; died about 1692 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.  She was the daughter of 7622. George Allen and 7623. FNU LNU.

Children of Joseph Holloway and Rose Allen are:
*  Joseph Holloway (1638-1692), married 1661 Mary Hull (1645-1692).
*  Mary Holloway (1641-1703), married 1662 Nathaniel Fitz Randolph (1642-1713)
*  Sarah Holloway (1643-1675), married 1662 Joseph Allen (1645-1704).
*  Experience Holloway (1644-????0, married 1668 John Goodspeed (1645-1719).
*  Hopestill Holloway (1646-1715), married 1665 Samuel Worden (1645-1716).

Information about the Joseph HOLLOWAY family was obtained from:

*  Carl Boyer 3rd, Ancestral Lines, Third Edition (Santa Clarita, Calif. : the author, 1998), pages 306-7.


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joyce said...

How do you get all your names on Is it an app?

Randy Seaver said...


All of my information is in RootsMagic and Family Tree Maker. I use the program to create an Ancestor's report in FTM for the key person, then copy/paste that into the blog platform and then edit it to the final product.

It is not automatic, but is not much work each week.

Unknown said...

Hi, Randy

You cite the 3rd edition of Carl Boyer (which I admire greatly) for your information about Joseph Holloway. It should be noted that the Great Migration Directory (2015) says that Joseph Holloway's English origin is unknown, and gives 1639 as the date of his arrival in New England. While his marriage to George Allen's daughter does not seem to be in question, Boyer's date and place certainly are questionable. As a rule, I would say that GMD information supersedes anything almost twenty years old. Of course it, too, will be subject to revision.

Unknown said...

These are my ancestors as well and it's an interesting family. I think it's worth noting that the name is generally spelled HOLWAY. Your ancestress was part of a migration to New Jersey, my Holways remained in Barnstable County, where my great-great grandmother was born in 1819. They were Quakers. I think we must be 8th cousins or so!