Tuesday, August 08, 2017
52 ANCESTORS IN 52 WEEKS 2017 WEEK 30 HENRY HOLT OF ANDOVER, MA.
I haven't found very much about 8x great grandfather Henry Holt as of yet. Here's what the 19th century genealogist Ellery Bicknell Crane has to say about him:
Henry Holt, fifth child of Nicholas Holt(1) , was born in Newbury, Massachusetts, 1644. He married, February 24, 1669, Sarah Ballard, daughter of William Ballard. She died at Andover, November 25, 1733. He died January 17, 1719, aged seventy-five years. They joined the church June 3, 1716. He was prominent in town affairs. In 1686 he owned a mill on Ladle brook. Children were: Elizabeth, born in Andover, Massachusetts, December 29, 1670; Oliver, January 14, 1671; Henry, January 24, 1673; James, see forward; George, March 17, 1677; Sarah, August 17, 1678; Josiah, December 13, 1679; Dinah, May 23, 1681; Paul, February 7, 1684; William, February '3, 1687; Zerviah, March 24, 1689; Keturah, December 15, 1690; Humphrey, September 22, 1693; Benjamin, July 8, 1696.
Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts: With a History of Worcester Society of Antiquity, Volume 1 The Lewis Publishing CO New York, N.Y. 1907
Henry died without a will but had distributed shares of his estate to his sons by land deeds before his death. His youngest son William Holt received his inheritance in a deed with the provision that hecare for his parents until they died, I'll have to look for those land records!