Peter Holbrook

Male 1655 - 1712


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  • Name  Peter Holbrook 
    Born  07 Mar 1655  Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Other dates given for the birth of Peter:
      6th day of 7th mo. 1655 (6 Sep)
      7th day of August 1655
      !Boston Records, NEHGR 12:109
      b. date: 7th.day 1st.mo 1655 Braintree
      !was a deacon, settled in Mendon;
      !Morse Family
    Gender  Male 
    Will  16 Jan 1712  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Abstract: Will of Peter Holbrook of Mendon, Co. of Suffolk, MA 16 Jan. 1711/2 names 2d wife Elizabeth Pool; sons John, eldest; Peter, Joseph, Sylvanus already provided for; younger sons Richard, Eliphalet, William and Samuel and daughters Joanna and Mary. Sons John, Peter and Joseph joint executors. Witnessed by Josiah Chapin, Samuel Read and Grindal Rawson - presented for probate 29 May 1712.
    Died  03 May 1712  Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Probate  29 May 1712  Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Deacon Peter Holbrook, son of Thomas (2) Holbrook, was born 6 Sep 1656, died 1712-1713. He settled in Mendon, where he inherited lands from his father, most of which was afterwards included in Bellingham. He was an important man in his time. Peter Holbrook of Mendon deeded to his son John in 1706, 60 acres near the east side of Beaver Pond River, through which land ran the Country Road (Hartford Ave). Two of John's brothers were Peter and Eliphalet, and these were three of the 4 Mendon Holbrook families set off to Bellingham. In 1712, Peter Sr. deeded to his son Peter about 70 acres near the County Road and Beaver Pond River.
      !History of the Town of Bellingham, MA, 1719-1919; Geo. Partridge

      Peter Holbrook, son of Thomas and Joanna of Braintree; b. there 7 Aug 1655; m. 1, Alice ____, who died 29 Apr 1705. 2, Elizabeth Pool, who, after his decease, m. Robert Ware of Wrentham, and d. 1724. Peter HOLBROOK was principal heir of his grandfather HOLBROOK. His father left him lands in Mendon which is where he settled. He died there in 1712, ae, 57. In his will, dated 16 Jan, 1711/12; proved 29 May 1712 (Suff. Prob., 17:464), he speaks of his wife, without giving her name; also of his eldest son, John, sons Peter, Joseph, Silvanus, Richard, Eliphalet, William, Samuel of whon the last four were under age; also of daughters Joanna and Mary. The tesator says that his father left him land in Braintree; and his uncle William, deceased, sold him land in Mendon. All the sons, above enumerated, resided in Mendon, and in Bellingham, which was taken from Mendon. All had families, and from them have sprung a numerous posterity in that vicinity and elsewhere.
      !The Vinton Memorial, John Adams Vinton, 1858
    Person ID  I6271  Bryant
    Last Modified  5 May 2002 

    Father  Thomas Holbrook,   b. 1624, near, Glastonbury, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jul 1697, Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Joanna Kingman,   b. 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Aug 1697, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 1643  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F389  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Alice Godfrey,   b. 1654, Taunton, Bristol Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1705, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Oct 1677  probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Holbrook,   b. 24 Sep 1679, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1765, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Peter Holbrook,   b. 16 Oct 1681, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1728, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Holbrook,   b. 08 May 1683, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1750, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Silvanus Holbrook,   b. 15 Aug 1685, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1740, Uxbridge, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Joannah Holbrook,   b. 07 Mar 1687, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1767, Surry, Cheshire Co, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Richard Holbrook,   b. 30 May 1690, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1770
     7. Eliphalet Holbrook, yeoman,   b. 27 Feb 1692, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1775, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. William Holbrook,   b. 28 Mar 1694, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1775, Uxbridge, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Samuel Holbrook,   b. 27 Feb 1696, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Thomas Holbrook,   b. Abt 1698,   d. 15 Aug 1702, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Mary Holbrook,   b. 14 Oct 1702, Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Mar 1781, Bellingham, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F416  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Elizabeth Shaw,   b. 1656,   d. 1724 
    Married  Aft 1706 
    Family ID  F418  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Mar 1655 - Braintree, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Oct 1677 - probably, Weymouth, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 16 Jan 1712 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 03 May 1712 - Mendon, Worcester Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 29 May 1712 - Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S78] Braintree, MA, Vital Records, p.635 (7th day of the 1st month 1655).

    2. [S60] MASS, Vital Rec., Mendon; p.475.


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