Person:Ezekiel Holliman (1)

Ezekiel Holliman
b.1586 England
  1. William Holliman1583-1584 - 1623
  2. Ezekiel Holliman1586 - 1659
  3. Priscilla Holliman1586 - 1604
  1. Priscilla Holliman1618 - 1652
  • HEzekiel Holliman1586 - 1659
  • WMary Unknown - Bef 1681
m. 1638
Facts and Events
Name Ezekiel Holliman
Gender Male
Birth? 1586 England
Residence? c. 1637 Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 1638 to Mary Unknown
Death? 17 Sep 1659 Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States

Rev. Ezekiel Holliman was associated with Roger Williams in first church of Providence. source: LDS Family history files

He baptized Roger Williams and was thereupon baptized by him in 1639, both being among the twelve original members of that church in Providence. He was assistant to Roger Williams in his pastorate. Ezekiel was a member of the town council in 1647and a member of Court of Trial in 1648. He came to America about 1634.[2]

  1.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 2:448.

    HOLLIMAN, or HOLYMAN, * EZEKIEL, Salem 1637, had been at Dedham bef. that; brot. from Eng. I think, a d. whose name is never seen, but it is less certain, that he brot. her mo. Susanna, d. of John Oxston, alias Fox, of Stanmore, in Co. Middlesex, wh. had three brs. John, Philip, and William, of wh. neither came over, but the time of her d. is not found. He was b. at Tring, in the adj. shire of Hertford, and m. his sec. w. prob 1638, at Providence, Mary, wid. of Isaac Sweet, wh. seems to have been cast out of the ch. at Salem, 1 July 1639, perhaps for carrying out the opinions of her h.; was pervert. in his faith, as our rulers thot. went to R. I. there at Providence in 1638, was one of the found. of the first Bapt. ch. Mary, his w. was in the same condemn. He liv. later at Warwick, where resid. John Warner, wh. had m. Priscilla, d. of H. prob. his only ch.; was rep. 1650, and more than once. Backus, I. 106. Winthrop I. 293. Benedict, Hist. of Bapt.

  2. Austin, John Osborne. The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. (Orig. 1887; Reprinted 1969 Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing).
Founders of Dedham, Massachusetts
Winthrop's Journal states that a town was formed on the banks of the Charles on September 1, 1635--a town that must have been Dedham. Twelve men attended the first town meeting held on that day. In November 1636, those 12 and 7 others petitioned the General Court for an enlargement of their grant for a township. In July 1637, twelve more men arrived, bringing the total to 31, at which time the town admitted freeman and established a church. [1] [2]
1636 Petitioners: Edward Allyne - Abraham Shaw - Samuel Morse - Phileman Dalton - Ezekiel Holliman - John Kingsbury - John Dwite - John Cooledge - Richard Ewed - John Howard - Lambert Genere - Nicholas Philips - Ralph Shepard - John Gay - Thomas Bartleet - Francis Austin - John Rogers - Joseph Shaw - William Bearstowe

Current Location: Norfolk County, Massachusetts   Parent Towns: Newton, Cambridge   Daughter Towns: Norwood, Westwood, Dover, Natick, Needham, Wellesley, Walpole, Medfield, Medway, Millis
Founders of Providence, Rhode Island
Roger Williams was exiled from Massachusetts Bay in June 1636 for his religious beliefs. He settled the area now known as Providence with a few others, and two years in 1638 purchased it from the Narragansett. He then deeded 12/13 of it to twelve other religious dissenters known as the "Original Proprietors." There also exists in City Hall in Providence a manuscript that purports to show the lands of the first settlers, as originally allotted. It is undated, but appears to have been created before about 1650.
First Comers with Williams: William Arnold, John Smith, William Harris, Francis Wickes, and possibly Joshua Verin and Thomas Angell
Original Proprietors: Stukely Westcott, William Arnold, William Carpenter, John Greene, Thomas James, Robert Cole, William Harris, Thomas Olney, John Throckmorton, Francis Weston, Richard Waterman and Ezekiel Holliman.
Other early landowners (from south to north): Robert Williams - Christopher Unthank - William Hawkins - Robert West - Hugh Bewitt - John Lippitt - Matthew Weston - Edward Hart - Thomas Hopkins - Widow Sayer - Widow Tiler - Nicholas Power - William Wickenden - William Man - William Burrow - Adam Goodwin - Thomas Harris - Joshua Winsor - John Field - William Field - Richard Scott - George Rickard - John Warner - Chad Brown - Daniel Abbott - William Reynods - John Sweet - Alice Daniels - Widow Reeve - Benedict Arnold - John Greene Jr. - Edward Manton - Thomas Painter - Matthew Waller - Gregory Dexter
Resources: History of the State of Rhode Island - Lands and Houses of the First Settlers of Providence

Current Location: Newport County, Rhode Island   Parent Towns: Boston   Daughter Towns: Newport