Person:Joseph Holley (1)

  • HJoseph Holley1605 - 1647
  • WRose AllenEst 1621 - Bet 1690 & 1694
m. Bef 1639
  1. Joseph HolleyAbt 1630 - Bef 1691/92
  2. John HolleyAbt 1640 -
  3. Mary HolleyAbt 1641 - 1703
  4. Sarah HolleyAbt 1644 - Abt 1675
  5. Experience HolleyAbt 1645 -
  6. Hopestill HolleyAbt 1645 - 1715
Facts and Events
Name[3] Joseph Holley
Alt Name[3] Joseph Holloway
Unknown[3] Joseph Holway
Gender Male
Birth? 1605 England
Marriage Bef 1639 to Rose Allen
Death? 1647 Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
Probate[1] May 1665

Joseph was a millright.

He was in Saugus (Lynn, MA) in 1636 and by 1637 in Sandwich MA on Cape Cod. He was one of 61 original settlers of Sandwich and one of16 long-term settlers. He purchased a house and lot from Jeremy Gould on Oct. 1, 1639. He served as constable in 1644, surveyerof highways in 1647, and in 1643 was listed on rolls of Lt. Blackmer's company of Militia.

He died young, at about 40, when only his son Joseph was of age. His wife remarried and raised their 4 small daughters. Joseph’s estate was not settled until 18 years after his death, when all the daughters were grown.

  1. Pope, Charles Henry. Pioneers of Massachusetts (1620-1650): A Descriptive List, Drawn from Records of the Colonies, Towns and Churches. (Boston: The Author, 1900)

    Division of estate May 1665. Receipts signed by Joseph Holley Jr., Mary wife of Nathaniel Fitsrandall, Sarah wife of Joseph Allen, Experience Holley & Hopestill wife of Samuel Worden. [Pioneers of MA by Charles Henry Pope, 1986]

  2.   Macfarlane, Sally, “Hopestill Holly Worden and the related Families of Holley, Allen and Hull,”, in Worden, Patricia Carter, and Worden Family Association. Wordens past : newsletter of the Worden Family Association. (Midland, Michigan: Worden Family Association, 1980-)
    Volume XI, No. 2, Aug. 1990.

    Note: the link that was part of this citation is obsolete: [1]. The original source appears to be available to members of the Worden Family Association.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 George Allen, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS, 1999-2011)