Person:William Holton (3)

William Holton
b.Est 1649
m. Bef 1637
  1. Mary HoltonEst 1637 - 1713
  2. Sarah HoltonEst 1639 - 1683
  3. John HoltonEst 1642 - 1712
  4. Samuel Holton1646 - 1730
  5. Ruth HoltonEst 1647 -
  6. William HoltonEst 1649 - Bet 1711 & 1711/12
  7. Rachel HoltonEst 1651 -
  8. Thomas HoltonEst 1653 - 1675/76
  • HWilliam HoltonEst 1649 - Bet 1711 & 1711/12
  • WSarah Marshfield1656/57 - Bet 1711 & 1711/12
m. 22 Nov 1676
  1. Mary Holton1678 - 1705
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] William Holton
Gender Male
Birth[3] Est 1649 Third son af father's death, therefore born after Samuel.
Residence[1] 1676 Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 22 Nov 1676 Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United Statesto Sarah Marshfield
Other[1][2][4] 7 May 1684 Admitted freeman of Massachusetts Bay.
Residence[1] 1698 Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States
Residence[1] 1711 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Will[5] 16 Dec 1711 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Death[5] Bet 16 Dec 1711 and 4 Jan 1711/12 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (probably)Between date of will and date of wife's inventory.
Probate[5] 7 Jan 1711/12 Will proved.

William and Sarah (Marshfield) Holton both died within a short period of time at the end of 1711 or the very beginning of 1712. The language of her probate record indicates that he predeceased her and that her inventory can also be interpreted as his.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 8. William Holton, in Holton, Edward Payson, and Harriet Scofield. A Genealogy of the Descendants in America of William Holton (1610-1691) of Hartford, Conn., and Northampton, Mass. (Cleveland, Ohio: Typscript: Holton Family, 1935)

    "8. William Holton, the third son of William and Mary Holton, was made a freeman of the Colony May 7, 1684. He was one of those reprimanded by the Northampton Court in 1676 for wearing long hair, and other extravagances contrary to sober order. He was a weaver by trade and lived in Northampton, Mass., and Lebanon, Conn. To the latter place he removed about 1698, being selectman there in 1699 and 1700, and again in 1708 and 1709. In 1703 he was town clerk of Lebanon, and in 1707, 1710, and 1711, a delegate from Lebanon to the General Assembly. In the latter year he purchased property in Hartford, and probably removed there, as he died in Hartford in December, 1711, while serving as deputy to the General Court."

  2. 2.0 2.1 William Holton, in 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)

    "William (Holton), Northampton, s. of the preced. m. 1676, Sarah d. of Samuel Marshfield of Springfield, had Mary, b. 1678; was freem. 1684, rem. to Lebanon, thence to Hartford, where he and his w. d. 1711. His only ch. m. Ebenezer Strong, jr."

  3. The Holton Line, in Holman, Mary Lovering; Winifred Lovering Holman; and Helen Pendleton Winston Pillsbury. Ancestry of Colonel John Harrington Stevens and his wife, Frances Helen Miller: Compiled for Helen Pendleton (Winston) Pillsbury. (Concord, New Hampshire: Rumford Press, 1948, 1952)

    "William (Holton), b. about 1644; m. 1676, Sarah Marshfield."

  4. Paige, Lucius R. List of Freemen. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct 1849)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Holton, William, Hartford, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06)

    "Probate Records. Vol. VIII, 1710-1715. Page 113.

    Holton, William, Hartford. Will dated 16 December, 1711.

    On the Sabbath Day of the 16th of November, 1711, Mr. William Holton sent for me and I went to him, and then he called me to his bedside and said he sent to me to desire me to be helpfull to him what I could in his sickness, and said to me: 'I have had thoughts to settle my estate by a written will, but have neglected it; and it being Sabbath Day, I shall say as little as possible. But for fear I should be out in my head, as many persons are, and so be not of a capacity to do it, I desire you and Sister Sadd to take notice that I do make my will in short as follows: My dear wife had been with me at the getting and keeping of what God hath given me, and I do desire and my will is that she shall have all my estate, both real and personal, for her own, and to be at her dispose as she shall see good, as fully and well as if I had disposed more particularly myself of it. I have sold my living at Lebanon for £360 and have taken a mortgage of the farm for security, and so she will be sure of the money on the farm, also what I have here in Hartford. And as for stock, I have put it off; only my horse and 3 pounds worth in sheep I sold to Snow, but received nothing for them. I say all my estate of what nature or kind soever I do freely and fully give to my wife and her heirs forever. But in case my wife shall die without a will, what she has not disposed of before she die my will is that my granddaughter, Mary Strong, shall have 3 parts of all my estate that is not disposed of to my wife, and my granddaughter Hannah Strong shall have two parts, and my granddaughter Esther shall have one part, to be to them and their heirs forever.'

    Witness: Edward Allyn, Mrs. Sadd, Mehumahne Stebbins.

    Also, Mr. Holton said he had 40 acres of upland for which he was proffered £40.

    I, Hepzibah Sadd, testifie to the substance of the above-written will.
    Hepzibah Sadd.

    I, Mehumahne Stebbins, testifie with Mrs. Sadd.
    Mehumahne Stebbins.

    Court Record, Page 43—7 January, 1711-12: Mr. Joseph Bradford of Lebanon exhibited the last nuncupative will of Mr. Holton, decd., and Edward Allyn and Mehumahne Stebbins, two of the witnesses, testifie in Court. And this Court grant Adms. unto Joseph Bradford, with the will annexed."