Rachel HOLMES

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rachel HOLMES was born 07 Dec 1669, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA (daughter of John HOLMES and Rachel WATERBURY).

    Other Events:

    • Reference Number: 37\+

    Rachel married Richard WESTCOTT Abt 1693. Richard (son of John WESTCOTT and Ruth HYATT) was born Abt 1668, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Aft 10 Jun 1737. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John HOLMES was born Abt 1635, Beverley, Yorkshore, England (son of Francis HOLMES and UNKNOWN); died Bef 1715, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA.

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    • Death: 06 Jul 1703, Bedford, Westchester, Ny, Usa

    John married Rachel WATERBURY 11 May 1659, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. Rachel (daughter of John WATERBURY and Rose TAYLOR) was born abt. 1642, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died Bef 1710, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Rachel WATERBURY was born abt. 1642, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts (daughter of John WATERBURY and Rose TAYLOR); died Bef 1710, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA.

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    • Name: Rachel Parcett Waterbury
    • Birth: 1639, Watertown, Masachusetts
    • Birth: 1641, Watertown, Litchfield, Massachusetts
    • Death: 20 Jun 1713, Bedford, Westchester, New York

    Children:
    1. Richard HOLMES was born 1676, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 09 Apr 1708, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA.
    2. Stephen HOLMES was born 14 Jan 1664, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 15 May 1710, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. John HOLMES was born 18 Oct 1670, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
    4. John HOLMES was born 18 Oct 1660, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 1729, Bedford, Westchester, Ny, Usa.
    5. Rose HOLMES was born Abt 1681; died 28 Jan 1750, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    6. Jonathan HOLMES was born 1674, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Bef 05 Dec 1742, Bedford, Westchester, Ny, Usa.
    7. 1. Rachel HOLMES was born 07 Dec 1669, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    8. David HOLMES was born 1680, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA; died 1734, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA.
    9. Sarah HOLMES was born 25 Feb 1666, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    10. Mary HOLMES was born 25 Sep 1662, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    11. Joseph HOLMES was born 1683, Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut; died Abt 1740, Carmel, Putnam, New York.
    12. Jonas HOLMES was born 03 Jan 1672, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Francis HOLMES was born Abt 1600, Beverly, Yorkshire, England; died Between 27 Jun 1673 and 03 Mar 1676, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

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    • Will: 06 Sep 1671, Stamford, Fairfield, Ct, Usa

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Connecticut Ancestry": Francis Holmes is another early resident of Stamford for whom English origins have not yet been identified. He died at Stamford in the winter of 1675/76.

    The name of his first wife and mother of his children is completely unknown. He married (2), sometime after 19 August 1658, Ann (?) Stevens, widow of Thomas Stevens who died on that date in Stamford. Her maiden name is also unknown. On 20 December 1686, the brothers Obadiah, Benjamin and Joseph Stevens agreed that their mother, "the widow Homs," would live with her son Benjamin Stevens, with some support being provided by the other two brothers in the form of certain specified gifts of animals. And, on 1 April 1689, Ann holmes, widow, signing with her X mark, gave "asartain ox" to her son Joseph stevens. Francis Holmes had died at Stamford before 14 February 1675/76 when his inventory was taken.

    He first appeared in the Stamford records in 1648 when he and a night watchman were both verbally abused by robert Pennoyer, who was "overcom wt. wine." Francis Holmes himself was accused for misconduct years later (1665) in another Stamford incident, and his son Richard was similarly charged in 1684.

    According to Paul Prindle, Francis Holmes was a blacksmith, and always signed with his mark, indicating that he could probably neither read nor write.

    His will was made at Stamford on 6 September 1671 and proved at Fairfield on 14 March 1675/76. His wife (unnamed) was to receive the house for life or until "Change of Condition by marriage;" his son John receive the shop with tools, iron, and steel; his son Stephen to receive the farm, horses, and farm implements; and both sons to share equally in the cattle and the remainder. His son Richard, daughter Ann Dean, and servant Cornelius were each to receive 5 shillings. He also referred to his son John's oldest son (not named) who was to receive "my short gunn." He signed with his "FH" mark, in the presence of witnesses Henry Smith, Ann Smith, and Matthew Bellamy. His inventory was presented on 14 March 1675/76, and verified by his widow on the same date. The small legacy to his son Richard suggest that he may have set Richard up in business as a blacksmith during his lifetime, possibly in Norwalk, and therefore considered that Richard had already received his portion.

    Francis married UNKNOWN Bef 1632. died Bef 1658. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  UNKNOWN died Bef 1658.

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    • Record Change: 09 Feb 1999

    Children:
    1. Stephen HOLMES was born Abt 1633, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 15 May 1710, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    2. 2. John HOLMES was born Abt 1635, Beverley, Yorkshore, England; died Bef 1715, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA.
    3. Richard HOLMES was born Abt 1637, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died Between 31 Oct 1704 and 2 Jan 1704/05, Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Ann HOLMES was born Abt 1640, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

  3. 6.  John WATERBURY was born Abt 1614; died 31 Jul 1658, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

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    • Baptism: 30 Dec 1621, Sudbury, England

    Notes:

    Name:
    "Connecticut Ancestry": John Waterbury was born say about 1614, based upon the marriage of his daughter Rachel in 1659. However, he may also have been the son of William Waterbury of Sudbury baptized 30 December 1621. He died intestate at Stamford, Connecticut 31 July 1658.

    John Waterbury sold his house and 8 acres of land at Watertown, Massachusetts to Robert Pearce/Pierce on 15 October 1646, and presumably moved about that time to Stamford, where he was first of record in 1650.

    His wife's name was Rose ?, since it was Rose Waterbury who married Joseph Garnsey at Stamford on 11 My 1659. Many early writers have claimed that she was named Rose Lockwood, and this marriage is often found in the secondary literature. Prindle (Gillespie Ancestry) showed, however, that she could not possibly have been a Lockwood, and that she was instead probably named Rose Taylor, that is, a putative daughter of Gregory Taylor of Watertown and Stamford. He was unable to prove this Taylor connection to his own satisfaction, however, and continued to place a question mark before her surname.....

    The connection with the Taylor family, however, is a sure link to this Stamford family's connection with the Massachusetts Bay. Gregory Taylor of Watertown, another passenger of the Winthrop fleet, member of the original Boston Church, and resident of Watertown, also moved from Watertown to Stamford where he died on 24 September 1657. John Waterbury had a claim on the estate of Gregory Taylor at Stamford, as already noted, and our interpretation of this claim is that John Waterbury's mother had become Taylor's wife....

    John Waterbury served as Deputy from Stamford to the General Court of the New Haven Colony in 1657 and 1658 (the year of his death). Prindle assigned an age at death of only "37 or 38 years" in 1658, but when Anderson's estimate of his birth year is used (1614) then his age at death is a bit more reasonable (44 years). this may be an additional reason for following Anderson's caution about the identity of the William and John Waterburys of Sudbury.

    John Waterbury's widow Rose married Joseph Garnsey/Guernsey at Stamford on 11 May 1659, and had a son, Joseph Garnsey Jr., bon 30 june 1662. Waterbury's estate was not settled by the Probate Court until 1669, at which time Joseph Garnsey was appointed administrator, and Mr. Holly and Lieutenant Bell were appointed overseers of the children "and their disposals and portions." On 14 July 1666 and 19 day 12th month (February) 1668 respectively, Zachariah Dibble for his wife Sarah and John Holmes for his wife Rachel, gave receipts to Joseph Garnsey for their shares in the estate of their wives' deceased father, John Waterbury. On 3 July 1674, John, Jonathan and David Waterbury assigned to their father in law Joseph Garnsey their rights to land in Rocky Neck "which our own father Jno. Waterbury deceased bought of Mr. Law of Stamford & is now in ye possession of Jno. Miller of Stamford..." Then, on 12 February 1684/85, Jonathan and David Waterbury discharged their father in law Joseph Garnsey "forever conserning our portions" of their father's estate, having received their portions in full.

    John married Rose TAYLOR 1638, Watertown, Massachusetts. Rose (daughter of Gregory TAYLOR and Achsah ?) was born 1621, England; died Between 12 Feb 1683 and 1684, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Rose TAYLOR was born 1621, England (daughter of Gregory TAYLOR and Achsah ?); died Between 12 Feb 1683 and 1684, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    Children:
    1. 3. Rachel WATERBURY was born abt. 1642, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died Bef 1710, Bedford, Westchester, New York, USA.
    2. Sarah WATERBURY was born abt. 1645, Watertown, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts; died 02 Sep 1712, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    3. John WATERBURY, Jr. was born 1650, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 28 Nov 1688, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    4. Jonathan WATERBURY was born Abt 1648, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 14 Jan 1701/02, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.
    5. David WATERBURY was born 1655, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA; died 20 Nov 1706, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.


Generation: 4

  1. 14.  Gregory TAYLOR was born Abt 1595; died 24 Sep 1657, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

    Gregory — Achsah ?. Achsah was born Abt 1599; died 1655, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 15.  Achsah ? was born Abt 1599; died 1655, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.

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    • Death: 18 Aug 1657, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

    Children:
    1. 7. Rose TAYLOR was born 1621, England; died Between 12 Feb 1683 and 1684, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA.