Stephen HOLMES

Male Abt 1633 - 1710  (~ 77 years)


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  • Name Stephen HOLMES  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    • "Connecticut Ancestry": Stephen Holmes was born about 1633 and died at Stamford on 15 May 1710. His widow Martha ?, whose maiden name is still unknown, died at Stamford on 13 March 1727/28.

      Stephen Holmes and his brother John were on the list of 21 Stamford residents nominated and approved as freemen of the State of Connecticut at the General Assembly of 14 October 1669 at Hartford.

      As the single recipient of his father's farmland in Stamford, Stephen Holmes acquired additional property in newly-divided sections of Stamford over the years through those original property rights. Paul Prindle found that Stephen received specific properties from the town directly in 1667, 1674, 1685 and 1687, and commonage from the town in 6 other layouts; was the grantee of other properties in 4 other deeds from individuals; and was the grantor in 25 deeds and one exchange.

      As often happened in colonial times and even today, stephen Holmes disposed of most of his property by deed to his children and their spouses over a period from 1702-1704. Some of these properties were in later settlements away from Stamford center - for example, his gift to his son Samuel in 1706 was of 10 1/2 acres east of the Noroton River, therefore in what is now the town of Darien.

      He provided for a homestead for his eldest son Samuel Holmes during his lifetime, but for some reason never transferred the title to Samuel. His widow Martha Holmes who was also the executor of his estate, rectified this on 10 December 1711, when she gave "all that lot of land whereon ye said Samuel Holmes now dwelleth" to Samuel on behalf of herself and her husband's estate.

      The sons-in-law Elisha Holly, John Slason and John Hait also received property from Stephen Holmes, either during his lifetime or from his estate. Because of our particular interest in John Slason and the daughter Mary Holmes, we may note that on 8 October 1703, Stephen Holmes gave his daughter "Mary the wife of John Slason one acre of meadow in part of her portion." the deed was witnessed by Steven Holmes Jr. and Sarah Holmes, her H mark, and acknowledged as a deed of gift by David Waterbury, J.P. [1]
    Born Abt 1633  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5, 7
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 May 1710  Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 9
    Person ID I29510  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2012 

    Father Francis HOLMES,   b. Abt 1600, Beverly, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 27 Jun 1673 and 03 Mar 1676, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother UNKNOWN,   d. Bef 1658 
    Married Bef 1632  [6
    Family ID F09123  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha ?,   b. Abt 1640,   d. Between 13 Mar 1727 and 1728, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Martha HOLMES,   b. Abt 1666, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1724, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)  [Natural]
     2. Samuel HOLMES,   b. Abt 1669, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Natural]
     3. Mary HOLMES,   b. Abt 1672, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1745, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
     4. John HOLMES,   b. Abt 1674, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1703, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     5. Stephen HOLMES,   b. 1676, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Rebecca HOLMES,   b. Abt 1680, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1749, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Natural]
     7. Abigail HOLMES,   b. Abt 1682, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1754, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)  [Natural]
     8. Sarah HOLMES,   b. Abt 1684, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1709, Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F05996  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S4918] Connecticut Ancestry 2008 May Vol. 50 No. 4.

    2. [S02422] History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Vol. l by genealogy.com.

    3. [S00025] "Descendants of George Slawson" Fairfield Co., Connecticut by Rootsweb.

    4. [S00043] "Descendants of Richard Slawson from familytreemaker".

    5. [S00022] "Descendants of Francis Holmes " at USGenWebProject - Fairfield County, Connecticut.

    6. [S02438] holmes.ged.
      Date of Import: Aug 20, 2003

    7. [S03262] RootsWeb: World Connect - Stamford, CT Familes (1641-1935) by Barbara Kaye.

    8. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    9. [S03428] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Stamford.