M, b. circa 1562, d. before 1 February 1626
|Father||Thomas Holbrook II b. c 1530, d. 1571|
|Mother||Constance Thayer b. c 1538|
William was born circa 1562 in Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England. William married Edith Sanders circa 1586 in England. William's parish was the church of St. John the Baptist. William's wife, Edith, died circa 11 June 1612 in Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England, leaving him a widower. William made his will on 11 December 1625 at Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England. It is noted as a quaint document. He divided his possessions among his children: Thomas, John if living, William the younger, Basil [daughter], and three grandsons. His son William was made executor and "Clement Weaver ye elder, Thomas Tyly, and my sonne Thomas Holbrook" as overseers. Among the bequests was one of a piece of land "att yc moore geate" to "my three grandchildren, Clement Weaver the yonger, Edmund Tyly and Thomas Holbrook ye yonger" in event of the death of their uncle, John Holbrook. It is recorded at Wells, the county seat of Sommersetshire, England.3 William departed this life before 1 February 1626 in Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England. He was buried in Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England, in St. John the Baptist Churchyard. His will was probated in February 1626.
|Edith Sanders b. c 1568, d. c 11 Jun 1612|
- [S299] Fellow Institute of American Genealogy and compiled & arranged by Annette Cummings Holbrook McMasters
Andrew Roberts Lord, Holbrook and Allied Families, page 6.
- [S962] The Ancestry of Jane Holbrook wife of Thomas Drake of Weymouth, MassachusettTS: William Holbrook and his family - www.xroyvision.com.au/drake/research/240.htyml.
- [S316] Lucius Egbert Weaver, History and Genelogy of a Branch of the Weaver Family
, pages 60-64 - "Two years later, Dec. 11, 1625, his father-in-law, William Holbrook, made his will, naming "Clement Weaver ye elder, Thomas Tyly, and my sonne Thomas Holbrook" as overseers. Among the bequests was one of a piece of land "att yc moore geate" to "my three grandchildren, Clement Weaver the yonger, Edmund Tyly and Thomas Holbrook yc yonger" in event of the death of their uncle, John Holbrook.
The earliest mention we have of Clement, Jr., is in the will of his grandfather Holbrook Dec. 11, 1625, wherein provision was made that he and his cousins, Thomas Holbrook, Jr., and Edmund Tyly should have "my ground att ye moore geate together wth ye leases and conveyances thereof" .... "if my son John Holbrook be dead." But "if he be livinge" John is to have this land. As the testator died within two months he probably never learned anything more of his son. Nor do we know whether he came back or not."