Thomas Holbrook1,2,3

M, b. circa 1 March 1599, d. before 10 March 1677
FatherWilliam Holbrook I b. c 1562, d. b 1 Feb 1626
MotherEdith Sanders b. c 1568, d. c 11 Jun 1612
     Thomas was born circa 1 March 1599 in Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England. On 1 March 1599, he was christened in Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England, at St. John the Baptist Church. Thomas married Jane Powys on 12 September 1616 in Glastonbury, Somersetshire, England, at St. John the Baptist Church. He & his family resided in the parish of Broadway, Somersetshire, England. On 20 March 1634, Thomas & his wife, Jane, left from the port of Weymouth in Dorsetshire, with the Hull Company aboard the ship, "Marygould", bound for New England. They came a shore at Boston on 5 May 1635. Among the passengers on the ship were Thomas Holbrooke aged 34 years, his wife: Jane aged 34 years; children: John aged 11 years, Thomas aged 10 years, Anne aged 5 years, Elizabeth aged 1 year. They came from the parish of Broadway, Somersetshire, England. The passengers went to Wessaguscus where in July the name changed to Weymouth..4,3 Thomas made his will on 31 December 1668 at Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Thomas Holbrook of Weymouth bequeathed to “Jane, my beloved wife, during her life, my whole estate . . . at her dispose for her necessary and comfortable maintenance” ; to “my endeared children all my estate, of whatever quality and quanity soever the same shall be, that shall remain at my wife Jane’s decease, there being six of them, three sons and three daughters, to be equally divided between them, always provided that my eldest son, John Holbrooke, shall have a double portion, and the rest of my estate to be divided equally, viz: unto my son Thomas Holbrook, my son William Holbrook, unto my daughter Anne Rennolds, unto my daughter Elizabeth Hatch, and unto my daughter Jane Drake, to be equally divided amongst them as near as may be”; to “my grandchild John Holbrooke the eldest, my sword”; to “my grandchild Peter Holbrooke my gun and my gray mare colt”; to “my grandchild William Holbrook my musket”; to “all my grandchildren that shall be living at my wife Jane’s decease, two shillings apiece”; I do hereby make and ordain my loving wife, the abovesaid Jane Holbrooke, executrix during her life, and at her decease, I do appoint, make and ordain executor . . . my loving son John Holbrooke”
A codicil was added: “Whereas Peter Holbrooke my grandchild hath been as a servant , and hath been helpful to me Thomas Holbrooke, and my wife Jane in our old age, for the space of about eight years before the date of these presents, and still remains with us as dutiful child, I, Thomas Holbrooke, Senior, this 31st of Deceember, 1673, do will and bequeath unto my beloved grandchild Peter Holbrooke, his heirs and assignees, my dwelling house and about three acres of orchard and arable land, situate and being in Weymouth.

He wrote a codicil to his will on 31 December 1673. Thomas departed this life in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. The inventory of Thomas's estate was taken on Wednesday, 10 March 1677. His estate was valued at 129 pounds 1 shilling - 40 pounds was real estate "house, orchard, and land adjoining to it". His will was probated on 24 April 1677.


Jane Powys b. 1600, d. bt 31 Dec 1673 - 24 Apr 1677


  1. [S299] Fellow Institute of American Genealogy and compiled & arranged by Annette Cummings Holbrook McMasters
    Andrew Roberts Lord, Holbrook and Allied Families, pages 6-7.
  2. [S962] The Ancestry of Jane Holbrook wife of Thomas Drake of Weymouth, MassachusettTS: Thomas Holbrook and his family -
  3. [S457] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Thomas Holbrook.
  4. [S609] John Camden Hotten, Immigrants Who Went To America 1600-1700, page 285 - Bound for New England - Weymouth ye 20th March 1635.