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Nicholas HOLT of Newbury and Andover
Elizabeth __?__
Martha (__?__) PRESTON
Husband:  Nicholas HOLT / HOLTE, Sr.
Birth:  1601/2, of Romsey, Hampshire, England
Death:  30 Jan 1685, Andover, Essex Co., MA
Occupation:  tanner
Event:  1637, admitted Freeman
Marriage-1:  bef. 1635, England
Wife-1:  Elizabeth [SHORT?]
Birth:  1606, England
Death:  9 Nov 1656, Andover, Essex Co., MA
Father:  Henry SHORT? (b. 1580, England; d. 13 Feb 1672, MA)
Marriage-2:  12 Jun 1658, Andover, Essex Co., MA
Wife-2:  Hannah BRADSTREET
Death:  20 Jun 1665, Andover, Essex Co., MA
Other spouse:  m1.  Mr. POPE (some sources say Daniel ROLFE)
Father:  Humphrey BRADSTREET
Marriage-3:  21 May 1666, Andover, Essex Co., MA
Wife-3:  Martha __?__
Birth:  1622, Ipswich, Essex Co., MA
Death:  21 Mar 1702/3, Andover, Essex Co., MA 
Other spouse:  m1. Roger PRESTON
Children with Elizabeth:
probably born in England:
  1.  Hannah HOLT, b. prob. in or bef. 1635; d. 30 Mar 1724, Andover, Essex Co., MA; m. 8 Mar 1668, Salem, Essex Co., MA, Robert GRAY (1634-1718)

born in Newbury, Essex Co., MA:
  2.  Elizabeth HOLT, b. 30 Mar 1636
  3.  Mary HOLT, b. 6 Oct 1638
  4.  Samuel HOLT, b. 6 Oct or Nov 1641

born in Andover, Essex Co., MA:
  5.  Henry HOLT (Sr.), b. 1644, 
  6.  Nicholas HOLT, Jr.,  b. 1647
  7.  James HOLT, b. 1651
  8.  Priscilla HOLT, b. 20 Jun 1653; d.s.p. 16 Oct 1653

Children with Hannah BRADSTREET:
born in Andover, Essex Co., MA:
  9.  Rebecca HOLT, b. 14 Nov 1662
10.  John HOLT, b. 14 Jan 1663/4
Children with Martha (__?__) PRESTON: 

Year Location Event
1601/2 England: Hampshire: Romsey birth of Nicholas HOLT
1606 England birth of Elizabeth [SHORT?]
1622 MA: Essex Co.: Ipswich birth of Martha __?__
bef. 1635  England marriage of Nicholas HOLT & Elizabeth [SHORT?]
bef. 1635 England birth of daughter, Hannah
1635 Southampton to Boston family sailed on the James to America
1635 Boston to Newbury family moved
1636 MA: Essex Co.: Newbury birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1637   Nicholas HOLT, admitted Freeman
1638 MA: Essex Co.: Newbury birth of daughter, Mary
1641 MA: Essex Co.: Newbury birth of son, Samuel
1644 Newbury > Andover family moved
1644 MA: Essex Co.: Andover birth of son, Henry
1647 MA: Essex Co.: Andover birth of son, Nicholas, Jr.
1651 MA: Essex Co.: Andover birth of son, James
1653 MA: Essex Co.: Andover birth and death of daughter, Priscilla
1656 MA: Essex Co.: Andover death of Elizabeth (SHORT?) HOLT
1657 MA: Essex Co.: Andover marriage of daughter, Mary, to Thomas JOHNSON
1658 MA: Essex Co.: Andover marriage of Nicholas HOLT & Hannah BRADSTREET
1658   marriage of daughter, Elizabeth, to Ralph FARNUM
1662 MA: Essex Co.: Andover birth of daughter, Rebecca
1663/4 MA: Essex Co., Andover birth of son, John
1665 MA: Essex Co., Andover death of Hannah (HOLT) BRADSTREET
1666 MA: Essex Co., Andover marriage of Nicholas HOLT & Martha (__?__) PRESTON
1668/9 MA: Essex Co., Andover marriage of son, Henry, to Sarah BALLARD
1669   marriage of daughter, Hannah,  to Robert GRAY
1675   marriage of son, James, to Hannah ALLEN
1679   marriage of son, Nicholas, Jr., to Mary [RUSSELL?]
1685 MA: Essex Co.: Andover death of Nicholas HOLT
1685   marriage of son, John, to Sarah GEEREY
1702/3 MA: Essex Co.: Andover  death of Martha (__?__) PRESTON HOLT


1.  Lucius Manlius Boltwood.  1849.  "Marriages in the Town of Andover, MS., from 1647 to 1700." New England Historical and Genealogical Register 3(Jan): 65-68.  On p. 65:
Nicholas Holt & Hannah Pope (widdow) were married Jun 12, 1658
Nicholas Holt & Widow Prestone married May 21, 1666

2.  Daniel S. Durrie  1864.  A Genealogical History of the Holt Family in the United States: more particularly, Descendants of Nicholas Holt of Newbury and Andover, Mass., 1634-1644.  Munsell, Albany, NY.

3.  Holt Association of America.  1930.  The First Three Generations of Holts in America. Moore Printing Co., Newburgh, NY.

4.  The Preston/Lindsey Trail, self-published (1995) by Rosaline Preston (17369 Road 6 SE, Warden, WA 98857) and Carol Huber  (10508-A Witter Springs Rd., Witter Springs, CA 95493).  On p. 2:
Widow Preston married Nicholas Holt, 21 May 1666.  It is said that this marriage was arranged by Nicholas' sons, they promising that if she should survive their father, they would care for her the rest of her life.  This they did, for Nicholas died 30 Jan 1685 at age 83 and Martha lived until 21 Mar 1703 to about 80 years of age.

5.  Lucius Manluis Boltwood.  1848.  "Deaths in the town of Andover, Ms., from 1650 to 1700."  New England Historical and Genealogical Register 2: 377-381.
p. 378 Nicholas Holt Sen. Jan 30 1685 ag'd 104 yrs
All other sources give his age at death as 83.

6.  John Farmer.  1829.  Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England.  Carter, Andrews & Co., Lancaster, MA (republ. 1964/69 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore; online at GenealogyLibrary.com).
p. 148 HOLT, NICHOLAS, Newbury 1635, removed to Andover, and was one of the founders of the church there 1645, died in 1685.  He had sons, Samuel, b. at Newbury, 6 Nov. 1641; Henry; Nicholas; James; and John. He had two daughters b. at Newbury in 1636 and 1638.
p. 351 To the following persons may be added or corrected the year of their admission as freemen of the Massachusetts Colony...
Holt, Nicholas, 1637...

7.  National Society of Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America.  1975.  Founders and Patriots of America Index. (reprinted 1989/93 by Genealogical Publ. Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-506).  Numbers are volume and page numbers to the volumes of pedigrees.
p. vii In each lineage is a Founder who arrived in one of the Colonies between May 13, 1607, and May 13, 1687, and a Patriot ancestor who gave military, civil service, or other aid in establishing American Independence in the period of 1775 to 1784.
p. 114 HOLT...
Nicholas (1602-Jan. 30, 1685) m. .... Elizabeth Short MASS XV, 36; XVII, 47; XVIII, 89; XXI, 19, 20; XXIX, 375; XXX, 121, 162; XXXIII, 270...
Silas (....-....) m. a. 1776 Sarah Harrington XXIX, 375
Obviously, Nicholas is our founder, Silas is our patriot, and the record we need is in vol. 29, p. 375.

8.  Mary Louise Marshall Hutton, compiler.  1981.  Seventeenth Century Colonial Ancestors, Supplement Number One, 1975-1979.  National Society of Colonial Dames.  (Broderbund CD-506).  On p. 33:
Holt, Nicholas (1602-1685) Mass.; m. Elizabeth Short. Proprietor.

9.  William Armstrong Crozier, ed.  1904.  Crozier's General Armory: a Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor.  Fox, Duffield, & Co., New York (1957, Southern Book Co., Baltimore, MD; Broderbund CD-368).  On p. 73:
HOLT.  Massachusetts.
Nicholas Holt, Newbury, 1635.
Azure, two bars or; in chief a cross formée fitchée of the last.
CREST -- A squirrel sejant or, holding a hazel-branch, slipped and fructed; all ppr.
MOTTO -- Exaltavit humiles.

10.  LDS.  Ancestral File (online).

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