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Winifred Henchman Holman
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Birth: unknown
Death: Oct. 15, 1671
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

William Holman married by 1627 Winifred _____. She died at Cambridge on 16 October 1671, "aged 74 years" (a slight exaggeration, by comparison with her age at migration, and with the age of her youngest child). (On 1 November 1626, "William Holman, widower," married "Winifred Henchman" at Preston Capes, Northamptonshire; this may well be the immigrant couple, but further research is indicated.)
They had 8 children: Hannah Johnson, Jeremiah, Mary, Sarah Parker, Abraham, Isaac, Seeth Ross, Elizabeth Adams.
Evidence for the marriages for two of the daughters, Hannah and Elizabeth, comes from the settlement of the estate of their brother Abraham. On 21 February 1711/2, Ebenezer Littlefield, Thomas Ross, John Ross, Jeremiah Holman, Nathaniel Parker, Joseph Daniels attorney for Mrs. Eliz[abeth] Adams, Caleb Johnson and Samuel Parker gave a receipt for their shares in the estate. Caleb Johnson was son of Hannah (Holman) Johnson; Jeremiah Holman was son of Jeremiah Holman; Nathaniel Parker, Samuel Parker, and the wife of Ebenezer Littlefield were children of Sarah (Holman) Parker; Thomas Ross and John Ross were sons of Seeth (Holman) Ross; and Joseph Daniels was son-in-law of Elizabeth (Holman) Adams, thus accounting for all of the siblings of Abraham Holman who left descendants.
In 1659 various members of the family of JOHN GIBSON {1634, Cambridge} accused Winifred and Mary Holman of witchcraft, but there is no record of a trial resulting from these charges. Early in 1660, Winifred and Mary charged John Gibson Senior and his wife, Rebecca (Gibson) Stearns, and John Gibson Junior with defamation. Winifred was unsuccessful in her suits against the first three, but Mary Holman won her suit against John Gibson Junior. This defamation suit generated many documents, some of them long and detailed, which are very revealing about the characters involved and about daily life in Cambridge at the time.
Family links: 
  William Holman (1594 - 1652)
  Jeremiah Holman (1628 - 1709)*
  Seath Holman Roos (1640 - 1695)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Linda Mac
Record added: Mar 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34313957

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