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Nicholas Holt
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Birth: 1608
Southampton, England
Death: Jan. 30, 1685
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA

NICHOLAS & ELIZABETH (SHORT) HOLT, his first wife, came on the JAMES, to Dorchester in 1635. He was deposed on Feb. 11, 1671 and gave his age as 63 yrs. making his birth year 1608. Savage gives his age at death as 83, which makes his birth year 1602.

He was a tanner by trade and an original settler of Newbury where historic accounts refer to Holt's Neck and Holt's Rock. On Sept. 1, 1635, he witnessed a legal paper. He was made a freeman of Mass. on May 17, 1637 and was chosen as town surveyor on April 19, 1638.

The family next removed to Andover around 1644 and was an original settler in the southern part of the town known as "Holt Hill". His name is on a list of the Church of Andover, organized Oct. 24, 1641, as sixth of the first ten members who were freeholders. In 1647, he was one of the persons appointed to lay out the road from Reading to Andover.

He married second Hannah (Bradstreet) Rolfe, daughter of Humphrey Bradstreet and widow of Daniel Rolfe in June of 1658. She died June 20, 1665 and he married third on May 21, 1666, Martha, widow of Roger Preston.
In 1680 he conveyed 20 acres of upland to his son-in-law, Roger Marks. The name, Nicholas Holt, was on the list of the ten original members of the Church of Andover, organized October 24, 1645.

The children of Nicholas Holt... by first wife (from "Pioneers of Mass." by Pope, p. 238):
1. Elizabeth b. March 30, 1636
2. Mary b. Oct. 6, 1638, m. Thomas Johnson
3. Sarah b. June 2, 1640
4. Samuel b. Oct. 5, 1641
5. Henry (a father in 1670)
6. James (a father in 1679)
7. Nicholas (a father in 1680)
8. Priscilla b. and d. 1653

by second wife
9. Rebecca b. Nov. 14, 1662
10. John b. Jan. 11, 1663-4
Family links: 
  Thomas Holt (1576 - ____)
  Elizabeth Short Holt (1605 - 1656)*
  Hannah Bradstreet Rolfe Holt (____ - 1665)*
  Martha Blessing Towne Preston Holt (1622 - 1702)*
  Elizabeth Holt Farnum (1636 - 1710)*
  Mary Holt Johnson (1638 - 1700)*
  Samuel Holt (1641 - 1703)*
  Henry Holt (1644 - 1719)*
  Nicholas Holt (1647 - 1715)*
  James Holt (1651 - 1690)*
*Calculated relationship
Old North Parish Burying Ground
North Andover
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: May 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36812547
Nicholas Holt
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- akamastsu
 Added: Oct. 30, 2016

- Deborah Barber
 Added: Sep. 2, 2016
To our immigrant ancestor, Nicholas, may you rest in peace.
- Darrell and Joan Mansur
 Added: Jul. 26, 2016
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