William Homes

Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Jun 1785 (aged 69)
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot WALNUT AVENUE, Lot 3176
Memorial ID 147092147 · View Source
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Father: Capt Robert Holmes
Mother: Mary Franklin

The family name was Homes, William being the paternal grandson of Rev. William Homes and Katherine Craighead last of Chilmark (Martha's Vineyard), MA, the former a Scotch Presbyterian divine born in Ireland where wife Kathryn was also born. William's father Robert was also born in Ireland. The family name Homes is misstated as Holmes in the Boston records with Holmes the English form of the surname. Contributor: Don Blauvelt

Alt name: Holmes. William's father was Holmes, the family name is Holmes, but Robert was a silversmith and was constantly in print selling his wares; and died as Homes. His daughters also got married as "Homes".

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Gravesite Details Re-interred 31 May 1862 from tomb 5, Park Street Church, Boston; in the Park Street Church lot.



  • Created by: Jacki Earp, Weymouth, Massachusetts
  • Added: 28 May 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 147092147
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Homes (10 Jan 1716–21 Jun 1785), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147092147, citing Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Jacki Earp, Weymouth, Massachusetts (contributor 47755371) .