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Rev Obadiah Holmes

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Rev Obadiah Holmes

  • Birth 18 Mar 1610 Didsbury, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
  • Death 15 Oct 1682 Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Burial Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
  • Memorial ID 19730766

Upon arriving in America he was admitted to membership in The Church of England in Salem, MA. On Mar 24, 1639, he established a glass foundry, the first in America to make window glass. However, he became a victim of religious persecution, was excommunicated from the church at Salem, and in 1646 moved his famiy from Salem to Rehoboth, MA. On Oct 2, 1650 Obadiah Holmes and others of Rehoboth, were indicted by the Grand Jury at New Plymouth for holding meetings in their homes on Sunday. This indictment prompted his move from MA to Newport, RI. There he became a colleague of Roger Williams, and the 2nd minister of the first Baptist Church in Newport,RI, taking the leadership of the church while Pastor John Clarke, M.D. was England.

He was christened at Didsbury, Co.Lancashire on Mar 18,1609/10, the son of Robert Hulme Jr and Catherine (Johnson) Hulme. His stone suggests a birth as early as 1606.

He married Catherine Hyde on 20 Nov 1630 at Manchester, Co.Lancashire, England.

Children: John Holmes, Jonathan Holmes, Mary Holmes Brown, Lydia Holmes Bowne, Martha Holmes Odlin, Samuel Holmes, Obadiah Holmes Jr, John Holmes, Joseph Holmes, and Hopestill Holmes Taylor.


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"In Memory of the Rev. Obadiah Holmes Baptist Minister from Great Britain who died October 15th 1682 in the 76th year of his age"


  • Maintained by: Kevin Avery
  • Originally Created by: Superkentman
  • Added: 5 Jun 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19730766
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Obadiah Holmes (18 Mar 1610–15 Oct 1682), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19730766, citing Holmes Lot, Middletown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Kevin Avery (contributor 47024642) .