Joseph Holloway

Joseph HOLLOWAY (1605 – 1645) was Alex’s 9th Great Grandfather; one of 1,024 in this generation of the Miller line.

Joseph Holloway – Coat of Arms

Joseph Holloway (Holley) was born in 1605 in West Anglia, an area north of London, England.  He married Rose Holly ALLEN about 1628 in Weymouth, Dorset, England. Joseph is listed on the roll of The “Elizabeth and Ann” which left London, England, arriving in Massachusetts Bay. Registration was open between 13 April – 14 May 1635. Her master was Robert Cooper. (sometimes Cowper) … #87 Holloway Jo. 21,   Joseph died in Dec 1645 in Sandwich, Mass.

Rose Holly Allen was born in 1610 in Bridgewater, Somerset, England.  Her parents were George ALLEN the Elder and [__?__] After Joseph died, she married  William Newland 19 May 1648 Sandwich, Mass. Rose died in 1691 in Sandwich, Mass.

Children of Joseph and Rose:

Name Born Married Departed
1. Joseph Holloway (Holly) c. 1636
Barnstable, Mass
Mary Hull
11 May 1657 Sandwich, Mass
5 Sep 1692
Sandwich, Mass
2. Sarah HOLLOWAY 1640 Sandwich, Plymouth Colony Joseph ALLEN
Jul 1662
Dartmouth, Mass
3. Mary Holloway 1643
Sandwich, Mass
Nathaniel Fitz Randolph (son of Edward FITZ RANDOLPH)
11 Mar 1662 Barnstable, Mass
12 Jul 1703 Woodbridge, Middlesex, NJ
4. Experience Holloway (Holley) 1644
Barnstable, Mass
John Goodspeed
9 Jan 1667/68
Suffolk, Barnstable, Mass
Barnstable, Mass
5. Hopestill Holloway (Holly) 1646
Barnstable, Mass
Dr. Samuel Worden
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Mass
15 Sep 1715
Stonington, Connecticut

Children of Rose and William Newland

Name Born Married Departed
6. Mary Newland 16 Apr 1649
Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
 4 Sep 1658
Sandwich, Mass
7. Mercy Newland 16 Apr 1649
Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
William Edwards?
1685 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Mass
16 Jun 1674
Duxbury, Mas
8. Rose Newland 1651
Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
Joseph Buck
2 Feb 1683 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
25 Nov 1683
Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
9. Elizabeth Newland 1653
Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
4 Sep 1658
Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.

Joseph settled first in Saugus (Lynn), MA about 1635, but in 1637 moved to Sandwich, Barnstable, MA, with 61 other families. He was a millwright (miller).

Joseph Holloway lived in Sandwich, MA as early as 1641. He was on a committee to set apart the land of the whites from that of the Indians. Joseph also lived at Dorchester in 1634, and at Weymouth in 1639.

Here’s Barack’s Genealogy:

1) Joseph Holloway (1605-1647) married 1641 Rose Allen (1609-1692)
2) Mary Holloway (1638-1703) married 1662 Nathaniel FitzRandolph (1642-1713)
3) Samuel FitzRandolph (1668-1754) married Mary Jones (????-1760)
4) Prudence FitzRandolph (1696-1766) married 1716 Shubael Smith (1693-1768)
5) Mary Smith (1716-1791) married 1730 Jonathan Dunham (1710-????)
6) Samuel Dunham (1742-1824) married 1770 Hannah Ruble (1753-????)
7) Jacob Dunham (1795-1865) married 1819 Catherine Goodnight (1794-????)
8) Jacob Mackey Dunham (1824-1907) married 1853 Maria Eliza Stroup (1837-????)
9) Jacob William Dunham (1863-1937) married 1890 Mary Ann Kearney (1869-????)
10) Ralph Waldo Emerson Dunham (1894-1970) married 1915 Ruth Lucille Armour (1900-????)
11) Stanley Armour Dunham (1918-1992) married 1940 Madelyn Lee Payne (1922-????)
12) Shirley Ann Dunham (1942-1995) married 1960 Barack Hussein Obama (1936-living)
13) Barack Hussein Obama (1961- living)
14) Malia and Sasha!

and here’s ours
1. Joseph HOLLOWAY (1605 – 1645)
2. Sarah HOLLOWAY (1640-1675) Joseph ALLEN (1642 – 1704 )
3. William ALLEN (1673 – 1760)
4. Elizabeth ALLEN was born 1 Dec 1725 Seth MORTON (1722 – 1802)
5. Ruth MORTON b.  3 Jun 1752 in Freetown, Mass. m. Enoch DOW (1744 – 1813)
6. Ruth DOW b. 1 Dec 1787 m. Abraham ESTEY (1790 – )
7. Mary ESTEY b. 5 Jan 1820 in New Brunswick m. George MILLER (1817 – 1860)
Frank Nelson MILLER (1858 – 1903)
9. Genevieve MILLER (1899 -1965) m.  Horace Horton BLAIR (1894 – 1965)
10. Nancy and Everett
11. Mark, Janet and Ellen
12. Alex!

William Newland

William was born in 1610 in England. His parents were William Newland (1580 – 1673) and Agnus Greenway (1587 – 1653). William’s sister Mary married Henry HOWLAND’s son Henry. He first married 17 Jan 1627 Boston, Lincolnshire, , England to Catherine Mellowes.  William died 6 Jun 1694 Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.

Rose Allen and her second husband, William Newland, were fined 10 shillings for being at a Quaker meeting on October 2, 1661, and that same year, William Newland was complained of for having entertained a Quaker in his home.

In 1657, “the people called Quakers” made their first appearance in Sandwich. In Bowden’s “History of the Society of Friends in America,”it is mentioned that two English Friends named ‘Christopher Holden  (See Puritans v. Quakers – Boston Martyrs) and John Copeland came to Sandwich on the 20th of 6th month ,1657, and had a number of meetings, and that their arrival was hailed with feelings of satisfaction by many who had long been burdened with a lifeless ministry and dead forms in religion. But the town had its advocates of reliigous intolerance and no small commotion ensued.” The Governor issued a warrant for their arrest, but when a copy of the warrant was asked for by William Newland at whose house the meetings had been held, it was refused and its execution was resisted. A severe rebuke and a fine was then inflicted upon them. The two prisoners,  were sentenced to be whipped, but the selectmen of the town declined to act in the case and the marshal was obliged to take them to Barnstable to find a magistrate willing to comply with the order.


1. Joseph Holloway (Holly)

Joseph’s wife Mary Hull was born 30 Sep 1645 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. Her parents were Tristham Hull and Blanche [Ridley?]. Joseph died 1692 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.

Tristham Hull came to America about 1635, with his father, Joseph. He became a sea captain. He married about, 1643, age 19, to Blanch Ridley. He first resided in Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA. He was constable in 1661, and also selectman.

Tristam, along with several brothers, became a Quaker. His views frequently embroiled him with the authorities.

Their son, Capt. John Hull, mentions in his will, “a cousin, Mark Ridley.” This has led to the opinion that Blanch is the sister of Mark Ridley.

2. Sarah HOLLOWAY (See Joseph ALLEN‘s page)

3. Mary Holloway

Mary’s husband Nathaniel Fitz Randolph was born 15 May 1642 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Edward Fitz Randolph and Elizabeth Blossom.  After Mary died, he married 12 Apr 1706 to Jane Curtis Ogborn Hampton.  Nathaniel died 21 Nov 1713 in Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey.

Woodbridge, Middlesex, New Jersey

Our  Nathaniel, eldest of ten children, was born at Barnstable, Mass., in 1642. He and his immediate descendants were the only members of this prominent family belonging to the Friends. It is thought Nathaniel joined the Society at his marriage in 1662.He suffered persecution from Plymouth government and was fined 10 pounds (1663) & 2 pounds, 2 shillings (1669) by Plymouth court. Before 1677, he received severe beating from Puritan neighbor after a religious argument and that same year he exchanged house in Barnstable for land in Woodbridge, NJ. He was succesful in New Jersey serving on the Vigilance Committeeman, Assoc Justice & High Sheriff of Middlesex Co, NJ, State Assemblyman, Overseer of Highways, Woodbridge Town Committeeman. Before 1713 he was a patentee of 590 acres of land in Middlesex Co, NJ.

In 1704 his house was opened for weekly meetings of the Friends. He died in 1713. His descendants have married with the Hulls, the Kinseys, the Hartshorns, the Hamptons, the Marshes, the Vails, the Laings, the Websters, the Shotwells and the Smiths.

On the 24th of August, 1704, at a quarterly meeting held in Shrewsbury, it was “agreed” that “for time to come it [the meeting] should be kept at Nathaniel Fitz Randolph’s house, in Woodbridge every first day of the week until Friends se kause to alter it.” “it was then and there proposed by some friends in and about Woodbridge, to wit, John Kensy, Benjamin Griffith, William Sutton and John Laing whether it might not be konvenient to have a Preparative-meeting setled there to be held once a month? the Question was considered by friends and they answered, that it was their sence that it might be Serviceable and agreed to it, and left the appointment of the day when it should be held, to the friends of Woodbridge meeting.”

The Woodbridge meetings, except two, (held at John Kinsey’s in November & December, 1707) continued from this time forward to be held at the house of Fitz Randolph until the Friends had completed their meeting house, in which the first session was held September 19th, 1713. We cannot tell where Fitz Randolph dwelt; hence we cannot designate the locality where the Quakers met, for so many years, in harmonious council. Nor are we wiser in regard to the house of Benjamin Griffith where the first Quaker meeting in the village was convened. In 1707 we find the latter spoken of as an inhabitant of Amboy, from which we infer that he had returned to that place, although he attended the Woodbridge meetings with unabated interest. It may not be out of place to state that some well-informed people believe Nathaniel Fitz Randolph’s residence to have occupied the site of the building which was the property of the late John Barron, near the depot on Green Street.

On the 18th of August the building of a Meeting-house was again discussed, John Kinsy offering a plot of ground for the purpose. Kinsy’s offer was not accepted on account of the inconvenience of the locality in which his land lay. It was resolved, however, to select a suitable place. In September, Nathaniel Fitz Randolph reported that no eligible spot had been heard of; but in October he stated that a man willing to sell a desirable piece of ground had been found. He was authorized to effect the purchase of it. On the 21st of January, 1706, he informed the Friends that the land, comprising of half an acre, could be obtained for six pounds. The meeting approved the proceedings of Fitz Randolph, and he was directed to make the purchase in his own name. A subscription of eleven shillings and six pence was paid, which was swelled at subsequent meetings to the full amount required. William Sutton, being about to remove from Piscataway to Burlington, on the 15th of June donated a year-old steer “towards building [the] Meeting-house.” The animal was taken to be “wintered” for 6s. by Thomas Sutton, son of William, by order of the Friends. At this date the land in question had been laid out by Nathaniel Fitz Randolph and John Allen; and a deed was written by the Clerk, Benjamin Griffith, by which the land was held in trust for the Quakers by Fitz Randolph and John Kinsy. John Allen, formerly minister of the Woodbridge Town Church, was the man from whom the plot was bought , the said Allen owning considerable property about where the Methodist Episcopal Church now stands. Many of our Woodbridge readers remember the Friends’ burial place recently occupied by the lecture-room of the Methodists; but few, if any, are aware that a Quaker Meeting House once stood there. Such is the fact, and the history of this ancient building, no trace of which is left, is that which we are now recounting. How soon, alas, perishes all the handiwork of man! This house cost much sacrifice and toil to complete it, as the records show; but what remains, except these yellow leaves, to tell us the struggles of the godly worshipers. May they sleep the sleep of the just in their unknown graves, for the story of their toils is know to One who giveth rest to His beloved.

Fitz Randolph Gates

Nathaniel’s nephew Nathaniel Fitz Randolph is the man most responsible for Princeton University being located in Princeton. He was a large land owner in and about Princeton, and one of its prominent citizens. A number of other locations for the college of New Jersey were considered. New Brunswick was more favored than any other site by the Trustees, but Fitz Randolph by his energy fulfilled the monetary requirements for the location of the college, where others failed, and won the prize.

The myth surrounding Fitz Randolph Gate prevents most students from venturing out the main exit.

The FitzRandolph Gate was initially constructed to keep townspeople off the University campus. It was built in 1905 and kept closed and locked, except during the Parade and graduation. The graduation march through the gate, which is still observed, symbolizes the graduates’ transition from the University into the larger world.

The gate was also opened occasionally to honor notable visitors.  For example, President Grover Cleveland passed through the gate during his visit to campus.

In 1970, the gate was permanently cemented open, at the request of the Class of 1970. This gesture was intended to reflect improving relations with the town. The opening also embodied a greater significance.  Given the student uproar over Vietnam and Cambodia, it was an attempt to symbolize that Princeton was open and responsive to the world, and not just a cloistered ivy tower.  Since 1970, the gate has remained open for regular use. However, the superstition that emerged shortly after the opening has caused some students to avoid the gate.

According to the myth, students may imperil their graduation by exiting the gate towards Nassau Street.   While entering the gate is apparently safe, some students still take extra precaution.

“I know people that won’t walk in the gates,” said Emily Moxley ’05. “I always laugh at them when I walk in and they take an extra minute or two to go to one of the side gates.

Some alumni are still quite serious about observing FitzRandolph protocol. Michelle Yun ’06 visited campus as a pre-frosh with Thomas F. Schrader ’72. At the time, she was not aware of the myth and nearly walked out of the gate to take a photograph.  “Mr. Schrader jumped up . . . and grabbed me with both arms, pulling me back suddenly,” she said.  Since the incident, Yun says she will not enter or exit the gate and will not permit anyone walking with her to do so either.

Edward Fitz Randolph came with his parents when a lad from Nottinghamshire in old England to New England in 1630, and lived at Barnstable, Massachusetts. There he married a wife whose maiden name was Blossom. Her parents had fled from persecution in England in about 1620. They put into Holland and she was born there.”

Edward Fitz Randolph and his family left their Massachusetts home in 1669, and settled in East Jersey, near the mouth of the Raritan river, where he purchased from the Proprietary a large tract of land. Several of his older sons also taking up lands in their own right at the same time. At the time of Edward’s death in 1675 his land had not been surveyed.

Several of the Fitz Randolph families made East Jersey their home for many generations. But Benjamin in a few years moved to the site of the present town of Princeton. Our knowledge of his family is entirely due to the records left by his son Nathaniel Fitz Randolph of Princeton.

4. Experience Holloway (Holley)

Experience’s husband John Goodspeed was born 15 Jun 1645 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Roger Goodspeed and Alice Layton. John died 1719 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Mass.

John Goodspeed spent the first few years of his life at Barnstable, MA, but after about 1647 lived uninterruptedly at Misteake (now Marstons Mills), Barnstable, MA.  Upon his marriage, his father gave him a small tract of land at Misteake for a home, probably the nucleus of the estate owned by him.

After reaching the proper age, he was made a freeman and townsman.  In 1675-1676 he participated in the Narragansett Wars of King Philip and his allies.  He was in the 3rd expedition under Capt. Thomas Howes [son of Thomas HOWES] of Yarmouth , and very probably was in one or more of the other three expeditions.  In the division of the gratuity of land granted the soldiers of these wars, John received 112 lots.  He probably participated in the bloody battle of Rehoboth on March 26, 1676.

John’s admission as a townsman entitled him to participate in the division of lands of the town propriety. In 1678, his father transferred to him and his brother Ebenezer all of the old homestead except six acres, in consideration of their maintaining him and their mother during the rest of their lives. The old homestead at Misteake (now Marston Mills) is early referred to as “at the South Sea” and the Goodspeeds were called “South Sea men.”

The will of John is dated August 5, 1718

“Item. I Give and bequeath to my Loving Wife Experience the use and Improvement of all my personal estate of whatever nature Kind & quality forever both within doors and without for her comfort use and benefit and after her decease in manner following viz: To my eldest son John I Give four Pounds to be allowed and discounted out of the Twenty Pounds he oweth me on verbal promise for upland and meadow he bought of me if his mother see cause otherwise to be paid out of ye estate she may have at her decease.

“Item. I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin forty shillings and my home after my wife’s decease.

“Item. I Give and bequeath to my grandchild Ruth Daughter of my son Saml Deceased fourteen pounds.

“Item. I give and bequeath to my three Daughters Mary, rose and Bathsheba all ye Rest of my movable estate, viz, all my bedding, Housal goods and utensils within Doors and all my flock of Cattle which shall Remain & be left after my sd wife’s decease.

“Item. I Give and bequeath to my Grandson Samuel Goodspeed my saddle I use to ride on.

“Lastly, I nominate and appoint my sd wife Experience to be executrix to this my Last Will and Testament to execute what she may judge proper During her Life, and after her Decease my will is that my Two sons John and Benjamin above named shall be executors to fulfill and perfect the same.

Signed by John Goodspeed, his mark and a seal.

John was a farmer, and left a large estate (which included a looking glass, glases, books and a gold piece) for those times. (Son John seems to have been unfilial to his mother Alice in her old age and after the death of his father. As a consequence, in her will she cut him off with a shilling, and directed that what he owed her should be paid “to her loving son Ebenezer.”)

5. Hopestill Holloway (Holly)

Hopestill’s husband Samuel Worden was born 1646 in East Dennis, Barnstable, Mass. His parents were Peter Worden and Mary Winslow. I can’t find reference to how Samuel became a doctor. Samuel died 26 Aug 1716 in Stonington, New London, Connecticut.

Dr. Samuel definitely married Hopestill Holley before May 1665, when Hopestill’s
stepfather paid the children of Joseph Holley, Sr. the money due from their father’s estate.
Hopestill, ”wife of Samuel Worden” was one of them.

28 Oct 1668 Samuel Worden filed the following complaint in Plymouth Colony:

“In reference unto the complaint of Samuell Worden against Edward Crowell and James Maker, for goeing in his absence into his house in the dead time of night, and for threatening to breake up the dore and come in att the window, if not lett in, and goeing to his bed and attempting the chasity of his wife and sister, by many lacious carriages and affrightening of his children, the Court have centenced them, the said Edward Crowell and James Maker, to find sureties for theire good behavior and pay each of them a fine of ten pounds to the use of the collonie and also to defray all the charges of the said Samuel Werden hath bine att in the vindecation of his wifes innosensy or to be severally whipt.”Both defendants paid their fines and were released.

1672 – Samuel Werden was proposed for a freeman.

1687 The will of Mary Worden, widow of Yarmouth:

“That there be no difference amongst my children, my said children also having manifested their willingness and consent on to me to dispose or bequeth what should leift of my worldly goods or estate at my decease as I should see cause as per articles of agreement in writing indented bearing date of the second of May 1681 doeth and may appeare. I … declare this … my last will.” All wearing apparel to be equally divided between her three daughters Mary Burge, Mercy Winslow, and Martha Severance; the rest of the estate after debts are paid, to son-in-law John Burge; “excepting my Indian squaw servant which will and bequeath to my son Samuell Worden.

Executor John Burge Dated 6 March 1686
Signed by her mark
Proved 31 May 1687
Witnesses: Samuel Sears, Silas Sears, and Gov. Thomas Hinkly.
Recorded 8 June 1687 by Joseph Lathrop, Dep. Reg.

Before 1693 – Dr. Samuel bought land in Rhode Island, because in a deed registered there on 19 Sep 1693, Werden’s Pond is called by his name. Wordens Pond [google maps] is just a couple miles south of the site of the Great Swamp Fight

8 Jul 1695 – Samuel  bought land consisting of 250 acres from the estate of Gov. Benedict Arnold [great-grandfather of Benedict Arnold the traitor], one of the original purchasers of a tract of land in this “collony comonly called Pitticomcott.” Besides Roger Williams, Arnold was the only member of the colony who was highly proficient in the Narragansett and Wampanoag tongues, and he was often called upon to interpret during negotiations.  This was originally purchased by Benedict Arnold in 1658 and comprises the present towns of South Kingston and Narragansett.

1696 -Dr. Samuel sold his farm in the town of Yarmouth, Mass. to Isaac Chapman “except one half aker of land which I Samuel Werden except and reserve to myself and to my fathers posterity forever, lying square about the place where my father Werden was buried, out of the aforementioned farm, notwithstanding whatever is said above to the contrary, with free liberty of ingress and egress with horse or cart or foot from the common highway to same to have and to hold forever.” He therefore preserved this land to all Wordens forever.

Hopestill and Samuel were still married when she died  September 13, 1715. In the Norwich Ct. Town clerk’s Office is found; “ It was to me that woeful day in which my dear and tender and loving wife departed this life and was buried on ye 15th”

A few months after Hopestill died, Dr. Samuel married Francis West. In Stonington, Connecticut 18 September 1716, “Francis Werden, widow and relique of Samuel Werden late of Stonington dec. refuseth to administer upon ye estate of her late husband, Samuel Werden dec. and desireth that adm. may be granted to Isaac Werden. Isaac Werden died in 1718 and his wife Rebekah became administer for both estates.

8. Rose Newland

Rose’s husband Joseph Buck was born 26 Jun 1657 in Scituate, Mass. His parents were John Buck and Elizabeth Granger. Joseph died 1698 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass.


Randolph–Pangburn: William Pangburn and his wife Hannah Fitz Randolph; their ancestry and descendants, 1620-1909″

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