Jane Holbrook1

#5109, (circa 1636 - 1679)
Relationship7th great-grandmother of William David Lewis
Father*Thomas Holbrook2 (c 1589 - bt 1673 - 1677)
Mother*Jane Powys3 (c 1601 - )


Thomas Drake b. 1614, d. 1691
Children 1.Thomas Drake5 (c 1657 - )
 2.John Drake (1659/60 - )
 3.William Drake6 (1661 - )
 4.Joseph Drake7 (1663 - )
 5.Amey Drake+1 (1665/66 - a 1695)
 6.Elizabeth Drake+8 (1670 - 1748)
 7.Benjamin Drake9 (1676/77 - )
 8.Experience Drake10 (1683 - )
Birth*circa 1636She was born circa 1636 at Glastonbury, Somerset, EnglandG.1 
Marriage*10 December 1646She married Thomas Drake on 10 December 1646 at Hobleton, Devon, EnglandG.1 
10 December 1646 As of 10 December 1646,her married name was Drake.1 
31 December 1668In Thomas Holbrook's will dated 31 December 1668 at Weymouth, Massachusetts, Jane Drake was named as an heir.4 
Death*1679She died in 1679 at Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MassachusettsG.1 
ChartsAncestors of William D. Lewis


  1. [S570] Tracking a Founding Family, online www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf09121.html, Born: 15 Jun 1628 in Saint Mary, Stamford, Lincoln, England; Died: 1679 in Weymouth, Norfolk, MA.
  2. [S166] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995-2011), III:350-5.
  3. [S810] John Camden Hotten, editor, The Original Lists of Persons of Quality (London and New York: John Camden Hotten; reprinted Empire State Book Co., 1874), pp. 283-6, unnamed ship from "Waymouth ye 20th of March 1635" footnoted "[Really 1635/6]". See GMN 7:1 & 2 for research identifying this ship as the Marygould (Mary Gould in other sources). This is the ship of "The Hull Company".
    "[66] THOMAS HOLBROOKE of Broudway aged 34: yeare
    67 JANE HOLBROOKE his wife aged 34 Yeare
    68 JOHN HOLBROOKE his sonne aged 1 1 yeare
    69 THOMAS HOLBROOKE his sonne aged 10 yeare
    70 ANNE HOLBROOKE his daughf aged 5 yea an unknown person
    71 ELIZABETH his daughtr aged 1 yeare."
  4. [S920] Rev. Abner Morse, A Genealogical Register of the Inhabitants and History of the Towns of Sherborn and Holliston (Boston: Damrell & Moore, 1856), pp. 109-110.
    In the name of God Amen,
    The thirtie first of December in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand Six hundred and Eight Thomas Holbrooke of Weymouth in New England being Sick and weake in body but of a good and perfect memory Thanks be to the Lord, & minding the uncertaine Estate of this Transitory Life & desiring to Settle that Estate that God hath blessed me with all, Doe make this my Last will & Testament in manner and forme following. Committing my Soule to almighty God through Christ my Saviour & Redeemer & my body to decent buriall and for the settling of my Temporall Estate I do order Give and dispose the same in manner and forme following That is to say first I will that my debts and funerall Expenses be truly paid out of my Estate.
    Item. I Give and bequeath unto Jane my beloved wife during her Life my whole Estate of what quality and quantity soever the Same to be at her dispose for her necessary & comfortable maintenance and do request my Son John Holbrooke my Son William Holbrooke & my Son Thomas Holbrooke to be helpfull to my wife in assisting of her in what she may have occasion to dispose of for her Subsistance & comfortable maintenance during her life and give their mother the best advice as she is ancient and weake of body Suitable to her necessity without being burthen some to any.
    Item. I Give and bequeath unto my Endeared Children all my Estate of whatever quality and quantity soever the Same Shall be that Shall remaine at my wife Janes Decease there being Six of them Three Sons & Three daughters. To be Equally divided between them alwaies provided that my Eldest Son John Holbrooke Shall have a double portion and the rest of my Estate to be Equally divided namely unto my Son William Holbrooke unto my Son Thomas Holbrooke unto my daughter Annie Reynolds unto my daughter Elizabeth Hatch and unto my daughter Jane Drake. To be equally divided amongst them as neare as may be, and in Case any Sons or daughters should decease before my wife Jame, Then their respective Children and my Grand children.
    Item. I Give unto my Grandchilde John Holbrooke the Eldest my Sword.
    Item. I Give unto my Grandchilde Peter Holbrooke my Gun & my gray mares colt.
    Item. I Give unto my Grandchilde William Holbrooke my musket.
    Item. I Give and bequeath unto all my grandchildren that Shall be Living at my wife Janes Decease Two Shillings a piece.
    Item. I do Hereby make & ordaine my loving wife the above said Jane Holbrooke Executrix during her Life and at her decease I do appoint make and ordaine Executor of this my Last Will & Testament my loving Son John Holbrooke whome I do order and intreate to perform this my will and pay the Legacies out of my whole Estate of what Shall remaine at my wifes decease.
    In witness whereof I have hereunto Sett my hand and Seale the day and yeare before written as in the other side
    my Loving Son John Holbrooke was Enterlined in the 42d line before the Signing & Sealing hereof Published

    (The mark of Thomas T. H. Holbrooke)
    Signed & Sealed in the presence of Us
    (The mark of Rebecca R. B. Burrell)
    William Chard

    Whereas Peter Holbrook my Grandchild hath been as a Servant & hath bene helpful to Thomas Holbrooke & my wife Jane in our old age for the space of about Eight yeares before the date of these presents and still remaines with us as a dutifull child I Thomas Holbrook Senior the Thirty first of December 1673 do will & bequeath unto my beloved Grandchilde Peter Holbrook his heires and assignes my dwelling house and three acres of Orchard & arable land scittuate & being in Weymouth, bounded with Edward Kingman's Land & the River Northerly & Easterly, & the Highway Southerly & the river westerly or the creeke descending from the River as the said Peter Holbrookes propper Estate of Inheritance to have & to hold after the decease of me. Thomas Holbrooke & Jane my wife & not before. And I Thomas Holbrooke do hereby declare not to alter in any particular from my aforesaid will Dated this day. Was five yeares Since but in this respect as afore written. Concerning my beloved son & grandchilde Peter Holbrooke which accordingly I do desire my Son John Holbrooke as Executor in all points to fulfill Dated the 31st of December as above written in the yeare of our Lord God One thousand Six hundred Seventy and three.

    Published Signed & Sealed in the presence of us
    Thomas While
    William Chard. Seal of Thomas Holbrook
  5. [S576] History of Weymouth Massachusetts (Weymouth, Mass.: Weymouth Historical Society, 1923), 2. Thomas, b. near 1657. Weymouth Vital Records (Holbrook) has 12 Mar 1659 for Thomas, actually John in 1852 transcription (img 285 in Ancestry).
  6. [S576] History of Weymouth (WHS), 2William, b. 30 May 1661. Same in Weymouth Vital Records (Holbrook) and in 1852 transcription.
  7. [S576] History of Weymouth (WHS), 5. Joseph, b. 28 Oct 1663. Same in Weymouth Vital Records (Holbrook) and in 1852 transcription.
  8. [S570] Tracking a Founding Family, online www.heritageregistry.net/html.pages/grpf09121.html, Elizabeth DRAKE; Born: 28 Oct 1669 in Amport, Hampshire, England; Died: 14 Jun 1748 in Easton, Bristol County, MA; Spouse: John PHILLIPS, Captain, Town Clerk.
  9. [S576] History of Weymouth (WHS), Benjamin, b. 15 Jan 1676-77; m. Sarah Poole, dau. of Samuel Poole of Weymouth; removed to Taunton. Same in Weymouth Vital Records (Holbrook) and in 1852 transcription.
  10. [S576] History of Weymouth (WHS), Experience, b. 1683; m. 23 Jan 1706, William Richards of Wemouth. Not found in Weymouth Vital Records (Holbrook) and in 1852 transcription.