John Holmes


Personal and Family Information

John was born in 1710 in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, the son of unknown parents.

He died on 1 JAN 1772 in Rowan County, North Carolina.

His wife was Jennet Wilson, who he married in 1736 in Augusta, Virginia, American Colonies. Their four known children were Robert (1737-1812), Richard (1738-1818), Margaret (c1742-1800) and James (1747-1815).


Place: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
Address: ancestry trees Tuck Family Tree
Death1 JAN 1772
Place: Rowan County, North Carolina
Address: ancestry trees Holmes family tree
Will1 JAN 1772
Place: Rowan County, North Carolina
Address: Rowan Will Books A pages 189 and 190, May Court 1775 also copy found in 3 image Packet: “ Holmes, John 1772 that has label “Joseph Holmes Will, ent? copied, Book A page 189, 1772”
Will-Holmes, John




Note 1

Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850

Name John Holmes Date 29 Feb 1747 Location Augusta Co., VA

Property: 260 acres in Beverly Manor, part of a large tract, patent line of Beverley Manor; Anthony Black's land; Wm. Robinson's lline; John Wilson's line.

Notes: This land record was originally published in "Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish Settlement in Virginia, 1745-1800. Extracted from the Original Court Records of Augusta County" by Lyman Chalkley.

Remarks: Proved by all and dower released by Jane 19 May 1748. 77. Originally conveyed to James Mills and sold to Robert Wilson and John Holmes.

Description Landowner Book 1-515