The following are Hollands who were transported or who transported themselves to Maryland in the 1600's. 

1.  Richard Holland of Dorchester County, transported himself in 1669, his wife Alice, his son Richard Jr., John White, Edward Baker, John Thomas, William Seth, Edward Turnerup, William Blake and Thomas Tucker. On August 10, 1692, Richard Holland served on a jury to hear evidence from John Hopkins describing seeing an Indian in Englishman’s apparel accompanying two other Indians back to Indian Town and Hopkins promised a Hue and Cry. The Jury retuned verdict of no cause and it was upheld by the Court. Richard made a will June 5,1695, and probated June 16, 1696 in Somerset County. It listed seven children.

2.  Robert Holland transported 1672.

3.  Phillip Holland of Charles County, by 1670 transported himself, his wife Dorothy, his sons Phillip Jr., John, and Stephen, his daughters Martha and Joane; John Thompson, Philip Stone and Jeremiah Atkinson.

4. Thomas Holland transported in 1642; service by 1656, when he was 20 years old. The following is
from the Court proceedings at Patuxent for the Province of Maryland, June 17, 1656, Volume 10, page

“Whereas Robert Taylor hath presented to this Court a Servant named Thomas Holland which he the
Said Taylor bought off one Thomas Bennett, Merchant, for the terme of Six yeares and the Said
Holland alledging that he Came in but for four yeares and that he is twentie yeares old. It is
ordered that if the Said Holland do not produce Testimony from him that Sent him in and Likewise
Sufficient Testimony from under a Magistrate’s hand that he is Twenty Years old within the 4 years
then to serve the other two years to the Said Robert Taylor according to Act of Assembly for that

5.  William Holland transported 1672.  His date of indenture was October 3, 1672, and the agent’s
name who handled the indenture contract was George Cowley. 17:510 Film No.- MSA SC 4341

6.  William Holland transported 1679.  LL:800 Film No. Transcript 15:537;WC2:120 MSA SC 4341

Note. It appears that both William Hollands had outstanding careers that included serving as a Captain, Major and then Colonel in the militia.  Member of the Maryland legislature and associate Supreme Court Judge and Chief Judge of the Maryland Appeals Court. If anyone wants further information I noted the Maryland Archive references next to their names.

7.  Francis Holland transported himself, his wife Mary, his son Francis, and Mary Blackwell to Anne Arundel County in 1661.  The following is correspondence concerning the purchase of 270 acres of land on Herring’s Creek by Francis Holland.

Mr Samuell Chew
The price of the island if Mr. Holland will haue it is flue thousand pounds of uery good large
and bright tobacco and caske to be all paid downe presently more if yow Cann but this same is the
least I will take, if any other good paymaster will buy it to pay but one halfe this yeare and the
other half next yeare then seauen thowsand is my lowest price, so if you will sell it, Theise
presents shall engage mee my heires or Assignes to make good the sale of it.
Herring Creeke Yors to command
Nouembr the 20th 1663 Edw. Carter
On the backside of the said letter is written thus:
Received of Mr Francis Holland flue thowsand pounds of uery good tobacco and caske for the use of
Cott: Edwd paymnt for two hundred seauenty flue Acres on southside of Herring Creeks Bay called
Bennetts. Receued this 17th day of December 1663

The aboue said land was by Samuell Chew past ouer on behalf of Edw. Carter, to the said Holland as allsoe the said acquittance acknowledge in Open Court the 22th xcembert 1664. Daniel Jenifer, Clke.
27 3/mo 64.

On April 7, 1683, Francis Holland Sr. of Anne Arundel County, Md. wrote his will and it was probated August 12, 1684. The abstract states the following: “To wife, Margaret, exextr, life interest in estate.  To son, Francis and heirs ”Brotten Ashly” 2 lots in Herringtowne, part of the addition “ Cortes Bennit and Hollands Hills. To daughter, Margaret, said lands should son die without issue, also to John Prichard, 35 acres.”

8.  Anthony Holland transported 1650 Anne Arundel County, service by 1672.  The Holland/Adair website is an excellent source of information on Anthony and his descendants. I will just add a few items. In November of 1678 Anthony was reimbursed 80 pounds of tobacco for his assistance in funding the expedition against the Nanticoke Indians. On March 27, 1679, Anthony served on a jury in Anne Arundel County to determine the disposition of property in a contested case. In September 1681, Francis was again reimbursed 80 pounds of tobacco for services rendered the County. He served as a co-executor of his Father-in-law, Thomas Parson’s will dated October 11, 1683, and probated May 31, 1684.

9.  Daniel Holland transported by 1671.

10.  Daniel Holland transported by 1668. Daniel died in 1672 and the administrator of his estate, Phillip Shapleish, was sued for 400 pounds of tobacco that John Steward claimed was owed him by Daniel Holland.

11.  Dennis Holland transported to Somerset County in 1668 by Captain William Colebourne.  In the August 1674 term Dennis, servant of Captain William Colebourne, was brought to court in Somerset County for having a bastard child, named Hanna.  John Kirke informed against Dennis Holland and was given the child to be his servant until she reached maturity.

12.  John Holland transported in 1680.  WC4:63; SR 8264, MSA SC 4341-7419

13.  John Holland transported by 1677.  LL:610 Film No., Transcript 15:430

14.  John Holland transported himself by 1680 to Somerset County. The archive records state BY 1680  but he was in Somerset County by 1676 because he married Alice Roberts of Somerset November 14,  1676. On April 1, 1681, John registered his cattle marks with the County. On October 7, 1687, John repaid a debt of 2000 pounds of tobacco to the estate of Thomas Jackson and was released from all debts and demands. From 1689 through 1693, John served on several grand juries handling both civil and murder cases.

15.  Otho Holland was in Maryland by 1682.  In June 1697, Otho filed in the Prince George’s County Court a warrant for the arrest of Richard Burke for debts claimed by Otho Holland. In the same court, Otho filed a warrant for the arrest of Thomas Orton for unpaid debts. In the September 1697 Prince George’s Court, Otho filed a warrant or the arrest of Richard Burke for the unpaid debt of 1130 pounds of tobacco. Richard Burke had fled the jurisdiction of the court so Otho was allowed to place a lien on all property and assets of Burke for the amount of 1130 pounds of tobacco. He was also allowed by the court to charge 442 pounds of tobacco to cover his cost of filing legal action. Otho was the recipient of the real and personal property of George Holland in 1683. The abstract of that will is included in #20- George Holland.

16.  Dennis Holland transported 1672.  17:356 Film No., MSA SC 4341

17. Elizabeth Holland transported 1674.  18:137, MSA SC 4341

18.  George Holland was in service by 1674 in Anne Arundel County.  He was commissioned as Deputy Surveyor
for the years 1676-80. The following is from Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 1. This is an abstract of the will of George Holland of Anne Arundel County.

19, February 1683, probated 22 June, 1685:
To Thomas, son of John Larkin and heirs, 300 aces “Hollands Delight”
To Otho Holland and heirs, residue of estate, real and personal
Executor John Larkin ( John was the father of Otho’s wife, Mehitable)

19.  George Holland transported by 1670.  Based on the date of entry and the probable length of indenture being 6-7 years, I believe this George lived in Somerset County.  In genealogy, it is necessary to accept the bad with the good.  This George, a butcher, was called before the Judicial Court in Somerset County Oct 10, 1672 and charged with beating a servant girl indentured to William Green. George Holland was murdered and Robert Bateman was brought to court February 6, 1676, upon suspicion of being the murderer.

20.  George Holland transported by 1668. I believe this George was transported to St. Mary’s County. There were several instances where George of St. Mary's served on jury duty.  The Archive reference numbers for him are HH235-6 Film No. SR 8206, Transcript 12:190-91, MSA SC 4341-5687.

21.  Michael Holland was in Somerset County by 1689 and was a mariner.  He served as a Ships captain
operating out of the Port of Manokin in Somerset County.  Records show he captained voyages to Barbados and probably New England. Between 1688 and 1694 he was very active in court proceeding, whether as a defendant or plaintiff.  He was married to Penelopie Calebo Coulborne, the daughter of William and Margaret Coulborne. He had a son, Michael Holland Jr. who, in a court proceeding in 1760, said he was 66 years old or there abouts. That would have put his birth at about 1694 in Somerset County, Maryland.


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