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Samuel Johannes Holland (bef. 1729 - 1801)

Major Samuel Johannes (Samuel) Holland
Born before in Deventer, Overijssel, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlandenmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Quebec, Lower Canadamap
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Samuel Holland was a Royal Engineer and noted for being the first Surveyor General of North America.

Samuel Johannes Holland married Geertruij Hasse on 31 August 1749.[1] A daughter named Johanna Christina Holland was born the following year.[2]

Samuel Holland, Surveyor General of the Province, aged seventy three years, died on 28 December 1801, and was buried three days later at Cathedral Holy Trinity in Quebec City.[3]


  1. Nederduits-Gereformeerde gemeente, 1592-1811 Bruidegom: Samuel Johannes Holland Luitenant van de artillerie Bruid: Geertruij Hasse Te Hulst
  2. Nederduits-Gereformeerde Gemeente 1608-1810 Kind: Johanna Christina Holland Vader: Samuel Johannes Holland Moeder: Geerteruij Hasse Datum document: 24/6/1750
  3. Drouin Collection Records Québec/QC/Non-Cath/Québec (Anglican)/Québec (Anglican Cathedral Holy Trinity church)/1800/1801/

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Source S223
Type: Book Citation
Title: Peerage from Stanford University - name & info to follow
Page: 2116 - ?the Landed Gentry? Walkers of Bowland

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Hi there,

As Samuel was born in the Netherlands I would like to highlight that in the Netherlands there is no such thing as a "Middle Name" For more explanation, please see:

I would note however that despite his place of birth, Samuel's parents were not Dutch. They were English dissenters.
posted by Dave Rutherford
Thank you for that information. I also noticed that the middle name was removed.

Instead of removing completely (not using the middle name), this can be moved to the "proper first name" field. This is per the Dutch naming convention.

I found what appears to be his baptism record (last entry, right bottom). "Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542-1893," images, FamilySearch ( : 30 January 2015), Luthers > Deventer > Kerkelijke registers 1687-1811 > image 23 of 85; Nederlands Rijksarchiefdienst, Den Haag (Netherlands National Archives, The Hague).

Based on this image, Samuel his second first name is not really a first name, but a patronym (Johannes would be Son of Johan).

If you go trough all these images, you will find a lot more related to the Holland(s) family. On the same page as Samuel his baptism, you will find the following other Holland baptisms:

March 7, 1727 Samuel, son of George Cleapkas (?) and Johanna Holland Witness: Maria Elisabeth Weemhoff

November/December 19, 1727 Samuel, son of Samuel Holland and ? van Breenen Witness: Grantmother Elisabeth Weemhoff

August 21, 1730 Euphemia, daugther of Samuel Holland and v. Breenen

Image 4, we find the first Holland baptism: December 11, 1687 Catharina, daughter of Samuel Hollandt and Maria Elisabet Weemhof Witness Gabrill Hollandt and Margareta Lugardts (?)

Image 5, we find a Anna Hollants as a godmother on October 14, 1688

Image 7, March 17, 1689 Maria Magdalene, daughter of Samuel Hollandt and Maria Elisabeth Weemhoff Witness: Margaritha Weemhoff

August 17, 1690 Elisabeth, daughter of Samuel Hollandt and Maria Elisabet Weemhof Godmother: Anna Maria Kock

Image 10 September (?) 13, 1697 Debora, daughter of Samuel Holland and Maria Elisabeth Weemhoff Witness: George Leif? and Jurgen Henri Budde?

Image 11 September 19, 1698 Anna Maria, daughter of Wessel G(?)abaar and Hesster Hollands Witness: Abraham Hollands (from Bresden?), Sam Holland, grandfather and Maria Elisabeth Weemhoff, grandmother

January 29, 1699 Adolph Gabriel, son of Samuel Holland and Maria Elisabeth Weemhoffs Witness: Adolph Hoffman, Sam Holland, Hester Holland

January 13, 1701 Jóan, ??? of Samuel Holland and Maria Elisabeth Weemhoff Witness: Andreas Lugart and Jurgen Budde (?)

Image 13 Marriage proclamation of Wessel Labar ??? and Hester Holland, daughter of Samuel Holland

Image 14 January 24, 1704 Maria Barbara, daughter of ??? and Margaretha Hollands Witness: Grandmother Maria Elisabeth Hollands, Andreas Lugans (?) Casper Schuiter (?) and George Budde (?) At the bottom we find the same once more. Father is Christ. Elter. Pastor (?)

Image 15 ??? 27, 1709 Regina, daughter of Christ Elter and Margaritha Holland Witness: Seniores Eade(?)

Image 17 February 15, 1712 Catharina, daughter of Margaretha Hollands Witness: Catharina Hollands Soror matris

Image 19 July 19, 1719 Sophia Eleonora, daughter of Christianus Elter and Margaretha Hollands

September 12, 1719 Elisbeth Eleonora, daughter of Johan Diederick Hartfeld and Maria Magdalena Hollandts

Image 20 Augustus 14, 1720 Samuel, son of Joh. Diederick Hartgeld and Maria Magdal. Hollandts

January 24, 1722 Joachim Frederick, son of Joh. Diederich Martfeldt and Maria Magdal. Hollandts

Image 21 ??? 17, 1723 Christian Friderich, son of Chtianus Elter - Pastor K.L. And Margaretha Holland.

???. 22, 1724 Samuel, son of Sergeant Cleaphas and Johanna Holland Witness: Grandmother Elisabeth Weemhoff

Image 22 December 27, 1724 Johan Diederich, son of Johan Diederich Martfeld and Maria Magalena Hollandts

Image 25 ??? 24, 1732 Elishabeth, daughter of Johann Holland and Johanna V. Withness: Maria Elisabeth Weemhoff

I hope this information will be useful. I had fun going trough the images one by one.

EDIT: Why was in interested in Samuel? No particular reason, but my mum was born in Canada from Dutch parents and it turns out that Samuel is 24 degrees from me (via my husband), just some fun facts.

posted by Joan (Hollander) Dubbelboer
edited by Joan (Hollander) Dubbelboer
I can't read his baptism date. 22nd of something! Can you make it out? We can add the baptism in his birth field using the "before this date".
posted by Dave Rutherford
My old Dutch is not the best, but if I compare the word with the same in this document I would say September 22, 1929.

Just above his listing is the same word, which comes after Febr and on the page on the left it comes after Aug. Even on earlier pages I would read this as September.

Thank you Joan. That is the date I will use.
posted by Dave Rutherford
Holland-8494 and Holland-800 appear to represent the same person because: Same office (Surveyor General) and same daughter (Sarah, who died in 1817)
posted by Greg Lavoie

Rejected matches › Samuel B. Holland Sr.Samuel Howland (1711-bef.1797)