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David Holloway (abt. 1665 - 1732)

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David Holloway
Born about in Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Charles, York, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in York County, Virginiamap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Aug 2011
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A 1940 Holloway genealogy gives David's birthdate as 2 May 1664[1], but the published Charles Parish registers don't show this birth.


David Holloway married Elizabeth Mathews, and in 1702 he was administrator for the estate of her father John Mathews: "The following is an order of the court dated 24 June 1702, York County, Virginia Wills and Administrations, page 599. 'David Holloway making humble suite to this court for a commission of Administration of John Matthews Deceased as marring his sole and only daughter Elizabeth Matthews which is according granted Simon Lacy and John Gyggons (?) became his security and accordingly entered into bond for the due performance of the said administration according to law and it is further ordered that Ralph Walker, John Wells, John Bozwell or any two of them meet at the late dwelling house of the said deceased on the fourth day of July next then and there to inventory and appraise the said deceased estate in the best of their judgement being first sworn before the next Justice and that a due return thereof be made to the next court.'"[2]


David Holloway, Sr. died 27 May, 1732, and widow Elizabeth Holloway died 9 July 1736.[3]


Children of David and Elizabeth Holloway (baptisms recorded in Charles parish : York country, Virginia, history and registers (1932), pp. 106-107; burials p. 222)[4]

  1. Ann, bapt. 26 June 1697, d. 20 Feb. 1716.
  2. Matthas (dau.), bapt. June 1699, d. 7 Mar. 1700.
  3. John, bapt. 7 Dec. 1701
  4. David, bapt. 27 Jan. 1703
  5. Elizabeth, bapt. 1 Oct. 1705
  6. Priscilla, bapt. 30 Oct. 1705
  7. George, bapt. 27 Feb. 1709
  8. James (twin), bapt. 18 Jan. 1711
  9. Rebekah (twin), bapt. 18 Jan. 1711


  1. Garland Evans Hopkins, Colonial cousins, being the history, genealogy, heraldry, homes and traditions of the family of Holloway and related families originating in the original shire of Charles River, now York County, Virginia (1940), p. 17.
  2. Descendants of Samuel Mathews
  3. Landon C. Bell, Charles parish : York country, Virginia, history and registers, births 1648-1789, deaths 1665-1787 (1932), p. 222)
  4. Landon C. Bell, Charles parish : York country, Virginia, history and registers, births 1648-1789, deaths 1665-1787 (1932), baptisms pp. 106-107; deaths p. 222)

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On 12 Aug 2018 at 19:47 GMT Peggy Allen wrote:

I am a descendant of James Holloway and Judith Booker Holloway (documented) ... I assumed that James was a descendant of David and Elizabeth Holloway but my sureness was fading. I wanted to reinforce my Holloway/Mathews line but I was lost. Then I remembered Frances Greville's child, Nathaniel, by her first husband, Nathaniel West. After finding him on wikitree I found he had a daughter, Ann, short for Frances (by the way, Frances' older sister, Frances Greville Chamberlain, was nicknamed "Ann"). Ann West married Sir Robert Plumpton of England. I entered Plumpton into my Ancestry DNA bank and sure enough, I have three distant cousins who have direct ancestors named Plumpton ... all three tracing back to England and Sir Robert Plumpton and Ann West ... and ... Ann named her daughter Frances.  :)

On 6 Feb 2016 at 06:44 GMT J (Schmeeckle) S wrote:

I deleted the May 2, 1664 birth date -- the published records of Charles Parish (in York County where his children were baptized) have no such record. If anybody knows that a birth record exists somewhere besides online family trees, please let us know, thanks!

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