Robert Hollingsworth (b. WFT Est. 1547-1576, d. WFT Est. 1601-1661)
Robert Hollingsworth was born WFT Est. 1547-1576 in England, and died WFT Est. 1601-1661. He married Joan Parker on WFT Est. 1588-1620.
Notes for Robert Hollingsworth: The first known fact of the Hollingsworth family history is that an ancestor was an Anglo-Saxon who came to Britain during the invasion of the sixth and seventh centuries adn eventually settled in what is now the village of Mottrom Cheshire County England on approximately 1,000 acres. It was located on the east sideof town on the high grown. According to a very ancient pedigree, the family has been seated at Hollynworthe Hall since 1022 and became part of the nobility under King James 1. (Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of Great Britain and Ireland dated 1858). Since the title was hereditary, the ancestry would have been unbroken. The name Hollyworthe was derived from two words, "Holly" for holly trees and "Worthe" for land. It became the family surname in the 13th century. The present spelling gradually evolved as the English language changed. The hug hall and its accompanying church were made of native stone. Although several centuries old, both building weree still standing in 1884 owned by a Mr. Taylor. The estate, then 625 acres, was valued at 20,000 Pounds, or approximately $100,000 (1972). The last owner as an ancestral representative was Robert Hollingsworth, Esq. who died in 1865. ( Descendants of Valentine Hollingsworth Sr. by J.A. Steward). Today the hall is gone bu the church has been rebuilt and Still contains the family coat of arms. It is a stained glass window in the rectory. I visited Mottram while in the service in 1945 and the church contained the names of every Vicar since the 1300's. It truly is a beautiful building. Down the street is a much newer church called the Holllingsworth Church? It was a delighful experience and the people were very friendly. In my research I have discovered that Valentine wa snot listed in the passenger list of the Welcome. It states that no list was formally drawn up and it was possible that some were not accounted for. During the Reformation Period, the Hollingsworth family was severely persecuted by King Charles 1 because they were Protestants. Many fled to Ireland. One Richard Hollingsworth (1607-1656), an ordained Presbyterian Minister with a Ph.D. Degree and a noted Controvesrsialist, wrote four tracts in defense of the church. His last and greatest, entitled "A Mondest Plea for the Church of England" was published in 1655. (The Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England by James Savage."
More About Robert Hollingsworth and Joan Parker: Marriage: WFT Est. 1588-1620
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