Holland Family Genealogy
The Coat of Arms is blue with a silver lion rampant surrounded by silver fleur de lis. The Crest features an arm holding a lion's paw. The Family Motto translates to: "Let peace be done."
The family was first found in Lincolnshire, where they were seated from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D. Some of the first American settlers of this name were: Gabriel Holland, who settled in Virginia in 1623; Edward Holland, who settled in Virginia in 1637; John Holland, who settled in Jamaica in 1661; and another John Holland, who settled in Virginia in 1649.
What we have here is an extremely rare genealogical situation, where we know practically nothing about the husband, but a lot about the wife. We know that Roger died some time before 1635 in Dorking, Surrey, England, leaving a wife and son. She then married HUGH BURT (which is another family on the Hause genealogy -- how closely these lines are related is unknown). Hugh and Ann then emigrated to New England.
Ann and Roger's son, WILLIAM BASSETT, was born in 1624 in Dorking, Surrey, England, and was baptized there on the 30th of May, 1624. At some point after that his father died, and William then emigrated to America in 1635, aboard the Abigail, with Robert Hackwell, master, sailing from London in mid-July. William was nine years old and the Bassett on this voyage. However, his name appears with the Burt family on the ship's manifest, and he was always treated as one of their own.
William grew up in Massachusetts, and became a hero in both the King Philips' War & King William's War -- only to see his children absolutely decimated by the 1692 Salem Witchcraft Hysteria in 1692. He died in 1703.
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