Husband: John Holmes (1)
Wife: Sarah Wiswall (2)
02 (F): Sarah Holmes (6)
Born: 16 Nov 1665 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass
03 (F): Mary Holmes (7)
Born: 24 Mar 1667/1668 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass
04 (M): George Holmes (8)
Born: 26 Jan 1668/1669 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass
05 (M): Samuel Holmes (9)
Born: 21 Jun 1675 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass
Buried: Old Burying Ground, Dorchester, Suffolk, Mass
From Wayne Olsen:
Listed in LDS Ancestral File, AFN: 92TH-03
From "The Gustin and Carlisle Genealogy", by Lester C. Gustin, 1954, Modern Press, Newton, MA:
Father listed as George Holmes vice John or Roger Holmes.
John Holmes was born in Roxbury about 1643 and moved to Dorchester early in life. He married Sarah Wiswall, daughter of Thomas Wiswall of Dorchester, and died May 17, 1676. Administration of his estate was granted "unto Sara, his Relict & Nathaniel Holmes his Brother". His widow married, as her second husband, Obadiah Hawes. 5 children, all born in Dorchester.
Alternate version given in "Descendants of George Holmes", by G. ArthurGray, NEHGR, Jan 1904, pp. 21-28. Article concludes that Nathaniel Holmes rather than John Holmes married Sarah Wiswall. and that their father was George Holmes of Roxbury. For John, article states he was born in Roxbury in 1642, seemed to have moved to Dorchester early in life, perhaps at the time of his marriage, but no record can be found of where or whom he married. The administration of his estate was granted" unto Sara his Relict & Nathaniel Homes his Brother." The Suffolk Co. probate records tell that he "departed this life the 17th of May 1676. The inventory amounted to 140 pounds. Sara his wife, was admitted member of the Church of Dorchester. Listed children were John, Sarah, Mary, George, and Samuel.
From Wayne Olsen:
Listed in LDS Ancestral File, AFN: 11WN-MFL
From "The Wiswall Descendants of Leofwine the Saxon" by J. M. Wiswall, Frehold Twsp. NJ, 1978.
Presents other lineage than in other sources. Total quote follows:
Sarah Wiswall was born in Dorchester, MA on 19 Mar 1643. Prior to 1666 she married Nathaniel Holmes, who was born on 1 Feb 1639 at Roxbury to George Holmes and Deborah ______. Sarah died shortly after her marriage and, on 27 Mar 1667 at Dorchester, Nathaniel married PatienceTopley, who was baptized at Dorchester on 30 Jul 1644, the daughter of Clement Topley and Sarah _____. Patience died at Roxbury on 11 Mar 1696 and Nathaniel died 12 Feb 1712, also at Roxbury.
There seems to be some confusion about whether Sarah's father's name was Nathaniel or Thomas. (DZS)
Revised: February 19, 2018