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My wife's ancestors - Holcroft - Contents


Location of Holcroft Hall, Lancashire.
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John Holcroft,
of Holcroft Hall, Lancashire (E of Culcheth),
mar Margaret Massey [dau of Hamnett or Hamlet Massey],
had issue:

  1. Margaret Holcroft,
    mar James Gerard and had issue.

  2. Sir John Holcroft, born before 1498,
    mar before 1519 to Anne Standish [dau of Ralph Standish by his wife Alice Harrington, dau of Sir James Harrington],
    wonder if related to these Harringtons,
    made his will on 2 December 1559,
    died 1560,
    buried at Newchurch, Culcheth,
    had issue:

    1. Sir John Holcroft,
      of Holcroft, Lancashire,
      mar Dorothy Bold,
      had issue:

      1. Alice Holcroft,
        mar Sir Edward Fitton, the younger [born c.1548] and had issue.

Alice Holcroft with her 4 children on tomb of her husband Edward Fitton the younger, Gawsworth, Cheshire.

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