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My wife's ancestors - Holcroft - Contents


Holcroft Hall, Lancashire.
From old map. Surveyed: 1845 to 1847. Published: 1849.

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

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

  2. Sir John Holcroft,
    born before 1498.
    He 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.
    He made his will on 2 December 1559.
    He died 1560.
    He was buried at Newchurch, Culcheth.
    Sir John and Anne had issue:

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

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

Location of Holcroft Hall, Lancashire.
See also Google satellite view and Bing birds eye view.

Alice Holcroft on tomb of her husband Sir Edward Fitton the younger, Gawsworth, Cheshire.
Photo 2018. See larger and full size.

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