Hamlet Holcroft

about 1609–2 June 1663
of Hallgate, Lancs, Eng.

The Life of Hamlet

When Hamlet Holcroft was born about 1609, his father, Thomas HOLCROFT, was 29 and his mother, Winifred TONGE, was 15. He had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Mrs. Hamlet Holcroft. He was buried in Newchurch, Lancashire, England.

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Hamlet Holcroft
Mrs. Hamlet Holcroft
Anne Holcroft
Thomas Holcroft
William Holcroft
Thomas Houlcroft
Jane Holcroft
Elizebeth Holecroft
Isabella Holcroft

Spouse and Children


    Mrs. Hamlet Holcroft




    Anne Holcroft


    Thomas Holcroft


    Thomas Houlcroft


    William Holcroft


    Jane Holcroft


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas HOLCROFT


    Winifred TONGE




+4 More Children

World Events (2)

1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower

Age 11

"The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
1642 · The English Civil War

Age 33

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Holcroft in Lancashire, so named from Old English holh ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ + croft ‘paddock’, ‘smallholding’, or from some other minor place named with the same elements.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Hamlett Holecroft in entry for Elizebeth Holecroft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Hamlett Houlcroft in entry for Thomas Houlcroft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Hamlett Houlcroft in entry for Jane Houlcroft, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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