Charles Holden Jr.

24 May 1695–20 January 1785 (Age 89)
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Charles

When Charles Holden Jr. was born on 24 May 1695, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Lieut. Charles Holden, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Greene, was 29. He married Penelope Bennett on 13 December 1716, in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1695. He died on 20 January 1785, in Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Charles Holden Jr.
Penelope Bennett
Marriage: 13 December 1716
Barbara Holden
Charles Holden III
Anthony Holden
Charles Holden
John Holden

Spouse and Children

13 December 1716
Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States


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+2 More Children

World Events (4)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 28

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.
1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 68

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 77

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, both so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + denu ‘valley’. Compare Holcombe .2 German: unexplained.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charles 2nd Holden in entry for Dorothy Rice, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
  • Charles Holden, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"
  • Charles Holden, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"

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