1649 abt Henry Hollis of Maryland

Henry Hollis b abt 1649 – d. 1688 m. widow Elizabeth Grammer (widow of John Grammer).

Parents:

John Hallowes b. 1612-15 – d. 1657, married to Restitute Tew

Children:

Unk

Siblings:

(Verified Siblings – Children of Maj. John Hallowes):
Restitute Hollowes b. abt 1633 and d. abt 1687 m. John Whestone in 1660 (confirmed child – Jan 10, 1655 transaction and other docs)
John Hollowes b. abt 1634 – (confirmed child Jan 10, 1655 transaction)
Samuel Hollowes b. abt 1636 – (confirmed child June 10, 1657 transaction)
William Hollis b. abt 1642 adn d. 1704 – (likely child – is an heir.   After Maj. John Hollis’ death, on Dec 9, 1662, William receivs John Hollis’ 3900 acres in Westmoreland Co, Va)

(Possible Siblings):
Henry Hollis b. 1649 and d. 1688 – (Note: Possible child of Maj. John Hollis – the correct age, and is a servant of John Grammer – likely an apprenticeship. Henry Hollis would have been about 7-8 years old when Maj. John Hollis died. Henry Hollis ends up marrying John Grammer’s widow after he dies, so he must be around the same station in life for her to marry him).
Richard Hollis b. 1637 – possibly child
(Note: No verification he is a child of Maj John Hollis, but he is the correct age, in the correct area of Virginia, and has the same surname, so worth investigating).
Boaz Hollis b. 1648 – possible child (Note: Boaz Hollis would have been about 9 yrs old when Maj John Hollis died. He may be child of Maj John Hollis, but there is no verification)
Lucy Hollis est. birth abt 1640-45 – possible child (Note: Transp to land adj Maj John Hollis by Whetstone husb of Restitute Hollis Jr, having the same surname, being about the correct age, and in Virginia about the same time  likely related, possibly child)

(Other Possible Relatives):
Burr Hollis 1630-38 – possibly related (Note: was paid for his “time” out of John Hallowes estate)
Thomas Hollis est. birth 1626 or before – possibly related (speculative if even related – too old to be his child – age appears more in line with sibling or cousin – need to look at his relationships to see if possible he has any connections to Maj John Hallowes).
Robert Hollis b. 1629 or before – possible relative (Note: No indication of any relation, other than having the same surname, being about the correct age, and in Virginia about the same time)
Edward Hollis est. birth abt 1636-44 – possible relative (Note: No indication of any relation, other than having the same surname, being about the correct age, and in Virginia about the same time)
Ann Hollis est. birth abt 1675 – possible relative (Note: No indication of any relation, other than having the same surname, being about the correct age, and in Virginia – may not be in same time period though).

FACTS and EVENTS: 

1664 July 12 – John Grammer was on trial for the death of a servant, Thomas Simmons who had apparently run away, but returned. Henry Ollis (Hollis) aged about 15 years – another servant of Grammer – gave testimony in court that he saw his Mastr John Grammer beat Thomas Simmons . . . over the back with a small ropes end with a knott at the end of the rope the space of half an hour (before this beating with the knotted rope, John Grammer had ordered another of his servants, Christopher Anderson, to whip Thomas Simmons a hundred stripes with a Catt of ninetailes upon his bare back). The jury found John Grammer not guilty in MD; 1664 Aug 23 – John Grammer’s estate was inventoried in MD; 1666/67 HENRY HOLLIS to give evidence against Christopher Andrews in attack of John Edes, servant of JOHN GRAMMER in Calvert Co, MD – John Edes had given testimony in the prior attack involving Thomas Simmons’ death by Christopher Anderson (possibly Andrews?); 1678 May 2 Henry Hollis, age 25 years, deposes that John Henning correctly stated the verbal will of John Grammer leaving all to his wife Elizabeth Grammer in Calvert Co, MD; 1679 Jan 20 Elizabeth Grammer had married Henry Hollis – but the will of John Grammer stated that if Elizabeth remarried, any land he gave her was to go to the Orphans School of the County in Calvert Co, MD; 1680-81 John Rogers files suit against Henry Hollis for killing his cow. The court finds in favor of Henry Hollis and orders John Rogers to pay Henry Hollis’ court costs.
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1657 Sept 29:
The Same Court Continued the 29th of September 1657
Mr Rich: Preston Mr Rich: Ewens
W Ed: Lloyd M Mich: Brooke
Present Mr Sam: Withers Mr John Pott
Mr John Lawson Mr Will: Parratt
Mr Tho: Thomas Mr Will: Ewens
To the Right Worshipfull the Comissionrs for the Province of Maryland. The Humble Petition of Richard Smith Attorney to his Highness.
Sheweth That about the 7th of July last Henry Gouge Sometime Servant to John Dandy was found Dead in a Creeke, near the house of the Said Dandy by one William Wood, The which Henry Gouge yor Petitioner Conceiveth was in Cruell manner Murthered by the hands of John Dandy, as it doth appear by the Examination of Severall persons.
Therefore yor Petr in the behalf of his Highness humbly prayeth this Court will take it Seriously into Consideration ; that the Said Dandy may be brought to a full tryall in Law for the Said fact, as yor Petr conceiveth hath been Acted and done by the Said Dandy And your Petitioner as in Duty bound Shall pray &c
His Highness Attorney moveing the Court that the Prisoner John Dandy Should be brought to his Tryall The Court doth order that the Said Prisoner John Dandy be Called to the Barr, And that a Jury of Inquest be Impannelled by the Sheriffe. Which Jury being Jmpannelld was presented to the Court, the names of the Jury being Viz. mr John Knape foreman mr Hugh Stanly mr Thomas Cary, Robert Harwood, Robert Kingsbury, Iames Jolly Mr Richard Hostkeys, Mr John Adbor, William Turner, George Bussie, John Felton, William Muffett, Richard Keene, John Day, M William Chaplin, Mr
Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1649/50-1657
Volume 10, Page 542. Court and Testamentary Business, 1657.
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(continued from above . . . )
William Dorrington, mr John Abeington, John Gramer, Daniell Goulson, Mr In Cornelius, Arthur Wright, Henry Coxe, Thomas Reed, William Stockden Which Jury being Called to Answer to their Names before the Court; The prisoner having Libertie to make his Exception before the Jury was Sworne, did not Except against any of the Said Jurors, upon which the Jury was Sworne the Bill read, their Charge given, and was Sent out to find the Bill in Charge which is as followeth viz:
You are to make Enquiry in the behalf of his highness the Lord Protector of England, Scotland, Ireland and the Dominions thereunto belonging, whether or not John Dandy late of the mill at Newtowne of the County of Patomocke Smith, be Indictable for feloniously Murthering a Servant of his in or upon the 7th of July last, named Henry Gouge. In respect the Said Dandy did upon the Said 7th of July last, Send his Said Servant Henry Gouge to draw Coles at a Cole kill, and presently after in the Same day the Said Dandy did goe to the Said Cole kill where the Said Gouge was So Sent to draw Coles, and whilst the Said Dandy was with the Said Gouge at the Said Cole kill, the Said Gouge was heard to Cry, O Lord! O Lord! and Suddenly after the Said Gouge was heard So to Crye, The Said Dandy did return from the Said Cole kill, and Said that the Said Gouge was runaway the Said Gouge being no more Seen untill the next morning, And then the Said Gouge was found in a Creek near the mill amid dwelling house of the Said John Dandie, and when he the Said Henry Gouge was So found, he was found dead and naked floating upon the water in the Said Creeke, And when the Corps of the Said Henry Gouge was taken out of the Said water & Creeke the Said John Dandy being present to help turn the Said Corps, time Said Corps did bleed a fresh at the nose and at an old Soare or wound the Said John Dandy had given the Said Henry Gouge in the head, in or about may last, And was black in the face, And did not appeare to those that viewed the Said Corps, that the Said Gouge Came to his Death by Drounding, Alsoe the Said John Dandy having broke prison, fled out of this Province After he was apprehended upon Suspition of having Murthered his Said Servant Henry Gouge into Virginia, amid hath confessed that he the Said John Dandy was Charged to have killed his man Henry Gouge, a week befome he did.
The Grand Jury of Inquest after much debate & time Spent, returned their Joynt Verdict upon the Bill, Billa vera to both Indictments, upon which Verdict (the day being much Spent) The Court cloth order that the Jury be discharged, the prisoner Secured and the Court adjourned untill the next day at eight of the Clock in the morning
Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1649/50-1657
Volume 10, Page 543. Court and Testamentary Business, 1657.
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1664 March 27:  Wee whose names are here underwritten being summoned to the house of Thomas Courtney theire to ueiw the Corps of [blank] late Seruant to John Grammer of Petuxent and make enquiry into the Cause of the death of the said [blank] Doe testifye uppon theire Oathes— That hauing ueiwed the Corps doe finde noe impression of any stripes uppon his Body: But doe unanimously concurr in Our Judgements that want of good dyett and lodging has been the Cheife furtherance and Cause of his death, this is our Verdict to the best of Our Iudgmts skill and knowledge in this bussinesse
The marke of Hugh Sherwood, Daniell D C Clocker, the marke of Nathaniel Stiles, Thomas B Browne, Willm Hatton the marke of, William Smyth, Thomas T C Campire, Willm Hempsted the marke of, the marke of Robert R M Mackling, Thomas Darling, the marke of Siluanus Gilpin, the marke of Dauid Jones
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666. Volume 49, Page 351. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664-65.
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1664:  Summons issued to the Sherriffe of Caluert County to warne Susan Hunt Francis Taylor Thomas Clifton Henry Ollis (Hollis) Henry Clements Nouembr James Low John Ede and Christopher Anderson to testifye &c in a Cause depending inter the Right Honble the Lord Proprietary and John Grammer Summons allsoe to the said Sherrife to warne 12 Persons of the Neighbour hood, that they make theire prsonall appearance at the next Prouinciall Court, there to Serue as Jurors upon the tryalls of seuerall persons to us presented as ifelons
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666
Volume 49, Page 290. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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1664 July 12:
Petuxent July 12th 1664
Wee whose names are here underwritten by uertue of a warrt from W Hugh Standley & Mr Charles Brookes bearing date the 12th of this instant being summoned to ueiw the Corps of Thomas Simmons late seruant unto John Grammer upon suspition of murder doe testifye upon Our Oathes that hauing the Corps we finde the impression of many stripes upon the body wth a whipe which to the best of Our Judgmte might be a furtherance to his death and this is our Verdict to the best of Our knowledge as wittnes Our handes the day & yeare aboue written Foreman Richard Smyth the marke of Wm Dorrington James Addames the marke of Thomas Perry George Aldeson the marke of the marke of Thomas Glouer William Chaplin the marke of Willm Groome Edward Armstrong Samuell Graues Barnard Vbben the marke of William Sampell 12 persons
Wee Stephen Clifton and John Brooke Chirurgions liuing in [p. 378] Petuxent riuer, were Ordered by a Jury of inquest to open two suspitious places that were found by them upon the Body of Thomas Simmons late seruant unto John Grammer which was accordingly performed the Cutis and Cuticula layed bare noe Contusion could be found upon the musculus part or ffreshy Pannicle; Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666 Volume 49, Page 307. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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(cont from above . . . )
uppon the 13th of this instant we were requested by John Gramer to open the body of the said Thomas Simmons, hee hauing been a diseased prson a twelue month the Body being opened prsented it selfe to our ueiw, Cleere of inward bruises, either upon the Diaphrugma or wthin the Ribbs, The lungs were of a liuid Blewish Culler full of putrid ulcers, the liuer not much putrid although it seemed to be disafected by reason of it’s pale & wann Couller: the Purse of the Heart was putrid and rotton, by wch we gather that this person by Course of nature could not haue liued long, Putrifaccon being gott soe neer unto that noble part the hart euen att the doore, in wittness whereof wee haue hereunto sett Our handes this 13th day July 1664—
Stephen Clifton John Brooke
The examinacon of Francis Taylor Examined before W Hugh Standley & Mr Charles Brookes
The said Francis Taylor saith that his Mastr John Grammers Caused his serut Christopher to beate Thomas Simmons and to glue him neer uppon a hundred stripes wth a Catt of ninetailes uppon his bare back and that those blowes were the occasion of his death and that Thomas Booth saw him haue some blowes but not soe many as he had and that his mastr beate him afterward in the feilde wth a rope and that he was not able to come in of himselfe but was brought in— Patuxent July 12th 1664
Henry Ollis (Hollis) aged about 15 yeares or thereabouts that he saw his Mastr John Grammer beate Thomas Simmons in the feud ouer the back wth a small ropes end wth a knott att the end of the rope the space of halfe an hour
July 12th 1664
Henry Clements aged i8 yeares examined saith, that hee saw his mastr John Grammer beate Thomas Simmons in the feilde wth a ropes end and that he could not stand, and that Christopher and John led him out of the feilde and that he heard him say he had a giddynes in his head
July 12th 1664
James Low aged 24 yeares examined saith that he saw his mastr John Grammer beate Thomas Simmons uppon the 9th of July on the feilde soe long untill he fell downe a ropes end and a knot at the end of the rope, and then he beate him up againe and left him setting upon a block and my mastr left him and went home, & Christopr went to him and asked him why he would not come to worke, what would he sett there all day & heaued him up wth a hoe helue but he went to rise and fell downe againe and my mastr came into the feilde againe and brought wth him a hoe & a Goard for him to drinke
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666
Volume 49, Page 308. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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(cont from above . . . )
in and when the goard was come Christopher gaue him to drinke and he dranke and they tooke the Goard from him and he desired more drinke, And I said to my mastr yow haue kill’d this man for he is a dead man and hee said hang him Roage hee is a dissembling Roage and that he could not goe nor stand but Christopher & John Eds led him in—
John Eds aged 19 yeares or thereabouts sworne That he saw his mastr Beate Thomas Simmons a ropes end and a knott att the end of it and that he went away from him and did not beate him long and that hee was not able to Come home for he hope to bring him home—
Christopher Anderson aged 26 yeares or thereabouts That uppon satterday Thomas Simmons had been runn away and was come home and my Mast” told me that I must take a rope and tye him for to whip him wth a whipp of small whipp Cord and that he did whip him and after he was whipped he went into the feilde to weed and Came into breakfast and went out againe and the fellow not weeding well enough he beate him wth a rope that had a Knott att the end of it, and he beated him soe long untill he dropped downe to my thinking as dead and he beate him tell he rose againe, then my Mastr left him and went in and brought another hoe and a goard wth him and I gaue him some water he was not able to gett up but wth a little of my helpe he gott up and I told my mast” he was a dead man and he told me noe he was a dissembling Roage, and he tooke his rope out of his pockett & dub’d him againe I told my Mastr that he had kill’d him & he said Lord haue mercy uppon us hee would Cleere his handes of him as soon as he could, and I went to weeding and he call’d me to him for to helpe to bring him home the which I did the helpe of John Edds and I asked him how he did and he said uery ill his mast” had Kill’d him
Susan Hunt aged 21 yeares or thereabouts sworne & examined saith this 15th day of July, that a munday last comming through the Come feilde Christopher Anderson asked this deponant whither she did not heare her mast” John Grammer threaten the death of Thomas Simmons and this deponant answered she did not, and this Christopher said to me that if I were called I might say that I did heare my Mastr say soe, and as for the time that the said Thomas Simmons was a whipping that my Mastr was not there for my Mast” came to the quarter to bid the other seruant bring some water & salte to wash him wthall and when my mastr went back againe the said Christopher Ceased whipping of Thomas Simmons and when the said Christopher came into breakfast my dame asked Christopher whether he were not sorry for what he had done and he answered noe he could haue giuen him tenn times more
the marke of
Sworne before us Susan Hunt Hugh Stanley Charles Brooke
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666 Volume 49, Page 309. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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(cont from above . . . )
Examinacons before the Gouernor & Councell
Francis Taylor being further examined saith that whereas Gramer commanded one Christopher to beate Thomas Simmons he meant Christopher Anderson and that the said Taylor did see the said Anderson beat the foresaid Simmons and saith he thinkes he gaue him about 20 blowes and that he was by when the said Grammer bid the said Anderson take his wynde and then to beat him againe—
Thomas Clifton being further examined he saw Christtopher Anderson and one John Edds carry him out of the feud Henry Aullis (Hollis) being not able to giue any accompt att all in the aforesaid bussines refuseth as wittnes—
The sherriffe being examined sayth that one of the wittnesses being sicke at Mattapeny and not able to Come hither
James Lowe examined saith that as fame as he could see in the Come feilde he saw the sd Christopher Anderson and John Edds lead him—
John Edds saith nothing in Effect to the bussines— The small Cord and Rope being shewne to Christopher Anderson and of him demanded whither they were the same that\ Thomas Simmons were beaten wthaIl, answered yes.
Summons issued to the Sherrife of St Marys County to warne 15 or 16 able persons And them to impannell for the Grand Jury
Sherriffe returnes his writt and warned as followeth
fforeman
Thomas Nottley Richard Games
Humphery Warren John Smyth
Thomas Tayler
Nicholas Young Daniel Clocker
– Richard Edlen
Jn Abington Rob Macklin Willm Hatton
Christopher Dopson George Mackall
John Gittings Willm Watts
All Sworne
Then Mr Attorney Generall presents these inditements
Let it be enquired for the Rigt Honble the Ld Proprietary whether John Grammer of St Leonards Hundred in Caluert County uppon the ninth day of July 1664 in St Leonards Hundred aforesaid in the County aforesaid Christopher Anderson of the said Hundred in the County aforesaid did Command the Body of Thomas Simmons serut to the said Anderson to whip, and whether the said Anderson the said Simmons did a whip commonly called a Catt of nine tayles in the hundred & County aforesaid on the day aforesaid wth One hundred stripes whip and beate, And whether the said John Grammer on the day aforesaid in the Hundred and the County aforesaid the said Thomas Simmons wth a rope wth a knott att the end did afterwards beat wth twenty stripes in such unlawfull and unreasonable manner
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666
Volume 49, Page 310. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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(cont from above . . . )
that of those blowes the said Thomas Simmons on the 11th day of Liber B B July aforesaid in the Hundred and County aforesaid did dye and soe whether the said John Grammer and Christopher Anderson the said Thomas Simmons the day aforesaid in the Hundred & County aforesaid feloniously did Kill Contrary to the peace of his said Lordsps rule & dignity— William Caluert
The wittnesses names
the marke of Francis Taylor Thomas Clifton the mke of James Low the mke of John Edds
. . .
The lurors hauing theire Charge giuen departs the Court by them selues to Consider of the Inditemt wth the euidences
The Jurors returnes into Court answering all to theire names being demanded who should speake for them, answered the foreman Who deliuers in theire Vardicts ondorsed on the bills— On John Grammers (uizt) Ignoramus
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666
Volume 49, Page 311. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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(cont from above . . . )
The Board demands of the Grand Jury the reasons of theire finding John Grammers inditemt Ignoramus desireing them againe to returne together and deliuer them in writeing which was done and are as followeth (uizt)—
First that noe Euidence which appeared before us and gaue Euidence did possitiuely sweare that any blowes giuen by John Grammer
or his man could touch his life—
Secondly That the Cords he was whipt wth allthough the blowes might be as many as the Euidences alleadged and that but suppositionally sworne to could not touch his life—
Thirdly That none of the Euidences swore that Grammer gaue him aboue 20 blowes wth the bigger Cord, and that it was an houres time intermitted betweene the beginning and ends of Grammers Correccon—
Fourthly that the Chirurgions swore that noe stripes giuen him had in the least toucht any principall part whereby in his Judgmt according to the rules of physick his life could not be toucht—
Vppon which reasons the Board was sattisfyed—The Grand Jury discharg’d.
Summons to sherriffe to impannell 12 men good and able for the petty Jury Sherriffe returnes his writt and warned—
fforeman Samuell Chew John Wattkins Francis Holland Philip Allumbey Robt Peca John Bayley John Burrage Robt Blinckhorne Samuell Garland Thomas Hopkins John Ewen William Euans
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666
Volume 49, Page 312. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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1664 Aug 23:
Warrt for John Grammers Estate
These are in the name &c to will and require yow forthwth to Cause a Generll Inuentory of all the Goodes debts and Chattles that shall or may Come to yot Sight or knowledge belonging to the Estate of Jno Grammer of Petuxent in Caluert County, and make yoW returne Inuentory thereof att Our next Prouinall Court to bee held att St Marys on the 4th day of Octobr next, and for soe doeing this shall bee yor Warrant Giuen undr my hand this 23d day of August 1664—
To the sherriffe of Caluert County or his deputy
Signed Charles Caluert
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666
Volume 49, Page 256. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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1664 Oct 7:
An Inuentory of the Estate of John Grammer in Caluert County taken By mee Thomas Spriggs—
7 men Seruants, One woman Serut two boyes, tenn Wth bedding and working tooles
12 Cowes 10 Calues 12 heifers & steeres of two and three yeares old
44 head of hoggs some of them at lyons Cre6 paire of shooes 9 paire of stockings
2 feather beds and bedsteeds wth ruggs & blanckitts pillowes and 320
Boulters & sheetes to them & Curtaines
4 fixt gunns, 2 Chests one round table One wicker Chaire, 5 leather
Chaires 2 table Clothes six napkins, 4 pewter dishes 5 porrin
gers, 2 pewter quart potts, 5 Candlesticks 1 greate Chest one old
truncke 10 peces of tinn waire a parcell of Cider Caske, 1 pew
ter Chamber pott one brasse Skillett, 20 tubbs trayes & buckitts
5 iron potts 4 pestills 1 frying pann 1 spitt Chaine & pothooks
1 small boate 2 smoothing Irons 1 grater, 1 paire of bellowes
fire tongs and shouells
One plantacon at lyons Creeke of 400 acres
One plantacon that he now liues upon in the Island Creeke—
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1663-1666
Volume 49, Page 285. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1664.
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1666:
Then the Cryer made Proclamacon saying Yow Good men that be impannelld to enquire for the Rigt Honble the Lord Proprietary for the Body of this Prouince answere to yor names euery man at the first Call upon paine and perill that shall fall thereon
Then the Grand Jury was called by theire names Who appeared & answered thereto which are as followeth
Foreman Wm Bretton John Bayley
Thomas Phillips George Marshall
Henry Parker Henry Hare
Thomas Paggett James Veitch
Demetrius Cartwright Tho: Studd
Fran: Swinfeild John Grammer
John Powick Sam. Prickloue
They all being sworne The Charge was giuen them wth the Indictmt and the depositiones of the wittnesses excepting Nico Gosha who declared what he knew therein before the Jury departed
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1666-1670
Volume 57, Page 63. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1666
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1666-67 Nov 1: Provincial Court Proceedings, 1666—67
John Tapper, John Edds, Henry Hollis and Mary Gardner was sworne to giue Euidence to the said Grand Inquest upon an Indictmt deliuered in Court by the Attorney Generll agt Christopher Andrews which Indictmt is as followeth Let it be Enquired for the Rigt Honble the Lord Proprietary whether that Christopr Andrews late of Petuxent in Caluert County Laborer the first day of Nouembr in the 35th yeare of the Dominion of Caecilius &c: by Force & Armes in and upon John Edes serut of Jno Grammer of the Schoolehowse upon the Island Creeke in Petuxent riuer in Caluert County aforesaid att the Schoole howse aforesaid did make an Assault and an Affray, & him did beat and euill entreate and from off the feet of him the said Jno Edes did by force of Armes One paire of shooes of the uallue of three shillings take, and other enormityes to him did then and there doe to the greate dathage of him the said John Edes, & Contrary to the peace of the said Lord Proprietary his rule and dignitye
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1666-1670
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(1666/67 HENRY HOLLIS to give evidence against Christopher Andrews in attack of John Edes, servant of JOHN GRAMMER in Calvert Co, MD).

1667/68:
Patrick Due plaintiff The defendt appealing from the County Court Jno Grammer defendt of Caluert to this Prouinall Court doth now Rozer p querdemurre therein (uizt) In prosecucon of Morecroft p deft which appeale the said John Grammer by John Morecroft his Attorny saith that matter in Euidence by the said Patrick Due giuen, is not sufficient in law to proue the issue joyned betwixt them and this he is ready to auerre Wherfore for default of sufficient Euidence he Craueth Judgment agst the said Patrick if &c:
John Morecroft And the Defendant Joyneth in Demurrer Benja Rozer
Ordered that both parties be att the next Prouinciall Court and then this Cause to be there tryed and determined
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1666-1670
Volume 57, Page 246. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1667—68.
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1667/68:
Ordred that Richard Boughton gent doe take the Oathes of Elizabeth Grammer and Elizabeth Cartwright on behalfe of the Lord Propr agst Susan Hunt who is suspected of murdering her Bastard Childe, and to deliuer them into the Court
Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1666-1670
Volume 57, Page 251. Provincial Court Proceedings, 1667—68.
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1668 Dec 14:
The aforegoing Deed with the Land and Premisses therein menconed was in Open Court on the Fourteenth Day of December One thousand six hundred sixty eight acknowledged by John Grammer and Elizabeth his wife to be the Right of the above named William Meares and his heires forever Daniel Jenifer
Know all men by theis pnts that I John Grammer of the County of Calüt in the province of Maryland planter am holden and firmly bounden unto William Meares of the same County mchant the full & Just summe of one hundred pounds of good & lawfull mony of England to be paid to the said William Meares or to his certeyne Attorny his executors Administrators or assignes To the which paymt well and truly to be made I bind myselfe my heires executors & Administrators firmly by theis presents Sealed with my Seale and Dated the Eleaventh day of December in the Seaven & thirtyeth yeare of the Dominion of Caecilius &c annop domini One thousand six hundred sixty and eight
The Condicon of this Obligacon is such that if the above bound John Gramm his heires Executors or Administrators shall for his and their parts well and truly hold Observe performe fullfill and Keepe all and Singuler the Covenants Grants Articles and Agreements wch on the part and behalfe of the said John Grammer are to be holden Observed performed fuilfilled done and kept Conteyned & Specifyed in a cteyne paire of Indentures bearing date the Date of the Date hereof made betweene the said John Grammer of the one part and the above named William Meares of the other part That then this Obligacon to be voyd and of none Effect or else to stand in full Force and vertue John Grammer
Signed Sealed & deliued (Seale)
in the pnce of
Richard Moy
Hugh Stanley
The aforegoing Instrument was on the fourteenth day of december one thousand six hundred sixty eight by the above bounden John Grammer acknowledged in Open Court Court to the use of the above named William Meares Daniel Jenif’r
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1678 May 2:  Grammar, John, Calvert Co., 20th Mch., 1678; 2nd May, 1678.
To wife Eliza:, execx, and hrs., entire estate, real and personal.
Test: Jno. Henning, Henry Hollis. 9. 12

1678 May 2 – John Henning of Calvert Co, 40 yrs aged about, that while at the house of John Grammer (decd) in same county, Grammer gave an oral will, bequeathing unto Elizabeth Grammer all his estate. Henry Hollis, age 25 years, deposes that John Henning correctly stated the verbal will of John Grammer as he heard it as well.

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1679: Provincial Court Proceedings, 1679/80.
John Rogers agt Henry Hollis [Unlesse the deft appeare next Court the Sheriffe [of Calvert County Amerced.  Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1679-1680/1
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1679 Jan 20: Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679-80.
Inquisition of Jno Gramer’s Land
An Inquisition Indented taken the three & Twentieth day of January in the fifth year of the Dominion of Charles &c Annoq Domini 1679 at the house of Thomas Co[sde]n in Calvertown in Calvert County in the Province of maryland before us Charles Boteler and Samuell Bourne Gent By virtue of a Commission in the nature of a mandamus out of his Lordship’s Court of Chan.ry to us directed by the Oaths of twelve Good and Lawfull men of of the Same County diligently to Enquire what Lands & Tenements John Grammer late of Calvert Co.ty af.d deceased held of the R.t Hon.ble the Lord Prop.ry in his Demeasne as of ffee at the time of his Death and of what manno.r and by what Services and how much those Lands & Tenem.ts are of value by the year in all issues and at what time the Said John Grammer dyed and who is his next heir and who those Lands Since the Death of the Said John Grammer hath or doth Occupy and the issues and profits doth receive & by what Title & in what manner by the oaths roome Richard Smith, W.m Barton, Christopher Baynes, Tho Sedwick, Thomas Arnold, Edw.d Coudry, Thomas Jessup, John Larkins, Thomas Edwards, William Collingwood, & Joseph Dawkins being by us duely Sworn Say upon their Oaths as follows that the Said John Grammer dyed in the month of Aprill of our Lord 1678 Seized of Two parcells of Land three hundred forty nine acres Lying in a Creek Called Grammer’s Creek in Putuxent River and that the Said John Grammer held the Same Lands of the Lord Proprietary his heirs in free and Common Soccage by by ifealty only for all Services under the yearly Rent of Seven Shillings Sterling and holden of his Lopp’s manno.r of Calverton w.ch Said Land is worth by the year in all issues and profits Eight hundred pounds of Tobacco And the Jurors upon their Oaths further Say that the Said John Grammer dyed So Seized and possessed as afores.d without any heir (as they know of) to whom the Said Land might or could descend only they Say that the Said John Grammer in his lifetime viz.t upon the Sixth day of August 1677 did make his Last will and Testam.t in writeing under his hand and Seale and thereof did make his wife Elizabeth Grammer his full and Sole Executrix and amongst other things devised to her the Said Elizabeth his whole plantation w.ch he then dwelt upon and all his Stock of Cattle and hogs with all the rest of his Whole Estate & Debts whatsoever unto the Said Elizabeth dureing her lifetime or widowhood and if in Case the s.d Elizabeth Shall happen to marry after his the Said John Grammer’s decease that then his Said plantation and whole Estate to be taken away from the Said Elizabeth and kept by order of Court of Calvert Co.tY and for the maintainance of the poor and Orphans of the Same Coty for Ever And that the Said Elizabeth Grammer by virtue of the Said Will Entered into and took possession of the Sd Lands & prmisses & afterwards Intermarried with one Henry Hollis who in her Right hath held and kept possession of the premisses & Received the issues and profits of the Same, But who hath paid the rent thereof they know not, In Testimony whereof as well the Said Comission.rs as the Said Jurors have hereunto Set their hands and Scales the day and year first above written
C: Boteler 1 ll Sealed Sam. Bournej
Richard Smith Jun.r Tho Sedwicks
J. Brome Tho Edwards
W.m Barton Sealed Edwd Cowdrey Sealed
W.m Collingwood Tho Jessup
Tho: Arnold Jos: Dakins
Christopher Baynes Jos: Williams
Which being Read and heard it is the Judgem.t of the Court here this day to witt the Eleventh day of ffebruary in the fifth year of the Dominion of the R.t Hon.ble Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Domini one thousand Six hundred Seventy nine that Elizabeth Grammer widow Relict and Executrix of the Said John Grammer deed have and Enjoy her Dower of in and to the Lands and premisses in the aforegoing Inquisition menconed and that the other two and Reversion of the whole are Escheated unto his Lopp for want of heir Nic: Painter Cl Cur Prov.alis
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(HENRY HOLLIS married ELIZABETH GRAMMER widow of JOHN GRAMMER)

1679 Dec 2: Chancery Court Proceedings, 1679.
To the R.t Hon.ble the Lord Proprietary of Maryland &c The Humble Petition of Henry [Hollis & Eliza]beth his wife late Relict of John Grammer of [Calvert Couinty deceased Submissively Sheweth Whereas John Grammer late of Calvert [County was possessed of two parcells of Land Lying in Putuxent River the Island Creek Containing in the whole three Called the School house and being So possessed of August in the year of our Lord. Seventy Seven did make his last will and Seale whereby he did bequeath as my Whole plantation which I now dwell of Cattle and hoggs with all the Rest of my whole Estate whatsoever unto my wife Elizabeth Grammer dureing her widowhood and if in Case She the Said Elizabeth Shall happen to after my decease, that then my Said Plantation and whole Estate to be taken away from the Said Elizabeth by the Court and to be kept by order of the Said Court of Calvert County for the maintenance of the poor and Orphans of this County for Ever, Now So it is may it please your Lordship that yo.r Pet.r Elizabeth haveing Since the Death of her Said Husband Grammer Intermarried with yo.r Pet.r Henry Hollis whereby She is informed She hath forfeited all the Estate wch She Could Claime in the afores.d Land Nevertheless being also informed that the Said Land by Reason of the bequest afores.d to the poor & Orphans of this County and to the Comission.rs of the Same County for their use is by Severall Statutes of England forfeited and the Said Guift void & null, Therefore yo.r pet.rs humbly pray your Lordship to issue out your Lordship’s writt of mandamus to Enquire of the Said Land and if the Same be by any ways or means forfeited or Escheated to yo.r Lordship yo.t petition.rs do humbly pray that they may be admitted to purchase the Said Land to them and their heirs at Such reasonable rates as yo.r Lordship in Charity Shall think meet And as in duty bound they shall ever pray Underneath the aforegoing Peticön was written as followeth Let a writt of mandamus issue to Comiss.r5 to Enquire of the Land above in the Petition menconed and for So doing this Shall be yo.r warrant Given under my hand this Second day of December 1679 To W.m Calvert Esq Sec.ry C: Baltemore of Maryland.  December the 10.th 1679
Mandamus then issued to Major Charles Boteler & Capt Sam” Bourne of Calvert County Gent Commanding them that by the Oaths of twelve &c the Diligently Enquire what Lands John Grammer late of Calvert Co.tY deceased dyed Seized of &c returned without delay
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1680: Provincial Court Proceedings, 1679/80.
the Right Honoble Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Dominj 1680
Came the said partyes by their Attorneys aforesaid, and the said Henry Hollis by his Said Attorney sayth That hee is not guilty of the Trespasse above in the Declaracon menconed in manner and forme as the pft above in his Declaracon hath Declared, and of this hee puts himself upon the Country, and the plt likewise, Itt is therefore Comanded The Sheriffe of St Maryes County That hee Cause to come here Twelve &c by whome &c. and who neither &c To Recognize &c because as well &c On wch said Two and Twentyeth day of ffebruary in the yeare aforesaid Came the said partyes by their Attorneys aforesaid and the Jurors impannelled being called likewise came To witt, Anthony Dawson, Thomas Hinton, Simon Spratling, William Harper, John Powell, George Powell, Wm Harris Thomas Waughopp, William Reede, John Bailey, Henry Hardy & Thomas Jones, Who being Elected tryed and Sworne to say the Truth in the prmisses Upon their Oathes doe say That the said Henry Hollis is not guilty of the Trespasse above in the Declaracon mentioned in manner and forme as ye Plantiffe above in his Declaracon hath declared, Therefore It is Considered that the said John Rogers take nothing by his writt but bee in mercy for his false plaint thereupon, And that the said Henry Hollis may goe thereof without day. and that the said Henry Hollis Recover against the said John Rogers the Sume of Nine hundred ninety Seaven pounds of Tobacco for his costs of Suite, by him about his defence in this behalfe Laid out and Expended, And the said Henry may have thereof Execucon
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1680 Feb 22: Provincial Court Proceedings, 1679/80.
John Rogers agt Henry Hollis
Henry Hollis late of Calvert County Planter was attached to Answere unto John Rogers of the same County Carpenter of a plea wherefore with force and Armes One steere of him the said John att Leonards Creeke hundred m the County aforesaid lately found of the Vallue of Tenn pounds Sterling hee did take drive away Kill and Convert to his owne use, and other Enormityes to him did to the greate damage of the said John and against the Peace of the Right honoble the Lord Propry And whereupon the said John Rogers by Christopher Rousby his Attorney Complaineth. That the said Henry Hollis the Tenth day of January in the yeare of our Lord 1679 with force and Armes One Steere of him the said John att Leonards Creeke hundred in Calvert County aforesaid lately found of the vallue of Tenn pounds stert. Did take drive away Kill and Convert to his owne use, and other Enormityes to him did to the greate damage of the said John and against the Peace of the Right honoble the Lord Proprietary, And whereupon the said John sayth hee is the worse and hath losse to the Vallue of fifteene pounds sterl. and thereupon hee bringeth his suite And the said Henry Hollis by Charles Boteler his Attorney cometh and defendeth the force and injury when &c and prayeth liberty to Imparle hereunto untill next Provinciall Court and it is granted unto him. the same Day is given to the plantiffe Likewise Att wch said next Provinciall Court (To witt) the Two and Twentyeth day of ffebruary in the Sixth yeare of the Dominion of the Right Honoble Charles Lord Baltemore &c Annoq Dominj 1680 Came the said partyes by their Attorneys aforesaid, and the said Henry Hollis by his Said Attorney sayth That hee is not guilty of the Trespasse above in the Declaracon menconed in manner and forme as the pft above in his Declaracon hath Declared, and of this hee puts himself upon the Country, and the plt likewise, Itt is therefore Comanded The Sheriff e of St Maryes County That hee Cause to come here Twelve &c by whome &c. and who neither &c To Recognize &c because aswell &c On wch said Two and Twentyeth day of ffebruary in the yeare aforesaid Came the said partyes by their Attorneys aforesaid and the Jurors impannelled being called likewise came To witt, Anthony Dawson, Thomas Hinton Simon Spratling, William Harper, John Powell, George Powell, Wm Harris, Thomas Waughopp, William Reede, John Bailey, Henry Hardy & Thomas Jones, Who being Elected tryed and Sworne to say the Truth in the prmisses Upon their Oathes doe say That the said Henry Hollis is not guilty of the Trespasse above in the Declaracon mentioned in manner and forme as ye Plantiffe above in his Declaracon hath declared, Therefore It is Considered that the said John Rogers take nothing by his writt but bee in mercy for his false plaint thereupon, And that the said Henry Hollis may goe thereof without day. and that the said Henry Hollis Recover against the said John Rogers the Sume of Nine hundred ninety Seaven pounds of Tobacco for his costs of Suite, by him about his defence in this behalfe Laid out and Expended, And the said Henry may have thereof Execucon
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1681 Feb 28: Provincial Court Proceedings, 1682.
Henry Hollis Comand was given to the sheriffe of Calvert County agt that he take John Rogers if he should be found in John Rogers: his baliwick & him safe Keepe soe that he have his body here the eight & twentyeth day of ffebruary in the seaventh yeare of the Dominion of the Right Honobie Charles Lord Baltemore &c. Annoq Doni. 1681 to satisfy unto Henry Hollis the sume of Nine hundred Ninety seaven pounds of tobacco wch to him the said Henry by the Justices of the Provinciall Court held at the Citty of St Maryes the two two and twentyeth day of ffebruary Annoq Doni 1681 was allowed for his expences and costs of suite for that the said John Rogers hath not psecuted with effect his certaine plaint by him the said John against the said Henry Hollis in the said Court brought. On wch said eight and twentyeth Day of ffebruary. Coll Henry Jowles made returne of the writ aforesaid that by vertue thereof he hath taken the body of the said John Rogers Whome bee hath ready as by the said writ he is comanded.
Whereupon Charles Boteler. Attorney for the said John Rodgers acknowledged in open Court that satisfaccon is received by the said Henry Hollis for the aforesaid Sume of Nine hundred Ninety and Seaven pounds of tobacco in the writ aforesaid Mentioned
Which being read and heard Itt is Ordered by the Court here this day to wit the first day of March Anno Doni 1681 That the said Philip Lynes pay unto the said John Wheeler the said sume of One thousand Seaven hundred and Seaventy pounds of tobacco by the said James Wheeler in manner aforesaid Layd out and expended as by the foregoing account allowed by his Lopp the Lord Proprietary and Council is mentioned Wm Cocks: Clke
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1683 June 19:  Thomas Cosden 8.60 I CA #138604 Jun 19 1683 Jun 23 1683
The amount of the inventory (#138604) is equivalent to ?173.11.10. See also folio 322.
List of debts: Henry Hollis

1686 Jul 8:  Capt. Charles Botler 9.29 A CA #26850 #44210 Jul 8 1686
Payments to: Capt. Thomas Claggatt, Henry Cox, Henry Fernely, Mr. Roger Brooke, Michaell Taney, John Atkey, Mr. Anthony Underwood, Henry Hollis, Robert Skenner, John Bigger, Henry Trueman, Thomas Tasker, Mr. Joshua Doyne, Jeremiah Whelocke, William Creed, Samuell Houldsworth, Christopher Bayne, Dr. Paul Sanfeild, Daniell Philips as his part of William Philips (deceased), Richard Pollard.
List of debts: William Gente (runaway), Capt. Auglye (dead), Peter Burnet (runaway), George Henderson (not good), Benjamin Clagsten (runaway), Anne Jones (gone), Philip Surges (not good), Capt. Thomas Carleton (dead), Thomas Norman (runaway), John Weares (gone), Robert Wines (not good), Theophilus Turford (not good), James Carr (dead), Daniell Hawkins (runaway), Nathaniell Stanton (runaway), Moses Chappell (runaway), James Sheppard (dead), Robert Pheby (dead), Augustine Pope (dead).
Administratrix: Alice Buttler (relict).

1687 June 20:  List of Debts & Payments for John Baker
In the Inventories & Accounts is a list of the debts S payments for the estate of John Baker. The list is dated 20 June 1687. This list can be found in Liber 10, Folios 115-124.
Henry Hollis.  http://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I014023&tree=Tree1

1688 April 23 – Henry Hollis’ will is probated in Maryland. Henry Hollis writes his will on April 5, 1688. Mary Daw Jun is the appointed sole executrix. Henry Hollis bequeths unto Mary Daw “all my estate in general both real and personal. The will is witnessed by John Hollins and Edward Daw. Both witnesses give oath on April 23, 1688 at the will prove up regarding seeing Henry Hollis sign the will. Before justice Richard Ladd.

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1688 May 4:  Henry Hollis 10.24 I ?43.13.0 May 4 1688
Appraisers: Francis Higham, Thomas Howes.

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