1726 John Hollis Jr

John Hollis Jr. b. abt 1726

Y-DNA Page explaining info known to date regarding Hollis and Going shared Y-DNA:  https://goyengoinggowengoyneandgone.com/hollis-family/

Parents:

John Hollis b. 1700 and Esther Canterbury

Children:

Unknown if married or had children

Siblings:

James Hollis, Sr., born 1730 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died 1804 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married Sarah Hall. (confirmed)
John Hollis, Jr., born Bet. 1720 – 1735 (confirmed)
Cybella Hollis, born Bet. 1720 – 1735 in Fairfax, Virginia; died 1793 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married John Thomas Hall. (confirmed)
Edward Hollis, born Abt. 1725 in Fairfax, Virginia; died Abt. 1794 in Richland, South Carolina; married (1) ; married (2) Eleanor.  (not confirmed yet)
Burr Hollis, born Abt. 1727 in Fairfax County, Virginia (confirmed)
William Hollis, born Abt. 1727 in Fairfax County, Virginia (confirmed)
Moses Hollis, Sr., born Bet. 1728 – 1735 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died August 17, 1794 in Fairfield County, South Carolina; married Rosanah Hagan Berry Abt. 1749 in Fairfax County, Virginia; born Abt. 1735 in Fairfax County, Virginia; died January 1819 in Fairfield County, South Carolina.  (confirmed)
Notley Hollis, born Abt. 1731 in Fairfax, Virginia; died March 1782 in Fairfield, South Carolina; married Anastasia Taylor.  (confirmed)
Mark Hollis, born Abt. 1730 (not confirmed yet)

FACTS and EVENTS:

John Hollis Jr, son of John Hollis Sr. and Esther Canterbury Hollis, was born about 1726.

Truro Parish vestry records indicate John Hollis Jr was disabled in some fashion from at least 1745 to 1749 (5 payments for 5 years total).  His family received payments from the vestry to help support him due to his disability.   The nature of the disability is unknown.  It is unknown if this was an injury he suffered, or something he was born with.  Typically, if it was a mental disability, they records at this time would indicate the person was an “idiot” (not very PC back then), so my assumption is that this was some sort of physical disability.

In October of 1745, Truro Parish makes payment to John Hollis to help in the support of his disabled son John.

1745 John Hollis pmt for disabled son John in Truro Parish vestrybook marked snip

1745 John Hollis pmt for disabled son John in Truro Parish vestrybook marked snip

In 1747 the Truro Parish vestry made payment for two years of support for John Hollis’ son, John, a disabled person.

1747 John Hollis pmt for disabled son John in Truro Parish vestrybook marked snip

1747 John Hollis pmt for disabled son John in Truro Parish vestrybook marked snip

On October 12, 1749 a payment is made for John Hollis Jr for two years support in Truro Parish.

1749 Oct pmt for John Hollis Jr for two years support in Truro Parish snip

1749 Oct pmt for John Hollis Jr for two years support in Truro Parish snip

Court held March 27, 1750. We present John Hollis Junior for being a common Swearer to the knowledge of two of this Jury. John Turley foreman. And also returned an Indictment against Walton English Ignoramus. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 55, http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

Court held Jan 15, 1754. John Hollis Jun. being brought before the Court is charged with committing several misdemean of the said John submitting himself to the Court charged rather to receive corporal punishment than to be bound to his good behaviour Ordered that the sheriff gives him twenty Lashes on his bare back well laid on at the Publick Whipping Post. Fairfax County, VA; Fairfax County Court Order Book, 1749-1754 p. 493,
http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/fairfax/court/etal554gwl.txt

The above Truro Parish vestry records can be found at the following links:

http://www.pohick.org/history.html

http://www.pohick.org/vestrybook3.html

1758 John Hollis lease from Henry Fitzhugh of Ravensworth land in Fairfax Co Va

1758 John Hollis lease from Henry Fitzhugh of Ravensworth land in Fairfax Co Va

 

 

 

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