Note for: Hugh Holland, - Index
Place: Pennant, EglwysfachIndividual Note:
According to Griffiths, Hugh ap Morgan married Alice vch Robert ap Ieuan ap Meyricke of Bodsilin. LDS and HHE are in agreement except that HHE adds a couple more sons, vis Meurig ap Llew ap Hwlkin.According to Griffiths he had a son Jeffrey who inherited Pennant. According to HHE Hugh also had a son William and a daughter Gwenllyn.Nothing further is known about William other than he was probably the witness to Thomas Holland's will in 1565. Gwenllyn married Hwlkin ap David in 1558. (HHE XDS/101/23/37).
According to HHE(XDS/101/23/42), after the death of Hugh, Alice married Henry ap Ieuan Lloyd in 1563, however in his notebook he corrects this to Alice married Ieuan Lloyd. This latter entry appears to be correct as Alice was the daughter of Robert ap John of Bodisilin and appears in the family pedigree on page 136 of Gfs, according to which she had a son and heir Henry by this marriage. This may explain the confusion.
The following is an extract from Hugh Howell Holland's notebook from the Nanhoran Papers in the Carnarfonshire Archives (XDS 11/1)
John Owen ap John ap Robin - an obligation from John Owen ap John ap Robin for the payment of £200 to Hugh Holland the son of Morgan Holland dated 20th day of May in the 31st year of the reign of Henry 8th (1540) in consideration of the marriage to be had between Geoffrey Holland son and heir of Hugh Holland and Jane daughter of the said John.
This Jane vch John Owen of Trebuk and Grallwyn in Llansanffraid was the aunt of Mary Owen the mother of archbishop Williams, being the sister of his father.
Notes from Brian Holland
Note for: Hugh Holland, BEF 12 Jan 1639 - Index
Date: 12 Jan 1639
Place: Eglwysbach, Denbighshire
Note for: Hugh Holland, BEF 27 Apr 1726 - BEF 12 Nov 1779 Index
Date: 27 Apr 1726
Place: Eglwysbach, DenbighshireResidence:
Date: BEF 1779
Place: Pen y Bryn, EglwysbachWill:
Date: 27 Oct 1778
Place: Eglwysbach, DenbighshireBurial:
Date: 12 Nov 1779
Place: Eglwysbach, DenbighshireIndividual Note:
Hugh's birth is recorded in the PR as 1726 and on his Gravestone 1727.His tombstone is in the churchyard of St Martins Church, Eglwys Bach,and the inscription is as follows." Here lieth in hopes of a Blesseddeliverance the Body of HUGH HOLLAND of PEN Y BRYN Gent who was Buriedthe 12th Day of November in the Year of our Lord 1779, Aged 52 Years.Here also lieth the Body of CATHERINE HOLLAND wife of the abovementioned who was interred the 13th of March 1808 aged 91. Also HughHolland Roberts of Pen Y Bryn who died the 22nd of February 1875 aged24."
Hugh's Marriage to Catherine Foulkes is recorded in the PR as 18th Feb1757. HHE records Catherine as being the daughter of John Foulks ofCefn Y Coed, the previous abode of William Holland of Pennant.
According to the notes of the local historian, in 1777 Hugh was amember of the committee that was responsible for overseeing therebuilding of St Martins church. From the date of his recorded deathhe did not live long enough to see the fruits of his endeavours.
We only have the record of one birth attributed to Hugh and Catherine,that being of William b 3rd May 1758. i.e. one year after theirmarriage. For some reason this is the latest baptism recorded in thePR so it is possible that there were other births after this date.
Hugh's will made in 1778 was not probated until 1790, eleven yearsafter his death. Within it he bequeaths a recently purchased propertycalled Gyfylog to his wife Catherine Holland, Gyfylog is a farm closeto Pen Y Bryn and Bryn Y Fran. His other properties, including Pen YBryn, he bequeathed to his cousin Hugh Roberts, or which ever of hisChildren should survive him. He names the daughters in order of birthas Elizabeth, Catherine and Anne and an infant son Robert. For somereason these children adopted the surname Hughes even though therefather was in fact Hugh Robert Edwards.
Catherine made a will in 1797 and added a codicil in 1799. The willwas probated in the year of her death 1808. There are a number ofbequests but none of these refer to a son William. As neither of thewills of Hugh or Catherine refers to a son William then it is assumedthat he must have died before 1778, the date of Hugh's will whichwould explain why he did not inherit Pen Y Bryn. It seems reasonableto assume that the death of William Holland in the PR d 7th May 1758is in fact the infant death in William b 3rd May 1758.
Notes from Brian Holland