Will of James Holland 1787

James Holland was my 7th great-grandfather. The phonetic spelling is interesting in this will. Clearly, they pronounced “kind” as “coind.” This sounds Irish to me, and according to this Wikipedia article, the name Holland may derive from Houlihan, and variant is found in County Cork. There are no given names in the family that sound […]

James Holland’s Will

James Holland will 22 Nov 1797 in Wake Co, NC I James Holland Senr. of Wake County and State of North Carolina being in a low state of health but Of perfect mind and memory Thanks be to god and knowing the Mortality of my body and that it is appointed Unto man once to […]