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Families covered: Holcroft of Holcroft, Holcroft of Hurst

Sir John Holcroft of Holcroft (d 1560)
m. (c1518) Anne Standish (dau of Ralph Standish of Standish)
1. Sir John Holcroft of Holcroft, Sheriff of Lancashire (b c1520)
  m. Dorothy Bold (dau of Sir Richard Bold of Bold)
  A. Alice Holcroft (d 1626)
  m. Sir Edward Fitton of Gawsworth (d 1606)
2. Hamlet Holcroft of Holcroft (3rd son)
  m. Isabel Clifton (dau of Thomas Clifton of Westby)
  A. John Holcroft of Holcroft
  m. Anne Heywood (dau of Peter Heywood of Heywood)
i. John Holcroft of Holcroft (bur 22.04.1656, Lt. Colonel)
  m. Margaret Hunt (dau of John Hunt of Manchester)
  a. Thomas Holcroft of Holcroft (d 06.08.1667)
  m. (31.08.1652) Eleanor Birch (dau of Thomas Birch of Birch)
  (1) Eleanor Holcroft (b 22.02.1654-5)
  m. (1671) Thomas Tyndesley of Myerscough Lodge (b 03.04.1657, bur 26.01.1715)
  (2) Margaret Holcroft (b 27.08.1656, d 14.10.1735)
  m1. Sir Richard Standish, 1st Bart of Duxbury (a 1676)
  m2. (sp) Sir Thomas Stanley, 4th Bart of Bickerstaff (b 27.09.1670, d 07.05.1714)
  (3)+ other issue - John (b 03.10.1662, d 23.05.1663), Thomas (b 16.10.1664, d young), Alice (bpt 11.11.1659)
b. Charles Holcroft of Holcroft (bpt 26.03.1639, dsp bur 11.12.1672)
  c. Mary Holcroft
  m. (01.06.1650) Thomas Blood (d 24.08.1680, Colonel)
  d.+ other issue - Isabella (bpt 01.01.1636-7), Rachel (bpt 27.01.1637-8, bur 24.02.1638-9)
  ii. Charles Holcroft
  iii. Margaret Holcroft (bur 23.03.1675-6)
  m. (15.05.1657) John Risley of Risley
  iv. Alice Holcroft
  m. Thomas Worsley of Hovingham (d 03.11.1664)
v. Anne Holcroft
  m. (23.08.1641) Joshua Cudworth of Warneth
3. Helen Holcroft
  m. Francis Holt of Gristlehurst
4. Milicent Holcroft
  m. Henry Talbot of Bashall (d 09.10.1570/1)
5. Clemence Holcroft
  m. Richard Leigh of West Hall in High Leith (d 1582)
6. Mary Holcroft
  m. Peter Warburton of Warburton
7. Alice Holcroft
  m. Sir Thomas Hesketh of Rufford (d 1588)
8. Anne Holcroft
  m. William Ratcliff of Winnersley (b 1534, dsp 1562)
9.+ other issue - Alexander (dvpsp), Thomas (priest), William (a 1540, priest) + (?) Sir Henry



Geoffrey Holcroft of Hurst (d 1590-1)
m. Katherine Hopwood (dau of John Hopwood of Hopwood)
1. Geoffrey Holcroft of Hurst (d 1640)
  m. Helen Worthington (dau of Lawrence Worthington of Crawshaw)
  A. Thomas Holcroft (dvp 1635-6)
  m1. Winifred Tonge (bpt 25.08.1594, bur 05.04.1635, dau of Christopher Tonge of Tonge)
  i. Geoffrey Holcroft of Hurst (bpt 26.08.1615, bur 20.12.1684)
  m. (1637) Elizabeth Spakeman (bur 10.12.1685, dau of William Spakeman of Astley)
  a. Thomas Holcroft of Hurst (bpt 08.12.1637, bur 03.03.1684)
  m. (28.02.1654-5) Dorothy Egerton (bpt 24.06.1636, bur 21.06.1683, dau of Peter Egerton of Shaw)
  (1) Thomas Holcroft of Hurst (bpt 03.03.1671-2)
  (A)+ issue - including Geoffrey (bpt 12.08.1687/97), Katherine (bpt 21.09.1692), Dorothy (bpt 26.04.1694), Susan (bpt 04.05.1695)
  (2)+ other issue - Geoffrey (bpt 02.01.1668-9, bur 25.02.1678-9), Peter (bpt 25.01.1673-4), John (bpt 20.12.1679, bur 07.02.1681-2), Elizabeth (bpt 25.04.1657), Winifred (bpt 03.02.1658-9, bur 04.08.1660), Mary (a 1664), Jane (bpt 07.04.1664), child (d young), Dorothy (bpt 04.07.1667), Margaret (bpt 07.05.1677, bur 27.01.1681-2), Penelope (bpt 01.12.1681)
  b. Winifred Holcroft (a 1664)
  m. Thomas Ludlum of Chesterfield)
  c.+ other issue - John (bpt 16.07.1642, bur 09.07.1645), Geoffrey, Hamlet (bpt 01.06.1641), Ellen (bpt 08.08.1650, bur 13.10.1662)
  ii. Dorothy Holcroft
  m. (1632) William Bate of Cockshutt
  iii. Winifrid Holcroft (bpt 13.11.1621)
  m. George Norris of Leigh
  iv. Ellen Holcroft (bpt 22.04.1630)
  m. Richard Higgin of Leigh
  v.+ other issue - Thomas (a 1636), Asshton (dsp bur 20.11.1619), Hamlet (a 1636, dsp), Anne (bpt 20.06.1627), Jane (bpt 05.04.1632)
  m2. Catherine
  B. Geoffrey Holcroft
  i. Thomas Holcroft of Culcheth
  C. Catherine Holcroft
  m. Richard Manley of West Houghton
  D.+ other issue (dsp) - Bartholomew of Penketh, Timothy
2. Thomas Holcroft ancestor of Holcrofts of East Ham
3. Anne Holcroft (a 1590)

Main source(s): 'Notes on the Families of Holcroft' by J. Paul Rylands, reprinted for the Leigh Chronicle for private circulation, 1877
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