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Families covered: Holden of Holden

BLG1886 reports that: "The family, it is stated, held manors in co. Chester, temp. Edward the Confessor (see Domesday Book). The name, according to Whitaker, is derived from two Saxon words, Hold Dene." BLG1886 identifies the family's arms as "Sa., a fess between two chevrons erm. between the fess and upper chevron a covered cup or."
Robert Holden (a temp Henry I who r. 1100-1135)
1. John Holden of Holden (a temp Richard I who r. 1189-1199)
  A. Robert de Holdene of Holdene, Lancashire (a 1216)
  i. Gilbert Holden of Holden
  m. Ann de Antwissey
a. Robert Holden of Holden (a temp Edward II who r. 1307-1327)
  m. Joane de Scoffield
  (1) Adam Holden of Holden
  m. Alice Barton (dau of _ Barton of Barton)
  (A) Nicholas Holden of Holden and Simonstown (a 1336)
  m. Ellen Standish (dau of ?? Standish of Standish)
  (i) John Holden of Holden (dsp)
  m. Isabel Braidshaigh (dau of _ Braidshaigh of Braidshaigh)
(ii) Robert Holden
  m. Effame Kennyon
  (a) Adam Holden of Holden
  m. Alice Kelke (dau of Sir Thomas Kelke)
  ((1)) Robert Holden of Holden
  m. Elizabeth Hussey (dau of John Hussey of Sleaford)
  ((A)) Adam Holden of Holden (a 1411)
  m. Alice Holland (dau of William Holland of Heaton)
  ((i)) Christopher Holden of Holden (d 1489)
  m. _ Haryngton (dau of Sir Christopher Haryngton)
  ((a)) Ralph Holden of Holden - continued below
  m. Joan Rishton (dau of _ Rishton of Dunkenhalgh)
  ((b)) son (Abbot of Whalley)
  (B) Robert Holden
  m. Susan Torkington (dau of _ Torkington of Torkington)



Ralph Holden of Holden (a temp Edward IV who r. 1461-1483) - continued above
m. Joan Rishton (dau of ?? Rishton (not Richton) of Dunkenhalgh)
1. Henry Holden of Holden
  m. Margery Standish (dau of Sir Christopher Standish of Duxbury)
  A. Thomas Holden of Holden
  m. Agnes Langton (dau of Gilbert Langton of Lowe)
  i. Gilbert Holden of Holden (a temp Henry VIII who r. 1509-1547)
  m. Grace Towneley (dau of Richard Townley (son of Nicholas son of John Towneley of Towneley), not dau of Nicholas Towneley of Towneley)
a. Ralph Holden of Holden
  m. Elizabeth Elton (dau of Richard Elton of Brockhole)
  (1) Robert Holden of Holden (a 1587)
  m. Alice Bannister (dau of Nicholas Bannister of Altham)
  (A) Ralph Holden of Holden
m. Mary Chorley (dau of William Chorley of Chorley)
  (i) Robert Holden of Holden (b c1602, a 1665)
  m. Susan Chorley (dau of Alexander Chorley of Lincoln's Inn)
  (a) Ralph Holden of Holden (b 1629)
  m. Mary Ryshton (dau (sb niece?) of Rev. Edmund Ryshton)
  ((1)) Robert Holden of Holden (b 1655, a 1677)
  m. Catherine Clayton (dau of Rev. Leonard Clayton of Blackburn, widow of _ Warren)
  ((A)) Ralph Holden of Holden (bpt 25.05.1681, d 1706)
  m. Frances Davenport (dau of William Davenport of Bromhall)
  ((i)) Robert Holden of Holden (bpt 18.01.1700, d 21.03.1730)
  m. Martha Gilbody (dau of Thomas Gilbody of Heap Ridings)
  ((a)) Ralph Holden of Holden Hall, Stockport, and Palace House (b 06.06.1722, d 1778)
  m. (24.12.1744) Mary Holden (dau of John Holden of Palace House, Leicestershire)
  (((1))) Robert Holden of Holden & Palace House (d unm 08.04.1792)
(((2))) Betty Holden (d 1781)
  m. (20.06.1780) Henry Greenwood of Burnley
  (((A))) John Greenwood, later Holden of Palace House (b 1781, d 02.10.1834) had issue
  m. (13.10.1821) Elizabeth Aspinall (dau of Henry Aspinall of High Riley and Reedly House)
  (((3))) Frances Holden (dsp 06.05.1817)
  m. (13.05.1784) Hugh Taylor of Liverpool
  ((b))+ other issue - Frances, Martha
  ((B))+ other issue - Robert (bpt 24.07.1684), Catherine, Susanna
  (B) Catherine Holden possibly of this generation
  m. Edward Rosthorne of Newhall, Sheriff of Lancashire (d c1644)

Main source(s): BLG1886 ('Holden of Holden')
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