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Robert Holliday

Robert Holliday[1]

Male 1738 - 1810  (72 years)

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  • Name Robert Holliday 
    Born 1738  Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 27 Jun 1754  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 22 Jul 1758  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 31 Dec 1762  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 03 Mar 1770  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 13 Jan 1772  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 04 Aug 1773  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 03 Dec 1782  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 02 May 1783  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Will 04 Apr 1794  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 10 Feb 1810  Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1122062457  Master Tree | Descendants of James Morris and Margaret Cooke
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2008 

    Father John Holliday,   b. Bet. 1687 and 1706, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1746, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Susannah Greenwood,   b. 1704, Scotland, United Kingdom Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1753, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Bet. 1718 and 1740 
    Family ID F5259527165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Phoebe Morris,   b. 6 Oct 1723,   d. Bet. 1737 and 1817  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1753  Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Children 
    +1. William Holliday,   b. 01 Sep 1749,   d. 29 Oct 1821, Frankstown, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Benjamin Holliday,   b. ABT. 1751,   d. Bet. 1752 and 1841  (Age ~ 90 years)
     3. John Holliday,   b. 20 Nov 1753,   d. Bet. 1753 and 1756
    +4. Susannah Holliday,   b. 29 Feb 1756, Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1815, Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    +5. Rachel Holliday,   b. 1757, Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1793, Dover, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    +6. James Holliday,   b. 13 Aug 1758, Kent, Delaware, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1816, Madison, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     7. Robert Holliday,   b. 27 Sep 1760,   d. 03 Dec 1767  (Age 7 years)
     8. Mary Holliday,   b. 23 Sep 1763,   d. 1 Jul 1766  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2008 
    Family ID F1047624121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1738 - Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Jan 1753 - Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Jun 1754 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 22 Jul 1758 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 31 Dec 1762 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 03 Mar 1770 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 13 Jan 1772 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 04 Aug 1773 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 03 Dec 1782 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 02 May 1783 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 04 Apr 1794 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Feb 1810 - Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S8072387512] The Morris family of Philadelphia, descendants of Anthony Morris, born 1654-1721 died, Moon, Robert Charles, (Philadelphia: Moon, 1898-1909.), Vol. 1, Page 302-304.
      Robert Holliday was appointed Justice of the Peace, of Kent County, Nov 1st 1764 and 66. He was a very rich man for those days, and was a "Leading Friend" of Kent Co., Delaware. During the Revolution, he was declared a "Tory," in consequence of his being opposed to the war, and from the following circumstance, he was called to account by the authorities.

      Early in 1775, he wrote a letter to a friend in Philadelphia, who was indiscreet enough (without the permission of the writer), to hand it to the Editor of Humphre's "Philadelphia Ledger," for publication. Consequently in the 3rd Number of that Newspaper, published on Feb. 11th, 1775, appeared the following:--

      "Extract of a Letter from Kent County in Delaware.

      With regard to political matters, the people have begun to change their sentiments, concluding in their more deliberate moments, that such violent measures, as have been pursued, will not heal, but on the contrary, widen the breach. Many who have kept their sentiments to themselves, being to whisper their dislike of the proceedings gone into. I believe the Friendly Address, and other performances of the moderate stamp, have done much good, in opening the blind eyes of many, and when people come to taste feelingly of the hardships which a suspension of trade will occasion, they will all change sides, any, I believe, if the King's Standard were now erected, nine out of ten would repair to it.

      "The people have not, till lately, considered the consequences of a Civil War with so brave and powerful a nation as that of Great Britain; the heat and rage of party, had not given them leisure to reflect on the devastation and havock it would occasion, and if our rashness should yet bring us on, Quere, if such reflections as these would not arise with many? I have seen this land blest with peace and plenty, under the happiest Government in the world; every branch of business flourishing, men secured in their liberty and property, a trade open to foreign parts of the world, which occasioned a ready sale for our produce. I have been in possession of a wife, and many children, some of whom are numbered among the slain, and others far separated; I have lived in a happy harmonious neighborhood, where the violence of party, and the appelations of Whig and Tory were unknown. Who could think that a three penny duty on tea could occasion all these difficulties, when only a refusal to purchase the article would have kept us free?"

      Great was the excitement produced by the publication of this letter, which had not abated two months later. In Christopher Marshall's diary, we find the following entry under date of:

      "April 29, 1775: This day, about noon, Jabez Fisher came by persuasion to the Coffee House, and there declared in the presence of a great concourse of people, that it was Robert Holliday of Duck Creek, that wrote and sent that letter to him, which he has caused to be published in the Pennsylvania Ledger, No. 3, and no other person, upon which the people with some reluctancy let him go."

      The matter was now brought under the notice of the Committee of Inspection for Kent County, in Delaware, and Christopher Marshall makes the following entry, dated:

      "May 17, 1775: In P. Journal No. 1693, is (a) copy of Robert Holliday's Recantation and acknowledgment of his misconduct, the which was accepted by their Committee in Kent County."

      The following is from the "Pennsylvania Journal" No. 1693,. for May 17, 1775:--

      "Extract from the proceedings of the Committee for Inspect for Kent County, on Delaware.

      Dover, Tuesday, May 2, 1775. P.M.

      The Committee met by adjournment, when the following Letter was laid before them, by the President of the Committee of Correspondence for said County:

      "I acknowledge to have wrote a piece (and did not sign it), since said to be an extract of a letter from Kent County, on Delaware, published in Humprey's Ledger, No. 3, it was not dated from any place; and is something altered from the original. I folded it up, and directed the same to Joshua Fisher and Sons. I had no intention to have it published, and further let them know, the author thought best it should not be published, nor did I think they would -- I am sincerely sorry I ever wrote it, as also for its being published, and hope I may be excused, for this my first breach in this way, and I intend it shall be the last. -- Robert Holliday."

    2. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Mentioned as Heir to Joseph Hales, "son-in-law Richard"

    3. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Witness to Will of Thomas Hammans

    4. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Witness to the Will of John Greenwood

    5. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Francis, Ellis.Will. Made March 3, 1770. Little Creek Hd. Heirs: friend Elizabeth Due; Robert Holliday; James Holliday, son of Robert. Exec'r, Robert Holliday. Wits., James Lewis, Joel Lewis, James Fortune. Prob. Sept. 17, 1770. Arch. vol. A18, pages 75-76. Reg. of Wills, Liber L, folio 84.

    6. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Fults [Folts], Elizabeth.Will. Made Jan. 13, 1772. Heirs: friend Robert Holliday; cousin Sarah Watkins. Exec'r, friend Robert Holliday. Wits., Walter Bourke, William Jordan, Samuel West. Prob. Aug. 12, 1772. Arch. vol. A18, pages 144-145. Reg. of Wills, Liber L, folio 118.

    7. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Ozbun, Jonathan.Yeoman. Will. Made Aug. 24, 1773. Little Creek Hd. Heirs: wife Eunice; son Jonathan; daus. Eunice & Tabitha Ozbun, Elizabeth Cowgill, Mary Alstone; son-in-law Israel Alstone. Exec'x, wife Eunice. Guardian, Robert Holliday. Wits., Robert Regester, Elizabeth Stevens, Thomas Parry. Prob. Nov. 11, 1773. Arch. vol. A38, pages 166-167. Reg. of Wills, Liber L, folio 143. Note:óWill mentions grandfather Joshua Clayton, dec'd.

    8. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Farson, Henry.Will. Made Dec. 3, 1782. Duck Creek Hd. Heirs: wife unnamed; sons David, William, John. Exec'rs, sons William, John & son-in-law Samuel Starr. Trustees, James Morris, Robert Holliday, Thomas Collins, Michael Offley & Isaac Griffin. Wits., John Chicken, William Johnston & Rebecca Hook. Prob. Dec. 19, 1782. Arch. vol. A17, page 56. Reg. of Wills, Liber M, folios 95-96.

    9. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Morris, James, the elder.Will. Made May 2, 1783. Duck Creek Hd. Heirs: son James; daus. Mary Griffin & Margaret Morris; Robert Holliday; Fenwick Fisher. Exec'r, son James. Wits., Robert Holliday, Thomas Tilton, Ezekiel Needham. Prob. Aug. 2, 1786. Arch. vol. A36, page 224. Reg. of Wills, Liber M, folios 115-117.

    10. [S8072387510] Calendar of Kent County, Delaware probate records, 1680-1800, De Valinger, Leon, (Dover, Del.: Public Archives Commission, State of Delaware, 1944.).
      Fultz, Elizabeth.Admin. of, to Robert Holliday. April 4, 1794. Reg. of Wills, Liber N, folio 82.

    11. [S8072066281] Delaware Marriages, 1645-1899 , (The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, Provo, Utah).

    12. [S8072387512] The Morris family of Philadelphia, descendants of Anthony Morris, born 1654-1721 died, Moon, Robert Charles, (Philadelphia: Moon, 1898-1909.).