Ann Holland

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ChartsAncestors of William Jerome Pierce
Ann Holland, daughter of Richard Holland, was born probably shortly before her baptism at Dorking, Surrey, England, 15 September 1591.1 She died at Salem, Essex Co., Massachusetts, before 7 March 1673.1

Ann married (1) Roger Bassett at St. Martin's, Dorking, Surrey, England, 27 April 1623;1,2 she married (2), as his 2nd wife, Hugh Burt, son of John Burt, before 1635.1

With her husband, Ann Holland, age 32, is on the passenger list for the Abigail out of London, bound for New England, Robert Hackwell, master. No place of origin is shown for these passengers, though it is for others. The list was gathered from 4 May through 10 July 1635, probably near the date of sailing.3

Ann left a will dated 8 June 1664, and proved 26 Jun 1673:
Will of An Bort dated June 8, 1664, My Wil is that Willyam Bassit Juner should have won of my kowes and John bassit should have won Cowe and Elisha bassit should have won kowe and that samewell bassit should have the steere. And it is my will that theas Children should have the profitt of theas Cattel and the prinsepell when they be eightene yeares ould

and i give to Elisabeth bassit a new feather bed A boulster and a pillow and a pillow beare A blankit and a Rouge

and I give Sarah bassit my ould feather bed a boulster and pillow and A pillow beare A blankit and A tapsterri Covering and i give to meriem bassit a Copper ketel, A tabel Cloth and half a dosen of napkins and a ew sheep, han towel

and i give to Mary bassit my biggest eiorn pot a long tabel Cloth and four napkins and a han towel a ew sheep

And i give to hannah bassit tow eiorn pots and a warmin pan and a pare of shetes and a pare of pillow beares and a ew sheep.

And I give to ellin bartrom A ew lam

and to hanna battrom an ew lam

and I give to the wife of Willyam bartrom my black broadcloth sute and one puter basson

and i give to liddi Burrill five shillens or a ew lam and my wil is that ther goodes should not be used till the Childerren doth reseve them & that these gearls should have the proffit of theas shep & the prensepel when they com to age.

An (X) Bort
her mark

Witnesses: Francis Burrill, William Crofts.

I doe desier my Brother Francis Burrill and good man Croft would see that this my wil be fulfilled.

The Inventory of her estate was taken 18 Mar1672/3 totaled £47 2s 6d and included no real estate:
one petecot and wastcott, £1 10s 0d
the Remene of her wolling aperill, £5 12s 0d
too fether Beds, too Boulsters, to Pillas, three blankitts, one tapeistre Coverin, £1 18s 0d
more wearing aparill, £1 6s 0d
too cortings, £0 8s 0d
one Bibil & one other Booke, £0 6s 0d
five peare of shets & one sheet, £3 11s 0d
a Table Cloth & 8 napkins, £1 0s 0d
three pillobeares & other small things, £0 7s 0d
three shifts, £0 8s 0d
small linin, £2 10s 7d
peuter & tin, £0 0s 2d
Bras and Iron, £2 18s 0d
too yeards of Peniston, £0 8s 0d
3 Chists, too boxes, one trunk, £1 0s 0d
too wheeles, too cheirs & other lumber, £1 0s 0d
one cow, £3 0s 0d
ten shep, £5 0s 0d
sillver, £2 10s 0d
due to her, £3 0s 0d.4,5

Family 1

Roger Bassett d. bef. 1635

Family 2

Hugh Burt b. 9 Aug 1590, d. 2 Nov 1661
This person was last edited on16 Dec 2017


  1. [S71] Leslie Mahler, "The English Ancestry of Ann1 (Holland) (Bassett), Wife of Hugh1 Burt of Lynn, Massachusetts," The American Genealogist 79 (July 2004): 181-183, further cited as Mahler, "English Ancestry of Ann Burt."
  2. [S2053] Robert Charles Anderson, George F. Sanborn Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants To New England, 1634-1635 (7 vols., Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2011), 1:190-195, 501-504, further cited as Anderson, et al., The Great Migration.
  3. [S1492] Peter Wilson Coldham, The Complete Book of Emigrants: 1607-1660: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of Those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the New Colonies (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing, 1987), 143, further cited as Coldham, Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1660.
  4. [S1824] Marjorie Elwell Shadduck, An Elwell History (Evanston, Illinois: s.p., 1983), 57-58, further cited as Shadduck, Elwell History.
  5. [S2053] Anderson, et al., The Great Migration, 1:501-2, citing Essex probate 2:361-2.