This information about the Holbrook family was compiled from research done by J.C. Halbrooks of Sterling, CT; research by Pam Holbrook of Albemarle, NC; information from family articles in the book, “Stanly Heritage – North Carolina Vol I”; and information provided by various family members. The early information from 1546 to 1800 came entirely from the extensive research done by J. C. Halbrooks. The spelling of this surname has changed through the years and by specific families even today. It is believed that the origin of the name Holbrook is from the Old English, “Hol” meaning hollow or lying or running in a hollow and “Broc” meaning a brook. Thus, the surname Holbrook could mean “the brook running in a hollow”. The accuracy of information in this compilation (as with other information on this website) cannot be guaranteed since it came from many unverified sources and some may even be based on speculations of those persons gathering the information.
His will from 1546 found in Hansbury, Staffordshire, England
Married Elizabeth Middleton
His will from 1558 found in Staffordshire, England.
Born about 1525
Will from 1606 found in Marchington, England.
Married Ann ?
Will from 1638
Married Dorothy ?
Will from 1689 in Marchington, England
Married Ellen ?
Will from 1676
Married Elizabeth ?
Will from 1746 in Trentham, England.
Married Jane Smith
Came to America (NJ) in 1723. Will filed in Virginia in 1747.
Born 1730 in Northhampton County, VA
Married Rachel ?
Died 1804 in Franklin County, GA
Apparently lived in Mecklenburg County, NC in late 1770’s
Married Charlotte ?
Believed to have lived in Cabarrus and/or Rowan County, NC.
One of Vechel Holbrook's children was William Holbrooks, born in 1809 in North Carolina. The genealogy information on this site follows some of his descendants who originally lived in North Carolina and later in other areas. For information about those descendants from 1800 until the present, GO TO: