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Holt, a Pamunkey Indian family

1. Mary Holt, born 10 January 1698, was the daughter "of a white woman and a mulatto man" at Captain Alexander Walker's according to a certificate attested by the clerk of Wilmington Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. She died on 24 December 1718, called "a mulatto belonging to Mr. Allin" [NSCDA, Parish Register of St. Peter's, 16, 53]. She was probably the mother of
2 i. Ann1, born say 1716.

2. Ann1 Holt, born say 1716, was the "free Mulatto" mother of Ann and George Holt whose birth and baptism were registered in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County [NSCDA, Parish Register of St. Peter's, 117, 134]. Her children were

i. Ann2, "Daughter of Ann Holt a free Mulatto woman," born 20 December 1734, baptized 27 June 1735.
3 ii. George, born 20 October 1736.

3. George Holt, born 20 October 1736, the "Bastard Son of Ann Holt a free mulatto woman," was baptized 23 July 1737 in St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County [NSCDA, Parish Register of St. Peter's, 117]. He was taxable on a horse and 3 cattle in the Pamunkey Indian town in King William County in 1787 [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1811]. He was probably the father of

i. Richard, taxable in the Pamunkey Indian town of King William County on his own tithe and a horse in 1798. He was taxable on his own tithe in King William County from 1803 until 1813, the year he was listed as a "Mulatto" taxable on a horse [Personal Property Tax List 1782-1811; 1812-50]. He was probably the husband of Molly Holt who was said to have been over eighty years of age in the early 1840s when Reverend Edwin Dalrymple of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent County, interviewed her on the Pamunkey Reservation. (She was one of the last members of her tribe who could still remember a few words of their language). Richard and Molly were probably the parents of Anderson, William and Ben Holt who were adults living on the Pamunkey Reservation when they signed a legislative petition in the early 1840s [Rountree, Pocahantas's People, 341, 344].
Other free African American/ Pamunkey families were Arnold, Collins, Dungey, Sweat, and Winn.


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