Here's a sampling. Hope it will fit:
In September 1763 the records of Cumberland Co. recite the probate of the LWT of JOHN HOLLAND, which he had executed two months earlier. Therein, the decedent cited his wife, JANE (BOND); his son, JOHN HOLLAND (Jr) -- to whom he devised a portion (100 acres) of the "home-place" and the 300 acres recently purchased of Job Thomas; HIS SON, JAMES HOLLAND -- to whom he devised 300 acres in Buckingham Co.; HIS SON, THOMAS HOLLAND -- to whom he devised the balance (300 acres) of the "home-place"; and "OTHER CHILDREN" whom the decedent did not name. The decedent designated a Benjamin Wilson, a Jacob Winfrey, Jr., and a James Holloway to be the Executors of his estate. The LWT was witnessed by a John Holland, Jr., a James Hudgins, and a William Watts. At the time of probate, the court appointed a William Holland, a John Bradley, and a John Minter to perform an inventory/appraisal of the estate of John Holland.
James and Thomas were minors at this time. We believe they were born ca 1749-1752. One might think they served in the Rev. War, but no records have been found that can identify these particular ffice:smarttags" />lace w:st="on">Holland men. The "other children" cited, but not named, in the 1763 LWT of John Holland of Cumberland Co. have not yet been positively identified or traced, but a strong contender is JOANNAH HOLLAND, b ca 1745, who married Joseph Hull Jenkins in 1769, according to JENKINS researchers.
THOMAS HOLLAND,son of John Holland and wife Jane -- like his brother, JAMES -- was a minor as late as 1766 and was cited as such in the aforementioned "accounts" submitted by Benjamin Wilson, an Executor of the John Holland estate. In 1769, "Thomas Holland, orphan of John Holland, dec'd," was apprenticed to a "Luke Kent, carpenter" in Cumberland Co. The last account submitted on behalf of Thomas Holland by Benjamin Wilson, EX of the estate of John Holland (d.1763), was in 1773. This would seem to indicate that this Thomas Holland attained his majority at about that time, thereby placing his birth as ca. 1751-52.
By 1774, this Thomas Holland had removed to Halifax Co., VA, as evidenced by a 1774 Cumberland Co. deed whereby a "Thomas Holland of Halifax Co." conveyed to a Jeffrey Robinson (Robertson) of Cumberland Co. 300 acres on a south branch of Willis River described as lying adjacent to properties of an Alexander Trent, a JOSEPH HULL JENKINS, a Lawrence Anderson, a Maurice Langhorne, and a George Keeling -- and as "being part of 400 acres willed to me by MY FATHER, JOHN
1778 Thomas Norris of NC deed to Thomas HOLLAND of Halifax for
131 ac adj Abraham Legrand, Wright BOND, Starke Boulware; wit.
James Holland, Julius Strange, Paul Watlington (Wright Bond is brother of Jane Bond Holland--uncle to Thomas)
1780 Book 12, July 17, 1780 Wright BOND deed to Frederick Vaughn for 530 ac adj John Williams, Chastain Cocke, Starke Boulware, Thomas HOLLAND, Stephen Jones, Paul Watlington, John RICKMAN, estate of Walter Robertson;
wit. John Coleman, Walker Daniel, Andrew Wade, Thomas Tuck rec. Nov. 16, 1780
Deed Book 12 August 14, 1781 from THOMAS HOLLAND of H., to John Legrand, Jr. of H., for 2 horses in hand paid, about 81 acres in H., bounded by the lands of Stephen Jones, Nickless Vaughn, Starke Boulware, Abraham LaGrand, formerly belonging to John Norris. signed THOMAS HOLLAND. Wit. Abraham Legrand, Sr., Stephen Jones, Abraham Legrand, Jr. PHOEBE, WIFE, relinquishes dower. Rec. Aug 16, 1781
1782 Thomas HOLLAND deed to Hugh Knox for 50 ac adj Stephen
Jones, Frederick Vaughn, Abraham Legrand; wit. Nathaniel Cocke,
Edward Parker, John Harris, Jeremiah Keen, John Coleman, Michael
WASHINGTON CO. VA Deeds
7 Dec 1782 Thomas HOLLAND, assignee of Christopher Elms, assignee of Henry Hughes, assignee of George Gamble ...105 acres ...Land Office treasury Warrant on the waters of Beaver Creek, branch of Holstein River ...beginning corner to William BONDs land ...near a line of JONES land ...line of John Owens land ...
1790 THOMAS HOLLAND and wife PHOEBE of Washington Co. conveyed to a Leonard Hart of same 105 acres on Beaver Creek of Holson River, described as lying adjacent to properties of a William BOND, JONES, and a John Owens. Being property granted to the said Thomas HOLLAND in 1784; Wit: Robert Preston, Jacob Timmerlee, and Alexander Doran.