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Holland, Ephraim, Jr. Private, Capt. John Maynard's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.;
marched Aug. 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 23, 1777; service, 6 days, including 3
days (60 miles) travel home; company marched to Hadley by order of Col.
Denney on an alarm at Bennington; roll dated Shrewsbury; also, Capt. John
Maynard's detachment, Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; marched Sept. 29, 1777 ; dis-
charged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 24 days, including 9 days (170 miles) travel home ;
detachment marched to Stillwater under command of Lieut. Col. Moses Whee-
lock on an alarm to serve for 30 days ; roll dated Shrewsbury.

Holland, Fortune. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received
of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 18,
1780; age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, negro; engaged for town of
Sandwich ; marched to camp July 18, 1780, under command of Capt. Joseph
Brown.

Holland, George. Receipt dated Boston, March 28, 1782, for bounty paid said
Holland by Alexander Hodgdon, on behalf of a committee of the town of Boston,
to serve in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Holland, Ivory. Lieutenant, Col. Rufus Putnam's regt. ; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from April 2, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also, 1st Ensign, with
rank of 2d Lieutenant; return of officers belonging to Col. Putnam's (5th) regt.,
made by Ezra Newhall, Lieutenant Colonel Commandant; ¬Ђ/so, 2d Lieutenant,
Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; returns of officers for clothing, dated Boston,
June 17, and Nov. 24, 1778; also. Lieutenant, (late) Capt. Gates's co.. Col. Rufus
Putnam's (4th) regt. ; return for gratuity, approved April 22, 1779 ; also. Lieu-
tenant, Col. Putnam's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from
Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; also, Capt. Job Whipple's (2d) co.. Col. Rufus
Putnam's (5th) regt.; muster rolls for Jan. -April, 1781, dated Garrison at West
Point; reported acting as Brigade Forage Master; also, Col. Putnam's regt. ; re-
turns of effectives between March 2 and May 11, 1781, dated West Point; reported
acting as Brigade Quarter Master; aZso, same regt.; return of effectives, dated
West Point, May 18, 1781 ; reported acting as Brigade Forage Master ; also, same
regt. ; return of effectives, dated West Point, May 25, 1781 ; reported Brigade
Forage Master ; also reported on furlough ; a/so, Lieutenant and Forage Master,
Col. Putnam's regt. ; return of eflFectives dated June 1, 1781 ; reported on furlough
at Petersham by leave of Gen. Paterson from May 21, 1781, to July 1, 1781 ; also,
same regt.; return of effectives, dated June 8, 1781; reported on furlough; also.
Lieutenant, Col. Putnam's regt. ; return of effectives, dated June 15, 1781 ; re-
ported acting as Forage Master.

Holland, James, Braintree. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental
Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as
received of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield,
July 9, 1780 ; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; complexion, mulatto ; engaged for
town of Braintree; arrived at Springfield July 8, 1780; marched to camp July 9,
1780, under command of Lieut. Jackson, of the artillery ; also, list of men raised
for the 6 months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed
muster in a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780 ; also, pay roll for 6 months
men detached from militia of the town of Braintree to serve in the Continental
Army during 1780; marched July 4, 1780; discharged Dec. 24, 1780, 240 miles
from home ; service 6 mos. 2 days.

Holland, James, Gloucester. Company receipts dated Sept. 16, 1775, and Gloucester,
Sept. 28, 1775, for advance pay for 1 month, and 4 weeks billeting, respectively,
received of Michael Farley, Paymaster and Muster Master of men raised in
Gloucester for defence of seacoast in Essex Co. and commanded by Capt. Daniel
Warner; also, Private, Capt. Daniel Warner's (1st) co. ; enlisted Sept. 16, 1775;
service to Dec. 31, 1775, 3 mos. 22 days ; company stationed at Gloucester for



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 129

Holland, James, continued.

defence of seacoast; also, Fifer, Capt. Abraham Dodge's co.. Col. Moses Little's
regt. ; enlisted April 15, 1776 [service not given] ; also, list of men raised to serve
in the Continental Army; engaged for town of Watertown ; reported from New-
foundland ; also, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber, Muster Master for
Suffolk Co., dated Boston, March 30, 1777 ; Capt. Willington's co.. Col. AViggles-
worth's regt. ; term, 3 years ; also, Fife Major, Capt. Noah Allen's co.. Col. Calvin
Smith's (late Wigglesworth's) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service
from Feb. 6, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Gloucester; credited to town of
Gloucester; reported deserted Oct. 30, 1778, returned May 1, 1779; also. Col.
Edward Wigglesworth's regt. ; return of field and staff officers who were in service
before Aug. 15, 1777 ; also, Col. Wigglesworth's (4th) regt. ; pay roll for July and
Aug., 1778, dated Providence; also, Capt. Thomas Willington's co.. Col. Edward
Wigglesworth's regt.; return [year not given] ; residence. Cape Ann; enlisted
for town of Watertown; mustered by Nathaniel Barber; also, Capt. Allen's co.,
Col. Smith's regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780,
to Feb. 6, 1780.

Holland, James, Gloucester. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " America,"
commanded by Capt. John Somes, sworn to in Suffolk Co., June 8, 1780; age, 30
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 4 in. ; residence, Gloucester.

Holland, James. Private, Capt. Asa Rice's co.. Col. Job Cushing's regt. ; enlisted
July 27, 1777; discharged Aug. 29, 1777; service, 1 mo. 9 days, including 6 days
(130 miles) travel home ; company ordered to march to Manchester on an alarm
and was discharged at Bennington. Roll dated Shrewsbury.

Holland, James. Private, Capt. Peleg Peck's co., Col. John Daggett's regt. ; enlisted
Jan. 1, 1778; discharged March 17, 1778; service, 2 mos. 17 days; enlistment, 3
months ; company stationed at Warwick, R. I. Roll sworn to at Swanzey.

Holland, Jeffrey. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental Army from
Capt. Savell's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt. ; engaged for town of Stoughtonham
(also given Stoughton) ; joined Capt. Serjant's co.. Col. Crane's regt.; term, 3
years; reported a foreigner; a/50, list of men mustered by Nathaniel Barber,
Muster Master for Suffolk Co., dated Boston, May 25, 1777; Col. Crane's regt.;
also, Matross, Capt. Benjamin Frothingham's co., Col. John Crane's (Artillery)
regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for service from May 14, 1777, to ; re-
ported deceased; also, same co. and regt. ; muster rolls for Sept.-Dec, 1777.

Holland, Jeptha. Private, Capt. Hewit Root's co.. Col. John Ashley's (Berkshire
Co.) regt.; enlisted July 8, 1777; discharged July 21, 1777; service, 13 days;
company ordered to Fort Edward ; also, Capt. Ephraim Fitch's co., Col. Ashley's
(Berkshire Co.) regt.; enlisted July 21, 1777; discharged Aug. 14, 1777; service,
25 days ; also, certificate dated May 31, 1780, signed by Trueman Wheler, Muster
Master for Berkshire Co., stating that in the "forepart" of July, 1779, he had
mustered said Holland and others to serve in the Continental Arm}' for the term
of 9 months to the credit of the town of Great Barrington.

Holland, Joab. Private, Capt. Joseph Thompson's (1st) co., Lieut. Col. Thomas
Nixon's (4th) regt.; regimental return dated North Castle, Nov. 9, 1776; also,
receipts given to Benjamin Hey wood. Paymaster, 4th regt., for wages for Sept.-
Dec, 1776, signed by said Holland and others belonging to Capt. Thompson's co.

Holland, Joab. Private, Capt. Wing Spooner's co.. Col. Nathan Sparhawk's regt. ;
enlisted Aug. 21, 1777; travel to camp and home 180 miles; service at 20 miles
per day, 9 days ; company marched from Petersham to Bennington Aug. 21, 1777,
to reinforce army under Gen. Stark. Roll dated Petersham.

Holland, John, Boston. Carpenter's Mate, ship "Rhodes," commanded by Capt.
Nehemiah Buffinton ; descriptive list of officers and crew, sworn to Aug. 14, 1780 ;



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Holland, John, continued.

age, 23 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.; complexion, light; residence, Boston; also,
descriptive list of officers and crew on board the armed ship "Deane," com-
manded by Capt. Elisha Hinman, dated Boston, Nov. -, 1780 ; age, 23 yrs. ; com-
plexion, light; occupation, carpenter.

Holland, John, Petersham. Sergeant, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minute-men, Col.
Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service,
12i days.

Holland, John, Sutton. Private, Capt. Andrew Eliot's co. of Minute-men, Col.,
Learnard's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775; service, 8 days;
also, Corporal, Capt. Isaac Bolster's co., Col. Ebenezer Learned's regt.; muster
roll dated Aug. 1, 1775; enlisted April 27, 1775; service, 3 mos. 12 days; also,
company return dated Roxbury, Oct. 7, 1775 ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Abijah Bur-
bank's CO., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt.; service, 16 days; company marched
from Sutton to Providence, E,. I., Dec. 10, 1776, on an alarm; also, Capt. Abijah
Burbank's co.. Col. Jacob Davis's regt.; marched to camp July 30, 1780; dis-
charged Aug. 7, 1780; service, 12 days, on an alarm at Rhode Island, including
travel (75 miles) home.

Holland, John. Wagoner, Capt. Andrew Elliot's co., Col. Jonathan Holman's regt. ;
company marched Sept. 26, 1777, to reinforce Northern army for 30 days at the
time of taking Gen. Burgoyne; travel (143 miles) allowed.

Holland, John. Private, Capt. John Hinkley's co., Lieut. Col. Symmes's detachment
of guards; enlisted Feb. 13, 1778; discharged May 13, 1778; service, 3 mos.,
under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston.

Holland, John. Private, Capt. John Blunt's co.. Col. Samuel McCobb's regt.; ser-
vice between June 28, 1779, and Sept. 28, 1779, 2 mos. 16 days, on Penobscot
expedition.

Holland, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship ' ' Aurora ' ' (privateer) ,
commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, June 16, 1781 ; age, 23 yrs. ;
stature, 5 ft. 9 in.

Holland, John. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Aurora " (privateer),
commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, June 16, 1781; age, 28 yrs.;
stature, 6 ft.

Holland, John, Sr., Boston. Private, Capt. Wheeler's co. of artificers; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to June 1, 1779; residence,
Boston ; term, 29 months.

Holland, Jonah. Private, Capt. John Maynard's co., Col. Job Cushing's regt.;
marched Aug. 21, 1777 ; discharged Aug. 23, 1777 ; service, 6 days, including 3
days (60 miles) travel home; company marched to Hadley by order of Col.
Denney on an alarm at Bennington ; roll dated Shrewsbury ; also, Capt. Reuben
Sibley's co., Col. Josiah Whitney's regt. ; marched July 30, 1778 ; discharged Sept.
12, 1778 ; service, 1 mo. 15 days, at Rhode Island ; roll dated Sutton.

Holland, Joseph, Stoughtonham. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Con-
tinental Army for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780 ;
age, 19 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 8 in. ; complexion, light; engaged for town of Stough-
tonham; arrived at Springfield July 9, 1780; also, list of men raised for the 6
months service and returned by Brig. Gen. Paterson as having passed muster in
a return dated Camp Totoway, Oct. 25, 1780.

Holland, Joseph, Westminster. Private, Capt. Elisha Jackson's co., which marched
on the alarm of April 19, 1775, to Cambridge, and joined Col. Asa Whitcomb's
regt. ; service, 10^ days.



IN THE WAR OF THE REVOLUTION. 131

Holland, Joseph. Private, Capt. Theophilus Wilder's co., Col. Dike's regt. ; muster
roll for Dec, 1776-Feb., 1777 ; credited to town of Stoughtonham ; regiment raised
to serve until March 1, 1777.

Holland, Joseph. Private, Capt. Samuel Fisher's co.. Col. Jonathan Titcomb's regt. ;
service, 2 mos. 3 days ; company drafted for service on a 2 months expedition and
marched to Rhode Island May 3, 1777.

Holland, Joseph. Private, Capt. Andrew Elliot's co.. Col. Jonathan Holman's
regt. ; service, 30 days, including travel (290 miles) to and from camp ; company
marched Sept. 26, 1777, to reinforce Northern army for 30 days at the time of
taking Gen. Burgoyne.

Holland, Joseph. Sergeant, Capt. Jonathan Gates's co. ; engaged Oct. 1, 1777; ser-
vice, 25 (also given 23) days, at Saratoga, including 7 days (UO miles) travel
home.

Holland, Joseph. Descriptive list of men raised to reinforce the Continental Army
for the term of 6 months, agreeable to resolve of June 5, 1780, returned as received
of Justin Ely, Commissioner, by Brig. Gen. John Glover, at Springfield, July 11,
1780; age, 17 yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 5 in.; complexion, light; engaged for town of
Freetown; marched to camp July 11, 1780, under command of Capt. George
Webb.

Holland, Joseph. Descriptive list of officers and crew of the ship " Aurora " (pri-
vateer), commanded by Capt. David Porter, dated Boston, June 16, 1781 ; age, 23
yrs. ; stature, 5 ft. 10 in.

Holland, Joseph. Receipt dated Boston, May 13, 1782, for bounty paid said Holland
by Alexander Hodgdon, on behalf of a committee of the town of Boston, to serve
in the Continental Army for the term of 3 years.

Holland, Luther, Petersham. Private, Capt. John Wheeler's co. of Minute-men,
Col. Ephraim Doolittle's regt., which marched on the alarm of April 19, 1775 ;
service, 8^ days.

Holland, Luther. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Wing Spooner's (11th) co.. Col. Nathan
Sparhawk's (7th Worcester Co.) regt. ; list of officers chosen by the 11th and 12th
companies in said regiment, dated Rutland District, July 5, 1776 ; said Holland
chosen in the room of Benjamin Whitney who declined the commission ; ordered
in Council Dec. 10, 1776, that said officers be commissioned ; reported commissioned
Dec. 10, 1776; also, 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Wing Spooner's co., Col. Cushing'a
regt.; entered service Aug. 31, 1777; discharged Nov. 29, 1777; service, 3 mos.
10 days, including 10 days (200 miles) travel home ; engagement to expire Nov.
30, 1777 ; also, Capt. Spooner's co. ; pay abstracts dated Scaresdeal, Nov. 30, 1777,
and sworn to in Worcester Co. [year not given] , respectively, for retained rations
due the officers of Col. Job Cushing's regt. in Continental service in Northern
department; said Holland credited with rations from Aug. 31 [1777] to Dec. 9
[1777], 101 rations.

Holland, Michael. Capt. Charles Smith's co. ; receipts dated Ipswich, Sept. 15, and
Sept. 30, 1775, signed by said Holland and others, for advance pay for 1 month,
and 4 weeks billeting, respectively, given to Michael Farley, Muster Master and
Paymaster of men raised in Ipswich for defence of seacoast in Essex Co. ; also.
Private, same co. ; enlisted July 21, 1775 ; service to Jan. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 15 days ;
company raised in Ipswich for defence of seacoast in Essex Co.

Holland, Michael. Matross, Capt. William EUery's (1st Artillery) co.; enlisted
June 24, 1776; service to Dec. 31, 1776, 6 mos. 8 days; company stationed at
Gloucester for defence of seacoast.

Holland, Michael. Private, Capt. John Dodge's co.. Col. Jacob Gerrish's regt. of
guards ; service from April 1, 1778, to July -, 1778, 3 mos. 3 days ; also, company



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Holland, Michael, continued.

receipt for wages given to Capt. John Dodge, dated Camp Winter Hill, June 21,
1778 ; wages allowed said Holland for 29 days service in April, and the month
of May, 1778.

Holland, Michael. Pay roll of officers and crew of the brigantine " Pallas," com-
manded by Capt. James Johnson, for service from July 3, 1779, to Aug. 20, 1779,
on Penobscot expedition.

Holland, Nathaniel, Stoughtonham (also given Stoughton). Private, Capt. Samuel
Payson's co.. Col. Joseph Read's (20th) regt. ; muster toll dated Aug. 1, 1775;
enlisted April 27, 1775 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days ; also, company return [probably
Oct., 1775] ; also, certificate dated Roxbury, Jan. 22, 1776, signed by said Holland
and James Morgan, both of Stoughtonham, soldiers in Capt. Samuel Payson's
CO., Col. Joseph Read's regt., certifying that they had not received bounty coats
due for the 8 mos. service in 1775; also, return of men raised to serve in the Con-
tinental Army from Capt. Savell's co., Col. Benjamin Gill's regt.; residence,
Stoughtonham (also given Stoughton) ; engaged for town of Stoughtonham (also
given Stoughton) ; joined Capt. Bussey's co., Col. Crane's regt.; term, 3 years;
also, list of men mustered by Nat. Barber, Muster Master for Suflblk Co., dated
Boston, April 13, 1777; Col. Crane's regt.; also, Matross, Capt. Frothingham's
CO., Col. John Crane's (Artillery) regt. ; Continental Army pay accounts for ser-
vice from March 19, 1777, to .

Holland, Oliver. Sergeant, Capt. Joseph Hooker's co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's
regt. ; engaged Aug. 17 (also given Aug. 19) , 1777 ; discharged Nov. 29 (also given
Nov. 30), 1777; service, 3 mos. 22 (also given 3 mos. 20) days, under Maj. Gen.
Gates in Northern department, including 9 days (180 miles) travel home; com-
pany raised for 3 months ; also, pay roll for same service dated Greenwich.

Holland, Park, Petersham. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army
from 7th Worcester Co. regt., as returned by Capt. Asa How and Capt. Wing
Spooner; residence, Petersham; engaged for town of Petersham; joined Capt.
Benjamin Gates's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's regt.; term, 3 years; also. Sergeant
Major, Capt. Morse's co., Col. Rufus Putnam's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from April 17, 1777, to Oct. 27, 1777; reported promoted
to Ensign Oct. 27, 1777 ; also, Sergeant, Capt. Benjamin Gates's co.. Col. Put-
nam's regt.; return dated Albany; mustered by Capt. Newhall; reported pro-
moted to Ensign; also. Ensign, Col. Putnam's regt.; Continental Army pay
accounts for service from Nov. 7, 1777, to Dec. 31, 1779; also. Col. Putnam's
regt. ; returns of officers for clothing, dated Boston, June 17, and Nov. 24, 1778;
also, (late) Capt. Gates's co., Col. Putnam's (4th) regt.; return for gratuity, ap-
proved April 22, 1779; also, 9th Ensign, with rank of 2d Lieutenant; return of
officers belonging to Col. Putnam's (5th) regt., made by Ezra Newhall, Lieuten-
ant Colonel Commandant; also. Lieutenant, Col. Putnam's regt.; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1780, to Dec. 31, 1780; reported as
serving 9 mos. 18 days as Ensign, 2 mos. 12 days as Lieutenant; also. Lieutenant,
acting as Quarter Master, Col. Rufus Putnam's (5th) regt. ; muster roll for Jan.,
1781, dated Garrison at West Point; also, same regt.; return of effectives, dated
Garrison, West Point, Jan. 5, 1781 ; reported sick at Croton ; also, recommenda-
tion addressed to His Excellency John Hancock, dated Garrison, West Point,
Jan. 8, 1781, signed by Col. Rufus Putnam, recommending certain officers to fill
vacancies in his regiment; said Holland, Ensign, (late) 5th Mass. regt., recom-
mended for a Lieutenancy, vice Capt. Trotter, promoted; commission to date
from Oct. 18, 1780; ordered in Council Feb. 8, 1781, that said officers be commis-
sioned ; reported commissioned Feb. 8, 1781 ; also, Lieutenant, acting as Quarter
Master, Col. Putnam's regt. ; muster rolls for Feb., March, and April, 1781, dated
Garrison at West Point; also. Lieutenant, Col. Putnam's regt.; returns of eflfec-
tives between May 4, 1781, and June 15, 1781, dated Garrison at West Point; re-
ported acting as Quarter Master.



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Holland, Peter, Pownal borough. Return of men raised to serve in the Continental
Army from Col. Joseph North's (2d Lincoln Co.) regt., dated Gardaerstown,
Feb. 2, 1778; residence, Pownalborough ; engaged for town of Pownalborough ;
term, 3 years.

Holland, Reuben, Shrewsbury. (Late) Capt. James Myricli's co., Col. Nathan Spar-
hawlsi's regt.; enlisted Sept. 18, 1778; discharged Dec. 12, 1778; service, 2 mos.
27 days; company raised to serve at and about Boston until Jan. 1, 1779, unless
sooner discharged.

Holland, Reuben. Private, Capt. Ebenezer Webber's co.. Col. Ezra May's regt. ;
,enlisted Sept. 20, 1777 ; discharged Oct. 14, 1777 ; service, 29 days, on expedition
to Stillwater, including travel (90 miles) home.

Holland, Reuben. Private, Capt. Seth Newton's co.. Col. Abijah Stearns's regt.;
enlisted April 1, 1778; discharged July 2, 1778; service, 3 mos. 2 days, at and
about Boston. Roll endorsed " Guards at Roxbury."

Holland, Reuben. List of men raised to serve in the Continental Army for the
term of 9 months, agreeable to resolve of June 9, 1779, returned as received of
Noah Goodman, Superintendent for Hampshire Co., by Justin Ely, Commis-
sioner, dated Springfield, Oct. 19, 1779 ; engaged for town of Pelham.

Holland, Richard, Dorchester. Corporal, Capt. Thomas Melvill's (2d) co.. Col.
Crafts's (Artillery) regt. ; abstract for advance pay, etc. ; reported turned over to
Capt. Balch; Captain's receipt for amount of roll dated Boston, June 8, 1776;
also, Matross, Capt. Joseph Balch's (3d) co.. Col. Thomas Crafts's (Artillery)
regt..; enlisted May 16, 1776; service to Nov. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 21 days; rolls sworn
to at Boston ; also, Sergeant, Capt. David Bell's co., Lieut. Col. Symmes's detach-
ment of guards; engaged Feb. 12, 1778; discharged May 12, 1778; service, 3
mos., under Maj. Gen. Heath at Boston.

Holland, Richard. Capt. Charles Smith's co. ; receipts dated Ipswich, Sept. 15, and
Sept. 30, 1775, signed by said Holland and others, for advance pay for 1 month,
and 4 weeks billeting, respectively, given to Michael Farley, Muster Master and
Paymaster of men raised in Ipswich for defence of seacoast in Essex Co. ; also,
Private, same co. ; enlisted July 19, 1775; service to Jan. 1, 1776, 5 mos. 27 days;
company raised in Ipswich for defence of seacoast in Essex Co.

Holland, Richard. Matross, Capt. William Ellery's (1st Artillery) co. ; enlisted
June 27, 1776; service to Dec. 31, 1776, 6 mos. 5 days; company stationed at
Gloucester for defence of seacoast.

Holland, Thomas, Boston. Private, Capt. Wheeler's co. of artificers; Continental
Army pay accounts for service from Jan. 1, 1777, to June 1, 1779 ; residence, Bos-
ton ; term, 29 months.

Holland, Thomas. 2d Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's (Ward No. 1) co., Col.
Henry Bromfield's (Boston) regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers chosen by the
several ward companies in said regiment, dated Boston, Nov. 25, 1776 ; ordered
in Council Nov. 25, 1776, that said officers be commissioned; reported commis-
sioned Nov. 25, 1776 ; also. Lieutenant, in command of a detachment of militia ;
pay roll made up for service between Jan. 23, 1778, and May 1, 1778, under Maj.
Gen. Heath, dated Boston ; detachment drafted to serve as guards on prison ship
"Kingston" in Boston harbor; also, 1st Lieutenant, Capt. Nathaniel Heath's
(1st) CO., Boston regt. of Mass. militia; list of officers [year not given] ; also.
Lieutenant; list dated Boston, May 10, 1780, of officers who desired that the
resignations of their respective commissions in the Boston regt. of militia be
accepted, and whose requests were approved by Col. Edward Proctor; ordered in
Council May 13, 1780, that resignations be accepted.

Holland, Thomas. Private, Capt. Samuel Healy's co.. Col. John Jacobs's (Light
Infantry) regt. ; enlisted Sept. 17, 1779 ; discharged Nov. 17 (also given Nov. 16),



134 MASSACHUSETTS SOLDIERS AND SAILORS

Holland, Thomas, continued.

1779; service, 2 raos. 7 days, at Rhode Island, including travel to camp and
home ; mileage allowed to Providence and from place of discharge home ; com-
pany raised for 2 months.

Holland, Thomas. Private, Capt. Benjamin AUton's co., Col. John Rand's regt.;
enlisted July 9, 1780 ; discharged Oct. 10, 1780 ; service, 3 mos. 12 days, at West
Point, including travel (190 miles) home; company raised for 3 months. Roll
sworn to at Charlton.

Holland, William, Springfield. Private, Maj. Eayer's co.. Col. Flower's regt. of
Artillery artificers; Continental Army pay accounts for service from Nov. 13,
1779, to Dec. 31, 1779; residence, Springfield.

Holland, William. Mate, brigantine "Nancy," Consider Howland, Master (later
the "Nantes," commanded by Capt. Corban Barnes); engaged Feb. 13, 1777;
discharged April 2, 1777 ; also, brigantine " Nantes," commanded by Capt. Corban
Barnes; portage bill made up for advance pay for 1 month, dated Plymouth;
engaged April 3, 1777.



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