Note: Dr. Philemon Holland and Anne Clarice (Bott) Payton Dr. Philemon Holland was born about 1551 in Clemsford, Essex, England. He was the son of John Holland (b: 1526) and Barbara Bayley (b: 1528.) His father, John Holland, was a clergyman who fled the Kingdom of England during the persecutions of Mary I of England. He married Anne Clarice (Bott) Payton (b: 1552 in Perru Hall, Stafford, Eng. about 1565/67. She was the daughter of William Peyton (of Perry Hall Staffordshire). Dr. Philemon Holland and Anne Clarice (Bott) Payton had the following children: --- William Holland b: 1564 in Coventry, Essex, England (emigrated in July, 1635 to Virginia aboard the ship Assurance.) --- Elizabeth Holland b: ABT 1567 in London, Eng. --- Abraham Holland b: 1580 --- Henry James Holland b: 1583 in Coventry , Essex, Eng. (became a bookseller in London, and commemorated his father with a Latin inscription in Coventry Church. --- Richard Holland b: 1584 in Coventry , Essex, Eng., d. before 1636. --- Ann Holland b: 28 Dec 1585 in Coventry , Essex, Eng. --- Francis Gabriel Holland b: 18 May 1596 in Northumberland, Eng. (emigrated in July, 1635 to Virginia aboard the ship Assurance.) --- Robert Holland b: 1602, d. before 1636 (emigrated in July, 1635 to Virginia aboard the ship Assurance.) Philemon was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford (where, more than three hundred years later, a house was named for him), before going on to Trinity College, Cambridge. He took a degree in medicine and moved to Coventry around 1595, where he practiced among the poor but devoted most of his energy to translating. He is known as “the translator general of his age.” His major translations include Pliny the Elder’s The Historie of the World, William Camden’s Britannia, Plutarch’s Moralia, and Suetonius’ The Historie of Twelve Caesars. He had the largest English vocabulary on earth; William Shakespeare’s (his contemporary) was second. He was appointed Headmaster of the free school in 1628 but, probably due to advanced age, only held the post for eleven months. He spent his later days in poverty, partly relieved by the generosity of the common council of Coventry who granted him a small stipend in 1632. Anne (Payton) Holland died in 1627 in Coventry, Eng. Dr. Philemon Holland died on 9 Feb 1636. He was buried in Coventry Church in London, England, where he was honored by an inscription in Latin, written by his son Henry. SOURCES:  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2552245&id=I538256907  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dtiffin&id=I06251  http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=crismange&id=I20588  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philemon_Holland  http://www.jochanan.com/gen/johngen.html
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