On 3rd September 1770, the Revd William Holland took possession of the Vicarage and Parish church of Overstowey in Somerset. He kept a diary throughout his tenancy, in which he recorded the comings and goings of village life. The people of the time are brought vividly to life, such as Revd Holland's servant Charles, who might still have retained his employees favour after being caught with the parlourmaid, had he not compound his mischief by sodomizing the sheep.
Descendants of Thomas William Holland and Milley Boyett compiles information from many sources None of the records in my book have been imported from online histories. All of them have been entered by me and most have been verified not once, but several times. When I entered names, dates and other information from book sources, I attempted to verify the data with census, vital records or another source. An Old Holland Family Record Book that was originally owned by Thomas William Holland is the "Key" that opened research for this book. Living relatives and fellow researchers provided me with priceless information that I supported by vital statistics, census records, deeds and wills.
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