Spelled and referred to variously Albany resident William Holling (aka Hellen/Hellingh) was christened in the Albany Dutch church as "William Halyaigh" on June 9, 1723. Parents listed were Willem and Jenne - although probably a generation or more away from antecedents William and Jenny Seely Hollie. Named sponsors were Edward Holland and Anna De Peyster - young representatives of Albany's newcomer upper class.
His wife was Elizabeth Halenbeek. At least four children were christened by them (Hellen) between 1749 and 1757.
In 1756, his name appeared on a census of Albany householders made by the British army. At that time, his family occupied one room in that house.
Sources: The life of William Holling is CAP biography number 8515. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted 6/10/13