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My husbands ancestors came from Kuhsted,but we have record of only the father Johann Hollings and I child Carsten arriving in England sometime between 1765 and 1794.There was a mother Trien and 5 other siblings.Family search has them at Kuhsted.Has anybody any ideas as to how I can find out any more information of this family?

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Dorothy --

Here's a clipping from an email I sent to immediate family members. As I recall, our branch emigrated from Hamburg, Germany to Charleston South Carolina.

Peter Hollings

An interesting clipping from the British Dictionary of National Biography. It seems that his father also appears in the dictionary, but his entry has not yet been transcribed to the website. His position as “physician in ordinary to the king” implies an unusual degree of trust which tends to confirm Dad’s theory that the Hollings came to England as a part of the court of William of Orange. That would have been during the lifetime of this John Hollings’ father.



HOLLINGS, JOHN M.D. (1683?–1739), physician, born about 1683, was the son of John Hollings, M.D., of Shrewsbury, and formerly fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge. After attending Shrewsbury grammar school, he entered Magdalene College as a pensioner on 27 March 1700, and proceeded M.B. in 1705 and M.D. in 1710 (College Register). He was admitted a candidate of the Royal College of Physicians on 25 June 1725, and a fellow on 25 June 1726, having on 16 March previously been elected F.R.S. (THOMSON, Hist. of Roy. Soc. Append. iv. p. xxxvii). He rose to be physician-general to the army and physician in ordinary to the king. He died in Pall Mall on 10 May 1739 (Probate Act Book, P. C. C., 1739; Gent. Mag. ix. 272). By his wife Jane he had a son, John Hollings, M.D., who died on 28 Dec. 1739 (Gent. Mag. ix. 661), and two daughters, Mrs. Champernowne and Margaret (will in P. C. C. 106, Henchman). Hollings's reputation for classical scholarship and general culture was considerable. His only publication was the Harveian oration for 1734, entitled ‘Status Humanæ Naturæ expositus in Oratione coram Medicis Londinensibus habita,’ 4to, London, 1734, of which an English translation appeared the same year.
[Munk's Coll. of Phys. 1878, ii. 94.]
Hello Peter.Thank you for replying.I have recently had contact with a person from Kuhstedt who has been able to give me information of my Hollings back to the 1600's from church records.Which is marvelous.Dorothy
I have a great great great great grandfather named Carsten Hollings, born around 1764 in Hanover Germany



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