My g,,,,,grandmother was born in Rotherham Yorkshire though family also lived in London
Her father was Thomas Hollis of Rotherham & London 1602--1663...(apparently the family was involved in cutlery business around that time and forward for awhile)
The 1602 born Thomas had a son Thomas 1634-1718 by wife Ellen Ramsken whom he married in 1632...his next wife was Mary married in 1647 by whom he had 2 children- Mary Hollis Gould 1653-1713 (who married William Gould of Elkstone Derby) and John born 1648 ...all 3 children were born in Rotherhan
The Thomas born in 1634 was a benefactor to several Rotherham charities ...and his son Thomas was the first to endow chairs at Harvard University ...and family continued as important benefactors
I am stuck tracing back prior to 1602 ...can anyone help?