B. HOLBROOK LOCATIONS IN ENGLAND.
Holbrook is found as a name in Sturminster Newton, Dorset, near Sornersetshire in a land charter dated 968. Near this location s Wincanton, Somerset where a "Holbrook House" is located This house was built in the 1300's by Sir John Husee has been rebuilt and enlarged over the years, and now operates as Holbrook House Hotel. This is the only Holbrook location in this area.
Literature from the Holbrook House states that, "This Holbrook is not the family name but derived from the old English HOLBROC meaning a stream in a hollow."
Holbrook is named in both North and South Petherton.
In South Petherton Hundred 'The statement about the lack of a house has been persistently denied by local tradition, which asserts that a house called "Holbrook Place" or Higher House was the parsonage house. The name of Thomas Holbrook occurs among the free tenants of the main manor in 1305, and the family continued as such at least until 1388.'
In North Petherton "In 1298 Henry of Somerset held Chadmead and Holbrook"
Neither Holbrook location has been better identified.
A location named Holbrook is located about 4 miles north of Derby which is listed in the 1088 Domesday Book. The source of this name has not been found. It is on a ridge between two small rivers.