Edward Holland, was the first man of English descent who held that office. He was son of Captain Henry and Jenny Seely Holland, who was in command of the garrison at Albany in 1732, when he was incapacitated "by the Providence of Almighty God." Edward was baptized September 6, 1702. His first wife, Magdalena, was buried in the English Church in 1737; his second wife was Frances, daughter of William Nicolls, by whom he had two daughters.
The History of the County of Albany, by George Howell, (c)1886, p 660-661.