Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


John BROWN was born in of Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 1 Sarah BARSHAM on 14 Nov 1681 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FISKE, Anna

Sarah BARSHAM [Parents] was born 1 in 1646 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2 John BROWN on 14 Nov 1681 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
MANSFIELD, Samuel
BROWN, Mr


Mr BROWN. Mr married Sarah BARSHAM.

Sarah BARSHAM [Parents] was born 1 in 1646 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married Mr BROWN.

Other marriages:
BROWN, John
MANSFIELD, Samuel


Deacon John BRIGHT was born 1 on 14 May 1641 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2, 3 Mary BARSHAM on 7 May 1675 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary BARSHAM [Parents] was born 1 on 23 Jun 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2, 3 Deacon John BRIGHT on 7 May 1675 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PARKER, Hanniah


Hanniah PARKER. Hanniah married Mary BARSHAM on 12 Dec 1700.

Mary BARSHAM [Parents] was born 1 on 23 Jun 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married Hanniah PARKER on 12 Dec 1700.

Other marriages:
BRIGHT, John


William Edward WINSHIP. William married 1, 2 Rebeckah BARSHAM on 14 May 1683 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Rebeckah BARSHAM [Parents] was born 1 on 12 Dec 1657 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in Aug 1717 in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Rebeckah married 2, 3 William Edward WINSHIP on 14 May 1683 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Adam EVE. Adam married 1, 2 Elizabeth BARSHAM on 5 Jul 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth BARSHAM [Parents] was born 1 on 29 Jul 1658/1659 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 28 Jul 1735. Elizabeth married 2, 3 Adam EVE on 5 Jul 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Richard PARK was born on 8 Aug 1609 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 8 Aug 1609 in of Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 12 Jul 1665 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 1, 2 Sarah COLLIER about 1656 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Richard emigrated 3 on 3 Oct 1635 from Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. His will was probated 4 on 5 Dec 1665/1666 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CRANE, Margery

A number of US sources list Thomas, Isabel and Sarah as children or Richard and Marjery, including "Genealogy Dictionary of New England" by Savage, 974 D2s Vol. 3.  I have not done the English research on this family.
Above note from Yvonna Tyrrel

Richard Park, was a proprietor in Camb., 1636, and of Camb. farms, (Lexington,) 1642. His house was near the Cow Common, in Camb. In a division of lands, in 1647, he had eleven acres in Camb. Village, bounding W. on Mr. Edwrad Jackson's land, and the highway to Dedham was laid out through it, in 1648. The very ancient dwelling house upon this lot, which was pulled down about 1800, was supposed to have been built by him.
Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson


RICHARD PARKE was born in England about 1595. He married first, Margery, daughter of Hon. Jasper Crane. She died in Massachusetts, perhaps on Sept. 1, 1656, as Richard married second, “after Sept. 1, 1656,” Sarah, widow of Love Brewster, the latter having died about 1650, the son of Elder William Brewster of the Mayflower. Richard died in Newton, Mass., in 1665, and Sarah removed to Duxbury, Mass., dying there a wid­ow on April 26, 1601.

Richard Parke came from Hadleigh, county Suffolk,England, and there is some reason to believe that he was a relative of Deacon William Parke of Roxbury,Mass.,and Samuel Park of Med­ford, Mass., and perhaps of Thomas Park of Stonington, Conn.

Richard Perk, miller, 33, with wife Margery, 40, Isabell, 7, and ELIZABETH, 4, sailed from London in the Ship Defence, on Aug. 10, 1635, with Reverend Thomas Shepard's company, ar­riving in Boston on Oct. 3, 1635. They Settled in Cambridge, Mass., that year, and Richard was a proprietor of Cambridge Farms (now Lexington) in 1642. In a division of land in 1647 he had eleven acres in Cambridge Village (now Newton), “on the south side of the river, bounded by Edward Jackson's land on one side, near the Cow Common.” The highway toDedham, Mass., was laid out through this land in 1647. In the division of land on the Shawshine River in 1652 he had Lot 78, 100 acres. A very ancient dwelling house which was pulled down in 1800, was supposed to have been built by him. Previous to 1652 he owned a large tract of land in the northwest part of the vil­lage. It contained 600 acres which he probably bought of Rev­erend Thomas Shepard or his heirs.

He served as constable in Newton in 1656, and in 1657 was one of the committee, with Edward and John Jackson and Samuel Hyde, to lay out and settle highways in the village. Cambridge Village desired to be set of f from Cambridge, and during the ensuing controversy he sent a petition in 1661 to the General Court of Massachusetts at Boston, praying to retain his con­nection with the Cambridge church. In 1663 he was released from training on account of age. He signed a petition to the General Court in 1664, asking it to address His Majesty the King, approving the established government, and praying that it be continued.

“The early settlers of Newton numbered at most twenty-two, among them Jackson, Fuller, Ward, Hyde, Park, Wiswall, Prent­ice and Trowbridge. These men exercised a leading influence in all the affairs of the town.” A marble pillar was erected in 1852, near the place where the first meeting house stood, with the names of the first settlers inscribed an the four faces. On the west side is the name of Richard Parke.

His will of July 12, 1665, was witnessed by Elder Wiswall and Captain Hugh Mason. He left to his “only son thomas' all his housing and lands in Newton, after the death of his wife, Sarah. All but the 600 acres with buildings was equally div­ided between his two daughters, Isabell and ELIZABETH. In the inventory of his estate taken by JOHN SHERMAN and John Spring on Oct. 19, 1665, the dwelling house, barn, outhousing and 600 acres of land, 'although 20 acres is broken up,” was appraised at £660; 20 acres elsewhere, £100; whole amount £972.' After his death his widow Sarah removed to Duxbury, where she was a member of the Plymouth First Church.

Source: Thomas Farr of Harpswell, Maine by Edith Bartlett Sumner

EMIGRATION: With wife Margery on the ship "Defence" from London on Aug 10, 1635.

Sarah COLLIER was born about 1615. She died 1 on 26 Apr 1691 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2, 3 Richard PARK about 1656 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Daughter of William Brewster


Francis WHITMORE 1 was born 2 in 1625 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 12 Oct 1685 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Francis married 4, 5 Isabel PARK in 1648 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Isabel PARK [Parents] was born in 1628 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 on 31 Mar 1665 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Isabel married 2, 3 Francis WHITMORE 4 in 1648 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Death of Cambridge
Birth of Cambridge


Edward WINSHIP was born 1 on 12 Mar 1612 in Welton Tower, Newcastle-on -Tyne, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 2 Dec 1688 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married 3 Elizabeth PARK in 1657 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

LIEUTENANT EDWARD WINSHIP was born at Welton Tower, near Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland, England, on March 12, 1612, the son of Lyonel Winship. He married first, Jane Wilkinson, the daughter of widow Isabella Wilkinson of Newcastle-on-Tyne, where Jane was born. She was a cousin of William and Richard Cutter. She died between 1648 and 1651 in Massachusetts, and Edward married second, Elizabeth, daughter of Richard Parke. [Edward Winship had a deed of Billerica. lands, including one share that was “his father parks.”] Edward died in Cambridge, Mass., on Dec. 2, 1688, “in his 76th Year,” according to his gravestone, and Elizabeth died there on Sept. 19, 1690, “age 57,” as set forth on her gravestone.

Edward Winship sailed from Harwich, England, in the ship Defiance on Aug. 10, 1635, arriving at Boston, Mass., Oct. 3, 1635. Ho settled immediately at Cambridge, then a suburb of Boston. He was made a freeman that year, therefore already a member of the church and a property owner. In 1638 there 'is a record of his purchasing land commencing at Brattle and Mason Streets, three acres, extending to the Commons. He had land assigned to hi. at Cambridge Farms - now Lexington - in 1642, and in a division of land on the Shawshine River in 1652, he was allotted 200 acres. He was a large property owner, both at Cambridge and Lexington.

He was for many years one of the most active and energetic citizens of Cambridge, and an honored church member. The re­cords reveal some of his activities and the confidence placed in hi. by his fellow townsmen. He served as selectman of Cam­bridge fourteen times between 1637 and 1684. He joined the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts the year of its formation, 1638.* He was commissioned ensign of the Cambridge Militia in 1657, and was its lieutenant in 1660. Be was elected deputy from Cambridge to the General Court of Uassachusetts in 1663, 1664, and from 1681 to 1686.

Elizabeth testified in court in 1660, as to the good char­acter of Winifred Holman, who had been accused of witchcraft.

His will dated Sept. 16, 1685, was proved on Oct. 1, 1689. It named his ten surviving children and wife Elizabeth; over­seers to be brothers Samuel Stone and John Green (church bro­thers). The will shows his property within the present limits of Lexington to have extended from Lowel street across the brook to the hill west of Massachusetts Avenue, on the present line of Arlington, and included “the Mill Site, Mount Ephraim, and part of the Great Meadow.”

Elizabeth's will of Oct. 18, 1689, names her three sons, Edward, Samuel and Joseph, and her three daughters, ELIZABETH Abigail, Margery, and Mehitabel. She also mentions Mary Brown and sister Joanna, perhaps stepdaughters.

*   Qualifies for Descs. of Ancient and Hon. Artillery Co.

Elizabeth PARK [Parents] was born in 1633 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1, 2 on 19 Sep 1690 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 3 Edward WINSHIP in 1657 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Of Cambridge


Edward DIX 1 was born in 1611 in Gravesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 9 Jul 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married 3, 4 Susanna about 1642.

Edward had a will 5 on 25 Jun 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. His will was probated 6 on 2 Oct 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Jane

EDWARD DIX

ORIGIN:  Unknown
MIGRATION:  1630
FIRST RESIDENCE:  Boston
REMOVES:  Watertown by 1634

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:  "Edward Deekes" was admitted to Boston church as member #49 [BChR 14].
FREEMAN:  4 March 1634/5 (fifth in a group of six Watertown men) [MBCR 1:370].
EDUCATION:  Signed his will by mark.  Inventory included "one old Bible and three old books" valued at 6s.
OFFICES:  Watertown selectman, 10 December 1649 [WaTR 1:19].  In a town account of 10 December 1651 is included the following item: "dike's rate ... 17s. 2d." [WaTR 25]; this has been interpreted to indicate that Edward Dix had recently been constable.
ESTATE:  Granted the usual full sequence of proprietorial lots at Watertown: homestall of 11 acres; 2 acres meadow; 3 acres upland; 30 acres Great Dividend; 3 acres Beaverbrook Plowlands; 3 acres Remote Meadows; 10 acres and a half upland; and 105 acre farm [WaBOP 4, 7, 9, 12, 27, 84].

In his will, dated 25 June 1660 and proved 2 October 1660, "Edward Dikes of Wattertowne" acknowledged that "I did receive some estate of my wife that now is to the value of twenty pounds" and ordered that it be paid to her along with £5 in addition, and also so long as she lives and does not remarry she may reside with his children in his dwelling house and have firewood cut and delivered to her; ordered that from "all my estate viz: houses, lands both near and remote with two hundred acres of land bought of Ensign Sherman ... my son John Dikes shall enjoy a double portion with the addition of ten pounds and a mare colt now running in the woods"; ordered that "the rest of my estate be equally divided amongst my 3 daughters only my youngest for some consideration not here mentioned shall have twenty shillings more than the rest of her sisters provided also that if the portion that I have given my daughter ["Elizabeth" lined out] Abigaell which is wife to Thomas Parks do not amount to the rest of the sisters that then it shall be made up equal unto the rest of her sisters"; and appointed "my son John Diks" sole executor [MPR Case #6296].

On 2 October 1660 John Dix chose Sgt. John Wincoll as his guardian [MPR Misc].

The inventory of the estate of "Edward Dickes late of Wattertowne" was taken 8 October 1660 and totalled £254 3s. 10d., of which £103 was real estate: "a dwelling house and barn and fourteen acres of homestall land," £42; "three acres of meadow in Beaver Brook Meadow," £12; "five acres at Slendergut Meadow," £5; "six acres of meadow at Mr. Saltonstall's farm," £4; "five acres of Remote Meadow," £2 10s.; "twenty [acres] of dividend by Thomas Torball's and ten acres by Richard Sawtel's," £15; "six acres of land by John Barnard's," £6; "more nine acres of land by Rich: Sawtel's," £4 10s.; "three acres in the further plain," £1 10s.; "eighteen acres in lieu of the township," £3; "two hundred acres of land at Esabeth [Assabet] River," £6; and "his right in farm land in Wattertown" £1 10s. [MPR Case #6296].

On 2 April 1661 "Sussanna Dickes widow brought suit against Sergt. John Wincoll and John Dix, executors of Edward Dix, in an action of dowry.  The court found for the plaintiff, viz: one-third rents and the court costs, 13s. [MCR 1:185; Bond 753].

BIRTH:  By about 1610 based on estimated date of marriage.
DEATH:  Watertown 9 July 1660 [WaVR 23].
MARRIAGE:  (1) By 1637 Jane _____ (named as the mother of all children in birth records); she died after the birth of youngest child Rebecca on 18 February 1641/2.
COMMENTS:  On the 6 June 1635 passenger list of the Thomas & John, bound from London to Virginia, are Edward Dix, aged 19, and Jane Wilkinson, aged 20 (at different positions in a list of 105 names) [Hotten 83-85].  This Edward Dix has been identified by some as the immigrant to New England, and Jane Wilkinson as his first wife Jane. There are several arguments against these claims.  In the first place, there are only one or two instances in which persons listed as sailing for Virginia in 1635 later appeared in New England, and these are well documented.  Second, Edward Dix of Boston and Watertown was admitted to freemanship on 4 March 1634/5, and he must have been in New England for this to occur; but the passenger of 6 June 1635 could not have been in New England on the previous 4 March, and in any case could not have been made free if he were only nineteen.

In his first edition Bond includes a daughter Deborah, and then in the second edition presents evidence that she could not have been a daughter of Edward Dix [Bond 198, 753].  Furthermore, the will of Edward Dix states that he had three daughters, and we have births and marriages for three daughters without taking Deborah into account.

On 22 May 1651 Edward Dix was one of four Watertown men "being fined £4 ... for want of a town bushel, upon their requests have their fine remitted" [MBCR 3:229].

(2) By an uncertain date Susanna _____; she was living on 2 April 1661 when she received judgment against the executors of her husband's will.

Susanna. Susanna married 1, 2 Edward DIX 3 about 1642.

They had the following children.

  F i Deborah DIX was born in 1643. She died on 20 Jan 1689.
  M ii
Edward DIX was born in 1646 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii
Jane DIX was born in 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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