Ancestors of Tim Farr and Descendants of Stephen Farr Sr. of Concord, Massachusetts and Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England


Nathaniel BARSHAM [Parents]-1297 was born 1 in 1644 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 2 Aug 1716 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Nathaniel married 2 (MRIN:1131) Elizabeth BOND-2477 on 13 Mar 1679 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth BOND-2477. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:1131) Nathaniel BARSHAM-1297 on 13 Mar 1679 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John BROWN-2579 was born in of Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 1 (MRIN:1132) Sarah BARSHAM-1298 on 14 Nov 1681 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FISKE, Anna

Sarah BARSHAM [Parents]-1298 was born 1 in 1646 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2 (MRIN:1132) John BROWN-2579 on 14 Nov 1681 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
MANSFIELD, Samuel
BROWN, Mr


Mr BROWN-2479. Mr married (MRIN:1133) Sarah BARSHAM-1298.

Sarah BARSHAM [Parents]-1298 was born 1 in 1646 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married (MRIN:1133) Mr BROWN-2479.

Other marriages:
BROWN, John
MANSFIELD, Samuel


Deacon John BRIGHT-2481 was born 1 on 14 May 1641 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2, 3 (MRIN:1134) Mary BARSHAM-1299 on 7 May 1675 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary BARSHAM [Parents]-1299 was born 1 on 23 Jun 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2, 3 (MRIN:1134) Deacon John BRIGHT-2481 on 7 May 1675 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PARKER, Hanniah


Hanniah PARKER-2482. Hanniah married (MRIN:1135) Mary BARSHAM-1299 on 12 Dec 1700.

Mary BARSHAM [Parents]-1299 was born 1 on 23 Jun 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married (MRIN:1135) Hanniah PARKER-2482 on 12 Dec 1700.

Other marriages:
BRIGHT, John


William Edward WINSHIP-2483. William married 1, 2 (MRIN:1136) Rebeckah BARSHAM-1300 on 14 May 1683 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Rebeckah BARSHAM [Parents]-1300 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 (MRIN:1136) William Edward WINSHIP-2483 on 14 May 1683 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Adam EVE-2484. Adam married 1, 2 (MRIN:1137) Elizabeth BARSHAM-1301 on 5 Jul 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth BARSHAM [Parents]-1301 was born 1 on 29 Jul 1658/1659 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 28 Jul 1735. Elizabeth married 2, 3 (MRIN:1137) Adam EVE-2484 on 5 Jul 1694 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Richard PARK-1302 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 (MRIN:1138) Sarah COLLIER-1305 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-1305 was born about 1615. She died 1 on 26 Apr 1691 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2, 3 (MRIN:1138) Richard PARK-1302 about 1656 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Daughter of William Brewster


Francis WHITMORE 1-2487 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 (MRIN:1139) Isabel PARK-1306 in 1648 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Isabel PARK [Parents]-1306 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 (MRIN:1139) Francis WHITMORE-2487 in 1648 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Death of Cambridge
Birth of Cambridge


Edward WINSHIP-2488 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 (MRIN:1140) Elizabeth PARK-1308 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]-1308 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 (MRIN:1140) Edward WINSHIP-2488 in 1657 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Of Cambridge

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