Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


William MANWARING [scrapbook]. William married Elizabeth.

William resided 1 at , Ightfield, Shropshire, England.

Elizabeth. Elizabeth married William MANWARING.

They had the following children.

  F i Anne (Elizabeth) MANWARING.

Nathaniel MOWRY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 10 Jan 1644 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He was christened on 20 Jan 1644. He died 2 on 24 Mar 1718 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Nathaniel married 3, 4 Joanna INMAN on 28 Aug 1666 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Nathaniel Mowry (Roger), son of Roger Mowry and Mary Johnson, was born in  1644, died March 24, 1718, married in 1666

We do not know in what area of New England that Nathaniel was born. His birth date of 1644 is established by a document he signed Jan. 6, 1710, in which he stated that he was then 66 years old.

The first we hear of him is in 1666 when he appeared in Providence County, Rhode Island, with his brother, John, Edward Inman, and Stephen Arnold the four buying 3500 acres of land from the Indians. The area where this land lay became Smithfield township and here the descendants of John and Nathaniel Mowry remained for many generations.

At a town meeting held Aug. 28,1666, Nathaniel Mowry declared his intention of marrying Joanna Inman, daughter of Edward Inman, and he no doubt married her shortly thereafter.

Nathaniel and his brother, John, became freemen in Providence on May 1, 1672. Nathaniel was administrator of the estate of his brother, Jonn, and made a report to the town council concerning the estate. On April 16, 1695. Nathaniel made a will by which he made a provision for each of his children, naming each one specifically.

We do not know the birth date of Joanna Inman but there is evidence she died the same year Nathaniel did.

In a deposition taken 6 January 1711[/12] Nathaniel called himself 66 years of age, placing his birth circa 1644. This makes him approximately 72 at the time of his death. His will was written less than a week before his death:

I Nathaniel Mawrey of Providence in the Colony of Rhoad Island and Providence plantations In New England, yeoman, being weake of body but of sound and dissposeing memory Praise be given to God for the same: doe make this my Last Will and Testament in manner and form following first and Prinsipally I Commit my spent Into the Marcifull hands of almighty God my Creator: and my body I Cummit to the Earth to be decently buried after the decression of my Executor here in after named:
and as to the Worldly Esstate which the Lord hath Lent mee in this present Life I Give and bequeathe as followeth
Imprimis: I Give and bequeathe unto my son Nathaniell mawrey one hundred acres of Land which is scituate and Lieing upon the hill Called Wansecutt hill with in the Towne ship of Providence afore said: To Have and To Hold the said hundred acres of Land beit more of Less with the previledges and appurtinanses, unto him my afore said son Nathaniell his Heirs and assigns for Ever
2dly I Give and bequeathe unto my son John Mawrey Ten acres of Land which Lieth adjoyning to his home stead and also thirty acres of Land Lieing upon the west side of the alone said Wansocutt hill Within the Towneship of Providence afore sd it being the one halfe of sixty acres of Land which [lieth] in Partinership betwixt my Cousen John Mawrey and my self: To Have and To Hold the sd ten acres and the said Thirty acres of Land unto him my sd son John and unto his Heirs and assigns with all and singulior the Previledges and appurtinanses thereunto belonging for Ever
3dly I Give and bequeathe unto my son Henry Mawrey fifty acres of Land to be Taken of on the North side of my Home stead Whereon I now Dwell which is scituate within the Towne ship of Providence above said

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and upon Wesquotomsit hill the said fifty acres to be devided of with a streight Line and to be of Equal breadth through out from East to West on the North side of my sd home stead: To Have and to Hold the said fifty acres of Land with all and singulior the previledges and appurtinanses there in Contained unto him my sd son Henry Mawrey his Heirs and assigns for Ever
4thly I Give and bequeathe unto my son Joseph Mawrey the Remainder part of all my Home stead which I suppose to be one hundred and ten acres of Land with the dwelling house standing there on orchard arid all other and singulior the previledges and appurtinarises there unto belonging: he allowing the previledge of the dwelling house to his mother dureing the term of her naturall Life: To Have and To Hold the said hundred and ten acres of Land be it more or Less with the dwelling house and orchard and previledges atone sd unto him my alone sd son Joseph Mawrey his Heirs and assigns for Ever: provided he doth not Charge the money I have had of him so as to have Resstitution out of my other Esstate: It being under that Consideration of the money I have had of him: that I Gave him so much more then the other of his brothers
Sthly I Give and bequeathe unto my daughter Martha Mawrey one halfe house Lott so Called in a Late devision made in and about the Towne of Providence alone said: and halfe a Right in the Common Lands on the East side of the seaven Mile Line in said Providence the said halfe Lott and halfe Right in the Commons being in the Origanall Right of Richard Pray: Item I Give and bequeathe unto my afore said daughter Martha a small piece of meadow Lieing aft a Place Called Popple swamp neere Matete Connet: Within the Towne ship of Providence afore said To Have and To Hold the said Lands Commons meadow and Previledges alone sd unto her my afore said daughter Martha Mawrey her Heirs and assigns for Ever
6thly I Give and bequeathe unto my Loveing wife Johannah Mawrey my dwelling house dureing the term of her naturall Life and alter her decease to go to my son Joseph on his Heirs or assigns as alone said: Item I Give and bequeathe unto my sd Loveing wife all my house hold goods to be fore her use duneing the term of her naturall Life and alter her decease then the said Household Goods of what sort so Ever to be Equally devided amongst my six daughters namely Sarah Phillips Mary Arnold Johannah Pheteplace Patiance Smith Marcy Smith and Experiance Malavony: and to be unto them there Heirs on assigns for Ever
7thly I Give and bequeathe unto my atone said six daughters as namely Sarah Phillips Mary Arnold Johannah Pheteplace Patiance Smith Marcy Smith and Expeniance Molavony: all my whole stock of Cattle to be Equally devided amongst them my atone said six daughters and to be unto them theme Heirs and assigns: Excepting onely one Cow I have already varbaly given to my daughter Martha Mawrey and a meaire Coult which is not to Come into the devision
And my will is that my two sons Joseph Mawney and Henry Mawrey

430 ANCESTRY OF EMILY JANE ANGELL

shall take the Care and Provide for theme Mother my wife dureing the time of hen natumall Life as she may have nessesaryes fit for her Condition in her old age: and I doe name and appoynt my son Joseph Mawrey to be my sole Executor to this my Last Will and Testament: In Witness where of I do here unto sett my hand and seale this: 18th day of march in the fourth yeare of his majestyes Reigne George King of Create Bnittan &c:
anno Dom: 1717/8
signed sealled & pronounced
In the presence of us                Nathaniel Mawrey
John Mawrey                             his mark
Joseph BoLkcome
Richard Waterman Junr

Att A Towne Council held att Providence this 4th day of April: 1718 The within will was Examined approved and allowed to be Recorded.

Joanna INMAN [Parents] was born in 1646 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. She died 1 in 1718 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Joanna married 2, 3 Nathaniel MOWRY 4 on 28 Aug 1666 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Nathaniel MOWRY was born 1 about 1667 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  M ii John MOWRY was born about 1669.
  M iii Henry MOWRY was born in 1671. He died on 23 Sep 1759.
  M iv Joseph MOWRY was born about 1672. He died on 11 Jun 1755.
  F v Martha MOWRY was born about 1690. She died after 1775.
  F vi Sarah MOWRY was born on 5 Apr 1674. She died after 2 Jun 1718.
  F vii Mary MOWRY was born in 1675. She died on 27 Jan 1742.
  F viii Joanna MOWRY was born about 1678. She died after 2 Jun 1718.
  F ix Patience MOWRY was born about 1686.
  F x Mercy MOWRY was born about 1680.
  F xi Experience MOWRY was born about 1684. She died after 13 Oct 1718.

Henry MOWRY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3 in 1671 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died 4 on 23 Sep 1759 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Henry married 5 Hannah PACKARD on 4 Jan 1734 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
BULL, Mary

HENRY MOWRY, son of Nathaniel, born about 1670, married 1st in 1701 Mary, daughter of Isaac and Mary Bull of Newport. Married 2d in 1726, Hannah Mowry, widow of John Mowry 2d of Smithfield.  Her maiden name was Packard. Mary died about 1728.  Henry died in Smithfield, Sept. 23, 1738. Hannah survived him.

Hewry Mowry (Nathaniel, Roger), son of Nathaniel Mowry and Joanna Inman, was born?, died Sept. 23, 1759, married first Nov. 27 1701 Mary Bull issue.

Mary Mowry b. Sept. 28, 1702
Uriah Mowry b.  Aug. 15, 1705 d. March 6, 1792.
Jonathan Mowry b. June 1, 1708
Jeremiah Mowry b. April 7, 1711
Sarah Mowry b. April 5, 1717
Elisha Mowry
Phebe Mowry

Henry Mowry married second Jan.4,1733 Mrs.Hannah Mowry. There was no issue from the second marriage.

Henry Mowry was born, lived, and died on the. Farm home. Of his father in Smithfield, Rhode island. He. Was a very active man and was constable. For many years. He and his brother, Joseph, had a dispute over the property line between their farms. This continued for some time, during which one sued the other for trespass,  and was in turn sued for assault and battery. Finally, in 1721, the dispute was settled by arbitration.

Henry left a will, and his  sons, Jonathan and Elisha, were the executors. Mary Bull was a daughter of Isaac and Mary Bull. We do not know her birth and death dates, but she must have died previous to Jan. 4,1733, when henry married second, Mrs. Hannah Mowry, whose maiden name was Packard, was the widow of john Mowry, 2nd, who was a son of Nathaniel's brother, John.

Hannah PACKARD. Hannah married 1 Henry MOWRY 2, 3 on 4 Jan 1734 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Widow of John Mowery 2nd


William MANN was born about 1610 in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 about 1650 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. William married 2 Frances HOPKINS in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Mann Line: William Mann came to New England from Yeovilton and Ilchester, co. Somerset, England. He was active among the early Friends at Providence, where he died about 1650. Frances Hopkins was born at Yeovilton, 28 May 1614, died 26 Feb. 1700 at Dartmouth, at the home of her son-in-law, John Lapham. She was the daughter of William and Joan (Arnold) Hopkins. Joan Arnold was the sister of William Arnold, original proprietor of Providence and early settler of Pawtuxet, R. I. He came to New England in 1655; in his party were his niece, Frances (Hopkins) Mann,.her husband William Mann, and her brother Thomas Hopkins. The latter was the great-grandfather of Stephen Hopkins, Governor of Rhode island and SIgner of the Declaration of Independence. He was also the great-grandfather of Esek Hopkins, the first Commander-in-ChIef of the American Navy. Before coming to New England, the  Arnold, Hopkins and Mann families were neighbors in Yeovilton and Ilchester in England.

Frances HOPKINS [Parents] was born 1 on 28 May 1614 in Yeovilton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 28 May 1614. She died 2 on 26 Feb 1700 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Frances married 3 William MANN in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Abraham MANN died 1 on 26 Feb 1695.
  F ii Mary MANN was born in 1640. She died in 1710.

Andrew HARRIS died in BET 24 MAY 1616 AND 2 NOV 1616 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Andrew married Jane BAGLEY on 2 Feb 1603/1604 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Andrew had a will on 24 May 1616 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated on 2 Nov 1616 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Jane BAGLEY was born in 1584 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1676 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Jane married Andrew HARRIS on 2 Feb 1603/1604 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas HARRIS was born on 12 Apr 1605. He died on 7 Jan 1686.
  M ii William HARRIS was born about 1609. He died on 20 Feb 1681/1682.
  F iii
Anne HARRIS 1.
  F iv Parnill HARRIS.

Henry TEW [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1581 in Eydon, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died after 1640 in Maidford, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom. Henry married Ellen about 1605 in Eydon, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
BAREFOOT, Dorothy

Henry Tew, father of Richard Tew, of Newport, R. I. lived at Maidford, Northampton Co., England, and it was there Richard Tew married Mary Clarke. as the following instrument, recorded in Rhode Island, in Book I. Land Evidences, Sec v of State Office, shows "this indenture, made the ??th day of Oct. in the 9th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, Charles of England and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Between Henry Tew, of Maidford, County of Northampton, Eng., Yeoman, and William Clarke, of Prior Hardwick, Co. of Warwick, Eng., Yoeman witnesseth : That for and in consideration of a marriage by the grace of God, shortly to be had and solemnized between Richard Tew, son and heir apparent of said Henry and Mary Clarke. one of the daughters of said William Clarke, etc., etc." Then follows an engagement entered into by Henry Texv, to make ox-er on his part. to his son Richard, houses, barns, tenements. etc.


The Origins of the TEW Name and Family.
Source: http://www2.prestel.co.uk/orton/family/tews.html

The name TEW is of great antiquity and its roots go back to Anglo-Saxon times. According to Professor Ekwell it probably appeared as an Old English word TIEWE which is known to have existed as an element in compound words [e.g. manigtiewe = skilful]. He deduces that TIEWE may have meant a lengthy object, and to have been adopted as the name given to a ridge of land in North West Oxfordshire. In time the name would have been transferred from the feature of the landscape itself to the settlements that became established upon it, and which today are the villages of Great Tew, Little Tew and Duns Tew.

I have a theory that the surname Tew is connected with the Anglo-Saxon god Tiw. This whole area needs some research, and unfortunately relatively little is known about the Anglo-Saxon gods. I do know that he was represented by the runic character, which was traditionally carved on weapons to ensure victory. What I do know about Tiw can be seen on my page to the Anglo-Saxon gods.

According to Charles Whynne-Hammond in Tracing the History of Place-Names, under the entry for Great Tew in Oxfordshire, he says: This name was just Tiwan or Teowe during the 11th Century. It has various possible origins. Either it comes from tig meaning a meeting place; or from teohh meaning 'race' or 'troop'; or from taewe meaning 'good health' or 'excellent'; or finally from tiew meaning a 'row' or 'ridge'. Each is possible: the village was a moot centre for tribes, is situated on fertile soil and is close to a long narrow hillock. In the 12th Century documents recorded Tiwa Magna and Parva Tiwe (now Great and Little Tew) together with Dunnestywa (now Duns Tew) which was owned by a person called Dunn.

However, on page 68 of the same book, when talking about the names of the pagan gods, he says that some of these gods can be found also in our place-names: Tiw occurs in 'Tewin'.... Could Great Tew not have the same derivation? To be continued...

By the end of the Anglo-Saxon period the place name appeared in a will of 1004 as TIWAN, while in Domesday [1086] the villages are recorded as both TEOWE and TEWE. In a pipe roll of 1130 we find TIW and TIWE, and in another of 1156 there is a TIWA MAGNA [Great Tew]. In a curia regis roll of 1207 there appears PARVA TIWE [Little Tew], then in the Calendar of Charters and Rolls at the Bodleian c.1200 there is DONESTIVA, while in an episcopal roll of 1232 DUNNESTYWA [both Duns Tew].

It was in the two centuries after the Norman Conquest that secondary names came into use, eventually to be inherited as family names. We might expect, therefore, that a family living in or near the villages to take TEW as their family name some time in these two centuries. Fortunately for us a record of such a family exists and is noted in the Victoria County History for Oxfordshire.

During the reign of Henry I [1100-1135] a Joibert de Tiw held lands in Duns Tew and Adderbury. He probably died without sons as he was succeeded by his brother Hugh who is mentioned in 1130 and 1142. These lands passed to Hugh's son Walter who was holding them in 1166, while in 1170 both he and his nephew Henry of Tew occupied lands at Hempton. The Adderbury lands passed to Walter's son Hugh who was dead by 1204 and so to another son Walter known to be living in 1218. The next in line was this Walter's eldest son, another Hugh, whose main claim to fame is that in 1248 he was pardoned for the murder of Laurence, Archdeacon of York: he was still alive in 1253. It was probably Hugh's brother who was the Walter appointed bailiff of the manor of Bloxham Beauchamp in 1236. Hugh was succeeded in Adderbury by his son, yet another Hugh, who, when he died in 1284, was succeeded by three married daughters between whom the manor was divided.

It is unlikely, therefore, that the "senior" line died out with the last Hugh who seems to have left daughters only, but "junior" lines almost certainly would have continued, from younger but unrecorded sons of earlier holders of the manor and perhaps from Henry of Hempton and Walter of Bloxham.

Details of individuals are very sparse during the next two and a half centuries, but a Ralph Tewe, a city merchant, was one of two representatives for Coventry summoned to Parliament in 1302. A similar name occurs in the same period as the East Window of Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, contains 14th C. glass in which appears the figure of Canon Ralph de Tew. In the 15th C. Lincoln College, Oxford, was founded in 1427 by Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln. Various plots of land were purchased for this purpose including a 'messuage called Deep Hall' belonging to the Hospital of St John the Baptist [later Magdalen College] which was sold by the master, Richard Tew, to Fleming's agents on 20th June 1430. Around the same time a W--- Tewe is recorded as holding land at Neithrop, near Banbury, in 1441, and it is also recorded that part of the holding had previously been in the ownership of his grandfather.

It will be seen that members of the Tew family were still in close proximity to the point of origin some 150 years after the breaking up of the manor, and it is reasonable to assume that they were descendants of the first family. It is known that the W. Tew (perhaps another Walter?) of Neithrop occupied lands that had been held by his unnamed grandfather, and this latter
could well have been the great grandson of the last but one Hugh of Adderbury or of Walter of Bloxham, as well as the father of the Richard master of the Hospital of St. John. It is also a possibility that the W. Tew of Neithrop in 1441 was the father of a Henry Tew who died in Daventry in 1488.

The descent of the family in the 14th and early 15th centuries can, at this stage, only be a matter of conjecture, but obviouslythe family was expanding and moving from the point of origin. One branch, at least, had moved into Northamptonshire by the end of the 15th C. for a John Tew is recorded as being the incumbent of the parish of Collingtree, just south of the town of Northampton, during the reign of Henry VI (1422-71), and while on 14th August 1488 HENRY TEW of Daventry made his will mentioning his wife Elizabeth and daughter Agnes. JOHN TEW also of Daventry made his will on 9th July 1501 mentioning his wife Elizabeth and unnamed children. The relationship between the two Johns and between Henry and John of Daventry is a matter of speculation, but the latter were probably father and son. It is also a matter of speculation whether there is a direct connection between these two and the family shortly to become established some seven miles away in Eydon, but again it was possibly John's son who settled there.

The first known individual in Eydon, and the first from whom a descent can be traced with any degree of certainty is RICHARD TEW. His will is dated 27th February 1521/2 and mentions his wife who is not named and four sons, John the elder, John the younger, Nicholas and Thomas. A witness to the will is Thomas Tew the elder, probably Richard's brother. As one of the sons was an executor and another was to receive 'a quartern of land....he paying the rent...', they were likely to have been at least twenty years of age, which puts Richard's marriage at 1490 at the latest, and his birth date at c.1460.

It seems that Richard was a man of some substance for besides making a bequest to the 'mother church' of Lincoln, he made three separate bequests to the church in Eydon, as well as to the poor of the village: 'To every household in Eydon that hath no plough nor part of one a strike [a level measure] of corn'.

By: Alan Tew, 43 Chanctonbury Way, Woodside Park, London N12 7AA. Telephone 0181 445 5692.

Ellen was born about 1585 in of Maidford, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died about 1612 in Eydon, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom. Ellen married Henry TEW 1 about 1605 in Eydon, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard TEW was born on 15 Feb 1606. He died on 20 Mar 1673.
  M ii John TEW was born about 1610.

William CLARKE was born 1 about 1586 in of Prior, Hardwick, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1633.

He had the following children.

  F i Mary CLARKE was born in 1618. She died in 1687.

John BAKER was born about 1576 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. John married John BAKER Mrs about 1594 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

John BAKER Mrs was born about 1573 in of Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. John married John BAKER about 1594 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i John BAKER was born in 1598.

John BAKER [Parents] 1 was born in 1598 in of Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2 Elizabeth in BY 1633 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth was born in 1606 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 1 John BAKER 2 in BY 1633 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth BAKER was born about 1645. She died on 10 Dec 1708.
  M ii
John BAKER 1.
  M iii
Thomas BAKER 1.

Roger MOWRY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3 was born about 1612 in Herne Hill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 5 Jan 1666 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Roger married 5, 6 Mary JOHNSON 7 about 1636 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Roger Mowry who came from England to, Boston in 1631. After marrying here and  moving about several times, Roger Mowry settled permanently in Providence county, Rhode Island, where his descendants remained for many generations.

There have been four Mowry genealogies published; three by William A. Mowry. One of these covers Roger Mowry, son, Nathaniel, and his descendants; one covers Nathaniel's brother, John's descendants; one covers Richard Mowry, heading the fifth generation of one line of the descendants of Nathaniel; and the other covers Augustus Mowry, heading the sixth generation  of another line of the descendants of Nathaniel. Many of these early Mowrys were Quakers, and the descendants of Richard were predominantly so.

In addition to these genealogies, Mr. Arlon Mowry has, at his own expense, erected near the city of Woonsockett Rhode Island, a huge white bronze monument 51/2 feet square by 16 feet high on which are inscribed the first several generations of the descendants of Roger Mowry.

There were originally many different ways of spelling the name, such as Mory, Morey, Morie, Moury, Moorey, Moorie, Mooree, Mawrey, Mawry, and Mowry, but soon Mowry became the most used. However, about 1880, the members of our subject, Philips line, adopted the "Morey" spelling, but other lines have adhered to the "Mowry" spelling to this day. The adoption of the "Morey"  spelling was influenced by the coming to this country from England many others than the Roger Mowry line, and they used the Morey spelling at their arrival.

The names and authors of the four Mowry genealogies are:

The descendants of Nathaniel Mowry of Rhode Island by William A. Mowry-1878. There is a supplement to this-1900.

The descendants of John Mowry of Rhode Island. By William A. Mowry-1909

A family history of Richard Mowry of Uxbridge, Mass. By William A. Mowry-1878.

The Descendants of Augustus Mowry- 1784 to 1941. By Robert M. Mowry 1942

Roger Mowry, parents unknown, was born about 1606, died Jan. 5, 1666, married 1634 Mary Johnson-issue;
Roger d. y. .
Jonathan b. 1637
Bethia b. 1640
Elizabeth b. l643
Nathaniel b. 1644- d March 24,1718
John b- 1645
Mehitable b. 1646
Joseph b. 1647
Benjamin b. 1649
Thomas b. 1652.
Hannah b. 1656

Roger Mowry was born in England, and with Roger Williams, a possible relative, came to America, probably on the ship, Lion, which sailed prom Bristol, Eng., Dec.1,1630, and arrived in Boston, Feb.5, 1631. Both took the freeman's oath in Boston May 8, 1631. In 1634, Roger Mowry  married Mary Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Mary of Roxbury, Mass. Roger Mowry and Roger Williams  moved about together, from Boston to Salem, where Roger Mowry joined the Church, and then to Providence, Rhode Island where Roger Mowry died. Speculation regarding his age at his death resulted in the estimate that he was not over 60. He was, therefore, born about 1606.

See Heath connection by Douglas Richardson, NEHGR #146 pages 261-278

The following is from "The Great Migration Begins" by Robert Charles Anderson
ROGER MOWRY

ORIGIN:  Unknown
MIGRATION:  1630
FIRST RESIDENCE:  Salem
REMOVES:  Lynn by 1646, Providence by 1652

OCCUPATION:  Neat herd at Salem, 1636-41 [STR 1:41, 109]; innkeeper at Providence by 1655 [RICR 1:313].  In 1657 the Rhode Island Treasurer was ordered to pay Roger "Moorie" 1s. 6d. out of the treasury "for this day's firing & house room" [PrTR 2:110].
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:  In list of Salem church members compiled in late 1636 [SChR 5] (annotated "removed").
FREEMAN:  18 May 1631 (as "Roger Mawry") [MBCR 1:366].
EDUCATION:  He could sign his name [PrTR 1:63], and his wife made her mark [PrTR 3:213].
OFFICES:  Essex petit jury (from Salem), 25 January 1641[/2] [EQC 1:33].

Providence constable, 1655 [PrTR 2:81]; one of six men chosen to hear cases in Providence 1662 [PrTR 3:37]; in later life frequently a Providence juryman.
ESTATE:  In the Salem land grant of 1636 "Roger Morie" received 40 [or 50] acres "next to Mr. Cole" [STR 1:20; 26].  On 14 August 1637, he requested a "spot of ground by Estye's" [STR 1:54-55].  He was granted three-quarters of an acre of marsh on 25 December 1637, with a household of five [STR 1:103].

He had fifty acres laid out 20 February 1637 and on 20 July 1638 he was granted a strip of meadow of 2½ acres and 1½ acres of upland [STR 1:71].

Land was laid out in Providence to Roger Mowry in early 1656 at his request [PrTR 2:92].  On 27 August 1656 he had a house lot laid out to him upon the hill against Robert Williams's meadow [PrTR 2:97].  On 15 January 1658 he bought a house and four acres from Robert Colwell [PrTR 2:16] and sold it to Thomas Olney Sr. of Providence 19 March 1658/9 [PrTR 1:62-63].  On 7 April 1660 was granted six acres of land and three acres of meadow in exchange for land that he had been previously granted [PrTR 2:126].  On 12 June 1660 he sold ninety acres of land a mile outside of Providence to John Acres of Dorchester [PrTR 1:14-6, 3:118].  On 23 November 1660 Henry Neale of Braintree, carpenter, sold Mowry everything he had in Providence, including his house, which had been purchased from Daniel Comstock [PrTR 1:57-8]; on 3 February 1661/2 Mowry sold the right of commonage that came with this land to William Carpenter [PrTR 1:85].  On 4 May 1661 Samuel Comstock's widow, Anne Smith of Providence, sold Mowry four acres in the row of houses in the the north part of Providence, next to a parcel already owned by Mowry [PrTR 1:58-9].  Mowry sold Robert Colwell's right of commonage to William Carpenter of Pautuxett on 22 December 1662 [PrTR 1:70-76].  In the Division on the East Side of the Seven Mile Line, Roger Mowry drew lot #74 on 19 February 1665[/6] [PrTR 3:73].

On 3 June 1685 Timothy Brookes reveals that "for & in satisfaction of a certain sum of money which the said Roger Mawrey promised unto the said Eldad Kinsley in marriage with his said daughter Mehittabell for part of her portion, [Mowry] did ... give ... unto the said Eldad Kinsley a certain quantity of land containing by estimation twelve acres" [PrTR 14:129].

Although Roger Mowry had made her his executrix, the widow Mary ultimately refused administration of his insolvent estate [RICR 2:244].  She later accepted administration, but neither will nor inventory survive and were missing as early as 1677 when a review of town books which had survived King Philip's war revealed that the administration papers and bond were missing.  She may have been an ineffective administratrix, for son Jonathan claimed before a Providence town meeting that he had taken possession of twelve acres of upland that had been his father's right, being the "son & heir apparent" [PrTR 8:93].

BIRTH:  By about 1610 based on date of freemanship.
DEATH:  Providence 5 January 1666[/7] [NEHGR 52:207].
MARRIAGE:  By 1637 Mary Johnson, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON.  She married (2) Rehoboth 14 January 1673 John Kingsley [ReVR 220] and was buried at Rehoboth 6 January 1678/9 [Early Rehoboth 1:32].
CHILDREN:
i JONATHAN, bp. Salem 2 April 1637 [SChR 16]; m. (1) Plymouth 8 July 1659 Mary (Bartlett) Foster, widow of Richard Foster and daughter of ROBERT BARTLETT [PCR 8:22; TAG 32:193-96, 53:154-56]; m. (2) say 1694 Hannah (Pincen) (Young) Witherell, daughter of Thomas Pincen [TAG 32:194-95].
ii APPIA/BETHIAH, bp. Salem 17 June 1638 [SChR 16]; m. 30 September 1662 George Palmer [TAG 20:53-54].
iii MARY, bp. Salem 16 January 1639[/40] [SChR 17]; no further record.
iv ELIZABETH, bp. Salem 27 March 1642 [SChR 18]; living in 1690 when she appears in an account of payments from the estate of her brother John [Providence Probate A50]; apparently unmarried.
v NATHANIEL, b. say 1643; m. (intention) Providence 28 August 1666 Joanna Inman, daughter of Edward Inman [RIVR 2:Providence:134].
vi MEHITABLE, b. say 1644; m. (1) Providence 9 May 1662 (or shortly thereafter) Eldad Kingsley [PrTR 3:23]; m. (2) by 1685 as his second wife Timothy Brooks, son of Henry Brooks (they made a deed together on 3 June 1685 [PrTR 14:129-31]).
vii JOHN, b. say 1646 ; m. by about 1674 Mary _____ [Austin 348-49].
viii JOSEPH, b. say 1647; m. by 1672 Mary Wilbur, daughter of William Wilbur [Austin 228].
ix BENJAMIN, b. 8 May 1649 [PrTR 2:18]; bp. Salem 20 May 1649 [SChR 22]; m. say 1676 Martha (Hazard) Potter, widow of Ichabod Potter and daughter of Thomas and Martha (_____) Hazard.
x THOMAS, b. Providence 19 July 1652 [PrTR 2:18]; m. Roxbury 6 September 1673 Susanna Newell.
xi HANNAH, b. Providence 28 September 1656 [PrTR 2:18]; m. Portsmouth 3 December 1674 Benjamin Sherman [Austin 179].
ASSOCIATIONS:  Hannah Mowry and Elizabeth Mowry were members of the Salem church in the 1640s and may have been connected in some way to Roger Mowry [SChR 11].  Alternatively, their surnames may have been variants of "Moore" or "More."

COMMENTS:  In a warrant to the constable of Lynn, dated 29 December 1646, one of the witnesses was "Roger Morey" [EQC 1:107].

Mention is made of "where Rogr Morey's old house stood" in 1649 [EQC 1:175], perhaps referring to his remove from Salem to Lynn.  A flawed reading of records in the case in which Mrs. Lydia Bankes sued Mowry for debt in June of 1650 resulted in the erroneous conclusion that Lydia was the daughter of John Johnson of Roxbury [EQC 1:193].

John Clawson, a servant of Roger Williams, is said to have complained of some men, "such as Roger Mowry," according to the deposition of Edward Inman on the occasion of Clawson's violent death [PrTR 15:83-84].

Roger was administrator of the estate of William Robinson of Providence in October 1657 [PrTR 2:108].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE:  In 1992 Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn published a comprehensive treatment of Roger Mowry and his son Nathaniel [Angell Anc 414-34].

Mary JOHNSON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was christened 2, 3 on 31 Jul 1614 in Ware, Hertford, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 4 on 29 Jan 1679 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 5, 6 Roger MOWRY 7, 8, 9 about 1636 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
KINGSLEY, John

They had the following children.

  M i Jonathan MOWRY was christened on 2 Apr 1637.
  F ii Bethiah MOWRY was christened on 17 Jun 1638.
  F iii
Mary MOWRY was christened 1 on 16 Jan 1639/1640 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Elizabeth MOWRY was christened 1 on 27 Mar 1642 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.



ELIZABETH, bp. Salem 27 March 1642 [SChR 18]; living in 1690 when she appears in an account of payments from the estate of her brother John [Providence Probate A50]; apparently unmarried.
  M v Nathaniel MOWRY was born on 10 Jan 1644. He died on 24 Mar 1718.
  F vi Mehitable MOWRY was born about 1644.
  M vii John MOWRY was born about 1646. He died about 1690.
  M viii Joseph MOWRY was born about 1647. He died on 27 May 1716.
  M ix Benjamin MOWRY was born on 8 May 1649. He died after 1719.
  M x Thomas MOWRY was born on 19 Jul 1652. He died on 25 Dec 1717.
  F xi Hannah MOWRY was born on 28 Sep 1656. She died before 1718.

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