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


Erasmus STRUTT [Parents] was born 1 about 1525 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1557. Erasmus married 3 Alice ROBERDES on 9 Oct 1552 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


ERASMUS, prob. b about 1525; m 9 Oct. 1552, Alice Roberdes; ch.: Joanna bp. 15 July 1553, John bp. 12 April 1556- d.y.;he d 1557-8; she m 2, 13 June 1558 at Glemsford, John White
5 November 1557 - the will of Erasmus Strutt of Glemesforth, diocese of Norwich...to be buried in the churchyard of Glemesforth...to wife Alyce my mansion house called Cowtells for her life, and then to my daughter Joan Strutte and her lawful heirs, and lacking heirs, to be sold and proceeds go to my brothers and sisters and their children....lands in Gleemesforth to be sold and proceeds, after debts, go to my two sisters Ursula Browster, wife of Thomas, and Audria Hatch, and their children.., wife Alyce to have four hogs, wheat, barley, bedding with all other implements of household whatsoever...to the parish clerk and poor people of Glemesforth...my brothers John Strutt and Ewstas Strutt to be executors. Witnesses: Sir Alexander Emot priest, Wylliam Crosse, Wylliam Brincleys, Edwarde Gefferayes, and John Stowe with others. Proved 24 May 1558 (Bell 115)

Alice ROBERDES. Alice married 1 Erasmus STRUTT on 9 Oct 1552 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


Thomas BREWSTER. Thomas married 1 Ursula STRUTT about 1557 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Ursula STRUTT [Parents] 1. Ursula married 2 Thomas BREWSTER about 1557 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


URSULA; m by 1557 to Thomas Brewster; she was not mentioned in her father's will, but was named as wife of Thomas Brewster in her hr. Erasmus's will, as Ursula Brewster in hr. John's 1591 will


Thomas ELLIS 1. Thomas married Elizabeth STRUTT about 1516 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth STRUTT [Parents] 1. Elizabeth married Thomas ELLIS about 1516 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


John GEDNEY was born 1 in 1603 in of Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 5 Aug 1688 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Katherine after 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

John worked as worsted weaver.

Katherine 1, 2, 3. Katherine married 4 John GEDNEY after 1647 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CLARKE, William


William CLARKE [Parents] was born 1 about 1608 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2, 3 on 5 Mar 1682/1683 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 4 Mary SHERMAN about 1640 in of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

William worked 5 as farmer.

Mary SHERMAN died 1 on 19 Aug 1693 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2 William CLARKE about 1640 in of Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


John CODDINGTON was born 1 on 9 Feb 1653 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married Hannah GARDNER about 1675 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Hannah GARDNER [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 17 Jan 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 20 Sep 1690 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married John CODDINGTON about 1675 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991

An article with court cases prove that Anna and Hannah are the same child. Some sources list then as seperate children.
Source: "Sex in Middlesex" by Roger Thompson


Samuel WHITMORE was born 1 on 1 May 1658. Samuel married 2, 3 Rebecca GARDNER on 31 Mar 1686.

Rebecca GARDNER [Parents] was born 1 in 1667 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 5 Jun 1709 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4 Samuel WHITMORE on 31 Mar 1686.


James CONNETT was born 1 in 1666. James married 2, 3 Mehitable GARDNER about 1689 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Mehitable GARDNER [Parents] was born 1 about 1669 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mehitable married 2, 3 James CONNETT about 1689 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


John CONANT was born in 1480 in Gittisham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 9 Apr 1559 in Gittisham, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. John married Marie.

There is no definite proof that this John is father of Dr. John Conant.

Gittisham is a small straggling village on a picturesque declivity, near the source of the river Sid, about 3 miles from Ottery Saint Mary and Honiton, and 11 miles E.N.E. of Exeter, consists of just over 2,067 acres of land, rising in bold hills from the Otter and Sid valleys. The knightly family of De Lumine held the manor in the reign of Henry II and it afterwards passed to the Willingtons, Beaumonts, and the Putts. The Church is an ancient structure, with a tower and three bells, and contains some fine monuments to the Beaumont and Putt families. In the churchyard stands a large elm tree, the hollow trunk of which is 30 feet in circumference.

Marie. Marie married John CONANT.

They had the following children.

  M i Dr. John CONANT was born about 1520. He was buried on 30 Mar 1596.

Christopher CONANT [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 13 Jun 1588 in East Budleigh, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. Christopher married 3, 4 Sicily CROXON on 13 Aug 1617 in St Ann Blackfriars, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
WILTON, Anne

CHRISTOPHER CONANT

ORIGIN:  London
MIGRATION:  1623
FIRST RESIDENCE:  Plymouth
REMOVES:  Massachusetts Bay by 1627
RETURN TRIPS:  Not seen in New England after 1630, so perhaps returned to England by then

OCCUPATION:  Grocer (in England).
OFFICES:  Massachusetts Bay trial jury, 9 November 1630 [MBCR 1:81].
ESTATE:  In the 1623 Plymouth land division "Christopher Connant" was granted one acre as a passenger on the Anne in 1623 [PCR 12:5].

BIRTH:  Baptized East Budleigh, Devonshire, 13 June 1588, son of Richard and Agnes (Clarke) Conant [Conant Gen 13, 56].
DEATH:  After 9 November 1630, place unknown.
MARRIAGE:  (1)  St. Ann Blackfriars, London, 13 August 1617 Sicily Croxon; "Mrs. Cannant" bur. St. Lawrence Jewry 19 August 1618 "in the Sout Ile near the Lower End" [NEHGR 147:239].

(2) Shobrooke, Devonshire, 14 September 1619 "Christopher Conant, of London, merchant, and Mrs. Anne Wilton."
CHILDREN:  None recorded.
ASSOCIATIONS:  Brother of ROGER CONANT of Salem.

COMMENTS:  We have assumed here that all these records pertain to the same Christopher Conant.  The two marriages in England would seem to belong to the brother of Roger Conant, since the first occurred in the same parish as did Roger's marriage, and the second called him of London.

In Plymouth in 1623 Christopher Conant received only one acre, implying that he did not have with him a wife or children.  It may be, then, that his second wife had died very soon after marriage and that Christopher was again a single man.

Since he was not in Plymouth in 1627, but was in Massachusetts Bay in late 1630, it may be hypothesized that he followed his brother Roger to Nantasket, then to Cape Ann and Naumkeag.  But the mystery remains as to why he vanished so completely from the records after 1630.

Sicily CROXON. Sicily married 1, 2 Christopher CONANT on 13 Aug 1617 in St Ann Blackfriars, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

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