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


Joseph WHEELER Lt. 1, 2-1756 was christened 3 on 18 Feb 1609 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 about 1681 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 5 (MRIN:241) Sarah GOLDSTONE-216 after 1642 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Elizabeth

Was a Lieutenant

Sarah GOLDSTONE [Parents]-216 was born in 1602 in Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died on 12 Mar 1670/1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Mar 1670/1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 1 (MRIN:241) Joseph WHEELER Lt.-1756 after 1642 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
MERRIAM, Joseph


Gilbert SATCHFIELD 1-3594. Gilbert married (MRIN:242) Anne-3596.

Anne-3596. Anne married (MRIN:242) Gilbert SATCHFIELD-3594.

Anne had a will 1 on 20 Jun 1586 in St Peters Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Catherine SATCHFIELD-217 was christened on 27 May 1569. She was buried on 13 Sep 1627.
  M ii
Richard SATCHFIELD-3595.

Richard worked 1 as Baker in St Peters Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas HORTON-800 was born 1 about 1555 in Coole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 about 1620 in St Martin in the Vintry, Coole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 3 (MRIN:243) Catherine SATCHFIELD-217 about 1595 in Coole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
CULVERWELL, Margaret

Will of Thomas Horton

In his will, dated 6 March 1615 and proved 17 January 1620/1 (FCC, 4 Dale), "Thomas Horton of the parishe of St. Martin in the Vyntrey, Citizen and Mercer of London," according to "the lawdable custome of the Cittey of London," divided his estate into three equal parts, one for wife, one for children, and one for other legacies:

[the first part] to Catherine Horton my wellbeloved wife ... The second or full third parte of all my said goodes chattells plate and househould stuffe (in regard I have not as yet given any parte or porcion of my goodes [and] chattles unto John Horton, Sara Horton, and Parnall Horton the children of me the said Thomas Horton or in anye other sort advanced them) ... equallye amongst them ... And the last or other third parte ... to the poor of the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, where I now dwell, five pounds ... unto my brother William Horton ... one annuitye ... of eight pounds ... to my sister Margaret Williamson ... one annuitie ... of 40s. ... unto my daughter Margaret Culverwell the wife of Richard Culverwell ten pounds per annum during their lifetimes and if Richard Culverwell should die first, then the annuity to be increased to twentie pounds per annum .... To aforesaid daughters Sara and Parnell Horton fifty pounds apiece ... on the daies of their ... marriages ... upon condition that [if] either of them marry without the consent and good likeinge of Catherine my nowe wife, their unckle Mr Richard Satchfelld, and my executor hereafter named ... [she] shall forfeite and lose the foresaide [legacy] .... unto Thomas Horton the sonne of Lawrence Horton, forty pounds [at age 21] unto St. Bartholomew's Hospital near West Smithfield, London, five pounds to the poor children harbored in Christ's Hospital, five pounds. ... unto my sonne Thomas Horton (whome I have alreadie verye bountefullie and loveinglye advaunced) 26s. 8d. in full satisfaction of his parte and portion. ...to my lovinge friends Mr. William Spurstowe and his wife, Mr. George Ricketts and his wife, my cosen Edward Addams and his wife, my cousin Nicholas Plommer and his wife, Mr. Reignold Hughes and his wife, and Mr. William Bond, to everie one of them a ringe of gould of the value of 26s. 8d. ... to John Horton unto whome I was a witness [i.e., godfather] a ring of gould of 26s. 8d. price ... [the same] unto William Spurstowe unto whome I was a witness [and] unto my daughter-in-law Mary Horton ... to her sonne Thomas Horton unto whom I was a witness [the same] ... And whereas there was latelie conveyed by Anthony Culverwell whilst he lived Citizen and Mercer of London deceased unto ... John Horton my sonne five messuages or tenements in the parish of St. James at Garlickhithe London and one tenement with a garden in Bell Alley Coleman Streete, London ... And for the ... better strengthninge of the estates of the said John Horton ... I doe give and bequeathe all (my right in these lands) unto the said John Horton my sonne .... The rest and residue unto my sonne John Horton and I doe make [him] sole executor ... and appointe my lovinge friendes Mr. William Bond marchaunt taylor and Mr.William Spurstowe mercer to be overseers.... Witnesses: Will[ia]m Bond, Ant[hony] Bond, and Richard Rochdale Scr[ivener].

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 147, July 1993, © New England Historic Genealogical Society & Brøderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, February 23, 2001


"Chronological History of Massachusetts", Flying the Colors: Massachusetts Facts: John Clements, 1987; Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut biographies - 1903; Mayflower Gedcom; LDS Ancestral File; Research of John F. Chandler and Betty I. Ralph.

Catherine SATCHFIELD [Parents] 1-217 was christened 2 on 27 May 1569 in St Peters Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3 on 13 Sep 1627 in St Margaret Moses, Friday Street, , England, United Kingdom. Catherine married 4 (MRIN:243) Thomas HORTON-800 about 1595 in Coole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

Will of Katherine Horton

In the name of God amen, this ninth day of September Anno Dni 1627 I Katherine Horton being sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie thankes bee given to God doe publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme foHowing, viz: first and principally I give and bequeathe my soule unto the hands of Allmightie God my Creator and Redeemer hopeing & faithfully beleeveing to bee saved only by the merritts & glorious deathe of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christe & my body to the ground from whence it was taken to bee buried att convenient time in the daytime. And as for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to blesse me with I give and bequeathe in manner and I orme following that is to say ]mprimis I give and bequeath to my loveing daughter Parnell Wallis wife of James Wal]is one hundred pounds. Item I give and bequeath to my loveing daughter Sara Conant the some of fiftie poundes. Item I give and bequeathe to my loveing grandchilde Elizabeth Wallis the some of twentie poundes. Item I give and bequeathe to my loveing grandchilde Caleb Connant the some of thirtie poundes. Item I give and bequeathe unto my lovemg grandchilde Sara Connant the same of twenlie poundes of lawful money of England. I give and bequeath to my godson [blank] Kendall sonne of Cosen Kendall the some of twentie shillings. The rest and residue of of my chattelles goods debts household stuffe and estate whatsoever my debts being truly first payd and dischardged and my funerall chardges also being deducted I give and bequeath to my loveing sister Mary Stonehowse the some of twentie shillings. Item I give and bequeath to my loveing Cosen Katherine Kidder wife to John Kidder the some of twenlie shillings of lawful money of England. Item I give and bequeath to my loveing goddaughter Katherine Clarke the some of twentie shillings of lawfull money of England. Now I say the rest of my estate whatsoever my will as is foresaid being fully performed I give and bequeath to my loveing daughter Parnell Wallis my sole and absolute executrix of this my last will and testament and I doe here frustrate and nullifie all former wills by mee made whatsoever and in wittness of this my last will and testament! have hereunto set my hand and seale dated the day and yeare above written the marke of Katherine Horton sealed signed and delivered in the presence of us Sarah Jones EIiz: May & John (Monger?); proved 13 October 1627 by Parnell Waflis.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 147, July 1993, © New England Historic Genealogical Society & Brøderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, February 23, 2001

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah HORTON-1138 was born on 19 Sep 1595. She died before 1677.
  F ii Parnell HORTON-3597 was born about 1600.

John WHITE [Parents]-1169 was born in 1510 in Timsbury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 1 Feb 1579/1580. John married (MRIN:244) Mildred WESTON-2221.

Mildred WESTON-2221 was born in 1528 in Timsbury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 8 Jan 1567. Mildred married (MRIN:244) John WHITE-1169.

They had the following children.

  M i Rev. John WHITE-218 was born in 1550. He died on 30 Sep 1616.

Rev. John WHITE [Parents] 1-218 was born in 1550 in Stanton, St Johns, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 30 Sep 1616. John married (MRIN:245) Elizabeth Isabelle BAWLE-1170.

Rector of "Holy Trinity, Dorchester"

Elizabeth Isabelle BAWLE [Parents]-1170 was born in 1552 in Litchfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1601. Elizabeth married (MRIN:245) Rev. John WHITE-218.

Surname may be spelled Rawle.

They had the following children.

  F i Martha WHITE-227 was born in 1579. She died after 29 Mar 1648.

Joseph MERRIAM [Parents]-219 was born 1 in 1630. He died 2 on 20 Apr 1677 in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried in Apr 1677. Joseph married 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:246) Sarah STONE-1761 on 12 Jul 1653 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah STONE-1761 was christened 1, 2 on 8 Feb 1632 in Nayland, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 on 8 Apr 1704. Sarah married 4, 5, 6 (MRIN:246) Joseph MERRIAM-219 on 12 Jul 1653 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Thomas HENCHMAN-1762. Thomas married (MRIN:247) Elizabeth MERRIAM-221.

Elizabeth MERRIAM [Parents]-221 was born in 1632 in of Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died on 17 Oct 1704 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in 1705. Elizabeth married (MRIN:247) Thomas HENCHMAN-1762.


Edmond FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-903 was christened 2, 3 on 25 Jul 1596 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 21 Jun 1682 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Edmond married 5, 6, 7, 8 (MRIN:248) Elizabeth RAYNIER-222 on 10 Aug 1632 in Shipley, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
HODSOLL, Bennet

Mentioned in his mother's will. Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Bowyer 56.

Twenty-two coats of Arms are registered to the Freeman name in Great Britain and Ireland, but only two came to America. The one in this file is the one that Edmond brought with him to Lynn in 1635. The motto is "Liber et Audax" , "Free and Bold"
Source: FHL US/CAN book area 929.273 A1 No.4583

Edmund FREEMAN bapt 25 Jul 1596 in St. Mary's, Pulborough, Sussex, England; married: 13 Oct 1617 Bennett Hodsoll (had 6 children, two died early; died in 1630); secound marrige to an Elizabeth Raymen or Raymond or Raynier August 10, 1632 at Cowfold, Shipley, Sussex and had four children with them, Alice 17, Edmund Jr. 15, Elizabeth 12, and John 8 (ages in 1635 when embarked on the Abigail and a fifth child, Mary, may have been born in Mass. or adopted); died: 1682 "age 92" in Sandwich MA; will dated 21 Jun 1682, proved 2 Nov 1682; Son of Edmond FREEMAN and Alice COLES.
Edmond - remained in Sandwich all his life, suported good causes such as rebuilding the mill and meeting house, oppossed persecution of the Quakers, died 1682 the of the Ten Men of Saugus.

Sources: Sandwich A Cape Cod Town by R.A. Lovell, Jr. 3rd edition and the Cowfold, Shipley, Sussex, Enland church records.

Children:  1 Alice b. 1618 (England ae 17 on Abigail - 1635) bapt 4 Apr 1619 (St. Mary's Essex Eng) m. 24 Nov 1639 Deacon William PADDY d. 24 Apr 1651 - 2. Edmund bapt. 26 Nov 1620 in St. Mary's, Pulborough, Essex England m. 18 Jul 1651 Margaret PERRY in Sandwich MA d. 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich MA - 3. Bennett bapt 20 Jan 1621 d. 1633 - 4. Elizabeth b.  1623 (England ae 12 on the Abigail - 1635) bapt. 11 Apr 1624 m. John ELLIS - 5. John b. 1627 (28 Jan 1626) (England ae 8 on the Abigail 1635) m. 13 Feb 1649 Mercy PRENCE d. 28 Oct 1719 (Eastham MA) - 6. Nathaniel bapt 2 Sep 1629 d. 1629 - 7. Mary b. aft 1635 (MA) 1653 Edward PERRY

Indisputably Edmund helped to establish the wonderful Cape Cod town of Sandwich MA in what is now Barnstable County. He migrated from England aboard the Abigail in 1635 where the ship's manifest list him as age 45 and travelling with his wife Elizabeth and children Alice (age 17), Edmund (age 15), Elizabeth (age 12) and John (age 8). The family first went to what is now Lynn where he is recorded in in 1635. He also appeared in Plymouth (where he was made a freeman 2 Jan 1637) and in Duxbury records before finally moving to Sandwich (his grant for the settlement of Sandwich was given by the king and was dated 3 Apr 1637). He was the first English settler on Cape Cod and served as assistant governor to the Colonial Governor (William Bradford) seven consecutive terms beginning in 1640. Other public offices that he was known to have held included membership on the Council of War in 1642 and Deputy to the General Court in 1646. His two sons who survived to manhood both married daughters of Governor Thomas PRENCE (who's wife was Mayflower daughter Patience BREWSTER). The Tolland & Windham book says that he "continued to hold public office and exert a wide influence up to the time of his death" and that he was "buried on his own land on the hill at the rear of his dwelling".

Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman - 1875; Sandwich MA Vital Records; Our Family Museum: A Collection of Family History Notes

Edmond was generally recognized as disfavoring the church and legislative censure and coercion of the Quakers. He was said to have sympathized with them, and that his views were too liberal for the times. Edmond, after having been a Maglstrate or assistant to the Governor for several years, was permanently dropped at the next election, and some said it was because of his theological tolerance.

It was in the year 1658 that the "Monthly Meeting" of the Quakers was established at Sandwich. Public opinion in this section in favor of the Quakers became so prevelant, and efforts to protect them from the harshness became so frequent that in June 1658 the Plymouth government appointed George Barlow as the state marshal for the locality. He was to coliect the fines and punish the offenders, but his unfairness only increased the resentment. Knowing the feelmg of the Freeman family toward the Quakers, George Barlow had the audacity to ask Edmond for aid in his duties, for which he received an indignant refusal. This prompted Barlow to make a complaint at court for which Edmond was fined ten shillings.

At one court in 1661 the fines amounted to 150 pounds for the attendance at Quaker meetings, and for refusing to take the oath of fidelity. One list of fines imposed upon nineteen Quakers in and a-round Sandwich for this period showed a total of 660 pounds, of which over 89 pounds was paid by Edward Perry. In March 1676 Edward Perry proclaimed that he had received a message from God, saying that the sufferings of New England were caused by general sin and by the persecution of the Quakers, and demanded that this message be published by the governments of Plymouth and Massachusetts.

Edmond's wife Elizabeth died on 14 February 1675-76 and was buried on the hill of the Freeman farm. It is said that Edmond and his sons placed a large stone which in shape resembled a pillion, as a monument for her grave Another, longer stone was placed nearby, which was similar in form to a saddle. These two large stones are known as "the saddle and pillion", and family tradition tells us that they reminded Edmond of the early years in Sandwich when he and Elizabeth traveled by horseback over the fields of their farm. Edmond Freeman died in 1682 and was buried beside Elizabeth and the longer stone, "the saddle", was placed over his grave.

At one time these graves were encircled by a stone fence, remnants of which were still visible in the late 1800's. The beautiful bronze tablets which are presently on these stone monuments were placed there on 22 August 1910 by members of the Freeman family, descendants of Edmond. The photographs of these monuments on page five are by courtesy of Stanley C. Freeman.

ref: Freeman Genealogy; Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines; Planters of the Commonwealth by Charles E.Banks
Source: "Freeman Families of Nova Scotia" FHL Book area US/CAN 929.271 F877f v.1

CHRISTENING: In the parish records the son and father's names were spelled "Edwarde".

Elizabeth RAYNIER [scrapbook]-222 was born in 1612 in Shipley, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 14 Feb 1675/1676 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 2, 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:248) Edmond FREEMAN-903 on 10 Aug 1632 in Shipley, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Marriage to Edmond found in Shipley, Sussex church records FHL film #1364166.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary FREEMAN-1242 was born about 1636. She died on 5 Nov 1688.

William MERRIAM [Parents]-223 was born about 1628 in of Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 May 1689 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 1 on 22 May 1689 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married (MRIN:249) Elizabeth BREED-1757 in 1653 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
JONES, Anna
, Sarah

Elizabeth BREED-1757. Elizabeth married (MRIN:249) William MERRIAM-223 in 1653 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.


William MERRIAM [Parents]-223 was born about 1628 in of Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 May 1689 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 1 on 22 May 1689 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 2 (MRIN:250) Anna JONES-1758 on 11 Oct 1676.

Other marriages:
BREED, Elizabeth
, Sarah

Anna JONES-1758. Anna married 1 (MRIN:250) William MERRIAM-223 on 11 Oct 1676.

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