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


Samuel RICE [Parents]-305 was christened 1 on 12 Nov 1634 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 25 Feb 1685 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Samuel married 2 (MRIN:331) Mary DIX-1306 in Sep 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
KING, Elizabeth
WHITE, Sarah

Mary DIX [Parents]-1306 was born 1 on 2 May 1639 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 18 Jun 1678 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2 (MRIN:331) Samuel RICE-305 in Sep 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BROWNE, Abraham


Samuel RICE [Parents]-305 was christened 1 on 12 Nov 1634 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 25 Feb 1685 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Samuel married 2 (MRIN:332) Sarah WHITE-1825 on 13 Dec 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
KING, Elizabeth
DIX, Mary

Sarah WHITE-1825. Sarah married 1 (MRIN:332) Samuel RICE-305 on 13 Dec 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


James ALDOUS [Parents] [scrapbook]-2630 was born on 22 Jun 1777 in of Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 22 Jun 1777 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 14 Jun 1862 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. James married 1 (MRIN:333) Mary Ann PAGE-2631 on 4 Jun 1805 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
BURTON, Lydia

James Aldous was born in the village of Laxfield, Suffolk, England, and christened in the parish church on 22 June 1777. Within a few years after this his parents, Samuel and Margaret, moved their family to the nearby town of Cratfield. James grew up in this vicinity, and in the process learned the carpenters trade from his father.

At Kelsale, a village about seven miles from Cratfield and Laxfield, on an early summer day (4 June) in the year 1805, James and his sweetheart, Mary Page, a Kelsale girl, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, were married. James was twenty-eight years of age and Mary was twenty-four.

This marriage was blessed with fourteen children: eight boys and six girls. Seven of these children died before they were five months old. Four others passed away at the ages of eight, thirteen, twenty, and fifteen, leaving three of the fourteen children. Only these three Robert, Angelina, and George, lived to marry, both of the Sons learning the carpenter's trade from their father.

James had received no formal education (at least we may assume this, as he signed his name with a mark), but was able to send his sons to school, and they received all the education that the common schools of the vicinity offered.

James and Mary Aldous were in good financial circumstances, James occupying, as a carpenter, the position of chief steward to the Reverend L. R. Brown, this being the responsibility for the church owned lands, the products of which provided for the poor of the parish. (O. F. Whitney, in his “History of Utah,” Vol. 4, p. 433, says that James held this position after his move to Huntingdonshire, but the Vicar at Kelsale while the Aldous family was there was “L. Brown,” so James probably did this at Kelsale.)

James was an excellent craftsman, a “Carpenter Master,” and an even better position than the one he held beckoned him to Fenstanton, in Huntingdonshire, approximately eighty-five miles distant from Kelsale, and the family moved in about 1828 or 29. Here Robert and George continued to work with their father, even after their marriages, Robert's in 1835 and George's in 1845.

In 1841 Mary died, and was taken back to Kelsale for burial. James remained a widower until 14 March 1847, when he married again at the age of sixty, this new wife being a local widow and fifty years of age.

James continued to be active as a carpenter for several more years, but in about 1855 became increasingly troubled by an “asthma” condition, and after seven more years, died at the age of 85, and is buried at Kelsale.

(References: Laxfield, Cratfield, and Kelsale, Suffolk, Parish Registers; Death and Marriage certificates; 1851 census Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire; “History of Utah,” by Orson F. Whitney, Vol. 4, p.433.)

Mary Ann PAGE [Parents]-2631 was born in 1781 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 8 Jul 1781 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died on 17 Sep 1844 in of Fenstanton, Huntingdon, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 17 Sep 1844 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 1 (MRIN:333) James ALDOUS-2630 on 4 Jun 1805 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Orson F. Whitney, History of Utah, Vol. 4, p.433

They had the following children.

  F i
Charlotte Ann ALDOUS-1358 was born on 22 Jul 1805 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 15 Oct 1818.
  M ii
Charles William ALDOUS-950 was born on 27 Jul 1806 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 9 Oct 1806.
  M iii
John Henry ALDOUS-722 was born on 16 Aug 1807 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 16 Aug 1807 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 2 Dec 1807. He was buried on 2 Dec 1807.
  F iv
Betsy Marie ALDOUS-1100 was born on 19 May 1809 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 30 Aug 1829.
  F v
Sarah Dodd ALDOUS-1099 was born on 22 May 1810 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 24 Aug 1818.
  M vi
John Page ALDOUS-1103 was born on 15 May 1811 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 4 Sep 1811.
  M vii Robert Frederick ALDOUS-2626 was born on 17 Jul 1812. He died on 24 Aug 1896.
  M viii
William ALDOUS-306 was born on 22 Aug 1813 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 27 Feb 1829.
  F ix
Mary Matilda ALDOUS-1149 was born on 5 Oct 1814 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 27 Nov 1814.
  F x
Mary Ann ALDOUS-1343 was born on 15 Oct 1815 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 12 Nov 1815.
  M xi
Edward ALDOUS-1258 was born on 14 Sep 1817 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 3 Nov 1817.
  M xii
Edgar ALDOUS-973 was born on 29 Jul 1819 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 18 Aug 1819.
  F xiii Angelina ALDOUS-808 was born on 8 Feb 1821.
  M xiv George ALDOUS-804 was born on 18 Sep 1822. He died on 1 Feb 1905.

Benjamin RICE [Parents]-307 was christened 1, 2 on 31 May 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 19 Dec 1713 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married 4 (MRIN:334) Mary BROWN-1829 on 2 Jun 1661 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CHAMBERLAIN, Mary
BEERS, Mary

Mary BROWN-1829. Mary married 1 (MRIN:334) Benjamin RICE-307 on 2 Jun 1661 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Benjamin RICE [Parents]-307 was christened 1, 2 on 31 May 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 19 Dec 1713 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married 4 (MRIN:335) Mary CHAMBERLAIN-1832 on 1 Apr 1691 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Mary
BEERS, Mary

Mary CHAMBERLAIN-1832. Mary married 1 (MRIN:335) Benjamin RICE-307 on 1 Apr 1691 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Benjamin RICE [Parents]-307 was christened 1, 2 on 31 May 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 19 Dec 1713 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married (MRIN:336) Mary BEERS-1833.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Mary
CHAMBERLAIN, Mary

Mary BEERS-1833. Mary married (MRIN:336) Benjamin RICE-307.


Samuel WELLES-1834 was born 1 on 13 Apr 1660 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, British Colonial America. He died 2, 3, 4 on 28 Aug 1731 in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. He was buried 5 in 1731 in Glastonbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. Samuel married 6 (MRIN:337) Ruth RICE-308 on 20 Jun 1683 in Connecticut, British Colonial America.

Ruth RICE [Parents]-308 was born 1, 2, 3 on 29 Sep 1659 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4, 5 on 30 Mar 1742 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried 6 in Mar 1742 in Green Cemetery, Glastonbury, Hartford, Colony of Connecticut, British Colonial America. Ruth married 7 (MRIN:337) Samuel WELLES-1834 on 20 Jun 1683 in Connecticut, British Colonial America.


John MOORE 1, 2-309 was born on 18 Jun 1592 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 6 Jan 1673/1674 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 5, 6 (MRIN:338) Elizabeth RICE-4960 on 27 Nov 1633 in Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Elizabeth


Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham Came on the "Planter" in 1635

Elizabeth RICE [Parents]-4960 was christened 1 on 18 Nov 1612 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 14 Dec 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 3, 4 (MRIN:338) John MOORE-309 on 27 Nov 1633 in Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Anna MOORE-4961 was christened 1 on 12 Oct 1634 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Richard MOORE-4962 was born about 1636/1637 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 7 Nov 1640 in Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
William MOORE-311 was born in 1639 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 25 Aug 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 25 Mar 1688 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv Mary MOORE-313 was born on 8 Sep 1641. She died on 10 Jan 1702/1703.
  F v Lydia MOORE-314 was born on 24 Jun 1643. She died on 23 Nov 1723.
  M vi Jacob MOORE-315 was born on 28 Apr 1645. He died on 23 Mar 1715/1716.
  M vii Joseph MOORE-316 was born on 21 Oct 1647. He died on 2 Jan 1725/1726.
  M viii Benjamin MOORE-318 was born on 13 Dec 1648. He died on 29 Oct 1729.
  F ix
Elizabeth MOORE-4963 was born 1 on 10 Jan 1649/1650 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Nehemiah BESSEY [Parents]-312 was born 1 about 1643. Nehemiah married 2 (MRIN:339) Mary RANSON-5749 about 1680 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Found on page 51 of "Sandwich A Cape Cod Town" by R.A. Lovell, Jr. 3rd Ed.

Mary RANSON-5749. Mary married 1 (MRIN:339) Nehemiah BESSEY-312 about 1680 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.


Anthony BESSE 1, 2-925 was born 3 about 1609 in England, United Kingdom. He died 4 in 1657 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Anthony married 5 (MRIN:340) Jane-926 about 1638 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Born in England. Last name may be spelled Bessey. Came over in the James from London in 1636. Was many years a preacher to the Indians.

ANTHONY BESSEY'S WILL

"Anthony Bessey of Sandwidge" made his will 10 February, 1656, and it was proved, at Plymouth, 3 June, 1657, "on the oath of James Skiffe "Bequests were as follows:
To "Jane my wife three Cowes viz blacking Moose and Cherrey and three yearlings.... and one yearling steer that Dorkas my Daughter hath given unto Jane my wife; I give to her likewise my bed with the appurtenances"
To "Dorcas my Daughter two heifers formerly Desposed to her viz Nubbin and Spark and one more now which wee call younge moose;"
To "Ann my Daughter one heifer which wee call pretty"
To "Nehemiall my son one heifer formerly Desposed to him Called Coll:"
"I give the house and land now possessed by mee unto my two sonnes viz Nehemiah and David and two steers likewise to them both viz Burnett & Raven"
To "Nehemiah my gun and my Cutlas and my boats;" "all my wearing clothes.... should bee equally Devided betwixt my two sonnes and alsoe all the meadow I have"
To "my Daughter mary one heifer wee call browne;"
To "my Daughter Jane one heifer wee Call Daysey;"
To "my Daughter Elizabeth one ewe lambe which is in m, Edward Dillinghams hands;"
"for our Debts owing to others there is as much owing to us by others as will Discharge it the which I leave with my wife to receive and satis~ wher I owe; likewise incase my mother send any thinge over to mee as formerly shee hath Don that it bee Desposed of amonge my family in generall; flirthermore for any moveables not formerly mencioned as houshold stuffe or the like I leave it amongst the family untill my wife shall marry and then to bee Devided amongst my Children likwise my will is that soe longe as my wife remaines in her widdowhood to Injoy the benifitt of the house and land and Childrens Cattle untill they Come to age but incase shee marry then the five bigest to bee put forth and theire Cattle with them according to the Descretion of the overseers Moreover for the little one my wife goeth with that my wife give to it a portion if god give it life for the which I have given the more to my wife flirthermore I leave my wife the exequitor of this will; and my loveing flinds James Skiffe and Richard Bourne to bee overseers of this my will"

The witnesses were Richard Bourne and James Skiffe.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and inventories    p. 153

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COMMENTS: On 13 July 1635, "Anto Bessy," aged 26, was enrolled at London for passage to New England on the James [Hotten 107].
Although there is no record of the presence of Anthony Bessey in Lynn, we assume he resided there briefly, since several of his fellow passengers on the James made that their first residence.
On 5 March 1638/9, "Anthonie Bessie [was] presented for living alone disorderly, and afterwards for taking in an inmate without order" [PCR 1:118]. (Anthony Bessey was probably married about the time of this presentment.)
On 10 January or February 1661/2, Anna Bessey, Dorcas Bessey and Mary Bessey posted bond, promising "to appear at the Court to be holden at Plymouth the first Tuesday in March next, to answer for her unnatural and cruel carriages towards George Barlow, [their] father-in-law" [PCR 4:7]. On 4 March 1661/2, "Anna Bessey, for her cruel and unnatural practices towards her father-in-law, George Barlow, in chopping of him in the back, notwithstanding the odiousness of her fact, the Court, considering of some circumstances, viz:, her ingenious confession, together with her present condition, being with child, and some other particulars, have sentenced her to pay a fine of ten pounds, or to be publicly whipped at some other convenient time when her condition will admit thereof"; "Dorcas Bessey and Mary Bessey, for carriages of like nature towards their father-in-law, though not in so high a degreee, were both sentenced to sit in the stocks during the pleasure of the Court, which accordingly was performed"; "the younger, viz:, Mary Bessey, was sharply reproved by the Court, as being by her disobedience the occasioner of the evil abovementioned"; "G[e]org[e] Barlow and his wife were both severly reproved for their most ungodly living in contention with the other, and admonished to live otherwise" [PCR 4:10].
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1950 Mrs. John E. Barclay published an account of the family of Anthony Bessey; we have followed her judgment on the birth order of the children of the immigrant [TAG 26:193-95].
In 1965 Mrs. Florence Besse Ballantine compiled and edited Descendants of Anthony Besse, 1609-1656.
Source: The Great Migration Newsletter Online, by Robert Charles Anderson, vol. 13, Sep. 10, 2004

Jane 1, 2-926 was born about 1619 in Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1693. Jane married 3 (MRIN:340) Anthony BESSE-925 about 1638 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Jane had a will 4 on 6 Aug 1693 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Her will was probated 5 on 5 Oct 1693 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BARLOW, George

Surname may be Annable.

Anthony ANNABLE b.1599 in England d.1672 in Massachusetts married Jane MOMFORD  b.1600 in England d.1643 in Massachusetts parents of Jane ANNABLE b.1622 in Massachusetts d.1693 married Anthony BESSE.

They had the following children.

  F i Dorcas BESSE-628 was born in 1641. She died before Apr 1679.
  F ii
Ann BESSE-2344.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories
  M iii Nehemiah BESSEY-312 was born about 1643.
  M iv
David BESSE-3112.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories
  F v
Mary BESSE-3113.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories
  F vi
Jane BESSE-3114.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories
  F vii Elizabeth BESSE-3115.

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