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


Joshua FULLER [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 16 Feb 1654 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 27 Jun 1752 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joshua married Mary BUCKMINSTER on 19 Jul 1742 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
GRIGGS, Hannah
WARD, Elizabeth

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson

19 Jul 1742 to Mary Buckminster, widow of
Dana, in her 88th year. Last 2 marriages were in Newton,MA.


Hannah (Griggs) Raynsford married Joshua Fuller by 1697 when the first of their three known daughters was born, On 2 Oct. 1706 Joshua Fuller of Cambridge conveyed to his "loving brother, Jeremiah Fuller of Newton," for £60, land "of our hon'd father John Fuller, late of Newtown, dec'd.," and Hannah Fuller surrendered her dower right (witnessed by Joseph Fuller and John Staples, recorded 30 June 1712, Middlesex Deeds, 16:216). Hannah also joined in two deeds Joshua Fuller made 18 Feb. 1714/5 to Benjamin Dana of Cambridge (both recorded 13 April 1722, ibid., 22:60, 66), and in one made 6 Sept. 1716 to Gershom Beals of Newton (recorded 14 Sept. 1720, ibid., 21:186). On 19 April 1706 Joshua Fuller and Hannah his wife and Edward Raynsford and Abigail his wife, all of New Cambridge, Middlesex Co., deeded to Deborah Man of Boston, widow, for £62-10s. land "at the end of Boston" bound east on land formerly belonging to Elder Edward Raynsford, dec d., and northwest on land of the widow Silence Eliot. Joshua and Hannah Fuller (she signed by mark) acknowledged 19 Sept. 1706 while Edward and Abigail Raynsford acknowledged 24 April 1707. On 12 Oct. 1712 Edward and David Raynsford of Newton, weavers, sold Henry Wright of Boston, bricklayer, for £110, land in the south end of Boston bound on Essex Street, and lands late of Edward Taylor, dec d., Joseph Elliot, dec d., and Solomon Raynsford, dec d. Edward s wife Abigail relinquished her dower rights, and all acknowledged same date (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 23:115, 26:253).

Joshua Fuller married at Cambridge, 19 July 1742, as his third wife Mary Buckminster. The entry notes that Joshua was in his 88th year, his bride in her 75th year, and that she was then widow of Benjamin Dana (Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 [Boston, 1914-1915], 2:154). Joshua's death is recorded at Newton, 27 June 1752,aged 98 (Newton VRs, 449). Priscilla R. Ritter and Thelma Fleishman's, Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779: A Biographical Directory (Boston, 1982), 36-37, fails to include Hannah among the wives of this Joshua Fuller, though she is so noted by Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, and Paige, History of Cambridge.
The will of Joshua Fuller of Cambridge, yeoman, made 15 Jan. 1741/2, left £5 each to Elezr. Ward, Jonathan Shepard, Nath ll Shepard, Joshua Child and Joshua Gearfield "whom I brought up & lived with me," 40 shillings each to Nath ll. Pond, Isaac Danee, and Jonathan Morse "who lived with me" (all to be paid in bills of credit), left "to Edward Ransford a Copper Kettle, & to David Ransford a Silver cup which they each of them have already Received," and directed the balance of his estate be divided in equal shares, one each to "my beloved Children & Grandchildren hereafter named, viz., my daughters Elizabeth Allen, Hannah Cook, Experience Child, Abigail Gearfield and Ruth Chennery, and to the surviving children of my beloved daughter Sarah Parke. also my grandchild Eliz h. Cady the daughter of my beloved daughter Mercy Cady, dec d." He named Samuel Jackson, Esq., of Newton and "my sons-in-law Stephen Cook & Joseph Gearfield" as executors, but on 3 Dec. 1742 substituted Thomas Sparrowhawk, Esq., "instead of Sam Il. Jackson, Esq., this day dec d." (Middlesex Co. Probate #8765).

Mary BUCKMINSTER was born about 1667. Mary married Joshua FULLER on 19 Jul 1742 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson


John GRIGGS [Parents] was born 1 in 1622 in Boxted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 23 Jan 1691/1692 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4, 5, 6 Mary PATTEN on 11 Nov 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

John, b. Ca. 1622, d. in Roxbury, 23 Jan. 1691/2 (Vital Records of Roxbury, Mass., vol. 2, p. 540; mar. there, 11 Nov. 1662 (ibid.. p. 182). MARY PATTIN, daughter of William and Mary, b. ca. 1638, d. after 1674: issue 4 children.

Mary PATTEN [Parents] 1 was born in BET 1632 AND 1634 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1674 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2, 3, 4, 5 John GRIGGS on 11 Nov 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Cambridge or Newton (same place)

They had the following children.

  M i
John GRIGGS was born on 10 Aug 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 1 on 10 Aug 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii John GRIGGS was christened on 27 Mar 1658/1659. He died in 1723.
  F iii Mary GRIGGS was christened on 27 Jan 1658/1659.
  F iv Hannah GRIGGS was born on 23 Oct 1659. She died on 28 Nov 1739.
  F v Abigail GRIGGS was christened on 22 Sep 1661. She died on 28 Jan 1714/1715.
  vi
GRIGGS was born 1 about 1663 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. GRIGGS died 2 on 21 Jul 1663.
  M vii
George GRIGGS was christened 1 on 18 Jul 1664 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 10 Jan 1724/1725 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  F viii Sarah GRIGGS was born on 9 Aug 1666. She died on 15 Nov 1738.
  M ix James GRIGGS was christened on 17 Dec 1671. He died in 1752.
  F x
Ruth GRIGGS was christened 1 on 27 May 1673 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 28 Sep 1673.

David RAINSFORD [Parents] was born 1 in Aug 1644 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. David married 2, 3 Hannah GRIGGS about 1683 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

David was baptized 4 on 1 Sep 1644 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Abigail

BAPTISM: "being about 3 days old"

Hannah GRIGGS [Parents] was born 1 on 23 Oct 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened 2 on 23 Oct 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 28 Nov 1739 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 4, 5 David RAINSFORD about 1683 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FULLER, Joshua

widow of Rainsford


Joseph GARFIELD. Joseph married 1 Abigail FULLER on 3 Dec 1718 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail FULLER [Parents] was born 1 about 1697 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 23 Apr 1774. Abigail married 2 Joseph GARFIELD on 3 Dec 1718 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Ebenezer CHINERY. Ebenezer married Ruth FULLER in 1721.

Ruth FULLER [Parents] was born 1 on 14 Nov 1702 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ruth married Ebenezer CHINERY in 1721.


Edmond FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 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, 9 Bennet HODSOLL on 26 Jun 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
RAYNIER, Elizabeth

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".

Bennet HODSOLL [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 23 Aug 1596 in All Saints Barking. London, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3, 4, 5 on 12 Apr 1630 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Bennet married 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Edmond FREEMAN on 26 Jun 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice FREEMAN was christened on 4 Apr 1619. She died on 24 Apr 1651.
  M ii Edmund FREEMAN Jr was christened on 26 Nov 1620. He died on 29 Mar 1673.
  F iii
Bennett FREEMAN 1 was christened 2 on 20 Jan 1621/1622 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 in BET 28 NOV 1633 AND 13 JAN 1633/4 in England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Elizabeth FREEMAN was christened on 11 Apr 1624. She died on 24 Jun 1692.
  M v Major John FREEMAN was christened on 28 Jan 1626/1627. He died on 28 Oct 1719.
  M vi
Nathaniel FREEMAN [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 2 Sep 1629 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 12 Sep 1629 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Edmund FREEMAN Jr [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1, 2 on 26 Nov 1620 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died on 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried on 8 Apr 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Edmund married 3, 4 Rebecca PRENCE on 22 Apr 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PERRY, Margaret

Edmund FREEMAN bapt. 26 Nov 1620 St. Mary's, Pulborough Essex England; married: (1) 22 Apr 1646 Rebecca PRENCE (2) 18 Jul 1651 Margaret PERRY in Sandwich MA; died: 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich MA; buried at Plymouth MA; Son of Edmund FREEMAN and Elizabeth

Children with Rebecca PRENCE:
1. Patience - 2. Rebecca b. (Sandwich MA)
with Margaret PERRY:
3. Margaret b. 2 Oct 1652 - 4. Edmund b. 5 Oct 1655 in Sandwich MA m. bef 1683 Sarah in Sandwich MA d. 18 May 1720 in Sandwich MA - 5. Alice b. 29 Mar 1658 (Sandwich MA) - 6. Rachel b. 4 Sep 1659 (Sandwich MA) m. John LANDERS - 7.
Sarah b. 6 Feb 1662 (Sandwich MA) m. 6 Jan 1695 Richard LANDERS - 8. Deborah b. 9 Aug 1665 (Sandwich MA) m. Thomas LANDERS

The Sandwich vital records record both marriages: "Edmond ffreeman jru & Rebecca Prence marryed the xxiith of Aprill 1646 ... Edmond ffreman juniour and Margaret Perry wer maried the 18th of July Anno.Dom 1651". Edmond served as a Deputy to the General Court in 1669 and was prominent in local affairs.

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

Marriage Source: FHL Number 775836 "Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

Rebecca PRENCE 1 was born 2 on 22 May 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4 Edmund FREEMAN Jr on 22 Apr 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Patience FREEMAN was born about 1647. She died on 16 Apr 1738.
  F ii Rebecca FREEMAN was born about 1649. She died on 16 Apr 1738.

John FISH was born 1 on 13 Apr 1651 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 8 Mar 1729/1730 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Margaret FREEMAN about 1678.

Margaret FREEMAN [Parents] was born 1 on 2 Oct 1652 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 after 9 Jun 1705 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Margaret married 3 John FISH about 1678.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


Isaac POPE was born 1 about 1664 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Isaac married 2 Alice FREEMAN in 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Isaac had a will 3 on 19 Nov 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Alice FREEMAN [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 29 Mar 1658 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1755. Alice married 3 Isaac POPE in 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


John LANDERS [scrapbook] was born 1 on 2 Jan 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 4 Mar 1737 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2 Rachel FREEMAN about 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

John was also known as John Lounders.

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John Landers sen Died April the 15th Anno Domini 1737

Rachel FREEMAN [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 4 Sep 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 7 Oct 1709. Rachel married 3 John LANDERS about 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

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=top> M iv Joseph FULLER was born on 10 Feb 1652. He died on 5 Jan 1740.   M v Joshua FULLER was born on 16 Feb 1654. He died on 27 Jun 1752.   M vi Jeremiah FULLER was born on 4 Mar 1658/1659. He died on 23 Dec 1743.   F vii Bethia FULLER was born on 23 Nov 1661. She died in 1698.   M viii
Isaac FULLER was born 1 on 2 Dec 1665 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 6 Oct 1691 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

David RAINSFORD [Parents] was born 1 in Aug 1644 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1691 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. David married 2, 3 Hannah GRIGGS about 1683 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

David was baptized 4 on 1 Sep 1644 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Abigail

BAPTISM: "being about 3 days old"

Hannah GRIGGS [Parents] was born 1 on 23 Oct 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened 2 on 23 Oct 1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 28 Nov 1739 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 4, 5 David RAINSFORD about 1683 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FULLER, Joshua

widow of Rainsford


John GRIGGS [Parents] was born 1 in 1622 in Boxted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 23 Jan 1691/1692 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4, 5, 6 Mary PATTEN on 11 Nov 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

John, b. Ca. 1622, d. in Roxbury, 23 Jan. 1691/2 (Vital Records of Roxbury, Mass., vol. 2, p. 540; mar. there, 11 Nov. 1662 (ibid.. p. 182). MARY PATTIN, daughter of William and Mary, b. ca. 1638, d. after 1674: issue 4 children.

Mary PATTEN [Parents] 1 was born in BET 1632 AND 1634 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1674 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2, 3, 4, 5 John GRIGGS on 11 Nov 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Cambridge or Newton (same place)

They had the following children.

  M i
John GRIGGS was born on 10 Aug 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 1 on 10 Aug 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii John GRIGGS was christened on 27 Mar 1658/1659. He died in 1723.
  F iii Mary GRIGGS was christened on 27 Jan 1658/1659.
  F iv Hannah GRIGGS was born on 23 Oct 1659. She died on 28 Nov 1739.
  F v Abigail GRIGGS was christened on 22 Sep 1661. She died on 28 Jan 1714/1715.
  vi
GRIGGS was born 1 about 1663 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. GRIGGS died 2 on 21 Jul 1663.
  M vii
George GRIGGS was christened 1 on 18 Jul 1664 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 10 Jan 1724/1725 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  F viii Sarah GRIGGS was born on 9 Aug 1666. She died on 15 Nov 1738.
  M ix James GRIGGS was christened on 17 Dec 1671. He died in 1752.
  F x
Ruth GRIGGS was christened 1 on 27 May 1673 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 28 Sep 1673.

Joseph GARFIELD. Joseph married 1 Abigail FULLER on 3 Dec 1718 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail FULLER [Parents] was born 1 about 1697 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 23 Apr 1774. Abigail married 2 Joseph GARFIELD on 3 Dec 1718 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Ebenezer CHINERY. Ebenezer married Ruth FULLER in 1721.

Ruth FULLER [Parents] was born 1 on 14 Nov 1702 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ruth married Ebenezer CHINERY in 1721.


Edmund FREEMAN Jr [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1, 2 on 26 Nov 1620 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died on 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried on 8 Apr 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Edmund married 3, 4 Rebecca PRENCE on 22 Apr 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PERRY, Margaret

Edmund FREEMAN bapt. 26 Nov 1620 St. Mary's, Pulborough Essex England; married: (1) 22 Apr 1646 Rebecca PRENCE (2) 18 Jul 1651 Margaret PERRY in Sandwich MA; died: 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich MA; buried at Plymouth MA; Son of Edmund FREEMAN and Elizabeth

Children with Rebecca PRENCE:
1. Patience - 2. Rebecca b. (Sandwich MA)
with Margaret PERRY:
3. Margaret b. 2 Oct 1652 - 4. Edmund b. 5 Oct 1655 in Sandwich MA m. bef 1683 Sarah in Sandwich MA d. 18 May 1720 in Sandwich MA - 5. Alice b. 29 Mar 1658 (Sandwich MA) - 6. Rachel b. 4 Sep 1659 (Sandwich MA) m. John LANDERS - 7.
Sarah b. 6 Feb 1662 (Sandwich MA) m. 6 Jan 1695 Richard LANDERS - 8. Deborah b. 9 Aug 1665 (Sandwich MA) m. Thomas LANDERS

The Sandwich vital records record both marriages: "Edmond ffreeman jru & Rebecca Prence marryed the xxiith of Aprill 1646 ... Edmond ffreman juniour and Margaret Perry wer maried the 18th of July Anno.Dom 1651". Edmond served as a Deputy to the General Court in 1669 and was prominent in local affairs.

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

Marriage Source: FHL Number 775836 "Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

Rebecca PRENCE 1 was born 2 on 22 May 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4 Edmund FREEMAN Jr on 22 Apr 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Patience FREEMAN was born about 1647. She died on 16 Apr 1738.
  F ii Rebecca FREEMAN was born about 1649. She died on 16 Apr 1738.

Edmond FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 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, 9 Bennet HODSOLL on 26 Jun 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
RAYNIER, Elizabeth

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".

Bennet HODSOLL [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 23 Aug 1596 in All Saints Barking. London, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3, 4, 5 on 12 Apr 1630 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Bennet married 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Edmond FREEMAN on 26 Jun 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice FREEMAN was christened on 4 Apr 1619. She died on 24 Apr 1651.
  M ii Edmund FREEMAN Jr was christened on 26 Nov 1620. He died on 29 Mar 1673.
  F iii
Bennett FREEMAN 1 was christened 2 on 20 Jan 1621/1622 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 in BET 28 NOV 1633 AND 13 JAN 1633/4 in England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Elizabeth FREEMAN was christened on 11 Apr 1624. She died on 24 Jun 1692.
  M v Major John FREEMAN was christened on 28 Jan 1626/1627. He died on 28 Oct 1719.
  M vi
Nathaniel FREEMAN [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 2 Sep 1629 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 12 Sep 1629 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

John FISH was born 1 on 13 Apr 1651 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 8 Mar 1729/1730 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Margaret FREEMAN about 1678.

Margaret FREEMAN [Parents] was born 1 on 2 Oct 1652 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 after 9 Jun 1705 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Margaret married 3 John FISH about 1678.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


Isaac POPE was born 1 about 1664 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Isaac married 2 Alice FREEMAN in 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Isaac had a will 3 on 19 Nov 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Alice FREEMAN [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 29 Mar 1658 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1755. Alice married 3 Isaac POPE in 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


John LANDERS [scrapbook] was born 1 on 2 Jan 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 4 Mar 1737 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2 Rachel FREEMAN about 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

John was also known as John Lounders.

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John Landers sen Died April the 15th Anno Domini 1737

Rachel FREEMAN [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 4 Sep 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 7 Oct 1709. Rachel married 3 John LANDERS about 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

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