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


John HEYWOOD [Parents] 1 was born about 1612 in Stepney, London, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 17 Jan 1700/1701 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4, 5, 6 Sarah SIMONDS on 30 Nov 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

John worked 7 as Constable & Tailor about 1664 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
ADKINSON, Rebecca

He immigrated on 26-Mar-1634 to Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts; aboard the ship Planter. On 1670 licensed issued keep and in or ordinary for lodging and to sell beer. In 1670 John Heywood was listed as a freeman. On 1672 licensed issued keep and in or ordinary for lodging and to sell beer. He held the position of constable in Jun-1676. "Concord this 13:June 1676"

"Honord Gouernor Leuert
"Inasmuch as heare has bin a sad accident befallen us through the ocation of nedglegent persons; which had trust Imposed to them; to keep sentery over three old squas & one papoose, these watchmen fell all asleep, and in the meanetime ye squas made theire escape; from them; which may produce a greate deale of damage to us yt are resident in Concord; because we are affraid they are aquainted with ye Condition of or towne, & what quantyty of men we have gon out; & which way they are gone; which may prove very obstructive to or army in their design; we had a Capt: appoynted over the magaseine; which I thought to be suffitient to give a Charge to 12 men; to keep senternalls over three old squas; I hope yor honor will be pleased to take it into Consideration & send us some more strength to suport us from or enimies; for we are in dayly fear; yt they will make an asault on or towne; So hopeing yor honor Cannot Impute any Blame to him; who wish to yor honor ye best yt may be: by yor honors most Humble Servant

John Haywood;
Constall."
(Mass. Archives, 113-193.).


The surname Heywood is distinct from Haywood, Hayward and Howard, although the spelling of each in every possible way makes it difficult not to confuse the families, especially where Heywards, Howards and Heywoods were living in the same town. The derivation of the name Heywood is given in a pedigree prepared by Peter John Heywood, of Whitehaven, England, in 1781, and published in “Hunter's Life and Times of Oliver Heywood,” who was a non-conformist clergyman of note in the days of Charles I. The pedigree runs back to the year 1164, a period when sur­names were beginning to come into use in the mother country. The earliest authentic document containing the name of Heywood, or its prototype, is a title deed still preserved for a tract of land in Lancashire, from one Adame de Burgo or de Bury, who held the Knight's fee to a large section of territory in the vicinity to Peter de Ey-wood, that is “of wooded island.” The latter was the reputed founder of the Heywood family in England, from which the American family is descended. This estate remained in the possession of the descendants of Peter Heywood more than five hundred years, or until 1717, when Robert Heywood sold it to John Starkey of Rochdale, whose grandson, James Starkey, dying intestate, allowed the place to pass into the hands of the Crown. It is now an attractive public park, having been donated for that purpose by Queen Victoria. The English line from this Peter Heywood is traced in an unbroken line to the emigrant in America. James and John Heywood, both about twenty-two years old, brothers, came together in the ship, “Planter,” in 1636. They were both certified from Stepney Parish, London. James Heyvood settled in Charlestown, and later went to Woburn, where he died November 20, 1642.


From THE HEYWOOD HISTORY
John Heywood of Concord, Massachusetts
Compiled by Frieda Heywood Massara
http://go.to/heywoods

It is presumed that he must have been married before his marriage to Rebecca, because the founders of Concord frowned upon unmarried men. No such record has been found. He was 44 at the time of his marriage to Rebecca, which was quite old for first marriage in those days. Perhaps he lived in another community before he came to Concord, however, according to "The Social Circle Memoirs" 1st series Page 112, John Heywood came to Concord before 1650 and was one of the first settlers of the town.

John kept an ordinary (inn) for which he had a license. According to the book, "Concord in Colonial Times" by C.H. Walcott published in 1884, Page 139, John Heywood "was allowed to keep a house of entertainment for strangers, for lodging and to sell beer and cider." The year was 1670. In 1672, John renewed his license and had liberty to retail strong waters to the travelers and sick people.

John took the Freeman's Oath in 1670.

13 June 1676, John was made a Constable of Concord.

He is mentioned as an heir to part of the estate of William Allan, who married Susanna Atkinson, widow of Thomas Atkinson. His wife's sisters Susanna and Hannah Atkinson were the other heirs.

Cutler and Adams in their "Genealogies and Personal Memoirs", Vol. III, Page 1820 mention a third wife, Priscilla; however, I have found nothing to substantiate this.

Origens of the Name:
Hayward, Heyward:
"The original duties of the hayward seem to have been to protect the fences round the Lammas lands when enclosed for hay, hence his name (OE) hegeweard 'guardian of the fence or hedge'. This...was a dead hedge easily erected and removed, forming an enclosure (OE [ge]haeg) from which, to judge from the early and regular variation between heiward and haiward, and from his more general duties or preventing cattle from breaking through into the enclosed fields and growing crops, the hayward seem also to have been called (ge)haegweard 'enclosure-protector'.

In the Parish Register of Horringer (Suffolk) c1670-80 Hayward is regularly written Howard, and in the Walthamstow Toni court-rolls from 1678 to 1882 the marshbaley is often called the hayward or howard, so that some of our Howards were probably Haywards."

Haywood, Heywood, Heawood, Highwood:
"From Haywood (UK: Hereford, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire) or Heywood (UK: Lancashire, Wiltshire) or from numerous minor places."

[excerpt from Oxford Dictionary of English Surnames, Reaney & Wilson, pub. OUP 1997]

Sarah SIMONDS [Parents] was born 1 on 28 Jul 1644 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 19 Sep 1692 in Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2, 3, 4, 5 John HEYWOOD on 30 Nov 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Judith HEYWOOD was born on 13 Jan 1666. She died on 14 Nov 1724.
  F ii Sarah HEYWOOD was born on 30 Aug 1666. She died on 9 Feb 1741.
  F iii Mary HEYWOOD was born on 3 Nov 1669. She died on 21 Mar 1742/1743.
  F iv Abigail HEYWOOD was born on 4 Apr 1672.
  M v William HEYWOOD was born on 17 Apr 1674. He died in 1740.
  F vi
Huldah HEYWOOD was born 1 on 17 Sep 1676 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1744.
  M vii James HEYWOOD was born on 27 Nov 1678.
  M viii
Joseph HEYWOOD was born 1, 2 on 3 Nov 1680 in of Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ix Benjamin HEYWOOD was born on 17 Mar 1682/1683. He died on 4 Jan 1763.
  M x
Thomas HEYWOOD was born 1 on 16 Jul 1686 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M xi
Edmund HEYWOOD was born 1 on 31 Jul 1689 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

William SIMMONDS. William married Sarah BALDWIN in 1718.

Sarah BALDWIN [Parents] was born 1 on 28 Dec 1690 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 13 Sep 1739. Sarah married William SIMMONDS in 1718.


Joseph BROWN. Joseph married Mary BALDWIN.

Mary BALDWIN [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Dec 1692 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married Joseph BROWN.


Unk WYMAN. Unk married Ruth BALDWIN.

Ruth BALDWIN [Parents] was born 1 on 18 Apr 1699 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 20 Sep 1778 in Pelham, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, United States. Ruth married Unk WYMAN.

Other marriages:
WYMAN, Joseph


Joseph WYMAN was born 1 on 1 Nov 1695 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1772 in Pelham, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, United States. Joseph married Ruth BALDWIN about 1722.

Ruth BALDWIN [Parents] was born 1 on 18 Apr 1699 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 20 Sep 1778 in Pelham, Hillsboro, New Hampshire, United States. Ruth married Joseph WYMAN about 1722.

Other marriages:
WYMAN, Unk


Joseph JOHNSON [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 9 Feb 1702 in of Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 3 Elizabeth BALDWIN on 8 May 1734 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Given name may be Josiah

Elizabeth BALDWIN [Parents] was born 1 on 21 Sep 1702 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 2 Joseph JOHNSON on 8 May 1734 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


James THOMPSON. James married Abigail BALDWIN on 9 Jan 1729.

Abigail BALDWIN [Parents] was born 1 on 15 Apr 1705 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married James THOMPSON on 9 Jan 1729.


John BALDWIN [Parents] was born 1 on 21 Jan 1708 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 24 Oct 1738 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Sarah HILL on 4 May 1726 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah HILL. Sarah married 1 John BALDWIN on 4 May 1726 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


William BALDWIN [Parents] was born 1 on 15 Sep 1710 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 21 Dec 1762 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married Mary FARMER on 23 Sep 1741.

Mary FARMER. Mary married William BALDWIN on 23 Sep 1741.


Ephraim KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 31 Aug 1660 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 2 on 26 May 1661 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 25 Sep 1724 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ephraim married 4 Elizabeth CARY on 1 Jun 1724 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
CROSBY, Rachel

Extracted

Elizabeth CARY. Elizabeth married 1 Ephraim KIDDER on 1 Jun 1724 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States.

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