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


Jeremiah FULLER [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 4 Mar 1658/1659 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 23 Dec 1743 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jeremiah married Thankful BIRD in 1724 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Mary

Thankful BIRD. Thankful married Jeremiah FULLER in 1724 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Jeremiah FULLER [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 4 Mar 1658/1659 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 23 Dec 1743 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jeremiah married Mary.

Other marriages:
BIRD, Thankful

Mary. Mary married Jeremiah FULLER.


Nathaneil BOND. Nathaneil married 1 Bethia FULLER on 27 Feb 1684/1685 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Bethia FULLER [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 23 Nov 1661 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 in 1698 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Bethia married 4 Nathaneil BOND on 27 Feb 1684/1685 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Mark WHITE.

He had the following children.

  M i John WHITE was born in 1510. He was buried on 1 Feb 1579/1580.

Thomas GRIGGS 1 was born 2 about 1585 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 23 May 1646 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 4, 5 Mary about 1615 in England, United Kingdom.

EARLY GRIGGS FAMILIES OF MASSACHUSETTS
By H. MINOT PITMAN, F.A.S.G. of Bronxvllle, New York

There were four Griggs families in and around Boston before 1640. So far as has been ascertained there was no connection between any of them. Something has been written about each one but in every account there have been omissions or errors. The purpose of this article is to correct these. The research on which this account is based has not been exhaustive in that only published material has been consulted.

THOMAS, b. 1619/20; d. probably unmarried before July 1655 since he was not mentioned in his father's will. Clarence Bowen's History ofWoodstock, Conn., vol. 6, p. 96, states that he married MARY____ and was buried in Roxbury 29 Nov. 1639. A footnote says that according to family records he d. 29 Nov. 1632. All these statements are in error. The person who was buried 29 Nov. 1659 was Mary, not Thomas Griggs (The Vital Records of Roxbury. vol. 2, p. 540), who was the wife of another Thomas Griggs of Roxbury, with which place the family of George Griggs had no connection. Obviously Thomas, son of George, could not have died in 1652 since he came to Boston three years later in 1635.

THOMAS GRIGGS of Roxbury, born perhaps about 1585, died in Roxbury, Mass., 23 May 1646 (Vital Records of Roxbury., Mass., vol. 2, p. 540) where he "lay in a long affliction of sickness and shined like gold in it, greatly magnifying his grace in Christ" (Boston Record Commissioners: Rox bury Church Records, p. 173). He married, first, about 1615, probably in England, MARY who died in Roxbury, Mass., 29 Nov. 1639 (Vital Records of Roxbury, Mass., vol. 2, p. 540). He married, secondly, in Roxbury, 26 Aug. 1640 (ibid., p. 182) Mary GREEN, probably widow of John Green who died in 1638/9. She married (3) in Roxbury, 8 June 1651, Jasper Rawlins.

Thomas Griggs was in Roxbury by 1636 when he owned twelve acres there.
It is suggested by J. W. Linzee, Jr., in his Ancestors and Descendants of Peter Parker and Sarah Ruggles, 1913, p. 475, that Thomas was a son of John and Martha Griggs of Boxted, co. Suffolk, England, born in 1585 whose ancestral chart is reproduced on page 475 from Joseph James Muskett's Suffolk Manorial Families, 1900, vol. 1, p. 265. However, there seems to be no proof whatever of the identity of the two Thomases. It might equally well be claimed that George, son of John and Martha Griggs of Boxted, given in the same chart as born in 1595, was the George, subject of the first part of this article. The age very nearly corresponds. The latter George, however, is given in the shipping list as of Landon, Bucks. A search of the wills or estates of John and Martha Griggs of Boxted might reveal the validity or falseness of either or both of these assumptions.

Clarence Bowen in his History of Woodstock, vol. 6, states that this Thomas Griggs was born in 1603 (which might well he) and that he came to New England in 1635. He claims also that Thomas  first wife was Grace Wells (not Mary ). This writer has been unable to determine the source of such statements, but, because much of Bowen s account of the Griggs families is erroneous, not much reliance can be placed on any of the statements about the Griggs families.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 123, July 1969,© New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, May 15, 2001

Mary died 1, 2 on 29 Nov 1639 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3, 4 Thomas GRIGGS about 1615 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary GRIGGS was born in 1618. She died on 21 Aug 1680.
  M ii John GRIGGS was born in 1622. He died on 23 Jan 1691/1692.
  M iii Joseph GRIGGS was born about 1624. He died on 10 Feb 1714.
  F iv
Miss GRIGGS was born about 1633 in Boxted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 in 1645 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

John GRIGGS [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 27 Mar 1658/1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died in 1723. John married Elizabeth CASE on 6 Jun 1682 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth CASE. Elizabeth married John GRIGGS on 6 Jun 1682 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Stephen FIELDER. Stephen married Mary GRIGGS in 1682 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary GRIGGS [Parents] was christened 1 on 27 Jan 1658/1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married Stephen FIELDER in 1682 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
SEARLE, John


John SEARLE. John married Mary GRIGGS on 21 Oct 1713.

Mary GRIGGS [Parents] was christened 1 on 27 Jan 1658/1659 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married John SEARLE on 21 Oct 1713.

Other marriages:
FIELDER, Stephen


Samuel COOK. Samuel married 1 Abigail GRIGGS on 14 Nov 1681 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail GRIGGS [Parents] was christened 1 on 22 Sep 1661 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 28 Jan 1714/1715. Abigail married 3 Samuel COOK on 14 Nov 1681 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Deacon Samuel KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 7 Jan 1665/1666 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 4 Jul 1724 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Samuel married 3, 4 Sarah GRIGGS on 23 Oct 1689 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah GRIGGS [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Aug 1666 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened 2 on 19 Aug 1666 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 15 Nov 1738 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 4, 5 Deacon Samuel KIDDER on 23 Oct 1689 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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