Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


William PADDY [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1600 in England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 24 Aug 1658 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. William married 3, 4, 5 Alice FREEMAN 6 on 24 Nov 1639 in England, United Kingdom.

William's will was probated 7 on 9 Sep 1658 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

"William Paddy came to Plymouth Colony on the James in 1635; was made a freeman at Plymouth Colony in 1636; became a Deacon in the Plymouth Church; was a deputy of the first General Court held in Plymouth in 1639; and was some time teasurer of the Colony; a prosperous merchant; a man of large estate, of great usefulness, influence and piety." From "Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts", by Fredrick Freeman, 1875; thanks to Kathleen McCan.

Alice FREEMAN [Parents] 1 was christened 2, 3 on 4 Apr 1619 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 4, 5 on 24 Apr 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Alice married 6, 7, 8 William PADDY 9 on 24 Nov 1639 in England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
WENSLEY, Samuel

She came to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "Abigail" at the age of 17, with her father, his 2nd wife Elizabeth, & her younger siblings. They settled in Lynn, but moved to Sandwich in Plymouth Colony by 1637. On 24 Nov 1639, she married skinner William Paddy (c 1600-1658), who had come to Plymouth Colony in 1635 in the "James."


Samuel WENSLEY was born about 1614 in England, United Kingdom. He died in 1636 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Samuel married Alice FREEMAN 1 in 1635 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Alice FREEMAN [Parents] 1 was christened 2, 3 on 4 Apr 1619 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 4, 5 on 24 Apr 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Alice married Samuel WENSLEY in 1635 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PADDY, William

She came to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "Abigail" at the age of 17, with her father, his 2nd wife Elizabeth, & her younger siblings. They settled in Lynn, but moved to Sandwich in Plymouth Colony by 1637. On 24 Nov 1639, she married skinner William Paddy (c 1600-1658), who had come to Plymouth Colony in 1635 in the "James."


John BROWN was born in of Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married Anna FISKE.

Other marriages:
BARSHAM, Sarah

Anna FISKE [Parents] was born on 15 Jan 1646. Anna married John BROWN.

ANNA FFISKE, born Jan 15, 1646, married Capt. John Brown of Reading, resided in Reading and had a daughter Ann, born 1678. She died on May 30, 1681.


Rev. John FISKE [Parents] was christened on 20 Mar 1607 in St James, South Elmham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1676 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married Anne GIPPES in 1635.

REV. JOHN FFISKE B.A. -  Baptised at St. James, South Elmham on 20 March, 1607, married Anne Gippes of Frenze, Norfolk in 1635, she died in Chelmsford, MA in 1671. He married secondly at Chelmsford, MA Mrs Elizabeth Hincksman, widow of Edmund. Educated at Peterhouse College, Cambridge, he graduated in 1628/9 and undertook to preach the Gospel. The pressures of the Conformity act and the persecution he received in its name however eventually forced him out of his ministry and he instead turned his attention to the study of medicine. After a rigorous examination he received a license for public practice. He joined a ship bound for New England with his wife and one or two children, 3 younger brothers and sisters and elderly mother in 1637, seeing it as a chance to quietly follow his original calling. He had to board in disguise in order to avoid the fury of his religious persecutors. His mother died soon after they set sail. Once past Lands End he undertook to give the other passengers 2 sermons each day, along with other discourses and exercises. Another passenger remarked that he did not know when the Lord's day was, he thought that every day was the Sabbath for they did nothing but pray and preach all the week long. They arrived in New England in 1637, with his only infant dying shortly after landfall. They were well stocked with servants and all manner of tools for animal husbandry and carpentry, and enough provisions to survive for 3 years in the wilderness. Much of these provisions he gave to the new country, which he found in the throes of a war against the Pequot Indians. His first employment was as a teacher in Cambridge, MA, and later in Salem, where he was particularly well renowned. He was admitted as a freeman in Nov 1637.

In 1641 he moved to Wenham, MA, where he resided for 12 years and was the first minister there, having established a church in 1644. He was also the infant town's physician, and continued as both until 1656. In that year he and many of his congregation moved to the town of Chelmsford, MA where he once again practised as both minister and physician. He died in Chelmsford in 1676 at the advanced age of seventy five. His will was dated June 18, 1674.  His offspring were:

JOHN FFISKE, born and baptised at Frendshall, died in infancy.
NATHANIEL FFISKE, born in England but died as an infant shortly after arriving in America.
JOHN FFISKE, born Aug 29, baptised at Salem on Sept 2, 1638. Married Lydia Fletcher in 1666, died without issue in 1700 leaving his estate to his brother Moses of Braintree.
SARAH FFISKE, born and baptised in July 1640, married John Farwell, of Concord.
REV. MOSES FFISKE, born in Wenham on April 12, 1642, married Sarah Symmes of Charlestown and Woburn in 1692. Married secondly Mrs Ann (Shepard) Quincy, widow of Daniel Quincy of Boston and daughter of Rev. Thomas Shepard of Charlestown. He died on Aug 10, 1708.
ANNA FFISKE, born Jan 15, 1646, married Capt. John Brown of Reading, resided in Reading and had a daughter Ann, born 1678. She died on May 30, 1681.
ELEAZAR FFISKE, born and baptised in Feb 1647, died in 1649.

Anne GIPPES was born in of Frenze, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Anne married Rev. John FISKE in 1635.

They had the following children.

  M i
John FISKE was born in 1627 in Frenze Hall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died about 1630.
  M ii
Nathaniel FISKE was born in 1630 in Frenze Hall, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in New England, United Kingdom.

NATHANIEL FFISKE, born in England but died as an infant shortly after arriving in America.
  M iii John FISKE was born on 29 Aug 1638.
  F iv Sarah FISKE was born on 26 Jul 1640.
  M v Moses FISKE was born on 12 Apr 1642.
  F vi Anna FISKE was born on 15 Jan 1646.
  M vii
Eleazar FISKE was born in Feb 1647. He died in 1649.

Moses FISKE [Parents] was born on 12 Apr 1642 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Moses married Ann SHEPARD.

Other marriages:
SYMMES, Sarah

REV. MOSES FFISKE, born in Wenham on April 12, 1642, married Sarah Symmes of Charlestown and Woburn in 1692. Married secondly Mrs Ann (Shepard) Quincy, widow of Daniel Quincy of Boston and daughter of Rev. Thomas Shepard of Charlestown. He died on Aug 10, 1708.

Ann SHEPARD. Ann married Moses FISKE.

Married secondly Mrs Ann (Shepard) Quincy, widow of Daniel Quincy of Boston and daughter of Rev. Thomas Shepard of Charlestown. He died on Aug 10, 1708.


John ELLIS 1. John married 2 Elizabeth FREEMAN on 20 Aug 1645 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

IMMIGRANT, BEF 1643

LIEUTENANT IN THE MILITIA OF PLYMOUTH COLONY

LIEUTENANT IN THE MILITARY COMPANY OF SANDWICH, MA

John Ellis was probably born in England between 1620 and 1627. He died sometime before 23 Mar 1676/77 and may have been a casualty of King Philip's War. His parentage is in dispute. There is a lot of conflicting information out there about John.

"Ellis was ordered, by the town meeting, on February 28, 1675 to make provision for a garrison at Town Neck for people during King Philips War. He may have perished, with his son, John, by a previous marriage, and Thomas Toby in February 1676/1677 in conflict with the Native Americans... His wife Elizabeth received a grant of land made to Veterans of King Philips War... At any rate Lt. John Ellis was dead before 23 March 1676-7, when his widow presented to the probate court the inventory of his estate." - Harry C. Hadaway Jr.
Source: Find A Grave memorial #42960891

Elizabeth FREEMAN [Parents] was christened 1, 2 on 11 Apr 1624 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 on 24 Jun 1692 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 4 John ELLIS 5 on 20 Aug 1645 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.


Moses FISKE [Parents] was born on 12 Apr 1642 in Wenham, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Moses married Sarah SYMMES in 1692.

Other marriages:
SHEPARD, Ann

REV. MOSES FFISKE, born in Wenham on April 12, 1642, married Sarah Symmes of Charlestown and Woburn in 1692. Married secondly Mrs Ann (Shepard) Quincy, widow of Daniel Quincy of Boston and daughter of Rev. Thomas Shepard of Charlestown. He died on Aug 10, 1708.

Sarah SYMMES. Sarah married Moses FISKE in 1692.


Major John FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened 1 on 28 Jan 1626/1627 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 28 Oct 1719 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4 Mercy PRENCE on 13 Feb 1649 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

The will will and codicil are found in the Barnstable County Probate Records, Vol. III, pages 527-530, and the agreement of his heirs on pages 597-599 of the same vol.
Source: The Mayflower Descendants

Plymouth Colony Vital Records
[p.9] John ffreeman Married to Mercy Prence febrewary the 14th

PLYMOUTH COLONY VITAL RECORDS
[p.31] The Register of Eastham of their beirths marriages & burialls as they Came to my hand
John ffreeman and Mercy Prence married the 13th of february 1649

THE
MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT
Vol.32.   APRIL, 1934.    No. 2.

AUTOGRAPHS OF MAJOR JOHN FREEMAN, ASSISTANT AND HIS WIFE MERCY (PRENCE) FREEMAN

BY STANLEY WEBSTER SMITH

THROUGH the courtesy of Mr. Charles E. Valentine, the owner' of the original document, we have been allowed the privilege of reproducing, in the illustration facing this page, a deed of division, dated 18 January, 1681, between Captain Jonathan Sparrow and his eldest son, John Sparrow, both of Eastham, Mass.

This document is of especial interest because the two witnesses were "John Freeman Asist" and "Marsy Freeman Seni", the latter signing by a mark.",

The terms "Asist" and "Senr" prove that these two witnesses were Major John Freeman, of Eastham, who was one of the Governor's Assistants, and his wife Mercy (Prence) Freeman, the only Mercy Freeman who could be called "senior" at that date.

Mercy Freeman was the daughter of Governor Thomas Prence by his first wife, Patience2 Brewster, daughter of Elder William1 Brewster, the Mayflower Passenger.

The will of Richard Sparrow of Eastham, father of Captain : Jonathan Sparrow, and grandfather of John Sparrow, was dated 19 November, 1660, and was probated 5 March, 1660/1. An exhaustive abstract of the will was printed in our twelfth volume, pages 57 and 58.

Source: Printed from Mayflower Descendant Legacy CD-ROM - All rights reserved. Copyright © 1996 - 1998 by Search & ReSearch Publishing Corp., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Mercy PRENCE [scrapbook] was born about 1628 in of Billinghurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 1, 2 on 28 Sep 1711 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Mercy married 3, 4 Major John FREEMAN on 13 Feb 1649 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Father was Govenor Thomas Prence by his first wife Patience Brewster the daughter of Elder William Brewster (the Mayflower passenger). Gravestone says age 80 yrs.
Source: The Mayflower Descendant


John FISKE [Parents] was born on 29 Aug 1638 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 2 Sep 1638 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 1, 2 Lydia FLETCHER on 27 Mar 1666 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

JOHN FFISKE, born Aug 29, baptised at Salem on Sept 2, 1638. Married Lydia Fletcher in 1666, died without issue in 1700 leaving his estate to his brother Moses of Braintree.

Lydia FLETCHER. Lydia married 1, 2 John FISKE on 27 Mar 1666 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Jeffrey FISKE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born in BET 1420 AND 1425 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 3 May 1504. Jeffrey married Margaret.

The Will of Jaffrey Fyske of Laxfeld, May 3, 1504
To be buried in Laxfeld parish. To the high alter there, for tithes forgotten, 3s. 4d. To the repair of the parish church 6s. 8d. To the repair of the bell 3s 4d. To the repair of the Chapel of Our Lady in said parish and for arrears of some rent pertaining to said chapel 6s. 8d. To Our Lady's Gild in Laxfeld 3s. 4d. Bequests to the Friars of Dunwich and Orford (Suffolk). To my son, Master John Fyske, to sing for me a year after my decease, a sufficient stipend. To the poor in Laxfeld 10s. To the mending of foul ways 20s. To each godchild 12d. To each "Bell chyld of mine" 12d. To my daughter Johane 5 marks. To my daughter Maryon 6s. 8d. To Margaret Kempe a heifer. My house and land are to be sold, except a pightle bought of Nicholas Baas, to be sold to him at a "meone" price. My son Jeffrey is to have the first purchase and within 40s of any other. "Nevertheless I am otherwyse counselled by my other children wherefore finally I put it to the discrescion of my executors & specially my son Master John Fyske to say how my son Jeffrey shall pay." He who purchases my place is to have the stock of "beys" (bees) there lying and to pay 2 lbs. way to the light before the crucifix in Laxfeld church as long as the stock shall endure, if so much increase of wax come yearly off the said stock. Executors and residuary legatees: my sons Master John Fyske and Symond Fyske, to dispose to the health of my soul; and to each of them 6s. 8d.
Proved 13 May 1504 by Master John Fyske, with power reserved to Simon Fyske.
(Archdeaconry of Suffolk [Ipswich Probate Registry], book 4, fo. 134)
Published in the October 1932 issue of the Journal of the New England Historical Genealogical Society.

Margaret. Margaret married Jeffrey FISKE.

WILL OF MARGARET FFYSKE, OF LAXFIELD, 1504.
In dei no'ie, Amen. In the yere of our Lord God m. ccccciiij, the iiijth day of Maye; I Margaret ffyske of Laxfield, wiff of Jaffrey Ffyske of the same town, beynge of good mynde and hoole rememberaunce, Mak my Testament and last will in this manner of wise folowyng, ffirst, I bequeath my soule to Almyghty God, to our Lady Saynte Marye, and to all the hooly company of hevyn, and my body to be buryed in the cherchyerd of Laxfield, aforesaid. Item, I bequeth to the heye auter in Dennington, xijd. [12 pence]: and to the heye auter in Laxfeld xijd. Item, to the gilde of our Lady in the same town iijs iiijd [3 shillings and fourpence]. Item, I bequeth to the blakke Fryers of Donwich iijs iiijd.; and to the Grey Fryers in the same town, iijs iiijd. Item, for a prests' s'vyce by an hoole yere a resonabil stypende. Item, I bequeth to Mr. John Fyske x s [10 shillings]. Item, to Jaffrey his brother, vis viijd [6 shillings and eightpence]. Item to the same Jaffrey a brass pan unbounde. Item to Eche Godchild, iiijd. Item, I bequeth to Margarett Cryspe, the wiff of Jaffrey Cryspe, whelewryght, a brass potte. Item to John Base, of Dennington, the yonger o potte wt a broke yde. Item, to Ele Warner of Denyngton my best cappe. Item, to Edeny Basse an harnesse gyrdill wt a blew corse. Item, to Johan Lefechild, of Norwich, xijd. Item to Isabell West, a cote, a peyer hosys and a peyer of shoys. Item I bequeth to Drap's wyff my cloke. All myn other gooddys not geven nor bequethed I geve and bequeth to Mr. John Fyske, whom I ordeyn and make myn feythfull Executor to fulfille this testament and to dispose for me the most pleasure and honor to Godde and profyght to my soule.
Proved at Horeham, May 13, 1504.

They had the following children.

  M i Jeffrey FISKE was born about 1474. He died after 1536.
  M ii
John FISKE was born about 1465. He died after 1505.

MASTER JOHN - A priest, born about 1465, still alive in 1505 when he was named as supervisor of the will of his brother Simon. He was also a legatee and executor of his parents' wills in 1504.
  M iii
Simon FISKE died after 25 Jun 1505 in of Freston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

SIMON - of Freston, Suffolk, a legatee and an executor of his father's will, married Joan ?. Will dated June 25, 1505 mentions three unnamed daughters under the age of twenty. He had lands in Freston, in Dersham (Dereham, Nfk?), and in Westleton.
  F iv
Joan FISKE was born about 1467.

JOAN (JOHANE) - Born about 1467, mentioned in her father's will in 1504.
  F v
Maryon FISKE was born about 1469.

MARYON - Born about 1469, mentioned in father's will, possibly married Thomas Thrower.
  F vi
Margaret FISKE was born about 1472.

MARGARET - Born about 1472, probably married Geoffrey Crispe, a wheelwright.

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