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


Josiah SNOW [Parents] 1, 2-941 was born in 1644 in Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 in Aug 1692 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Josiah married 4, 5 (MRIN:891) Rebecca BARKER-2245 in 1669.

Rebecca BARKER-2245 died 1 on 28 Apr 1711 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 2, 3 (MRIN:891) Josiah SNOW-941 in 1669.

Secound wife of John Sawyer, daughter of Robert Barker Source: "Mayflower Descendant Legacy" CD-ROM


Joseph WATERMAN-2246 was born 1 in 1639 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 3 Jan 1711 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 2 (MRIN:892) Sarah SNOW-942 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

THE MAYFLOWER DESCENDANT
Vol.24. OCTOBER, 1922. No.4.

JOSEPH WATERMAN'S WILL

By The Editor

JOSEPEH WATERMAN of Marshfield married Sarah Snow3, daughter of Anthony and Abigail2 (Warren) Snow of that town and granddaughter of Richard1 Warren of the Mayflower; but the date of the marriage has not been found.

Joseph and Sarah (Snow) Waterman had five daughters and two sons, and literal copies of their birth records will be found in the Marshfield, Mass., Vital Records, printed in the second and third volumes of this magazine. These children, all of whom are mentioned in their father's will, were:

Sarah Waterman4, born 4 May, 1674, married Solomon Hewitt, and left issue.

Joseph Waterman4, born 2 or 20 January, 1676 (there are two entries on the records), married his first cousin, Lusanna Snow. (Josiah3, Abigaill Warren, Richard1), and left issue.

Elizabeth Waterman4, born 7 September, 1679, married her second cousin, Ichabod Bartlett. (Benjamin3, Mary2 Warren, Richard1), and died before her father, leaving issue. After her death Ichabod Bartletti married, second. Desire Arnold5 (Elizabeth Gray4, Mary Winslow3, Mary2 Chilton, James1), and had children by her also.

Abigail Waterman4, born 31 December, 1681, married Kenelm Winslow, and left issue. After Abigail's death, Kenelm Winslow married, second, Ann Winslow4, Taylor, widow of John Taylor and daughter of Edward Winslow3 (Mary2, Chilton, James1), but had no children by her.

146 Joseph Waterman's Will

Anthony Waterman4, born 4 June, 1684, married Elizabeth Arnold5 (Elizabeth Gray4, Mory Winslow3, Mary2 Chilton, James1), and left issue. After Anthony's death, his widow Elizabeth married, second, Jonathan5 Alden (Jonathan2, John1), and had children by him.

Bethiah Waterman4, born 20 August, 1687, married Samuel Doggett, and left issue.

Lydia Waterman4, born 20 February, 1689, married John Thomas, and left issue.

On the original records of Marshfield, the death of Joseph Waterman appears is follows: "Mr Joseph Waterman Decased January the 3 :1711*, the last two figures of the year Having been worn off His gravestone in the Winslow Cemetery, at Marshfield, states that he died in January, 1711, aged 62 years, but the day of the month was omitted.

Sarah (Snow) Waterman was buried in the same cemetery, and her gravestone states that she died 11 September, 1741, aged 90 years, 3 months .

The inscriptions on both of these stones were incorrectly printed in an article on "Marshfield Inscriptions", by Miss Marcia A. Thomas, in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register for October, 1850; and she again incorrectly printed Joseph's stone in her "Memorials of Marshfield", published in Boston, in 1854. And in the July, 1854, N.E. H. G. Register, in "Deaths and Burials from the Early Records of Marshfield", she incorrectly stated that "Mr. Joseph Waterman" died "Jan.-, 1707 - 8", thus putting his death more than eighteen months before he made his will.

Joseph Waterman made his will on 6 August 1709, his inventory was taken on 16 February, 1710/11, and the will was probated on 12 March, 1710, as shown by the probate records here printed. Combining the original town and gravestone records with the probate records, there can be no doubt that he died 3 January, 1710/11, the inventory was taken 16 February, 1710/11, and the will was probated 12 March, 1710/11.

The original will is still in the files of the Plymouth County, Mass., Registry of Probate, and the accompanying illustration (facing page 145) reproduces the second page of this interesting document, with the autograph signature of Joseph Waterman. The inventory is the only other original document in the files.

* Mayflower Descendant, 8:177.

Mayflower Descendant, 10: 50.

Joseph Waterman's Will 147

We here print a literal copy of the entire will als h to the settolf all records in the Plymouth County Registry, relating to the settlement of the estate.

This article is printed at the expense of Mr. Samuel Bradlee Doggett, of Boston, who is a member of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, through his descent from Bethiah Waterman, who married Samuel Doggett.

[JOSEPH WATERMAN'S WILL]

[From original document] "The Last Will & Testament of Joseph Waterman of Marshfeild in the County of Plimouth Declared Agust Ye 6t 1709

"I the said Joseph Waterman being at prsent in health & of Sound mrnd & Memory Praised be God for the same Do make this my last Will & Testament in Maner & form following

Imprmr5 I Comitt my Soule to God that gave it & my body to *Decent Buriall when it shall Please Allmighty God to take me hence In hope of a Joyfull Resurection & Reunion to Eternall Glory through the precious Merritts of Jesus Christ my Lord & only Saviour

"And for the Disposall of my outward Estate which God hath Grraciously Given me my Mind & Will is that it shall be bestowed in such maner as in this my Will is set Down

"first I give & bequeath to my welbeloved wife Sarah the one half of my Now Dwelling house outhouseing & Barne & one third part of all my lands or the Incomes & Rents therof Dureing the Terme of her Naturall Life

"Item I give & bequeath to my son Joseph the new House & Barn wher he now Dwells & the one half of all my farme both upland & Meddow as the same is allready dvided into two parts. to him & his heires for Ever.

"Item I give & bequeath to my son Anthony the one half of my now Dwelling house outhouseing & barns with the other half of all my farme as it is already Devided into two parts. to hrtn & his heirs for Ever & also atter his Mothers Decease I give him the other half of my now Dwelling house Outhouseing & Barn to him & his heires for Ever

"Item I give & bequeath to Joseph Ryder my Sisters son which I have Brought up my fourth, part of the sedge flatts I bought of Winter Hewett lying in Greens harbour River the fifly acres of upland Bought of the Town and Exchanged with my sons Joseph Waterman & Kenelm Winslow to him his heires for Ever.

148         Joseph Waterman's Will

"Item I give & bequeath all my husbandry utencills Tacle & furniture & all my Carpenters & other Tooles whatsoever to my two sons Joseph & Anthony to be Eaqually Devided between them.

"Item I give & bequeath my Silver Tankard to my son Joseph

"Also my mind & will is that my two sons Joseph & Anthony shall Provid their Mother sufficient firewood Cuff & brought And brought to her Door from time to time dureing her Naturall Life in Consideration wherof

"I Give & bequeath to my said two sons Joseph & Anthony all my other lands whatsoever & whersoever to them & their severall heires in Eaquall halfe.

"Item I have allready formerly Given to my Daughter Sarah Hewett the sum of one hundred Pounds

"Item I have allready formerly Given to my Daughter Elizabeth Bartlett Deceased the sum of one hundred pounds

"Item I have allready formerly Given to my Daughter Abigall Winslow the sum of one hundred pounds

"Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Bethiah one hundred pounds to be paid her by my Executrix.

"Item I give & bequeath to my Daughter Lidia one hundred pounds to be paid her by my Executrix

"Item I give to Mary Okesman which I have brought up thirty pounds to be paid her by my Executrix

"All the aforesd Legacys to be paid them at their fbll age or day of Mariage which shall first hapen

"Item I give & bequeath unto my welbeloved wife Sarah all the Residue & Remaider of my moneys goods & Chattells & Estate whatsoever for her Comfort & support during her Naturall life & what shall Remaine therof at her decease to be Equally Devided amongst my Daughters that is to say my Dauters Sarah Abigail Bethiah Lidia & the Children of my Daughter Elizabeth deceased. & in Case any other of my said Daughters shall decease before their mother then their Children to have their Mothers part

"Lastly I nominate & appoint my welbeloved wife Sarah to be sole Executrix of this my last Will & Testament

Signed Sealed & Declared Joseph waterman (seal)

by the abovsd Joseph Waterman to be his last will & Testament In prsence of us

Elizabeth thomas
Samuel hills
Isaac Thomas

Form for a Bequest 149

"Memorand That on the 12 day of March 1710 The abovenamed Mrs Elizabeth Thomas & Isaac Thomas made oath before me that they saw the above named Joseph Waterman signe & seale & heard him declare the abovewritten Instrument to be his last Will & Testament & that he then was of a disposeing of mind & Memory to their Judgments

Nathaniel Thomas Judge of Probats"

"on ye 12 Day of March 1710 ... at Plymouth the will of mr Joseph Waterman of Marshfield" was probated and administration "Committed unto Mrs Sarah Waterman Relict widow to the said Deceased & Sole Executrix". [The will and probate were also recorded, 3: 33, 34]

[From original documentj "Phebruary 16th 1710/1 An inventory of the Estat of Mr Joseph Watarman late of marshfield deseased was taken by Nathaniel Winslow, "John waterman" an Ephraim Little. The total was £2436, 7s., 4d., with " of a Gundelo a Cano & half bushell" not valued.

The real estate was: "one share or 20s rite in Ye commans" £36; "upland and medow given to Joseph Ridar by will" £50. his housing upland and medow land given to his 2 sones Joseph; &: Anthony as may appear by his will" £1800.

Other interesting items are: "mony and plate" £63, 19s., Sd.. mony du to Ye estate by bils &: bonds" £223, is., 2d.; "one third of a sloop £30; "one silvar tankard given to his son Joseph" £13, 16s., 10d.

"Mrs Sarah Waterman" made oath to this inventory "of the estate of her late husband Joseph Waterman," but the date of the oath was not given. [The inventory was also recorded, 3 :37.]

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

Sarah SNOW [Parents] 1-942 was born 2 in Jun 1651 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 11 Dec 1741 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3 (MRIN:892) Joseph WATERMAN-2246 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.


Robert BARKER 1-2248 was born on 27 Feb 1650/1651 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 25 Sep 1729 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Robert married (MRIN:893) Alice SNOW-943 about 1682.

ROBERT, b. about 1651 (Robert Barker Sr. d. Duxbury 25 September 1729, a. 78); m. (1) by 1682 Alice Snow, daughter of Anthony and Abigail (Warren) Snow, and granddaughter of RICHARD WARREN (eldest child of Robert and Alice Barker born Duxbury 24 August 1682) [MFIP Warren 31-32]; m. (2) Jamestown 7 October 1705 Phebe Marsh [RIVR 4:5:5], who was Phebe (Cook) (Arnold) Marsh, daughter of Thomas and Thomasin (_____) Cook, and widow of Oliver Arnold and Jonathan Marsh [Thomas Cooke Gen 57-61].

Alice SNOW [Parents] 1-943 was born 2 on 18 Jan 1656/1657 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Alice married (MRIN:893) Robert BARKER-2248 about 1682.


William JOHNSON [Parents]-1354 was born in 1559 in West Gate Ct., Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 1 in 1559 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died in Dec 1637 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 27 Dec 1637 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. William married 3 (MRIN:894) Susan PORREDGE-1355 on 8 May 1587 in Holy Cross, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

WILLIAM JOHNSON (John, William) of Canterbury, Kent, was baptized there at Saint George's church in 1559 (month and day not recorded). He was made a freeman by birth right in 1583. On 8 May 1587 at Holy Cross church in Canterbury, he married Susan Porredge, daughter of John Porredge of Westgate Court, Canterbury. She was baptized 20 January 1565/6 at Saint Dunstan's church in Canterbury.

Apparently his son Edward conveyed to him for life the house in the parish of Saint Alphege "over against the Bishop's Palace," which, as George Johnson, son of Edward, states, "was left me by my father, Edward Johnson."

William Johnson was a joiner, that is to say, a carpenter. His wife Susan died and was buried in the church yard of Saint Dunstan's on 10 April 1604. He married secondly, on 24 (sic) August 1617 at Saint George s church, by license dated 25 August 1617, Ann Cobb, widow. She was buried at Saint George's 27 September 1637. William Johnson died two months later and was buried 27 December 1637, also at Saint George's.

At one time he was parish clerk of Saint George's church. Apparently he left no will, but his estate was eventually put into the hands of a creditor as follows:
Administration on the goods of William Johnson late of St. George's, Canterbury, was granted 13 April 1640 to John Buck, principal creditor. Bondsmen: James Cobb of St. Paul's and John Berry of St. Margaret's, husbandman, in £18 [on margin] Vacat.
(Archdeaconry of Canterbury 33:257)

Susan PORREDGE [Parents] [scrapbook]-1355 was christened 1 on 20 Jan 1565/1566 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 10 Apr 1604 in St Dunstan's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3 on 10 Apr 1604 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Susan married 4 (MRIN:894) William JOHNSON-1354 on 8 May 1587 in Holy Cross, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Catherine JOHNSON-1356 was born in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was christened in 1588 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 6 Nov 1610 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
John JOHNSON-1357 was born 1 about 1590 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was christened in 1590 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in BET 1593 AND 1616 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
William JOHNSON-1359 was born 1 about 1592 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 23 May 1625 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
Matthew JOHNSON-1360 was christened 1 on 17 Feb 1593/1594 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

DEATH: Died Young
  M v
George JOHNSON-1361 was christened 1 on 2 Jan 1594 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
George JOHNSON-1362 was christened 1 on 18 Jan 1595/1596 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 after 1616 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii Capt. Edward JOHNSON-944 was christened on 16 Sep 1598. He died on 23 Apr 1672.
  F viii
Elizabeth JOHNSON-1363 was christened 1 on 6 Sep 1601 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 14 Sep 1601 in St George's, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M ix
Thomas JOHNSON-1364 was christened 1 on 8 Aug 1602 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Died Young
  M x
Daniel JOHNSON twin-1365 was christened 1 on 18 Mar 1603/1604 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Died Young
  M xi
Bartholomew JOHNSON twin-1366 was christened 1 on 18 Mar 1603 in St Georges, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Died Young

Phineas MUNTER-1616 was christened 1 on 23 Feb 1566/1567 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died about Sep 1620 in Buckland, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried in Buckland, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Phineas married (MRIN:895) Katherine-1617 in England, United Kingdom.

PHINEAS MUNTER of Dover, Kent, England, is the first of the name found in the records of Kent. The name is probably Dutch and means minter or coin maker. It eventually became Anglicized and was spelled as Mynter or Minter, especially in later generations. He was probably the son or grandson of Dutch immigrants to Dover. A John Mynter, "from the domain of the emperor  ‘,i.e., the Franco-German empire, was naturalized 16 September 1549 (Patent Rolls). This might have been the father of Phineas. Where in England John lived is not stated. This is the earliest instance of the name so far found in England. Or possibly this was the John Mynter of Saint Saviour's in Southwark, Surrey, who died in May or June 1585 leaving a wife Margery, but no children mentioned in his will.
Phineas was baptized 23 February 1566/7 in the church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Dover, his parents not named.
Also in the records of this church is the marriage of Elizabeth Munter to Edward Powell on 6 October 1584. Six children were born to them between 1585 and 1595. Perhaps she was an elder sister to Phineas. The Henry Munter who married Sarah Baker on 10 January 1582/3 at nearby Folkestone, was perhaps his brother. Katherine, wife of Phineas Munter, was buried 13 April 1605 at Saint Mary's in Dover. Exactly two weeks later, on 27 April, he remarried to the widow Elizabeth Johnson, also of Dover. Then a month later, on 27 May, their marriage was recorded again at Saint Paul s in Canterbury. In this last record he is listed as a blacksmith.
In 1615 the Munters were living in Faversham which is 8 miles west of Canterbury, for: 16 May 1615 Elizabeth Munter wife of Phineas Munter, lately of Dover now of Faversham, Plaintiff vs. Christian Barnacle wife of Henry Barnacle of Dover, defendant defamation. (Cathedral & Archives Library J/J 19/135)

From Faversham Phineas moved to Buckland which is less than two miles northwest of Dover. Here he died and was buried 9 September 1620. On 15 November following letters of administration were issued to his widow. His inventory follows.

A true Inventory of the goods of Finnis Munter, blacksmith, of the parish of Buckland, lately deceased.
In prixnis - his purse, his girdle and his gloves -
all his wearing apparel
a table
a pair of andirons
a bedstead
a featherbed, two coverlets and a blanket, two bolsters and a piilow
a chest and a court cupboard
two hammers and three pair of tongs, and other working tools
a pair 0f bellows and a anvil and a beakhorn which he sold some two months before he deceased and left to receive of the money. - -
six pieces of pewter, three platters and three pewter dishes
3 pair of sheets and a table cloth and 4 napkins two pewter candlesticks and a pewter pot, two salts and a porringer
a brass kettle, a stew pan and a warming pan -
a frying pan and a gridiron
all other lumber
Sum is £5. 13s. 8d.
The appraisers: Robert Hatten, John Hatcher This same inventory of the goods was made and exhibited by Elizabeth, relict of the aforesaid deceased. Bond with same and John Ray of Canterbury, Carpenter, - £10.

Katherine-1617 was born about 1565 in England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 13 Apr 1605 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Katherine married (MRIN:895) Phineas MUNTER-1616 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth MUNTER-4817 was christened 1 on 27 Jan 1590/1591 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Jeane MUNTER-4818 was christened 1 on 1 Apr 1593 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 in Apr 1593 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Elizabeth MUNTER-4819 was christened 1 on 17 Feb 1595/1596 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Susan MUNTTER-945 was born in 1597. She died on 7 Mar 1689.
  F v Jeane MUNTER-4820 was christened on 23 May 1599.
  M vi
Thomas MUNTER-4821 was christened 1 on 5 Oct 1600 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 1 Jul 1602 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Kathren MUNTER-4822 was christened 1 on 27 Apr 1602 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 8 Sep 1603 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  M viii Phineas MUNTER-4823 was christened on 29 Dec 1603.
  M ix
Nicholas MUNTER-4824 was christened 1 on 2 Nov 1606 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F x
Alice MUNTER-4825 was christened 1 on 13 Apr 1609 in St Mary the Virgen, Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Edward JOHNSON [Parents]-946 was christened 1, 2, 3 on 18 Feb 1620 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died on 15 Sep 1692 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married 4, 5 (MRIN:896) Katherine BAKER-2249 on 10 Jan 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Katherine BAKER-2249. Katherine married 1, 2 (MRIN:896) Edward JOHNSON-946 on 10 Jan 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


George JOHNSON [Parents]-947 was christened 1, 2 on 3 Apr 1625 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1681 in Somerset, Maryland, United States. George married (MRIN:897) Katherine-2250.

Katherine-2250. Katherine married (MRIN:897) George JOHNSON-947.


James PRENTICE-2252. James married 1 (MRIN:898) Susanna JOHNSON-948 in 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Susanna JOHNSON [Parents]-948 was christened 1, 2 on 1 Apr 1627 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Susanna married 3 (MRIN:898) James PRENTICE-2252 in 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John AMES-2253. John married 1, 2 (MRIN:899) Martha JOHNSON-949 on 18 Mar 1649/1650 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Martha JOHNSON [Parents]-949 was christened 1, 2 on 1 May 1631 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Martha married 3, 4 (MRIN:899) John AMES-2253 on 18 Mar 1649/1650 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
EAMES, James


James EAMES-2254. James married (MRIN:900) Martha JOHNSON-949.

Martha JOHNSON [Parents]-949 was christened 1, 2 on 1 May 1631 in Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Martha married (MRIN:900) James EAMES-2254.

Other marriages:
AMES, John

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