Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


William UNDERWOOD 1. William married 2 Anna MOORE 3, 4 on 17 Mar 1684 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Anna MOORE [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 in 1630 in England, United Kingdom. She died 4, 5 in 1691 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Anna married 6 William UNDERWOOD 7 on 17 Mar 1684 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
KIDDER, James


Nathaniel KETTELL 1 was born 2 on 11 Oct 1644 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Nathaniel married 3, 4 Hannah KIDDER on 30 Oct 1672 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
EVELETH, Hannah

NATHANIEL, b. Charlestown 11 October 1644 [ChVR 1:9]; m. (1) Charlestown 13 January 1669[/70] Hannah Eville [ChVR 1:71]; m. (2) Sudbury (but recorded at Charlestown) 30 October 1672 Hannah Kidder [ChVR 1:86].

Hannah KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Mar 1650/1651 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1699 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 2, 3 Nathaniel KETTELL 4 on 30 Oct 1672 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


James KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Feb 1653 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 15 Dec 1732 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. James married 3 Elizabeth BROWN on 23 Sep 1678 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth BROWN was born 1 on 5 May 1659 in of Billerica, Middlsex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 10 Aug 1691 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 3 James KIDDER on 23 Sep 1678 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Hannah KIDDER was born on 27 Apr 1689.

John KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 in 1655/1656 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 before 7 Oct 1731 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 Lydia PARKER on 3 Sep 1684 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: Date given as 16__

Lydia PARKER was born 1 on 17 Feb 1665 in of Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 10 May 1742 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Lydia married 3 John KIDDER on 3 Sep 1684 in Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Thomas KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Mar 1657 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 10 May 1742 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married Elizabeth.

Elizabeth. Elizabeth married Thomas KIDDER.


Stephen KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 26 Nov 1662 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 5 Jul 1748 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Stephen married 3 Mary JOHNSON in 1693 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary JOHNSON was born 1 on 21 Oct 1672 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 17 Sep 1722 in of Billerica, Middlsex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 Stephen KIDDER in 1693 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: Died of smallpox.


Enoch KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Sep 1664 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 1 Dec 1752 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Enoch married 3 Mary HEYWOOD on 1 Jun 1685 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CROSBY, Hannah

Mary HEYWOOD [Parents] was born 1 on 3 Nov 1669 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 21 Mar 1742/1743 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 Enoch KIDDER on 1 Jun 1685 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Enoch KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 16 Sep 1664 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 1 Dec 1752 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Enoch married 3, 4 Hannah CROSBY on 4 Jun 1743 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
HEYWOOD, Mary

Hannah CROSBY [Parents] was born 1 on 30 Mar 1672 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 3 Oct 1752 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 3, 4 Enoch KIDDER on 4 Jun 1743 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
DANFORTH, Samuel

A widow


George BROWN. George married 1, 2 Sarah KIDDER on 30 Jan 1690 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah KIDDER [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Jun 1667 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 27 Feb 1717/1718 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3, 4 George BROWN on 30 Jan 1690 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


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 Rebecca ADKINSON 6 on 17 Aug 1656 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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

Other marriages:
SIMONDS, Sarah

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]

Rebecca ADKINSON 1 was born in 1638. She died 2 on 5 Aug 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4, 5 John HEYWOOD 6 on 17 Aug 1656 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i
Rebecca HEYWOOD was born 1, 2 on 9 Sep 1657 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3, 4 on 27 Sep 1657 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ii Rebecca HEYWOOD was born on 13 May 1660.
  M iii John HEYWOOD was born on 5 Apr 1662. He died on 2 Jan 1717/1718.
  F iv Persis HEYWOOD was born on 24 Apr 1664. She died on 19 Oct 1694.
  M v
Benone HEYWOOD was born 1, 2 on 31 Jul 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3, 4 on 12 Aug 1665 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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