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


Zephaniah LOTT [Parents] 1 was born in Est 1774 in Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. He died about 1831 in Pennsylvania, United States. Zephaniah married Rachel BROWN in 1789 in Pennsylvania, United States.

Rachel BROWN was born about 1775 in of Mahoaprany, Luzern, Pennsylvania, United States. Rachel married Zephaniah LOTT in 1789 in Pennsylvania, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Deborah LOTT was born on 5 Dec 1794. She died on 18 Mar 1825.
  M ii
John F. LOTT was born on 16 May 1811 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 3 Oct 1896 in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States. He was buried in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States.
  M iii
William Harrison LOTT was born in 1815 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 9 Apr 1870 in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States. He was buried in Apr 1870 in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States.
  M iv
Allen LOTT was born about 1805 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.
  M v
Charles Otis LOTT was born on 16 Oct 1820 in Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 16 Sep 1900 in Jackson Township, Shelby, Ohio, United States. He was buried in 1900 in Glen Cemetery, Port Jefferson, Shelby, Ohio, United States.
  F vi
Sarah Lucinda Brown LOTT was born in 1804 in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. She died in Apr 1865 in Crawford Illinois. She was buried in 1865 in Walnut Cemetery, Jasper, Illinois.
  F vii
Rebecca LOTT was born about 1803 in Mehoopany, Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

Luke PARKIN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born in 1771 in Thorpe Hesley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 29 Jan 1775 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 2 Aug 1851 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Luke married Anne HANCOCK on 29 Dec 1796 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Luke was counted in a census 1 in 1851 in Skirbeck, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

Birth: of Thorpe Hesley

LUKE PARKIN and ANN HANCOCK

Luke Parkin was christened in the church at Wentworth, near Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 29 January 1775. His family's resi­dence was Thorpe Hesley, where the father was a nailer and later a grocer.

In 1787, according to the records of the Sheffield Cutlers' Company, Luke was apprenticed to George Meller to learn the cutler's trade. Cutlery made in the Sheffield area has long been renowned. Luke was twelve years old when he began his apprenticeship, the cus­tomary age for Sheffield cutlers to start. This meant moving from his parents' home to that of his master. The master was required to keep his apprentice “under his rule, government, instruction, and correction within his own house and among his own family where he dwells.” Generally the master provided “meat, drink, washing, lodg­ing and apparel.” Standard clothing consisted of coat, waistcoat, breeches, hat, shirt, stockings, handkerchiefs, and shoes, all usu­ally of the most common sort. Luke's master probably provided him some time to attend school, though likely not much.

After finishing his sojourn with the Meller family Luke married Ann Hancock, this on 29 December 1796 at Sheffield. They made their residence in Sheffield, where the christenings of their first few children appear, Luke being listed as a cutler. The Cutlers' Com­pany records show that he became a Freeman in 1800.

In 1806 or 1807 Luke and Ann packed up their family and moved many miles south to Boston, Lincolnshire, where Luke continued his trade as a cutler. Several more children were born at Boston.

From 1815 a document has been found (West Riding of Yorkshire, Registry of Deeds) which Luke signed, a document dealing with a still unsettled portion of the estate of his uncle, Samuel Parkin, who had died in 1782. Luke is identified as “Luke Parkin of Boston in the County of Lincoln Cutler (eldest Son and Heir at Law of Jona­than Parkin late of Thorp Hesley in the Parish of Wath in the County of York Grocer deceased).”

In the 1842/3 directory of Lincolnshire Luke Parkin is listed as a gun maker and cutler, at Boston, living on High Street.

Ann passed away 22 Apr 1844, her age given as sixty-four, at the family home on High Street, the cause of death being “Dropsy.” After that Luke and his unmarried daughter, Sarah, who was deaf and dumb, moved into the home of his daughter Jane and her husband Peter Pinder. They lived in Skirbeck, a suburb of Boston. The 1851 cen­sus finds them there, Luke called a retired gunsmith.

Luke had prepared his will 7 September 1848. He died 2 August 1851 of “Bronchitis.” His will:
This is the last Will and Testament of me Luke Parkin of Skirbeck in the County of Lincoln Gentleman I give and be­queath unto my Grandson James Jameson my Silver Watch I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary the Wife of Robert Aldous the Feather Bed and Mattress on which I usually sleep and from and after the decease of my daughter Sarah Parkin I give and bequeath unto my daughter Jemima the wife of James Jamison the Feather Bed, Mattress and Chest of Drawers now used by my said daughter Sarah Parkin And I give devise and bequeath unto my friends James Walker of Kings Lynn in the County of Norfolk Dealer in Earthenware and Joseph Wilkinson of Grimesthorpe in the County of York Shear Maker All and singular my Real and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever subject nevertheless to the specific bequeasts hereinbefore contained. To hold the same . . . upon Trust that they and the survivors of them . . . do pay in the first place all my just debts fun­eral and testamentary expences and the expences of proving this my Will . . . do from and out of the rents of my said Real Estate pay to my daughter Sarah Parkin the sum of twelve shillings weekly and every week during her natural life and after payment thereof and of the Interest from time to time to become due in respect of a sum of Three hundred and fifty Pounds ad­vanced to me on mortgage by my Son in law Henry Simon Hurren and also of the necessary repairs and Insurance of and other outgoings incidental to my said Real Estate Upon Trust to allow the residue (if any) of the said Rents to accumulate dur­ing the lifetime of my said daughter Sarah and to invest such residue and accumulations as and when the same shall be re­ceived on Government Real or other goods and sufficient secur­ity And from and immediately after the decease of my said daughter Sarah Then . . . my said Trustees or the Survivors
.... do and shall sell and dispose of all my said Real Estate either together or in parcels by public auction or by private Contract as to them or him shall seem expedient for the most money and best price that can be reasonably had.
Upon Trust to pay thereout the said Mortgage debt of Three hun-dred and fifty Pounds and the Interest due thereon to the said Henry Simon Hurren and also all expenses attending the said Sale or Sales And do and shall pay apply and divide the residue of the said monies to arise from such sale as also the residue of my said trust moneys and the accumulations thereof unto and equally between and amongst my Children the said Jemima Jamison the said Mary Aldous, Eliza the wife of the said Henry Simon Hurren and Jane the wife of Peter Pinder share and share alike to whom respectively I hereby give and bequeath the same And I do hereby declare my wish to be that my said daughter Sarah should during her life continue to reside and board and lodge with my said Daughter Jane Pindar . . . And I do hereby nomi­nate and appoint the said James Walker and Joseph Wilkinson Trustees and Executors of this my Will. . . I the said Luke Parkin have . . . set my hand this seventh day of September One thousand eight hundred and forty eight.
The mark of Luke Parkin
On the twenty seventh day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifty one James Walker one of the Executors within named was duly sworn and also make oath that the whole of the Personal Estate and Effects of the deceased at the time of his death did not amount in value to the sum of Twenty Pounds. Testator died on the second day of August 1851

In his will Luke calls one daughter Jemima--or at least the scribe wrote it that way. She is called Jesmina at her christening and as a witness to her sister Mary Anne's marriage. Mary Anne called her Josie.

Sarah, who was forty-eight years old when her father died, must -have lived on for several years. Luke's daughter Mary Anne moved to far away America and settled in Utah; her granddaughter, Risha, later recalled being told that Mary Anne received five hundred dol­Tars in inheritance money from England, which according to Luke's will, she would receive after Sarah's death. A neighbor stole the money and hid it in his hay. Though Luke's personal effects were worth little, according to the above document, his real estate hold­ings were apparently rather extensive.

Anne HANCOCK was born in 1780 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 22 Apr 1844 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. Anne married Luke PARKIN on 29 Dec 1796 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

of Boston

DEATH: age 64

They had the following children.

  F i
Ann PARKIN was born on 25 Dec 1799 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Sarah PARKIN 1, 2 was christened on 10 Apr 1803 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Charlotte PARKIN was born on 7 Dec 1805 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 1 Jan 1806 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
William PARKIN was christened on 3 Jan 1808 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
Luke PARKIN was christened on 8 Apr 1810 in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi Jesmina PARKIN was christened on 27 Nov 1811.
  F vii Mary Anne PARKIN was born on 8 Nov 1814. She died on 21 Apr 1892.
  F viii Eliza PARKIN was christened on 3 Mar 1816.
  F ix Jane PARKIN was born in 1820.

Zephaniah LOTT [Parents] was christened 1, 2 on 10 Mar 1776 in Reformed Dutch Church, Churchville, Dutch Church, Pennsylvania, United States. He was buried in Mt. Airy, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States. Zephaniah married Permelia PHELPS.

Zephaniah was counted in a census 3 in 1800 in Braintrim Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States. He resided in 1850 in Covert, Seneca, New York, United States.

Permelia PHELPS was born in 1789 in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States. She died on 13 Apr 1863. She was buried in 1863 in Logan Cemetery, Hector, Schuyler, New York, United States. Permelia married Zephaniah LOTT.

They had the following children.

  F i
Anneg LOTT was born in 1823 in New York, United States.
  F ii
Permelia LOTT was born in 1821 in New York, United States.
  M iii
Stephen LOTT was born in 1808 in New York, United States.

Thomas PAGE was christened in 1749 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 18 Jul 1802 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 1 Elizabeth BACKHOUSE on 9 Nov 1773 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

This Thomas was not the son of Thomas and Ann Page.

Elizabeth BACKHOUSE [Parents] was christened on 28 Oct 1752 in Carlton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 7 Sep 1796 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married 1 Thomas PAGE on 9 Nov 1773 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth Backhouse is mentioned in the will of Robert Backhouse as "My daughter Elizabeth the wife of Thomas Page House Carpenter of Kelsale," so her parentage is sure.

They had the following children.

  M i
John PAGE was christened on 4 Dec 1774 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 21 Oct 1801.
  F ii
Elizabeth PAGE was christened on 12 Oct 1776 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 20 Jan 1797.
  F iii Sarah PAGE was christened on 18 Jan 1779. She was buried on 10 Sep 1804.
  F iv Mary Ann PAGE was born in 1781. She died on 17 Sep 1844.
  F v
Lydia PAGE was christened on 18 Dec 1788 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
William PAGE was christened on 16 Mar 1791 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii William PAGE was born in 1794.

Jonathan PARKIN [Parents] was christened on 7 Mar 1741/1742 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in Thorpe Hesley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 30 Jul 1814 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Jonathan married Ann MORLEY on 4 Nov 1771 in Wath-Upon-Dearne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Jonathan Parkin and Ann Morley were married in 1771 at their parish church, Wath-upon-Dearne, Yorkshire, England. They made their home in Jonathan's chapelry, Wentworth, where they lived in the hamlet of Thorpe Hesley. Thorpe Hesley is located where the chapelry of Wentworth and the parishes of Ecclesfield and Rotherham meet, causing some confusion in records.

To Jonathan and Ann came five children. The christening entries of two of these are indeed unusual in the amount of detail they contain. Following are all five (recorded at Wentworth), the first three giving the average amount of information in parish registers:
1772 Apr 6  Lucy daughter of Jonathan Parkin.
1773 Aug 15  Charlotte daughter of Jonathan Parkin.
1775 Jan 29  Luke son of Jonathan Parkin.
1777 May 25  William son of Jonathan Parkin Nailor of Thorp 3rd son of Joseph Parkin of same place & Ann his wife.
1780 May 26  Ann 3rd daughter of Jonathan Parkin Nailor of Thorp 3rd son of Joseph Parkin Nailer of Thorpfieldside & Ann his wife and Ann daughter of Win. Moozely
[or Morley] mason of Swinton and Catherine his wife.

Baby Ann died in 1782. Her burial entry:
1782 Oct 30 Ann daughter of Jonathan Parkin Nailer of Thorp in the parish of Rotherham, buried in west side of chapel yard aged 2½ (Massels) [Measles?]

The list of Apprentices and Freemen of the Sheffield Cutler's Company, in Yorkshire, contains Jonathan's and Ann's sons:
Parkin, Luke, son of Jonathan, Thorpe Hesley, Nailor; to Meller George, cutler; 8-4, 1787, Freeman 1800.
Parkin, William, son of Jonathan, Thorpe Hesley, nailor; to Stones John, cutler; 7, 1791. £3 prem.

In 1804, Jonathan, now called “Grocer,” and with Thorpe given as being in the parish of Ecclesfield, purchased “two cottages or tenements . . . with the yards garden and appurtenances thereunto
belonging containing twenty four perches or thereabouts situate lying and being at or near a place called Mortomly Lane Ends in the parish of Ecclesfield. . .“ (West Riding of Yorkshire: Registry of Deeds.)

Jonathan's will: This is the last will & testament of me JONATHAN PARKIN of Thorp Hesley in the parish of Rotherham in the County of York Grocer made the fourteenth day of May in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fourteen in manner following that is to say First I will and direct that all my just debts and funeral expences be fully paid and satisfied by my executors hereinafter named Then I give to my wife Ann Parkin all my property whatsoever during her life And after her death I give and bequeath unto my granddaughter Ann Adkin in the parish of Sheffield in the the county of York the sum of five pounds Also I give and bequeath the remain­ing part of my property to my two sons and daughter hereinafter named to be equally devided share and share alike that is to say one part to my son Luke Parkin now at Boston in Lincolnshire and one part to my son William Parkin of the Strand London in the county of Middlesex and one part to my daughter Lucy Stewart of Sheffield in the County of York and in case any of the last mentioned three should dye then their share to be equally devided amongst their children share and share alike Allso I do appoint my two sons Luke Parkin and William Parkin executors of this my last Will and Testament. (Proved 6 Aug­ust 1814.)

Jonathan was buried in the Wentworth churchyard 30 July 1814, his age being given as seventy-five--it was actually seventy-two. Widow Ann was buried 28 May 1816. her age listed as sixty-eight.

Ann MORLEY [Parents] was born in 1748 in of Swinton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 28 May 1816 in Thorpe Hesley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 28 May 1816 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Ann married Jonathan PARKIN on 4 Nov 1771 in Wath-Upon-Dearne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Lucy PARKIN was christened on 6 Apr 1772 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Charlotte PARKIN was christened on 15 Aug 1773 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii Luke PARKIN was born in 1771. He died on 2 Aug 1851.
  M iv
William PARKIN was born on 3 Mar 1777 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 25 Apr 1777 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Ann PARKIN was born on 26 Mar 1780 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 26 Apr 1780 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 30 Oct 1782.

Richard HARRIS [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 14 Nov 1668 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died on 18 Aug 1750 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Richard married 3 Elizabeth KING in BY 1697 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Richard's will was probated 4 on 15 Sep 1750 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
BURTON, Susannah

Source: " Some Ancestral Lines" by Raymon Myers Tingley p. 127 etc. FHL US/CAN Film #1321281 Item 2

HARRIS, Richard, of Sm, yeoman, grown old. Will dated 6 Mar 1738/9, proved 15 Sep 1750, pgs 34-36. Mentions: Sons Richard Harris, Amaziah Harris, Jonathan Harris, David Harris, & Preserved Harris. Daughters Ammity Smith, Dinah Smith, & EInathan Gile. One of the first 2 daus presumably wife of son [-in-law] Jacob Smith. Son[in-law] Jacob Smith.
Printed from Family Archive Viewer, CD215 Vital Records: Rhode Island, 1500s-l900s, RI. Genealogical Register, Volume 3 No.4, Abstracts Smithfield Wills, © Genealogy.com, June 24, 2001

Elizabeth KING [Parents] was born about 1680 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 28 Mar 1736 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Elizabeth married 1 Richard HARRIS in BY 1697 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Source: " Some Ancestral Lines" by Raymon Myers Tingley p. 127 etc. FHL US/CAN Film #1321281 Item 2

They had the following children.

  F i Amity HARRIS was born on 10 Oct 1697. She died on 5 May 1769.
  M ii
Uriah HARRIS 1 was born about 1699 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died on 14 Apr 1729 in Rhode Island, United States.

Source: " Some Ancestral Lines" by Raymon Myers Tingley p. 127 etc. FHL
  M iii Amaziah HARRIS was born on 13 Apr 1705. He died on 17 Nov 1784.
  F iv Dinah HARRIS was born in 1707.
  M v Richard HARRIS was born on 4 Oct 1708. He died in May 1784.
  M vi Jonathan HARRIS was born on 12 Jun 1710. He died on 24 Sep 1785.
  M vii David HARRIS was born on 7 Jan 1714. He died on 31 Mar 1797.
  M viii Preserved HARRIS was born on 15 Jun 1715. He died on 6 May 1797.
  F ix Elnathan HARRIS was born in 1720. She died on 10 May 1804.

Thomas LAPHAM [Parents] was born 1 on 10 Dec 1705 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 5 Jan 1779 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Thomas married 3 Abigail WILBUR on 4 Feb 1729/1730 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Thomas Lapham was admitted freeman at Smithfield, 4 Feb. 1755; was Deputy to the General Court almost continuously from 1747 to 1752; was appointed a Commissioner to run a boundary in 1750; and was Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, 1750-60 and l763-64. His will, made

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17 Aug. 1775, is recorded at Smithfield; in it he left £33 "unto my three grandsons David Whipple, Job Whipple and Ephraim Whipple to be equally divided between them."
(Probate Records, Smithfield, 1769-97, pp. 392-3; for the Whipple connection, see his daughter Silvia, below.)
It was the opinion of S. F. Peckham that Thomas Lapham moved from Dartmouth to Smithfield soon after his marriage in 1730. He settled in the Blackstone Valley where he built his first house near the village of Albion. In 1766 he built another house on the high land nearly a mile and a half due west of Mannville. This was a large two-story house typical of that period and locality and is still (1947) standing. In his will he left this property, his Homestead Farm, to his son, Augustus Lapbam, who lived there until his death in 1828. In a field back of this house Is an old Lapham Burying Ground where Thomas and his wife are undoubtedly buried. There are some twenty stones, but, as was the custom among Friends, few of them are marked. Among those marked are the stones of David, Abigail and Lillis the three children of Thomas who died in November, 1753.
S. F. Peckham wrItes: "The Laphams must have owned a large tract of land west of Mannville and Albion. Here he [Thomas Lapham] carried on large farming operations, was clerk of the Friends  Meeting and later an Elder... Whether he assisted in organizing the Smithfield Upper Friends  Meeting at Union Village, now a part of Woonsocket, I know not, but it is quite certain he was very active in organizing the Smithfield Lower Meeting near Lonsdale which has been called the ‘Old Friends'  Meeting House for more than a century."

Abigail WILBUR [Parents] was born 1 on 9 Sep 1711 in Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. She died 2 about 1785 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Abigail married 3 Thomas LAPHAM on 4 Feb 1729/1730 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
David LAPHAM was born 1 on 23 Nov 1732 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. He died 2 on 14 Nov 1752 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  F ii Phebe LAPHAM was born on 23 Sep 1734.
  F iii Silvia LAPHAM was born on 8 May 1737. She died on 11 May 1805.
  F iv
Abigail LAPHAM was born 1 on 6 Oct 1737 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She died 2 on 13 Nov 1753 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  M v
Thomas LAPHAM was born 1 on 15 Jun 1740 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  F vi Bathsheba LAPHAM was born on 24 Apr 1743.
  M vii
Jethro LAPHAM was born 1 on 14 Jun 1747.
  M viii
Augustus LAPHAM was born 1 on 5 Nov 1750 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.
  F ix
Lillis LAPHAM was born in Feb 1753 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. She died 1 on 7 Nov 1753 in Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Robert BACKHOUSE [scrapbook] was born in 1714 in of Yoxford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 17 Sep 1795 in Carlton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Robert married Elizabeth NEWSON on 18 Nov 1745 in St Peter's, Sibton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Robert had a will on 16 Apr 1795 in Carlton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated on 19 Sep 1795 in Carlton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

ROBERT BACKHOUSE and ELIZABETH NEWSON

By Myrtle Stevens Hyde, l965

The picturesque little English villages of Yoxford and Sibton are often called “the garden of Suffolk.” Springtime finds them “very lovely with glorious daffodils and beds of primroses everywhere. The trees too are all bursting with green and blossoms.” (Letter from B. W. Hood, Yoxford vicarage.)

In this setting, in the spring of 17145, Robert Backhouse, a young man living at Yoxford, was courting a young woman, Elizabeth Newson, who lived at Sibton. Some months later he won her hand, as testified by the following entry. in the Sibton Parish Registers:

Robert Backhouse of Yoxford, singleman, and Elizabeth Newson, singlewoman, of this parish married Nov. 18, 1745.

Robert was a farmer, and, with his wife, lived in the Sibton area for a few years, here being born their first two children. In about 17149 they moved two or three miles to the Carlton-Kelsale area, and there raised their children, including the five born after their move. (Kelsale and Canton Parish Registers.)

Robert and Elizabeth remained in Canton the rest of their lives. In April of 1795, Robert, having arrived at a good old age, wrote his will (reproduction on next page). He died in September of that year, aged eighty-one, and Elizabeth died the following year. (Carlton Par­ish Register.)

Transcription of will:

In the Name of God Amen I Robert Backhouse of Canton in the County of Suffolk ffar- mer being of sound Mind and Memory Do make publish and declare this to be my last Will and Testament in manner and form following (that is to say) First I do hereby nominate and appoint Joseph Backhouse my Son sole Executor of this my Will and I do give and be­queath to my Sons Samuel Backhouse Robert Backhouse William Backhouse Philemon Backhouse and my Daughter Elizabeth the Wife of Thomas Page House Carpenter of Kelsale one Guinea of lawful money of Great Britain to be paid to each of them one year and one day after my decease And I give and bequeath to Joseph Backhouse my Son and Executor all my wearing apparel and Body linnen and all my household ffurniture farming live and dead stock And all my property and substance whatsoever and wheresoever he the said Joseph Backhouse my Executor discharging all such just Debts as shall be due and owing from me to any person or persons whomsoever at the time of my decease my ffuneral charges and all other charges and expences attending the execution of this my Will My Mind and will further is that if Elizabeth my loving Wife survive me my affore said Son Joseph shall maintain and support her supplying her with all necessaries she resideing or continueing with him during the term of her natural life In Witness whereof I the said Robert Backhouse the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament sett my hand and Seal the sixteenth day of April in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety five.
                                                                         Robt Backhouse
Signed sealed published and declared by the abovenamed Robert Backhouse the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence and at his request have subscribed our names as Witnesses hereto. Mary Andrews Samuel Ludbrook.
At Saxundham the 19 day of Septr 179S The Executor within named was sworn in due form of Law before me. Geo Dinsdaled Surr? to the Comm??.
Effects under 100£ Exacud 27th Octr 1806 Wm(?) Rackham

Elizabeth NEWSON [Parents] [scrapbook] was christened on 2 Apr 1721 in Carlton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 8 Nov 1796 in Carlton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married Robert BACKHOUSE on 18 Nov 1745 in St Peter's, Sibton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Samuel BACKHOUSE was christened on 20 Oct 1746 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Robert BACKHOUSE was born in 1748 in of Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 6 May 1823.
  M iii
William BACKHOUSE was christened on 7 Jul 1750 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Elizabeth BACKHOUSE was christened on 28 Oct 1752. She was buried on 7 Sep 1796.
  F v
Alice BACKHOUSE was christened on 31 Mar 1755 in Carlton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died on 10 Feb 1778.
  M vi
Joseph BACKHOUSE was christened on 26 Mar 1757 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii
Philemon BACKHOUSE was christened on 13 Apr 1761 in Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Joseph PARKIN was born about 1704 in of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Joseph married Ann FOSTER on 13 Nov 1729 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

JOSEPH PARKIN and ANN FOSTER

In the parish of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, there are several small hamlets. Joseph Parkin, a nailer, and his wife, the former Ann Foster, lived in a couple of them, Loundside in 1730 and Lane End in 1733 and 1736. Children were christened in those years. The couple had been married in 1729 at the Eccles­field parish church.

The family next moved into the neighboring chapelry of Wentworth, where six more children were christened during the years 1737 to 1748. The family residence was, at least during Joseph's and Ann's later years, in the hamlet of Thorpfield­side.

Joseph died before 1782 (there is a gap in the record of Wentworth burials 1756-1777), as in 1782 Ann is called a widow in the will of their son Samuel. Samuel, who had prospered and was called “Gentleman,” also names his brothers and sisters, appointing his brothers executors.

Ann's burial entry, of 4 December 1788, has the following: “Ann widow of Jos­eph Parkin Nailer of Thorpfieldside aged 84 decay.”

Ann FOSTER was born about 1708 in of Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 4 Dec 1788 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Ann married Joseph PARKIN on 13 Nov 1729 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
Samuel PARKIN was christened on 11 Oct 1730 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Samuel's will was probated in Dec 1782 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii
Mary PARKIN was christened on 3 Aug 1733 in Ecclesfield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii Joseph PARKIN was christened on 1 Jan 1735/1736.
  F iv
Ann PARKIN was christened on 16 Nov 1737 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Hannah PARKIN was christened on 1 Jan 1739/1740 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi Jonathan PARKIN was christened on 7 Mar 1741/1742. He was buried on 30 Jul 1814.
  F vii
Christian PARKIN was christened on 29 Jul 1744 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F viii
Elizabeth PARKIN was christened on 31 Aug 1746 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F ix
Sarah PARKIN was christened on 10 Jul 1748 in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

William MORLEY was born about 1718 in of Wath-Upon-Dea, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. William married Catherine BOWER on 18 Oct 1743 in Wath-Upon-Dearne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Catherine BOWER was born about 1722 in of Wath-Upon-Dea, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Catherine married William MORLEY on 18 Oct 1743 in Wath-Upon-Dearne, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Ann MORLEY was born in 1748. She died on 28 May 1816.

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