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


John CARTER. John married Letitia LOTT in 1751.

Letitia LOTT [Parents] was born on 23 Nov 1733 in Northampton, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States. She died on 20 Oct 1810. Letitia married John CARTER in 1751.


William TROWBRIDGE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 19 Nov 1684 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Nov 1744 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married Sarah WARD on 14 Dec 1708 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FULLUM, Sarah

A Deacon of the church, a lieutenant, and Selectman.
Source: Library of Congress "Genealogy of the Trowbridge Family" Page 157.
A slave holder, (s. of Dea. James,) m. Sarah, dr. of Jno. Ward, Jr., Dec. 14, 1708, took the end of his father in law's house.  Additional children:  two daughters, stillborn, 1720.  His will dated 1744, gives 5 pounds to the church, "to be loaned out so as not to depreciate, the interest thereof to be given to such poor widows as the Deacons judge proper."  To son James, 200 pounds; Hulda and Mary, 100 pounds each; Margaret, 200 pounds; Beulah, 200 pounds; Thaddeus, 50 pounds; chil. of his dr. Mary Coolidge, 325 pounds; wife Sarah, 50 pounds; and the residue of his estate to Lieut. Joseph Fuller, Lieut. William Hyde, Dea. John Stone, and Thomas Greenwood, in trust, for his w. Sarah, during her life; at her decease, two-thirds his real estate and one-fourth part of grist mill to son Thaddeus, and he to pay s. James one-fourth part of its value.  1719, Jno. Spring to William Trowbridge, a parcel of land, N. by land of John Ward and said Trowbridge, w. by a town highway, (Mill lane,) N.E. by Rev. Jno. Cotton's farm. 1721, John Ward ot his son in law William Trowbridge, the w. end of his now dwelling house, where said Trowbridge now dwelleth, and thirteen acres adjoining, w. on highway, and one-fourth part grist mill and stream.  1712, Susan, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Rose Prentice, daughters of late James Prentice, Sen., to William Trowbridge, nineteen acres near the M.H., N. by Jno. Spring; w. by mill pond on Smelt brook; s. by heirs of Jonathan Hyde, deceased; an open highway runs through the same (Mill lane).  Lewis, his negro boy, born 1736; Nancy, his negro girl, born 1736.
Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

BIRTH: No date given

Sarah WARD [Parents] was born 1 on 25 Mar 1685 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 21 Jun 1720 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married William TROWBRIDGE on 14 Dec 1708 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

They had the following children.

  F i Mary TROWBRIDGE was born on 18 Sep 1709. She died in 1734.
  F ii Huldah TROWBRIDGE was born on 13 Feb 1711/1712.
  F iii
Hulda TROWBRIDGE was born 1 on 13 Feb 1712 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 25 Feb 1714 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iv
William TROWBRIDGE was born 1 on 13 Oct 1713 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 21 May 1714.
  M v James TROWBRIDGE was born on 23 Mar 1715. He died on 21 Jul 1806.

William WARD. William married 1 Sarah TROWBRIDGE on 7 Nov 1765 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born 1 on 7 Jan 1743 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 7 Nov 1765. Sarah married 2 William WARD on 7 Nov 1765 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.


Jonathan PARK. Jonathan married Abigail TROWBRIDGE in Jan 1772.

Abigail TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born 1 on 12 Oct 1747 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married Jonathan PARK in Jan 1772.


William TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 24 Mar 1751 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 30 Sep 1833 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. William married 4 Sarah RICE on 12 Dec 1777 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
HERSEY, Achsah

Sarah RICE. Sarah married 1 William TROWBRIDGE on 12 Dec 1777 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.


William TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 24 Mar 1751 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 30 Sep 1833 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. William married Achsah HERSEY on 8 Oct 1789.

Other marriages:
RICE, Sarah

Achsah HERSEY. Achsah married William TROWBRIDGE on 8 Oct 1789.


William FARR [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1, 2 on 5 Mar 1751 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. He died 3, 4 on 18 Oct 1814 in Lily Pond Brook, Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States from Drowned himself. William married 5, 6 Lydia TROWBRIDGE on 6 Dec 1773 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America.

William was also known as Wilheim Farr. He worked 7 as Tavern Keeper in 1800 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was counted in a census 8 in 1810 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Information from Vital Records of Hardwick  974.43/H3  v2b.
Another source-"The Farr Genealogy by Reverend Sinnett" states that his birth was March 5, 1752, not 1751.  Also it has the following recorded:  that William Farr drowned himself in the Lily Pond Brook, Chesterfield, N.H., Oct. 18, 1814. He settled in Chesterfield on Lot No. II, 15th Range.  He was a Revolutionary soldier in 1777.

CENSUS: Amos is listed with his father as head in the same household.

Lydia TROWBRIDGE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 7 Apr 1754 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America. She died 2 on 31 Jan 1834 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Lydia married 3, 4 William FARR on 6 Dec 1773 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay, British Colonial America.

They had the following children.

  M i Gardner FARR was born on 13 Feb 1774. He died on 3 Jun 1830.
  F ii Rhoda FARR was born on 14 Sep 1775. She died on 18 Oct 1836.
  M iii Washington FARR was born on 17 Sep 1778. He died in Apr 1825.
  M iv
Wells FARR was born 1, 2, 3 on 5 Apr 1782 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died on 19 Jan 1836 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

BIRTH: Born with a natural mark on tip end of left ear.
  F v Lydia FARR was born on 28 Jan 1783. She died on 13 Jan 1805.
  M vi Amos FARR was born on 21 Jun 1785. He died on 4 Apr 1862.
  M vii Loring FARR was born on 14 Sep 1790. He died on 14 Jul 1838.
  F viii Dolly FARR was born about 1793. She died on 18 May 1852.
  M ix Otis FARR was born on 15 May 1798. He died in 1822/1823.

Edmond FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 5 Oct 1655 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 18 May 1720 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Edmond married 4 Sarah about 1682 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Edmond had a will 5 on 13 May 1720 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. His will was probated 6 on 23 May 1720 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Edmond Freeman
Will May 13, 1720
FHL film #904581, pp. 588-589.
Transcribed by Tim Farr

I Edmond FreemanSenr. of the town of Sandwich in the County of Barnstable In The Province of the Massachusetts Bay In New England being now grown into years and under some Decays of Body but yet thru the goodness of all mighty God of sound and disposing mind & memory And Calling to minde the uncertainty of this transitory life and knowing not how soon God shall Call me hence by Death I am Desirous according to my Duty to set things in order before I goe hence Do therefore make this my Last Will and Testament In manner and form following that is to say: last and principally I comitt my my Soul to God who gave it me hoping for and Expecting the free pardon and Remission of all my sins Thro the Death and merit of Jesus Christ my ____ Lord and Saviour and to obtain an inheritance amongst those that are sanctifyed: and my Body I  Komend to the Earth after Death to be Decently buryed at the Discretion of my Executrix herein after mentioned. And touching my Worldly Estate which it hath pleased God to bless me with my Desire is to Dispose of it in the following manner
Imp. my will is that all my just Debts to any person or persons Due togather with my funeral Charges shall be first paid & discharged in Convenient time out of my Estate.
Item: I give and bequeath unto Sarah Freeman my Loving wife the use - benefit and Improvement of all my Estate both Real and Personal of allsorts and kinds wtsoever to use Dispose and Improve for her own Comfort and support During the time that shee Continue my widow and also for payment of my just Debts funeral Charges & Legacies which I Desire shee may Improve to the best Advantage with the help and assistance of my seven sons as are most Capable to Advise and assist her; and I Do also hereby fully Impower and authorize he. the Sd Sarah Freeman my wife to sell and Dispose of all my Lands if Shee Shall see Cause that Lyeth within the Colony of Connecticut the better To Enable  her to pay my Debts : and that She pass good Deeds of Sale for the Same. And if my wife shall see Cause to marry again then Shee onely To have one Hundred Pounds out of my Personal Estate
Itm: I give and bequeath unto Each of my Two Daughters fifty Pounds apeice to be paid by my Excutrix as soon as Shee Can Conveniently after my Decease at her Discretion
Itm: my Will is That after the Death or marriage of the Sd Sary my Wife which shall first happen. That all the Remainder of my Estate both Real and Personal Shall be Equaly Divided between all my seven Sons : Onely Edmond my Eldest Son to have a Duble part or ____ thereof : to Them their heirs and assigns Respectively for Ever. In- Witness that this is my Last-Will and Testament - I Do here unto Sett my hand and Seal this Thirteenth Day of May anno Domin one Thousand Seven - Hundred & Twenty.
Edmond Freeman
Probated 23 May 1720, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Bay Colony


Edmund FREEMAN born 5 Oct 1655 (Sandwich, Barnstable Co. MA); m. Sarah; died: 18 May 1720 (Sandwich MA); Son of Edmund FREEMAN and Margaret PERRY

Children:
1. Edmund b. 30 Aug 1683 in Sandwich MA m. bef 1708 Keziah PRESBURY in Sandwich MA d. 1 Jun 1766 in Mansfield CT - 2. Benjamin b. 6 Jan 1685 (Sandwich MA) m. 30 Jan 1712 Patience NYE - 3. Mary b. 13 Mar 1687 (Sandwich MA) m. 7 Aug 1716 Timothy NYE - 4. John b. 12 Jun 1693 (Sandwich MA) m. (1) 20 Jul 1720 Deliverance LAWRENCE; (2) 3 Jan 1722 Maria BOURNE; (3) 4 Aug 1726 Mary PERRY - 5. Thomas b. 26 Mar 1696 (Sandwich MA) m. 23 Nov 1742 Kezia HOXIE - 6. Joseph b. 18 Jul 1698 (Sandwich MA) m. 9 May 1726 Tabitha TOBEY - 7. William b. 4 Dec 1700 (Sandwich MA) m. 6 Dec 1726 Mary BODFISH - 8. Sarah b. 6 Dec 1703 (Sandwich MA) m. 7 Feb 1725 Isaac NYE - 9. Isaac b. 20 Oct 1706 (Sandwich MA) m. 22 Nov 1733 Deborah FOSTER

The Sandwich vital records list Edmund Freeman's birth and death date, stating that he died at "ae 65". The maiden name and personal information of his wife Sarah were not included, though the records do note the children's birth dates.

According to the bios found in the Tolland and Windham Co. book, Edmund III purchased 1000 acres of land in Wyndham Co. CT in 1702 in what is now Mansfield. These bios also list the children, their birth dates and their marriage information.

Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman - 1875; Sandwich MA Vital Records

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836 " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

Sarah [scrapbook] was born in 1657 in Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died 1 on 12 Nov 1742 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 2 Edmond FREEMAN 3 about 1682 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

There is no credible proof that Sarah was a Skiff. Surname unknown!

Sarah was mentioned in her husband's will.

They had the following children.

  M i Edmond FREEMAN was born on 30 Aug 1683. He died on 1 Jun 1766.
  M ii Lieut. Benjamin FREEMAN was born on 6 Jan 1685. He died on 23 Feb 1773.
  F iii Mary FREEMAN was born on 13 Mar 1687. She died on 1 Jun 1734.
  M iv John FREEMAN was born on 12 Jun 1693. He died on 22 Jun 1762.
  M v Thomas FREEMAN was born on 26 Mar 1696.
  M vi Joseph FREEMAN was born on 18 Jul 1698. He died in Jun 1790.
  M vii William FREEMAN was born on 4 Dec 1700. He died on 13 Mar 1786.
  F viii Sarah FREEMAN was born on 6 Dec 1703. She died on 6 Jul 1786.
  M ix Isaac FREEMAN was born on 20 Oct 1706. He died on 16 Sep 1766.

Stephen PRESBURY [Parents] [scrapbook] was born in 1664 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 17 May 1730 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Stephen married 2, 3 Deborah SKIFF in 1693 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

PRESBUREY (see Presbery, Presbury), Deborah [w. Stephen], D. Mar. 11, 1743, in 73d year G.R.6.

PRESBURY (see Presbery, Presburey), Stephen, son   , May 17, 1730, age 58. [[husband Deborah] gravestone record, Company Place Cemetery Vineyard Haven]

Source: Vital Records of Tisbury, Massachusetts To The Year 1850, Tisbury Deaths To The Year 1850

Dukes County originally consisted of the parent towns of Tisbury, Chilmark, and Edgartown which are now divided into seven towns: Tisbury, West Tisbury, Chilmark, Gay Head, Gosnold, Edgartown, and Oak Bluffs.

Tisbury was originally called "Middletown" until it was incorporated as the Town of Tisbury in 1671. It includes (and is now often synonymous with) the village of Vineyard Haven, which was called Holmes Hole until 1871.

STEPHEN PRESBURY. (The following is from "The Annals of Tisbury" by Dr. Charles Edward Banks, c. 1908, Vol.II)

He was probably the son of John Presbury, a shoemaker, sometime of Salisbury and later of Saco, Maine, where in 1670 he had bought a tract of land. [York Deeds, III, 42. John of Saco was probably the son of that John of Sandwich, Cape Cod, whose death in May, 1648, is recorded.]

This John died in that Province before Nov. 3, 1684, leaving three sons, of whom one was Stephen, and the name is so unusual and without recurrence at that period, that we can assume the relationship fairly established. [Ibid, V(I), 35.] This Stephen was a witness to a deed in Kittery, Maine, in 1686, and the next we learn of him is in 1704 when he was called 'of Chilmark, ' meaning that part of it known as Chickemmoo. [Dukes Deeds, III, 77; comp. York Deeds, IV, 134.] It is not known where he had resided in the eighteen years intervening, but it can be surmised that he may have gone to Sandwich, Cape Cod, where he married, about 1693, Deborah, daughter of Stephen and Lydia (Snow) Skiffe of that town. His homestead was at the head of the Lagoon within the boundary line of Edgartown, but his closer proximity to the settlement at Homes Hole, where he lies buried, makes his classification as an early settler of this region the natural one. [He was a land owner in the three towns. (Deeds, III, 114, 504; IV, 108, 217).] His residence here was absolutely without incident of any kind, as he held no offices, appeared in court once as a plaintiff (1729) and in all the twenty-five years of his life on the Vineyard he did not so much as witness a deed or document of any kind, an unusual fact. His will, dated April 6, 1730, was proved June 30, 1730, and disposes of his property to 'my seven daughters' and the children of his only son John, deceased. [Dukes Probate, II, 56.] He had died May 17, I730 in his 58th year and his widow Deborah survived, dying March II, 1743, in the 73d year of her age. [These are the gravestone records, but both seem to be incorrect. The birth of Deborah Skiffe is recorded in Sandwich on July 14, 1668, and thus she was in her 74th year. The age given on his stone would make his birth year 1672-3, but in 1686 he was a witness in Maine. He was probably older than his wife.]

22. STEPHEN PRESBURY*, (John 2-1), b. abt. 1666; res. E., of whom a biographical sketch may be found in Vol. II, Annals of T., pp. 24-5. He m. DEBORAH SKIFF (21) abt. 1693, who was b. 14 July 1668 and d. 11 Mch. 1743. [She is buried at Crossways Cemetery.] He d. 17 May 1730 and his will 5 Apr. 1730 was pro. 30 June 1730. [He is buried next to his wife.] (*The compiler found a family of this name living in the parish of St. Nicholas Cole Abbey, London, and among the children was a Stephen Presbury baptized 22 Nov. 1607.)

DEATH: PRESBURY (see Presbery, Presburey), Stephen, son ___, May 17, 1730, age 58. [[husband Deborah] gravestone record, Company Place Cemetery Vineyard Haven]

Deborah SKIFF [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 14 Jul 1668 in Vineyard Haven, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 11 Mar 1743 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Deborah married 3, 4 Stephen PRESBURY in 1693 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.


Birth: Sandwich Vital records P. 507

DEATH: PRESBUREY (see Presbery, Presbury), Deborah [ Stephen], Mar. 11, 1743, in 73d year G.R.6.

They had the following children.

  F i Kezia PRESBURY was born in 1686/1687. She died on 20 Apr 1764.
  F ii Mary PRESBURY was born on 28 Aug 1694.
  F iii
Keturah PRESBURY was born on 28 Apr 1696 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Sandwich Vital Records p. 17
  F iv Dorcas PRESBURY was born about 1698. She died before 16 Mar 1735/1736.
  M v John PRESBURY was born in 1700. He died on 20 Sep 1728.
  F vi Drusilla PRESBURY was born in 1708. She died on 14 Mar 1763.
  F vii Abigail PRESBURY was born in 1708. She died on 25 Jun 1749.
  F viii Content PRESBURY was born in 1711. She died on 9 Sep 1773.
  F ix Sarah PRESBURY was born in 1713. She died on 30 Jan 1793.

Benjamin NYE was born 1 in Oct 1697 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 13 Jan 1790 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married Lydia FREEMAN.

Lydia FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 8 Apr 1710 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 21 Nov 1730 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Lydia married Benjamin NYE.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"
Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman; Sandwich MA Vital Records; Mansfield CT vital records

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