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


Edward DIX 1-1309 was born in 1611 in Gravesend, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 9 Jul 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married 3, 4 (MRIN:1141) Susanna-3533 about 1642.

Edward had a will 5 on 25 Jun 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. His will was probated 6 on 2 Oct 1660 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Jane

EDWARD DIX

ORIGIN:  Unknown
MIGRATION:  1630
FIRST RESIDENCE:  Boston
REMOVES:  Watertown by 1634

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:  "Edward Deekes" was admitted to Boston church as member #49 [BChR 14].
FREEMAN:  4 March 1634/5 (fifth in a group of six Watertown men) [MBCR 1:370].
EDUCATION:  Signed his will by mark.  Inventory included "one old Bible and three old books" valued at 6s.
OFFICES:  Watertown selectman, 10 December 1649 [WaTR 1:19].  In a town account of 10 December 1651 is included the following item: "dike's rate ... 17s. 2d." [WaTR 25]; this has been interpreted to indicate that Edward Dix had recently been constable.
ESTATE:  Granted the usual full sequence of proprietorial lots at Watertown: homestall of 11 acres; 2 acres meadow; 3 acres upland; 30 acres Great Dividend; 3 acres Beaverbrook Plowlands; 3 acres Remote Meadows; 10 acres and a half upland; and 105 acre farm [WaBOP 4, 7, 9, 12, 27, 84].

In his will, dated 25 June 1660 and proved 2 October 1660, "Edward Dikes of Wattertowne" acknowledged that "I did receive some estate of my wife that now is to the value of twenty pounds" and ordered that it be paid to her along with £5 in addition, and also so long as she lives and does not remarry she may reside with his children in his dwelling house and have firewood cut and delivered to her; ordered that from "all my estate viz: houses, lands both near and remote with two hundred acres of land bought of Ensign Sherman ... my son John Dikes shall enjoy a double portion with the addition of ten pounds and a mare colt now running in the woods"; ordered that "the rest of my estate be equally divided amongst my 3 daughters only my youngest for some consideration not here mentioned shall have twenty shillings more than the rest of her sisters provided also that if the portion that I have given my daughter ["Elizabeth" lined out] Abigaell which is wife to Thomas Parks do not amount to the rest of the sisters that then it shall be made up equal unto the rest of her sisters"; and appointed "my son John Diks" sole executor [MPR Case #6296].

On 2 October 1660 John Dix chose Sgt. John Wincoll as his guardian [MPR Misc].

The inventory of the estate of "Edward Dickes late of Wattertowne" was taken 8 October 1660 and totalled £254 3s. 10d., of which £103 was real estate: "a dwelling house and barn and fourteen acres of homestall land," £42; "three acres of meadow in Beaver Brook Meadow," £12; "five acres at Slendergut Meadow," £5; "six acres of meadow at Mr. Saltonstall's farm," £4; "five acres of Remote Meadow," £2 10s.; "twenty [acres] of dividend by Thomas Torball's and ten acres by Richard Sawtel's," £15; "six acres of land by John Barnard's," £6; "more nine acres of land by Rich: Sawtel's," £4 10s.; "three acres in the further plain," £1 10s.; "eighteen acres in lieu of the township," £3; "two hundred acres of land at Esabeth [Assabet] River," £6; and "his right in farm land in Wattertown" £1 10s. [MPR Case #6296].

On 2 April 1661 "Sussanna Dickes widow brought suit against Sergt. John Wincoll and John Dix, executors of Edward Dix, in an action of dowry.  The court found for the plaintiff, viz: one-third rents and the court costs, 13s. [MCR 1:185; Bond 753].

BIRTH:  By about 1610 based on estimated date of marriage.
DEATH:  Watertown 9 July 1660 [WaVR 23].
MARRIAGE:  (1) By 1637 Jane _____ (named as the mother of all children in birth records); she died after the birth of youngest child Rebecca on 18 February 1641/2.
COMMENTS:  On the 6 June 1635 passenger list of the Thomas & John, bound from London to Virginia, are Edward Dix, aged 19, and Jane Wilkinson, aged 20 (at different positions in a list of 105 names) [Hotten 83-85].  This Edward Dix has been identified by some as the immigrant to New England, and Jane Wilkinson as his first wife Jane. There are several arguments against these claims.  In the first place, there are only one or two instances in which persons listed as sailing for Virginia in 1635 later appeared in New England, and these are well documented.  Second, Edward Dix of Boston and Watertown was admitted to freemanship on 4 March 1634/5, and he must have been in New England for this to occur; but the passenger of 6 June 1635 could not have been in New England on the previous 4 March, and in any case could not have been made free if he were only nineteen.

In his first edition Bond includes a daughter Deborah, and then in the second edition presents evidence that she could not have been a daughter of Edward Dix [Bond 198, 753].  Furthermore, the will of Edward Dix states that he had three daughters, and we have births and marriages for three daughters without taking Deborah into account.

On 22 May 1651 Edward Dix was one of four Watertown men "being fined £4 ... for want of a town bushel, upon their requests have their fine remitted" [MBCR 3:229].

(2) By an uncertain date Susanna _____; she was living on 2 April 1661 when she received judgment against the executors of her husband's will.

Susanna-3533. Susanna married 1, 2 (MRIN:1141) Edward DIX-1309 about 1642.

They had the following children.

  F i Deborah DIX-1314 was born in 1643. She died on 20 Jan 1689.
  M ii
Edward DIX-1315 was born in 1646 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii
Jane DIX-1316 was born in 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abraham BROWNE-2489 was born 1 in 1639/1640. Abraham married 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:1142) Mary DIX-1311 on 5 Feb 1662/1663 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abraham's will was probated 5 on 1 Oct 1667 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary DIX [Parents]-1311 was born 1 on 2 May 1639 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 18 Jun 1678 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:1142) Abraham BROWNE-2489 on 5 Feb 1662/1663 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
RICE, Samuel


John DIX [Parents]-1312 was born 1 on 4 Sep 1640 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 7 Nov 1714 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4 (MRIN:1143) Elizabeth BARRETT-2491 on 7 Jan 1670 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth BARRETT-2491. Elizabeth married 1, 2 (MRIN:1143) John DIX-1312 on 7 Jan 1670 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Thomas FLAGG-2492. Thomas married 1 (MRIN:1144) Rebecca DIX-1313 on 18 Feb 1667 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Rebecca DIX [Parents]-1313 was born 1 on 18 Feb 1641/1642 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 2 (MRIN:1144) Thomas FLAGG-2492 on 18 Feb 1667 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Richard BARNS-2493. Richard married (MRIN:1145) Deborah DIX-1314.

Deborah DIX [Parents]-1314 was born in 1643 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 20 Jan 1689. Deborah married (MRIN:1145) Richard BARNS-2493.


William DEATH-2494. William married (MRIN:1146) Susan COLE-1319.

Susan COLE [Parents]-1319 was christened 1 on 2 Feb 1611 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Susan married (MRIN:1146) William DEATH-2494.


Thomas DAY-2495. Thomas married (MRIN:1147) Jane COLE-1322.

Jane COLE [Parents]-1322 was christened 1 on 24 Feb 1627 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 3 Sep 1653 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Jane married (MRIN:1147) Thomas DAY-2495.


Thomas STOWE-2496 was born in 1615. He died in 1684 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. Thomas married 1, 2 (MRIN:1148) Mary GRIGGS-1326 on 4 Dec 1639 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary GRIGGS [Parents]-1326 was born in 1618 in Boxted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 1 on 21 Aug 1680 in Middletown, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. Mary married 2, 3 (MRIN:1148) Thomas STOWE-2496 on 4 Dec 1639 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

MARY, b. ca. 1620; d. Middletown, Conn., 21 Aug. 1680; mar. in Roxbury, Mass., 4 Dec. 1659, THOMAS STOWE, b. ca. 1617, son of John and Elizabeth (Briggs). (There is no actual proof that Mary, wife of Thomas Stowe, was the daughter of Thomas Griggs, but from her age and residence it is a fair assumption.)


Joseph GRIGGS [Parents]-1327 was born about 1624 in Boxted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 1, 2 on 10 Feb 1714 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 3, 4 (MRIN:1149) Mary CRAFTS-2497 about 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
DAVIS, Hannah

AF says marraige place is probably Roxbury

Mary CRAFTS-2497. Mary married 1, 2 (MRIN:1149) Joseph GRIGGS-1327 about 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Joseph GRIGGS [Parents]-1327 was born about 1624 in Boxted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 1, 2 on 10 Feb 1714 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 3 (MRIN:1150) Hannah DAVIS-2498 on 8 Nov 1654 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CRAFTS, Mary

AF says marraige place is probably Roxbury

Hannah DAVIS-2498. Hannah married 1 (MRIN:1150) Joseph GRIGGS-1327 on 8 Nov 1654 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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