Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


James THOMPSON was born on 20 Mar 1649 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 4 Sep 1693 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. James married 2 Abigail GARDNER on 13 Apr 1687.

DEATH: "Here lyes y' body of Lieu't Iames Thomson aged 44 years died September y' 4 1693."
Lieut. James Thompson, son of Simon and Mary (Converse) Thompson, and grandson of James Thompson, family ancestor, was born in Woburn, March 20, 1649; married (first) Hannah Walker, Jan. 27,1673-4: died Feb. 4, 1685-6; and (second) Abigail Gardner, of Charlestown; married, April 13, 1687. His widow married Deacon Edward Johnson. ( Vide Thompson Genealogy.)

Abigail GARDNER [Parents] was born 1 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married 2 James THOMPSON on 13 Apr 1687.

Other marriages:
JOHNSON, Edward


James ALDOUS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 22 Jun 1777 in of Kelsale, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 22 Jun 1777 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 14 Jun 1862 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom. James married Lydia BURTON on 14 Mar 1847 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
PAGE, Mary Ann

James Aldous was born in the village of Laxfield, Suffolk, England, and christened in the parish church on 22 June 1777. Within a few years after this his parents, Samuel and Margaret, moved their family to the nearby town of Cratfield. James grew up in this vicinity, and in the process learned the carpenters trade from his father.

At Kelsale, a village about seven miles from Cratfield and Laxfield, on an early summer day (4 June) in the year 1805, James and his sweetheart, Mary Page, a Kelsale girl, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth, were married. James was twenty-eight years of age and Mary was twenty-four.

This marriage was blessed with fourteen children: eight boys and six girls. Seven of these children died before they were five months old. Four others passed away at the ages of eight, thirteen, twenty, and fifteen, leaving three of the fourteen children. Only these three Robert, Angelina, and George, lived to marry, both of the Sons learning the carpenter's trade from their father.

James had received no formal education (at least we may assume this, as he signed his name with a mark), but was able to send his sons to school, and they received all the education that the common schools of the vicinity offered.

James and Mary Aldous were in good financial circumstances, James occupying, as a carpenter, the position of chief steward to the Reverend L. R. Brown, this being the responsibility for the church owned lands, the products of which provided for the poor of the parish. (O. F. Whitney, in his “History of Utah,” Vol. 4, p. 433, says that James held this position after his move to Huntingdonshire, but the Vicar at Kelsale while the Aldous family was there was “L. Brown,” so James probably did this at Kelsale.)

James was an excellent craftsman, a “Carpenter Master,” and an even better position than the one he held beckoned him to Fenstanton, in Huntingdonshire, approximately eighty-five miles distant from Kelsale, and the family moved in about 1828 or 29. Here Robert and George continued to work with their father, even after their marriages, Robert's in 1835 and George's in 1845.

In 1841 Mary died, and was taken back to Kelsale for burial. James remained a widower until 14 March 1847, when he married again at the age of sixty, this new wife being a local widow and fifty years of age.

James continued to be active as a carpenter for several more years, but in about 1855 became increasingly troubled by an “asthma” condition, and after seven more years, died at the age of 85, and is buried at Kelsale.

(References: Laxfield, Cratfield, and Kelsale, Suffolk, Parish Registers; Death and Marriage certificates; 1851 census Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire; “History of Utah,” by Orson F. Whitney, Vol. 4, p.433.)

Lydia BURTON. Lydia married James ALDOUS on 14 Mar 1847 in Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom.


John POULTER was born in 1728 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. John married Ann.

Ann was born about 1730 in of East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Ann married John POULTER.

They had the following children.

  M i John POULTER was born in 1750. He was buried on 17 Feb 1828.
  M ii Benjamin POULTER was born in 1753. He was buried on 11 Oct 1829.

Daniel HIGTON [Parents] was born about 1683 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He died before 21 May 1746 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 21 May 1746 in St. Mary The Virgin, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. Daniel married Elizabeth MARSH "Eliza" on 8 May 1717 in St. Mary The Virgin, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth "Eliza" MARSH died before 17 Mar 1753 in Cromford, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 17 Mar 1753 in St. Mary The Virgin, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. Eliza married Daniel HIGTON on 8 May 1717 in St. Mary The Virgin, Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Married 23 May 1717 in BTs.

They had the following children.

  M i Job HIGTON was christened on 17 Apr 1745. He died before 29 Jan 1776.

Ebenezer PERRY was born 1 on 5 Mar 1705/1706 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in 1780 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Ebenezer married 3 Abigail PRESBURY about 1728 in of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail PRESBURY [Parents] was born 1 in 1708 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 25 Jun 1749 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married 3 Ebenezer PERRY about 1728 in of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.


Samuel BAKER was born in 1605 in Benenden, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Samuel married 1 Patience BARSTOW on 21 Feb 1677 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WINSLOW, Ellen

Patience BARSTOW. Patience married 1 Samuel BAKER on 21 Feb 1677 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.


John KEMP was born about 1636 in of Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. John married Anne.

John's will was probated on 22 Jul 1709 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

John Kemp, of Laxfield, Suffolk, England, was by occupation a joiner. He and his wife Anne had five children christened at the parish church from 1662 to 1673. Two of the five died as young children.
In his will, dated 7 February 1699/1700, John names his wife Anne (who was to have their house), son Thomas (who was to have another house), son John, and daugh­ter Anne the wife of John Hayward. The will was probated in July of 1709. Anne died ten years later.

Anne was born about 1640 in of Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 5 Aug 1719 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Anne married John KEMP.

They had the following children.

  F i
Sarah KEMP was christened on 7 Dec 1662 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 16 May 1665.
  F ii Anne KEMP was christened on 25 Feb 1665/1666.
  M iii John KEMP was christened on 1 Mar 1666/1667.
  M iv
Thomas KEMP was christened on 17 Dec 1669 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
Richard KEMP was christened on 23 Mar 1672/1673 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 22 Apr 1675.

Richard BRIGHAM [Parents] was born 1 in 1557 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 about 1600 in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. Richard married 3 Alison BURLEY on 28 May 1581 in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
WRIGHT, Elizabeth
WILSH, Margaret

Alison BURLEY was buried on 21 May 1586/1587. Alison married 1 Richard BRIGHAM on 28 May 1581 in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham


Thomas JENKINS was born 1 on 15 Jul 1666 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in Jan 1745/1746 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 3 Experience HAMBLEN on 24 Aug 1687 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WINSLOW, Mercy

THE WILLS OF THOMAS JENKINS AND HIS SON JOSIAH

BY THE EDITOR

THOMAS JENKINS of Barnstable, Mass., married, first, 24 August, 1687, Experience Hamlin, by whom he had eight children. * He married, second, between 18 December, 1712, and 22 December, 1715, Mercy (Winslow) White, widow of Malatiah4 White (Samuel3, Resolved2, William 1), of Rochester, Mass. No children by the second marriage are mentioned in the will, made 9 March, 1737, and probated 25 February, 1745.

Ebenezer Jenkins, the oldest son, married, for his first wife, his step-sister, Judith5 White (Malatiah4,
Samuel3 Resolved2, William 1).

Mercy Jenkins, the third daughter, married John5 white (John4, Samuel3, Resolved2, William1) and Hope Jenkins, the fourth daughter, married Thomas5 White, brother of John5 White.

* Mayflower Descendant, 6:236.
The Wills of Thomas Jenkins and His Son Josiah 157

Josiah Jenkins, of Barnstable, the third son, married Mercy Ellis, in 1738, but apparently had no
children, as his will gives all his estate to his widow, to his brothers and sisters, and to three cousins, as nephews were then called.

We here print exhaustive abstracts of the wills and of all other records, in the Bamstable County, Mass., Registry of Probate, relating to the estates of Thomas and Josiah Jenkins. There are no original papers in the files.

[THE WILL OF THOMAS JENKINS]

[8: 114] On 9 March, 1737, Thomas Jenkins of Barustable made his will. Bequests were as follows:

To "Wife Mercy her thirds as the Law directs and I Give her over and above the best bed in my house and furniture to it and fourty pound in money"

To "my Son Ebenezer the Eastermost end of my house Which he now Improves and Liberty of egress & Regress to and from it so long as it Shall Stand where it doth and Conveniency for Laying of Wood and Improvement of the well and if he Sees Cause to Remove it his Brother Josiah Shall help him build a new Chimney to it. I also give him four Acres of Land in the old field at the Lower End so as to have Conveniency of water att the Spring and half my fresh meadow and Liberty of a way to it and the Land that he now Improves above."

To "my Son Samuell my Land at Skonkenet which he now Improves bounded from Dexters Lot as the River runs Norwest till it Comes to Nathaniel Crockers Lot."

To "my Son Josiah the rest of my homestead With my houses and Barn (reserving Liberty for Ebenezer to put Six Creatures in the Barn so long as his house stands where it doth and hay for them & also to Lay his Corn) and I Give him viz Josiah half my fresh meadow & Liberty of a way to it."

"my son Josiah Shall have One half of my Wood lott & the Other half to be divided Equally between Ebenezer & Samuell."

"my Will is that my Other Land at Skonkenet viz the Last Division be Equally divided between Ebenezer and Josiah."

To "my Grandson Thomas son of Ebenezer my Other half Lott at Skonkenet if he Lives to Come of age and if not I Give it to my Son Samuel"

"My Will is that my Salt meadow be Equally divided between my three Sons Ebenezer Samuell & Josiah & also my Right at Sandy Neck."

158 The Wills of Thomas Jenkins and His Son Josiah

To "my son Josiah the bed he lyes upon and bedding belonging to it.... also all my husbandry tools & Utensells Excepting a Ring Yoak and a Chain Which I Give to Ebenezer."

"I Give my farming tools to Ebenezer and Josiah Equally."

To "my Daughter Thankful" £10.

To "my Daughter Mercy" £10.

To "my Daughter Hope" £10.

To "my Daughters Experience & Sarah Each of them" £20.

To "my Son Josiah all my Quick stock and all the Rest of my personal Estate he paying my Debts and
the Legacies above mentioned only Reserving to my Wife the Improvement of my Negro woman so Long as
she Dwels where she now doth"

"my Loving Wife Mercy & two sons Ebenezer & Samuell To be Joynt Executors"

The will was signed by a mark. The witnesses were Jonathan Russell, Joseph Jenkins, Jr., and Lewis Hamblin.

[8: 115] The wlll was probated 25 February, 1745, all three witnesses being present, and administration was granted to "Samuell Jenkins one of the Executors".

On the same date David Crocker, Esq., Benjamin Mastin and Joseph Blish, Jr., all of Bamstable, were appointed appraisers, and were sworn. They took the inventory, 27 February, 1745. "His Negro Woman with her beding" were valued at £100; "his buildings" £404; "his Lands" £2212; "part of a stable near Ye Meeting house" was not valued. The inventory was sworn to by the executor, 14 June, 1746.

[8:401] On 6 March, 1749, Samuel Jenkins, executor, presented an account, which was approved by the court. Among the items are: "Received of Josiah Jenkins ye Residuary Leagatee To pay the Debts and Leagacies with" £166, 12s., 6d.; "Due to the heirs of Experience a Legatee" £6, 13s., 4d. No other persons are named.

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Experience HAMBLEN 1. Experience married 2 Thomas JENKINS on 24 Aug 1687 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.


Samuel BENT. Samuel married Naomi HARRIS.

Naomi HARRIS [Parents] was born 1 on 5 May 1795 in Palmyra, Wayne, New York, United States. She died 2 on 29 Mar 1884 in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. She was buried 3 in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States. Naomi married Samuel BENT.

Other marriages:
KELLOGG, Ezekiel
DUEL, Benjamin

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