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


President John TAYLOR [scrapbook]-1695 was born on 1 Nov 1808 in Milnthorpe, Westmoreland, England, United Kingdom. He died on 25 Jul 1887 in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States. He was buried on 29 Jul 1887 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. John married (MRIN:131) Jane BALLANTYNE-107 on 25 Feb 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

Comments: Taylor, John (Male)At the age of fourteen John became a cooper's apprentice in Liverpool, England, and subsequently learned the turner's trade at Penrith, in Cumberland, England.  He received his first schooling at the village of Hale, Westmoreland, where his parents lived on a small estate bequeathed to the head of the house by an uncle.  In 1830 John emigrated to America, following his parents, who were then residing at Toronto, Upper Canada.  Shortly after being baptized and ordained an elder (1836) John was set apart to preside over the Church in Upper Canada.  In March, 1837, he visited Kirtland, Ohio, where he first met the Prophet Joseph Smith, and was his guest while sojourning there.  He attended a meeting in the temple, at which Warren Parrish made a violent attack upon the Prophet.  Elder Taylor defended the absent Prophet and endeavored to pour oil upon the troubled waters.
In 1838 John removed to Kirtland, proceeding thence in the general exodus of the Saints to Missouri.  At DeWitt, Carrol Co., Missouri, he and his party of 24 were confronted by an armed mob of one hundred and fifty, led by Abbott Hancock and Sashiel Woods, the former a Baptist, the latter a Presbyterian minister.  After some parleying the armed mob retired and permitted them to continue on to Far West, Missouri. John was a witness to the outrages perpetrated by the Missourians upon the new settlers, and a participant in the scenes of peril and disaster ending in the imprisonment of the Prophet and other leaders and the expulsion of the Mormon community from the state.  John bravely and unflinchingly bore his part of the general burden of sorrow and trial; he knew no fear and shirked no responsibility or sacrifice that his duty entailed.
In the fall of 1837 John was told by the Prophet that he would bechosen an apostle, and at a conference in Far West, October, 1838, it was voted that he fill the vacancy occasioned by the apostasy of John S. Boynton.  The High Council at Far West took similar action and on December 19 John was ordained an apostle.  He was one of the committee appointed to memorialize the Missouri Legislature for redress of grievances, and was also appointed with Bishop Edward Partridge to draft a similar petition to the general government. John assisted President Young to superintend the exodus of the Saints from Missouri, and was with him and others of the Twelve when they made their famous ride from Quincy, Illinois, to Far West, Missouri, prior to starting upon their mission to Great Britain.   John started upon this mission August 8, 1839.  At Nauvoo, Illinois he was joined by Wilford Woodruff, and these two were the first of the Twelve to sail. They landed at Liverpool, England, on January 11, 1840, and at a council held at Preston, it was decided that John Taylor should labor in Liverpool with Elder Joseph Fielding.  He was appointed a member of the committee to select hymns and compile a hymn book for the Latter-day Saints.  In July, 1840, he passed over to Ireland and preached in the court house at Newry, County Down.   This was the introduction of Mormonism in the Emerald Isle, the first convert being Thomas Tate.  John next went to Glasgow.  After preaching to the Saints in that city he returned to Liverpool and delivered a course of lectures at the music hall in Bold street.  On September 16th, he, with Elders Hiram Clark and William Mitchell, sailed for the Isle of Man.  He delivered a course of lectures, baptized a goodly number, organized a branch, and then returned to Liverpool. He returned to America with President Young and other apostles, arriving at Nauvoo on July 1, 1841.
At Nauvoo, John was a member of the city council, one of the Regentsof the University, Judge Advocate with the rank of Colonel in the Nauvoo Legion, associate editor and afterwards chief editor of the "Times and Seasons."  He was also editor and proprietor of the "Nauvoo Neighbor," in the columns of which paper, in February, 1844, he nominated Joseph Smith for the Presidency of the United States.
John, with Willard Richards, voluntarily shared the imprisonmentwith the Prophet and Patriarch.  While in prison he sang a hymn to raise their drooping spirits, and soon after the jail was assaulted by the mob who shot to death the Prophet and Patriarch.  In the midst of the melee John stood at the door with a heavy walking stick, beating down the muskets of the assassins that were belching deadly volleys into the room.  After Joseph and Hyrum were dead, John was struck by a ball in the left thigh while preparing to leap from the window whence the Prophet had fallen.  Another missile from the outside, striking his watch, threw him back into the room.  This was all that prevented him from descending upon the bayonets of the mob.  In his wounded state he dragged himself under a bedstead that stood near, and while doing so received three other wounds--one a little below the left knee, one in his left hip, and another in the left forearm and hand. The Prophet's fall from the window drew the murderers to the yard below, which incident saved the lives of John Taylor and Willard Richards, the latter the only one of the four prisoners who escaped unharmed.  As soon as practicable John, who had been carried by Doctor Richards for safety into the cell of the prison, was removed to Hamilton's hotel in Carthage, and subsequently to Nauvoo.
John accompanied the exodus, February 16, 1846, to Council Bluffs, Iowa, from where he was sent with Parley P. Pratt and Orson Hyde to set in order the affairs of the British mission.  After accomplishing their purpose they returned, arriving in 1847. Apostle Taylor brought with him a set of surveying instruments, with which Orson Pratt, a few months later, laid out Salt Lake City.
After the departure of President Young and the pioneers in April, Parley P. Pratt and John Taylor exercised a general superintendency over the affairs at Winter Quarters, Nebraska.  With Isaac Morley and Newel K. Whitney they organized the immigration that crossed the plains that season.  It was about the 21st of June when these apostles, with six hundred wagons and upwards of 1500 people began the journey from the Elk Horn.  John Taylor's division arrived at Salt Lake City on October 5, 1847.
In 1849 John was called to head a mission to France.  In companywith Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, and Franklin D. Richards, who were on their way to Italy, Denmark, and England, respectively, he set out on October 19 to re-cross the plains.  After a very successful mission, where he organized a branch and made arrangements for translating the Book of Mormon into Gallic, John returned.  He arrived at Salt Lake City August 20, 1852.  He brought with him the machinery for the beet sugar plant, manufactured in Liverpool at a cost of $12,500.  He also brought with him the busts of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, prepared under his personal direction by one of the artists of England.
Two years later John was called to preside over the Eastern Statesmission and to supervise the emigration.  Resigning as a  elect of the legislature, he, accompanied by his son George J.   Taylor, and by Elders Jeter Clinton, Nathaniel H. Felt, Alexander Robbins and Angus M. Cannon, set out in the fall of 1854 for New York City, where the first number of "The Mormon" was issued February 17, 1855.  In 1857, at the outbreak of the "Utah War," John returned to Salt Lake City.
John Taylor was a member of the Utah legislature, 1857-76.  For thefirst five sessions of that period he was speaker of the house. From 1868 to 1870 he was probate judge of Utah county.  In 1869 he held his celebrated controversy with Vice-President Colfax through the columns of the New York press.  From 1871 to 1875 he published a series of letters in the "Deseret News," reviewing the situation in Utah, denouncing territorial government as un-American and oppressive, but warning the people against violent resistance to Judge McKean's high-handed and exasperating course.  In 1877 John was elected territorial superintendent of schools, and served as such for several years.
The next important event in his history was his elevation to theleadership of the church, to which he virtually succeeded at the death of President Young, August 29, 1877.  He had been serving as President of the Twelve Apostles.  He continued to act in that capacity until October, 1880, when the First Presidency was again organized with John Taylor, George Q. Cannon, and Joseph F. Smith as its personnel.
President Taylor's last appearance in public was on Sunday, February 1, 1885, when he preached his final discourse in the tabernacle at Salt Lake City.  He had just returned from Mexico and California, after a tour through the settlements of the Saints in Arizona.  That night he went into retirement and was never again seen in life except by a few trusted friends.  He died July 25, 1887, at the home of Thomas F. Rouche, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah.  His funeral was held four days later at the tabernacle in Salt Lake City.
Comments: #21. In 1860 John had a household of seven, a real wealth of $2,000, and a personal wealth of $2,000.
Comments: #31. John emigrated to Canada where he was converted to the Gospel.  He presided over the Saints in Upper Canada.  He visited the Prophet Joseph in Kirtland, Ohio, moved to Missouri in 1838; was called by revelation July 8, 1838 to be one of the Twelve Apostles. He filled a mission to England in 1839-41, after which he filled a number of missions for the Church.  He crossed the Plains in 1847 and came to Utah.  He filled a mission to France and Germany in 1849-52, and later presided over the mission in the Eastern States where he published the "Mormon" in the interest of the Church.  After President Brigham Young's death in 1877, he presided over the Church, first, as President of the Twelve and later as the third regular President of the Church.  He  filled a successful mission to Great Britain, after preaching in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and New York. He introduced the Gospel into Liverpool, England, the Isle of Man and Ireland.
Comments: #41. Taken from the Journal of John Taylor--Family background.   Schooling.  Apprenticed to cooper in Liverpool, 1822-23.  Apprenticed to a turner in Cumberland, 1823-28.  Rest of family emigrated to Upper Canada, 1830.  Author followed them, 1832. Religious background.  Became a Methodist because it "seemed to me more of a matter of fact, personal thing than the church of England," 1824.  Methodist exhorter or local preacher at age seventeen. Continued preaching in Toronto area.  More interested in teaching "the leading doctrines of the christian religion, rather than the peculiar dogmas of Methodism."  Belonged to group seeking after true church. Missionary visit of Parley P. Pratt.  Wrote first letter to minister in England on the subject of Mormonism.   Presiding elder in the district.  Experiences with Sampson Avard in Canada, 1837.  Made three visits to Kirtland.  Spirit of apostasy there.  Presiding elder again. Raised funds to "relieve the Presidency in their embarrassment." Informed by letter that he had been called to Quorum of Twelve and should proceed to Far West via Kirtland, 1838.
"President John Taylor's Dictation."  A sort of oral history done in 1884.  Answers questions about trip across the plains to Utah, crime in Utah ("we were a good deal imbued with the old Hebraic ideas-a good deal like the Puritans, yet we never enacted blue laws, neither had we witches to kill, even if we had been disposed to do so"), early voting practices, manufacture of liquor, a trip to England in 1846, city planning, Kirtland Bank bills and the Danites.
Comments: #51. John joined the Methodist Church about 1823; subsequently appointed preacher.  Emigrated to Toronto, Canada, 1828-29.  Visited Kirtland March 1837.  Appointed by revelation July 8, 1838 to be ordained apostle.  Moved to Missouri in fall of 1838. Located temporarily in Quincy, Illinois, 1839.  Accompanied others of Twelve to Far West, Missouri, April 26, 1838.  Located family at Montrose, Iowa, 1839.   Mission to England 1839-41.  Left Montrose on August 8, 1839.   Arrived in Liverpool on January 11, 1840.  Left Liverpool for United States on April 20, 1841.  Arrived in Nauvoo on July 1, 1841.   Elected member of the Nauvoo City Council and Nauvoo Legion, and regent of Nauvoo University.  Appointed associate editor of the Times and Seasons on February 3, 1842.  Initiated into masonry on April 22, 1842.  Editor-in-chief of Times and Seasons, 1842-1846. Editor and proprietor of Nauvoo Neighbor, May 1843-October 1845. Member of Council on March 10, 1844.  Accompanied Prophet to Carthage Jail in June, 1844.  Received four balls into body from guns of mob on June 27, 1844.  Sealed for time to Lydia Dibble January 30, 1846. He left Nauvoo for West in spring of 1846.  To Winter Quarters, 1846. Mission to England, 1846-1847.  Arrived in England on October 3, 1846. Elected associate judge of provisional State of Deseret on March 12, 1849.  Called on mission to France in October, 1849. Arrived in Liverpool in May 27, 1850.  Arrived in Boulogne, France on June 18, 1850.  Left England for United States on March 6, 1852. Arrived in Salt Lake City on August 20, 1852.   Appointed to preside over branches of Church in eastern states and publish paper 1854. Published "The Mormon" in New York City, February 1855-May 1857. Returned to Salt Lake City on August 7, 1857.  Member of the Utah Territorial Legislature, 1857-76.  Speaker of house for five successive sessions, beginning in 1857.  Probate judge of Utah County 1868-70.  Elected territorial superintendent of district schools in Utah in 1877. Elected director of ZCMI on October 7, 1877.  Elected president of ZCMI on October 5, 1883.   President of Church from October 10, 1880 to July 25, 1887.  He was sealed to Mary Rainsbottom on January 23, 1846.
Souces: Revelations of Joseph Smith. Cook, Lyndon. 1981
Page: 234-235

Jane BALLANTYNE [Parents] [scrapbook]-107 was born 1 on 11 Apr 1813 in Sheatfield, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died on 26 Dec 1900 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. Jane married (MRIN:131) President John TAYLOR-1695 on 25 Feb 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States.

Married the 3rd President of the LDS Church.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard James TAYLOR-1654 was born on 4 Feb 1848. He died on 17 Mar 1905.

Thomas Charles HALL-682. Thomas married (MRIN:132) Annie BALLANTYNE-109 on 27 Feb 1857.

Annie BALLANTYNE [Parents]-109 was born on 2 Sep 1819 in Whiteridgebog, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died on 10 Mar 1908. She was buried in Mar 1908. Annie married (MRIN:132) Thomas Charles HALL-682 on 27 Feb 1857.

Other marriages:
QUAYLE, John

Marriage Notes:

Temple Index Bureau (TIB)


John QUAYLE-9251 was born on 24 Jun 1801 in Kirk Michael, Isle Of Man, England. He died on 5 Jan 1892. He was buried on 8 Jan 1892 in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. John married 1 (MRIN:133) Annie BALLANTYNE-109 on 30 Oct 1871 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Annie BALLANTYNE [Parents]-109 was born on 2 Sep 1819 in Whiteridgebog, Roxburghshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died on 10 Mar 1908. She was buried in Mar 1908. Annie married 1 (MRIN:133) John QUAYLE-9251 on 30 Oct 1871 in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Other marriages:
HALL, Thomas Charles


John SNOW [Parents] [scrapbook]-162 was born 1 on 30 Mar 1706 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 12 May 1777 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He was buried in May 1777 in Clay Hill Cemetery, West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States. John married 3, 4 (MRIN:134) Abigail BRIGHAM-407 on 25 Mar 1729 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


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

Abigail BRIGHAM [Parents]-407 was born 1 on 25 Nov 1708 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened 2 on 3 Jul 1720 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 6 Mar 1790 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried on 6 Mar 1790 in Clay Hill Cemetery, West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States. Abigail married 3, 4 (MRIN:134) John SNOW-162 on 25 Mar 1729 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


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

They had the following children.

  M i John SNOW-408 was born on 25 Nov 1729. He died on 6 Mar 1801.
  M ii
Edmund SNOW-410 was born 1 on 1 May 1732 in Marlboro, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iii Seth SNOW-411 was born on 11 Mar 1733.
  M iv Warren SNOW-412 was born on 12 Feb 1734/1735. He died in 1824.
  F v Abigail SNOW-413 was born on 27 Dec 1736.
  M vi Capt Zerrubbabel SNOW-111 was born on 12 Aug 1741. He died on 12 Apr 1795.
  F vii Phebe SNOW-414 was christened on 6 Oct 1743. She died on 6 Mar 1790.
  F viii
Ester SNOW-409 was born 1 on 7 May 1750 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Capt Zerrubbabel SNOW [Parents] [scrapbook]-111 was born 1 on 12 Aug 1741 in Rutland, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2, 3 on 12 Apr 1795 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Zerrubbabel married 4 (MRIN:135) Mary TROWBRIDGE-112 in 1766 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Mary TROWBRIDGE [Parents] [scrapbook]-112 was born 1 on 25 Feb 1745 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2, 3 on 24 Jun 1818 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She was buried in Jun 1818 in Clay Hill Cemetery, West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, United States. Mary married 4 (MRIN:135) Capt Zerrubbabel SNOW-111 in 1766 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary "Molly" SNOW-113 was born on 24 Dec 1767. She died on 30 Aug 1856.
  M ii James SNOW-114 was born on 28 Jan 1770. He died on 2 Sep 1850.
  F iii Lydia SNOW-115 was born on 18 Mar 1772. She died on 13 Feb 1822.
  F iv
Abigail SNOW-116 was born 1, 2 on 17 Apr 1774 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died in Ohio, United States.
  F v
Sally SNOW 1-117 was born in Jul 1776 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 11 Sep 1777 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Given name may be Sarah
  M vi John SNOW-119 was born on 2 Jul 1778. He died on 31 May 1829.
  F vii Sarah SNOW-120 was born in 1780. She died on 26 Jan 1812.
  M viii Levi SNOW-122 was born on 22 Jul 1782. He died on 2 Nov 1841.
  F ix Jerusha SNOW-123 was born on 7 Nov 1784. She died on 30 Nov 1873.
  M x
Eli SNOW-11899 was born 1 on 1 Nov 1787 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.
  M xi
Zerrubbabel SNOW [scrapbook]-3749 was born 1, 2 on 20 May 1788 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 15 Jun 1806 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

James TROWBRIDGE [Parents] [scrapbook]-416 was born 1 on 23 Mar 1715 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 21 Jul 1806 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. James married (MRIN:136) Jerusha PARK-417 on 18 Jan 1739/1740 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

One of the early settlers of Worchester MA
Source: Lorin Farr Pioner by T Earl Pardoe page 3

The Trowbridge family derives its name from its ancient inheritance, Trowbridge, in the Parish of Crediton, Devonshire, England. This property was the estate of Peter de Trowbridge, in the reign of Edward I. It was sold by the Trowbridge family, in 1720, to Samuel Strode. The Trowbridges, of Taunton, Somersetshire, were of the Devonshire family, as shown by the coat of arms found in the windows of St. James Church, at Tauton, which is identical with that borne by the Devonshire Trowbridges. The name Trowbridge appears in Taunton as early as 1541. Source: Library of Congress "Genealogy of the Trowbridge Family" Page 157.

Jerusha PARK [Parents]-417 was born 1 on 22 Nov 1722 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 26 Apr 1756 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Jerusha married (MRIN:136) James TROWBRIDGE-416 on 18 Jan 1739/1740 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
William TROWBRIDGE-418 was born 1 on 10 Jul 1741 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 7 Jul 1748.
  F ii Sarah TROWBRIDGE-419 was born on 7 Jan 1743. She died on 7 Nov 1765.
  F iii Mary TROWBRIDGE-112 was born on 25 Feb 1745. She died on 24 Jun 1818.
  F iv Abigail TROWBRIDGE-420 was born on 12 Oct 1747.
  M v William TROWBRIDGE-421 was born on 24 Mar 1751. He died on 30 Sep 1833.
  F vi Lydia TROWBRIDGE-422 was born on 7 Apr 1754. She died on 31 Jan 1834.

Joshua FARR [Parents]-368 was born 1, 2, 3 on 23 Sep 1757 in Hardwick, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 28 Aug 1815 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Joshua married 4 (MRIN:137) Mary SNOW "Molly"-113 on 31 Mar 1785 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Joshua was counted in a census 5 in 1800 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Birth was found in "History of Chesterfield, N.H." it also mentions that Joshua Farr was a Revolutionary soldier in 1775.

BIRTH: Last name spelled 'Far' and mother's name is Mary.

Mary "Molly" SNOW [Parents]-113 was born 1, 2, 3 on 24 Dec 1767 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 30 Aug 1856 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Molly married 4 (MRIN:137) Joshua FARR-368 on 31 Mar 1785 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
DAVIS, John

Marraige found in "The Farr Genealogy" by the Rev. Charles N. Sinnet. Molly was the daughter of Zerubbabel Snow. Death date was also given in this book. They had no children.


John DAVIS-1697 was born about 1767 in New Hampshire, United States. John married (MRIN:138) Mary SNOW "Molly"-113 in 1817 in New Hampshire, United States.

Mary "Molly" SNOW [Parents]-113 was born 1, 2, 3 on 24 Dec 1767 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died on 30 Aug 1856 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. Molly married (MRIN:138) John DAVIS-1697 in 1817 in New Hampshire, United States.

Other marriages:
FARR, Joshua

Marraige found in "The Farr Genealogy" by the Rev. Charles N. Sinnet. Molly was the daughter of Zerubbabel Snow. Death date was also given in this book. They had no children.


James SNOW [Parents] [scrapbook]-114 was born 1, 2 on 28 Jan 1770 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. He died 3 on 2 Sep 1850 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. James married 4, 5 (MRIN:139) Abigail FARR "Nabby"-374 on 28 May 1787 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

James worked 6 as Retailor of Distilled Spirits in 1800 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Abigail "Nabby" FARR [Parents] [scrapbook]-374 was born 1 in 1769 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. She died 2 on 25 Jan 1837 in Saint Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, United States. Nabby married 3, 4 (MRIN:139) James SNOW-114 on 28 May 1787 in Chesterfield, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

Nickname was "Nabby". Birth, death and marriage found in "The Farr Genealogy" and in the typed records of Ben and Fern Farr in the posession of Tim Farr.


William ALDOUS [Parents]-121 was born on 23 Jun 1667 in Earl Soham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 23 Jun 1667 in Earl Soham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 7 Feb 1733/1734 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. William married (MRIN:140) Elizabeth Wright HUNTING-118 on 11 Jan 1699/1700 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
PULLFORD, Mary

From records in the posession of Tim Farr.

 William Aldous, though he was born (1667) at Earl Soham, Suffolk, England, remembered very little of living there, since his family moved the few miles to Fressingfield, his father's original home, when he was just a little boy.  He grew up in Fressingfield, and mar- ried there in 1700, his bride being Elizabeth Wright.  In addition to pursuing his occupation as a blacksmith he acquired some farm land. Most land was under the jurisdiction of a manor.  A manor was an area owned and administered by a person called the lord of the manor.  A given manor could be all or part of a parish or parishes.  The lord of the manor used part of the property, and the remainder was held by tenants, who had rights to pass their portion to heirs, etc.  A given tenant often held acreage in more than one manor.  Also, the manors and villages had commons, or pastures, which tenants and occupants shared.

 William and Elizabeth became the parents of eight children, one of whom, Anne, died in infancy; another, Robert, died at the age of twenty.  We have an interesting situation regarding the christenings of their children: three of them, Samuel in 1705, John in 1710, and Martha in 1712, are called, in the parish registers, the children of Steven Aldous blacksmith; but they are named in William's will, along with his and Elizabeth's other children who lived: Elizabeth, William, and Richard; and no Steven Aldous blacksmith can be found to be father of the three. Later the same people are named in son John's will. Also, son Samuel bequeathed the land, part of it by name, that his father William had willed to him.  We can conjecture that William per- haps looked like his father, Stephen Aldous, and on those three occa- sions the parish minister inadvertently wrote down the wrong name.

 Elizabeth died in 1724, and the next year William married Mary Pullford.  By her he had another son, Jonathan, who is also named in the wills mentioned previously.  This son was only four and a half years old when William made his "Last will and testamentt" in Decem- ber of 1732.

 His will is of interest, one of the reasons being the unusual spelling in it.  For instance, the year is written "one thousnd seaven hundred and thirti too." William called himself "saner [sen- ior]," and gave his lands in Fressingfield "houlen [holden] of the manor of Wittingham Com Waklin" to his son "Sameual," "with the Com- nage [commonage] with the privlig and Aparncs [appurtenances] thare unto blongin with the paster [pasture] in the Broyd Rod and the mean profets thareunto Blong and part of my goods and chatels." Samuel  was to pay "unto Mary Aldous my Loving wife the sume of seaven pownds  a yeare and yearly during the tearm of her naturall Life quartly [quarterly].to be paid." Samuel was also to receive "one beed [bed] in the palor [parlor] with the fertr [furniture] and the houshould Lineng [linen]" and "after my dessace to pay the Leagys [legacies] folling [following] . . . to Willm Aldous my son twenty pownds . . . Elizabeth Aldous my dafter twenty pownds . . . twenty pounds to Rich- ard Aldous my son . . . to Mather [Martha] Aldous my Daftr twenty pownds . . . Johnathn Aldous my youner son twenty pownds for indeca- tion [education] and twenty pownds to be paid when he come of age, and twenty pownds John Aldous my son." He signed his will, but the signature is not the same handwriting as the body of the document,  so someone else wrote it down, and thus we cannot attribute the in- teresting spelling to William.  We have another sample of William's signature, as a witness to the will of his brother Francis in 1730. William died in February of 1734, over a year after making his will.

  It was thirty-one years later (1765) when son John wrote a will (probated 1767).  He had married late in life and had no children.  He gave his "well beloved wife Mary" some personal items and also the interest of two hundred pounds to be paid to her quarterly; after her death the whole was to be divided amongst his "brothers and sisters." He bequeathed five pounds each to the children of his sister Martha Clebond, to his "brother in law" (here meaning half brother) Jonathan Aldous, to John son of Richard Aldous (his brother), and to his sis- ter Elizabeth Andrews.  Of interest, too, is: "to my kinsman Francis Aldous of Fressingfield, Blacksmith, forty pounds if he be industri- ous and mind his business within six months after my Decease But if he should not be so tractable as he might but waste his stock, then the forty pounds shall be paid yearly at five pounds a year." He appoint- ed Henry Clutton senior of Fressingfield as executor, but Clutton re- nounced, and "Samuel Aldous of Fressingfield, Blacksmith, natural and lawful Brother of John Aldous testator" was appointed.

Elizabeth Wright HUNTING-118 was born about 1671 in of Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 3 Oct 1672 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 31 Jan 1723/1724 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married (MRIN:140) William ALDOUS-121 on 11 Jan 1699/1700 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Ann ALDOUS-1839 was christened on 29 Jan 1700/1701 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried on 29 Jan 1701.
  F ii Elizabeth ALDOUS-1286 was born on 12 Mar 1701/1702. She was buried on 16 Mar 1737/1738.
  M iii William ALDOUS-1285 was born on 14 Jan 1703/1704.
  M iv Samuel ALDOUS-2647 was christened on 8 Apr 1705. He died on 28 Feb 1771.
  M v
Robert ALDOUS-2134 was christened on 24 Feb 1707/1708 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 31 Dec 1728.
  M vi John ALDOUS-2508 was christened on 9 Apr 1710. He was buried on 6 May 1767.
  F vii Martha ALDOUS-1836 was christened on 6 Jul 1712.
  M viii
Richard ALDOUS-2454 was christened on 27 Dec 1714 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

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