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

William MANN-2683 was born about 1610 in Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 about 1650 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. William married 2 (MRIN:1511) Frances HOPKINS-2684 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Mann Line: William Mann came to New England from Yeovilton and Ilchester, co. Somerset, England. He was active among the early Friends at Providence, where he died about 1650. Frances Hopkins was born at Yeovilton, 28 May 1614, died 26 Feb. 1700 at Dartmouth, at the home of her son-in-law, John Lapham. She was the daughter of William and Joan (Arnold) Hopkins. Joan Arnold was the sister of William Arnold, original proprietor of Providence and early settler of Pawtuxet, R. I. He came to New England in 1655; in his party were his niece, Frances (Hopkins) Mann,.her husband William Mann, and her brother Thomas Hopkins. The latter was the great-grandfather of Stephen Hopkins, Governor of Rhode island and SIgner of the Declaration of Independence. He was also the great-grandfather of Esek Hopkins, the first Commander-in-ChIef of the American Navy. Before coming to New England, the  Arnold, Hopkins and Mann families were neighbors in Yeovilton and Ilchester in England.

Frances HOPKINS [Parents]-2684 was born 1 on 28 May 1614 in Yeovilton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was christened on 28 May 1614. She died 2 on 26 Feb 1700 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Frances married 3 (MRIN:1511) William MANN-2683 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Abraham MANN-3811 died 1 on 26 Feb 1695.
  F ii Mary MANN-2662 was born in 1640. She died in 1710.

Andrew HARRIS-5576 died in BET 24 MAY 1616 AND 2 NOV 1616 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Andrew married (MRIN:1512) Jane BAGLEY-11642 on 2 Feb 1603/1604 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Andrew had a will on 24 May 1616 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated on 2 Nov 1616 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Jane BAGLEY-11642 was born in 1584 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1676 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Jane married (MRIN:1512) Andrew HARRIS-5576 on 2 Feb 1603/1604 in Northbourne, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas HARRIS-2671 was born on 12 Apr 1605. He died on 7 Jan 1686.
  M ii William HARRIS-2909 was born about 1609. He died on 20 Feb 1681/1682.
  F iii
Anne HARRIS 1-5578.
  F iv Parnill HARRIS-5579.

Henry TEW [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-2693 was born 2 about 1581 in Eydon, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died after 1640 in Maidford, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom. Henry married (MRIN:1513) Ellen-2694 about 1605 in Eydon, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:

Henry Tew, father of Richard Tew, of Newport, R. I. lived at Maidford, Northampton Co., England, and it was there Richard Tew married Mary Clarke. as the following instrument, recorded in Rhode Island, in Book I. Land Evidences, Sec v of State Office, shows "this indenture, made the ??th day of Oct. in the 9th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, Charles of England and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc. Between Henry Tew, of Maidford, County of Northampton, Eng., Yeoman, and William Clarke, of Prior Hardwick, Co. of Warwick, Eng., Yoeman witnesseth : That for and in consideration of a marriage by the grace of God, shortly to be had and solemnized between Richard Tew, son and heir apparent of said Henry and Mary Clarke. one of the daughters of said William Clarke, etc., etc." Then follows an engagement entered into by Henry Texv, to make ox-er on his part. to his son Richard, houses, barns, tenements. etc.

The Origins of the TEW Name and Family.

The name TEW is of great antiquity and its roots go back to Anglo-Saxon times. According to Professor Ekwell it probably appeared as an Old English word TIEWE which is known to have existed as an element in compound words [e.g. manigtiewe = skilful]. He deduces that TIEWE may have meant a lengthy object, and to have been adopted as the name given to a ridge of land in North West Oxfordshire. In time the name would have been transferred from the feature of the landscape itself to the settlements that became established upon it, and which today are the villages of Great Tew, Little Tew and Duns Tew.

I have a theory that the surname Tew is connected with the Anglo-Saxon god Tiw. This whole area needs some research, and unfortunately relatively little is known about the Anglo-Saxon gods. I do know that he was represented by the runic character, which was traditionally carved on weapons to ensure victory. What I do know about Tiw can be seen on my page to the Anglo-Saxon gods.

According to Charles Whynne-Hammond in Tracing the History of Place-Names, under the entry for Great Tew in Oxfordshire, he says: This name was just Tiwan or Teowe during the 11th Century. It has various possible origins. Either it comes from tig meaning a meeting place; or from teohh meaning 'race' or 'troop'; or from taewe meaning 'good health' or 'excellent'; or finally from tiew meaning a 'row' or 'ridge'. Each is possible: the village was a moot centre for tribes, is situated on fertile soil and is close to a long narrow hillock. In the 12th Century documents recorded Tiwa Magna and Parva Tiwe (now Great and Little Tew) together with Dunnestywa (now Duns Tew) which was owned by a person called Dunn.

However, on page 68 of the same book, when talking about the names of the pagan gods, he says that some of these gods can be found also in our place-names: Tiw occurs in 'Tewin'.... Could Great Tew not have the same derivation? To be continued...

By the end of the Anglo-Saxon period the place name appeared in a will of 1004 as TIWAN, while in Domesday [1086] the villages are recorded as both TEOWE and TEWE. In a pipe roll of 1130 we find TIW and TIWE, and in another of 1156 there is a TIWA MAGNA [Great Tew]. In a curia regis roll of 1207 there appears PARVA TIWE [Little Tew], then in the Calendar of Charters and Rolls at the Bodleian c.1200 there is DONESTIVA, while in an episcopal roll of 1232 DUNNESTYWA [both Duns Tew].

It was in the two centuries after the Norman Conquest that secondary names came into use, eventually to be inherited as family names. We might expect, therefore, that a family living in or near the villages to take TEW as their family name some time in these two centuries. Fortunately for us a record of such a family exists and is noted in the Victoria County History for Oxfordshire.

During the reign of Henry I [1100-1135] a Joibert de Tiw held lands in Duns Tew and Adderbury. He probably died without sons as he was succeeded by his brother Hugh who is mentioned in 1130 and 1142. These lands passed to Hugh's son Walter who was holding them in 1166, while in 1170 both he and his nephew Henry of Tew occupied lands at Hempton. The Adderbury lands passed to Walter's son Hugh who was dead by 1204 and so to another son Walter known to be living in 1218. The next in line was this Walter's eldest son, another Hugh, whose main claim to fame is that in 1248 he was pardoned for the murder of Laurence, Archdeacon of York: he was still alive in 1253. It was probably Hugh's brother who was the Walter appointed bailiff of the manor of Bloxham Beauchamp in 1236. Hugh was succeeded in Adderbury by his son, yet another Hugh, who, when he died in 1284, was succeeded by three married daughters between whom the manor was divided.

It is unlikely, therefore, that the "senior" line died out with the last Hugh who seems to have left daughters only, but "junior" lines almost certainly would have continued, from younger but unrecorded sons of earlier holders of the manor and perhaps from Henry of Hempton and Walter of Bloxham.

Details of individuals are very sparse during the next two and a half centuries, but a Ralph Tewe, a city merchant, was one of two representatives for Coventry summoned to Parliament in 1302. A similar name occurs in the same period as the East Window of Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, contains 14th C. glass in which appears the figure of Canon Ralph de Tew. In the 15th C. Lincoln College, Oxford, was founded in 1427 by Richard Fleming, Bishop of Lincoln. Various plots of land were purchased for this purpose including a 'messuage called Deep Hall' belonging to the Hospital of St John the Baptist [later Magdalen College] which was sold by the master, Richard Tew, to Fleming's agents on 20th June 1430. Around the same time a W--- Tewe is recorded as holding land at Neithrop, near Banbury, in 1441, and it is also recorded that part of the holding had previously been in the ownership of his grandfather.

It will be seen that members of the Tew family were still in close proximity to the point of origin some 150 years after the breaking up of the manor, and it is reasonable to assume that they were descendants of the first family. It is known that the W. Tew (perhaps another Walter?) of Neithrop occupied lands that had been held by his unnamed grandfather, and this latter
could well have been the great grandson of the last but one Hugh of Adderbury or of Walter of Bloxham, as well as the father of the Richard master of the Hospital of St. John. It is also a possibility that the W. Tew of Neithrop in 1441 was the father of a Henry Tew who died in Daventry in 1488.

The descent of the family in the 14th and early 15th centuries can, at this stage, only be a matter of conjecture, but obviouslythe family was expanding and moving from the point of origin. One branch, at least, had moved into Northamptonshire by the end of the 15th C. for a John Tew is recorded as being the incumbent of the parish of Collingtree, just south of the town of Northampton, during the reign of Henry VI (1422-71), and while on 14th August 1488 HENRY TEW of Daventry made his will mentioning his wife Elizabeth and daughter Agnes. JOHN TEW also of Daventry made his will on 9th July 1501 mentioning his wife Elizabeth and unnamed children. The relationship between the two Johns and between Henry and John of Daventry is a matter of speculation, but the latter were probably father and son. It is also a matter of speculation whether there is a direct connection between these two and the family shortly to become established some seven miles away in Eydon, but again it was possibly John's son who settled there.

The first known individual in Eydon, and the first from whom a descent can be traced with any degree of certainty is RICHARD TEW. His will is dated 27th February 1521/2 and mentions his wife who is not named and four sons, John the elder, John the younger, Nicholas and Thomas. A witness to the will is Thomas Tew the elder, probably Richard's brother. As one of the sons was an executor and another was to receive 'a quartern of land....he paying the rent...', they were likely to have been at least twenty years of age, which puts Richard's marriage at 1490 at the latest, and his birth date at c.1460.

It seems that Richard was a man of some substance for besides making a bequest to the 'mother church' of Lincoln, he made three separate bequests to the church in Eydon, as well as to the poor of the village: 'To every household in Eydon that hath no plough nor part of one a strike [a level measure] of corn'.

By: Alan Tew, 43 Chanctonbury Way, Woodside Park, London N12 7AA. Telephone 0181 445 5692.

Ellen-2694 was born about 1585 in of Maidford, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died about 1612 in Eydon, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom. Ellen married (MRIN:1513) Henry TEW-2693 about 1605 in Eydon, Northamtonshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard TEW-2673 was born on 15 Feb 1606. He died on 20 Mar 1673.
  M ii John TEW-3756 was born about 1610.

William CLARKE-2695 was born 1 about 1586 in of Prior, Hardwick, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1633.

He had the following children.

  F i Mary CLARKE-2674 was born in 1618. She died in 1687.

John BAKER-2697 was born about 1576 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:1515) John BAKER Mrs-2698 about 1594 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

John BAKER Mrs-2698 was born about 1573 in of Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:1515) John BAKER-2697 about 1594 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i John BAKER-2675 was born in 1598.

John BAKER [Parents] 1-2675 was born in 1598 in of Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2 (MRIN:1516) Elizabeth-2676 in BY 1633 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

Elizabeth-2676 was born in 1606 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 1 (MRIN:1516) John BAKER-2675 in BY 1633 in Mancroft, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth BAKER-2913 was born about 1645. She died on 10 Dec 1708.
  M ii
John BAKER 1-5627.
  M iii
Thomas BAKER 1-5628.

Roger MOWRY [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3-2699 was born about 1612 in Herne Hill, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 5 Jan 1666 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Roger married 5, 6 (MRIN:1517) Mary JOHNSON-2700 about 1636 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Roger Mowry who came from England to, Boston in 1631. After marrying here and  moving about several times, Roger Mowry settled permanently in Providence county, Rhode Island, where his descendants remained for many generations.

There have been four Mowry genealogies published; three by William A. Mowry. One of these covers Roger Mowry, son, Nathaniel, and his descendants; one covers Nathaniel's brother, John's descendants; one covers Richard Mowry, heading the fifth generation of one line of the descendants of Nathaniel; and the other covers Augustus Mowry, heading the sixth generation  of another line of the descendants of Nathaniel. Many of these early Mowrys were Quakers, and the descendants of Richard were predominantly so.

In addition to these genealogies, Mr. Arlon Mowry has, at his own expense, erected near the city of Woonsockett Rhode Island, a huge white bronze monument 51/2 feet square by 16 feet high on which are inscribed the first several generations of the descendants of Roger Mowry.

There were originally many different ways of spelling the name, such as Mory, Morey, Morie, Moury, Moorey, Moorie, Mooree, Mawrey, Mawry, and Mowry, but soon Mowry became the most used. However, about 1880, the members of our subject, Philips line, adopted the "Morey" spelling, but other lines have adhered to the "Mowry" spelling to this day. The adoption of the "Morey"  spelling was influenced by the coming to this country from England many others than the Roger Mowry line, and they used the Morey spelling at their arrival.

The names and authors of the four Mowry genealogies are:

The descendants of Nathaniel Mowry of Rhode Island by William A. Mowry-1878. There is a supplement to this-1900.

The descendants of John Mowry of Rhode Island. By William A. Mowry-1909

A family history of Richard Mowry of Uxbridge, Mass. By William A. Mowry-1878.

The Descendants of Augustus Mowry- 1784 to 1941. By Robert M. Mowry 1942

Roger Mowry, parents unknown, was born about 1606, died Jan. 5, 1666, married 1634 Mary Johnson-issue;
Roger d. y. .
Jonathan b. 1637
Bethia b. 1640
Elizabeth b. l643
Nathaniel b. 1644- d March 24,1718
John b- 1645
Mehitable b. 1646
Joseph b. 1647
Benjamin b. 1649
Thomas b. 1652.
Hannah b. 1656

Roger Mowry was born in England, and with Roger Williams, a possible relative, came to America, probably on the ship, Lion, which sailed prom Bristol, Eng., Dec.1,1630, and arrived in Boston, Feb.5, 1631. Both took the freeman's oath in Boston May 8, 1631. In 1634, Roger Mowry  married Mary Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Mary of Roxbury, Mass. Roger Mowry and Roger Williams  moved about together, from Boston to Salem, where Roger Mowry joined the Church, and then to Providence, Rhode Island where Roger Mowry died. Speculation regarding his age at his death resulted in the estimate that he was not over 60. He was, therefore, born about 1606.

See Heath connection by Douglas Richardson, NEHGR #146 pages 261-278

The following is from "The Great Migration Begins" by Robert Charles Anderson

ORIGIN:  Unknown
REMOVES:  Lynn by 1646, Providence by 1652

OCCUPATION:  Neat herd at Salem, 1636-41 [STR 1:41, 109]; innkeeper at Providence by 1655 [RICR 1:313].  In 1657 the Rhode Island Treasurer was ordered to pay Roger "Moorie" 1s. 6d. out of the treasury "for this day's firing & house room" [PrTR 2:110].
CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:  In list of Salem church members compiled in late 1636 [SChR 5] (annotated "removed").
FREEMAN:  18 May 1631 (as "Roger Mawry") [MBCR 1:366].
EDUCATION:  He could sign his name [PrTR 1:63], and his wife made her mark [PrTR 3:213].
OFFICES:  Essex petit jury (from Salem), 25 January 1641[/2] [EQC 1:33].

Providence constable, 1655 [PrTR 2:81]; one of six men chosen to hear cases in Providence 1662 [PrTR 3:37]; in later life frequently a Providence juryman.
ESTATE:  In the Salem land grant of 1636 "Roger Morie" received 40 [or 50] acres "next to Mr. Cole" [STR 1:20; 26].  On 14 August 1637, he requested a "spot of ground by Estye's" [STR 1:54-55].  He was granted three-quarters of an acre of marsh on 25 December 1637, with a household of five [STR 1:103].

He had fifty acres laid out 20 February 1637 and on 20 July 1638 he was granted a strip of meadow of 2½ acres and 1½ acres of upland [STR 1:71].

Land was laid out in Providence to Roger Mowry in early 1656 at his request [PrTR 2:92].  On 27 August 1656 he had a house lot laid out to him upon the hill against Robert Williams's meadow [PrTR 2:97].  On 15 January 1658 he bought a house and four acres from Robert Colwell [PrTR 2:16] and sold it to Thomas Olney Sr. of Providence 19 March 1658/9 [PrTR 1:62-63].  On 7 April 1660 was granted six acres of land and three acres of meadow in exchange for land that he had been previously granted [PrTR 2:126].  On 12 June 1660 he sold ninety acres of land a mile outside of Providence to John Acres of Dorchester [PrTR 1:14-6, 3:118].  On 23 November 1660 Henry Neale of Braintree, carpenter, sold Mowry everything he had in Providence, including his house, which had been purchased from Daniel Comstock [PrTR 1:57-8]; on 3 February 1661/2 Mowry sold the right of commonage that came with this land to William Carpenter [PrTR 1:85].  On 4 May 1661 Samuel Comstock's widow, Anne Smith of Providence, sold Mowry four acres in the row of houses in the the north part of Providence, next to a parcel already owned by Mowry [PrTR 1:58-9].  Mowry sold Robert Colwell's right of commonage to William Carpenter of Pautuxett on 22 December 1662 [PrTR 1:70-76].  In the Division on the East Side of the Seven Mile Line, Roger Mowry drew lot #74 on 19 February 1665[/6] [PrTR 3:73].

On 3 June 1685 Timothy Brookes reveals that "for & in satisfaction of a certain sum of money which the said Roger Mawrey promised unto the said Eldad Kinsley in marriage with his said daughter Mehittabell for part of her portion, [Mowry] did ... give ... unto the said Eldad Kinsley a certain quantity of land containing by estimation twelve acres" [PrTR 14:129].

Although Roger Mowry had made her his executrix, the widow Mary ultimately refused administration of his insolvent estate [RICR 2:244].  She later accepted administration, but neither will nor inventory survive and were missing as early as 1677 when a review of town books which had survived King Philip's war revealed that the administration papers and bond were missing.  She may have been an ineffective administratrix, for son Jonathan claimed before a Providence town meeting that he had taken possession of twelve acres of upland that had been his father's right, being the "son & heir apparent" [PrTR 8:93].

BIRTH:  By about 1610 based on date of freemanship.
DEATH:  Providence 5 January 1666[/7] [NEHGR 52:207].
MARRIAGE:  By 1637 Mary Johnson, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON.  She married (2) Rehoboth 14 January 1673 John Kingsley [ReVR 220] and was buried at Rehoboth 6 January 1678/9 [Early Rehoboth 1:32].
i JONATHAN, bp. Salem 2 April 1637 [SChR 16]; m. (1) Plymouth 8 July 1659 Mary (Bartlett) Foster, widow of Richard Foster and daughter of ROBERT BARTLETT [PCR 8:22; TAG 32:193-96, 53:154-56]; m. (2) say 1694 Hannah (Pincen) (Young) Witherell, daughter of Thomas Pincen [TAG 32:194-95].
ii APPIA/BETHIAH, bp. Salem 17 June 1638 [SChR 16]; m. 30 September 1662 George Palmer [TAG 20:53-54].
iii MARY, bp. Salem 16 January 1639[/40] [SChR 17]; no further record.
iv ELIZABETH, bp. Salem 27 March 1642 [SChR 18]; living in 1690 when she appears in an account of payments from the estate of her brother John [Providence Probate A50]; apparently unmarried.
v NATHANIEL, b. say 1643; m. (intention) Providence 28 August 1666 Joanna Inman, daughter of Edward Inman [RIVR 2:Providence:134].
vi MEHITABLE, b. say 1644; m. (1) Providence 9 May 1662 (or shortly thereafter) Eldad Kingsley [PrTR 3:23]; m. (2) by 1685 as his second wife Timothy Brooks, son of Henry Brooks (they made a deed together on 3 June 1685 [PrTR 14:129-31]).
vii JOHN, b. say 1646 ; m. by about 1674 Mary _____ [Austin 348-49].
viii JOSEPH, b. say 1647; m. by 1672 Mary Wilbur, daughter of William Wilbur [Austin 228].
ix BENJAMIN, b. 8 May 1649 [PrTR 2:18]; bp. Salem 20 May 1649 [SChR 22]; m. say 1676 Martha (Hazard) Potter, widow of Ichabod Potter and daughter of Thomas and Martha (_____) Hazard.
x THOMAS, b. Providence 19 July 1652 [PrTR 2:18]; m. Roxbury 6 September 1673 Susanna Newell.
xi HANNAH, b. Providence 28 September 1656 [PrTR 2:18]; m. Portsmouth 3 December 1674 Benjamin Sherman [Austin 179].
ASSOCIATIONS:  Hannah Mowry and Elizabeth Mowry were members of the Salem church in the 1640s and may have been connected in some way to Roger Mowry [SChR 11].  Alternatively, their surnames may have been variants of "Moore" or "More."

COMMENTS:  In a warrant to the constable of Lynn, dated 29 December 1646, one of the witnesses was "Roger Morey" [EQC 1:107].

Mention is made of "where Rogr Morey's old house stood" in 1649 [EQC 1:175], perhaps referring to his remove from Salem to Lynn.  A flawed reading of records in the case in which Mrs. Lydia Bankes sued Mowry for debt in June of 1650 resulted in the erroneous conclusion that Lydia was the daughter of John Johnson of Roxbury [EQC 1:193].

John Clawson, a servant of Roger Williams, is said to have complained of some men, "such as Roger Mowry," according to the deposition of Edward Inman on the occasion of Clawson's violent death [PrTR 15:83-84].

Roger was administrator of the estate of William Robinson of Providence in October 1657 [PrTR 2:108].

BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE:  In 1992 Dean Crawford Smith and Melinde Lutz Sanborn published a comprehensive treatment of Roger Mowry and his son Nathaniel [Angell Anc 414-34].

Mary JOHNSON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-2700 was christened 2, 3 on 31 Jul 1614 in Ware, Hertford, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 4 on 29 Jan 1679 in Rehoboth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 5, 6 (MRIN:1517) Roger MOWRY-2699 about 1636 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:

They had the following children.

  M i Jonathan MOWRY-3524 was christened on 2 Apr 1637.
  F ii Bethiah MOWRY-3527 was christened on 17 Jun 1638.
  F iii
Mary MOWRY-3529 was christened 1 on 16 Jan 1639/1640 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Elizabeth MOWRY-3530 was christened 1 on 27 Mar 1642 in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

ELIZABETH, bp. Salem 27 March 1642 [SChR 18]; living in 1690 when she appears in an account of payments from the estate of her brother John [Providence Probate A50]; apparently unmarried.
  M v Nathaniel MOWRY-2677 was born on 10 Jan 1644. He died on 24 Mar 1718.
  F vi Mehitable MOWRY-3531 was born about 1644.
  M vii John MOWRY-3534 was born about 1646. He died about 1690.
  M viii Joseph MOWRY-3536 was born about 1647. He died on 27 May 1716.
  M ix Benjamin MOWRY-3538 was born on 8 May 1649. He died after 1719.
  M x Thomas MOWRY-3540 was born on 19 Jul 1652. He died on 25 Dec 1717.
  F xi Hannah MOWRY-3542 was born on 28 Sep 1656. She died before 1718.

Edward INMAN [scrapbook] 1, 2-2701 was born in BET 1620 AND 1625 in of Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. He died in 1706 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Edward married 3 (MRIN:1518) Barbara PHILLIPS-2702 before 1646 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

From the records of real estate in the Town of Providence, it appears that among the earliest, if not the earliest settlers in Northern Rhode Island, were EDWARD INMAN, and JOHN MOWRY. Soon after these men had established themselves, we find STEPHEN ARNOLD and NATHANIEL MOWRY with them.
Their first settlement was on Sayles s Hill, so called in modern times. The precise time, when they came to Rhode Island, is not known. Nor is it clear whether Edward and John came together or separately. It is surmised, however, that they both came here from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, where they had probably spent some time, prior to making their permanent settlement within the limits of this State.

Barbara PHILLIPS 1, 2-2702 was born in 1624 in England, United Kingdom. She died before 17 Aug 1706. Barbara married 3 (MRIN:1518) Edward INMAN-2701 before 1646 in Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

Married first Michael Phillips.

They had the following children.

  F i Joanna INMAN-2678 was born in 1646. She died in 1718.
  M ii John INMAN-4150 was born on 18 Jul 1648. He died on 6 Aug 1712.
  M iii Edward INMAN-4151 was born in 1654. He died on 7 Jun 1735.

Edward BULL [scrapbook]-3162 was born about 1625 in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. He died about 1682 in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. Edward married (MRIN:1519) Elizabeth Castell GISBORNE-3163 about 1651/1652 in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom.


Donnington, Co., Gloucester
2n April 1679

My body to be buried at discretion of my executore

I give the house wherein I now live with lands and belongings to my kinsman Anthony Gisborme of Loughborough, Co. Gloucester, yoeman. For term of years upon trust for my wife Elizabeth to have rents and profits thereof for s'd term and after to --- John Bull my eldest son to take said rents, etc. for remainder of said term.

My son John Bull in consideration of this bequest shall pay unto my 2 younger sons Isaac and Jacob the sum of £9 each and another £9 at end of 6 years after the death of my said wife.

I give the use of all my household goods with stock and cattle to my wife Elizabeth Bull during her life and after her decease I give the same to my daughter, Mary Bull.

Sole Executor, my Kinsman, Anthony Gisborne. Overseers my brother Thomas Castell and Kinsman John Gisborne

The X mark of Edward Bull and John Gisborne
Witnesses--Thomas Castell Thomas Day

Will proved at Stow-on-Wold on 25 May 1682 by Executor. Inventory £57 - 8 - 7 personal Estate

Elizabeth Castell GISBORNE-3163 was born about 1630 in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. Elizabeth married (MRIN:1519) Edward BULL-3162 about 1651/1652 in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
John BULL-5596.
  M ii Isaac BULL-2679 was born on 2 Apr 1653. He died on 5 Jan 1716.
  M iii
Jacob BULL-5597.
  F iv
Mary BULL-5598.

Isaac BULL [Parents]-2679 was born on 2 Apr 1653 in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. He was christened in Donnington, Gloucester, England, United Kingdom. He died on 5 Jan 1716 in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Isaac married (MRIN:1520) Mary WALLING-2680 on 2 Mar 1714 in of Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
, Mary

He was a carpenter.

ISAAC BULL (The Immigrant ancestor)

Our immigrant ancestor in the colonies was Isaac Bull, son of Edward Bull of Donnington, Gloucestershire, England. (This is in contradiction to the often repeated story that our line descended from Henry Bull, first Governor of Rhode Island.)

An Indenture found in a Bible handed down to her descendants by Hannah Bull, youngest child of Isaac Bull and his chief heir, gives the most authoritative information.

It was published in the Cleveland Herald on 17 October 1874, by Andrew Phillips, on the occasion of a Phillips family reunion. (Hannah Bull had married Daniel Phillips, a Quaker) and the copy of the indenture was followed by an explanation provided by a grandson of Hannah's.....

It was after the discovery of this indenture (dated September 29, 1668), which apprenticed Isaac Bull 'sonne of Edward Bull of Donnington'.....that one of Isaac's descendants living in Brookline, Mass., began searching for Isaac Bull's people in England.

Wills were found in county Gloucester - Edward Bull's at Donnington, 1697, and that of his brother John, of Longborough, County Glousester, in 1675. From Edward's will we learn that his wife's name was Elizabeth (Castell or Gisborne?), and they had four children, of whom Isaac was the youngest....

As Isaac was indentured probably at age 14 - the usual age - he was considered to have been born in 1654. His indenture would end in 1675.

Isaac was married in England to Mary (surname unknown). Their four children, all born in England, were: John, born 1677, married Mary Closson; Elizabeth, born 1679, married John Vaughn; Mary, born 1680 (died 4th of January 1725), married Henry Mowry; Rose, born 1682, married Francis Inman.

The first knowledge we have of Isaac in the New World is in a land record in Worcester, Mass. In 1686, Isaac Bull, a carpenter, was granted land in Worester and the same year he bought four additional lots. It seems safe to say that Isaac brought his family to the New World sometime between the date his father's will was proved (1682), and the date he was granted land in Worcester (1686).

When he left Worcester is not known, but in 1696 Isaac Bull, housewright, of Newport, Rhode Island, bought 110 acres of land in the northern part of the town at Providence. In 1700 he sold all but one acre. In 1704 he bought 1/4 of an acre. In 1706, Isaac Bull, millwright, brought 10 acres probably in Scituate, R.I., (one parcel of 7 acres and one of 3 acres, adjoining his homesite in Providence.) These are all the land transactions that have been found.

Isaac married twice. Isaac's first wife, Mary, died in 1713. He was married again on 02 March 1714 in Rhode Island to Mary Walling (daughter of James Walling) who was born in 1693. He lived only two years after that, dying in 1716 and leaving an infant daughter, Hannah.

Isaac made a will only twelve days before his death, which was acted upon by the Town Council of Providence, Rhode Island, on April 17, 1716, in which he named Hannah as his heir......His widow later married Joseph Cooke in 1719, and died about 1724.

THE INDENTURE - Sept. 29, 1668

"This indenture witnesseth that ISAAC BULL, sonne of Edward Bull of Donnington, County of Gloucestershire, by and with the consent of said father has put hisselfe Apprentice to and with William Williams of STOW-ON-THE-WOLD, aforesaid carpenter, and after the manner of an apprentice, with him to tarry and dwell from the day of date unto the full end and for the full term of seven years from thence next and immediately following and ensueing fully to be complete, ended during all which term the sayd ISAAC BULL apprentice to and with the sayd WILLIAM WILLIAMS as his master well and faithfuly shall serve, his secrets shall keepe, his commandments lawful and honest everywhere shall doe; fornication in the house of said master, nor without, he shall not commit; hurt or damage to his said master he shall not doe, nor consent to be done to the value of____pds. by the years or above, but according to his power shall lett and hinder or thereof his master inform.

Taverns or Alehouses of Custom, he shall not haunt or freequent unless it be about his master's business here to be done. All dyce, cards or any other unlawful games he shall not play.

The goods of his said master Inordinately he shall not waste, nor them to anybodie lend without his master's lycense or consent. Matrimonie with any woman during or within the sayd terme he shall not contract nor espouse nor from his service neither by day or by night shall absent himself as well in words as In deeds, - and sayd William Williams unto the sayd ISAAC BULL his sayd apprentice in the craft trade, mystery or occupation of a carpenter the which he usith after the best manner that he can or may shall show, teach, instruct and inform or cause to be showed, taught, instructed and Informed as much as thereunto belongeth or in any way appertanyeth, and in due manner chastise him, finding unto his sayd servant meate, drink, washing and lodging to an apprentice of such a trade, craft, mystery or occupation.

In witness thereof the sayd master and servant of these presents, Indentures interchangeable, their hands and seals have set, the twentyninth day of September in the twentieth day of the raine of our Sovraine Lord, King Charles the Second, Anno Domine 1668

MEMORANDUM: It Is concluded and agreed that the sayd William Williams he is to give his sayd servant one X (axe) and a Squire and a handsaw, foure Nogars, a paire of chysells, a gauge and a hamer and sayd ISAAC BULL is to have at the five years end three pounds a year.

Sealed and delivered In the presence of JOHN BULL. Frances Gardiner.

"The above indenture was written on parchment In Old English and translated verbatim and literatum except two words, the meaning of which I am not certain and I have left them as in the original which reached the eighth generation back from my brother's grandchildren at our reunion."
B. F. Phillips, (Grandson of Hannah Bull)

Andrew Phillips published the above In the Cleveland Herald, October 17, 1874., on occasion of a Phillips reunion.

1700, Aug. 2.     He sold Stephen Sly 110 acres, for £35.

1713, Jun. 16     Taxed 6s.

1716, Jan. 5.     Will --- proved 1716, Apr. 17. Exx' [executor] wife Mary. To her, all estate, both real and personal, for life. To son John, 20s. To daughters Elizabeth Vaughan, Mary Mowry and Rose Inman, 20s. each. To daughter Hannah Bull, after decease of wife, all the rest of estate, but if she have no heirs, then equally to four grandchildren, viz: Isaac Bull, Isaac Vaughan, Uriah Mowry and Aaron Inman. On back side of will, the declaration of Isaac Bull was made that he was in no ways indebted to his children for any service done for him by them, and that he had made them an offer to look after him during his natural life, and then they should have his estate after him, but they had refused.

Inventory, cash £10, 15s, 8d, books £2, pewter, carpenter's tools, cordwainer's seat, spinning wheel, gun, hay, corn, oats, grindstone, 2 heifers, 2 yearlings, a swine, 9 sheep, mare, cost, &c.

1725, Jan. 18. Mary Cook, widow and executrix of Isaac Bull, having of late deceased in testate and left committed to her by form husband Isaac Bull, to her care for his child, therefore it was ordered that James Walling, father of said deceased Mary Cook, take into his possession all estate he can find left by Isaac Bull, for his child, Hannah.

Mary WALLING-2680. Mary married (MRIN:1520) Isaac BULL-2679 on 2 Mar 1714 in of Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

Other marriages:
COOK, Joseph

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