Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Joseph BODFISH was born 1 on 3 Apr 1651 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 2 Dec 1744 in West Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 3 Elizabeth BESSE about 1671 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth BESSE [Parents] 1. Elizabeth married 2 Joseph BODFISH about 1671 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories


Matthew MAYHEW died on 19 May 1710. Matthew married 1 Mary SKIFF on 1 Mar 1674 in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

MATTHEW MAYHEW , (Thomas,6 Thomas,5 Matthew4). For personal details of this well­known member of the family reference may be made to Vol. II, pp. 79­84, Annals of E. He m. MARY SKIFFE (7) who was b. 24 Mch. 1650 and d. 1 May 1690. He d. 19 May 1710 and adm. of his est. was granted 24 Aug. 1710. They had the following named children:

40. MATTHEW, b.29 Nov.1674.
41. PAINE, b. 31 Oct. 1677.
42. MARY, b. 25 May 1680; m. (l) Dr. THOMAS LITTLE; (2) JONATHAN BRYANT.
43. THOMAS, b. 5 May 1683. He was a "student of physicke" and res. in Plymouth. He d. 6 June 1707, unm.
44. BETHIAH, b. 5 Mch. 1686; m. WILLIAM CLARK of Plymouth 4 Sept. 1707 and d. 22 Feb. 1735. [She is buried at Abel's Hill Cemetery.]

Mary SKIFF [Parents] 1 was born on 24 Mar 1650 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 1 May 1690. Mary married 2 Matthew MAYHEW on 1 Mar 1674 in Chilmark, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

Plymouth Colony Vital Records p.12
Sandwich Massachusetts Vital Records p.168 (page number from the Mayflower Descendant mag.)


Thomas PAYNE [scrapbook] 1 was born about 1485 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 4 Oct 1555 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married Margaret PAYNE Mrs about 1509 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

THOMAS PAYNE (D), of Great Ellingham, near Hingham, Norfolk County, England, was born probably between 1480 and 1490. He married Margaret____________ (died after 1655). Thomas died between July 11, 1555, when he made his will, and October 4, 1555, when it was proved. The will gives us the names of his wife, children, and some grandchildren, as well as a sister, and describes the land held by the family.

Margaret PAYNE Mrs 1 died after 11 Jul 1555 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. Margaret married Thomas PAYNE about 1509 in Great Ellingham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Thomas PAYNE was born about 1510. He died in Jul 1555.

Thomas TURMOR 1. Thomas married Thomas TURMOR Mrs.

Thomas TURMOR Mrs. Thomas married Thomas TURMOR.

They had the following children.

  F i Cecily TURMOR was born about 1512. She died after 18 Aug 1555.

George FISKE [Parents] was born about 1516 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. George married Anne DOWSYG.

GEORGE - Born Laxfield about 1516, married Anne Dowsyng. Will dated Jan 6, 1591, proved April 1593, mentions wife, sons George and Thomas, daughter Margaret and her son John Wittingham. He died in March 1593, widow was still living in 1613. Resided at Laxfield and Westhall.

The Will of GEORGE FISKE of Westhall [Suffolk], 6 January 1591.

To be buried in Westhall churchyard. To my son George Fiske my tenement and lands in Westhall and Brampton [? Suffolk] bought of Nicholas Harvy, and he is to pay to my wife Anne £8 a year for two years and then £10 a year, the £10 to be paid by Geo. Fiske, "Thos Fiske & Margaret children of the said George," after the portion each shall have.
My son Geo. is to pay to Thomas, my son, £100 and to Margaret, my daughter, £40. To my son Thomas my tenement and lands abovesaid, should conditions be unfulfilled. To my wife Anne the residue of my goods, the overplus on her death to be evenly departed among my children. If John Gille complete the purchase of the said lands and tenements, "as we have begun." my son George shall have £160, my son Thomas £100, and my said daughter £40, in occupation for life, and after her death the said £40 shall remain to John Wittingham, her son. Executors: my wife Anne and my son George.
Supervisor: Richard Aldus. Witnesses: Richard Aldows, John Baas, George Baas.

Codicil, dated 25 March 1593, annuls the bequest of the residue of goods to wife Anne; and said goods are to be appraised by four persons two nominated by the widow and two by my two sons Geo. and Thos. my wife to have the use of the same for life and the residue to be parted on her death between my surviving children. Whereas a title is pretended by Thomas Harvey to my said lands and tenements my wife and Thomas my son, shall bear part of the charges at law with my son George. Witnesses: John Baas and Geo. Baas.
Proved 7 April 1593 by the executors.

Anne DOWSYG died after 1613. Anne married George FISKE.


Nicholas FISKE [Parents] was born about 1517 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died in Sep 1569 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Nicholas married Joan CRISPE.

NICHOLAS - Born Laxfield about 1517, married Joan Crispe, daughter of William and Anne Crispe of Laxfield (and possibly his second wife). Fox, in his Book of Martyrs in relating the account of the burning of John Noyes (during the religious persecution of 1553-58) refers to Nicholas Ffyske as Noyes' brother-in-law. In 1567-8 he was taxed on lands held in Laxfield and Dennington. His will is dated Aug 20, 1569, at which time he was residing in Dennington. It was proved in September that year.

The Will of NICHOLAS FISKE of Dinnington [Dennington, Suffolk], August 20, 1569.

I betake my soul to the great and infinite mercy of Almighty God my creator redeemer and saviour. To be buried in Dinnington churchyard. To Wife Johane, my messuages, lands, tenements, meadows, feedings, and pastures in Dinnington, which I lately purchased of my father-in-law William Crispe of Laxfield, for life. Wife Johane shall well and honestly educate and bring up my four children, namely, Rachel, Ester, Mary, and Martha, my daughters, until they shall be of lawful age. To "the sayde William my sonne " and his heirs for ever all my said messuages and lands both free and bond after the death of my wife Johane, on condition he pay to "his brother and sisters" £80, as follows: to Amos Fyske my son £30; to Rachell Fyske Ester Fiske, Marye Fiske, and to Martha Fiske, my daughters £10 each, payment to be made at the rate of £5 a year after the entry on the premises to my daughter Rachel her £10 by even portions the 7th and 8th years after the entry, to my daughter Ester £10 equally the 9th and 10th years after the entry, to my daughter Mary £10 equally the 11th and 12th years, and to my daughter Martha £10 equally the 13th and 14th years. If " the sayde William Fyske the elder my son " die without heirs of his body or refuse to pay the £80, the lands and tenements shall remain to my son Amos Fyske, his heirs and assigns on the same condition. The other £10 [of the £80] to the poor to be paid the 15th and 16th years after the entry on the premises, to be distributed by the churchwardens within one month after receipt. "If William dye afore his mother" having a child or children, Amos shall have the land paying to William's child or children £10 and to my daughters five marks apiece "beginning again at the eldest." To my wife, all my moveables and implements. Wife appointed executrix. Witnesses: John Marshall, John Fiske the elder, John Fiske the younger, Christopher Harsaunte, Robert Capon.
Proved at Hoxne [Suffolk] 28 September 1569 by the executrix.

Joan CRISPE. Joan married Nicholas FISKE.


Richard FISKE [Parents] was born about 1527 in Stadhaugh, Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Richard married Agnes CRISPE.

RICHARD - Born Stadhaugh in about 1527, a "sevemaker", he married Agnes, daughter of Edmund Crispe. Will dated Sept 7, 1572, proved in November that year. Mentions his wife, son Elias, daughters Mary, Margaret, Anne and Elizabeth, and father-in-law Edmund Crispe. Among the witnesses were John Fiske, Jefferie Fiske, and Nicholas Fiske. Agnes was buried at Laxfield in 1597.

The Will of RICHARD FYSKE of Laxfelde, "sevemaker", September 7 1572.

"I do protest myself to die an humble and penitent synner". To be buried in Laxfelde churchyard, or wherever I die. To my wife Agnes the tenement wherein I dwell, with the lands, meadow, and pasture, for life, she to educate and bring up my children, with remainder to my daughters Marie and Margaret, or, in case they die s.p., to my daughters Anne and Elizabeth, who are to pay to my son Elye £10. To my daughter Anne my great meadow in Laxfield. To my son Elie my tenement lately purchased of my father-in-law Edmunde Crispe, he paying to said Edmund £50, in accordance with agreement, and to my daughter Elizabeth £40, in instalments. To my son Elie my timber, tools, and all things belonging to my occupation. My wife is to have the residue and implements of husbandry, while sole, towards bringing up my children. I she marry, [she is to have] one-half only, and the other one-half to my children. Executor: my wife Agnes, with my son Elie, "in whom I repose a special trust & confidence". Supervisor: my brother Robert Fiske, [to whom I give] 5s., praying him to be [of] assistance unto my wife and children. Witnesses: John Fiske, Jefferie Fiske, Nicholas Fiske, John Elwis, Nicholas Lane, John Petyver.
Proved November 5, 1572 by the executors.

Agnes CRISPE was buried in 1597 in Laxfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Agnes married Richard FISKE.


Stephen LUCE was born 1 on 25 Sep 1714 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 13 May 1801 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Stephen married 3 Content PRESBURY on 5 Sep 1735 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

Content PRESBURY [Parents] was born 1 in 1711 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 9 Sep 1773 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Content married 3 Stephen LUCE on 5 Sep 1735 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.


Timothy LUCE was born 1 on 18 Mar 1704 in prob Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 6 May 1782 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Timothy married 3 Sarah PRESBURY on 18 Feb 1730/1731 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah PRESBURY [Parents] was born 1 in 1713 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 30 Jan 1793 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3 Timothy LUCE on 18 Feb 1730/1731 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.


James SKIFF [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 12 Sep 1638 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. James married 3 Elizabeth NEIGHBOR on 18 Nov 1659. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
BARNARD, Sarah

2. JAMES SKIFFE, (James1), b. 12 Sept. 1638; res. Sandwich, Mass. His connection with the Vineyard is detailed in Vol I., p. 474 and Vol. II, Annals of W. T., pp. 72-3. He m. (1) ELIZABETH NEIGHBOR of Boston 18 Nov. 1659 from whom he was divorced 1670 and (2) SARAH BARNARD of Nan. (espoused Mch. 1677), who was b. abt. 1648 and d. 24 Oct. 1732.

By Second Wife:

11. SARAH, b. (1678); m. ROBERT LONG.
12. PATIENCE, b. (1681); m. JOHN SWAIN 3 Oct. 1706.
13. MARY, b. (1684); m. MOSES GILES 3 Nov. 1708.
14. HANNAH, b. 1687; m. JACOB DAGGETT (52) 24 Oct. 1714.
15. BEULAH, b. (1690); m. THOMAS BARTHOLOMEW 15 July 1724.
16. NATHAN, b. (1693); killed by pirates off Nan. 1723; s. p.

Elizabeth NEIGHBOR. Elizabeth married 1 James SKIFF on 18 Nov 1659. The marriage ended in divorce.

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