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


John WILKINSON. John married 1 Sarah MOWRY on 27 Feb 1734.

Sarah MOWRY [Parents] was born 1 on 5 Apr 1717. Sarah married 2 John WILKINSON on 27 Feb 1734.


Jonathan MOWRY [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Jun 1708. Jonathan married 2 Elizabeth SAYLES on 13 Mar 1736.

Elizabeth SAYLES. Elizabeth married 1 Jonathan MOWRY on 13 Mar 1736.


Jonathan SPRAGUE. Jonathan married 1 Mary MOWRY on 6 Mar 1727.

Mary MOWRY [Parents] was born 1 on 28 Sep 1702. Mary married 2 Jonathan SPRAGUE on 6 Mar 1727.


Richard WALTER 1. Richard married Mrs Margaret WALTER.

Mrs Margaret WALTER 1. Margaret married Richard WALTER.

They had the following children.

  F i Margaret WALTER was christened on 8 Sep 1564.

William HUNT 1 died 2 in Oct 1667 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 3, 4 Mercy in Oct 1664 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

William had a will 5 on 21 Oct 1667 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. His will was probated 6 on 17 Dec 1667 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mercy 1 was born about 1615 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 22 Dec 1695 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mercy married 3, 4 William HUNT in Oct 1664 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
RICE, Edmund
BRIGHAM, Thomas

The Hurd line given here may be incorrect according to "The Great Migration" by Robert Charles Anderson. However Thomas Brigham's wife was Mercy____, and she did marry Edmund Rice.

The Great Migration 1634-1635, Vol. 1 A-B, pp. 402-404 by Robert Charles Anderson:
Regarding the tradition that Thomas's wife, Mercy, was Mercy Hurd, Winifred Lovering Holman remarked that the "names of Hurd and Hunt could be easily confused and without further evidence I do not accept that her maiden name was Hurd" [Stevens-Miller Anc 2:109-31, especially 115]. We concur.


John FROST [Parents] was born 1 about 1530 in of Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 6 Feb 1609 in Hartest, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. John married 3 Ann SCOTT on 29 Jan 1558 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Called "young John" in father's will

JOHN FROST of Glemsford and Hartest, Suffolk, England, was born about 1530-1535. He was a clothier as we can infer from his will. On 29 January 1558/9 at Glemsford, he married Ann Scott. She was the daughter of Richard Scott of Glemsford, also a clothier. Sometime after the birth of their last child, they moved to Hartest, the next village. There, on 30 July 1588, Anne, wife of John Frost, was buried. John Frost remarried, for when he died, he left a widow named Ellen. He died and was buried at Hartest 6 February 1609/10. His will, apparently a nuncupative one, was dated the same day he was buried, so we can assume he also died that day. An abstract of his will follows.

6 February 1609/10 - the will of,John Frost of Hartest, senior... to Ellin my wife all household stuff and £10 out of two broad cloths now at the weavers whereof one cloth is in the custody of John Cawston of Stanstead, weaver, and the other cloth is now in the custody of one Perrnefy of Hartest, weaver ... to my son John Frost one russett broad cloth & one dozen & a half of twill now lying at the house of Thomas Hardy, shearman, in Glemsford to Alice my daughter the wife of John Hayward £8 which is now in the hands of my son Edward Frost of Stanstead ... to Elizabeth my daughter the wife of William Pratt 50s. out of the £3 which Ambrose Graygoose owes me ... to Francis my son 50s. of which 10s. is in the hands of the said Ambrose Graygoose and 40s. in the hands of Bartholomew Woolward ... residue as follows: .50s. to Elizabeth my daughter the wife of said William Pratt, rest to Ellin my wife, .John Frost my son, Alice my daughter the wife of John Hayward, to be divided equally among them ... son Edward Frost executor. Memorandum that the testator did give 20s. to the children of William Boram who was the son of William Boram late of Glemsford & 6s.8d. unto 11)-- Andrews his now man servant. Witnesses: Robert GaIt, Rychard Holwell,Thomas Cronshaye. (Ref.: R2/47/95; W1/66/112; A5/3/78)

Ann SCOTT [Parents] was buried 1 on 30 Jul 1588 in Hartest, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Ann married 2 John FROST on 29 Jan 1558 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
John FROST was born 1 in 1559 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii Edward FROST was christened on 13 Mar 1560. He was buried on 3 Aug 1616.
  M iii
Erasmus FROST was christened 1 on 10 Jun 1564 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv
Henry FROST was christened 1 on 27 Mar 1568 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Elizabeth FROST was christened 1 on 8 Oct 1570 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 21 Sep 1579 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Anne FROST was christened 1 on 7 Jun 1572 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M vii Ambrose FROST was christened on 6 Mar 1574. He was buried on 1 May 1604.
  F viii Alice FROST was christened on 13 Oct 1577.
  M ix
Francis FROST was christened 1 on 6 Nov 1580 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F x Elizabeth FROST was christened on 24 Jan 1584.

John BELGRAVE 1 was buried 2 on 12 Feb 1590 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 3 Joanna STRUTT on 22 Sep 1560 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
FAYERFOXE, Elizabeth

JOHN BELGRAVE of Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, married Joanna Strutt, daughter of John and Catherine Strutt of Glemsford, Suffolk, 22 September 1560 at Glemsford. Joanna was buried at Leverington 14 August 157 7. John Belgrave married secondly at Saint James parish, Bury Saint Edmunds, 25 August 1578, Elizabeth Fayerfoxe (or Fairfax) of Bury Saint Edmunds. John Belgrave was buried at Leverington 12 February 1590/91. His will, bearing his signature, is abstracted below. Leverington is fifty miles northwest of Glemsford.

3 February 1590/91 - the will of JOHN BELGRAVE of Leverington, Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, yeoman, sick in body ... to be buried in the churchyard of Leverington ... to son Abraham Belgrave my house and lands in Leverington where I dwell ... to son George Belgrave land in Seafield, Long Meadow and Catfield, all in Leverington ... to son Jacob Belgrave land in Hylcrofte and Mayes Lane ... to son Thomas Belgrave land in Long Meadow in Leverington and my house and buildings in Glemsford in Suffolk ... my three daughters Tomyzin, Elizabeth and Catheren Belgrave, to have 10s. each from the estate, and £10 from my Sons Abraham, George and Jacob respectively ... to Elizabeth and William Froste, children unto my son Edward Froste, a ewe and a lamb ... to Mr. Bowler our parson two of my best wethers ... residue to wife Elizabeth Belgrave, she to be executrix ... son in law Edward Froste supervisor. Witnesses: Mr. Richard Bowler the writer of this will, Henry Johnson, Richard Coxen, Thomas Fricewell with others. Proved 11 March 1590/91. (Ref.: Consistory Court of Ely, 5:39)

Joanna STRUTT [Parents] 1 was buried 2 on 14 Aug 1577 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. Joanna married 3 John BELGRAVE on 22 Sep 1560 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Thomasine BELGRAVE was christened on 1 Feb 1561.
  F ii
Elizabeth BELGRAVE was christened 1 on 16 Feb 1563 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii
Catherine BELGRAVE was christened 1 on 31 Mar 1566 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iv Thomas BELGRAVE was christened on 13 Dec 1567.
  M v
Abraham BELGRAVE was christened 1 on 27 Dec 1569 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi
George BELGRAVE was christened 1 on 31 Aug 1571 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom.

John BELGRAVE 1 was buried 2 on 12 Feb 1590 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. John married 3 Elizabeth FAYERFOXE on 25 Aug 1578 in St James Parish, Bury Saint Edmonds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
STRUTT, Joanna

JOHN BELGRAVE of Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, married Joanna Strutt, daughter of John and Catherine Strutt of Glemsford, Suffolk, 22 September 1560 at Glemsford. Joanna was buried at Leverington 14 August 157 7. John Belgrave married secondly at Saint James parish, Bury Saint Edmunds, 25 August 1578, Elizabeth Fayerfoxe (or Fairfax) of Bury Saint Edmunds. John Belgrave was buried at Leverington 12 February 1590/91. His will, bearing his signature, is abstracted below. Leverington is fifty miles northwest of Glemsford.

3 February 1590/91 - the will of JOHN BELGRAVE of Leverington, Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, yeoman, sick in body ... to be buried in the churchyard of Leverington ... to son Abraham Belgrave my house and lands in Leverington where I dwell ... to son George Belgrave land in Seafield, Long Meadow and Catfield, all in Leverington ... to son Jacob Belgrave land in Hylcrofte and Mayes Lane ... to son Thomas Belgrave land in Long Meadow in Leverington and my house and buildings in Glemsford in Suffolk ... my three daughters Tomyzin, Elizabeth and Catheren Belgrave, to have 10s. each from the estate, and £10 from my Sons Abraham, George and Jacob respectively ... to Elizabeth and William Froste, children unto my son Edward Froste, a ewe and a lamb ... to Mr. Bowler our parson two of my best wethers ... residue to wife Elizabeth Belgrave, she to be executrix ... son in law Edward Froste supervisor. Witnesses: Mr. Richard Bowler the writer of this will, Henry Johnson, Richard Coxen, Thomas Fricewell with others. Proved 11 March 1590/91. (Ref.: Consistory Court of Ely, 5:39)

Elizabeth FAYERFOXE. Elizabeth married 1 John BELGRAVE on 25 Aug 1578 in St James Parish, Bury Saint Edmonds, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.


John STRUTT [Parents] 1 died in 1591 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. John married Catherine.

John's will was probated 2 on 12 May 1591 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
SCOTT, Julian

JOHN STRUTT (Thomas, John) of Glemsford in Suffolk was married first to Catherine who was buried there on 18 August 1578. He married secondly 21 October 1578, Julian Scott, daughter of Richard Scott, yeoman, of Fynstead which is in the parish of Glemsford. John Strutt appears on the 1568 Subsidy List as taxed 6s.8d. on £5 worth of land. He was buried at Glemsford on 22 April 1591, having made his will six days before. An abstract follows. Twelve years later, an Inquisition Post Mortem into the property he held was taken. An abstract of the Inquisition also follows. The will of Richard Scott, dated 13 February 1577/8, named Julyan Scott and two of her brothers, Richard and George Scott, who were named in her husband's will. Julian (Scott) Strutt married secondly at Glemsford, 30 June 1591 widower Ambrose Biggs, senior, and had a Daughter who died a year later. Ambrose Biggs was buried 9 May 1621 at  Glemsford.

19 April 1591 - the will of JOHN STRUTT of Glemsford, county Suffolk, yeoman ... to the poor of Glemsford ... to wife, Juliane all houses and lands until my daughter Anne Strutte is 18. and at Michaelmas following they are to be partitioned. with wife having half for life ... if Anne dies without issue, houses and lands go to my nephew ~grandchild Thomas Belgrave, he paying 20 nobles each to his brothers and sisters, the children of my late daughter Joan Belgrave deceased ... to my sister Ursula Brewster 10s  to John Goldinge and his son George Goldinge land in Great Wylwyn ... to Richard Scotte 6s.3d. and to each child of Eustace Strutte 10s   my wife and daughter Anne Strutte to he my executors. My brother George Scott supervisor. Witnesses: William Biggs, clerk, Thomas Gardiner, Ambrose Biggs, Thomas Gardener the younger, Richard Symonds and others. On 20 April John Strutt surrendered land bequeathed to John Brewster the elder, mentioned land sometime in the tenure of Thomas Strutt father of the said John Strutt. Proved 12 May 1591. (Ref.: Archdeaconry of Sudbury, Bacon 24)

INQUISITION POST MORTEM, held at Hadleigh. Suffolk, 21 March 1602/3 on the estate of JOHN STRUTT of Glemsford, c yeoman, who died 23 April 1591 seised of the following, in demesne as of fee:


I A chief messuage In which he lived with a garden, orchard, and Common pasturage.
ii A piece of land lying in Holbroke, abutting Wilwen Meadow.
iii 1 1/2 acres of land in Mullicrofte, Glemsford.
iv 1 acre on the west of Rldlowe alias Rithe field in Glemsford.
v 1 rood of pasture lately part of Willingharn's croft in Glemsford.
All these were held of Richard Eliot, gentleman, as of the manor of Peverells in Glemsford, by fealty and several rents, amounting in all to 21 3/4 pence.
And they are worth 20s. per annum clear.
vi Pattys Croft, with a woodland grove adjoining, in all 4 acres.
vii 2 acres of land called Suckenhedge, in Glernsford
viii A piece of land and a grove, now uprooted, in Wilwen field, abutting in part upon the land of the Rectory of Glernsford, and in part upon the
piece called Suckcnhedge, towards the east.
ix 1 acre in Wilwenfield, abutting on Morgans pightle towards the east.
x 2 acres of meadow in Broad Meadow, in Glemsford
xi Another 1/2 acre in Broad Meadow
xii 5 roods of pasture in Freedes Field, next to Freed wood, in Glemsford.
xiii Half an acre of land in Melfield
xiv Another 1/2 acre in Wilwen Field, in Glemsford
xv 1 acre of land in Longland Field, in Glemsford
xvi 3 acres of land called Reedinge, in Glemsford
xvii Another 1/2 acre in Gravel-pit Field, in Glemsford
xviii An enclosure of land called Rand, in Glemsford
xix 1 1/2 acres with appurtenances, on the east side of Ridlowe Field, in Glemsford.
xx 1 acre called Crowsland in Welwend Field, in Glemsford.
xvi 3 roods of land called Shreves Croft, in Glemsford
Items No. vi to xv inclusive were held of the queen, as of the manor of Glemsford, lately parcel of the possessions of the Bishopric of Ely, then vacant, and now part of the possessions ofthequeen,bythe Service of fealty and several rents, amounting in all to 8s. 4d. per annum, and Suit of court, in free socage and not in chief, for all services. And they are worth in all 20s. per annum, clear. Item xxi was held of the queen, as of the manor of Glemsford, by fealty and a rent of three pence. It is worth 20s. per annum clear.

John Strutt made a will dated 19 April 1591, the provisions of which, so far as they relate to these properties, are set out in English.

Ann Strutt, daughter and one heir of said John Strutt had attained the age of 17 years by the 4th of July preceeding the holding of the inquest (1602] and is married to Ambros Biggs, junior.

Thomas Belgrave, the son of John Belgrave, another daughter of John Strutt deceased, is kinsman and another heir of said John and was over 21 when the latter died. Julian Strutt (John's widow] subsequently married Ambrose Biggs senior and still lives at Glemsford. This couple has taken charge of the aforesaid tenements and appurtenances, and have received the revenues and profits thereof since the death of John Strutt. (Chancery Series 285:126)


24 August 1634 - the will of AMBROSE BIGGS of Glemsford, county Suffolk, gentleman ... to daughter Margerie, wife of William Hall, and her lawful heirs, messuage where I now dwell at Tyegreene in Glemsford ... and all lands, etc. which were John Strutt's, deceased grandfather of the said Margerie ... other land to daughter Margerie, if I have no heirs by my present wife Anne ... executor to be William Hall. Proved 12 Jan. 163 4/5. (Archdeaconry of Sudbury W1:90:l97)

Catherine 1 was born in 1512 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 18 Aug 1578 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Catherine married John STRUTT.

They had the following children.

  F i Joanna STRUTT was buried on 14 Aug 1577.
  M ii
Thomas STRUTT was buried 1 on 17 Jul 1551 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
Ambrose STRUTT was buried 1 on 22 Mar 1562 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Richard BRACKETT [Parents] was born 1 about 1550 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 26 May 1626 in Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Richard married Mrs Richard BRACKETT about 1579.

Other marriages:
HARPER, Alice
GREENGRASSE, Widow

RICHARD BRACKETT (William, William) was probably born about 1550-1554 at Sudbury, Suffolk, England, where his family had lived for several generations. On 25 September, 1589, at All Saints Church, Sudbury, he married Alice Harper. This must have been a second marriage for him, for it was too late for the births of Richard, Rose, Peter and Tobias, who must have been his children, and certainly for Margerie, whose baptism is recorded. By Alice he had one or two children. Then she died and was buried on 17 May 1595 at Saint Peter's in Sudbury. He then married for a third time, on 4 February 1601/2 at Long Melford, the widow Greengrasse. He apparently moved to Long Melford about this time. Long Melford is the next town to the north of Sudbury. He and his son, Richard, junior, were on a jury in Long Melford in 1609 and again on 8 June 1612. On 16 June 1617, Richard Brackett surrendered a tenement, which he had taken on 20 June 1614, so that it might be regranted to himself and his wife, Elizabeth. This amounted to a renewal of a farm lease. It would imply that Elizabeth was the former widow Greengrasse. Richard Bracket, senior, was buried on 26 May 1626 at Long Melford.

Ref.: Parish Registers; Bishop's Transcripts; Probate Records at Bury Saint Edmunds

Mrs Richard BRACKETT. Mrs married Richard BRACKETT about 1579.

They had the following children.

  M i
Richard BRACKETT was born 1 about 1580 in Long Melford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

RICHARD, presumably a son, b about 1580-85; m 30 May 1607 at Long Melford, Margaret Weeden; ch. bapt. there: Agnes 26 April 1608, Abraham 31 May 1609 (he m Ann Mabson 1633 & had ch.), Isaack 14 March 1610/11, Alice 1 April 1613- d.y., Richard 13 Dec. 1614 (he m Joan_____ & had ch.), Margaret 11 Jan. 1617/18, Eden 10 Oct. 1619 - prob. d.y., Anne dau.of Richard buried 12 Oct. 1620. Margaret, wife of Richard, was buried 19 July 1620. Hem 2, Mary; ch.: Abigail 22 Aug. 1621, Alice 16 Feb. 1622/3; Mary, wife of Richard, buried 21 Sept. 1626; he m 3,?; ch.: William 1 July 1627, Thomas 26 Sept. 1630, Dorothy 26 Jan. 1633/4. A ch. of Richard Brackett's was buried 24 March 1638/9.
  M ii Peter BRACKETT was born in BET 1580 AND 1585. He was buried on 25 Aug 1616.
  F iii Rose BRACKETT.
  M iv Tobias BRACKETT was born about 1585. He was buried on 23 Jun 1634.

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