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


STETSON-1752. STETSON married (MRIN:221) Anne KING-198 on 29 Jan 1712/1713.

Anne KING [Parents]-198 was born 1 in May 1684 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Anne married (MRIN:221) STETSON-1752 on 29 Jan 1712/1713.


Thomas CUTLER [Parents] [scrapbook]-246 was born on 7 Nov 1578 in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 7 Nov 1578 in St Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died on 3 Jul 1640 in Sproughton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married (MRIN:222) Anne DOUNDY-247 in 1600 in England, United Kingdom.

Anne DOUNDY [Parents]-247 was born in 1582/1583 in Sproughton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died on 19 Aug 1613 in Sproughton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Anne married (MRIN:222) Thomas CUTLER-246 in 1600 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i John CUTLER-248 was born in 1600. He died on 24 Feb 1637.
  M ii
Robte CUTLER-249 was christened on 17 Nov 1605 in St Nicholas, Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii James CUTLER Sr-200 was born on 21 May 1605. He died on 17 May 1694.
  F iv
Alice CUTLER-250 was born about 1607 in Sproughton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  M v
Thomas CUTLER-251 was born about 1608 in Sproughton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F vi
Elizabeth CUTLER-252 was born about 1609 in Sproughton, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

James CUTLER Sr [Parents] [scrapbook]-200 was born on 21 May 1605 in Sprowston, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 1, 2 on 17 May 1694 in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. James married 3, 4 (MRIN:223) Anna GROUT-2942 after 1630 in England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
KING, Mary
PAGE, Phoebe

According to the source listed below, James had three wives; Anna, Mary King and Phebe Page. He had children with each wife. The AF has all the children linked to one wife.
Source: "A Genealogy of The Cutler Family of Lexington, Massachusetts James and some of his Descendants 1634-1964" National Genealogical Society.  FHL #929.273 C973b

202        NEHGS NEXUS Vol. XV, No. 6
COLUMNS GREAT MIGRATION DIARY
by, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, F.A.S.C.

Just WHEN I THOUGHT it was safe to ignore the A-C sketches, RCA brings back the last three "C"s for Some detail work. James Cutler, Richard Cutting and William Cutting are all old friends: I met them all in the Same place, as a matter of fact, as James and Richard were featured in the first volume of The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton. (William just falls off the face of the earth, so he is fairly easy to handle.) Richard Cutting is a curious person. RCA wants some comment about why he waited until he was seventy before he joined the church, became a freeman, and served as a Watertown selectman. Fortunately, the minister quoted from Corinthians in his sermon, Unfortunately, the Corinthians quotation does not make any sense in this context. After a few minutes, it occurs to me that it needn't be l Corinthians. lt must be ll Corinthians, which describes a man who comes to an understanding of God before he becomes a member of the church. That leaves James Cutler, who really ought to be a snap but isn't. Everybody has worked on James Cutler: Mary Walton Ferris and J. Gardner Bartlett, to name but two. The problem is, they all come to the same conclusions. It should be safe to agree with them, but it turns out not to be.

I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT Cutler had too many daughters named Mary but the more I look at it, the more suspicious the whole farmily group looks. Jarnes Cutler had three wives and, by conventional wisdom, twelve children. The trick is to reconcile his will with what is known about the family from other records. After three days of working on a vague hunch - and looking at vital and probate records, deeds, town histories, compiled genealogies, and court records-it still does not add up. Finally, I decide to chuck everything and start from scratch. I hunker down with James's will and Torrey's New England Marriages Before 1700 and suddenly things start to happen. Cutler wrote his will in 1684 when he was 78 years old. He took care of his three eldest sons first, then said "the rest of my children, including with them the two children of my wife formerly the widow of Thomas King," were to have the rest of the estate divided between them. I list the people who got shares of the estate: John Coller, Richard Parks' wife, the wife of John Parmenter, Sarah Waite, Mary Johnson, Hannah Winter, Johanna Russell, Jemima [Cutler], and Thomas, John, and Samuel Cutler. Since they all got equal shares, I assume that all these people were children and not grandchildren representing deceased children. Given that, we can look for the two children of the second wife, Mary King. Clearly they were daughters, as none of the sons was named King. Torrey's index says that John Coller married first Hannah and second Mary Cutler. I tangled with John Coller's family in the Kempton book, and could never understand why the earlier genealogists picked Mary as John's wife when I could never find any evidence of another wife than Hannah. Sigh. I leave this blank, reserving room for John Coller's wife but not naming her.

Richard Parks' wife is another problem. There is little evidence of who she might be, although there is a deed in which she was called Mary. There is a birth record in Watertown for Mary Cutler in 1643. I go back to Mary Walton Ferris's analysis. Strangely enough, she did not connect Richard Parks' wife to the Cutler family. I assumed earlier that she believed that Richard's wife was one of the King girls. This is not right, either, and the Torrey entry reflects the confusion. Since there were three Richard Parkes alive at the time in question, someone chose the wrong Richard to connect to the Cutler and King families, asserting that a much too young Richard married a Sarah "King not Cutler."

I KNOW THE WIFE of John Parmenter was Elizabeth Cutler because they got into a little trouble before marriage, and James Cutler had to post bond for her. Sarah Waite was the wife of Thomas, She deposed in 1678 and died in 1743/44, so her age works out to make her a Cutler daughter of James's marriage to Mary King. Mary Johnson (another Mary!) was called Mary King when she married John Johnson. One King daughter down. Unless both King daughters were named Mary, the wife of Richard Parks must be Mary Cutler. This means Mary Cutler was not John Coller's wife. Hannah Winter. There is a birth record in Watertown for Hannah Cutler, She was the first daughter of james and first wife. It would be easy to match them up but I am suspicious now. If John Coller was not married to Mary Cutler, then his known wife Hannah could be Hannah King or Hannah Cutler. How to choose? I set the problem aside for the moment.

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Johanna Russell was born in 1661, based on an exact age at death, and was therefore necessarily a daughter of James' third wife, Phebe Page. Jemima was unmarried in 1684, but married soon after and had children. To be of childbearing age when Jemima Snow had her last recorded child, she must be the youngest of the Cutler daughters and a child of James and Phebe.

WHERE DOES THIS ALL LEAVE US? Clearly the King daughters were born before James married the widow King, so only the oldest girls could possibly provide the identity of the second King daughter. The only daughter old enough and mysterious enough is Hannah. The final clue lies in the phrasing of the will. When speaking of each of his daughters, James Cutler said "to my daughter," but in the case of Mary Johnson and Hannah Winter, merely said "I have already given to," never actually calling them his daughters. The order in which the daughters were named in the will also appears to proceed from eldest to youngest, given what else is known about them. This interpretation would mean that Hannah Cutler was the wife of John Coller; that Hannah King was the posthumous daughter of Thomas King and became the wife of John Winter; that Mary Cutler did not marry John Coller but was the wife of Richard Parks;  and that Sarah Parks, wife of one of the other Richard Parkses, was neither a King nor a Cutler. PHEW! All of the pieces were there, they just needed some shulffling. This means five new Torrey entries and lots of new ancestry for many Cutler and King descendants. (Of course, it does not begin to address the curious situation of the woman James Cutler called "my daughter Phebe," who was undoubtedly not a Cutler at all, but rather a daughter of the notorious Phebe Page by a previous liaison; see The Great Migration, second series.) Just one final problem. It seems that the last time I struggled with the identity of John Coller's wife I agreed with the previous genealogists who married him to Hannah___and then Mary Cutler. I did not just privately agree with them: I did so in print in The Ancestry of Warren Francis Kempton, complete with color frontispiece, autographs, photographs of gravestones, and transcriptions of documents. How to tell the author of this hook, one Dean Crawford Smith, that his editor is fallible? Oh, well, maybe he reads "Great Migration Diary" in NEXUS....

Melinde Lutz Sanborn, F.A.S.G., joined NEXUS as a Consulting Editor with the September-October issue, and "Great Migration Diary" will appear henceforth in each issue of the magazine. Ms. Sanborn is co-author - with Robert Charles Anderson, C.G., F.A.S.G., and George Freeman Sanborn Jr., F.A.S.G. - of The Great Migration, second series.

Anna GROUT-2942 was buried 1 on 30 Sep 1644 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Anna married 2, 3 (MRIN:223) James CUTLER Sr-200 after 1630 in England, United Kingdom.

Source: "A Genealogy of The Cutler Family of Lexington, Massachusetts James and some of his Descendants 1634-1964" National Genealogical Society. FHL #929.273 C973b

They had the following children.

  M i James CUTLER-3033 was born on 6 Nov 1635.
  F ii Hannah CUTLER-3034 was born on 26 Jul 1638.
  F iii
Elizabeth CUTLER-3036 was born on 28 Jan 1639 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried on 30 Dec 1644 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv Mary CUTLER-3037 was born on 29 Mar 1644.

James CUTLER Sr [Parents] [scrapbook]-200 was born on 21 May 1605 in Sprowston, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 1, 2 on 17 May 1694 in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. James married 3, 4 (MRIN:224) Mary KING-2951 on 9 Mar 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
GROUT, Anna
PAGE, Phoebe

According to the source listed below, James had three wives; Anna, Mary King and Phebe Page. He had children with each wife. The AF has all the children linked to one wife.
Source: "A Genealogy of The Cutler Family of Lexington, Massachusetts James and some of his Descendants 1634-1964" National Genealogical Society.  FHL #929.273 C973b

202        NEHGS NEXUS Vol. XV, No. 6
COLUMNS GREAT MIGRATION DIARY
by, Melinde Lutz Sanborn, F.A.S.C.

Just WHEN I THOUGHT it was safe to ignore the A-C sketches, RCA brings back the last three "C"s for Some detail work. James Cutler, Richard Cutting and William Cutting are all old friends: I met them all in the Same place, as a matter of fact, as James and Richard were featured in the first volume of The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton. (William just falls off the face of the earth, so he is fairly easy to handle.) Richard Cutting is a curious person. RCA wants some comment about why he waited until he was seventy before he joined the church, became a freeman, and served as a Watertown selectman. Fortunately, the minister quoted from Corinthians in his sermon, Unfortunately, the Corinthians quotation does not make any sense in this context. After a few minutes, it occurs to me that it needn't be l Corinthians. lt must be ll Corinthians, which describes a man who comes to an understanding of God before he becomes a member of the church. That leaves James Cutler, who really ought to be a snap but isn't. Everybody has worked on James Cutler: Mary Walton Ferris and J. Gardner Bartlett, to name but two. The problem is, they all come to the same conclusions. It should be safe to agree with them, but it turns out not to be.

I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT Cutler had too many daughters named Mary but the more I look at it, the more suspicious the whole farmily group looks. Jarnes Cutler had three wives and, by conventional wisdom, twelve children. The trick is to reconcile his will with what is known about the family from other records. After three days of working on a vague hunch - and looking at vital and probate records, deeds, town histories, compiled genealogies, and court records-it still does not add up. Finally, I decide to chuck everything and start from scratch. I hunker down with James's will and Torrey's New England Marriages Before 1700 and suddenly things start to happen. Cutler wrote his will in 1684 when he was 78 years old. He took care of his three eldest sons first, then said "the rest of my children, including with them the two children of my wife formerly the widow of Thomas King," were to have the rest of the estate divided between them. I list the people who got shares of the estate: John Coller, Richard Parks' wife, the wife of John Parmenter, Sarah Waite, Mary Johnson, Hannah Winter, Johanna Russell, Jemima [Cutler], and Thomas, John, and Samuel Cutler. Since they all got equal shares, I assume that all these people were children and not grandchildren representing deceased children. Given that, we can look for the two children of the second wife, Mary King. Clearly they were daughters, as none of the sons was named King. Torrey's index says that John Coller married first Hannah and second Mary Cutler. I tangled with John Coller's family in the Kempton book, and could never understand why the earlier genealogists picked Mary as John's wife when I could never find any evidence of another wife than Hannah. Sigh. I leave this blank, reserving room for John Coller's wife but not naming her.

Richard Parks' wife is another problem. There is little evidence of who she might be, although there is a deed in which she was called Mary. There is a birth record in Watertown for Mary Cutler in 1643. I go back to Mary Walton Ferris's analysis. Strangely enough, she did not connect Richard Parks' wife to the Cutler family. I assumed earlier that she believed that Richard's wife was one of the King girls. This is not right, either, and the Torrey entry reflects the confusion. Since there were three Richard Parkes alive at the time in question, someone chose the wrong Richard to connect to the Cutler and King families, asserting that a much too young Richard married a Sarah "King not Cutler."

I KNOW THE WIFE of John Parmenter was Elizabeth Cutler because they got into a little trouble before marriage, and James Cutler had to post bond for her. Sarah Waite was the wife of Thomas, She deposed in 1678 and died in 1743/44, so her age works out to make her a Cutler daughter of James's marriage to Mary King. Mary Johnson (another Mary!) was called Mary King when she married John Johnson. One King daughter down. Unless both King daughters were named Mary, the wife of Richard Parks must be Mary Cutler. This means Mary Cutler was not John Coller's wife. Hannah Winter. There is a birth record in Watertown for Hannah Cutler, She was the first daughter of james and first wife. It would be easy to match them up but I am suspicious now. If John Coller was not married to Mary Cutler, then his known wife Hannah could be Hannah King or Hannah Cutler. How to choose? I set the problem aside for the moment.

NEHGS NEXUS, Vol. XV, No.6 p. 203

Johanna Russell was born in 1661, based on an exact age at death, and was therefore necessarily a daughter of James' third wife, Phebe Page. Jemima was unmarried in 1684, but married soon after and had children. To be of childbearing age when Jemima Snow had her last recorded child, she must be the youngest of the Cutler daughters and a child of James and Phebe.

WHERE DOES THIS ALL LEAVE US? Clearly the King daughters were born before James married the widow King, so only the oldest girls could possibly provide the identity of the second King daughter. The only daughter old enough and mysterious enough is Hannah. The final clue lies in the phrasing of the will. When speaking of each of his daughters, James Cutler said "to my daughter," but in the case of Mary Johnson and Hannah Winter, merely said "I have already given to," never actually calling them his daughters. The order in which the daughters were named in the will also appears to proceed from eldest to youngest, given what else is known about them. This interpretation would mean that Hannah Cutler was the wife of John Coller; that Hannah King was the posthumous daughter of Thomas King and became the wife of John Winter; that Mary Cutler did not marry John Coller but was the wife of Richard Parks;  and that Sarah Parks, wife of one of the other Richard Parkses, was neither a King nor a Cutler. PHEW! All of the pieces were there, they just needed some shulffling. This means five new Torrey entries and lots of new ancestry for many Cutler and King descendants. (Of course, it does not begin to address the curious situation of the woman James Cutler called "my daughter Phebe," who was undoubtedly not a Cutler at all, but rather a daughter of the notorious Phebe Page by a previous liaison; see The Great Migration, second series.) Just one final problem. It seems that the last time I struggled with the identity of John Coller's wife I agreed with the previous genealogists who married him to Hannah___and then Mary Cutler. I did not just privately agree with them: I did so in print in The Ancestry of Warren Francis Kempton, complete with color frontispiece, autographs, photographs of gravestones, and transcriptions of documents. How to tell the author of this hook, one Dean Crawford Smith, that his editor is fallible? Oh, well, maybe he reads "Great Migration Diary" in NEXUS....

Melinde Lutz Sanborn, F.A.S.G., joined NEXUS as a Consulting Editor with the September-October issue, and "Great Migration Diary" will appear henceforth in each issue of the magazine. Ms. Sanborn is co-author - with Robert Charles Anderson, C.G., F.A.S.G., and George Freeman Sanborn Jr., F.A.S.G. - of The Great Migration, second series.

Mary KING-2951 died 1 on 7 Dec 1654. Mary married 2, 3 (MRIN:224) James CUTLER Sr-200 on 9 Mar 1645 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Widow of Thomas King of Watertown.
Source: "A Genealogy of The Cutler Family of Lexington, Massachusetts James and some of his Descendants 1634-1964" National Genealogical Society.

They had the following children.

  F i Elizabeth CUTLER-3039 was born on 22 Jul 1646.
  M ii
Thomas CUTLER-3041 was born about 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iii Sarah CUTLER-3042 was born about 1653. She died on 17 Jan 1744.

John PAGE [Parents] 1, 2, 3-796 was born on 25 Sep 1586 in Dedham, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 4 on 25 Sep 1586 in Boxted, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died 5, 6 on 18 Dec 1676 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 7, 8, 9 (MRIN:225) Phoebe PAINE-797 on 5 Jun 1621 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

JOHN PAGE

ORIGIN:  Dedham, Essex
MIGRATION:  1630
FIRST RESIDENCE:  Watertown

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP:  On 23 May 1665 the Watertown selectmen ordered several persons, including "old Goodman Page & his wife," to attend the next selectmen's meeting "to answer for not attending their seats in the meetinghouse appointed them by the town" [WaTR 1:85].
FREEMAN:  Requested 19 October 1630 and admitted 18 May 1631 [MBCR 1:79, 366].
EDUCATION:  His inventory included a "Bible and two other small books" valued at 12s.
OFFICES:  Chosen constable for Watertown, 19 October 1630 [MBCR 1:79]. Trial jury in case of Walter Palmer, 9 November 1630 [MBCR 1:81].
ESTATE:  On 21 April 1631 "The house of John Page of Watertown was burnt by carrying a few coals from one house to another: a coal fell by the way and kindled in the leaves" [WJ 1:65].

Granted fifty acres in the Great Dividend in Watertown, 25 July 1636 [WaBOP 5]; granted thirteen acres in the Beaverbrook Plowlands, 28 February 1636/7 [WaBOP 7]; granted thirteen acres in the Remote Meadows, 26 June 1637 [WaBOP 10].

In the Watertown Inventory of Grants John Page was credited with five parcels of land: three acre homestall; thirteen acres plowland in the Further Plain [Beaverbrook Plowlands]; thirteen acres in the Remote Meadows; fifty acres in the Great Dividend; and three acres meadow [WaBOP 112].  In the Inventory of Possessions he held six parcels, and in the Composite Inventory the same six parcels: forty acre homestall (originally a Great Dividend lot, purchased of Edward Howe); twenty acres upland (part of a Great Dividend lot, purchased of John Coolidge); eighteen acres of meadow in Plain Meadow (eight acres purchased of Edward Howe, six of Robert Feake and four of Simon Stone); four acres meadow at Beaver Brook (purchased of William Jennison); seventy acres of upland, being a Great Dividend Lot (purchased of Simon Stone); and thirty-five acres of upland, being a Great Dividend lot (purchased of John Smith) [WaBOP 64, 144].

On 4 November 1646, with others, he pled poverty to be excused from paying a 14s. 5d. fine, but the court, understanding that some of those pleading were "of good ability," considered the matter closely [MBCR 2:164].

On 6 April 1658 John Page of Watertown and Phebe his wife sold to Isaac Mixture of Watertown seventy acres of land, being a dividend, lying in Watertown, also seven acres of remote meadow in the third lot [MLR 6:436-37].  On 26 February 1652[/3] John Page of Watertown and Phebe his wife sold to Joseph Child of Watertown "one small tenement" in Watertown containing one dwelling house and four acres of land [MLR 1:58-59].

The inventory of the estate of John Page of Watertown "who died about the 19th December 1676" was taken 16 February 1676[/7] and was untotalled but included real estate valued at £50: "half a dwelling house with about twelve acres of plain and four acres of meadow £50" [MPR 5:348].

The settlement of the estate witnessed a bitter dispute pitting John, the eldest son, against Samuel Page and James Cutler.  Cutler (husband of daughter Phebe Page) and Samuel Page claimed that John kept the estate entirely to himself and refused to make a division.  The court ruled in favor of John, finding the estate to be his [MCF 1687 III 251, 252, 228, 240, 167].

BIRTH:  Perhaps the John Page baptized Boxted, Essex, 25 September 1586, son of Robert and Susanna (Syckerling) Page [NEHGR 105:26].
DEATH:  Watertown 18 December 1676 "aged about 90 years" [WaVR 41].
MARRIAGE:  Lavenham, Suffolk, 5 June 1621 Phebe Paine; she was baptized Lavenham 1 April 1594, daughter of William and Agnes (Neves) Paine [NEHGR 69:251]; she died Watertown 25 September 1677 "aged 87" [WaVR 42].

ASSOCIATIONS:  Phebe (Paine) Page, wife of John Page, was sister of Elizabeth (Paine) Hammond, wife of WILLIAM HAMMOND of Watertown; of Dorothy (Paine) Eyre, wife of Simon Eyre of Watertown; and of William Paine of Ipswich [NEHGR 69:248-252, 79:82-4, 101:242-45, 105:25-27].

COMMENTS:  In a November 1630 letter to John Winthrop Jr., John Rogers, vicar of Dedham, Essex, reports that "this day I have received so lamentable a letter from one John Page late of Dedham that hath his wife and 2 children there and he certifies me that unless God stirring some friends to send him some provision he is like to starve"; as a result, Rogers donated 20s. to buy meal for the family [WP 2:316]. Dedham, Essex, is a parish adjacent to Boxted where records of this Page family are found.  The two children who came to New England with John Page are apparently Phebe and John.

Some sources claim that John Page had daughters Elizabeth and Mary living in 1660, but the evidence for this is not seen [NEHGR 101:242, 245, 105:26].

4 December 1638: "Isack Sternes & John Page were fined 5s. for turning the way about, & day was given till the next Court" [MBCR 1:247].

John Page took an unusual approach to the Watertown land granting process.  As shown by the Inventory of Grants, he received the usual sequence of land grants down to 1637, when he had his share of the Remote Meadows, but he did not share in any later grants.  About 1637 or 1638 he apparently sold off all these parcels which came directly to him from the town, for in the various inventories of Watertown land three of the five parcels appear in the hands of John Biscoe and one in the hands of Michael Barstow.  The fate of the homestall is unknown, but this was certainly sold as well, and as this parcel carried with it the proprietary rights in future divisions, John Page did not receive a Farm in 1642.

In the Composite Inventory, which showed landholding as of about 1644, Page held only parcels of land that he had bought from others, and these were almost all in the Great Dividend, close to one another but some way from the center of town.  Since Page received thirteen acres in the Beaverbrook Plowlands and in the Remote Meadows, and since his family had at most five members at this time, he must have had considerable wealth in cattle.  Combine this with his virtual absence from town affairs, and the occasional rebuke for antisocial behavior, and one has the picture of a man of some substance who was attempting to withdraw from society, build his own little empire, and interact as little as possible with authority.

Many secondary sources claim that the immigrant John Page removed to Groton in 1662 and returned to Watertown in 1675 after the burning of Groton, but this was the son John, as shown by the births of his children in Groton in the late 1660s and early 1670s, as well as records in Watertown that show that the elder John Page was still in Watertown during these years [WaTR 1:85, 94, 98].

James Knapp deposed in 1678 about working with John Page Jr. at Piscataqua, as many Watertown men of the second generation did, and how young John redeemed a mortgaged piece of John Sr.'s land [MCF 1678 III].  John Hammond deposed that "being at my Uncle Page's house my Aunt Page was very importunate with my Uncle to give Samuel Page a piece of land and my Uncle Page's answer was `Thou knowest it was mortgaged and my son John Page hath redeemed it and it is his'" [MCF 1678 III].  John Page Jr. submitted his account of things he had done for his father when the younger John was a single man, having managed his estate for ten years except about five months when he was in Long Island, and about a fortnight "to help James Cutler when his house was burnt" [MCF 1678 III].

At the court of 2 April 1650 daughter Phebe Page sued John Flemming and his wife for slanderously saying that she was with child.  This case illustrated a family at odds with itself; with the depositions of over twenty neighbors, it seemed that the entire town was talking about them [Pulsifer 1:6-8].  Flemming defended himself and said that his words were based on "the common practice of Phebe Page, & the report of her own friends."  "John Spring being on the watch on Saturday night after midnight testified that he met John Poole & Phebe Page together, and he asking them why they were so late, she answered because she could dispatch her business no sooner & he said he went with her because he lived with her father."  Anthony White also witnessed that "Phebe Page said she must either marry within a month or run the country or lose her wits," and also that "Phebe Page said my mother I can love and respect, but my father I cannot love." William Parker deposed that, having "much discourse with Phebe's mother, she wished her daughter had never seen Poole for she was afraid she was with child." White advised her to return to her father's house again and "she answered no, before I will do so I will go into wilderness as far as I can & lie down and die."  Perce witnessed that "Goodman Page coming to his house said thus that what with his wife and daughter, he was afraid they would kill him, and constantly affirmed the same."  Goody Mixture testified that "old Page said if she knew as much as he, Phebe deserved to be hanged."  Parker again testified "he living at Long Island & Phebe Page there also, she would not keep the house one night, but kept a young man company, and they were both whipped for it by the magistrates' order there, also that she confessed" and both were censured.  Joseph Tainter said "he was informed by one that lived at Long Island that Phebe Page confessed herself she had carnal copulation with a young man at the Island."  Phebe withdrew her action, and the Court granted the defendant costs £2 4s. 6d.  John Page Senior confessed a judgment of the costs of Court against his daughter.

Phoebe PAINE [Parents]-797 was christened 1 on 1 Apr 1594 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 25 Sep 1677 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Phoebe married 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:225) John PAGE-796 on 5 Jun 1621 in Lavenham, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

DEATH: Daughter of William Paine of Lavenham.

They had the following children.

  F i Phoebe PAGE-201 was born in 1624/1625. She died on 17 May 1694.
  M ii John PAGE-802 was born on 1 Jan 1630. He died in 1711/1712.
  M iii
Daniel PAGE-801 was born about 1631 in Dedham, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died 1 on 10 Aug 1634 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iv Samuel PAGE-803 was born on 20 Aug 1633. He died in 1691.
  F v
Elizabeth PAGE-4082.

  F vi
Mary PAGE-4081.


William TROWBRIDGE [Parents] [scrapbook]-466 was born 1 on 19 Nov 1684 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Nov 1744 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married (MRIN:226) Sarah FULLUM-2926 on 30 May 1721 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WARD, Sarah

A Deacon of the church, a lieutenant, and Selectman.
Source: Library of Congress "Genealogy of the Trowbridge Family" Page 157.
A slave holder, (s. of Dea. James,) m. Sarah, dr. of Jno. Ward, Jr., Dec. 14, 1708, took the end of his father in law's house.  Additional children:  two daughters, stillborn, 1720.  His will dated 1744, gives 5 pounds to the church, "to be loaned out so as not to depreciate, the interest thereof to be given to such poor widows as the Deacons judge proper."  To son James, 200 pounds; Hulda and Mary, 100 pounds each; Margaret, 200 pounds; Beulah, 200 pounds; Thaddeus, 50 pounds; chil. of his dr. Mary Coolidge, 325 pounds; wife Sarah, 50 pounds; and the residue of his estate to Lieut. Joseph Fuller, Lieut. William Hyde, Dea. John Stone, and Thomas Greenwood, in trust, for his w. Sarah, during her life; at her decease, two-thirds his real estate and one-fourth part of grist mill to son Thaddeus, and he to pay s. James one-fourth part of its value.  1719, Jno. Spring to William Trowbridge, a parcel of land, N. by land of John Ward and said Trowbridge, w. by a town highway, (Mill lane,) N.E. by Rev. Jno. Cotton's farm. 1721, John Ward ot his son in law William Trowbridge, the w. end of his now dwelling house, where said Trowbridge now dwelleth, and thirteen acres adjoining, w. on highway, and one-fourth part grist mill and stream.  1712, Susan, Hannah, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Rose Prentice, daughters of late James Prentice, Sen., to William Trowbridge, nineteen acres near the M.H., N. by Jno. Spring; w. by mill pond on Smelt brook; s. by heirs of Jonathan Hyde, deceased; an open highway runs through the same (Mill lane).  Lewis, his negro boy, born 1736; Nancy, his negro girl, born 1736.
Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

BIRTH: No date given

Sarah FULLUM-2926 was born on 2 Mar 1694. Sarah married (MRIN:226) William TROWBRIDGE-466 on 30 May 1721 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Daughter of Francis Fullum, Esq. of Weston.

They had the following children.

  F i
Sarah TROWBRIDGE-2927 was born on 9 Mar 1722 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1735.

Source: History of Newton Massachusetts, by Francis Jackson
  F ii Margaret TROWBRIDGE-2928 was born on 16 Apr 1724.
  F iii Beulah TROWBRIDGE-3013 was born on 29 Aug 1726.
  M iv
Thaddeus TROWBRIDGE-740 was born on 20 Nov 1728 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: History of Newton Massachusetts, by Francis Jackson
  F v
Abigail TROWBRIDGE-202 was born on 12 Oct 1732 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1738.

Source: History of Newton Massachusetts, by Francis Jackson

Philip RUSSELL-1753. Philip married 1, 2 (MRIN:227) Joanna CUTLER-203 on 19 Apr 1680 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Joanna CUTLER [Parents]-203 was born in 1660/1661 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 26 Nov 1703 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Nov 1703. Joanna married 1, 2 (MRIN:227) Philip RUSSELL-1753 on 19 Apr 1680 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Was a daughter of Phoebe not Mary.
Source: NEHGS NEXUS, Vol. XV, No.6, p. 203


John CUTLER [Parents]-204 was born 1 on 19 Mar 1663 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 21 Sep 1714 in Lexington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4 (MRIN:228) Mary STEARNS-1754 on 19 Jul 1693 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary STEARNS-1754. Mary married 1, 2 (MRIN:228) John CUTLER-204 on 19 Jul 1693 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John POULTER [Parents] [scrapbook]-2092 was born in 1750 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 27 May 1750 in Saint Faith, Havant, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 17 Feb 1828 in West Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. John married (MRIN:229) Jane CLIFIN Cliffen-2812 on 9 Jun 1775 in St Mary's, East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

John had a will 2 on 24 Sep 1827 in West Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. His will was probated 3 on 29 Oct 1828 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

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Will of John Poulter  PRO National Archives
Probate 11/1747 Image reference 424

I, John Poulter, of West Moulesy, in the County of Surrey, gentlemen, being of sound mind Mind  Memory and understanding do make this my last will and testament in manner following, that is to say whereas I have and ____  ____   _____  three   hundred pounds stock  in the five per cent consolidated ___  ___ and I have the sum of one hundred pounds in the bonds of my friend ___ John Salford of Mortlake.  (Item) To hereby give and bequeath all the before named stock ____ and all ___ my estate and effects that I shall div __  of or ___ ___ ___ my friends William Turner the younger of Moulsey _____ and George Edmunds ffarmer of Moulsey and to their executors, administrators and assigns upon the trust following that is to say in the first place to sale the said stock and ___ in the said sum of one hundred pounds and all interest due thereon as soon as they can obtain the same after my decease  and upon further trust to pay to my son John Poulter the sum of forty pounds and to my daughter the wife of Joseph Lyons the sum of twenty pounds.  I give to my daughter Susan the wife of Edward my ___ ___ ___ and seals and after paying my just ___ funeral expenses to my expenses for proving this my will and all costs and charges to my said executors may be put to in the execution of this my will and subject thereto. I give said effects and bequeath all the rest and residue of my monies __ said effects ___  of what ___ or kind ___ that I shall ___ unto my said estate daughter Susan and my daughter Maria the wife of Mark Hollis equally between them share and share alike.  And I do hereby nominate ___ and appoint the said William Turner the younger and George Edmunds executors of this my will in ___ whereof I have ___ out my sound and seal the same having been first read over to me this twenty fourth day of September in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven.  The mark of John Poulter   Signed sealed published and ___ by the said John Poulter the testor as and for his last will and testament the same having been first was to him in the presence of us Mary Carter, Willm Carter Kingston (?) Proved at London 29th October 1828 before the Worshipful ___ ___ Salusbury Dr of Lawe and swo by the oaths of William Turner the younger and George Edmunds the executors to whom admin was granted being first sworn duly to administor.

Jane CLIFIN Cliffen [Parents]-2812 was christened on 12 Sep 1759 in Cobham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 28 Jul 1818 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Jane married (MRIN:229) John POULTER-2092 on 9 Jun 1775 in St Mary's, East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

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They had the following children.

  M i
John POULTER-2777 was born 1 on 4 Apr 1776 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 14 Apr 1776 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 in 1862/1863 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Elizabeth POULTER-2787 was born on 6 Feb 1778.
  F iii Sarah POULTER-1826 was born on 20 Oct 1781.
  M iv Thomas Arnold POULTER-206 was born on 18 Jun 1787.
  F v Maria POULTER-2775 was born on 6 Jun 1793.
  F vi Susannah POULTER-1809 was born on 19 Apr 1796.

Thomas Arnold POULTER [Parents] [scrapbook]-206 was born 1 on 18 Jun 1787 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 8 Jul 1787 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:230) Sarah DAVIS-2810 on 26 Sep 1814 in Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas was counted in a census 6 in Apr 1861 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He worked as Cord Wainer.

Sarah DAVIS [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2-2810 was born 3 on 7 Oct 1794 in Castle Hotel, East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She was christened 4 on 2 Nov 1794 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 5 on 3 Jan 1858 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married 6, 7, 8 (MRIN:230) Thomas Arnold POULTER-206 on 26 Sep 1814 in Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

Sarah resided 9 in Apr 1861 in East Molesey, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.

Sarah Davis and Sarah Longland lived in the same area of Surrey England, both married a Thomas Poulter (two separate individuals) and both named their children similarly-but are not the same person. Some of the children have been incorrectly combined as well. This is an easy mistake to make but can be understood by studying the Surrey/Middlesex England census, bmd records, parish records, etc.

Because of the above, the burial date and 1861 census are in conflict. more research is needed to sort this one out.

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah Ann POULTER-1212 was born in 1815. She died on 15 Mar 1874.
  M ii Thomas Ambrose POULTER-2806 was born on 1 Jun 1817. He died on 17 Jun 1892.
  M iii William POULTER-819 was born on 3 Mar 1820. He died on 7 Mar 1866.
  F iv Jane POULTER-754 was born on 30 Jan 1822.
  F v Ann POULTER-755 was born on 22 Feb 1824.
  M vi Charles Thomas POULTER-751 was born on 20 Nov 1825. He died on 26 Nov 1879.
  M vii
Robert POULTER-852 was born 1 on 26 Nov 1827 in Esher, Surrey, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 2 on 2 Mar 1828 in Esher, Surrey, England, United Kingdom.
  F viii Eliza POULTER-854 was born on 13 Oct 1829.
  F ix Charlotte POULTER-1108 was born in 1831.
  F x
Mary POULTER-1105 was christened on 23 Feb 1834 in Hampton, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

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