Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Stephen FISKE. Stephen married 1 Abigail PARK on 7 Jan 1722/1723 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 25 Jul 1693 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Abigail married 2 Stephen FISKE on 7 Jan 1722/1723 in Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Richard PARK [Parents] was born 1 on 1 Mar 1696 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 28 Nov 1746 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 3, 4 Sarah FULLER on 17 Jul 1717 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Ensign Richard Park
Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Sarah FULLER [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 5 Oct 1695 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 20 Mar 1737 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Mar 1737. Sarah married 4, 5 Richard PARK on 17 Jul 1717 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson
Mentioned in father's will

They had the following children.

  M i William PARK was born on 16 Feb 1718.
  M ii Thomas PARK was born on 15 Nov 1719.
  F iii Jerusha PARK was born on 22 Nov 1722. She died on 26 Apr 1756.
  F iv
Hannah PARK was born 1 on 22 Nov 1722 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F v Huldah PARK was born on 18 Dec 1724.
  F vi Priscilla PARK was born on 5 Apr 1726.
  F vii
Abigail PARK was born 1 on 28 Jun 1728 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M viii Amariah PARK was born in 1733. He died on 17 Jul 1761.

William MERRIAM [scrapbook] 1 was born on 11 May 1564 in Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 11 May 1564 in England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 27 Nov 1635 in Hadlow, Kent, England, United Kingdom. William married Sarah BURGES in England, United Kingdom.

WILLIAM Mirriam of Hadlowe, Kent, clothier, 8 September 1635, proved 27 November 1 1635. To the poor of Hadlowe ten shillings. To my daughter Susan, already preferred, fifty shillings. The like sum to daughter Margaret, likewise preferred. To daughter Joane, already preferred, one shilling. To my daughter Sara forty pounds within three months next after my decease. To wife Sara all the household stuff of mine which is in my now dwelling house situate at Barnestreet in Hadlowe and the five pounds per annum which is to be paid out of my lands in Goodherst, Kent, during her natural life. I give her also three pounds per annum to be paid to her during her natural life out of my tenementi and lands in Yalding, Kent. And she shall have her dwelling and abiding in my dwelling house aforesaid after my decease during the whole term of her natural life, with free access, ingress, egress and recourse to and from the same and into and from the gardens and orchards for herbs, water and for her brewing, baking, washing, drying and the like needful occasions. To my son Joseph Myrriam all such household stull as I shall have at the time of my decease remaining and being in the house wherein he now dwelleth situate in Tewdly, or elsewhere where he shall then dwell, being in his custody or possession. To George Mirriam my son five pounds and to his daughter Mary, my god daughter, five shillings. To William Howe, my grandchild, ten shillings and to every child of his father Thomas Howe which be had by my daughter, his late deceased wife, I will five shillings. To William Mirriam my grandchild, son of the said Joseph my son, five shillings. And touching my lands and tenements I will to Joseph Mirriam my son &c. all my lands and tenements in Yalding charged with the before mentioned annuity of three pounds. To Robert my son the messuage wherein I now dwell, in Hadlowe with the barns, outhhouses, yards, gardens, orchardj and all my lands thereto belonging, and all other my lands, tenements &c. in Hadlowe. And I give him all my goods and chattels not formerly bequeathed. And I make him sole executor.
Proved by Christopher Crispe, Notary Public, attorney for Robert Mirriam, son and executor.
Rochester Wills, Vol. xxii. (1631-1644), vol. 165.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 50, October 1896,  New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, February 20, 2001
1896.]

Sarah BURGES was born in 1559 in Goudhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died in Hadlow, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Sarah married William MERRIAM in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i
William MERRIAM was born on 16 Jul 1581 in Goudhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Joane MERRIAM was born in 1583.
  F iii
Margaret MERRIAM was born in 1585 in Hadlow, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Susan MERRIAM was born in 1587. She died in 1684.
  F v Sarah MERRIAM was born about 1589. She died on 8 Sep 1635.
  F vi Miss MERRIAM was born about 1589.
  M vii Joseph MERRIAM was born in 1600. He died on 1 Jan 1640/1641.
  M viii George MERRIAM was born in 1602. He died on 29 Dec 1675.
  M ix Robert MERRIAM was born in 1603. He died on 15 Feb 1681/1682.

Joseph MERRIAM [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born in 1600 in Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He was christened in of Hadlow, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 2, 3 on 1 Jan 1640/1641 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 4, 5 Sarah GOLDSTONE in BY 1624 in Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Joseph had a will 6 on 29 Oct 1640 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

JOSEPH MIRIAM.
From London to Charlestown Mass. in 1638

The 29th the 10th month in the yeare of our Lord 1640.

The last will & Testament of Joseph miriam of Concord.
I Joseph Miriam of Concord being weake hi bodie, but blessed be God of good memory and sense inwardly do comit my soule to God in Jesus Christ & my body to the earth from whence it came.
Item. To wife Sarah all my whole estate towards & for the bring vp of al my children. Power to her to sell my house I now live in, it beinge larger and bigger than she shall stand in need of. The overplus of providing a lease house shal be disposed in some way for the good and benefit of my wife & children. Wife to bring up all the children till they are one & twenty the sonnes: & the daaghters either at that time or at the day of marriage. When my oldest child shall be one & twenty, the estate to be prised & wife Sarah to hare one third. If she marries to have one third.
Wife whole executor & wth her my welbeloved brethren Mr. Thomas ffiint Simon Willard Robert Miriam put in trust.
Testified vpon oath to be the last will of Joseph Miriam 26: 8. 1642, by George ffowle.
Capt cop nobis
die et anno superadicto
Rich: Bellingham
Increase Nowell

The Merriam (Joseph, George and Robert) and Flint families are mentioned in
                       one of Ralph Waldo Emerson's poems "Hamatreya:"

                       "Bulkeley, Hunt, Willard, Hosmer, Meriam, Flint,
                       Possessed the land which rendered to their toil
                       Hay, corn, roots, hemp, flax, apples, wool and wood.

                       Where are these men? Asleep beneath their grounds
                       And strangers, fond as they, their furrows plough.
                       They added ridge to valley, brook to pond
                       And sighed for all that bounded their domain.

                       Each of these landlords walked amidst his farm
                       Saying 'T' is mine, my children's and my name's"

The poem was cited in a book on Concord by Ruth Wheeler, "Concord, Climate for Freedom."

Peter Bulkeley was the Reverend and one of twelve families to which Concord was granted. There is no record of the other incorporators, but it is concluded that the Merriams and Flints were likely among them.


The following is from "Meriam's Corner" on the internet at www.meriam.org

                                          Meriam's Corner, Minute Man National
                                                         Historical Park


                              For the past few years, members of the Merriam family have
                        been meeting each spring at Minute Man National Historical Park
                        in Concord, Massachusetts, to plan a campaign to restore the
                        historic house at Meriam's Corner This house is one of the oldest
                        surviving structures built by the family after it immigrated to
                        America, and dates at least to 1705. In 2005 it will be 300 years old.
                        On April 18, 1775. Meriam's Corner was the scene of the first heavy
                        fighting of the Battle of Lexington and Concord In recognition of
                        its role in American history, the National Park Service purchased
                        Meriam's Corner to be part of Minute Man National Historic Park
                        and the western anchor of the Battle Road Trail, a new 5-mile
                        interpretive hiker biker trail.

                              The house is structurally sound, but the exterior finish and the
                        interior are deteriorated and badly in need of repair. The family
                        hopes to raise $300-500,000 to restore it, and to establish an
                        endowment for continuous maintenance of the house. We are
                        officially launching a 5-year fundraising campaign this year, the
                        225th anniversary of the Battle, and hope to reach our goal by the
                        300th anniversary of the house in 2005. A fund has been
                        established with the National Park Foundation, 1101 17th St. NW,
                        Suite 1102, Washington, D.C. 20036, so that donations can be
                        tax-deductible. NPF exists primarily to oversee, private donations
                        for projects in National Pinks and has extensive experience in fund
                        management. Important!! Make sure you mention "Merriam's
                        Corner Fund" when you send any donations.

                              This will be a public-private partnership. Minute Man Park has
                        successfully competed for $1.6 million, a share of the Exxon Valdez
                        settlement, to rehabilitate the exterior of Meriam's Corner and other
                        historic houses in the Park. This work is underway, and will
                        complement ours.

                              Every April, the community holds a Meriam's Corner
                        Observance with marchers in Revolutionary costumes, as part of
                        Concord's and the Park's observance of the battles and of Patriot's
                        Day.

Sarah GOLDSTONE [Parents] was born in 1602 in Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died on 12 Mar 1670/1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Mar 1670/1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 1, 2 Joseph MERRIAM in BY 1624 in Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
WHEELER, Joseph Lt.

They had the following children.

  F i Mary MERRIAM was born in 1625. She died on 10 Dec 1699.
  M ii William MERRIAM was born about 1628. He died on 22 May 1689.
  M iii
Thomas MERRIAM was born about 1630 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Living in 1637
  M iv Joseph MERRIAM was born in 1630. He died on 20 Apr 1677.
  F v Elizabeth MERRIAM was born in 1632. She died on 17 Oct 1704.
  F vi Hannah MERRIAM was born about 1633.
  M vii John MERRIAM was born on 9 Jul 1641. He died on 27 Feb 1725.

John GOLDSTONE was born in 1574 in Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died on 12 Mar 1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married Frances JEFFRIE.

Frances JEFFRIE [Parents] was born about 1572 in Pemburie, Kent, England, United Kingdom. Frances married John GOLDSTONE.

They had the following children.

  M i
Robert GOLDSTONE was born about 1600 in of Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died on 16 May 1657.

DEATH: Will Probate
  M ii
Roger GOLDSTONE was born about 1602 in of Tonbridge, Kent, England, United Kingdom.
  F iii Sarah GOLDSTONE was born in 1602. She died on 12 Mar 1670/1671.
  F iv Jane GOLDSTONE was born about 1604.
  F v Elizabeth GOLDSTONE was born about 1604. She died before 16 May 1637.
  F vi Frances GOLDSTONE was born about 1608.

Joseph WHEELER Lt. 1, 2 was christened 3 on 18 Feb 1609 in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 about 1681 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married 5 Sarah GOLDSTONE after 1642 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Elizabeth

Was a Lieutenant

Sarah GOLDSTONE [Parents] was born in 1602 in Tudeley, Kent, England, United Kingdom. She died on 12 Mar 1670/1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Mar 1670/1671 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 1 Joseph WHEELER Lt. after 1642 in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
MERRIAM, Joseph


Gilbert SATCHFIELD 1. Gilbert married Anne.

Anne. Anne married Gilbert SATCHFIELD.

Anne had a will 1 on 20 Jun 1586 in St Peters Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Catherine SATCHFIELD was christened on 27 May 1569. She was buried on 13 Sep 1627.
  M ii
Richard SATCHFIELD.

Richard worked 1 as Baker in St Peters Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom.

Thomas HORTON was born 1 about 1555 in Coole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 about 1620 in St Martin in the Vintry, Coole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomas married 3 Catherine SATCHFIELD about 1595 in Coole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
CULVERWELL, Margaret

Will of Thomas Horton

In his will, dated 6 March 1615 and proved 17 January 1620/1 (FCC, 4 Dale), "Thomas Horton of the parishe of St. Martin in the Vyntrey, Citizen and Mercer of London," according to "the lawdable custome of the Cittey of London," divided his estate into three equal parts, one for wife, one for children, and one for other legacies:

[the first part] to Catherine Horton my wellbeloved wife ... The second or full third parte of all my said goodes chattells plate and househould stuffe (in regard I have not as yet given any parte or porcion of my goodes [and] chattles unto John Horton, Sara Horton, and Parnall Horton the children of me the said Thomas Horton or in anye other sort advanced them) ... equallye amongst them ... And the last or other third parte ... to the poor of the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, where I now dwell, five pounds ... unto my brother William Horton ... one annuitye ... of eight pounds ... to my sister Margaret Williamson ... one annuitie ... of 40s. ... unto my daughter Margaret Culverwell the wife of Richard Culverwell ten pounds per annum during their lifetimes and if Richard Culverwell should die first, then the annuity to be increased to twentie pounds per annum .... To aforesaid daughters Sara and Parnell Horton fifty pounds apiece ... on the daies of their ... marriages ... upon condition that [if] either of them marry without the consent and good likeinge of Catherine my nowe wife, their unckle Mr Richard Satchfelld, and my executor hereafter named ... [she] shall forfeite and lose the foresaide [legacy] .... unto Thomas Horton the sonne of Lawrence Horton, forty pounds [at age 21] unto St. Bartholomew's Hospital near West Smithfield, London, five pounds to the poor children harbored in Christ's Hospital, five pounds. ... unto my sonne Thomas Horton (whome I have alreadie verye bountefullie and loveinglye advaunced) 26s. 8d. in full satisfaction of his parte and portion. ...to my lovinge friends Mr. William Spurstowe and his wife, Mr. George Ricketts and his wife, my cosen Edward Addams and his wife, my cousin Nicholas Plommer and his wife, Mr. Reignold Hughes and his wife, and Mr. William Bond, to everie one of them a ringe of gould of the value of 26s. 8d. ... to John Horton unto whome I was a witness [i.e., godfather] a ring of gould of 26s. 8d. price ... [the same] unto William Spurstowe unto whome I was a witness [and] unto my daughter-in-law Mary Horton ... to her sonne Thomas Horton unto whom I was a witness [the same] ... And whereas there was latelie conveyed by Anthony Culverwell whilst he lived Citizen and Mercer of London deceased unto ... John Horton my sonne five messuages or tenements in the parish of St. James at Garlickhithe London and one tenement with a garden in Bell Alley Coleman Streete, London ... And for the ... better strengthninge of the estates of the said John Horton ... I doe give and bequeathe all (my right in these lands) unto the said John Horton my sonne .... The rest and residue unto my sonne John Horton and I doe make [him] sole executor ... and appointe my lovinge friendes Mr. William Bond marchaunt taylor and Mr.William Spurstowe mercer to be overseers.... Witnesses: Will[ia]m Bond, Ant[hony] Bond, and Richard Rochdale Scr[ivener].

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 147, July 1993, © New England Historic Genealogical Society & Brøderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, February 23, 2001


"Chronological History of Massachusetts", Flying the Colors: Massachusetts Facts: John Clements, 1987; Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut biographies - 1903; Mayflower Gedcom; LDS Ancestral File; Research of John F. Chandler and Betty I. Ralph.

Catherine SATCHFIELD [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 27 May 1569 in St Peters Cornhill, London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3 on 13 Sep 1627 in St Margaret Moses, Friday Street, , England, United Kingdom. Catherine married 4 Thomas HORTON about 1595 in Coole, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom.

Will of Katherine Horton

In the name of God amen, this ninth day of September Anno Dni 1627 I Katherine Horton being sicke in body but of good and perfect memorie thankes bee given to God doe publish and declare this my last will and testament in manner and forme foHowing, viz: first and principally I give and bequeathe my soule unto the hands of Allmightie God my Creator and Redeemer hopeing & faithfully beleeveing to bee saved only by the merritts & glorious deathe of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christe & my body to the ground from whence it was taken to bee buried att convenient time in the daytime. And as for such worldly goods as it hath pleased God to blesse me with I give and bequeathe in manner and I orme following that is to say ]mprimis I give and bequeath to my loveing daughter Parnell Wallis wife of James Wal]is one hundred pounds. Item I give and bequeath to my loveing daughter Sara Conant the some of fiftie poundes. Item I give and bequeathe to my loveing grandchilde Elizabeth Wallis the some of twentie poundes. Item I give and bequeathe to my loveing grandchilde Caleb Connant the some of thirtie poundes. Item I give and bequeathe unto my lovemg grandchilde Sara Connant the same of twenlie poundes of lawful money of England. I give and bequeath to my godson [blank] Kendall sonne of Cosen Kendall the some of twentie shillings. The rest and residue of of my chattelles goods debts household stuffe and estate whatsoever my debts being truly first payd and dischardged and my funerall chardges also being deducted I give and bequeath to my loveing sister Mary Stonehowse the some of twentie shillings. Item I give and bequeath to my loveing Cosen Katherine Kidder wife to John Kidder the some of twenlie shillings of lawful money of England. Item I give and bequeath to my loveing goddaughter Katherine Clarke the some of twentie shillings of lawfull money of England. Now I say the rest of my estate whatsoever my will as is foresaid being fully performed I give and bequeath to my loveing daughter Parnell Wallis my sole and absolute executrix of this my last will and testament and I doe here frustrate and nullifie all former wills by mee made whatsoever and in wittness of this my last will and testament! have hereunto set my hand and seale dated the day and yeare above written the marke of Katherine Horton sealed signed and delivered in the presence of us Sarah Jones EIiz: May & John (Monger?); proved 13 October 1627 by Parnell Waflis.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 147, July 1993, © New England Historic Genealogical Society & Brøderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, February 23, 2001

They had the following children.

  F i Sarah HORTON was born on 19 Sep 1595. She died before 1677.
  F ii Parnell HORTON was born about 1600.

John WHITE [Parents] was born in 1510 in Timsbury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 1 Feb 1579/1580. John married Mildred WESTON.

Mildred WESTON was born in 1528 in Timsbury, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. She died on 8 Jan 1567. Mildred married John WHITE.

They had the following children.

  M i Rev. John WHITE was born in 1550. He died on 30 Sep 1616.

Rev. John WHITE [Parents] 1 was born in 1550 in Stanton, St Johns, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 30 Sep 1616. John married Elizabeth Isabelle BAWLE.

Rector of "Holy Trinity, Dorchester"

Elizabeth Isabelle BAWLE [Parents] was born in 1552 in Litchfield, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom. She died in 1601. Elizabeth married Rev. John WHITE.

Surname may be spelled Rawle.

They had the following children.

  F i Martha WHITE was born in 1579. She died after 29 Mar 1648.

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