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


Richard CLAPP [scrapbook] died 1 before 25 Jul 1608 in Sidbury, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. Richard married 2 Christian CLAPP in Sidbury, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Christian CLAPP was born 1 about 1540 in Sidbury, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 in BET 25 JUL 1608 AND 12 AUG 1608 in Sidbury, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. Christian married 3 Richard CLAPP in Sidbury, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Christian had a will 4 in 1608 in Sidbury, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

The yeoman family of Clapp was living in the Devonshire parish of Sidbury as early as 1883 whep Roger Clappc was listed in a subsidy, and Clapp's hill is still a place name in the parish after the lapse of six centuries. Unfortunately, the parish register of Sidbury has been destroyed by fire so that it has been impossible to determine the exact relationship which the Clapps who were living in the parish in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries bore to each other. A few Clapp wills in the various probate courts of Devonshire had been abstracted before the Registry at Exeter was totally destroyed in the blitzkrieg, but they do not serve to make a proven pedigree of any great length.
1. CHRISTIAN CLAPP of Sidbury, co. Devon, a grandmother when she made her will in 1608, was probably born about 1540. The name of her husband is not known. She had an only son, Nicholas Clapp, and, as Peter Clapp of Sidbury, husbandman, who made his will in 1622, mentions his brother Nicholas Clapp, there is a possibility that Christian s husband had had an earlier wife who was the mother of Peter Clapp and his brother Robert C]app whom Peter also names in his will. This theory is, of course, dependent on Christian s son and Peter's brother being the same man. In 1555 a William Clapp of Sidbury, but living in the parish of Harforde, made a will leaving legacies to the two children of his son Richard, who appears to have been his only son. One may hazard a guess, based purely on time and place, that Richard Clapp was the husband of our widow Christian, but the family may have, in the interval between 1338 (or earlier) and 1555, produced very distantly related branches even in the same parish, while the wills show that in the neighboring villages there were in the sixteenth century many other representatives of the name. It is safer to begin our pedigree with the lone widow.

Christian Clapp of Sidbury, co. Devon, widow, made her will July 25, 1608, and it was proved August 12, 1608, by the executor Nicholas Clapp of Sidbury. She bequeaths to the poor of Sidbury. To her god-children. To god-daughter dwelling at Broadclist, "one Petecotte with browne charmlet bodyes." To Mary Clapp, a gown. To Elizabeth Clapp, my son Nicholas his *Abstracts of the wills and other English material were kindly supplied to me by Mary Lovering Holman.

88   The Ancestry of Joseph Neal

wife, my cloak. To Prudence Clapp, Anne Crutchet and Ann Windsam, all my linen apparell to be equally divided. To Ann Windsam, my feather-bed, a bolster, a red coverlet and the mattress. To Prudence Clapp, my cupboard at Pynhill and a table-hoard and a brazen pan. To foresaid Ann Windsam £10 to be employed for her benefit and if she die before twenty said £10 to remain to Prudence Clapp. To my daughter Eyde Crutchett, £10. To Richard Clapp, my son Nicholas his son, one chest. To Ellen Lee, my kirtle. To Ann Windsam, a brazen pan, a crock and my coffer. Residue to son Nicholas Clapp, executor. Witnesses: William Ebdon, James Taylor. Inventory taken August 9, 1608, by William Warren, John Southwood, Thomas Searle, Thomas Ebdon.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard CLAPP.
  M ii
Robert CLAPP was buried 1 on 10 Sep 1624 in Venn Ottery, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii William CLAPP was buried on 1 Mar 1640/1641.
  M iv Peter CLAPP died in BY 16 JAN 1622/3.
  F v daughter CLAPP.
  M vi Nicholas CLAPP was born about 1575. He died on 14 Mar 1631.
  F vii Eyde CLAPP was christened on 11 Oct 1611.

Richard CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1605 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3 in England, United Kingdom. Richard married 4 Edith GARLANTE on 6 May 1633 in Venn Ottery, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Elizabeth

Edith GARLANTE. Edith married 1 Richard CLAPP on 6 May 1633 in Venn Ottery, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.


Richard CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1605 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3 in England, United Kingdom. Richard married 4 Elizabeth on 24 Dec 1646 in Venn Ottery, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
GARLANTE, Edith

Elizabeth. Elizabeth married 1 Richard CLAPP on 24 Dec 1646 in Venn Ottery, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom.

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Antenuptual agreement.


Edward CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2, 3 about 1603 in Salcombe Regis, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 4, 5 on 8 Jan 1664/1665 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married 6, 7 Prudence CLAPP about 1634 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Edward's will was probated 8 on 17 Feb 1664/1665 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
COCKERELL, Susanna

Brother of Roger Clap

Prudence CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1606 in England, United Kingdom. She died 3 in BET 1640 AND 1646 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Prudence married 4, 5 Edward CLAPP about 1634 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

On 8 May 1635, "Edward clap and family" were passengers on the hopewell, sailing from Weymouth for New England [NGSQ 71:173].


Nicholas CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1612 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 24 Nov 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Nicholas married 4, 5 Sarah CLAPP about 1633 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
SHARP, Abigail
WHIPPLE, Anna

NICHOLAS CLAP AND HIS DESCENDANTS.
[Compiled from MS. of EBENEZER CLAP of Dorchester.]

NICHOLAS CLAP, fourth son of Richard  Clap of England1 was born in 1612. He was a cousin of the celebrated Capt. Roger Clap, through whose influence, it is supposed, Nicholas2 came to this country about 1633, and settled in Dorchester, Mass. His name appears on the Town Records various times in connection with the municipat affairs of the town; and he was a deacon of the church. His first wife was Sarah Clap, a sister of Ca1it. Roger Clap; his second, Abigail, 1widow of Robert Sharp of Brookline. it is presumed that the residence of Nicholas  Clap was in the north part of the town of Dorchester, near the house now standing, which was occupied by the late Deacon Ehenezer Clap, senior, who died March 6th, 1860. See Reg. XIV. 284. Nicholas Clap died suddenly, in his barn, Nov. 24th, 1679.  His estate was appraised by James Hum-frey, William Sumner, Henry Leadhetter. The balance, after deducting the debts, was £358, 4, 4. His sons, Nathaniel and Ebenezer, were ad. ministrators. He had four brothers, viz.: Ambrose  and Richard,  who lived and died in England; Thomas,2 b. in 1597, d. in Scituate, Mass., April 20, 1684, leaving descendants; John,  d. in Dorchester, July 24, 1655. John left a widow, Joan, (who m. subsequently, John Ellis of Medfield,) but no children. In his will, dated July 11, 1655, be gives to his wife his dwelling-house, with all his lands, during her life. After her decease, said house and lands are given "to the muintwnance of the ministry and a Schoole in Dorchester foreuer." The portion of the land situated at "Dorchester neck," now South Boston Point, was sold in 1835, for upwards of $13,000. See Hist. Dorchester,p. 442.

DEATH: Died suddenly in his barn.

Sarah CLAPP [Parents]. Sarah married 1, 2 Nicholas CLAPP about 1633 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Nicholas CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1612 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 24 Nov 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Nicholas married 4 Abigail SHARP about 1667 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CLAPP, Sarah
WHIPPLE, Anna

NICHOLAS CLAP AND HIS DESCENDANTS.
[Compiled from MS. of EBENEZER CLAP of Dorchester.]

NICHOLAS CLAP, fourth son of Richard  Clap of England1 was born in 1612. He was a cousin of the celebrated Capt. Roger Clap, through whose influence, it is supposed, Nicholas2 came to this country about 1633, and settled in Dorchester, Mass. His name appears on the Town Records various times in connection with the municipat affairs of the town; and he was a deacon of the church. His first wife was Sarah Clap, a sister of Ca1it. Roger Clap; his second, Abigail, 1widow of Robert Sharp of Brookline. it is presumed that the residence of Nicholas  Clap was in the north part of the town of Dorchester, near the house now standing, which was occupied by the late Deacon Ehenezer Clap, senior, who died March 6th, 1860. See Reg. XIV. 284. Nicholas Clap died suddenly, in his barn, Nov. 24th, 1679.  His estate was appraised by James Hum-frey, William Sumner, Henry Leadhetter. The balance, after deducting the debts, was £358, 4, 4. His sons, Nathaniel and Ebenezer, were ad. ministrators. He had four brothers, viz.: Ambrose  and Richard,  who lived and died in England; Thomas,2 b. in 1597, d. in Scituate, Mass., April 20, 1684, leaving descendants; John,  d. in Dorchester, July 24, 1655. John left a widow, Joan, (who m. subsequently, John Ellis of Medfield,) but no children. In his will, dated July 11, 1655, be gives to his wife his dwelling-house, with all his lands, during her life. After her decease, said house and lands are given "to the muintwnance of the ministry and a Schoole in Dorchester foreuer." The portion of the land situated at "Dorchester neck," now South Boston Point, was sold in 1835, for upwards of $13,000. See Hist. Dorchester,p. 442.

DEATH: Died suddenly in his barn.

Abigail SHARP. Abigail married 1 Nicholas CLAPP about 1667 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Nicholas CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1612 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 24 Nov 1679 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Nicholas married 4 Anna WHIPPLE on 14 Oct 1666.

Other marriages:
CLAPP, Sarah
SHARP, Abigail

NICHOLAS CLAP AND HIS DESCENDANTS.
[Compiled from MS. of EBENEZER CLAP of Dorchester.]

NICHOLAS CLAP, fourth son of Richard  Clap of England1 was born in 1612. He was a cousin of the celebrated Capt. Roger Clap, through whose influence, it is supposed, Nicholas2 came to this country about 1633, and settled in Dorchester, Mass. His name appears on the Town Records various times in connection with the municipat affairs of the town; and he was a deacon of the church. His first wife was Sarah Clap, a sister of Ca1it. Roger Clap; his second, Abigail, 1widow of Robert Sharp of Brookline. it is presumed that the residence of Nicholas  Clap was in the north part of the town of Dorchester, near the house now standing, which was occupied by the late Deacon Ehenezer Clap, senior, who died March 6th, 1860. See Reg. XIV. 284. Nicholas Clap died suddenly, in his barn, Nov. 24th, 1679.  His estate was appraised by James Hum-frey, William Sumner, Henry Leadhetter. The balance, after deducting the debts, was £358, 4, 4. His sons, Nathaniel and Ebenezer, were ad. ministrators. He had four brothers, viz.: Ambrose  and Richard,  who lived and died in England; Thomas,2 b. in 1597, d. in Scituate, Mass., April 20, 1684, leaving descendants; John,  d. in Dorchester, July 24, 1655. John left a widow, Joan, (who m. subsequently, John Ellis of Medfield,) but no children. In his will, dated July 11, 1655, be gives to his wife his dwelling-house, with all his lands, during her life. After her decease, said house and lands are given "to the muintwnance of the ministry and a Schoole in Dorchester foreuer." The portion of the land situated at "Dorchester neck," now South Boston Point, was sold in 1835, for upwards of $13,000. See Hist. Dorchester,p. 442.

DEATH: Died suddenly in his barn.

Anna WHIPPLE. Anna married 1 Nicholas CLAPP on 14 Oct 1666.


John CLAPP [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1616 in of Sudbury, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 24 Jul 1655 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married 4, 5, 6 Joan about 1644 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

11. 5. 1655. JOHN CLAP OF DOCHESTER.
To my wife. my new dwelling house with all my lands both in ye necke & in the woods whc to me doth  appertayne, dureing hir natnrall life. & after my wife's decease I give my said house & land to the maintenance of the ministry, & a Schoole in Dorchester foreuer ; to Brother .Ambros Clap what is due me still from brother Richard Clap in England, w  is three pound or there about ; to brother-in-Law, Edward Clap. three pounds of ye w  in his own hands ; unto Cousins Richard & Elizabeth, Children of my brother Richard Clap, one platter which I haue at my brother Richards aforesaid: to Couscne deborah Clap, daughter of ye brother aforesaide, one Silver Spoone W Spoone is in his fathers hand; to Couscins Nathaniell, Ebenezer, Sarah & Hannah Clap, brother .Nicholis Children, tenn shillings a piece ; to Couseins Elizabeth Prudence & Samuell Clap, Children of my brother Thomas Clap, eight shillings a piece ; y rest of his children each of them five sliillings ; to Couseins Prudeuce, Ezra, .Nehemiah & Susannah Clap. each of them eight shillings a piece; all ye rest of my goods; my funerall discharged, & just debts being payd, I giue to my deare wife whome I make my sole Executrix.

postcript
Allso I giue to my Couseine John Cap en, 2s 6d, to Couseine Roger Clap's children, one shilling a piece; I desyer my brother .Nicholas, Brother Edward, & my Couseine Roger Clap, to be my overseers for the pformance of this my will.   JOHN CLAP.
witnesses
               Edward Clap At a meeting of the Govr Mr Nowell & Recordr
               Sarah Clap              30 Aug 1656.
                Jone Clap               Roger Clap deposed.
An Inventory of the goods Chattells of John Clapp of Dorchester, deceased, 24~ July, 1 655. Taken by Edward Clapp, Nicholas Clapp, Roger Olapp, £140.04.10. 30 Aug. 55. Jone Clapp widow of the deceased deposed.

Joan 1, 2 was born 3 about 1624. She died 4 on 2 Mar 1703/1704 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Joan married 5, 6, 7 John CLAPP about 1644 in Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Edmund RICE [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1594 in Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 3 May 1663 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried 5, 6 in 1663 in Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edmund married 7, 8, 9 Mercy on 1 Mar 1655/1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Edmund's will was probated 10 on 16 Jun 1663 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
FROST, Thomasine

The modern name Rice comes form the old Welsh name Rhys. The name means "to rush" .

William Rice of Buckinghamshire was granted a coat of arms by Queen Mary of England in 1555 and the Rice family was seated in England some time around 1570. Rice families have been found to have resided in all the thirteen original colonies.

One of the first of the Rice families to immigrate to America was William's grandson Deacon Edmund Rice b 1594 in Buckinghamshire. He and his family settled in Sudbury Massachusetts in 1638.

Re: Edmund Rice 1600's Mass
Posted by Ray W. Justus on March 09, 1999 at 19:52:28:
In Reply to: Re: Edmund Rice 1600's Mass posted by Vicki on March 09, 1999 at 14:23:12:

Edward had a brother, Thomas, but he was not a twin.
Sources:
1. "A Genealogical History of the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice" (1858) by Andrew Henshaw Ward
Henshaw does not include daughter Mary (Marie).
2. "More About Those Rices" (1954) by Elsie Hawes Smith
Smith lists all twelve children.  First child is Marie.
3. "Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" (1965 Reprint) by James Savage
Savage does not include daughters Mary (Marie) and Lydia.
4. "A Treatise on the Rice Family" by Roger E. Price (1989)
Price lists all twelve children..  First child is Mary.

I have also used the following source for corrections:
5. "Supplement the Rice Family: Descendants of Deacon Edmund Rice" (1967) by Edmund Rice (1638)Association, Inc.
This supplement starts with the third generation so no information on the children is included. There have been two additional supplements which I have not seen.


Some sources say that Edmund had no daughter named Mary or that she died in England. Mary's Christening record has been found in the Stanstead, Suffolk, England records as being 18 Aug 1618 and her father as "Edm.".
[See notes on Mary Rice]

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, 5 Edmund RICE on 1 Mar 1655/1656 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BRIGHAM, Thomas
HUNT, William

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.

They had the following children.

  F i Lydia RICE was born about 1657. She died on 26 May 1718.
  F ii Ruth RICE was born on 29 Sep 1659. She died on 30 Mar 1742.

Edward FROST [Parents] 1 was christened 2 on 13 Mar 1560 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 3 on 3 Aug 1616 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. Edward married 4 Thomasine BELGRAVE on 26 Sep 1585 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

EDWARD FROST (John) was baptized 13 March 1560/6 1 at Glemsford, Suffolk, England. On 26 September 1585 at Glemsford he married Thomasine Belgrave, daughter of John and Joanna (Strutt) Belgrave. She was baptized 1 February 1561/2 at Leveringtonin Cambridgeshire. Edward Frost was a clothier. About 1588-9 they moved to Stanstead, the next town to the northeast, for there their children born thereafter were baptized. Edward was buried at Stanstead on 3 August 1616, his wife surviving him. An abstract of his will follows.

26 July 1616 -the will of Edward Frost of Stanstead, county of Suffolk, clothier. ..bequests to Thomasme my wife, to William my son, to my five daughters: Elizabeth, now the wife of Hemy Rice; Anne, now the wife of Lawrence Collen; Alice, wife of Thomas Blower, Mary Frost and Thomasine Frost..and to Edward Rice, son of my daughter Elizabeth Rice. Executrix to be my wife Thomasine. Witnesses: Ambrose Bigges, senior & Ambrose Bigges, junior. Proved 4 October 1616. (Prerogative Court of Canterbury 129 Cope)

Ref.: American Genealogist, Jan. 1950; Parish Registers; Bishop's Transcripts

Thomasine BELGRAVE [Parents] was christened 1 on 1 Feb 1561 in Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom. Thomasine married 2 Edward FROST on 26 Sep 1585 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Anne FROST was christened 1 on 28 Nov 1586 in Glemsford, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 27 Dec 1586.
  F ii Elizabeth FROST was christened on 24 Mar 1587. She died on 20 Jun 1647.
  M iii William FROST was christened on 19 Sep 1589. He was buried on 3 Feb 1624.
  F iv Alice FROST was christened on 1 Dec 1594.
  F v Ann FROST was christened on 3 Dec 1592.
  F vi
Mary FROST was christened 1 on 20 Sep 1596 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 2 on 13 Nov 1596 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.
  F vii
Mary FROST 1 was born 2 about 1597 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom.

Living& unm. 1616; she was prob. the Mary Frost who m 11 Sept. 1617 at Stanstead, Edmund Salloman, or 18 Sept. 1622, John Scott
  F viii Thomasine FROST was christened on 10 Aug 1600. She died on 13 Jun 1654.

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