Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Benjamin RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 31 May 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Dec 1713 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married Mary BROWN on 2 Jun 1661 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CHAMBERLAIN, Mary
BEERS, Mary
PRESCOTT, Sarah Wheeler

Mary BROWN. Mary married Benjamin RICE on 2 Jun 1661 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Benjamin RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 31 May 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Dec 1713 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married Mary CHAMBERLAIN.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Mary
BEERS, Mary
PRESCOTT, Sarah Wheeler

Mary CHAMBERLAIN. Mary married Benjamin RICE.


Benjamin RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 31 May 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Dec 1713 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married Mary BEERS.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Mary
CHAMBERLAIN, Mary
PRESCOTT, Sarah Wheeler

Mary BEERS. Mary married Benjamin RICE.


Benjamin RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 31 May 1640 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Dec 1713 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married Sarah Wheeler PRESCOTT.

Other marriages:
BROWN, Mary
CHAMBERLAIN, Mary
BEERS, Mary

Sarah Wheeler PRESCOTT. Sarah married Benjamin RICE.


Samuel WELLES Wells. Samuel married Ruth RICE on 20 Jun 1683.

Ruth RICE [Parents] was born 1 on 29 Sep 1659 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 30 Mar 1742 in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ruth married Samuel WELLES Wells on 20 Jun 1683.


John MOORE 1, 2 was born on 18 Jun 1592 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 6 Jan 1673/1674 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 5, 6 Elizabeth RICE on 27 Nov 1633 in Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
, Elizabeth


Source: "The History of the Brigham Family" 2nd Vol. by Emma Elisabeth Brigham Came on the "Planter" in 1635

Elizabeth RICE [Parents] was christened 1 on 18 Nov 1612 in Stanstead, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 14 Dec 1690 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 3, 4 John MOORE 5, 6 on 27 Nov 1633 in Gaddesden, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i
Anna MOORE was christened 1 on 12 Oct 1634 in Berkhampsted, Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M ii
Richard MOORE was born about 1636/1637 in Berkhampsted, Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 7 Nov 1640 in Berkhampsted, Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom.
  M iii
William MOORE was born in 1639 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 25 Aug 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 1 on 25 Mar 1688 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv Mary MOORE was born on 8 Sep 1641. She died on 10 Jan 1702/1703.
  F v Lydia MOORE was born on 24 Jun 1643. She died on 23 Nov 1723.
  M vi Jacob MOORE was born on 28 Apr 1645. He died on 23 Mar 1715/1716.
  M vii Joseph MOORE was born on 21 Oct 1647. He died on 2 Jan 1725/1726.
  M viii Benjamin MOORE was born on 13 Dec 1648. He died on 29 Oct 1729.
  F ix
Elizabeth MOORE was born 1 on 10 Jan 1649/1650 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Nehemiah BESSEY [Parents] was born 1 about 1643. Nehemiah married 2 Mary RANSON about 1680 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Found on page 51 of "Sandwich A Cape Cod Town" by R.A. Lovell, Jr. 3rd Ed.

Mary RANSON. Mary married 1 Nehemiah BESSEY about 1680 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.


Anthony BESSE 1, 2 was born 3 about 1609 in England, United Kingdom. He died 4 in 1657 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Anthony married 5 Jane 6, 7 about 1638 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Born in England. Last name may be spelled Bessey. Came over in the James from London in 1636. Was many years a preacher to the Indians.

ANTHONY BESSEY'S WILL

"Anthony Bessey of Sandwidge" made his will 10 February, 1656, and it was proved, at Plymouth, 3 June, 1657, "on the oath of James Skiffe "Bequests were as follows:
To "Jane my wife three Cowes viz blacking Moose and Cherrey and three yearlings.... and one yearling steer that Dorkas my Daughter hath given unto Jane my wife; I give to her likewise my bed with the appurtenances"
To "Dorcas my Daughter two heifers formerly Desposed to her viz Nubbin and Spark and one more now which wee call younge moose;"
To "Ann my Daughter one heifer which wee call pretty"
To "Nehemiall my son one heifer formerly Desposed to him Called Coll:"
"I give the house and land now possessed by mee unto my two sonnes viz Nehemiah and David and two steers likewise to them both viz Burnett & Raven"
To "Nehemiah my gun and my Cutlas and my boats;" "all my wearing clothes.... should bee equally Devided betwixt my two sonnes and alsoe all the meadow I have"
To "my Daughter mary one heifer wee call browne;"
To "my Daughter Jane one heifer wee Call Daysey;"
To "my Daughter Elizabeth one ewe lambe which is in m, Edward Dillinghams hands;"
"for our Debts owing to others there is as much owing to us by others as will Discharge it the which I leave with my wife to receive and satis~ wher I owe; likewise incase my mother send any thinge over to mee as formerly shee hath Don that it bee Desposed of amonge my family in generall; flirthermore for any moveables not formerly mencioned as houshold stuffe or the like I leave it amongst the family untill my wife shall marry and then to bee Devided amongst my Children likwise my will is that soe longe as my wife remaines in her widdowhood to Injoy the benifitt of the house and land and Childrens Cattle untill they Come to age but incase shee marry then the five bigest to bee put forth and theire Cattle with them according to the Descretion of the overseers Moreover for the little one my wife goeth with that my wife give to it a portion if god give it life for the which I have given the more to my wife flirthermore I leave my wife the exequitor of this will; and my loveing flinds James Skiffe and Richard Bourne to bee overseers of this my will"

The witnesses were Richard Bourne and James Skiffe.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and inventories    p. 153

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COMMENTS: On 13 July 1635, "Anto Bessy," aged 26, was enrolled at London for passage to New England on the James [Hotten 107].
Although there is no record of the presence of Anthony Bessey in Lynn, we assume he resided there briefly, since several of his fellow passengers on the James made that their first residence.
On 5 March 1638/9, "Anthonie Bessie [was] presented for living alone disorderly, and afterwards for taking in an inmate without order" [PCR 1:118]. (Anthony Bessey was probably married about the time of this presentment.)
On 10 January or February 1661/2, Anna Bessey, Dorcas Bessey and Mary Bessey posted bond, promising "to appear at the Court to be holden at Plymouth the first Tuesday in March next, to answer for her unnatural and cruel carriages towards George Barlow, [their] father-in-law" [PCR 4:7]. On 4 March 1661/2, "Anna Bessey, for her cruel and unnatural practices towards her father-in-law, George Barlow, in chopping of him in the back, notwithstanding the odiousness of her fact, the Court, considering of some circumstances, viz:, her ingenious confession, together with her present condition, being with child, and some other particulars, have sentenced her to pay a fine of ten pounds, or to be publicly whipped at some other convenient time when her condition will admit thereof"; "Dorcas Bessey and Mary Bessey, for carriages of like nature towards their father-in-law, though not in so high a degreee, were both sentenced to sit in the stocks during the pleasure of the Court, which accordingly was performed"; "the younger, viz:, Mary Bessey, was sharply reproved by the Court, as being by her disobedience the occasioner of the evil abovementioned"; "G[e]org[e] Barlow and his wife were both severly reproved for their most ungodly living in contention with the other, and admonished to live otherwise" [PCR 4:10].
BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1950 Mrs. John E. Barclay published an account of the family of Anthony Bessey; we have followed her judgment on the birth order of the children of the immigrant [TAG 26:193-95].
In 1965 Mrs. Florence Besse Ballantine compiled and edited Descendants of Anthony Besse, 1609-1656.
Source: The Great Migration Newsletter Online, by Robert Charles Anderson, vol. 13, Sep. 10, 2004

Jane 1, 2 was born about 1619 in Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1693. Jane married 3 Anthony BESSE 4, 5 about 1638 in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

Jane had a will 6 on 6 Aug 1693 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Her will was probated 7 on 5 Oct 1693 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BARLOW, George

Surname may be Annable.

Anthony ANNABLE b.1599 in England d.1672 in Massachusetts married Jane MOMFORD  b.1600 in England d.1643 in Massachusetts parents of Jane ANNABLE b.1622 in Massachusetts d.1693 married Anthony BESSE.

They had the following children.

  F i Dorcas BESSE was born in 1641. She died before Apr 1679.
  F ii
Ann BESSE.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories
  M iii Nehemiah BESSEY was born about 1643.
  M iv
David BESSE.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories
  F v
Mary BESSE.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories
  F vi
Jane BESSE.

Mentioned in Anthony Bessey's will.
Source: Plymouth Colony Wills and Inventories
  F vii Elizabeth BESSE.

Richard WARD [Parents] was born 1 in 1635 in England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 31 Mar 1666 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 3 Mary MOORE on 8 Sep 1661 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Richard's will was probated 4 on 19 Jun 1666 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Elizabeth

Extracted Birth from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455 (no date given)

BIRTH: Newton record says born in 1635

DEATH: Drowned

Mary MOORE [Parents] was born on 8 Sep 1641 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened on 25 Aug 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 10 Jan 1702/1703 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 1 Richard WARD on 8 Sep 1661 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
STONE, Daniel


Daniel STONE. Daniel married 1 Mary MOORE on 22 Nov 1667 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Mary MOORE [Parents] was born on 8 Sep 1641 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened on 25 Aug 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 10 Jan 1702/1703 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 1 Daniel STONE on 22 Nov 1667 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WARD, Richard

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