Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


James CUTLER [Parents] was born on 6 Nov 1635 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. James married 1, 2 Lydia MOORE on 15 Jun 1665 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

From "A Genealogy of The Cutler Family of Lexington, Massachusetts James and his Descendants 1634-1964" FHL Book Area 929.273 C973b

Lydia MOORE [Parents] was born 1, 2 on 24 Jun 1643 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 23 Nov 1723 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Nov 1723 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Lydia married 3, 4 James CUTLER on 15 Jun 1665 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WRIGHT, Samuel

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Listed as "Lidea Wright"

They had the following children.

  M i John CUTLER was born on 14 Apr 1675.

Jacob MOORE [Parents] was born 1 on 28 Apr 1645 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Mar 1715/1716 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried on 23 Mar 1715/1716. Jacob married 2 Elizabeth LOKER on 29 May 1667 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth LOKER. Elizabeth married 1 Jacob MOORE on 29 May 1667 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Joseph MOORE [Parents] was born on 21 Oct 1647 in of Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 2 Jan 1725/1726 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married Lydia MAYNARD in 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
MAYNARD, Ruth
HAYDEN, Elizabeth

Lydia MAYNARD. Lydia married Joseph MOORE in 1668 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Joseph MOORE [Parents] was born on 21 Oct 1647 in of Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 2 Jan 1725/1726 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married Ruth MAYNARD in 1718.

Other marriages:
MAYNARD, Lydia
HAYDEN, Elizabeth

Ruth MAYNARD. Ruth married Joseph MOORE in 1718.


Joseph MOORE [Parents] was born on 21 Oct 1647 in of Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 2 Jan 1725/1726 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joseph married Elizabeth HAYDEN.

Other marriages:
MAYNARD, Lydia
MAYNARD, Ruth

Elizabeth HAYDEN died 1 on 11 Mar 1748 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married Joseph MOORE.


James SKIFF 1 was born in 1609 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 in 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. James married 3 Mary REEVES in BY 1638 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

There was a James Skiffe, resident of Chelsea, near London, who was buried there 12 June 1609, evidently a Puritan from the language of his will. He left a widow Margery (who afterwards married William Sheppie) and seven children: Rebecca, who afterwards married Thomas Lovell; Susanna, William, Elizabeth, Obadiah, Anne and Joshua. Two others, John and Mary, had died young at Chelsea. The registers of old Chelsea church show that John was baptized there, but there is no baptismal entry for Rebecca the eldest child. John was baptized 1 May 1592 and William in 1599, but neither could have been father of the emigrant. It is possible that he was a nephew of the testator or a near relative. The name Obadiah is worthy of note as it appears in a descendant of the emigrant. Source:THE SKIFF(E) FAMILY
Compiled by Dr. Charles Banks, c. 1925.
Transcribed and prepared for the web by C. Baer 1999.

Had five sons of which only Stephen remained in Sandwich.
Source: Sandwich a Cape Cod Town by R.A. Lovell, Jr. 3rd Ed.

246       Plymouth Colony Deeds.
[p. 55] 1653         BRADFORD GOVNR
A Deed shewed in open court and appointed to bee Recorded

To all people to whom these prsents shall come; Willam Wood of Sandwidge in the goverment of New Plymouth in New England in America sendeth greeting:

Know yea that the said Willam Wood for and in consideracon of thirty pounds sterling to him in hand paied by James Skiffe of the same wherof and wherwith hee doth acknowlidge himselfe filly satisfyed and paied and therof and of every pte & pcell therof doth exownarate acquite and discharge the said James Skiffe his heires executors and adminnestrators & every of them for ever; And by these prsents have freely filly and absolutly barganed sold enfeoffed and confeirmed and by these prsents doth bargaine sell enfeoffe arid confeirme unto the said James Skiffe his heires and assignes for ever his dwelling house scittuate and being in Sandwidge aforsaid with one barne and staules for cattle adjoyning therunto together with all lands to the said house belonging whether upland or meadows tilled or untilled fenced or unfenced with all and every one of the appurtenances belonging to the said prmises or any pte of them belonging lying and being in Sandwidge aforsaid and alsoe al the dounge

Plymouth Colony Deeds.           247

or mannure already made or to bee made whiles the said Willam Wood occupieth the said prmises or any pte of them and alsoe foure apple trees and all the peach trees standing and growing upon the prmises; together with all woods trees and Timber whatsoever being growing and lying upon the said prmises together with all his Right title and enterest of and into the said prmises and theire appurtenances with every pte and pcell of them and alsoe all the right claime title and demaund that the said Willain Wood had or hath doth frilly graunt to the said James Skiffe To have and to hold for him his heires executors and assignes for ever; with all theire proprieties and appurtenances for his onely proper Use and behoof of him the said James Skiffe his heirs and assignes for ever after the mannor of East Greenwidge in the countey of Kent in England free and common Sockage and not in capite nor by knightes service by the rents or services therof and theron due and of right accustomed and with warrant against all peopl whatsoevr from by or under the said Willam Wood by his title calming any right title enterest of and into the said barganed prmises or any pte or pcell of them with theire appurtenances whatsoever; And the said Willam Wood doth further covenant and graunt that hee the said Willam Wood att the time of bargane and sale and making of the abovesaid prmises was and is the right and lawfull owner of the abovenamed prmises

[p. 56] And lastly doth covenant and graunt that It shall and may bee Lawfull for the said
James skiffe either by himselfe or his attorney to record or enrowle or cause to bee recorded and enrowled the title or the tennure of these prmises in the court att Plymouth aforsaid before the Govr for the time being according to the usuall mannor and custome of enrowleing deeds and evidences in such cases provided

In Witnesse wherof the said Willam Wood bath heerunto sett his hand and Seale  Delivered in the prsence of                 Willam Wood
Jonathan ffish
and Stephen Winge

Sandwidge June the 3d 1650

These are to certify all whom It may conserne That I Jane Wood the wife of WiIlam Wood doe give my full and free consent to the bargane and sale of the house and Lands that was my husbands but now sold to James Skiffe of the said Towne

Witnesse my hand Jane Wood

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Plymouth Colony Deeds
[p. 192] 1657            Prence Govr:
[NICHOLAS WRIGHT TO JAMES SKIFFE]

Memorandum That Nicolas Wright somtimes of the towne of Sandwich in the Govrment of New Plymouth; Doth acknowlidge That for and in consideration of a valluable sume to him already paled by James Skiffe of the Towne of Sandwich aforsaid he: hath barganed allianated and sould Infeofed and Confeirmed and by these prsents Doth bargaine sell enfeofe and confeirme unto the said James Skiffe all that his house and eight acres of upland in Sandwich aforsaid with all the orchyards or fruit trees belonging theninto with all the ffences and all other appurtenances in or upon the said land or any way belonging therunto; the said land being bounded on the south side with the land of Willam Bassett Junir and on the other side with the land of Thomas Launder; and alsoe two acres of meadow bee it more or lesse and alsoe halfe an acre of meadow belonging to him in the Comon feild; To have and to hold the said house and eight acres of upland bee it more or lesse with the orchyards and all fruite trees belong therunto and all he ffences and all other the privilidges and appurtenances belonging therunto with the two acres more or lesse of meadow and the halfe acre of meadow in the Comon feud; unto the said James Skiffe his heires and assignee for ever the said prmises with all the said Nicolas Wright his Right title and Interest of and into the same or any pte or pcell therof with all and singulare the appurtenances privilidges and emunities belonging therunto to belong unto the said James Skiffe his heires and assignee for ever unto the onely proper use and behoofe of the said James skiffe his heires and assignee for ever

This abovsaid sale was made and acknowlidged before Mr Prence videlecett that the said Nicolas Wright acknowlidged that hee had sould all his lands and proprieties in houses or lands meadows and theire appurtenances unto the said James Skiffe; belonging to him in Sandwich as above said

This sale was made Divers years since but not Recorded untill Time the 26 1657 because it was forgoten

[p. 193] [On the upper hail of this page is recorded the letter from Jonathan Brewster to Mrs.
Sarah Brewster, printed in our eighth volume)

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1. JAMES SKIFFE, b. abt. 1610, the ancestor of this family in America, of whom a biographical sketch may be read in Vol. II, Annals of W. T., pp. 71-2, has thus far escaped identification in his English home despite continued efforts in tracing every available clue. While the name is very rare in England, it is found quite numerous in a group of parishes near London, as Eltham 1559, Newenden 1578, Lewisham 1589, Mottingham 1603, Greenwich 1620, Charlton 1645, besides scattering occurrences of the name in various London parishes of that period. The name is found in variations of Skeffe, Skyffe, Skaffe and other intermediate spellings but the name of James is absent in all these quoted instances.

Source: http://www.vineyard.net/vineyard/history/skiffe.htm The History of Martha's Vineyard by Dr. Charles Banks: Volume III Family Genealogies:  pp. 432-440

THE SKIFF(E) FAMILY

Compiled by Dr. Charles Banks, c. 1925.
Transcribed and prepared for the web by C. Baer 1999.

Mary REEVES died 1, 2 on 21 Sep 1673 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3 James SKIFF 4 in BY 1638 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i James SKIFF was born on 12 Sep 1638.
  M ii Steven SKIFF was born on 14 Apr 1641. He died on 19 Jun 1710.
  M iii Nathaniel SKIFF was born on 20 Mar 1645. He died on 24 Apr 1723.
  F iv Sarah SKIFF was born on 12 Oct 1646. She died on 30 Dec 1740.
  F v Bathsheba SKIFF was born on 26 Apr 1648.
  F vi Mary SKIFF was born on 24 Mar 1650. She died on 1 May 1690.
  F vii Patience SKIFF was born on 25 Mar 1652. She died in 1718.
  M viii Benjamin SKIFF was born on 14 Nov 1655. He died on 17 Feb 1717/1718.
  M ix Nathan SKIFF was born on 16 May 1658.

Benjamin MOORE [Parents] was born 1 on 13 Dec 1648 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 29 Oct 1729 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Benjamin married 2 Dorothy WRIGHT on 11 Nov 1686 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Dorothy WRIGHT. Dorothy married 1 Benjamin MOORE on 11 Nov 1686 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John MOORE [Parents] was born about 1628 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Sep 1702 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. John married 1 Ann SMITH on 16 Nov 1654.

Other marriages:
WHITCOMB, Mary

CHWIFE

Ann SMITH. Ann married 1 John MOORE on 16 Nov 1654.


John MOORE [Parents] was born about 1628 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Sep 1702 in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. John married Mary WHITCOMB on 23 Aug 1683.

Other marriages:
SMITH, Ann

CHWIFE

Mary WHITCOMB. Mary married John MOORE on 23 Aug 1683.


William FRENCH 1 was born 2 on 15 Mar 1603 in Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4 on 20 Nov 1681 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 5, 6 Elizabeth about 1625 in England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
LATHROP, Mary

Lient. WILLIAM FRENCH (or FRENCHE) was born in flalsted, Essex Co., England, March 15, 1603. He married Elizabeth and had four children born in England. He came to America with Rev. Thomas Sbepard and his brother Samuel, Roger llarlakenden and George and Joseph Cooke, in the ship "Defence," in the summer of 1635. He settled first in Cambridge; and in 1652, was one of the original proprietors and earliest settlers of Billerica. He was a lieutenant of the militia, and afterwards captain; was chosen "to sit in the Deacon s seat," 1659; "Comitioner to establish the cuntry rates" the same year; one of the first Selectmen, 1660, and served nine years; committee to examine children and servants in "reading, religion, and the catechism," 1661; the first Deputy or Representative of Billerica in the General Court at Boston, 1660, taking his seat in 1663. Evidence of his activity in the cause of Indian instruction is found in a letter written by him to "a godly friend in England," published in London in the famous tract, "Strength Out of Weakness," and afterwards republished in the Mass. list. Soc. Call., 3d S. vol. iv. pp. 149-196, in which be gives a detailed account of the testimony of an Indian convert. His wife died March 31, 1668, and he married 2d, Mary, daughter of Thomas Lathrop of Barnstable, and widow of John Stearns of Billerica. lie died Nov. 20, 1681, and his widow afterwards married Isaac Muter of Watertown as his third wife.

Elizabeth was born in BET 1603 AND 1605. She died 1 on 31 Mar 1668 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 2, 3 William FRENCH 4 about 1625 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Francis FRENCH was born in 1625. He died on 14 Feb 1670/1671.
  F ii Elizabeth FRENCH was born in 1629. She died on 27 May 1672.
  F iii Mary FRENCH was born in Jan 1633. She died on 27 May 1672.
  M iv John FRENCH was born in 1635. He died in Oct 1712.
  F v Sarah FRENCH was born in Mar 1638.
  M vi Sergt. Jacob FRENCH was born on 16 Mar 1640. He died on 20 May 1713.
  F vii
Hannah FRENCH 1 was born 2 on 12 Apr 1641 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 20 Jun 1642 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F viii Hannah FRENCH was born on 16 Feb 1644. She died on 9 May 1674.
  M ix
Samuel FRENCH 1 was born 2 on 3 Dec 1645 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 15 Jul 1646 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M x Samuel FRENCH was born about 1648.

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