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


William FRENCH 1-320 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 (MRIN:351) Elizabeth-321 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-321 was born in BET 1603 AND 1605. She died 1 on 31 Mar 1668 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 2, 3 (MRIN:351) William FRENCH-320 about 1625 in England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  M i Francis FRENCH-322 was born in 1625. He died on 14 Feb 1670/1671.
  F ii Elizabeth FRENCH-323 was born in 1629. She died on 27 May 1672.
  F iii Mary FRENCH-324 was born in Jan 1633. She died on 27 May 1672.
  M iv John FRENCH-325 was born in 1635. He died in Oct 1712.
  F v Sarah FRENCH-326 was born in Mar 1638.
  M vi Sergt. Jacob FRENCH-327 was born on 16 Mar 1640. He died on 20 May 1713.
  F vii
Hannah FRENCH 1-328 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-329 was born on 16 Feb 1644. She died on 9 May 1674.
  M ix
Samuel FRENCH 1-3657 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-331 was born about 1648.

William FRENCH 1-320 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, 7 (MRIN:352) Mary LATHROP-2539 on 6 Mar 1669 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
, Elizabeth

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.

Mary LATHROP 1-2539 was born in 1640. Mary married 2, 3, 4 (MRIN:352) William FRENCH-320 on 6 Mar 1669 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
STEARNS, John
MIXOR, Isaac

They had the following children.

  F i Mary FRENCH-4265 was born on 3 Apr 1670.
  F ii Sarah FRENCH-2319 was born on 29 Oct 1671.
  F iii
Abigail FRENCH 1-4266 was born 2 on 14 Apr 1673 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 on 13 Apr 1674 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv Hannah FRENCH-4267 was born on 25 Jan 1676/1677.

Francis FRENCH [Parents] 1-322 was born 2 in 1625 in England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 14 Feb 1670/1671 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Francis married 4, 5 (MRIN:353) Lydia BUNNELL-1855 on 10 Apr 1661 in Milford, Milford, Connecticut, United States.

Lydia BUNNELL-1855 was born in 1643 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. She died 1, 2, 3 on 1 Apr 1708 in Derby, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. Lydia married 4, 5 (MRIN:353) Francis FRENCH-322 on 10 Apr 1661 in Milford, Milford, Connecticut, United States.

Daughter of William Bunnell and Ann Wilmot.


Richard ELLIS-1856. Richard married 1, 2 (MRIN:354) Elizabeth FRENCH-323 on 19 Sep 1650 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Elizabeth FRENCH [Parents] 1, 2-323 was born 3 in 1629 in England, United Kingdom. She died on 27 May 1672 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 4, 5 (MRIN:354) Richard ELLIS-1856 on 19 Sep 1650 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
ELLIOT, Robert


Robert ELLIOT-1857. Robert married (MRIN:355) Elizabeth FRENCH-323.

Elizabeth FRENCH [Parents] 1, 2-323 was born 3 in 1629 in England, United Kingdom. She died on 27 May 1672 in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married (MRIN:355) Robert ELLIOT-1857.

Other marriages:
ELLIS, Richard


Jonathan HYDE [scrapbook] 1, 2-1018 was born 3 in 1626 in London, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 5 Oct 1711 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jonathan married 5, 6 (MRIN:356) Mary FRENCH-324 in 1650 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
REDIAT, Mary

Jonathan Hyde was born in England in 1626. He was in Cambridge Village (Newton) in 1647, being one of the first settlers. With his elder brother, Samuel, he purchased in 1652, a tract of 240 acres which the two brothers owned in common until 1661. He was a large land owner, and in some of the numerous transfers he is called Sergeant. He in, (I) Mary, dau. of William French of Billerica. She d. May 27, 1672, and he m. (2) Jan. 8, 1673-4, Mary Rediat, dau. of John Rediat of Marlboro. Six days (date Jan. 2, 16734) before his second marriage he entered into a marriage contract with Mary Rediat's father and brother. This document is still extant. By its terms he made ample provision for his second wife in ease she should outlive him. By his first wife, Mary French, he had fourteen children, and seven by his second wife, Mary Rediat, so that in all he was the father of twenty-one children. Little wonder is it that one historian remarks that the posterity of these two brothers (Jonathan and Samuel) is as the sand upon the sea shore. He died Oct. 5, 1711, ae. 85 years. His second wife died Sept. 5, 1708. His eldest son by his first wife was: Jonathan Hyde, b. in Cambridge, April 1,1651: m. May 6,1613, in Billerica, Dorothy Kidder. He d. Aug. 2, 1731, Their daughter Elizabeth Hyde b. May 23, 1680; m. Isaac Farwell.

Came to Cambridge Village in 1647, and purchased two hundred and forty acres of land in the village.
Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

Mary FRENCH [Parents] 1-324 was born 2 in Jan 1633 in Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 on 27 May 1672 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 4, 5 (MRIN:356) Jonathan HYDE-1018 in 1650 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  M i
Jonathan HYDE-1019 was born 1, 2 on 1 Apr 1651 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii Samuel HYDE Twin-1020 was born on 23 May 1653. He died in 1725.
  M iii
Joshua HYDE Twin-1021 was born 1 on 23 May 1653 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M iv
Joshua HYDE Twin-1023 was born 1, 2 on 4 Apr 1654 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 12 Apr 1658 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F v
Elizabeth HYDE Twin-4091 was born 1 on 4 Apr 1654.
  M vi Jonathan HYDE-695 was born on 1 Mar 1655. He died on 2 Aug 1731.
  M vii John HYDE-1024 was born on 6 Apr 1656. He died on 22 Sep 1738.
  M viii
Abraham HYDE-1025 was born 1, 2 on 2 Mar 1657 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 22 Feb 1658 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F ix Elizabeth HYDE-1026 was born on 4 Sep 1659. She died on 20 Jun 1699.
  M x
Daniel HYDE-1027 was born 1, 2 on 2 Aug 1661 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 3 Oct 1661 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M xi William HYDE-1028 was born on 12 Sep 1662. He died on 8 Dec 1699.
  M xii Eleazer HYDE-1029 was born on 11 Mar 1664. He died on 30 Sep 1732.
  M xiii Daniel HYDE-1030 was christened in Jan 1665. He died on 13 Mar 1736.
  M xiv Ichabod HYDE-1031 was born on 22 Sep 1668. He died on 3 Nov 1700.
  M xv Joseph HYDE-1032 was born on 26 May 1672. He died on 24 Apr 1759.

John FRENCH [Parents] 1-325 was born 2 in 1635 in Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died in Oct 1712. John married 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:357) Abigail COGGAN-1858 on 21 Apr 1659 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
BURRAGE, Hannah
ROGERS, Mary
LITTLEFIELD, Mary

Abigail COGGAN-1858 was born about 1637 in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died about 1660. Abigail married 1, 2, 3 (MRIN:357) John FRENCH-325 on 21 Apr 1659 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John FRENCH [Parents] 1-325 was born 2 in 1635 in Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died in Oct 1712. John married 3 (MRIN:358) Hannah BURRAGE-1859 on 3 Jul 1662 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
COGGAN, Abigail
ROGERS, Mary
LITTLEFIELD, Mary

Hannah BURRAGE-1859. Hannah married 1 (MRIN:358) John FRENCH-325 on 3 Jul 1662 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John FRENCH [Parents] 1-325 was born 2 in 1635 in Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died in Oct 1712. John married 3, 4 (MRIN:359) Mary ROGERS-1860 on 14 Nov 1667 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
COGGAN, Abigail
BURRAGE, Hannah
LITTLEFIELD, Mary

Mary ROGERS-1860. Mary married 1, 2 (MRIN:359) John FRENCH-325 on 14 Nov 1667 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


John FRENCH [Parents] 1-325 was born 2 in 1635 in Halstead, Essex, England, United Kingdom. He died in Oct 1712. John married 3 (MRIN:360) Mary LITTLEFIELD-1861 on 16 Jan 1677/1678 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
COGGAN, Abigail
BURRAGE, Hannah
ROGERS, Mary

Mary LITTLEFIELD-1861. Mary married 1 (MRIN:360) John FRENCH-325 on 16 Jan 1677/1678 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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