Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


John TRULL. John married 1 Sarah FRENCH on 11 Dec 1657 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah FRENCH [Parents] 1 was born 2 in Mar 1638 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3 John TRULL on 11 Dec 1657 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PEAKE, Jonathan


Jonathan PEAKE was born 1 on 16 Dec 1637 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Jonathan married 2, 3 Sarah FRENCH on 15 Aug 1660 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah FRENCH [Parents] 1 was born 2 in Mar 1638 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Sarah married 3, 4 Jonathan PEAKE on 15 Aug 1660 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
TRULL, John


Sergt. Jacob FRENCH [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 16 Mar 1640 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 20 May 1713 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jacob married 4, 5, 6 Mary CHAMPNEY on 20 Sep 1665 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CONVERS, Mary
, Mary
MOORE, Ruth

Sergt. JACOB FRENCH (Lieut. William1), born in Cambridge, March 16, 1640; lived in Billerica, on the "east road," near his brother John. His house was one of the "garrisons" of 1675, and was probably the same venerable brick-lined building which was occupied by James Fletcher in 1879, and of which a cut is given in Hazen's History of Billerica. He was a sergeant in the militia. He married 1st, Sept. 20, 1 665, Mary Champney, daughter of Richard Champney, ruling elder of the Cambridge Church. She died April 1, 1681, and he married 2d, July 30, 1685, Mary Convers of Woburn. She died June 18, 1686, and he married 3d, Mary , who was drowned June 9, 1709. He married 4th, Ruth ,who died Nov. 6, 1780. He died May 20, 1713.

Mary CHAMPNEY 1, 2 died 3, 4 on 1 Apr 1681 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 5, 6, 7 Sergt. Jacob FRENCH on 20 Sep 1665 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Daughter of Richard Champney.


Sergt. Jacob FRENCH [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 16 Mar 1640 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 20 May 1713 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jacob married 4, 5, 6 Mary CONVERS on 30 Jun 1685 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CHAMPNEY, Mary
, Mary
MOORE, Ruth

Sergt. JACOB FRENCH (Lieut. William1), born in Cambridge, March 16, 1640; lived in Billerica, on the "east road," near his brother John. His house was one of the "garrisons" of 1675, and was probably the same venerable brick-lined building which was occupied by James Fletcher in 1879, and of which a cut is given in Hazen's History of Billerica. He was a sergeant in the militia. He married 1st, Sept. 20, 1 665, Mary Champney, daughter of Richard Champney, ruling elder of the Cambridge Church. She died April 1, 1681, and he married 2d, July 30, 1685, Mary Convers of Woburn. She died June 18, 1686, and he married 3d, Mary , who was drowned June 9, 1709. He married 4th, Ruth ,who died Nov. 6, 1780. He died May 20, 1713.

Mary CONVERS was born 1 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 18 Jun 1686 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 3, 4, 5 Sergt. Jacob FRENCH on 30 Jun 1685 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Sergt. Jacob FRENCH [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 16 Mar 1640 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 20 May 1713 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jacob married 4 Mary before 1709.

Other marriages:
CHAMPNEY, Mary
CONVERS, Mary
MOORE, Ruth

Sergt. JACOB FRENCH (Lieut. William1), born in Cambridge, March 16, 1640; lived in Billerica, on the "east road," near his brother John. His house was one of the "garrisons" of 1675, and was probably the same venerable brick-lined building which was occupied by James Fletcher in 1879, and of which a cut is given in Hazen's History of Billerica. He was a sergeant in the militia. He married 1st, Sept. 20, 1 665, Mary Champney, daughter of Richard Champney, ruling elder of the Cambridge Church. She died April 1, 1681, and he married 2d, July 30, 1685, Mary Convers of Woburn. She died June 18, 1686, and he married 3d, Mary , who was drowned June 9, 1709. He married 4th, Ruth ,who died Nov. 6, 1780. He died May 20, 1713.

Mary died 1 on 9 Jun 1709 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2 Sergt. Jacob FRENCH before 1709.

DEATH: Drowned


Sergt. Jacob FRENCH [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 16 Mar 1640 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 on 20 May 1713 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Jacob married Ruth MOORE.

Other marriages:
CHAMPNEY, Mary
CONVERS, Mary
, Mary

Sergt. JACOB FRENCH (Lieut. William1), born in Cambridge, March 16, 1640; lived in Billerica, on the "east road," near his brother John. His house was one of the "garrisons" of 1675, and was probably the same venerable brick-lined building which was occupied by James Fletcher in 1879, and of which a cut is given in Hazen's History of Billerica. He was a sergeant in the militia. He married 1st, Sept. 20, 1 665, Mary Champney, daughter of Richard Champney, ruling elder of the Cambridge Church. She died April 1, 1681, and he married 2d, July 30, 1685, Mary Convers of Woburn. She died June 18, 1686, and he married 3d, Mary , who was drowned June 9, 1709. He married 4th, Ruth ,who died Nov. 6, 1780. He died May 20, 1713.

Ruth MOORE died 1 on 6 Nov 1730 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ruth married Sergt. Jacob FRENCH.


John BRACKETT [Parents] 1 was born on 7 May 1637 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 7 May 1637 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 18 Mar 1687 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried in Mar 1687. John married 3, 4 Hannah FRENCH on 6 Sep 1661 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
ELLIS, Ruth Nee Morse

Hannah FRENCH [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 16 Feb 1644 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4 on 9 May 1674 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 5, 6 John BRACKETT on 6 Sep 1661 in Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

DEATH: Died in childbirth, baby daughter died also.


William ALDOUS [Parents] was born on 1 Jun 1748 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was christened on 1 Jun 1748 in Fressingfield, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He was buried on 21 Feb 1827. William married Elizabeth COBB on 25 Apr 1769.

Elizabeth COBB. Elizabeth married William ALDOUS on 25 Apr 1769.


Samuel FRENCH [Parents] 1 was born 2 about 1648 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Samuel married 3, 4 Sarah CUMMINGS on 24 Dec 1682 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah CUMMINGS. Sarah married 1, 2 Samuel FRENCH on 24 Dec 1682 in Dunstable, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


William WATKINS [scrapbook] was born about 1746 in Wales, United Kingdom. He died 1, 2 on 9 Apr 1805 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. William married 3 Mary FORD on 21 Dec 1772 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

The following is a letter forwarded to me by my brother Ben:

David Cook
2139 S. Broadmoor Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84109
Email: david.r.cook@m.cc.utah.edu
Phone: (801) 467-2576

Ben Farr Jr.
2915 Pioneer Road
Slaterville, Utah 84404

November 13, 1996

Dear Ben,

I received your address from your father.  I've been doing research on one of our common ancestors, William Watkins and Mary Ford and their family.  In my research the only family group sheet I found submitted at the genealogy library was by your father.  In talking with him mentioned that I should get in touch with you.  On the group sheet your father put as a source a Bessie Oram from Ogden #2 Chimes Circle. I have tried unsuccessfully to locate her also.

On the Ancestral Fite at the genealogy library, it lists the parents of William Watkins as Samuel Watkins and Elizabeth [Williams].  This genealogy is incorrect. A lady in Logan hired a professional genealogist who did some poor work.  I have been able to document that this Samuel Watkins and Elizabeth Williams are not the parents of William Watkins.  John Denhalter, who is also working on this genealogy has found the same.

Legend has it that William and some of his brothers came from Wales to England. William was married in Banwell, England to Mary Ford. Legend also has it that her father was a local vicar and that he worked for her father.  Apparently her father was against the marriage, but we know few facts about her family either. William Watkins did own a home in Banwell and had a large family.  I believe we both descend through his son Richard Watkins who maried Ruth Hamblin.

If you have any information on this family I would be most appreciative and would welcome hearing from you.  I will enclose a group sheet of the information I have. If you would like to know sources let me know and I can send them.

Sincerely,

David Cook

Subject:
Re: Trip
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 1998 17:59:33 -0700
From: "Dave and Krisitn Cook" dkcook@sisna.com
To: "Tim Farr" tf@srjh.emery.k12.ut.us
CC: "Rob and Becky Cook" robc@sisna.com

Tim,
The trip was good.  It was great to see all these cities. You asked about Edward Watkins, which Rob put under the caption of the picture of the Ships Inn. The tradition is as follows. Five brothers, William Watkins included, came from Wales to Banwell.  We know some of William such as he was a coachman and married his employer's daughter, Mary Ford and raised a large family in Banwell. We descend through his son Richard Watkins who married Ruth Hamblin. As I was researching land records in Banwell I noticed that around the same time period of William Watkins (he owned a house), an Edward Watkins is listed as paying taxes for a hotel called the Ships Inn. If you follow the tradition this would most likely be a brother to William. I have no solid proof other than the land records. Edward is also listed in some of the city records I believe as a warden and constable. The documentation is with the notes on William Watkins I previously emailed to you. We were surprised to see the Ships Inn still standing.  It has been in use from the late 1700s up until a couple of years ago.  It was boarded up but the signs are still outside. While in Banwell we asked around town about any Watkins but found no one with that surname. There was one lady but she had just moved there a couple of years ago. We also searched the parish cemetary, and found a few Ford's listed. Some more facts will have to surface before we can make a good match. None the less it was fun to see the town and meet some of the people.
Take it easy,
Dave Cook

Any more questions let me know. My cousin Rob has been working on the web design of the Watkins histories. They have been scanned and edited.  He should have them online before long. He is a photographer and does a great job with the pictures and web design. I also got an email from a descendant of William Watkins from Norfolk, England yesterday.  He had no new information but it was nice to hear from a relative.

Mary FORD [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 22 Oct 1748 in Wrington, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She died 1, 2 on 10 Feb 1827 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. Mary married 3 William WATKINS on 21 Dec 1772 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.

Wrington Parish Records Film No. 1526776 item 32, the record reads: "Mary daughter of John and Mary Ford Oct 22", 1748.

Banns of Marriage Somerset, Banwell, England Dates 1770-1810 Marriages, Source No. 1597208 Item 9, the banns read, "Marriage of William Watkins and Mary Ford both of Banwell" and is signed by a Reverend and a doctor. The marriage is also found in this source and reads similar to the banns.

Burial 1813-1866 of Banwell, Somerset, England Source No. 1517682 Item 3, the record reads "Mary Watkins, abode Banwell Feb 10th, 1827 Age 77."  Bishop Transcripts 1814-1836 Banwell, Somerset, England Source No. 1278896 items 15-17, record also places death at Age 77.

Notes on a pedigree chart for her son, Charles Watkins and Sarah Whitney, it states that Mary Ford lived at Max-Mills near Winscombe Somerset England. Legend also has it that when she married William she was disinherited by her father. William was employed by her father as a coachman. Her father was a vicar. Birth: Wrington Parish Records Film No. 1526776 item 32, the record reads: "Mary daughter of John and Mary Ford Oct 22."

DEATH: Age 77.

They had the following children.

  M i
William WATKINS was christened on 18 Feb 1773 in Winscombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  F ii Elizabeth WATKINS was christened on 27 Feb 1775. She died on 25 Mar 1838.
  M iii
Edward WATKINS was christened 1 on 1 Jan 1778 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He died in 1833.
  F iv
James WATKINS was christened 1 on 13 Jun 1779 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 13 Sep 1796 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  F v
Mary WATKINS was born about 1782. She was christened on 28 Jan 1782 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 1 on 28 Jan 1783 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  M vi John WATKINS was christened on 4 Jan 1784. He died on 5 Jan 1869.
  F vii Mary WATKINS was christened on 5 Feb 1786. She died on 22 Feb 1864.
  F viii
Sarah Ford WATKINS was christened 1 on 9 Dec 1787 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  M ix
Thomas WATKINS was christened 1 on 19 Jan 1790 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  M x Richard WATKINS was born on 24 Jul 1792. He died on 12 Feb 1837.
  M xi
Charles WATKINS was born on 19 Jun 1793 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was christened 1 on 25 Aug 1793 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 27 Oct 1793 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  M xii Charles WATKINS was christened on 7 Aug 1796.
  M xiii
William WATKINS was born on 7 Aug 1796 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 1 on 7 Aug 1796 in Banwell, Somerset, England, United Kingdom.
  M xiv William WATKINS was christened on 18 Nov 1798. He died on 1 Jan 1877.

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