Ancestors of Tim Farr and The Descendants of Stephen Farr


Isaac FREEMAN [Parents] was born 1 on 20 Oct 1706 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 16 Sep 1766 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Isaac married 3, 4 Deborah FOSTER on 22 Nov 1733 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"
Birth from Sandwich Vital Records p. 33

[ISAAC FREEMAN TO BROTHER EDMUND FREEMAN]

"I, Isaac ffreeman of yarmouth In the County of Bamstable . . . Marener" for £200 "Currant money to me in hand paid & Lawfully secured to be paid before the signing hereof by my Honoured Mother Sarah ffreeman of Eastham for & In behalf of my Brother Edmond ffreeman of Eastham ... Labourer" have sold to him "all & singuler my several parcels of upland & medow or sedg ground as hereafter express, that is to say all my severall lots of Land lying situate in sd Town of Eastham ajoyning to the homstead or Houselot of my Deceased ffather

Freeman Notes     43

Edmond ffreeman both on the eastwardly & westwardly side the way that goes down to my house lot that was the house lot of my sd Deceased ffather which sd lands on each side sd way Contain by estimation thirty acres more or less & ware severall lots laid out in the Division of Lands in sd Eastham & are buted & bounded as by the Records thereof may appear only excepting & always reserving for my self my heirs & assigns forever free liberty of a watering place in that swamp or watering place on the easterly side the way that goes down to my Dwelling house neer the gate which sd Granted lands & lots are bounded seperate from the lands of my house lot begining on the easterly side the way by the gate neer my Dwelling house thence easterly along by the southerly side my garden spot & so easterly on a straight line by the fence to weset Cove & on the westerly side side sd way that goes down to my Dwelling house is bounded from my other lands of my house lot begining at a walnut tree by sd gate on the westerly side sd way from thence it runs by the fence to the pond cald the mill pond laving that neck of upland on the southerly side the mouth of sd mill pond to my sd house lot otherways comprehending all my sd lots there on each side the way that goes down to my sd house lot whome to sd Dividing bounds. Together with all that my seventh part of a small parcel of Land at weset Together with my two lots of sedge ground lying on the sedge flats in sd Eastham Cald Town flats on the midle flat which ware the two lots of sedg ground of my sd Deceased ffathers: Together as they are buted & bounded in the Records of Division of sd sedge ground as also all that my half part of a parcel of Land that my sd Deceased ifather in equal partnership bought with my uncle Nathaniel ffreeman Esqr of James Maker lying in the Town of Harwich neer the head of Namskekit & is bounded as by the Deed of Conveyance from sd Maker may appear"

The deed was dated 13 September, 1721, and acknowledged the same day, before Joseph Doane, Justice of the Peace. It was witnessed by Joseph Doane and Thomas Mayo; was recorded 10 June, 1724, in Barnstable County Deeds, Book 12, folios 94 and 95, by John Thacher, Register, and was not re-recorded after the fire.

Source: Printed from Mayflower Descendant Legacy CD-ROM  All rights reserved. Copyright © 1996 - 1998 by Search & ReSearch Publishing Corp. Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Deborah FOSTER was born 1, 2 on 18 Jan 1710/1711 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Deborah married 3, 4 Isaac FREEMAN on 22 Nov 1733 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.


John PRESBURY [Parents] was born in 1640 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died in Apr 1679 in Saco, York, Maine, United States. John married 1 Dorcas BESSE in 1664 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

10. JOHN PRESBURY, (John1), b. abt. 1640; res. Sandwich, shoemaker; perh. rem. to Salisbury but certainly to Saco, Me. bef. 1665, where he purchased a considerable tract of land in 1670. (York Deeds III 42.) He m. DORCAS BESSEY, 1664, dau. of Anthony and Jane Bessey of Sandwich and d. bef. April 1679 when adm. of est. was granted to Major Bryan Pendleton of Saco. Two months later Major Francis Hooke of Kittery was substituted as adm. and made guardian of "the children" of John Presbury. Inventory of est. was returned 3 Nov. 1684 in amount £37-3-2. They had the following named children:

20. WILLIAM, b. (1664); m. PRISCILLA RANDALL; res. Beverly, Mass.
21. NATHAN, b. (1665); in. ELIZABETH GANSON, 16 Feb. 1698; res. Boston.
22. STEPHEN, b. (1666).

Dorcas BESSE [Parents] was born in 1641 in of Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. She died before Apr 1679 in Saco, York, Maine, United States. Dorcas married 1 John PRESBURY in 1664 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Will (Making or Probating) 10 Feb 1656
d. bef Apr 1679, Saco, York, ME

They had the following children.

  M i Stephen PRESBURY was born in 1664. He died on 17 May 1730.
  M ii William PRESBURY was born in 1664.
  M iii Nathan PRESBURY was born in 1665.

Steven SKIFF [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 3, 4 on 14 Apr 1641 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 5 on 19 Jun 1710 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Steven married 6, 7 Lydia SNOW in 1665/1666 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

occ. Justice of the Peace; rep. Gen. Court 1676 and after"gentlem edu. a"gentleman"

3. STEPHEN SKIFFE, (James1) b. 14 Apr. 1641; res. Sandwich, Mass. gentleman; m. LYDIA SNOW, dau. of Anthony and Abigail (Warren) Snow of Plymouth. Abigail Warren was the dau. of Richard Warren of the "Mayflower." ), who was b. abt. 1640 and d. 17 Mch. 1713. He d. 19 June 1710. He was Justice of the Peace and Rep. to General Court 1676 and after.

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.


Stephen SKEFFE, Sandwich, MA, w. pr.1710
Posted by: Marilyn Roth
Date: October 02, 2000 at 12:50:32

Following is the best that I can decipher of the will of Stephen SKEFFE of Sandwich, made 7 May 1701, codicil 20 Aug. 1708, pr. 28 Je. 1710, Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.

Abstract: Except for bed, furniture and one cow to granddaughter Keziah at eighteen or marriage, all to wife Lydia for life. But if she remarries, she is to receive halt~ with remainder equally to son Stephen and daughters Abigail Smith, Deborah Presbury, Mary Chipman and Lydia Blackwell. Codicil says Keziah had received legacy upon marriage.

I Stephen Skeffe of the town of Sandwich in the County of Barnstable in New England being grown into years yet thru the mercy of God of Disposing mind and memory but calling to mind the uncertainty of this transitory life I am desirous according to my duty to set things in order before God shall call me home. And therefore (I) do make this my last will aiid testament hereby revoking and disanulling all former wills by word or writing heretofore by me made and do hereby constitute and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following viz My desire is to commit my soul to God in Jesus Christ who gave it and my body to decent burial when God shall please to call me home and as touching my worldly estate which God hath beyond my efforts bestowed on me my will is to dispose of it as followeth:

Item My will is that all my Debt;  in Right or Conscience to any persons and together with my funeral charges shall be discharged by my executrix hereafter named in convenient time out of my estate.

Item I will and bequeath unto Lydia my loving wife that whole and sole improvement of all my estate both real and personal for and during the time that she shall continue my widow she only paying to my granddaughter Keziah one bed and furniture and one cow or the value thereof when afsd Keziah shall arrive at the age of eighteen years or shall marry except she shall receive them of me before my death. But if ye said Lydia my now wife shall marry again then she only to have the one half of my estate. And the other half to be equally divided between my son Stephen Skeffe and my four daughters viz Abigail Smith. Deborah Presbury, Mary Chipman, and Lydia Blackwell, and my will is that if my sd wife shall not marry again that what she shall have at the time of her death shall be divided between my said son and four daughters equally as aforesaid.

Item I will and bequeath unto the sd Stephen Skeffe my son and to his heirs and assigns forever all my haying lands and meadow grounds of all sorts both divided and undivided that I shall die seized of and he to (reside?) upon and possess the land at and after the time of the decease or marriage of my sd wife which shall first happen. And I do hereby constitute and appoint Lydia my sd wife to be sole executrix to this my last will and testament to administer upon my estate and do request my loving friends Mr. Rowland Cotton and William Bassett to be overseers. In witness whereof I the sd Stephen Skeffe have hereunto set my hand and seal this seventh day of May Anno Dom: 1701. Signed sealed and declared to be his last will and testament in the presence of Rowland Cotton, Win. Bassett, Elizabeth Cotton.

Stephen Skeffe

These presents Witnesseth that whereas I Stephen Skeffe above named had in my will ordered that Lydia my wife pay unto Keziah my granddaughter one bed and furniture and one cow or the value thereof when she shall arrive to the age of eighteen years or shall marry except she shall receive them of myself before my death, Whereas and wherefeve to perform that I have already paid sd legacy to her my sd granddaughter Keziah upon her narryage and that (bequest?) is fully discharged to my (minde?) as Witness my hand now this 20 day of August 1708.

Stephen Skeffe

28 Jun 1710 came Mr. Rowland Cotton and William Bassett whose names are set to this instrument as Witnesses before Barnabas Lothrop Esq Judge of the Probate of Wills and for Granting Letters of Administration on the effects of those dying intestate within the county of Barnstable at Bamstable made oath that they did see Stephen Skeffe late of Sandwich now deceased sign and seal this instrument and heard him declare it to be his last Will and Testament and that he was of disposing mind and memory when he so did and they also saw him sign the addition And the sd Rowland Cotton further says that he did see Elizabeth Cotton his wife set her hand to both parts as a witness. Attest Win. Bassett, Reg.

Barnabas Lothrop Esq Commissioned by his Excellency the Governour and Council of this his Majesty's Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England to be Judge of Probate of Wills and for Granting Letters of Administration on the estate of those deceased having goods right or rights in the County of Barnstable within the Province aforesaid. To all to whom these presents shall come. Greeting. Know ye that upon the day aforesaid before me at Barnstable in the County aforesaid, the Will of Stephen Skeffe of Sandwich in the County (aforesd? } deceased was proved approved and witnessed who while he lived had Goods Chattels Rights and Credits in the County aforesd and in presence of us.. .of all and singular as Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of the sd. deceased ...Administration of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, Rights and Credits of sd deceased and by Will in any manner Concerning is hereby admitted unto Lydia Skeffe widow relict of the deceased executrix in sd will named (who agrees?) well and faithfully to execute sd will and to administer the estate of sd. deceased accordingly and to make a true and perfect inventory of all and singular the Goods Chattels Rights and Credits of the sd deceased and to exhibit same forthwith into the Registry of the Court of Probate for the county aforesd and also to Render a plain account of sd administration upon oath Lawfully called. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and the seal of the Court of Probate held at Barnstable the eighth and twentyeth day of June in the ninth year of His Majesty's Reign, Anno Domini 1710. Barnabas Lothrop

(Inventory follows, very difficult to decipher)
FHL Film US/CAN #1838958

Lydia SNOW [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born on 14 Jul 1645 in Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3, 4 on 17 Mar 1711 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Lydia married 5, 6 Steven SKIFF in 1665/1666 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.


Sandwich Vital Records p. 23

They had the following children.

  F i Abigail SKIFF was born on 2 May 1666. She died on 7 Jun 1718.
  M ii
Stephen SKIFF was born about 1668.
  F iii Deborah SKIFF was born on 14 Jul 1668. She died on 11 Mar 1743.
  M iv
Nathaniel SKIFF was born about 1670.
  F v Marcy SKIFF was born on 13 Nov 1671. She died on 12 Mar 1711.
  F vi
Sarah SKIFF was born about 1672.
  F vii Lydia SKIFF was born in 1675/1676. She died after 10 Apr 1734.
  M viii Stephen SKIFF was born on 4 Feb 1685. He died on 4 Oct 1756.
  F ix
Hannah SKIFF was born about 1692. She was christened in 1692. She died on 22 Aug 1775.

Elisha WOLLEN was born 1 about 1687 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 about 1735/1736 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. Elisha married 3 Dorcas PRESBURY about 1718.

Elisha's will was probated 4 on 20 Apr 1736 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States.

Dorcas PRESBURY [Parents] was born 1 about 1698 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 before 16 Mar 1735/1736 in Massachusetts, United States. Dorcas married 3 Elisha WOLLEN about 1718.


Thomas WEST was born 1 on 26 Aug 1708 in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 14 Jul 1790 in North Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 3 Drusilla PRESBURY about 1728.

occ. clergyman
edu. Harvard 1759

Drusilla PRESBURY [Parents] was born 1 in 1708 in Edgartown, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 14 Mar 1763 in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Drusilla married 3 Thomas WEST about 1728.


William JOHNSON [Parents] was christened 1, 2 on 22 Mar 1629 in Saint George, Canterbury, Kent, England, United Kingdom. He died 3 on 22 May 1704 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. William married 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Esther WISWALL on 16 May 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

WILLIAM  JOHNSON (Capt. Edward1). baptized Mar. 22, 1628-9, in Canterbury, England, married, May 16, 1655, Esther, or Hester, daughter of Elder Thomas Wiswall of Dorchester and Newton. She died Dec. 27, 1707. He attained to high civic office. was one of the magistrates or assistants of the Colony, and a military officer of the several ranks from ensign to major. He resisted, at the risk of imprisonment, the spirit of royal aggression in the days of Andros. He commanded, until superseded by an officer deputed by the government, a detachment of about 300 men, assembled in arms at Billerica on the night of Aug. 23. 1695, because of the killing or capture of fifteen persons by the Indians at that place. A. thorough search of the country to the northward by this detachment, with William Johnson as second in command, failed to discover the enemy anywhere in force, and the  men who had assembled from Woburn and its neighboring towns were dismissed. He was the second recorder or clerk of the town, amid held many town offices. His career may be carefully traced in the records.* He died May 22. 1704, in Woburn. His will, dated Mar 10, 1695, probated Sept. 11, 1704, names wife Esther ; sons, William, Edward, Ebenezer, Benjamin, Josiah, and Joseph; daughters. Esther Wyman, and Susanua and Abigail Johnson; his son William's wife, and her father Gardner; grandchildren, William. eldest son of his son William Benjamin and Noah, sons of his son William: Edward, son of his son Edward; the twins of his son Ebenezer: his daughter Esther Wyman's four daughters and her son Seth Wyman; Esther, Mary, and Hannah, daughters of his son William; his son Ebenezer's two daughters; his son Edward's three daughters, and his son Edward's second son.

*Compare Hard's Hist. of Middx. Co., i., 352, 378.

Printed from NEHG Register, Volume 59, January 1905, New England Historic Genealogical Society & Broderbund Software, Inc., Banner Blue Division, March 10, 2001

Esther WISWALL [Parents] was born 1 in 1635 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She was christened in 1635 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2, 3 on 27 Dec 1707 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Esther married 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 William JOHNSON on 16 May 1655 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: "The Wiswald Genealogy" by Joseph M. Wiswald 1961

They had the following children.

  M i William JOHNSON was born on 26 Feb 1656. He died on 10 Jan 1729/1730.
  M ii Edward JOHNSON was born on 19 Mar 1658. He died on 22 May 1704.
  M iii Ebenezer JOHNSON was born on 29 Mar 1660. He died on 17 Mar 1737.
  F iv Ester JOHNSON was born on 13 Apr 1662. She died on 31 Mar 1742.
  M v
Joseph JOHNSON was born 1, 2 on 14 Jun 1664 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M vi Benjamin JOHNSON was born on 15 Oct 1666. He died on 22 Apr 1733.
  M vii Josiah JOHNSON was born on 15 Jan 1669. He died on 16 Dec 1739.
  F viii Susanna JOHNSON was born on 29 Jun 1671.
  F ix Abigail JOHNSON was born on 4 Oct 1674. She died before 26 Jan 1774.

Richard GARDNER [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 about 1619 in Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died 3, 4, 5 on 29 May 1698 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 6, 7, 8 Anna ROLFE on 18 Oct 1651 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Richard, yeoman, not the son of Thomas of Salem. Woburn, propr. 1648. He deposed in 1658, ae. about 39 years. Bought lands of Thos Broughton in 1658. Rem, to Charleston. Bought land in 1676. He m. Oct. 18, 1651, Anna Blanchard. Ch. John b. Aug. 14, 1652, Anna b. Jan, 17, 1654, Benjamin b. Dec. 26. 1656, Henry b. Feb. 12, 1657, Esther b. Oct. 15, 1659. Ruth b. April, 1661. He gave security 5 (2) 1653, to pay £ 108 to the 2 children his wife had by her former husband.

He d. May 29, 1698, ae. 79 years. Will dated March 15, 1696-7. prob. June 6, 1698, beq. to only son Henry; to his son John: to the ch. of daus. Hannah Coddlngton, Ruth Gypson. (Ruth and Anna); daus. Hester, Abigall, Rebecca and Mehitabel; gr. sons Benjamin Johnson. son to dau. Hester, John Whitmore, son to dau. Rebecca, John Connett, son of dau. Mehitabel, Richard and Simon Thompson. sons of dau. Abigall; Maj. William Johnson and pastor, Mr. Jabez Fox. Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991

Richard Gardner's will:
In the Name of God, Amen

I Richard Gardner of ye Town of Charlestown in ye County of Middlesex in his Majestyes Province of ye Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman being stricken in years & not knowing how soon God may put an ‘end to my Dayes Willing to set mine house in order before I dye, Being at this present of perfect memory and sound minde, doe make, ordain g Constitute this writeing my last will ~ Testament, hereby Revoking and Renouncing all former wills by me made,ye which let no man alter or change______

Inprime
I doe freely Resigne up my soul to God who gave it: ~ to Jesus Christ who Redeemed it,& to ye holy spirit of God my Santifyer hopeing g firmely believing yt though at death my Soule & Body being dissolve,ye worms shall destroy my Body,yet it shall be raised again, g reunited to my soule, through ye merits g Resurrection of Christ my Saviour to a full enjoyment of God to all eternity.

2. I committ my Body to ye Earth,there to be decently Buried at ye discretion of my Exectrs ~ Overseers afterward named, g after my Just Debts & funerall Charges are defrayed the Rest of my temporall estate wch God hath been pleased to bestow upon me, I give ~ Bequeath as followeth; -________(viz)

1. I give to my only sonn Henry all my farrne,ye house wherein I now live with all my outhouseing adjacent, & all ye land thereunto Belonging,within ye Bounds of Charlestowne, as also ye woodlot which by exchange I had of Samuel Blogget senr of Woburn & all my moveable estate paying such legacyes afterward in this my will,according to what shall be expressed therein.

2. I give to John Gardner sonn to my sonn Henry, all yt parcell of land which I purchased
of Mr.Broughtonn which was formerly Squaw Sachem' s gift to Mr.Increafe Nowel. ______

3. I give to the Children of my Daughter Hannah Coddington Besides what she hath Received in her lifetime forty pounds in or as mony to be payd in four yeares after my Decease by my Executors.

4. I give to the two Children of my Daughter Ruth Gypson (viz) Ruth & Anna besides what I have formerly given in a deed of gift to yr ffather as his wife's portion five pounds to be payd by my Executors & to be equally Divided between them when they come to ye full age of Eighteen years.

5. I give to my four Daughters Hester,Abigail,Rebeckah, & Mehitabell yet surviving,fourscore pounds Each of ym only what each of them have Received allready,is to be Reckened a part of the same & the Remaines to be payd to Each of them as followeth: viz:

1. To My Grandson Richard Thompson sonn of my Daughter Abigail, I give the Hithermost of my two Lotts on the Northside of Maple-Meadow R & to my Grandson Symond Thompson Brother to ye sd Richard I give the other Lott on ye North side of Maple-Meadow River, and also my lott on ye plain on this side that River.

2. To Benjamin Johnson,sonn to my Daughter Hester I give Tenn A. of Plowland in ye
Greatfield,joyning to the land of Lieut. James Converse on the South & Westside of it,as
also a Lott of Land above Breakneck hill on Bilrica Road.

3. To John Whittmore sonn to my Daughter Rebeckah I give Tenn Acres of land lying next to ye Tenn Acres above-mentioned, from the Bank down to the pond; and a lott of Land lying above Lieut Edward Johnsons to the Righthand of that highway.

4. I give to my two Grandsonns Benjamin Johnson & John Whitmore abovesd all my land and Woodland,lying on the side of Horn Pond Hill quite home to my old House plott in Woburn.

5. I give to John Connett sonn to my Daughter Mehittabel all that inclosure in Woburn where my Old house was; & my Swamp & upland at simple bridge, also my woodland at Wood bridge & a little Lott by Powell's lott.

6. I give all my meadow-land at Great meadow & Round meadow to the abesd Benjamin Johnson,John Whitmore' & John Connett to Be divided between them ___________Furthermore my will is yt-:

7. if what I have given to any of my four Daughters and their children above-mentioned, included upon a true valluation of the lands above sd amount (with what they have received) to more than ye sumxu of fourscore pounds willed you,they shall Respend so much to ye Rest who shall fall Short of ye full Sume as above & if there be not still enough in ye hands to doe it it shall be made up to them by my Executors. But if what I have given you be more than their Equall shares ye over-plus shall be equally divided amongst them.

8. I give to ye Children abovsd of my four Daughters abovsd Equal shares in my Two Woodlotts,ye one Ranging from ye Top of Turkey Hill to Cambridge line & ye other lying above John Johnson's Saw mill yt was Samuel Blogget Senr one ye westside & Lieut Mathew Johnson on ye Eastside yrof.

9. I give my Woodlott at Bulleamdow Brook to my sonn Henry & to the children of my four Daughters abovementioned to Each an Equal share thereof.

10. My will is yt ye parents of sd Children to whome I have willed sd Lands as above shall be
possessed of sd land till sd Children come of age & within two years after my decease.

11. My will is In case anyone or more of ye Children abovesd of my four daughters aforsd shall dye in their nonage yt theire share willed to him or them shall come to ye Naturall brothers & sisters born of my sd Daughters. Moreover if Benjamin possessing should incline to sell ye Tenn Acres in ye Great Field,my sonn Henry shall have the first profer of it.


12. I give unto my four Daughters Hester,Abigail,Rebeckah & Mehitabell All my Right of Title for thefe Lands called Cook's ffarme, to Each an Equall share yrin to them & their heires forever Thefe four onely thefe same ones bearing an equall share of all the charges of it hath consrd or may be for Recording the Same.Excepting only my Right in ye will which I give to my sonn Henry.

13. Moreover I doe hereby make constitute & appoynt my sonn Henry sole Executor of this my Will.

Finally, I design my Trusty & Loveing friends Major William Johnson Esq & my Reverend Pastor Mr.Jabez Fox Overfeers of this my will. To Each of whome as a Token of my love I doe give five pounds. To whome likewise if any differences should arise among any concerned in this my will About the true meaning & intent yrof I give full power to determine & issue the same wishing my children & grandchildren to be advised by you in any difficultyes & Charging you all as a Father to live in peace & love 6 in ye obedience to all God's commands that it may be well with them forever. I Bid you Farewell.

Richard Gardner

Signed sealed and acknowledged in ye presence of us

Andrew Innicum
Sarah Green
The mark of Hannah Richardson

Charlestowne June 6th 1698 Bye Honble James Russell Esqr Andrew Innicum Sarah Green Hannah Richardson Wittneffes

Subscribed personally appearing made oath yt they were personally present and saw ye subscriber Richard Gardner Deced Sign & Seal & heard him publish and Declare all ye within written Contained in ye Two pages to be his last will & Testament and yt when he so did he was of good understanding & of disposing minde.

Samll Phipps Regr J.A.Russell

DEATH: "MEMENTO MORI." " FUGIT HORA."
" Here lyes y' body of Richard Gardner aged about 79 years died May 29 1698." Richard Gardner came from county Surrey, Eng ; settled in Woburn, and married Anna Blanchard, of Acton, Oct. 18, 1651. (Vide Sewall's History, 614, 615.)

Anna ROLFE [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1626 in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. Anna married 3, 4, 5 Richard GARDNER on 18 Oct 1651 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Surname also Blanchard. Had two children from previous marriage.
Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991

Marriage Notes:

MARRIAGE: Anna Blanchard and Anna Rolfe are the same person.

They had the following children.

  M i
John GARDNER was born 1, 2, 3 on 14 Aug 1652 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 before 1697 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991
  F ii Hannah GARDNER was born on 17 Jan 1655. She died on 20 Sep 1690.
  M iii
Benjamin GARDNER was born 1, 2 on 26 Dec 1656 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 before 1697 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991
  M iv Henry GARDNER was born on 12 Feb 1658. He died on 20 Feb 1713/1714.
  F v Esther GARDNER was born on 15 Oct 1659. She died on 17 Dec 1706.
  F vi
Ruth GARDNER was born 1, 2, 3 on 1 Apr 1661 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source:"The Pioneers of Massachusetts" by Charles Henry Pope FHL book area US/CAN 974.4 D3p 1991
  F vii Abigail GARDNER.
  F viii Rebecca GARDNER was born in 1667. She died on 5 Jun 1709.
  F ix Mehitable GARDNER was born about 1669.

Edward JOHNSON [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 19 Mar 1658 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened on 19 Mar 1658 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 22 May 1704 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Edward married Esther GARDNER on 12 Jan 1687 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WALKER, Sarah
GARDNER, Abigail

Esther GARDNER [Parents] was born 1, 2, 3 on 15 Oct 1659 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died 4, 5 on 17 Dec 1706 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Esther married Edward JOHNSON on 12 Jan 1687 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
JOHNSON, William

DEATH: " Here lyes y body of Esther Johnson wife to William Johnson who departed this life December y 17tb 1706 in y 48th year of her ag'e."
Esther (Gardner) Johnson, wife of William Johnson, son of Major William Johnson, and nephew of Lieut. Matthew Johnson (epitaph 16). She was daughter of Richard (epitaph 21) and Anna (Blanchard) Gard- ner, and was born Oct. 15, 1C59. (Vide Sewall's History, 168, 615.)


Joseph DAVIS. Joseph married 1 Hannah JOHNSON on 24 May 1722.

Hannah JOHNSON [Parents] was born about 1693 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 1 Joseph DAVIS on 24 May 1722.


Benjamin JOHNSON [Parents] 1 was born about 1696 in Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 23 Jan 1771. Benjamin married Rebecca.

Rebecca. Rebecca married Benjamin JOHNSON.

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