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


Eleazer WARD [Parents] was born 1 on 26 Feb 1672 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 18 Jan 1731 in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Eleazer married Deliverance TROWBRIDGE in 1707 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Deliverance TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born 1 on 30 Dec 1679 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Deliverance married Eleazer WARD in 1707 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


James TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born 1 on 20 Sep 1682 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 21 May 1714 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. James married Hannah BACON on 6 Jan 1709 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

BIRTH: No date given

Hannah BACON. Hannah married James TROWBRIDGE on 6 Jan 1709 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Surname may be Jackson


James GREENWOOD. James married Abigail TROWBRIDGE on 5 Jan 1715 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born on 11 Apr 1687 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 12 Apr 1771. Abigail married James GREENWOOD on 5 Jan 1715 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
CHENEY, Joseph


Joseph CHENEY. Joseph married Abigail TROWBRIDGE.

Abigail TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born on 11 Apr 1687 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 12 Apr 1771. Abigail married Joseph CHENEY.

Other marriages:
GREENWOOD, James


Caleb TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born 1 on 7 Nov 1692 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Sep 1760 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Caleb married Sarah OLIVER on 10 Mar 1715 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
WALTER, Hannah

Sarah OLIVER. Sarah married Caleb TROWBRIDGE on 10 Mar 1715 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Caleb TROWBRIDGE [Parents] was born 1 on 7 Nov 1692 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 19 Sep 1760 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Caleb married Hannah WALTER.

Other marriages:
OLIVER, Sarah

Hannah WALTER. Hannah married Caleb TROWBRIDGE.


John WARD [Parents] was born 1 in 1626 in England, United Kingdom. He died on 2 Jul 1708 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried on 8 Jul 1708 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2 Hannah JACKSON in 1650 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Extracted Birth from Sudbury, Middlesex, MA. Vital Records. Film #0185455 (no date given)
Source: Library of Congress "The Ward Family" page 175-178

He was the oldest son of William Ward, an early settler of Sudbury, where he had lands granted him, 1640.  He m. Hannah, dr. of Edward Jackson, Sen., about 1650; she was born in London, 1631, bap. May 1, 1934.  He was a turner, and settled in the E. part of the village. His f. in law, Edward Jackson, Sen., conveyed "to him and his w. Hannah, all that tract of land where they have entered and builded their dwelling house, about forty-five acres."  Highway N., land of John Jackson E., highway to Goodman Hammond's s., and Capt. Thomas Jackson E., highway to Goodman Hammond's s., and Capt. Thomas Prentice W. Whitnesses, John Jackson and John Spring; this deed was not acknowledged until fourteen years after its date.  Upon this tract stood the venerable Garrison house, supposed to have been built by him; it was taken down in 1821, having stood about one hundred and seventy years, and sheltered seven generations.  He was chosen one of the first board of Selectmen, at the organization of the Town, Aug. 27, 1679, and continued to hold that office nine years.  He was their first Representative to the General Court, after the organization of the Town, and served eight years in that office, commencing in 1689, being the first year after Gov. Andros was deposed, and William and Mary proclaimed King and Queen.  The session lasted fifty-four days, and the Town voted him one shilling and sixpence per day, for his services.  By subsequent purchases of land, he increased his forty-five acres to about five hundred acres, which he distributed among his sons, by deed of gift, in 1701, seven years previous to his decease.   Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

BIRTH: Record in Newton, Mass.

Hannah JACKSON [Parents] was christened 1 on 1 May 1634 in St Mary's, Whitechapel, London, England, United Kingdom. She died 2 on 27 Apr 1704 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried on 27 Apr 1704 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 3 John WARD in 1650 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Hannah WARD was born in 1651. She died in 1686/1687.
  M ii
Edward JACKSON was born on 15 Dec 1652.
  M iii
John WARD was born 1 on 26 Jan 1653 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Rebecca WARD was born 1 on 15 Jun 1655 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  M v John WARD was born on 8 Mar 1658. He died on 5 Jun 1727.
  F vi Elizabeth WARD was born on 18 Jun 1660.
  F vii Deborah WARD was born on 19 Jul 1662.
  M viii William WARD was born on 19 Nov 1664. He died on 23 Jan 1752.
  M ix Richard WARD was born on 15 Nov 1666.
  F x Mercy WARD was born on 27 Jan 1668. She died on 18 Dec 1700.
  M xi Edward WARD was born on 13 Mar 1671. He died in Jan 1749.
  M xii Eleazer WARD was born on 26 Feb 1672. He died on 18 Jan 1731.
  M xiii Jonathan WARD was born on 22 Apr 1674. He died on 16 Jul 1723.
  F xiv
Hannah WARD was born about 1676.
  M xv Joseph WARD was born on 15 Nov 1677.

John SPRING Jr [Parents] 1, 2 was born in 1630 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 18 May 1717 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4, 5 Hannah BARSHAM on 19 Dec 1656 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Cambridge or Newton (same place)
Lieut. John Spring came to this country with his parents, in the ship Elizabeth., William Andrews, Master, in 1634, (then four years old,) with two brothers, Henry and William, and one sister, Mary.  Henry took the homestead at Wat. - John removed to Camb. Village, about the time of the ordination of its first Minister.  His bro. William went to Barbadoes, and d. there, leaving a s. John, who was here when his father William d. in Barbadoes, about 1695, then eighteen years old. On hearing of the death of his father, he chose his uncle John, of Cam. Village, his guardian; made his will, dated 1698, giving all his estate to Jonathan Green, carpenter, of the Village, and appointed him his executor, and sailed for Barbadoes, to obtain the portion of goods that had fallen to him, by the death of his father.  His will says that, he "gave his estate to Green, in token of his gratitude to him, for his kindness and care, in his straits and difficulties, &c., in which others, of whom he might have expected help, deserted him, &c., from which we may infer that Green loaned him money, - and he made him the executor of his will, as the only security he could give him, in case of his loss at sea.  He prob. did not return to this country.
Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson

Hannah BARSHAM [Parents] was born 1 on 7 Jan 1637 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 18 Jul 1710 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She was buried in Jul 1710 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Hannah married 2, 3, 4 John SPRING Jr on 19 Dec 1656 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Source: "History of Newton Massachusetts" by Francis Jackson

They had the following children.

  F i Hannah SPRING was born on 1 Oct 1657.
  F ii Mary SPRING was born on 10 Jun 1659. She died on 30 Apr 1731.
  F iii
Susanna SPRING was born on 16 Apr 1661 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F iv
Sarah SPRING was born on 6 Feb 1662/1663 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F v
Rebecca SPRING was born on 18 Feb 1664/1665 in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.
  F vi Abigail SPRING was born on 20 Feb 1667. She died on 29 May 1742.
  F vii
Mercy SPRING was born in Feb 1672/1673 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Cambridge and Newton are the same place
  F viii Elizabeth SPRING was born on 7 Apr 1675.
  M ix John SPRING was born in 1678. He died on 5 May 1754.

Joshua FULLER [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 16 Feb 1654 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 27 Jun 1752 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joshua married 5, 6 Elizabeth WARD on 7 May 1679 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
GRIGGS, Hannah
BUCKMINSTER, Mary

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson

19 Jul 1742 to Mary Buckminster, widow of
Dana, in her 88th year. Last 2 marriages were in Newton,MA.


Hannah (Griggs) Raynsford married Joshua Fuller by 1697 when the first of their three known daughters was born, On 2 Oct. 1706 Joshua Fuller of Cambridge conveyed to his "loving brother, Jeremiah Fuller of Newton," for £60, land "of our hon'd father John Fuller, late of Newtown, dec'd.," and Hannah Fuller surrendered her dower right (witnessed by Joseph Fuller and John Staples, recorded 30 June 1712, Middlesex Deeds, 16:216). Hannah also joined in two deeds Joshua Fuller made 18 Feb. 1714/5 to Benjamin Dana of Cambridge (both recorded 13 April 1722, ibid., 22:60, 66), and in one made 6 Sept. 1716 to Gershom Beals of Newton (recorded 14 Sept. 1720, ibid., 21:186). On 19 April 1706 Joshua Fuller and Hannah his wife and Edward Raynsford and Abigail his wife, all of New Cambridge, Middlesex Co., deeded to Deborah Man of Boston, widow, for £62-10s. land "at the end of Boston" bound east on land formerly belonging to Elder Edward Raynsford, dec d., and northwest on land of the widow Silence Eliot. Joshua and Hannah Fuller (she signed by mark) acknowledged 19 Sept. 1706 while Edward and Abigail Raynsford acknowledged 24 April 1707. On 12 Oct. 1712 Edward and David Raynsford of Newton, weavers, sold Henry Wright of Boston, bricklayer, for £110, land in the south end of Boston bound on Essex Street, and lands late of Edward Taylor, dec d., Joseph Elliot, dec d., and Solomon Raynsford, dec d. Edward s wife Abigail relinquished her dower rights, and all acknowledged same date (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 23:115, 26:253).

Joshua Fuller married at Cambridge, 19 July 1742, as his third wife Mary Buckminster. The entry notes that Joshua was in his 88th year, his bride in her 75th year, and that she was then widow of Benjamin Dana (Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 [Boston, 1914-1915], 2:154). Joshua's death is recorded at Newton, 27 June 1752,aged 98 (Newton VRs, 449). Priscilla R. Ritter and Thelma Fleishman's, Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779: A Biographical Directory (Boston, 1982), 36-37, fails to include Hannah among the wives of this Joshua Fuller, though she is so noted by Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, and Paige, History of Cambridge.
The will of Joshua Fuller of Cambridge, yeoman, made 15 Jan. 1741/2, left £5 each to Elezr. Ward, Jonathan Shepard, Nath ll Shepard, Joshua Child and Joshua Gearfield "whom I brought up & lived with me," 40 shillings each to Nath ll. Pond, Isaac Danee, and Jonathan Morse "who lived with me" (all to be paid in bills of credit), left "to Edward Ransford a Copper Kettle, & to David Ransford a Silver cup which they each of them have already Received," and directed the balance of his estate be divided in equal shares, one each to "my beloved Children & Grandchildren hereafter named, viz., my daughters Elizabeth Allen, Hannah Cook, Experience Child, Abigail Gearfield and Ruth Chennery, and to the surviving children of my beloved daughter Sarah Parke. also my grandchild Eliz h. Cady the daughter of my beloved daughter Mercy Cady, dec d." He named Samuel Jackson, Esq., of Newton and "my sons-in-law Stephen Cook & Joseph Gearfield" as executors, but on 3 Dec. 1742 substituted Thomas Sparrowhawk, Esq., "instead of Sam Il. Jackson, Esq., this day dec d." (Middlesex Co. Probate #8765).

Elizabeth WARD [Parents] was born 1 on 18 Jun 1660 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Elizabeth married 2, 3 Joshua FULLER on 7 May 1679 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson

They had the following children.

  F i
Elizabeth FULLER was born on 22 Feb 1680 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson
  F ii
Hannah FULLER was born on 8 Jul 1682 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson
  F iii
Experience FULLER was born on 5 Nov 1685 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson
  F iv
Mercy FULLER was born on 11 Mar 1689 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson

Joshua FULLER [Parents] 1, 2 was born 3 on 16 Feb 1654 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. He died 4 on 27 Jun 1752 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Joshua married Mary BUCKMINSTER on 19 Jul 1742 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
GRIGGS, Hannah
WARD, Elizabeth

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson

19 Jul 1742 to Mary Buckminster, widow of
Dana, in her 88th year. Last 2 marriages were in Newton,MA.


Hannah (Griggs) Raynsford married Joshua Fuller by 1697 when the first of their three known daughters was born, On 2 Oct. 1706 Joshua Fuller of Cambridge conveyed to his "loving brother, Jeremiah Fuller of Newton," for £60, land "of our hon'd father John Fuller, late of Newtown, dec'd.," and Hannah Fuller surrendered her dower right (witnessed by Joseph Fuller and John Staples, recorded 30 June 1712, Middlesex Deeds, 16:216). Hannah also joined in two deeds Joshua Fuller made 18 Feb. 1714/5 to Benjamin Dana of Cambridge (both recorded 13 April 1722, ibid., 22:60, 66), and in one made 6 Sept. 1716 to Gershom Beals of Newton (recorded 14 Sept. 1720, ibid., 21:186). On 19 April 1706 Joshua Fuller and Hannah his wife and Edward Raynsford and Abigail his wife, all of New Cambridge, Middlesex Co., deeded to Deborah Man of Boston, widow, for £62-10s. land "at the end of Boston" bound east on land formerly belonging to Elder Edward Raynsford, dec d., and northwest on land of the widow Silence Eliot. Joshua and Hannah Fuller (she signed by mark) acknowledged 19 Sept. 1706 while Edward and Abigail Raynsford acknowledged 24 April 1707. On 12 Oct. 1712 Edward and David Raynsford of Newton, weavers, sold Henry Wright of Boston, bricklayer, for £110, land in the south end of Boston bound on Essex Street, and lands late of Edward Taylor, dec d., Joseph Elliot, dec d., and Solomon Raynsford, dec d. Edward s wife Abigail relinquished her dower rights, and all acknowledged same date (Suffolk Co. Deeds, 23:115, 26:253).

Joshua Fuller married at Cambridge, 19 July 1742, as his third wife Mary Buckminster. The entry notes that Joshua was in his 88th year, his bride in her 75th year, and that she was then widow of Benjamin Dana (Vital Records of Cambridge, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850 [Boston, 1914-1915], 2:154). Joshua's death is recorded at Newton, 27 June 1752,aged 98 (Newton VRs, 449). Priscilla R. Ritter and Thelma Fleishman's, Newton, Massachusetts, 1679-1779: A Biographical Directory (Boston, 1982), 36-37, fails to include Hannah among the wives of this Joshua Fuller, though she is so noted by Savage, Genealogical Dictionary, and Paige, History of Cambridge.
The will of Joshua Fuller of Cambridge, yeoman, made 15 Jan. 1741/2, left £5 each to Elezr. Ward, Jonathan Shepard, Nath ll Shepard, Joshua Child and Joshua Gearfield "whom I brought up & lived with me," 40 shillings each to Nath ll. Pond, Isaac Danee, and Jonathan Morse "who lived with me" (all to be paid in bills of credit), left "to Edward Ransford a Copper Kettle, & to David Ransford a Silver cup which they each of them have already Received," and directed the balance of his estate be divided in equal shares, one each to "my beloved Children & Grandchildren hereafter named, viz., my daughters Elizabeth Allen, Hannah Cook, Experience Child, Abigail Gearfield and Ruth Chennery, and to the surviving children of my beloved daughter Sarah Parke. also my grandchild Eliz h. Cady the daughter of my beloved daughter Mercy Cady, dec d." He named Samuel Jackson, Esq., of Newton and "my sons-in-law Stephen Cook & Joseph Gearfield" as executors, but on 3 Dec. 1742 substituted Thomas Sparrowhawk, Esq., "instead of Sam Il. Jackson, Esq., this day dec d." (Middlesex Co. Probate #8765).

Mary BUCKMINSTER was born about 1667. Mary married Joshua FULLER on 19 Jul 1742 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Source: History of Newton Massachussets, by Francis Jackson

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