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


John GRIGGS [Parents]-892 was born 1 in 1622 in Boxted, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. He died 2 on 23 Jan 1691/1692 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3, 4, 5, 6 (MRIN:621) Mary PATTEN-893 on 11 Nov 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

John, b. Ca. 1622, d. in Roxbury, 23 Jan. 1691/2 (Vital Records of Roxbury, Mass., vol. 2, p. 540; mar. there, 11 Nov. 1662 (ibid.. p. 182). MARY PATTIN, daughter of William and Mary, b. ca. 1638, d. after 1674: issue 4 children.

Mary PATTEN [Parents] 1-893 was born in BET 1632 AND 1634 in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1674 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Mary married 2, 3, 4, 5 (MRIN:621) John GRIGGS-892 on 11 Nov 1652 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.


Cambridge or Newton (same place)

They had the following children.

  M i
John GRIGGS-894 was born on 10 Aug 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He was christened 1 on 10 Aug 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  M ii John GRIGGS-895 was christened on 27 Mar 1658/1659. He died in 1723.
  F iii Mary GRIGGS-896 was christened on 27 Jan 1658/1659.
  F iv Hannah GRIGGS-614 was born on 23 Oct 1659. She died on 28 Nov 1739.
  F v Abigail GRIGGS-897 was christened on 22 Sep 1661. She died on 28 Jan 1714/1715.
  vi
GRIGGS-898 was born 1 about 1663 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. GRIGGS died 2 on 21 Jul 1663.
  M vii
George GRIGGS-899 was christened 1 on 18 Jul 1664 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 10 Jan 1724/1725 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.
  F viii Sarah GRIGGS-900 was born on 9 Aug 1666. She died on 15 Nov 1738.
  M ix James GRIGGS-901 was christened on 17 Dec 1671. He died in 1752.
  F x
Ruth GRIGGS-902 was christened 1 on 27 May 1673 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 on 28 Sep 1673.

Joseph GARFIELD-2045. Joseph married 1 (MRIN:622) Abigail FULLER-615 on 3 Dec 1718 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

Abigail FULLER [Parents]-615 was born 1 about 1697 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 23 Apr 1774. Abigail married 2 (MRIN:622) Joseph GARFIELD-2045 on 3 Dec 1718 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.


Ebenezer CHINERY-2046. Ebenezer married (MRIN:623) Ruth FULLER-617 in 1721.

Ruth FULLER [Parents]-617 was born 1 on 14 Nov 1702 in Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Ruth married (MRIN:623) Ebenezer CHINERY-2046 in 1721.


Edmund FREEMAN Jr [Parents] [scrapbook]-619 was christened 1, 2 on 26 Nov 1620 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died on 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He was buried on 8 Apr 1673 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Edmund married 3, 4 (MRIN:624) Rebecca PRENCE-4266 on 22 Apr 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Other marriages:
PERRY, Margaret

Edmund FREEMAN bapt. 26 Nov 1620 St. Mary's, Pulborough Essex England; married: (1) 22 Apr 1646 Rebecca PRENCE (2) 18 Jul 1651 Margaret PERRY in Sandwich MA; died: 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich MA; buried at Plymouth MA; Son of Edmund FREEMAN and Elizabeth

Children with Rebecca PRENCE:
1. Patience - 2. Rebecca b. (Sandwich MA)
with Margaret PERRY:
3. Margaret b. 2 Oct 1652 - 4. Edmund b. 5 Oct 1655 in Sandwich MA m. bef 1683 Sarah in Sandwich MA d. 18 May 1720 in Sandwich MA - 5. Alice b. 29 Mar 1658 (Sandwich MA) - 6. Rachel b. 4 Sep 1659 (Sandwich MA) m. John LANDERS - 7.
Sarah b. 6 Feb 1662 (Sandwich MA) m. 6 Jan 1695 Richard LANDERS - 8. Deborah b. 9 Aug 1665 (Sandwich MA) m. Thomas LANDERS

The Sandwich vital records record both marriages: "Edmond ffreeman jru & Rebecca Prence marryed the xxiith of Aprill 1646 ... Edmond ffreman juniour and Margaret Perry wer maried the 18th of July Anno.Dom 1651". Edmond served as a Deputy to the General Court in 1669 and was prominent in local affairs.

Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman - 1875; Sandwich MA Vital Records; Our Family Museum: A Collection of Family History Notes

Marriage Source: FHL Number 775836 "Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

Rebecca PRENCE 1-4266 was born 2 on 22 May 1627 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Rebecca married 3, 4 (MRIN:624) Edmund FREEMAN Jr-619 on 22 Apr 1646 in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

They had the following children.

  F i Patience FREEMAN-4776 was born about 1647. She died on 16 Apr 1738.
  F ii Rebecca FREEMAN-4777 was born about 1649. She died on 16 Apr 1738.

Edmond FREEMAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1-903 was christened 2, 3 on 25 Jul 1596 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He died 4 on 21 Jun 1682 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Edmond married 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 (MRIN:625) Bennet HODSOLL-904 on 26 Jun 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

Other marriages:
RAYNIER, Elizabeth

Mentioned in his mother's will. Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Bowyer 56.

Twenty-two coats of Arms are registered to the Freeman name in Great Britain and Ireland, but only two came to America. The one in this file is the one that Edmond brought with him to Lynn in 1635. The motto is "Liber et Audax" , "Free and Bold"
Source: FHL US/CAN book area 929.273 A1 No.4583

Edmund FREEMAN bapt 25 Jul 1596 in St. Mary's, Pulborough, Sussex, England; married: 13 Oct 1617 Bennett Hodsoll (had 6 children, two died early; died in 1630); secound marrige to an Elizabeth Raymen or Raymond or Raynier August 10, 1632 at Cowfold, Shipley, Sussex and had four children with them, Alice 17, Edmund Jr. 15, Elizabeth 12, and John 8 (ages in 1635 when embarked on the Abigail and a fifth child, Mary, may have been born in Mass. or adopted); died: 1682 "age 92" in Sandwich MA; will dated 21 Jun 1682, proved 2 Nov 1682; Son of Edmond FREEMAN and Alice COLES.
Edmond - remained in Sandwich all his life, suported good causes such as rebuilding the mill and meeting house, oppossed persecution of the Quakers, died 1682 the of the Ten Men of Saugus.

Sources: Sandwich A Cape Cod Town by R.A. Lovell, Jr. 3rd edition and the Cowfold, Shipley, Sussex, Enland church records.

Children:  1 Alice b. 1618 (England ae 17 on Abigail - 1635) bapt 4 Apr 1619 (St. Mary's Essex Eng) m. 24 Nov 1639 Deacon William PADDY d. 24 Apr 1651 - 2. Edmund bapt. 26 Nov 1620 in St. Mary's, Pulborough, Essex England m. 18 Jul 1651 Margaret PERRY in Sandwich MA d. 29 Mar 1673 in Sandwich MA - 3. Bennett bapt 20 Jan 1621 d. 1633 - 4. Elizabeth b.  1623 (England ae 12 on the Abigail - 1635) bapt. 11 Apr 1624 m. John ELLIS - 5. John b. 1627 (28 Jan 1626) (England ae 8 on the Abigail 1635) m. 13 Feb 1649 Mercy PRENCE d. 28 Oct 1719 (Eastham MA) - 6. Nathaniel bapt 2 Sep 1629 d. 1629 - 7. Mary b. aft 1635 (MA) 1653 Edward PERRY

Indisputably Edmund helped to establish the wonderful Cape Cod town of Sandwich MA in what is now Barnstable County. He migrated from England aboard the Abigail in 1635 where the ship's manifest list him as age 45 and travelling with his wife Elizabeth and children Alice (age 17), Edmund (age 15), Elizabeth (age 12) and John (age 8). The family first went to what is now Lynn where he is recorded in in 1635. He also appeared in Plymouth (where he was made a freeman 2 Jan 1637) and in Duxbury records before finally moving to Sandwich (his grant for the settlement of Sandwich was given by the king and was dated 3 Apr 1637). He was the first English settler on Cape Cod and served as assistant governor to the Colonial Governor (William Bradford) seven consecutive terms beginning in 1640. Other public offices that he was known to have held included membership on the Council of War in 1642 and Deputy to the General Court in 1646. His two sons who survived to manhood both married daughters of Governor Thomas PRENCE (who's wife was Mayflower daughter Patience BREWSTER). The Tolland & Windham book says that he "continued to hold public office and exert a wide influence up to the time of his death" and that he was "buried on his own land on the hill at the rear of his dwelling".

Sources: Tolland and Windham Counties, Connecticut- Biographies - 1903; Freeman Genealogy in Three Parts by Frederick Freeman - 1875; Sandwich MA Vital Records; Our Family Museum: A Collection of Family History Notes

Edmond was generally recognized as disfavoring the church and legislative censure and coercion of the Quakers. He was said to have sympathized with them, and that his views were too liberal for the times. Edmond, after having been a Maglstrate or assistant to the Governor for several years, was permanently dropped at the next election, and some said it was because of his theological tolerance.

It was in the year 1658 that the "Monthly Meeting" of the Quakers was established at Sandwich. Public opinion in this section in favor of the Quakers became so prevelant, and efforts to protect them from the harshness became so frequent that in June 1658 the Plymouth government appointed George Barlow as the state marshal for the locality. He was to coliect the fines and punish the offenders, but his unfairness only increased the resentment. Knowing the feelmg of the Freeman family toward the Quakers, George Barlow had the audacity to ask Edmond for aid in his duties, for which he received an indignant refusal. This prompted Barlow to make a complaint at court for which Edmond was fined ten shillings.

At one court in 1661 the fines amounted to 150 pounds for the attendance at Quaker meetings, and for refusing to take the oath of fidelity. One list of fines imposed upon nineteen Quakers in and a-round Sandwich for this period showed a total of 660 pounds, of which over 89 pounds was paid by Edward Perry. In March 1676 Edward Perry proclaimed that he had received a message from God, saying that the sufferings of New England were caused by general sin and by the persecution of the Quakers, and demanded that this message be published by the governments of Plymouth and Massachusetts.

Edmond's wife Elizabeth died on 14 February 1675-76 and was buried on the hill of the Freeman farm. It is said that Edmond and his sons placed a large stone which in shape resembled a pillion, as a monument for her grave Another, longer stone was placed nearby, which was similar in form to a saddle. These two large stones are known as "the saddle and pillion", and family tradition tells us that they reminded Edmond of the early years in Sandwich when he and Elizabeth traveled by horseback over the fields of their farm. Edmond Freeman died in 1682 and was buried beside Elizabeth and the longer stone, "the saddle", was placed over his grave.

At one time these graves were encircled by a stone fence, remnants of which were still visible in the late 1800's. The beautiful bronze tablets which are presently on these stone monuments were placed there on 22 August 1910 by members of the Freeman family, descendants of Edmond. The photographs of these monuments on page five are by courtesy of Stanley C. Freeman.

ref: Freeman Genealogy; Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines; Planters of the Commonwealth by Charles E.Banks
Source: "Freeman Families of Nova Scotia" FHL Book area US/CAN 929.271 F877f v.1

CHRISTENING: In the parish records the son and father's names were spelled "Edwarde".

Bennet HODSOLL [Parents] 1-904 was christened 2 on 23 Aug 1596 in All Saints Barking. London, England, United Kingdom. She was buried 3, 4, 5 on 12 Apr 1630 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. Bennet married 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (MRIN:625) Edmond FREEMAN-903 on 26 Jun 1617 in Cowfold, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

They had the following children.

  F i Alice FREEMAN-906 was christened on 4 Apr 1619. She died on 24 Apr 1651.
  M ii Edmund FREEMAN Jr-619 was christened on 26 Nov 1620. He died on 29 Mar 1673.
  F iii
Bennett FREEMAN 1-908 was christened 2 on 20 Jan 1621/1622 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. She died 3 in BET 28 NOV 1633 AND 13 JAN 1633/4 in England, United Kingdom.
  F iv Elizabeth FREEMAN-910 was christened on 11 Apr 1624. She died on 24 Jun 1692.
  M v Major John FREEMAN-912 was christened on 28 Jan 1626/1627. He died on 28 Oct 1719.
  M vi
Nathaniel FREEMAN [scrapbook]-914 was christened 1 on 2 Sep 1629 in Billingshurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. He was buried 2 on 12 Sep 1629 in Pulborough, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

John FISH-2047 was born 1 on 13 Apr 1651 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 on 8 Mar 1729/1730 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 3 (MRIN:626) Margaret FREEMAN-621 about 1678.

Margaret FREEMAN [Parents]-621 was born 1 on 2 Oct 1652 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died 2 after 9 Jun 1705 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Margaret married 3 (MRIN:626) John FISH-2047 about 1678.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


Isaac POPE-2048 was born 1 about 1664 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Isaac married 2 (MRIN:627) Alice FREEMAN-622 in 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Isaac had a will 3 on 19 Nov 1734 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Alice FREEMAN [Parents] 1-622 was born 2 on 29 Mar 1658 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died in 1755. Alice married 3 (MRIN:627) Isaac POPE-2048 in 1686 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


John LANDERS [scrapbook]-2049 was born 1 on 2 Jan 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 4 Mar 1737 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. John married 2 (MRIN:628) Rachel FREEMAN-623 about 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

John was also known as John Lounders.

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Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records
John Landers sen Died April the 15th Anno Domini 1737

Rachel FREEMAN [Parents]-623 was born 1, 2 on 4 Sep 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 7 Oct 1709. Rachel married 3 (MRIN:628) John LANDERS-2049 about 1686 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"


Richard LANDERS 1-2050 was born 2 about 1660 in of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 3 about 1750 in Massachusetts, United States. Richard married 4, 5 (MRIN:629) Sarah FREEMAN-624 on 6 Jan 1695/1696 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Sarah FREEMAN [Parents] 1-624 was born 2 on 6 Feb 1662 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 9 Feb 1732. Sarah married 3, 4 (MRIN:629) Richard LANDERS-2050 on 6 Jan 1695/1696 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"
Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records
[p 11] Richard Launders and Sarah Freeman were maryed by justice Skeffe the 6th day of january Anno 1695/6


Thomas LANDERS 1-2051 was born on 2 Jan 1653 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. He died 2 in 1730/1731 in of Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. Thomas married 3 (MRIN:630) Deborah FREEMAN-625 about 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

168 Sandwich, Mass., Vital Records
John Lander the sonn of Tho: Lander was Borne the seond of Jenuary AnO 1653

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Deborah FREEMAN [Parents] 1-625 was born 2 on 9 Aug 1665 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. She died 3 after 13 May 1732. Deborah married 4 (MRIN:630) Thomas LANDERS-2051 about 1688 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

Birth Source: FHL Number 775836+ " Civil Records for Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts"

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